Differences between going on Erasmus and going to study a career in Italy
It is certainly not the same to go to Italy for a school year than to study a full degree or do a specialization master there.
It can be said that going for a year of Erasmus is easier than studying a whole university degree. The Erasmus program is an agreement that allows you, during your undergraduate studies, to go to a foreign university for a semester or two. The agreements Erasmus often established between countries of the European Union, although there are also other countries in the list.
Therefore, if you want to go on Erasmus during a course in Italy, your Spanish university will manage it. And the most important thing is that you can validate the subjects you take abroad so as not to lose the school year . Undoubtedly, your year at an Italian university is something that you can reflect on your curriculum, but the one who will grant you the degree will be the Spanish university where you studied it.
On the other hand, if you decide to take the entire degree or a master’s degree at an Italian university, this entire school period will be managed in Italy. The form of access to the university changes from one country to another, here we have the well-known Selectividad (or EBAU). And for the (public) masters it is necessary to have previously studied a related degree in order to have access.
In Italy there are no general university entrance exams, but there are specific exams in many universities. Therefore, in addition to requesting a place at the Italian university you want to go to, you will have to pass the entrance exam just like any Italian. Likewise, being a foreigner, it is very likely that you will take a language test, since the vast majority of classes will be held in Italian.
Facade of the University of Rome La Sapienza.
In summary, going to study a degree or a master’s degree in Italy requires a greater knowledge of the Italian language and culture since at an academic level we will be like an Italian student who wants to do higher studies. However, when we go on Erasmus, we find classes adapted to foreign students and the important thing is your academic development at the Spanish university. Differences between going on Erasmus and going to study a career in Italy