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The Florence Institute is international design school in Italy. As an international school of Italian design the Institute specializes in courses of Graphic Design, Interior Design, Furniture Design and Architecture for students from across Europe and around the world, providing both masters and undergraduate design courses. All classes are taught in English.

All Programs Available:
  • Architecture, Building and Landscape
    • Architecture
  • Arts, Design and Crafts
    • Fine Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Furniture Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Interior Design
  • Business
    • Business Administration
  • Communications
    • Multimedia
    • Communications
  • Computing
    • Information Technology
  • Engineering
    • Graphic and Industrial Design Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
  • Finance
    • Accounting
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism and Travel
    • Hotel Management
  • Humanities
    • Art History
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Literature
  • Sciences
    • Library Science and Documentation
    • Political Science
    • Actuarial Science
    • Marine Sciences
    • Environmental Studies
    • Biology
    • Geothermal Energy
  • Technology
    • Visual Communication Technology
Language of instruction


Type of school

Private University


+39. 055. 23. 02. 481


Borgo Ognissanti 9, Florence, FI, Italy, 50123


Region of Tuscany

More information about Academic Programs

Diploma of Interior Design Diploma of Graphic Design

More information about Graduate Programs

Master of Interior Design Master of Furniture Design Master of Graphic Design

Language Requirements

All courses are instructed in the English language, but the TOEFL exam is not needed to apply.


6900 Euro per 2 Semesters (30 weeks)

Financial Aid

The Florence Institute awards financial aid in the form of grants based on need to qualified applicants. The amount of financial aid grants awarded each semester varies with a minimum of 10% of the students receiving grants. Apply early to improve your chances of receiving financial aid. To be considered for a grant you must: 1) Be qualified for one of the Institute's programs as per the admissions page. 2) Submit either: a) a portfolio or b) an essay: a. Portfolios should include 3-4 projects (renderings, drawings, art, or models) b. Academic level students, instead of a portfolio can submit a 150 word essay explaining “Why I wish to study design in Florence


Below are approximate prices for rooms and apartments per month: Room in a shared apartment from 450 euro* Single apartment from 700 euro* *Please also remember to budget for utilities – gas, water and electricity, which can be very expensive in Italy. Minimum 50 Eur per mo.