getting an italian student loan for angel academy as a british student?
Hey everyone, time to ask for more advice again! basically im still giving a lot of thought to atelier/ classical academy study, unfortunately it turns out that a british student cant get loans to study in america from what ive been told, and so im looking at european schools once again - specifically angel academy in florence.
the only catch as im sure you can imagine is finances - i contacted the student finances in england and they say I cant get a uk student loan to study in the eu - you have to go through the specific countries student loan service, in this case italys.
my question is have any foreign students managed to get an italian student loan for any of their ateliers seeing as it is not technically a university degree course? please dont think im being lazy asking here first - i thought it may be quicker than trying to speak to their loan service seeing as i cant speak italian, and I know at least a couple of people on here have studied at these places despite not being a local. Thanks in advance for all the help
I remember speaking to the member Dorian (http://www.dorian-iten.com/) about something similar. He managed to get a scholarship from his government (Swiss) to study in Florence. It's a pain in the arse to try and get because they only support you if you're studying in your own country, and only if it's at an accredited university. So you have the laborious task of convincing them that this type of training isn't found in England, and that degrees don't matter much in the art world. It might be an option to consider, though.
ah i see! thanks for the info on the loan alternative, still not quite what I was after (as a genuine student loan is kindof the best option) but still food for thought. Its a shame the uk ateliers/ academies arent quite up to par with europe/ americas from what I can see...well, again thanks for the advice guys I guess Ill try to contact the italian student loan service and see what happens!(if we can understand each other
just thought id let everyone know what the outcome was : turns out, as i suspected, that generally people who go to the ateliers/ academies have either family money to back them or a very generous government willing to give them a student loan for something that isnt technically university. There are grants that would provide a slim chance of enabling someone to go form a poorer background, but even then they top out at about 16 thousand pounds - not enough for the full 3/4 yrs by a long shot.....
so on a personal level, luckily enough there is a guy in my hometown who teaches at charles h cecil in florence during term time, but during the summer has a 6 week course here in the uk ( for a much lower fee) so thats what ill do
I have a long list of scholarships im going to apply for next year. like 15-20 places.
I payed a company in sweden like 20euro and they gave me a list of all the scholarships that i was quailified for.
Im sure you can find something like that in England as well.