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Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Courses are taught in Italian. It is widely recognized as the oldest university in continuous operation and was founded in 1088. There are approximately 100,000 students at the university in the city of approximately one million. Bologna is located in central Italy, with easy access via train to other major cities in Italy and Europe. It is famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, and has one of the most well-preserved historic centers in Italy.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15.


Contact person for incoming students

Silvia Rescigno, Via Filippo Re 4, 40126 Bologna, Italia
0039 051 2099059/fax 0039 0512086174

Contact person for outgoing students

Ferruccio Quercetti, Via Filippo Re 4, 40126 Bologna, Italia
0039 0512099427 fax 0039 0512086174

General University Website

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

All areas are available except Medicine

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English

Economics (one Degree Course
Engineering (one Degree Course)

Are graduate areas open for exchange?



Areas of study open to graduate exchange students

All areas are available except Medicine

Open graduate areas of study taught in English


Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?


No. This is not allowed at Economics. Other Schools may consider the students requests

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?



Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Nutrition, Dentistry, Physiotherapy

Websites for course offerings

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?



Orientation session(s) for incoming students

It is not mandatory. It takes place twice a week at the beginning of the semesters

Academic Calendar

Each School decides independently. Approximately, First semester from September to February (included examination period), Second Semester from February to July (included examination period)

Examination period(s)



If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

Yes. The decision is up to the professor of the course.


Application deadline for each term

July 31st (for Fall Semester)
December 15th (for Spring Semester)

Application website.

Nominees receive the link for the online application.

How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

No difference.

Course registration deadline

No registration required.

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?



Language Requirements

No mandatory language requirement, but an A2 (lower-intermediate) at least is strongly recommended

Language test certificate required?


Preparatory language course for incoming students?


The course is free, but the places are not enough for all the applicants. A mandatory online entry test is required

Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

The submission of a provisional study plan is advisable in order to check the availability of the courses chosen. The study plan should be sent to

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange


Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

Yes. SAIS assists students in finding accommodation. Only students with a UNIBO username can apply (this username is sent to the students after the online registration).

Accommodation is NOT guaranteed.


Housing options

Student Residence or private sector

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

It is separate.

Is housing available between breaks in the term?



Is there a campus meal plan?



Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)







-Local Transportation


-Health Insurance


(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)


Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

Yes. The insurance should be stamped by the Italian Embassy/Consulate during the application for the VISA


Are health facilities available at the university?


Are internships available?


To be checked in advance

Are student jobs available/allowed?



Other important notes


Last updated

December 13th 2013