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Over the years, the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, has paved the way for innovation thanks to an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a convincing third mission strategy and a growing international perspective.

Since its foundation in 1088, the University of Bologna has been student-centred, and, thanks to its five campuses (in Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini) and its Buenos Aires branch, it offers its student a varied course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes within its 32 departments and 5 schools. 

Its community of more than 85,000 students makes the Alma Mater one of Italy’s largest universities, ranking first in Italy in terms of number of its students in exchange programmes abroad and within the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students. Moreover, the University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in major international rankings (QS, Shanghai, Times Higher Education, GreenMetric).

The University of Bologna is deeply committed to sustainable development and actively contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a comprehensive research university, the Alma Mater invests in multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach to research and teaching, which are considered as inseparable parts of the same unit. In the European landscape of research and academic cooperation, the University of Bologna is surely among the most active institutions. Indeed it has shaped and maintains alliances with industries as well as public/private organizations and also represents a crucial hub for international networks with its lively relations with America, Africa, Asia and Australia, that add up to its great networks in Europe.

Libraries, digital resources and study rooms
The University of Bologna has a wide network of facilities, library and documentary services providing support for studies, teaching, research, professional and cultural activities.
http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/libraries-digital-resources-and-study-rooms

Guidance and tutoring
The guidance services to help make the right study choices are available on all Campuses, targeting high school leavers, graduates and enrolled students.
www.unibo.it/Orientamento

Studying Abroad
The University of Bologna promotes international exchanges and offers enrolled students several mobility opportunities for study and traineeship abroad through various programmes: Erasmus+ Study for study mobility, Erasmus+ Placement for traineeship mobility, Overseas and ICM for non-European mobility. Students can also get funding from the Schools for the purpose of preparing their final dissertation abroad.
www.unibo.it/StudyingAbroad

Careers guidance
The Job Placement service puts graduates in contact with the job market, offering concrete support in finding a profession that matches their post-study aspirations. Students and graduates also have the opportunity to undertake internships with businesses, public institutions and professional firms.
https://jobplacement.unibo.it/en

Learning languages
The University Language Centre is a reference point for students wishing to learn foreign languages – Arabic, French, English, Spanish, German – or Italian as a second language, for personal or academic purposes.
www.unibo.it/LanguageCentre

Studying and beyond

Opportunities, subsidies and places of interest for studying and enjoying university life to the full.

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/studying-and-beyond

http://www.unibo.it/en/prospective-students

COVID-19 Information: 

•             What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 

 Virtual Open Days on 1-5 February 2021!

The Virtual Open Days represent a great chance to explore the international degree programme catalogue of the University of Bologna and discover the services, financial aids and opportunities dedicated to international students. Moreover, during the Virtual Open Days our staff members and current students will be available to talk about the University and its community or simply chat about studying at Unibo and living the multicampus.  

 

Visit the website and register now to stay updated:  www.opendays.unibo.it 

•             How can applicants contact the university about their application?
The University’s offices are closed to the public, but services continue to run remotely.
If you need to speak to someone in person, you can request an appointment by sending an e-mail to the relevant office.
Courses, exams and graduation sessions are taking place online.
Here is a list of the main contacts and services for students:
https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board/how-to-contact-the-university2019s-offices-during-the-coronavirus-emergency 
In particular, for International Students, he services are guaranteed by e-mail and by telephone (from Monday to Friday 9.30-13.00 and Tuesday and Thursday 14.00-15.00:
https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board/the-offices-of-the-international-relations-division-are-closed

•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
Courses, exams and graduation sessions are taking place online.

•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
The University of Bologna will provide updated information on admission procedures that will be published on each degree programme website. Check regularly the Admission webpage of the  degree programme you are interested in.

•             How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
If you are a non-EU citizen living outside Italy, next to complying with the rules and deadlines established by the University of Bologna, you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country. As soon as the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) will set pre-enrolment deadlines for a.y. 2020/21, you will find the information on www.unibo.it/admissions

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
Admissions are currently open for several programmes. For other programmes, they will open later on in spring/summer.
You can browse at this link the complete programme catalogue. After selecting the programme you are interested in, open the degree programme website and then click on “Admission/Iscriversi”. Please read carefully the specific admission requirements, procedures and deadlines.

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
You can find here information on university residences and housing opportunities.

Access requirements, deadlines for application, admission methods and the number of places available vary depending on the degree programme and are published on the University Portal every year, starting in January.
www.unibo.it/admissions
Important! Non-EU students residing abroad must preenrol at the relevant Italian Embassies or Consulates.

Graduate employment (2019)

Graduates from the University of Bologna have an advantage when it comes to entering into the world of work, whether in Italy or abroad. Each year more than 18,000 students graduate from the University of Bologna. The statistics collected by AlmaLaurea tell us that more than 45% of total graduates (first-cycle graduates who do not continue their studies, second-cycle and combined-cycle graduates) obtain regular gainful employment within a year of graduation. This percentage rises to 71% after three years and 78% after five years. The same surveys report that 74,2% of our graduates would choose the same course at the University of Bologna again.

Internships and Job Placement

Information on how to undertake internships and come into contact with the world of  work.http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/internships-and-job-placement 

 

About

COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

Over the years, the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, has paved the way for innovation thanks to an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a convincing third mission strategy and a growing international perspective.

Since its foundation in 1088, the University of Bologna has been student-centred, and, thanks to its five campuses (in Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini) and its Buenos Aires branch, it offers its student a varied course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes within its 32 departments and 5 schools. 

Its community of more than 85,000 students makes the Alma Mater one of Italy’s largest universities, ranking first in Italy in terms of number of its students in exchange programmes abroad and within the top 5 universities in Europe in terms of number of exchange students. Moreover, the University of Bologna is among the top 5 Italian universities in major international rankings (QS, Shanghai, Times Higher Education, GreenMetric).

The University of Bologna is deeply committed to sustainable development and actively contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a comprehensive research university, the Alma Mater invests in multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach to research and teaching, which are considered as inseparable parts of the same unit. In the European landscape of research and academic cooperation, the University of Bologna is surely among the most active institutions. Indeed it has shaped and maintains alliances with industries as well as public/private organizations and also represents a crucial hub for international networks with its lively relations with America, Africa, Asia and Australia, that add up to its great networks in Europe.

Libraries, digital resources and study rooms
The University of Bologna has a wide network of facilities, library and documentary services providing support for studies, teaching, research, professional and cultural activities.
http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/libraries-digital-resources-and-study-rooms

Guidance and tutoring
The guidance services to help make the right study choices are available on all Campuses, targeting high school leavers, graduates and enrolled students.
www.unibo.it/Orientamento

Studying Abroad
The University of Bologna promotes international exchanges and offers enrolled students several mobility opportunities for study and traineeship abroad through various programmes: Erasmus+ Study for study mobility, Erasmus+ Placement for traineeship mobility, Overseas and ICM for non-European mobility. Students can also get funding from the Schools for the purpose of preparing their final dissertation abroad.
www.unibo.it/StudyingAbroad

Careers guidance
The Job Placement service puts graduates in contact with the job market, offering concrete support in finding a profession that matches their post-study aspirations. Students and graduates also have the opportunity to undertake internships with businesses, public institutions and professional firms.
https://jobplacement.unibo.it/en

Learning languages
The University Language Centre is a reference point for students wishing to learn foreign languages – Arabic, French, English, Spanish, German – or Italian as a second language, for personal or academic purposes.
www.unibo.it/LanguageCentre

Studying and beyond

Opportunities, subsidies and places of interest for studying and enjoying university life to the full.

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/studying-and-beyond

http://www.unibo.it/en/prospective-students

COVID-19 Information: 

•             What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 

 Virtual Open Days on 1-5 February 2021!

The Virtual Open Days represent a great chance to explore the international degree programme catalogue of the University of Bologna and discover the services, financial aids and opportunities dedicated to international students. Moreover, during the Virtual Open Days our staff members and current students will be available to talk about the University and its community or simply chat about studying at Unibo and living the multicampus.  

 

Visit the website and register now to stay updated:  www.opendays.unibo.it 

•             How can applicants contact the university about their application?
The University’s offices are closed to the public, but services continue to run remotely.
If you need to speak to someone in person, you can request an appointment by sending an e-mail to the relevant office.
Courses, exams and graduation sessions are taking place online.
Here is a list of the main contacts and services for students:
https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board/how-to-contact-the-university2019s-offices-during-the-coronavirus-emergency 
In particular, for International Students, he services are guaranteed by e-mail and by telephone (from Monday to Friday 9.30-13.00 and Tuesday and Thursday 14.00-15.00:
https://www.unibo.it/en/notice-board/the-offices-of-the-international-relations-division-are-closed

•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
Courses, exams and graduation sessions are taking place online.

•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
The University of Bologna will provide updated information on admission procedures that will be published on each degree programme website. Check regularly the Admission webpage of the  degree programme you are interested in.

•             How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
If you are a non-EU citizen living outside Italy, next to complying with the rules and deadlines established by the University of Bologna, you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country. As soon as the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) will set pre-enrolment deadlines for a.y. 2020/21, you will find the information on www.unibo.it/admissions

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
Admissions are currently open for several programmes. For other programmes, they will open later on in spring/summer.
You can browse at this link the complete programme catalogue. After selecting the programme you are interested in, open the degree programme website and then click on “Admission/Iscriversi”. Please read carefully the specific admission requirements, procedures and deadlines.

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
You can find here information on university residences and housing opportunities.

Access requirements, deadlines for application, admission methods and the number of places available vary depending on the degree programme and are published on the University Portal every year, starting in January.
www.unibo.it/admissions
Important! Non-EU students residing abroad must preenrol at the relevant Italian Embassies or Consulates.

Graduate employment (2019)

Graduates from the University of Bologna have an advantage when it comes to entering into the world of work, whether in Italy or abroad. Each year more than 18,000 students graduate from the University of Bologna. The statistics collected by AlmaLaurea tell us that more than 45% of total graduates (first-cycle graduates who do not continue their studies, second-cycle and combined-cycle graduates) obtain regular gainful employment within a year of graduation. This percentage rises to 71% after three years and 78% after five years. The same surveys report that 74,2% of our graduates would choose the same course at the University of Bologna again.

Internships and Job Placement

Information on how to undertake internships and come into contact with the world of  work.http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/internships-and-job-placement 

 

Available programs

University highlights

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna is one of the top Public universities in Bologna, Italy. It is ranked #160 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #194
  • 2013
    #188
  • 2014
    #=182
  • 2015
    #=204
  • 2016
    #208
  • 2018
    #=188
  • 2019
    #=180
  • 2020
    #177
  • 2021
    #160

Ranking criteria

48.2
Overall
79.6
Academic Reputation
46.4
Employer Reputation
4.7
Faculty Student Ratio
46.3
Citations per Faculty
12.1
International Faculty Ratio
11.9
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
66,722

44%
56%

International students
5,706

52%
48%

Total faculty staff
2,806

204
2602

Total students
66,722

44%
56%

International students
5,706

52%
48%

Total faculty staff
2,806

2602
204

Scholarships

Yes
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