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Luiss University

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Located in the heart of Rome, Luiss specializes in the Social Sciences to educate over 9,000 students from around the world. Since its founding, Luiss has developed privileged partnerships with the business community – through its relationship with Confindustria, the largest Italian industry association – as well as with the legal practice, governmental institutions, and civil society.

The Luiss educational model combines academic rigor with practical relevance. Luiss utilizes three approaches in the design and the development of its programs:

  • research-led: faculty members are experts of and actively engaged in their research areas
  • experience-based: Luiss relies on a select pool of top executives and chartered consultants to teach topics that they experience in their day-to-day work
  • problem-driven: programs require student to engage in projects and research, in which they are expected to develop solutions to real-world problems.

Luiss also offers students a variety of learning opportunities to develop and refine soft skills, such as leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, relational abilities, ethics, responsibility and sustainability. With over 200 international academic partnerships, Luiss offers double degrees with international universities in Europe, North America, and East Asia.

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Present in the “QS Best Student Cities Index”, Rome is staggeringly beautiful and your day-to-day life as a student will be spent completely immersed in the Eternal City’s beauty and many centuries of ancient history. From Rome’s delicious eateries to its winding streets and cobblestones, the Italian capital is brimming with treasures for you to discover at every turn. In addition, some of the perks of studying abroad, as identified by previous students, incudes a unique mix of culture, beauty, history and relaxed atmosphere.

One respondent said: “It's one of the oldest cities in the world, its history, architecture, monuments, nature, weather and people are just amazing and I can't imagine any city having all these other than Rome.”

Beyond its tourist attractions, Rome also offers a modern and cosmopolitan vibe, with a vibrant art scene that encompasses the city's many theatres and Stadio Flaminio, which is home to unique outdoor performances throughout the year. 

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Luiss University welcomes applications from students of diverse backgrounds. Last year, 32 different nationalities were represented in Luiss Business School.
To be eligible for undergraduate study at Luiss University, you’ll need to sit the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test, and also submit a secondary school or high school transcript, a CV, a cover letter and a reference from a teacher.

Applications are accepted a rolling basis from October 2017 until May 2018. To apply, register online and apply with the documents above. You will hear back from the university with an outcome within six weeks.

At postgraduate level, you’ll be asked to submit a GMAT or GRE certificate, an undergraduate degree certificate or transcript, a secondary school diploma, a CV, cover letter, reference and proof of proficiency in English (such as the TOEFL or IELTS)

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According to internal data, the average LUISS graduate accepts a job offer 2.3 months of graduation.
Luiss University’s career team helps students find internships and job offers, apply for roles, learn more about potential recruiters via job profiles, access exclusive tips and advice and register for career fairs and employer presentations.

For students in need of bespoke advice, the university also has a team of career advisors who can help you figure out next steps and explore your options.

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Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Department of Business and Management

Department of Economics and Finance

Department of Political Science

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 9,244


Total faculty staff - 120


Total students - 9,244

Total faculty staff - 120


Undergraduate Program

10,000 - 12,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.


The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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