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University of Bologna


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.


COVID-19 Information: 

•             How can applicants contact the university about their application?

The university's services are offered remotely and where necessary and possible also on site.
Admission procedures, are mainly taking place remotely, except for those run at national level (i.e. Medicine, School of Dentistry, etc.).

Courses, exams and graduation sessions are taking place both online and in presence, where possible.
Please find below the list of the main contacts for international students:

In particular the International Desk’s services are guaranteed by e-mail, Zoom, telephone and on-site desk.

For an overview on admission procedures please also check:
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.

•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?

Admission procedures are set every year taking into account the actual availability of international tests.

•             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?

The University of Bologna allows conditional enrolment to students awaiting for the visa issue. Students can attend classes and take exams remotely for the whole period of health emergency.

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?

Admissions are open to all international students. Students shall anyway consider that they may face visa issue delays and travel restrictions set both by the Italian Government and by their home countries.

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?

Please 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.

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