Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
The Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research, a constant and increasingly broad international perspective and a strong third mission.
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 Alma Mater invests in sustainable development and contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals proposed as part of the 2030 Agenda adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. As a comprehensive research university, it invests in a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach and in the inseparable connection between research and teaching. One of the most active in terms of leadership and participation in European research and academic cooperation projects, the University of Bologna has formed alliances with industry and public/private organizations. It is also a hub of international networks: beyond its close European links, it enjoys multiple connections with America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Scholarships & funding
The University of Bologna offers several options of fee waivers and scholarships. You can find out more about this topic on our website. Visit our website, go to Services and opportunities, then go to Study grants and subsidies, then select Study grants and exemptions for international students.
Why study at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
BECAUSE OF ITS INTERNATIONAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Over 700 teachers with responsibilities that include international relations. Students from more than 140 countries. 70 teaching projects with international Universities. The University of Bologna is part of several international networks that promote research activities in every field.
BECAUSE I CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN OVER 200 PROGRAMMES
221 degree programs, of which 78 are international. Among these: 91 first-cycle degrees, 13 combined bachelor/master degrees, 117 second-cycle degrees (Academic Year 2019/20).
BECAUSE IT HELPS ME TO IMAGINE A BETTER WORLD AND WORK TO CONTRIBUTE TO IT
Projects, initiatives and research structures for the development of innovation and the knowledge to tackle global challenges. More than 2,700 professors and researchers. Over 11,000 research products every year. Over 87,000 students enrolled of which more than 6,000 international.
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
ranked among the top 5 italian Universities, #160 in the world
QS World University
Top University in Italy
QS World University (Rankings by Subject)
Top University in Italy, #167 in the world
Times Higher Education
"Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization" Learning badge
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Student services & facilities
We offer services to help graduates from the University of Bologna to increase their job options, meet companies and enter the world of work.
Bologna University Sports Centre – CUSB
The University offers the combination of sport and study through the University Sports Centre of Bologna (CUSB), which organises and manages sports at the University.
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.
The service is designed for international students needing information and guidance on enrollment procedures and academic issues, such as learning agreement and credit recognition.
The Collegium Musicum, Choir and Orchestra of the University of Bologna, offers university students the opportunity to share their passion and curiosity for music in an environment that is young, dynamic and international.
The University of Bologna has a Multicampus structure, ensuring the opportunity to learn and promoting stable research activities throughout the region, aiming to improve the operations and quality of life for the university community.
- Campus Cesena
- Campus Forlì
- Campus Ravenna
- Campus Rimini
- Representación en la República Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Each Campus has a strong scientific and educational identity, with its own structure and services dedicated to institutional, cultural and sporting activities and associations.
The city of Bologna offers a wide range of social events and cultural opportunities for enjoying university life to the full. Visit our website, go to Services and opportunities and then go to Sport, culture and university life.
The University of Bologna does not provide a direct accommodation service, but you may find further information on how to find a room in the city by visiting our website. On our website go to Services and Opportunities, then go to Study grants and subsidies, then click on Housing and residences for more information.
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
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