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LUMSA University

LUMSA (Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma) is a public non-state Italian university formed on Catholic principles. It is the second oldest university in Rome after Sapienza, and was founded by Luigia Tincani in 1939. LUMSA is accountable to the state university system and awards qualifications equivalent to those issued by state universities.

Professionalism, growth and development are the University’s fundamental principles, along with teaching, employment, research and the student experience.


Scholarships & funding

Participation costs have been set at 3.500 euro per year. These costs cover tuition fees, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution. LUMSA offers a series of grants and scholarships to assist students with high potential and those experiencing financial difficulties; the University operates a system of meritocracy as part of the universal right to higher education.


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Why study at LUMSA University

The LUMSA teaching staff are highly trained and always open to discussion with students, to assist them along the path to greater understanding and offer advice on organising their studies or making career choices. The results are clear to see from student satisfaction figures, with LUMSA achieving levels above the national average (96,5% compared to 88,9%).

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Student services & facilities

LUMSA offers specialist work placements through the LUMSA Talent Academy, following the Job Guidance strategy, along with opportunities to obtain major international qualifications, internships and apprenticeships (over 1250 per year).

LUMSA students have the chance to study abroad with our international exchanges and agreements with 213 European and 29 non-European universities, as well as studying in a stimulating, multicultural environment that includes over 300 international students from 55 different countries. LUMSA is one of only three Italian universities awarded the ECTS Label for our Erasmus+ program.

LUMSA’s Rome and Palermo campuses are both accredited test centres for major international qualifications in business, IT, languages and the professions. These qualifications include TOEFL Test Of English as a Foreign Language, CELI Certificazione Ufficiale della conoscenza della Lingua Italiana (recognised certificate of competence in Italian language).


A calm, orderly study environment that encourages interaction and enhances concentration, for a truly unique university experience. University life in a wonderful historic city like Rome or Palermo is amazing and inspiring.

Student lifestyle

The LUMSA ALUMNI Association is a network of graduates, professionals and entrepreneurs in Italy and abroad, formed to enable ongoing contact with colleagues and enhance the resources and experiences of this highly qualified institution, on both a professional and personal level.


Student residences on the LUMSA campus provide accommodation for over 300 young people close to the university for a total university experience, including studying in the University libraries and taking a break at LUMSA Café.


LUMSA University

Borgo Sant'Angelo 13
00193 Rome

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