Become a geologist!
Manage the territory and resources, broaden your horizons on the global processes of the Earth System. Understand and participate in the resolution of issues related to hydro-geological disruptions, global changes, the human footprint on the environment.
Register for graduate courses in Geological Sciences! You will embark on a path that will combine specific skills with engaging practical experiences, also in other countries, with international mobility plans.
Lay solid foundations for your training by participating in national and international research projects, even in remote areas such as Antarctica, Africa and South America. This year the graduation program offers two curricula: “Geology” organized in Siena and the curriculum in “Geology and Technologies” in San Giovanni Valdarno (Arezzo) where a Campus is available for students at an affordable price.
Thematic and interdisciplinary field trips, fundamental for geologists’ education, take place at the end of semesters and they are economically supported with Departmental funds.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Procedures at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives
Non-EU citizens are invited to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representation of their countries as soon as possible in order to obtain all the required documents for the pre-enrollment at the University of Siena and for information regarding the VISA process.
EU citizens – Non EU citizens with regular permit to stay – Italians with degrees obtained abroad
They must contact the appropriate Italian Diplomatic Representation in order to obtain all the documents required for enrollment in the University of Siena.
The University of Siena requires all students to pass an English language exam, B1 level, which is also important for those wishing to participate in Erasmus exchange programs at English-speaking universities. This eligibility must be demonstrated by a qualifying examination administered by the Language Center.
Knowledge of the Italian Language
The Italian Language knowledge test is mandatory for every non EU candidate resident abroad wishing to enroll in a course taught in Italian, who does not posses a language certification that would be a waiver of the test.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for information.
In addition to in-presence teaching, which continues to be the preferred method also in the next Academic Year, every single lesson will be simultaneously live-streamed and/or video recorded and uploaded on our digital platform for subsequent viewing. This mode is essential for students who are temporarily unable to be on premises.
The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2,626 (per year).
Credits - 180 ECTS
Awards - BA (L-34 Class of the degrees in Geological Sciences)
Once graduated, after passing the State Exam, you will be able to enroll in the Register of Junior Geologists and carry out activities such as geological, mining, environmental control or production in mines and quarries, and, if you wish, you can complete your journey with the Master’s Degree in Geosciences and Applied Geology.
About this institute
University of Siena
The University of Siena is one of the most a prestigious and historical European Athenaeum (year of foundation 1240); through the centuries it has been consolidating an excellent quality of teaching and research. Now this University is facing a rapidly...
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