• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

    Number of MAUI Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    2 (with the option of increasing the number according to balancing)

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming students:

    Wouter de Leeuw
    Via Filippo Re 4
    40126 Bologna, Italia
    Phone: 0039 0512099403
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Contact people for outgoing students:


    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Click here for the procedure.
    Nominations need to be sent by email within July 1st or December 1st (depending on the Semester). We will contact the students directly confirming their registration. Students have to finalize their registration on our online platform AlmaRM. They will receive instructions from us by email.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    It doesn’t. There is no difference in the admission process between undergraduates and graduates.

    Other important notes

    Last updated

    26 January 2018

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All. Please check our Unit Course Catalogue.

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    All. Please check our Unit Course Catalogue using the language of teaching filter.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, except for courses of
    the School of Economics,
    Management and Statistics

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    All except for courses of the School of Economics,
    Management and Statistics
    and most courses in Medicine. Please check our Unit Course Catalogue.

    Open graduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    All. Please check our Unit Course Catalogue using the language of teaching filter.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students


    Websites for course offerings

    Click here for Italian.
    Click here for English.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate


    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Upon Arrival

    Language Requirements

    No specific language proficiency is required. Neither for Italian nor English. Nevertheless it is advisable to have at least an A2 (CEFR) level of Italian.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?


    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs


    Free courses are available for exchange students. Click here.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    No special advising. For any problems students can write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    26 January 2018

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    There is no set application deadline but students need to be nominated by their University within:

    Semester 1: July 1st if they wish to come for the Fall Semester (Sep-Jan) or for the full year.
    Semester 2: December 1st for if they want to come for the Spring Semester(Jan-July).

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Semester 1 / Fall semester: mid-September- mid-January
    Semester 2 / Spring semester: mid-January – end of July.
    Please check with each school website in order to find out the exact dates.

    Examination period(s)

    Semester 1 / Fall Semester: January-February
    Semester 2 / Spring Semester: June- July
    But each School has its own examination period, so please check  the web page of each school.

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Not mandatory, various sessions. Students are assigned to session after check-in. No costs.

    Course registration deadline

    To attend the lessons students do not have to be enrolled in the courses but they have to show up in class when lessons begin. They must only register for the exams, they will have time to do this after their arrival. However, if they want to attend the Italian language courses, they must register before coming to Bologna. Nominated students will be contacted by us directly by mid-July and mid-December respectively with instructions how and when to register.

    Last updated

    26 January 2018

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)


    Approximately 300


    Approximately 300

    Course Materials


    Local Transportation

    Health Insurance



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.


    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    26 January 2018

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Our accommodation office “SAIS” can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Sais provides both accommodation in student halls and in the private sector. After registration students can sign up at SAIS here.

    Housing options

    See Above.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    SAIS. Click here..

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?


    Are health facilities available at the university?

    Non-EU citizens have access to the National Health Service only after paying an annual (calendar year: January 1st to December 31st) registration fee of €149.77. With a health insurance (purchased in Italy or in their country and stamped by the Italian Embassy) students may go to any General Practitioner, choosing one from the list of doctors published on the website www.salute.bologna.it . For specialist treatments, they can choose any doctor, also on the advice of your chosen GP. Students must pay for the visits to the GP and any specialists, and then apply to their insurance company for a refund.

    Are internships available?

    Generally Yes, with some restrictions (especially in Medicine)

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Allowed but not available within the University.

    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    26 January 2018

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    26 January 2018