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University of Bologna, Italy



City Information

Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. The city has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and icy winters. Being declared the European capital of culture in 2010 and the UNESCO city of music in 2006, Bologna is an important cultural and artistic centre with two intriguing halves. One side being hard-working, high-tech and super-rich. The other half is Bolshie, politically edgy and gothic.

University Information

Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world as well as one of the leading academic institutions in Italy and Europe. Bologna is ranked as the 188th best university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It currently has over 80,000 students and over 2,800 academic staff members in its eleven schools and 33 departments. Notable alumni include three Nobel Prize winners, the founder of the discipline of toxicology and the formulator of the heliocentric universal model.

Additional Information


Summary Table

Competitiveness Less competitive
Minimum Academic Average needed for Year Abroad 60%
Number of places open for semester abroad N/A
Number of places open for year abroad 3
Number of places open for summer abroad N/A
Semester Abroad only: Do UK Students Need a Visa? Yes
Total estimated cost per semester in local currency
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4,000 EUR per semester. .
City type Medium city (100 k – 499 k)
Campus Type(s) Urban
Where do exchange students normally live? Mixture of university halls of residence & private off-campus accommodation
Are exchange students guaranteed a place in University halls of residence? No
Which UoL semester would a student normally spend at this partner? Full academic year
Term Dates

Semester 1: September to February

Semester 2: March to July

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