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Bachelor and Master's degrees: how to prepare for enrolment

Learn more about the steps you need to take in order to enrol and the financial aid opportunities offered by the University of Bologna.

Admission procedures and requirements may vary from programme to programme. Find detailed information on each programme's website, under the tab Admission.

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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 it was founded in 1088, the Alma Mater Studiorum has been student-centred, hosting prominent figures from the science and arts communities. With five campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, Rimini) and a branch in Buenos Aires, it offers a diversified course catalogue that is tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200-degree programmes among its 32 departments and 5 schools. Its community of more than 90,000 students makes the University of Bologna 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 (Shanghai, Times Higher Education, GreenMetric).

The University of Bologna is deeply committed to sustainable development and actively contributes to the achievement of the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a comprehensive research university, the University of Bologna invests in multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach to research and teaching. In the European landscape of research and academic cooperation, the University of Bologna is surely among the most active institutions. Indeed, it has shaped and maintains alliances with industries as well as public/private organizations, and also represents a crucial hub for international networks with its lively relations with America, Africa, Asia and Australia, that add up to its great networks in Europe. In fact, it is one of the founders of the prestigious Una Europa alliance, which is striving to build the integrated university of the future.


  • Ranked among the top 5 italian Universities, #167 in the world – QS World University
  • Top University in Italy – QS World University (Rankings by Subject)
  • Top University in Italy, #161 in the World – Times Higher Education
  • 11th most sustainable University in the World – GreenMetric
  • “Achieving comprehensive internationalization” learning badge – International Association of Universities (IAU)

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  • Bologna

    Via Zamboni, 33, 40126, Bologna

  • Cesena

    Piazza Aldo Moro, 90, , Cesena

  • Forli

    Piazzale Sante Solieri,1, 47121, Forli

  • Ravenna

    Ravenna, Italy

  • Rimini

    Rimini, Italy

  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina