LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome)

LUISS Guido Carli is an exchange destination for students of the Bachelor Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) in Rome, Italy.

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General information for exchange students

Course information (Link to electives). For the predetermined courses please read the information at 'areas of study open to exchange students')

Useful information for exchange students

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (or Fall): from early September to mid-February
Semester 2 (or Spring): from mid-February to early July

Summer Break: from early July to early September


Language of instruction: English

Luiss Guido Carli offers Italian language courses to exchange students in both first and second semester. More information

Areas of study open to exchange students

Exchange to LUISS Guido Carli is part of a structured mobility. This exchange is only open for PPE students. You can take part in this structured mobility in the 1st semester of your third year. 

The following courses are part of the structured mobility (it may be subject to minor changes):

• Political economy of development 8 ECTS
• Political sociology 8 ECTS
• 3 Electives of 6 ECTS to be chosen from this list (bottom of webpage under 'ELECTIVE COURSES (INDIVIDUAL STUDY PLAN)'


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Housing assistance

The LUISS University accommodation office is available to help incoming students in their search for housing during their participation in Erasmus or other exchange programs.

They offer two options: Luiss University residences or Private apartments. 
More information

You can also check websites such as Housinganywhere or Uniplaces

Estimated costs of living per month

Housing: between € 350 and € 600 per month
Transportation: € 35 monthly card; € 1.50 single ticket (valid for 100 min.)
Textbooks: about € 200 / 250 average per semester
Food and meals: between € 150 and 250 per month
Meals at the University restaurant: € 5 / 8 per meal (use your Erasmus card!)
Espresso coffee: € 1.00, Cappuccino: € 1.50
Bread: € 3.50 / Kilo 
Pasta: 0.80 / 1.20 /Kilo
Mineral water: € 0.20 / 0.50 / Liter
Bottle of wine: € 3 / 6

Number of places available

6 semester places per year (in the 1st semester) only for PPE students

Additional information

Frequently Asked Questions


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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).