University of Bologna

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Università di Bologna is a universitywide partner in Bologna, Italy.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: mid September – end of January
Semester II: early February – late July

Orientation generally commences mid September for Semester I and early February for Semester II.

Exams take place in January for Semester I and in June and July for Semester II.

Exact dates depend greatly on the faculty, see more information (by clicking on the relevant Faculty).


GPA (Average Grade) 

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

It is advised you are proficient in at least A2 Italian and B1/B2 English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Almost all, but the number of courses offered in English is limited. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Mainly courses in Italian, limited courses in English. You need to show your proficiency in the Italian language in case courses are not in English. 

Housing assistance

Università di Bologna guides incoming exchange students in finding accommodation. Finding accommodation can be difficult however and it is advised you start looking for residence early.

See the housing options

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around 700 EUR per month (Estimate from 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


Normal study load per term in credits: 30, in courses:3-4.

ECTS grading scale: A- E

Number of places available

15 places per year.


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.

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If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.