Università di Bologna is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Bologna, Italy.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September – January
Semester II: approximately February – June

Academic Calendar


When taking courses in English basic knowledge of Italian (level A2) is strongly advised.

When taking courses in Italian B2 level of Italian is recommended.

Italian Orienting Test

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students have to take a majority of their courses within the 'School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage'. Subjects taught here are Communication, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Journalism, Literature, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy, and Religion. However, it is also possible to add some credits from courses outside this school. These applications will be evaluated case by case. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Italian, English

Housing assistance

The University of Bologna is organized on a multicampus structure. Courses and research activities are held in 5 cities: Bologna (the main campus), Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.

The University of Bologna recommends students to find accommodation in the city where their campus is located. More information can be found here.


Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available
  • Languages: 2 places per year
  • Media: 4 places per year
  • Philosophy: 2 places per year
Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)