University of Siena

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

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I: October – February
Semester II: March – July

Academic Calendar (+ per faculty


Language requirement:

  • Italian: a minimum of B1 language level is required
  • English: a minimum of B1 language level (CEFR) is required

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities, Languages

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Italian, only Master courses in English (limited offer)

Housing assistance

More information

Estimated living costs per month

The average cost of living for a student in Siena amounts to approximately € 500 per month, the main expense being accommodation.

More information (scroll to "cost of living").


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information


International exchange students wishing to improve their knowledge of Italian, can take an Italian language course at a special rate (€ 75.00). For further information, take a look at the website.


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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).