Overview

Università di Bologna

City: Bologna
Language of instruction: English, Italian

The University of Bologna is one of the oldest degree-granting universities in the world, and the second largest university in Italy. With about 100 000 students, the University of Bologna offers a multi-campus structure which is divided into 23 faculties, 68 departments and 5 university campus branches within the cities of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.

The city and the university have lived side by side for nine centuries, their stories are entwined, a university based firmly in the historical centre of the city, where still today students and teachers live and work among the columns, palaces, halls, stairways and squares that tell the story of their predecessors. The university and the city of Bologna blend into each other, institution and territory, urban history and geography, economy and culture.

Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEducationEngineeringForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

Most lessons are held in Italian. Only some programmes are held entirely in the English language, generally in the second cycle degree programmes (graduate) included in the international programme catalogue.

The University of Bologna runs Italian language courses for exchange students, although there is a limited number of places. Students coming to study in Bologna are strongly advised to have at least basic knowledge of the Italian language (level A2).

Students must have at least a B2 level to study in Italian. To determine your level, please use this self-assessment: European Language Portfolio Global Scale.

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ELIGIBILITY + TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.

Term dates

UB semester 1: Mid September to Mid January

UB semester 2: Mid February to Late July

Notes on eligibility and timing

Due to the term dates at the partner university, students attending term 1 will not be able to return to UBC to attend term 2.

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

18

Grading scheme

The grades in the Italian university system are expressed out of thirty.

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

A list of English courses can be found here.

Full course load information

30 ECTS per semester.

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Cultura e Letteratura Persiana I
Partner course code: 31568
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: English Literature
Partner course code: 43442
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2012-07-13
UBC course: GRSJ 3RD
Title: Gender Studies
Partner course code: 69583
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2015-11-09
UBC course: ITAL 2nd
Title: Italian Literature
Partner course code: 562
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2012-07-05
UBC course: ITAL 301
Title: Italian Level B1
Partner course code: ITAL B1
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2014-01-30
UBC course: ITAL 3rd
Title: Italian Language and Culture B2
Partner course code: 36684
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2016-04-17
UBC course: ITAL 430
Title: History of Italian Cinema
Partner course code: ITAL 12838
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2014-01-31
UBC course: ITST 385
Title: Documentary and Experimental Cinematography
Partner course code: 41822
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2015-11-23
UBC course: ITST 4th
Title: Film Analysis
Partner course code: 27104
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2015-11-23
UBC course: LATN 4th
Title: Letteratura Latina
Partner course code: 00567
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date:
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Philosophy of Political Studies
Partner course code: 02550
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-05
UBC course: POLI 343
Title: New Local Welfare and Networks of Social Inclusion
Partner course code: 82447
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 347
Title: Comparative Judicial Systems
Partner course code: 74982
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Italian Political System
Partner course code: 04871
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Crime, Punishment and Society
Partner course code: 71880
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics of Contemporary Asia
Partner course code: 74573
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Political Ideas
Partner course code: 74653
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Europe and Africa: Cooperation and Security
Partner course code: 74659
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Diplomacy
Partner course code: 77919
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Semiotics of Memory
Partner course code: 78904
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: SOCI 250
Title: Crime Punishment and Society
Partner course code: N/A 71880
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes
Partner course code: SOCI 17270
Language of instruction: Italian
Evaluated date: 2014-03-03
UBC course: SOCI 470
Title: Crime, Punishment and Society
Partner course code: 71880
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus
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