Università di Bologna
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
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.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.
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.
Course equivalency formula
ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
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.)
* 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
Course information and restrictions
A list of English courses can be found here.
Full course load information
30 ECTS per semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.