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Last updated April 2023

Academic Information

Course Information

Multicampus: the University of Bologna also has campuses located in five different cities in the region: Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini. Exchange students can study at either campus or perhaps do courses in more than one campus, although this would mean traveling for one to one and a half hours by train.

Course catalogue: consult the list of course units run by the University of Bologna. The updated list of courses for the following academic year is available from June; prior to this date, students may refer to the list of courses from the previous year, which may however be subject to modification.

Language of instruction: most of the lessons are held in Italian but every year student have more opportunities of studying in the English. Consult the programme catalogue delivered in English (and in other languages) by using the filters in the list of the degree programmes and in the course unit catalogue.

Courses in English

Italian language courses: the University of Bologna runs Italian language courses for exchange students. Students coming to study in Bologna are strongly advised to have at least basic knowledge of the Italian language (level A2).

Semester Dates

    • Academic Year: September – July
    • Semester 1: September – January
    • Semester 2: February – June/July

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

    • Standard course load = 30 CFU’s.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Bologna Accommodation Information

Estimated Cost of Living

Please see the Exchange Students Guide

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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The University, City and Region

The City of Bologna

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email