THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

The oldest university in Western Europe

  • Italy, Bologna
  • Founded in 1088
  • 87.600 enrolled students
  • Most internationalised Italian university
  • > 100 Master’s programmes
  • Eu-HEM is hosted by the School of Economics, Management and Statistics
  • Several student associations

The university of Bologna is one of the oldest and most appreciated universities worldwide. The main reason why the city of Bologna is called ‘la dotta’ or ‘the erudite’ in English. It’s also the most popular university in Italy and the number one university when it comes to hosting foreign students and facilitating Italian students to study abroad.

There’s a reason why so many students decide to study at the University of Bologna. It’s not only a great university with high quality programmes but it’s also a very vibrant city to live in.

“UniBo, the oldest university in Europe – 85.000 students inside and around the ancient city walls. It is easy to imagine how many people from all over the world you can meet in this city, perfectly fitting into your EU-HEM journey so far. Combine meeting people from all across the globe with the most amazing Italian food you can imagine, and you are close to a description of a big part of your Bologna experience already.”
Morits Wick (Cohort 2017 – 2019)

The largest department of economics in Italy

The Eu-HEM programme is hosted by the School of Economics, Management and Statistics and is run by the Department of Economics. It’s both the largest and leading economics department in Italy, ranked by the European Economics Association (EEA).

This department specializes in:
  • Health economics
  • Global health
  • Health care finance and management

Your time in Bologna will set the base for the rest of your Eu-HEM journey. Obviously, you need to put effort in getting the maximum out of the offered programme, but for sure you will have plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of ancient Bologna as well.

Sarah Russo

Sarah Russo

University of Bologna

Local Coordinator

If you have any questions regarding this page, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

bologna@eu-hem.eu

Part of:

Your first semester

&

the Economics & Policy track

feel at home in bologna

START WITH YOUR VISA

Once you’re admitted to the programme you need to start planning your stay. If you are a non-EU citizen, you need to apply for visa and a residence permit as soon as possible. Additionally, since the 1st of September 2021 it’s mandatory to have a Green Pass (EU digital COVID certificate) as well.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Bologna is one of the most wonderful cities to stay but housing can be challenging. That’s why you need to start worrying about your stay as soon as you are admitted to the programme. But don’t freak out: all of our students find a suitable place!

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