University of Bergamo

University of Bergamo

Location
Bergamo, Italy 

Website
en.unibg.it

Availability
University-wide partner 


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    Established in 1968 the University of Bergamo lies in Piazza Vecchia, the heart of Upper City. There are three campuses across two towns. Campus Umanistico (humanities campus) in the heart of the upper town, Campus Economico-Giuridico in the San Tomaso de' Calvi neighbourhood, in Lower Town, hosts the economics and law campus, together with the Public library "Antonio Tiraboschi", and Campus Ingegneristico-technologico in Dalmine, a nearby town, which is home to the engineering and technological innovation campus. 

    In 2018, UniBG ranked among the top 100 young universities worldwide and top 500 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education (THE).  

    With more than 120 incoming exchange students on average, UniBG is focused on internationalisation, leadership and addressing societal changes.   

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    Bergamo is a city in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, approximately 40 km, or a one-hour train ride from Milan. It is the fourth largest city in Lombardy with a population of 122,000 people. The city is composed of an old walled core, known as ‘Upper Town’ surrounded by a system of hills and a modern expansion of plains below. Both upper and lower centres are connected by a funicular railway and walking trails. The region of Lombardy, the fourth largest in Italy, incorporates the Alps, Lakes, eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and over 330 museums, making it an ideal Italian “capsule”.

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    • Bergamo Cathedral 
    • Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery 
    • Gombito tower 
    • City walls 
    • Palazzo del Podestà 
    • Carrara Academy 
    • Piazza Vecchia 
    • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore 
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    Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country in south-central Europe that is also considered a part of western Europe. Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino.

    Italy has historically been home to many different peoples and cultures - ancient Romans, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greek settlements, Etruscans and Celts. Its long history and various cultures have resulted in a lasting Italian stamp on the world, making it a perfect destination for those with an interest in culture or history.

    With over 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member of the European Union (EU). The official language is Italian, with many regional variants throughout the country. Recent immigration has also meant that you'll hear other languages as you go, mainly from surrounding European countries. Culture, history, language, food, wine, art, festivals, beaches, mountains, countryside, ruins – there’s so much to experience in Italy. Popular locations include big sites in Rome, such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum and the city of Venice with its gondola-filled canals. However there is much more to see as many regions of Italy are distinct and have their own attractions. Consider a visit to Vatican City, the country with 5.8 popes per square km. Visit Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Explore the medieval towns of Tuscany with their spectacular scenery and rich art. There are many cultural, historical, artistic and scenic gems to uncover in Italy, which is home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world.

    Did you know?

    Rome, the capital city of Italy, was founded in 753 BC. However Italy is one of Western Europe’s youngest countries as it was established in 1861 when the separate nation-states unified as the Kingdom of Italy. Batteries were invented in Italy! In 1800, a scientist named Alessandro Volta created the first battery. The volt (the unit of electrical power) is named after him.

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University of bergamo Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP5)
September to December

Semester 2 (SP2)
February to May/June


University of bergamo Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 1°c to 11°c   
Spring/Summer: 14°c to 30°c   

Currency
€ Euro  

Local language/s
Italian


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    University of Bergamo does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Orio al Serio International Airport.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    The University of Bergamo (UniBG) does not have in-campus accommodation. The Accommodation Service team at UniBG can assist you in finding accommodation in furnished private apartments. These residences are managed by the UniBG but owned by a private landlord. You are able to choose from single or double apartments that are fully furnished. 

    Accommodation bookings open after June 15th for Autumn semester and after November 1st for Spring semester.  

    Please request the password at the following link, to check for available rooms. 

    Note that there will be other fees that you may be liable for as part of your tenancy such as, 

    • Deposit €300 
    • Contract registration 100 
    • Final cleaning fee 30 

    For further information, please email accommodation.service@unibg.it or see here. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of Bergamo, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1300 
    Accommodation   $170 to $300 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $400 to $700 per month 
    Transportation  $60 to $70 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $400 to $600 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

University of bergamo Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Italy is available here
 
Italian embassy website can be found here
 
University of Bergamo student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

University of bergamo Factsheet 

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

University of Bergamo is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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