University of Bologna

University of Bologna

Location
Bologna, Italy 

Availability
Available for UniSA Business students only 


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    Considered to be the oldest university in the Western world, University of Bologna’s history began in 1088, when law was first taught freely in the city, and became tied to the city of Bologna from the early Middle Ages, establishing the very idea of university.  
     
    There are five campuses within the country; Bologna campus (main campus), Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini, however the School of Economics and Management is only available at the Bologna, Forlì and Rimini campus. 
     
    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.  
     
    Currently the University of Bologna hosts more than 85,000 enrolled students, including more than 5,000 foreign students of which 2,600 are exchange students.  

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    Bologna, which is located between Milan, Florence and Venice, is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. The city is home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, which was established in AD 1088. Bologna is known for its elegant and extensive porticoes; the arcade that connects Porta Saragozza to the Sanctuary of San Luca is the longest in the world at 3.5km with 666 arches.

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    • Basilica of San Petronio 
    • House of Lucio Dalla 
    • Museum of Palazzo Poggi 
    • FICO Eataly World (agri-food park) 
    • Basilica of Santo Stefano 
    • Torre degli Asinelli (Bologna’s leaning tower) 
    • Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita 
    • International Museum and Library of Music of Bologna 
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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 Bologna 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 February

Semester 2 (SP2)
February to July


University of Bologna 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 Bologna does not offer airport pick up. Students will need to make their own way to the campus from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. 

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

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    On-campus accommodation is available at all five campuses of the University of Bologna; Bologna, Cesena, Forli, Revenna and Ramini. 

    It is recommended that you live in the city of your campus. As accommodation is limited, it is advisable that you start looking at your on-campus options as soon as possible. 

    More information on accommodation can be found 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 Bologna, 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   $350 to $650 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $400 per month 
    Transportation  $45 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $500 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 Bologna 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
 
Italy embassy website can be found here
 
University of Bologna 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 Bologna 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 Bologna is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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