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Program OverviewBologna

Studying at the University of Bologna (Unibo) is a great choice for students who have already studied Italian at the college level for at least 2 years.  PSU students are able to take courses in Italian, as well as enroll in Italian language courses for foreigners.  Additionally, there may be opportunities for students to take a select number of courses taught in English. 

Bologna and Unibo have lived side by side for nine centuries; their stories are entwined.  Unibo is 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.  Students who study in Bologna at "Unibo" will find it possible to become immersed in Italian language and culture, while appreciating a mid-size, student-friendly Italian city, known for its wonderful markets and restaurants. 

Program Focus

The Università di Bologna (UNIBO) founded around 1088, is Italy’s second largest public university (after Rome - La Sapienza) with an enrollment of over 60,000 students (not including the roughly 20,000 students in the satellite programs in Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini).  The University of Bologna was probably the first University in the western world. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture. UNIBO is currently ranked # 1 in Italy in the category of institutions with more than 40,000 students (2014-2015 Censis report).

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins 
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider University of Bologna
Program Dates TBD
Areas of Study
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Film
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during fall and spring terms.
Credits Fall/Winter:  Students enroll in 22 - 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Academc Year:  Students enroll in 46 - 48 quarter credits
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Host Country Language Italian
Housing Independently Arranged
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA 3.00
Language Requirement 6 terms of college level Italian
Course Offerings List of Available Courses
Additional Information Exchange Student Guide

Program Costs

PSU Fees                 Program Fees: PSU Students pay regular PSU tuition/fees

Additional Scholarships are available.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.