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University of Bologna - Italy

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature; it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. Apply and enjoy Italy´s fascinating and rich culture for one semester!

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Student International Guide

Information about the university
Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, at the heart of a metropolitan area of about one million people.
The University of Bologna is organized on a multi-campus structure. Courses and research activities are held in five cities: Bologna (the main campus), Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.
The School of Engineering and Architecture and the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering ( DICAM)  is organized in two school complexes near the main campus

Language of instruction

Language requirements
English proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from “vgs” for Norwegian students)

For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please check here
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

The University of Bologna offers courses in Italian to exchange students; click here for more information

GPA requirements (karakterkrav)
No GPA required

Total number of study places
2 students at the Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning for:

  • MSc  Risk Management
  • MA  Risk Governance

Tuition fee (skolepenger)
Student doing exchange within Erasmus + are exempted from tuition fees

Erasmus + in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students

Academic year
Autumn semester: From mid-September to late February (exams between January and February)
Spring semester: From late February to mid-September (exams between June and September)

How to find subjects
Check the university webpage here
Students may choose courses in Off-shore Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental engineering

ECTS credits abroad
30 ECTS = 30 Norwegian study credits (studiepoeng)


The Students Accommodation and Information Service (SAIS) supports exchange students in finding accommodation in the university residences, colleges, short-stay accommodation or in private rented property. The SAIS also provides non-EU citizen students with the certificate of housing availability, which is a prerequisite for the issue of an entry visa.
For more information, please click here

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at

Students reports from exchange studies here