Studying in Roma, Italy

Study Master's Degrees in Roma


Roma at a glance

A cultural hotspot and one of the most popular cities on the planet, Rome hosts some of the best universities in Italy and became the home to many international students. You will be able to attend your dream studies and pursue a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in your subject of choice. Study abroad in Rome to live a soul-changing experience, in a place that breads art, history and magic. Rome is the capital city of Italy and the historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Throughout the centuries, Rome received many nicknames, such as the City of Love, the City of the Seven Hills and the Eternal City. 


Studying in Roma

With a respected tradition in higher education, universities in Rome have everything to offer in terms of academic training. Types of degrees include: Bachelors, Masters, PhD studies, numerous Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programmes, joint degrees, professional Masters and advanced studies courses for lifelong learning, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and summer schools.

A number of study programmes are either fully taught in English, or bilingual (Italian-English), especially at postgraduate level.

The educational offer in Rome provides opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines, such as business administration, economic, politics, law, engineering, medicine and surgery, natural sciences, biomedical science, architecture, education, communication, literature, and philosophy.

International and exchange students report having a great study abroad experience at the universities in Rome, with a diverse array of extra-curricular activities. In your leisure time, you will get to feel why Rome had a global influence in politics, high culture, the arts, music, fashion, cinema and cuisine.

Some of the notable alumni and professors in Rome include names like Enrico Fermi, Daniel Bovet, Maria Montessori, Cesare Borgia, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giorgio Agamben, to name only a few.


Career opportunities in Roma

Rome is the Italian administrative and political centre, home to the Italian government, Vatican City and the Constitutional Court, as well as numerous international embassies. The business and economic sector in Rome, is primarily dominated by services, high-tech companies (IT, telecommunications aerospace), research, construction and commercial activities (especially banking), fashion and the hospitality industry.

Multinational corporations in Rome seek to employ bilingual, international employees to join their organizations. As a foreign student in Rome, you will find many opportunities for internships and even part-time jobs. Notable employers in Rome include: Enel, Eni, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), UniCredit Group, Bulgari, Fendi, Telecom Italia, KPMG, Pizza Hut, etc.


Roma city life

Rome is the last city where you can lose your enthusiasm and get bored, no matter what your cultural interests and leisure preferences are. A city of art, with monumental architecture and rich history, fascinating museums, numerous international and national festivals, energetic nightlife, luxury fashion boutiques and excellent cuisine – you will be captivated for a long time by the overwhelming wonders of the Eternal City.

Important landmarks to add on your visiting list include: the National Museum of Rome, the Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo, and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

A fascinating characteristic Rome are the many famous monuments that have made this city so enchanting: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column, the Catacombs, the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Ara Pacis, the Arch of Constantine, the Pyramid of Cestius, and the Bocca della Verità.

Rome hosts numerous national and international events, from trade fairs, large business conventions, museums and haute couture shows to summer cultural events and sports. In April, celebrate like a Roman for the “Natale di Roma” (Rome’s Birthday).

Try some of the top shopping spots, like Porto Portese, Piazza Vittorio and Trastevere, Piazza di Spagna , Via Condotti and Via Cola di Rienzo.

International atmosphere in Roma

Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and a cosmopolitan flavour, making it one of world’s most visited, famous and influential capitals. Providing a multiethnic mix, Rome is home to a significant population of immigrants, and receives yearly an ever-growing numbers of tourists and international students. Your study abroad experience in a global city like Rome will open your soul to understanding different cultures and to make friends from all corners of the world.

Rome is a top tourist destination in the world, welcoming over 12 million annual visitors. Some of the largest ethnic groups in Rome include: Polish, Romanians, Ukrainians, Armenians, as well as Filipinos, Bangladeshis, and Chinese.

Weather Roma

Rome enjoys cool, humid winters and hot, dry summers. In the warmest months, July and August, the average temperature during the day is 30 °C (86 °F). December, January and February are the coldest months, with average day-time temperatures of around 12°C (54°F).


Accommodation costs in Roma

Universities in Rome do not commonly have halls of residence, but they do usually offer an accommodation service that can help students find shared rooms or flats for lower costs that on the private market.

Renting a room in a shared apartment is the most popular and less expensive housing option for international students in Rome. Prices range between 300 – 600 EUR/month, depending on the location. Homestay is another housing alternative, where you get to live with a host family/person in Rome. The monthly fee is higher, beginning at 430 EUR, but you might have some of the meals of the day included.

Living costs in Roma

As one of the most popular tourist destination and the capital of a European country, Rome can be relatively expensive for students. However, your monthly budget depends greatly on your lifestyle and preferences. A budget of around 900 EUR/month will be enough to include accommodation, food, social activities and trips.

For food, you will spend around 100 EUR or more per month. A meal in an inexpensive restaurant costs about 15 EUR and the monthly pass to the means of transports in Rome costs 35 EUR.

Universities in Roma

LUMSA (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta)  is a public non-state Italian university formed on Catholic principles. It is the second oldest university in Rome after Sapienza, and was founded by Luigia Tincani in 1939. LUMSA is accountable to the state university system and awards qualifications equivalent to those issued by state universities.

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Imagine studying at a university which can offer you the choice of a study abroad experience at not one, but four of the most iconic cities in Italy. That’s the opportunity which awaits students who choose Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, affectionately known as Cattolica.

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For almost fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

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Rome Business School’s mission is to train entrepreneurs, managers and professionals to a level of excellence in their competence and their ethical approach to business and work, able to play a part in the development of an economic humanity and of a society more prosperous, fair and respectful of the central role of the individual.

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