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University of Insubria

High quality education and high quality facilities in a student-friendly environment, combined with high level research performed by international groups to develop innovative technology and solutions.

Master's Programmes



Università degli Studi dell’Insubria was founded on the 14th of July 1998. It is a public, modern and dynamic university located in Como, Varese and Busto Arsizio. 


Apprenticeship for Higher Education and Research

8 Contracts for the degree in:

  • Mathematics (2),
  • Computer Science (3 and 6 starting),
  • Tourism Science (2),
  • Interlinguistic and Intercultural Mediation Science (1);
  • 1 Contract for the PhD in Biotechnology, Biosciences and Surgical Technologies;
  • 1 Master in International Hospitality Management

The University of Insubria offers the opportunity to join double-degree programs in partner institutions across Europe to students enrolled in different Master programs.

Enrollment procedures and documents to be prepared are different depending if you are a EU citizen or a non EU citizen. 


Since its foundation, the University of Insubria has always been promoting the continuous development of basic and applied scientific research, in order to provide and guarantee high standard levels of innovation, learning, creativeness and planning thanks to the intense activities of its research groups, structures and services.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
840 -51
789 -15
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

  • Exchange Students: The University of Insubria opens its doors to students from abroad, for mobility periods to study and participate in internships in Como, Varese and Busto Arsizio. 
  • Degree-Seeking Students: Before arrival at Insubria, please have a look at the University's website for more information on enrollment procedures, residence permit, tax code, scholarships, healthcare and hospitality.

Housing services

Looking for accommodation? The University of Insubria offers accommodation for students and visitors in 3 University Residences, according to availability.

To take advantage of the accommodation service, students must meet the criteria established by a competitive examination announcement, also known as “Bando”, published annually during the summer. A detailed description of terms and conditions for the allocation of accommodation, according to a ranking or list of results (also known as “Graduatoria”), can be found in the “Bando”. 

ICT services

Technical assistance portal of the SIC Center and the SIBA Center.

Medical services

  • People living in Italy can receive their medical assistance through a mixed public/private system.
  • Eu citizens holding a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can use Italian National Health Service (SSN) as they are covered by their home health insurance.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The University of Insubria, as part of the pursuit of its institutional purposes, intends to encourage participation in the university courses of athletes engaged in high-level technical-competitive preparation, national and international, while at the same time supporting participation in sports activities competition by university students. To this end it has established, by regulation, the University sports colleges, on the basis of agreements signed with the federations of Atletica (FIDAL), Canottaggio (FIC), Archery (FITARCO) and Winter Sports (FISI).


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