University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - UNIMORE

Top reasons to study here

  • UNIMORE is located in the heart of one of Europe’s wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts.
  • UNIMORE benefits from a longstanding relationship with the area’s firms and corporations, which provide a unique opportunity for on-the-job trainings.
  • Statistics show that graduates from UNIMORE have excellent job prospects, well above the national averages.



The University of Modena dates back to 1175, a few decades after the founding of the University of Bologna, making it one of the oldest universities in Italy and the world. It was established by the city of Modena, which financed professors' contracts through local taxation. 


UNIMORE is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.


UNIMORE is ranked among the top 8 universities in Italy for its high level of research, according to the most recent independent research assessment sponsored by the Italian Government (MIUR-CIVR). It offers state-of-the-art facilities with internationally sponsored research activities and with the two technopoles of Modena and Reggio Emilia, UNIMORE is part of the High Technology Regional Network.


Whether it is formally part of your degree program or you are looking for some relevant work experience, the University has set up agreements with several enterprises.

How it works

  • Working hours depend on the needs of the enterprise.
  • The University will cover all insurance expenses.
  • Generally internships are not paid, but the enterprise might agree to cover some expenses such as transportation and meals.
  • Contact the placement office (ufficio stage) of your Department in order to choose a suitable enterprise. Alternatively, you can find an enterprise which agrees to set up a work experience for you.

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Student services

Unimore provide a specific office to support international students.

A team of dedicated advisors are committed to provide support and enhance your mobility experience. You can expect to receive a warm and friendly welcome when you visit our service. Refer to us for the following procedures

  • Housing
  • Tax code (Codice fiscale)
  • Induction
  • Practicalities

Housing services

Accommodation is assigned in two ways:

  • facilitated access is reserved for prospective students from outside the local area who are on the eligibility list published every year in the month of July. The eligibility list is compiled by ER.GO on the basis of parameters relating to student needs and achievement;
  • free access is for all students, including exchange students those participating in international mobility projects, who require part-time or temporary accommodations.

How does facilitated access work?

  • To obtain accommodation in the university residences, you must be a university student from outside the local area and meet certain financial and academic requirements. 

Library services

The Library System at UNIMORE has 10 branches in Modena and Reggio Emilia and offers an expanding collection of print and electronic materials. It services the needs of all University departments, and holds over one million printed documents, extensive runs of journal literature and e-journals, a wide range of electronic resources, and prestigious collections of rare books.

ICT services

Wireless Access to the University Network

  • Throughout the university there are designated "hot spots" where students can connect to the wireless network with their portable computers and devices. 

Medical services

Please refer to your National Health Service before leaving your home country in order to make sure to have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued by your country of origin (or equivalent document for the European States for which, even if transitorily, it has not yet been introduced, i.e. E-109).

Student Life

Campus life

  • UNIMORE is located in the heart of one of Europe's wealthiest and most dynamic regions, which is world-renowned for its production of mechanical parts, engines, sports cars (e.g. Ferrari and Maserati) as well as for its agro-food sector, ceramic tiles and manufacturing industries.
  • UNIMORE is located in two cities with the highest quality of living standards in Italy. Both Modena and Reggio Emilia are considered important cities of art and culture, and Modena's cathedral and main square are on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.

Sports facilities

In the city of Modena alone there are over 500 facilities for a wide range of sports, from swimming to soccer. Recently, a new state-of-the-art rugby stadium was opened in the city, and continues to capture the imagination of the most avid sports fans in Italy. Reggio Emilia boasts numerous facilities for all kinds of sports, such as swimming, tennis and rugby, to name a few.

Student clubs

The aim of the student associations is to bring students of shared background and interests together for fun and friendship.

  • ASAM  - Associazione Studenti Africani Modena (African Student Association –Modena)
  • ASNOCRE - Associazione Studenti Non Comunitari di Reggio Emilia (Non-EU Student Association
  • ASSUNIMORE - Associazione degli studenti dell'Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • ESN - Exchange Network Erasmus Association

Student Reviews

Overall a fantastic experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience was overall great, with a good understanding of the topics and marvelous human relationships. Although I didn't accept that there is still a great use of the Italian language during the lectures and a minimal presence of international students. The university in fact it's quite small and also didn't have a lot of services. But, what is fundamental, is that...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university experience was very satisfying, also thanks to the Erasmus study program that Iattended in Sweden. Moreover, also the study offer of my university is very rich and full of interesting courses.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hard skills are the technical skills you learn through your education, training or job experiences. These skills will be directly related to the job you're applying for. Many of these skills will help you manage your employees and their projects. Hard skills you can include on your resume: Public speaking Project management Digital communication Foreign...

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