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University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

4 out of 5 (66 reviews) Modena, Italy
UNIMORE has a longstanding tradition (it was founded in 1175) and is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research. It is ranked 2nd among public universities according to Italy's leading financial daily, and among the top 8 medium-sized Italian universities by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012.



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. The first to be invited to teach was Pillio da Medicina from Bologna.


Unimore offers a rich variety of programmes for higher education and research. Students can select between Bachelor's degrees, Single Cycle Master's Degrees and Master's degrees, some of them completely taught in English.


UNIMORE benefits from a longstanding relationship with the area's firms and corporations, which provide private support for university research and a unique opportunity for on-the-job training before graduation. Statistics show that graduates from the University have excellent job prospects, well above the national average.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

International students can contact the International Welcome Desk for customized assistance in procedure like housing, tax code, practicalities, etc.

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

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.

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

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.

Student Reviews

Could be better but acceptable
Benjamin Kofi Opoku rated 3 out of 5 stars
Had a bad experience as im an independent student thus funding myself and the burocratic processes makes it hard to recieve help from the government as i dont meet requirements so have to work full time to support making studies tedious...but overall studying at this university with everything in place makes it a nice one. Nice facilities too
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Hamideh rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
I had an excellent experience for studying in this university, first of all, i have a chance to grant a scholarship based on the economic condition of my family and . as an international student I granted this scholarship and took a chance to study in Italy. it provides fully-funded scholarships, including university tuition fees, a monthly stipend, residential accommodation and dining faciliti...
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Adriana Tersigni rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the fact that the LACOM course focused not only on languages but precisely about how the function of languages have different levels of impacts according to the area one is trying to understand. How to use commercial languages in the right way. Even though it was mostly focused on the linguistic part, for such reason I would like to have to opportunity to focus more on the econ...