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University of Perugia

4.0 out of 5 (49 ratings / 47 reviews) Perugia, Italy
The Università degli Studi di Perugia, founded in 1308, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and one of the most accredited, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education. Their goal is to provide students with the finest quality degree programmes and academic opportunities within a stimulating multicultural environment.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of Perugia was founded in 1308. In that year, Pope Clement V issued a bull entitled Super specula, which granted the Studium of the city the authority to engage in higher education. The bull made Perugia a leggere generaliter, giving its degree courses universal validity and recognition.


In recent years, the University has undertaken a broad renewal of its degree programs and curricula, which prepare students to meet the demands of the labor market and to satisfy the needs for innovation expressed by employers in private and public sectors. 

Nowadays, the University of Perugia offers a vast array of degree programs, which cover nearly all fields of study authorized by the national Ministry of Higher Education. The University's teaching faculty combines a long and solid tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation and an interdisciplinary approach that ensures students the synergies needed for the acquisition of flexible educational training based on a mixture of skills and abilities.


Currently, there are about 50 research groups that received grants from the European Research network. The scientific research and education conducted in the University Departments is amplified by the activities of numerous specialized institutes and centers, the Teaching Hospital in Veterinary Medicine, and three internationally recognized centers of excellence: the Centre for Innovative Applied Nanostructural Materials in Chemistry, Physics, and Biomedicine (CEMIN), the Beer Research Centre (CRB), and the Centre for Innovative Applied Scientific Technologies in Archaeological and Art Historical Research (SMAart).


The University internships are aimed at helping students and graduates of the Università degli Studi di Perugia by providing them with the opportunity to come into direct contact with the world of work. The maximum duration of an internship is of 12 months.There are two types of internship: curricular and extra-curricular.

  • Curricular internships allow students to earn training credits, and are managed directly by each Department
  • Extra-curricular internships are aimed at graduates and must be carried out within 12 months from the obtainment of the degree

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Student services

The Student Council is a representative body composed of students, whose role covers various proactive, advisory and monitory functions.

Housing services

  • Accommodation in a Hall of Residence: Access to accommodation and cafeteria services as well as the related scholarships is provided for by a Public Call for Applications. 
  • Private accommodation: There is also an on-line service that, within the framework of an agreement with the Università degli Studi di Perugia, helps students find certified private accommodations at favorable conditions and without having to pay a commission.
  • Short term accommodation: Should you need a place to stay temporarily you can opt for a Youth Hostel or a Hotel. 

Library services

The Library Service Center (Centro Servizi Bibliotecari - CSB) manages several libraries located throughout Perugia and Terni. 

ICT services

Most departments have one or more IT labs which are freely available to our students.

Medical services

The Università degli studi di Perugia offers its non-resident students (both EU students and non EU students) the opportunity to take advantage of free basic health care provided by general practitioners or emergency medical care doctors.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Università degli Studi di Perugia offers several sports services and facilities:

  • The "G. Bambagioni" University Sports and Recreation Complex is a modern facility located just outside the city center and only a few minutes away from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and that of Agricultural Sciences 
  • The University Swimming Pool is open to both University students and the general public. The facility has been recently renovated.  
  • University Sports Center- CUS is part of the National network of University Sports Centers (CUSI, Centro Universitario Sportivo Italiano) aiming at promoting a healthy lifestyle and sports among University students. 

Student clubs

There are several associations at the Università degli Studi di Perugia which offer students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities:

  • The University Theatre Center (CUT) offers educational sessions as well as the chance to take part in plays.
  • The University also manages a Choir, directed by Maestro Marta Alunni Pini. Both students and staff can participate. 
  • The University also has a Chamber Orchestra. Only Italian and enrolled foreign students wishing to join the Orchestra may audition. The Orchestra collaborates with the Choir as well as with various soloists.

Student Reviews

University of Perugia pros and cons
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I consider my University approach to education very efficient. I really like interactive classes and its tendency to focus on activities which enhance a practical way of thinking and acting. I particularly appreciated literature courses as they improve either reasoning or academic writing abilities. Professors care about their classes and they always make sure students...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Perugia allows students to acquire marketing and communication skills, also making group projects in various subjects. I highly recommend, because I am very satisfied even as regards the availability and interest of the teachers.

aamir saleem rated 1 out of 5 stars



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