University for Foreigners of Siena

4.0 out of 5 (59 ratings / 59 reviews) Siena, Italy
The University for Foreigners of Siena is a public university specialized in the teaching of Italian as well as many other languages. It also specializes in scientific research on the diffusion of the Italian language and culture in the world and in contact between Italian and other languages and cultures.

About

Education

Degrees and Certifications Offered:

  • Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degrees (Three years) 
  • Postgraduate Master’s degrees (Two years) 
  • One-year postgraduate non-degree courses (Master level I and Master level II)
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Ph.D studies
  • Italian language and culture courses for foreigners
  • Training, refresher and specialization courses for teachers
  • E-Learning and distance education
  • Certifications for language learners and teachers

Research

The University for Foreigners of Siena specializes in scientific research on the diffusion of the Italian language and culture in the world.

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Services

Housing services

Sixty places at the University Halls of Residences, that are owned by the Azienda DSU Toscana (Regional Authority  for the Right to Higher Education) are reserved for International Exchange students.Almost all of the rooms are twin rooms with 2 beds. The current price per person is 297,00 euros per month.The International Office will allocate the rooms on a first come, first served basis and will contact students providing an accommodation proposal and giving instructions on how to confirm the reservation.

Library services

The Library is a teaching and research support center of the University for Foreigners who acquires, organizes and conserves bibliographic material.

Its services are mainly aimed at teachers, students and staff of the University.

It is however open to all for consultation and reading on site. It is an open shelf library: users can directly access books and magazines.

Student Life

Campus life

Through the Center for International Programs, Siena College offers international students the exciting opportunity to study in the United States in a supportive, caring environment. At Siena, you will gain valuable academic and practical training in a wide variety of courses of study; you will also develop close working relationships with top-notch faculty and fellow students. Our beautiful, park-like campus, located in the heart of New York's Capital District, also offers many opportunities for personal development, entertainment, and sport. 

Accreditation

The university has received the European Label for Languages eleven times, from 2004 to 2018. This is an award given by the European Union for language projects that have promoted the teaching and learning of languages through innovation and effective teaching practices, encouraging awareness of European linguistic heritage and motivating citizens to pursue multilingualism throughout their lives.In addition, the University has obtained the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Italian language courses, CILS and DITALS certifications. This certification guarantees quality and reliability for all students.

Student Reviews

Overall Review
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The programmes are interesting, no fundings for international exchanges.

a good university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

i really liked the subjects of this university, but obviously some classes were better than others even for the teachers. In my experience, the languages courses are not very easy to follow especially if you have never studied that language before.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Università per Stranieri of Siena allows you to study languages in-depth, not only the grammatical and linguistic aspects, but also the cultural aspects. The teachers and native speakers of my languages of study (English, French and Spanish) have proved to be very competent and attentive to the needs of the students. In addition, other subjects such as cultural...

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