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University for Foreigners of Siena

4.0 out of 5 (34 ratings / 34 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.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



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


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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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.


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

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I would recommend it because I think it's very organised and teachers are generally good.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university gives a lot of opportunities and a lot of languages courses.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Siena is beautiful but also rather boring.

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