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University of Naples Federico II

3.7 out of 5 (78 ratings / 76 reviews) Naples, Italy
The foundation of the university was carried out within the framework of an administrative reform pursued by the emperor with the objective of training bureaucrats in becoming loyal to him as well as becoming capable of monitoring local nobles whom he distrusted. 

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



It is one of the oldest universities to be founded by a head of State while other educational institutions by and large were a product of corporate initiatives.  


The University of Naples Federico II is equipped with 26 departments, 4 faculties, and over 50 research centers, as well as 4 academies, all of which are in collaboration with leading companies.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

The company International Students Union (ISU) will help you finding accommodation in Naples. The service, offered on behalf of the University of Naples Federico II, is free of charge.

Library services

The library system of the University of Naples Federico II includes libraries of area, center and department.

These libraries are distributed throughout the city and surrounding areas, covering a span of approximately 17 km from the building site to the northwest of Agnano and Fuorigrotta to Portici.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The sport activities available for students are organised and managed by the C.U.S. (University Sports Centre)

Activities and facilities available:

  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Canoeing (Canottieri Napoli Via Acton)
  • Fitness Gym

Student Reviews

University at Federico II
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Professors are very prepared, study programmes are detailed and very book oriented. University life lacks of community and activities, like group projects. I had an overall positive experience.

My experience at Federico II
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My degree has been very focused on Literature, rather than on Languages and linguistics. Unfortunately, this university is very big, and humanities faculty has never had a proper organisation.

Federico II University: 4.0 Industry
Marta Buonfiglio rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm attending my last year of the masters' degree in Innovation and International Management. The purpose of this programme is to give an insight about the technological changes that are affecting our world in an economic perspective. In particular, I have attendend courses such as Service Innovation, Innovation Management, Innovation Law, International Accounting, Risk...


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