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University of Naples Federico II

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. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Graduating from the University of Naples Federico II means having gained insight into the Italian and international world of business.
  • Enrolling at Federico II University means studying in the oldest European University.
  • The University of Naples Federico II is in connection with 264 universities.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (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

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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225 6
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
301 -100
201 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 -50
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
424 48
472 9
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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

Are you able to improve myself?
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

The university was not really organised but i’m happy to have met some Professors Who taught me a lot of things

Master in take the best from great opportunities
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Strong attitude and discipline helped me during my university period, but the educational system was not stimulating and adapt to my person that's why I decided for 2 years to take gaps to go abroad (1y in Paris and 1y in Budapest) to work as an intern in a Global NGO (AIESEC) to improve my hard and soft skills and my professional experience

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love studying communication, beacuse in this way it is possible to understand what's going on in people's mind when they make choices. I think my university is well-organized and the exams are interesting with very professional teachers.