The University of Naples Federico II (Italian: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) is a university located in Naples, Italy. It was founded in 1224 and is organized into 13 faculties. It is the world's oldest state university and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation. The university is named after its founder Frederick II.

Top reasons to study here

  • One of the oldest and largest universities in the world.
  • Higher education and research training.
  • Combine teaching and research excellence with the warm and friendly atmosphere.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)



Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor established the University of Naples as the Studium with an Imperial Charter, on 5 June 1224. In recognition of its founder, the university was named Federico II in 1987.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
472 9
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
225 6
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Library services

The library system at the University of Naples, Federico II includes about 160 structures spread across a vast territori that goes from Portici to Fuorigrotta. There are more than 1,200,000 books and there are also about 18,000 periodicals.

ICT services

Multimedia learning centers are points of access to the Internet which can be found in various structures of the university. All students who have completed the enrolment procedures at the university will have access to them.

Medical services

In Italy , health-care through the National Health Service (SSN) is available also for foreign citizens who are temporary residents. EU citizens must have the European Health Insurance Card, while non-EU citizens must show proof of coverage by health insurance.

Student Reviews

a formative experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like the open minded environment but I think that services will have to be improved
live... study .... Pizza!
salma moussa rated 4 out of 5 stars
i like that the professors have empathy for students, cooperative and flexible, the overall load is acceptable but you need to study hard for the exams because it test your deep understanding of the courses; the buraucracy and the administrative work needs imprpvement.
Anonymous rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
Mi experiencia ha sido positiva, la recomendo