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Sapienza University of Rome

4.2 out of 5 (250 ratings / 207 reviews) Roma, Italy
The world's leading university rankings place Sapienza at the top of Italian universities for quality of research, education and international dimension; moreover, Sapienza excels and leads as a benchmark in many subject areas.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Sapienza’s story begins in 1303.The university was erected outside of the Vatican walls, and while this did not completely resolve the many issues between the university and the clergy, it surely catalysed a new relation between the City of Rome and the many scholars that arrived at the new university from around the world. 


Sapienza’s academic structure is based on 11 Faculties comprising over 60 premier academic and research Departments. Departments, in charge of making decisions about their policies and goals, provide a transformative education and inspire innovative research of service to the nation and to the betterment of society.

The Departments guarantee excellence and diversity of research and research training across all major discipline areas and emerging fields. Their aim is to provide academic leadership and research training, developing strategic partnerships with other universities, with industry around the world and with the European Community.


Scientific research activity at Sapienza covers an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines, reaching levels of excellence in many areas, including archaeology, physics and astrophysics, humanities and cultural heritage, the environment, nanotechnologies, cell and gene therapy, design, aerospace, social and economic sciences. Nobel Prize winners and internationally renowned scientists have taught and/or studied at Sapienza.


Sapienza University offers to students and graduated the chance of doing internships and stages to help them entering in the world of work.

Sapienza University promotes the activation of synergies with public and private bodies on a national and international scale to develop an efficient collaboration between the educational system and the productive’s.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.


Student services

The Hello Help Desk provides information to foreign students who wish to study, conduct research or participate in internships at Sapienza University. Hello also helps students contact the right offices and people.

The Hello Helpdesk provides students with detailed information based on individual needs both at its office and via telephone, e-mail and social media.

Students can request information on enrolment, undergraduate and graduate degrees, specialisation schools, PhDs, master courses, internships, individual courses and thesis research.

Library services

Sapienza offers 53 distinct libraries that function cooperatively to provide centralized online services, including a catalog, electronic resources, information services, and document exchange. The collections include ca. 2,600,000 modern and ancient books, periodicals, databases, electronic and multimedia resources.

Student Life

Campus life

The main Sapienza Campus, the “Città universitaria,” was designed by Architect Marcello Piacentini and inaugurated in 1935. It’s a true city within the city where educational activities are integrated with administrative and reception structures, library services and museums.

Besides the historical campus on Piazzale Aldo Moro in the San Lorenzo Neighbourhood, Sapienza has various faculty and department buildings and offices in various areas of Rome, as well as university centres in other areas of the Lazio Regino.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

The university was a science based one, it was huge with many subjects taught, but I decided to change my subject.

Great campus!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

"La Sapienza" is a rich enviroment, it gave me an enjoying study experience.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in Sapienza is fantastic , it was fantastic , now with the covid situation ....not really. The organization can be better , but is fine also like this, the structure where i was studying is in front of the colosseum so what to tell more? and in general the structures are all pretty well.Anyway there would be to much to say about it , is a experience.

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