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Sapienza University of Rome

4.2 out of 5 (489 ratings / 456 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

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (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
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
171 32
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
201 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
114 5
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

This life is given to everyone once. For this reason, living in a country in our little world seems illogical and cruel to me. As a result, this chance is not always given to people. I work to represent my country and to follow my dreams. To do this, you
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying at this university is perfect for me. Because I learning about different cultures a lot of countries from my mates and this will be help for me at my future life.

Leave Italy,go study abroad is much better!
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

This univerisity didn't gave me the experience I was looking for. Is very disorganized,and the study programme is very old and not innovative at all. Indeed, this university is not recognized,the University of Groningen n the Netherlands did not care about my path in this university. I would not reccomend it.

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Meysam Shahrooz rated 2 out of 5 stars

The university is so big; however, they lack some of the very fundamental things in their infrastructure, like dorm residence for students, a central library and etc. The overall management is so poor, in a way that they do not care if a student can pass all those different exams in one semester or not. The worst part is that attending lectures is not mandatory. There are...

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