Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome

Top reasons to study here

  • Sapienza ranked very well in the QS Employability 2019 Rankings on Alumni Employability climbing to the excellence of the first 100 universities worldwide.
  • Sapienza places first worldwide in "Classics & Ancient History" according to the rankings published on February 28, 2018, by Quacquarelli-Symonds.
  • Sapienza was ranked as the first Italian university for the seventh year in a row.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

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. 

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
101 50
2021
151
2020
151
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
2023
171
2022
171
2021
171
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
2023
201 -4
2022
197 4
2021
201
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
2023
-
2022
-
2021
114
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.

Services

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 5 out of 5 stars

I’m really satisfied of my study course. I can improve my technical skills during these years.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

National number one university with a lot to offer

Energy Engineer
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university provided a challenging and technically proficient learning environment for me. Throughout the course, professors are incredibly supportive and helpful to the students. I have acquired knowledge about other cultures, languages, and traditions in addition to my education.

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