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University of Siena

4.3 out of 5 (238 reviews) Siena, Italy
The University of Siena awards first cycle, second cycle and single long cycle degrees in the 15 Departments. Postgraduate education at the University of Siena is carried out in postgraduate schools. Vocational and advanced master’s programmes (third cycle), training, advanced training and refresher courses and summer schools, while postgraduate research is performed in the doctoral schools.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Business & Management (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)

About

Education

The University of Siena awards first cycle, second cycle and single long cycle degrees in the following faculties: Economics, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Arts and Humanities in Arezzo, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences and Political Science, as well as several interfaculty degrees.The teaching activities of the University of Siena’s first and second level courses are generally carried out in one of the nine faculties.Postgraduate education at the University of Siena is carried out in postgraduate schools, master’s programmes, training, advanced training and refresher courses and summer schools, while postgraduate research is performed in the doctoral schools.

Research

Scientific research is carried out within the University’s departments, which are organized into one or more research sectors according to their aims or methods. Within each sector, research activities are launched and coordinated and proposals are defined for the establishment and organization of doctoral research programmes.The consultancy and research activities carried out at the University for third parties are also usually performed within the departments.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 50
2018
401 100
2017
501
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
400
2017
-
2016
-
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
701 100
2018
801 -100
2017
701
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Services

Student services

Based on a special agreement with the University of Siena, the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (DSU-Toscana) promotes various cultural and recreational activities for university students.

This Regional Agency also runs students’ scholarships, university apartments and canteens.

The DSU-Toscana encourages students to participate in theatrical and musical events by offering contributions, reduced rates, partial reimbursements of cinema season tickets or passes and organises other cultural initiatives such as guided tours of museums and the area.

Housing services

Limited number of places at the University Residences owned by the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio (Regional Office for the Right to Higher Education) are reserved for International exchange students. Almost all of the rooms are twin rooms with 2 beds. The current price per person is 297,00 Euros per month.

Library services

The Economics Library, born with the Faculty as a Library of the Institute of Economics and subsequently the Central Library of the Faculty of Economics "Richard M. Goodwin", specializes in business, economics, statistics and mathematics, law, social policy , historical and banking. 

Medical services

EU students with an European Health Insurance Card can use the public health service Azienda Sanitaria Locale. They can choose a doctor for the entire period of stay at the University Front Office.

For appointments with a specialist can go to the public health centre.

Student Life

Sports facilities

In collaboration with the Regional Authority for Higher Education Grants (Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario - ARDSU) and Siena University Sports Centre (CUS), the University promotes sports for students by offering courses for free or at reduced rates in: basketball, football, volleyball, rugby, judo, weight training, fencing and tennis.

Student clubs

There are many associations promoting leisure activities or facilitating professional apprenticeships and internships, such as the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC), the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) and Spectrum, the student magazine.

Student Reviews

Siena only can (and should) do better!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Studying in Siena is magical. The city is a perfect student size, especially if you live in the centre. There are students from all around the world and this gives you the opportunity to share you experience with different backgrounds no only on a study level, but on a cultural one. Not to be forgotten: language diversity, which is a plus for linguistics students. The study programme is mostly...
Weird
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
It is a good challange for me to adop new culture.
walk of life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Per me questi anni sono stati la più grande occasione di crescita che abbia mai avuto. Senza mai dimenticare lo studio, sono stati soprattutto gli incontri, le persone che ho trovato sul mio percorso a dare un senso. I loro gesti,le loro parole, i momenti passati insieme hanno segnato questi anni in maniera indelebile . E Siena, con le sue strade, la sua piazza, le sue notti ha reso possibile t...