University of Macerata

4.3 out of 5 (76 ratings / 76 reviews) Macerata, Italy
The University of Macerata - founded in 1290 - is u na  small largest cultural institution , proud of its past and increasingly aware of the role it plays in building the future of the younger generation and the relationship with the City and the Territory.

Master's Programmes

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The University of Macerata was founded in 1290 and it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Its main activities are focused on the humanities and social sciences.


Students are offered a broad range of courses supported by state-of-the-art services, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes, specialisation schools and summer schools in cultural heritage, economics, philosophy, law, arts and humanities, languages, linguistic mediation, communication, education, political science and tourism.

The Giacomo Leopardi School of Advanced Studies offers excellent multidisciplinary teaching programmes for young and talented students. Thanks to the local Confucius Institute, the University of Macerata plays a leading role in promoting Chinese language and culture.


The University of Macerata aims to contribute to the development of people and society through advanced research that is focused on excellence and internationalisation. We firmly believe in the added value that social and human sciences bring to the understanding of complex socio-economic and political issues, according to an interdisciplinary perspective.

Innovation is frequently the result of well-balanced interdisciplinary approaches. The ability to imagine future developments and to come up with truly intelligent and problem-solving strategies is never simply a question of adopting or adapting new technologies.


  • The organization of curricular internship courses is managed by the Training and Internship Offer Office . The internship or "training and orientation internship" is a period of training that the student carries out at a company, a public or private body. It aims to create moments of alternation between study and work and facilitate professional choices.
  • The University of Macerata offers orientation services, training activities and opportunities for contact with the world of work.

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Student services

The University of Macerata International Relations Office – IRO is the first port of call for all international students

IRO maintains the relationships with partner foreign universities and manages programmes for research and international cooperation to obtain credits and recognized qualifications. It is also in charge of managing European programmes such as Erasmus + and takes care of a number of non-European Exchange programmes outside of Europe, for instance with Albania, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Russia and the United States of America. IRO organizes also two Summer Programmes, with the University of Princeton (USA) and Murdoch University (Australia).

Housing services

The students who wish to apply for one of the available rooms (mainly double) must choose the relevant entry in the section Accommodation of the On-Line Application form .

Library services

In its spacious and refurbished reading room the centre offers a digital library, a didactic library, an interlibrary loan service and two IT laboratories with WI-FI connection. It is an excellent facility for research activities.

ICT services

In the city of Macerata, in all the university buildings, in other public buildings and in the town centre aunique login account will open a free of charge 24/7 Wifi connection.

Student Life

Campus life

There are two university canteens in Macerata: one is in the historic town centre and the other in the Faculty of Education-Tourism. Both are run by ERSU (the Regional Agency for students services).

You will need a rechargeable card to make use of the canteens and pay for your meal. You can apply for this card on line by completing the online form.

All year round there are lots of enjoyable things to do in Macerata, including cultural events, sport activities and competitions, theatrical and musical shows for all tastes.

Sports facilities

If you feel like practicing sports you can contact the University Sports Centre. It offers a wide range of sports courses at competitive prices. You will find volleyball, football, tennis, aerobics, aikido, karate, modern dance courses and many more.

Student Reviews

Resent Alumni
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

International Tourism and destination management master’s degree at UNIMC was quite a memorable experience for about two years of my program. The University has been hospitable for international students All over the world, They have a community-friendly Administration and it offers one of the best learning environments for students. It has been difficult at times and took...

My university experience
Andrea Santarelli rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like the way we learn languages through many activities and the interactions between students and professor

Italian University in European context
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My University is one of the oldest universities in Italy because it was founded in 1290s'. In addition to the faculty of languages and linguistic mediation it has many associated faculties, for this reason it has a high number of student members, but still modest compared to the large Italian cities. It is an easily accessible University and does not require tuition fees....


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