University of Calabria


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The University of Calabria (UniCal) is a university named for the region in southern Italy, where it lies in the hamlet of Arcavacata, in the town of Rende. Sometimes, Calabria is called the “toe” of Italy’s “boot” shape.

The University of Calabria was Italy’s first residential campus university, and remains one of few in a country dominated by university towns. Its campus office is responsible for providing residential services. On campus, students can access numerous facilities, including a sports centre, a health centre, theatres and museums.

Some 780 slots are on offer to international students wishing to enrol in one of its bachelor’s or master’s degree programmes. The university language centre offers Italian courses for any foreign attendees wanting to brush up on their lingua, but the centre is also a place to pick up a new language such as Spanish or German.

The University of Calabria offers six academic areas of study: engineering; economics, political and social sciences; humanities; education; sciences; pharmacy, nutritional and health sciences. They are arranged into 14 departments offering 80 degree courses.

The University of Calabria announces a public selection, based on qualifications only, for early admission of international students to 1st Cycle Degree Courses (Three years’ Bachelor Degrees), 2nd Cycle One-Tier Degree Courses (Five years’ Master’s Degrees) and 2nd Cycle Degree Courses (Two Years’ Master’s Degrees) for a.y. 2020/2021.

University of Calabria awards 138 scholarships to foreign students enrolled in a Master’s Degree (2nd Cycle Degree) for a.y. 2020/2021 (3 scholarships for each Master’s Degree and 6 for each Master’s Degree in English). These grants consist of free services of accommodation and canteen (two meals per day) in the University’s Campus and an amount of money to winning applicants who meet specific income requirements.
For all International students an intensive course (80 hours) of Italian language and culture is offered before the beginning of each semester (starting from September 2020).
To participate in the new Call, click on the colored buttons at the bottom of the page - Deadline April 02, 2020.

University of Calabria is composed of 14 Departments offering a total of 80 Degree Courses provided at both levels, Bachelor and Master; 10 PhD Schools; 22 Post Graduate Masters.
The Campus includes 127 Research Labs and 210 Classrooms.
University of Calabria offers 3 Master’s Degree courses entirely in English: Computer Science, Finance and Insurance and Computer Engineering for the Internet of Things and 2 Master’s Degree courses partially in English: Modern Philology (Italian Studies curriculum) and Management Engineering.

English language support is provided within several courses, thanks to English tutors, exams in English, final papers or dissertations written in English, etc.

Presently around 800 international students, coming from 79 different countries, live on Campus.

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Rende is a small town with 36,000 residents. The university prides itself on the warmth of its staff and students, and the spirit of friendship extended to newcomers by townspeople.

The area is notable for its outstanding natural beauty. The nearby Sila, Pollino and Aspromonte mountains offer hiking trails, while ski slopes are just 30 minutes away on the heights of Camigliatello. Local beaches offer the chance for a more relaxing day of sunbathing or swimming in the warm Tyrrhenian waters, just 30 minutes away from the campus.



University of Calabria

Università della Calabria
via Pietro Bucci
87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Cs

Rende, Calabria, Italy
+39 0984/495060

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