University of Foggia

Foggia, Italy
Site: www.unifg.it Founded: 1999 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 12 pts. No. Students: 11000 Languages: Italian Phone: +390881338415
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The University of Foggia, located in Foggia, Italy, was founded in 1991 and was fully recognized in 1999. Since its foundation (Italian Ministerial Decree 05.08.1999), the Università degli Studi di Foggia has presented – in terms of education and research – a dynamic and innovative proposal. A module characterised by didactics in step with the territorial requirements, by applied local research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of University activities.

From its birth the university, at a training and research level, has presented a dynamic and innovative proposal. This model is characterised by teaching which is attentive to local needs, locally applicated research projects, internationalization, orientation, cultural events and promotion of university events.
The Departments (Agriculture, Economics, Law, Arts and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery) with their three-year degree courses, specialist degree courses, numerous masters, research doctorates and specialization schools have contributed towards making the university a cultural centre which enables young people to acquire the professional training necessary for society and the working world.

The six Departments (“Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment”, “Economics”, “Law”, “Humanities. Literature, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences”, “Clinical and Experimental Medicine”, “Medical and Surgical Sciences”) with three-year degree courses, the specialist degrees, the Master’s degree courses, an Interdepartmental Research centre, the large number of Master’s courses, research doctorates, and the specialist colleges have contributed to turning the University of Foggia into a cultural centre in which young people can acquire professional training that meets the needs expressed by society and the world of work.

During years – and in line with the actions undertaken in previous years – the Università degli Studi di Foggia has expanded and consolidated all the initiatives and activities aimed at improving and qualifying the teaching methodology, research, international relations (by participating in a large number of international cooperation projects promoting students’ and teachers’ exchange), services to students, as well as the development of the university buildings (with the adaptation of the existing structures and the acquisition of new ones), the information system and the library system.

  • Department of Economics

  • Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

  • Department of Humanities Letters, Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences

  • Department of Law

  • Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

The university of Foggia was established on 5 August 1999 by means of the decree issued on that date by the Ministry of university and scientific and Technological Research. Foggia, however, was the seat of polo of the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" from the academic year 1990-1991, with the gemmed faculties of Law, Economics and Agriculture, and in the academic year 1993/94 the degree course in medicine and surgery had also been activated.

Obtained full autonomy in 1999, the Faculty of Arts and philosophy was established in 2000. Later, the Faculty of training Sciences was also established. From 1999 to 2008 he was rector Antonio Muscio, full professor of animal husbandry, from 2008 to 2013 Giuliano Volpe, full professor of Archaeology and from November 2013 Maurizio Ricci.

The offices of the various faculties are located throughout the city. The location of educational and research facilities is, in fact, organized by poli. The management center, where the rectorate and the entire Central Administration are located, is located in the Fair area where there are other important public bodies such as the police and the municipality. The economic-legal pole is located near the Municipal Villa and not far from the Railway Station. More precisely, the presidency of the Faculty of law is located in a neoclassical style building that rises in the center of the city (Largo Pope John Paul II) and that was the seat of the Palace of Justice. The headquarters and the presidency of economy are integrated with the complex of the Irip (Institute of horse increment) in Via Caggese, not far from the Faculty of law. The humanistic pole is located in the oldest part of the city. More precisely, the headquarters and the presidency of letters are located at the former Maternity Hospital in via Arpi while in their vicinity (Largo Civitella) is also located the Faculty of Education Sciences. The scientific center is in the area of Via Napoli where is located the headquarters and the presidency of Agraria as well as the headquarters and the presidency of Medicine that integrate with the United Hospitals. The degree course in motor Sciences takes place in a complex closer, in the air, to the directional pole than to the Faculty of Medicine.

The city of San Severo, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lucera, Cerignola, Manfredonia and Barletta were the offices of the university and have hosted several graduate courses: four in San Severo (afferent to the faculties of Economics, Medicine, and Agriculture), two at San Giovanni Rotondo (Medicine), one in Lucera (Letters), and one in Cerignola (Agricultural science), one in Manfredonia (Economy) and one of Barletta (Medicine). In total, these municipalities have contributed significantly to the implementation of the university of foggia and, not surprisingly, the first name proposed for the university was the University of Capitanata, to emphasize the dissemination of the institution in the territory of the province, and the plurality of the municipalities in which it had sponsored the birth. Recently, as a result of the process of rationalization of the training offer, most of the ordinary training activities of the university take place in Foggia, reserving to the aforementioned cities only some activities of high education or degree courses in health professions.

In 2008 an ambitious project was launched: the adoption of a private collection, which served to constitute the first fund of Italian literature translated into other languages. The project closed in 2010. On September 20, 2013, the New Bio-Medical Center of the university was inaugurated in Via Napoli and on September 30, the humanistic Center was inaugurated, in an ancient complex dating back to the sixteenth century.

Admission Requirements

Non-EU citizens resident abroad, who do not have an Italian residence permit, must submit a pre-application request to the Italian diplomatic representation in their country of residence. They can apply for a single Italian university and for a single degree programme.

The competent Italian Embassy/Consulate is the authority responsible for accepting their pre-applications and checking if they meet the requirements for the Study visa.

The number of places available for this kind of students (reserved quotas) is established every academic year by the Italian universities and published on the website of the MIUR (Italian text) – the Ministry of University and Research.

Pre-application for a degree course

a) Admission to a 1st level programme (Laurea) or a single-cycle programme (Laurea magistrale a ciclo unico)

Applicants must submit to the Italian Embassy/Consulate the documento form A, along with the following documents:

  • Final school leaving qualification
  • certificate proving the completion of one or two years of academic studies or a post-secondary title in case the educational system of their country lasts only 11 or 10 years
  • certificate attesting that they have passed the University entrance examination, if required by the law in their country (e.g. GAO KAO for China, Vestibular for Brazil, etc.)
  • 2 photos.

Applicants who are unable to get hold of their diploma in due time will be allowed to apply on a conditional basis. They will submit their diploma, translated, authenticated and accompanied by the Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco (Certificate of Equivalence of Qualification), within the date of enrolment.

b) Admission to a 2nd level programme (Laurea magistrale)

Applicants must submit to the Italian Embassy/Consulate the documento form A, along with the following documents:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent first level degree
  • university transcript with all the exams taken (Diploma supplement if available)
  • 2 photos

Valid documents 

All documents must be officially translated into Italian and authenticated by the authorities of the country in which they were issued - except in the case of specific international agreements and conventions that provide for exemption.
Each degree/diploma/title must be accompanied by the Dichiarazione di valore in loco (Statement of validity), issued by the Italian Embassy in the country in which the qualification was awarded.
Please note that these are general information, for further details about the admission conditions and procedures, please consult the ministerial regulations.

Acceptance of the application request

To find out if their pre-application request has been accepted, applicants must contact the Embassy or Consulatewhere it was originally submitted (usually from the second half of July on). The eligible candidates will collect their documentation and, once in Italy, deliver it to the International Students Office as required by the enrolment procedures specified for each kind of programme.

Competence in Italian

Non-EU citizens resident abroad are required to take an Italian language test before enrolling. Usually the exam is at the end of August/beginning of September, before the admission tests to First cycle and Second cycle.

The following students are exempted from taking the Italian language exam:

  1. those who hold a certificate attesting their knowledge of the language at B2 level (e.g. CELI 3 certificate)
  2. those who have attended some Italian Schools abroad
  3. those applying to programmes entirely taught in English or some master's programmes without entrance examination

Candidates interested in knowing more about the exemptions at the points a) and b) had better directly apply to the Italian Cultural Institutes in their countries.

University of Foggia is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Foggia, Puglia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): San Severo, Manfredonia, Cerignola. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università degli Studi di Foggia (UNIFG) is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Foggia (UNIFG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

The formal system for accreditation of State University programs in Italy began in 1933. This law accredits a set of Universities, faculties, and courses. It involves two separate but correlated programs that were instituted at the same time: First, each University went through a four-step process to adopt and approve its own Regolamenti Didattici di Ateneo (RDA). The RDA establishes the rules for the organisation of teaching at the university, including establishing the requirements and objectives of each degree program, the curricula, credits awarded and requirements and objectives of examinations.

The RDA's were developed in consultation with representatives of the individual university, the regional coordinating committee (CRC), employers and the National University Council and are ultimately approved by the Ministry of Education (MIUR). Second, a series of formal, objective standards was adopted as minimum requirements for approval of any programs.

Student Card

The Student Card, which provides on-line services to students and teachers. The Student Card is an electronic card with which students can book exams on line, check the examination dates, make sure that their personal details and the data related to the payment of tuition fees and other contributions are correct.

House Information Point

The House Information Point has been operating for several years to promote the encounter between the demand for, and the offer of lodgings in the city so as to contribute to keep the rent down.

WeST Information Point

The Università degli Studi di Foggia also offers the WeST Information Point (Web Senza Tabù, Web Without Taboo), which is an on-line information centre dedicated to students with disabilities. The WeST Information Point gives constantly updated news regarding not only University-related issues but also social and cultural themes at local and national level.

Work Orientation Information Point

The Work Orientation Information Point (or Placement Office), which provides information to graduates/undergraduates who are looking for work as well as to companies, conducts post-graduate orientation activities in order to help graduates get into the world of work, and promotes the encounter between the demand for, and the offer of work.

Language centre

The University Language Centre offers a variety of foreign language courses for students enrolled at the University as well as organizing Italian courses for incoming Erasmus students. The Language Centre has rooms for self-learning which are equipped with modern multimedia technology. It also issues language certificates that are recognized all over Europe. The executive board of the Language Centre is made up of academic teaching staff, native language teachers and students.  

The University Sports Centre

The University Sports Centre (CUS Foggia) constitutes a point of reference for those students who want to participate in the different sports activities, either at beginners’ or competitive level. Every year, the CUS offers a series of courses, and organises competitions, recreational events, tournaments, as well as competitive activities at federal level.

Computer services

Computer services have been implemented for students, with the Certified and Safe E-Mail system (Posta Elettronica Certificata e Sicura, PECS), VOIP services for students and staff; the ‘student file’ has been developed; the on-line pre-enrolment systems have been improved so that applicants can enrol for the admission tests to limited number graduate courses; the procedures for booking and recording of exams have been extended to all the Departments.

Work Placements and Apprenticeships Office

The Work Placements and Apprenticeships Office gives students and graduates the possibility of interacting with companies, thus making them enrich their own preparation and acquire useful skills to get into the world of work.

Laboratory for Skill Balancing

The Laboratory for Skill Balancing gives all the University undergraduates and graduates the possibility of participating in educational and professional orientation meetings free of charge.

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