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The University of Udine (Italian Università degli Studi di Udine) is a university in the city of Udine, Italy. It was founded in 1978 as part of the reconstruction plan of Friuli after the earthquake in 1976. Its aim was to provide the Friulian community with an independent centre for advanced training in cultural and scientific studies and it is an important centre for the studies of Friulian language.
The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the European Union, Australia and Canada, and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover, the University participates in many research projects at national and international level. Higher education, research and technology transfer, interaction with the territory, internationalization: these are the areas of intervention of the University of Udine, the one in the function of the other and in a reciprocal flow of knowledge, experiences and projects. On these trends, he founded the university of Udine, the reality that every day grows and evolves in tune with the multiplicity of ideas, initiatives, resources, contributions that, through a process of constant exchange and enrichment, they go on to define a single model: that of a culture of thinking, of searching, of making.
In addition to the headquarters of Udine, the university is rooted in Friuli and, in particular, in the two provinces of Gorizia and Pordenone with their respective polyfunctional Centers. To the traditional activity of higher education and scientific research, the University of Udine combines an intense activity of transfer of technologies and innovative knowledge placing itself at the service of society and the productive and economic world.
Udine and its university are the point of reference of a region that is historically a meeting place and Crossroads of different worlds and cultures. Geographically located at the heart of Europe, the university actively participates in a dense network of relationships, promoting the circulation and dissemination of knowledge. The university of Udine has pursued the internationalization-targeted both to the training of students ready and able to face the challenges of a world and a global economy that requires more and more professionalism recognised at the international level, is the constant increase and improvement of collaborative relationships and partnerships with universities and european and world institutions.
The University currently has the following degree programmes in: Agriculture, Economics, Engineering, Law, Modern Languages, Communication and Training, Humanities, Medicine and Surgery and Mathematics, Computer Science and Multimedia.
The University is actively involved in student and staff exchange projects with universities within the EU and is currently engaged in close collaboration with several universities from Eastern Europe and other non-EU countries. Moreover the University participates in many research projects at national and international level.
Udine and its University are a point of reference in a region which is historically a meeting place and crossroads of different worlds and cultures. Geographically situated in the centre of the European Union, the University of Udine plays an active role in a close network of relations, committed to sharing its knowledge and ideas. Since its establishment, Udine University has pursued the policy of internationalisation, aimed at preparing students and forging relations and partnerships with universities and institutions in Europe and the rest of the world. Udine University collaborates not only within Europe but across the globe and has long-standing connections with Africa, India and China.
Department of Economics and Statistics
Department of Agri-Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences
Polytechnic of Engineering and Architecture
Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture
Humanities and Cultural Heritage Studies
Department of Medical Area
Department of Legal Sciences
Department of Mathematical, Computer and Physical Sciences
Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication, Training and Society
Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage
The academic activity of the University of Udine began on November 1, 1978 and the establishment of the University of Friuli was wanted, unique in the Italian scene, by Popular Will. In 1976, after the devastating earthquake that struck Friuli, the population and local institutions mobilized to collect the necessary signatures (at least 50 thousand) for a bill of popular initiative to demand the birth of a university in Friuli.
The signatures were as many as 125 thousand, many of which were collected in post-earthquake tents. In this way the Friulian people demonstrated the will to bet on their future starting from high education, knowledge, giovani.Il Friuli obtained its own university through a norm contained in the first organic law of financing the reconstruction after earthquake: Article 26 of law 546 of August 8, 1977. The rule was implemented on 6 March 1978 by decree of the president of the Republic No. 102, published in the Official Gazette No. 102 of 13 April 1978.
This decree instituted and gave to start on the fact that the University of Udine, as an institution aimed to "contribute to the progress of civil, social and economic rebirth of the Friuli and to become an organic instrument of development and renewal of the country's original culture, language, traditions and history of Friuli".The seal is circular, and there stands, on a blue background, a golden eagle adorned with red and with a tail lily who, with outstretched wings, turn the head to the right. On the edge of the seal, the inscription "Universitas Studiorum Utinensis", with words separated by crosses and divided from the inner field by a beaded frame.
The State Archive of Udine, giving an opinion favourable to the choice of the coat of arms and the seal of the University, stressed that they agree with the historical tradition of friuli: the eagle, in fact, appears on the coat of arms of the Patriarchate and of the city of Aquileia.
Foreign non-EU students must submit their application for pre-enrolment to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence usually between the months February - July. On completion of the pre-enrolment procedure, a visa for study purposes will be issued in order to enter Italy. Each study programme has a number of vacant places reserved for foreign non-EU students. You may consult it in the online data bank of Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research page Vacant places reserved for foreign non-EU students .
Access requirements to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Courses are compulsory for all students with a foreign qualification, regardless their nationality, whether it is released by an EU country, or non-EU. We remind you that the “Declaration of Value” or “Statement of comparability for foreign qualification – Cimea” will not affect the Teaching Committee’s academic evaluation.
Admission to a Bachelor’s Degree Course
1. Choose the Bachelor’s Degree Course you are interested in Degree Courses UNIUD.
2. Follow the foreign qualification recognition procedure in order to have access to First Cycle Courses. The foreign high school assessment procedure will allow you to access first cycle degree courses (Bachelor or First Level Academic Diploma). Keep in mind that the procedure will not transform your foreign qualification into an Italian one. Your foreign diploma will be considered valid only if it meets the following requirements:
- it must be an official high school diploma from the reference foreign education system;
- the diploma must allow to enrol in first cycle degree courses in your reference foreign university, academically equivalent to the Italian one;
- you must have obtained your high school qualification after at least 12 years of schooling;
- where a national exam or a final exam is required in order to access higher education in your country of origin, the same will be required for Italian university courses.
* document certified by the Italian diplomatic authorities abroad.
After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to enrol in university courses, follow the admission procedures provided for the degree course you selected. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.
Admission to a Master’s Degree
1.Choose the Master’s Degree Course that you are interested in Degree Courses UNIUD.
2. Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Second Cycle Degree Courses: it is necessary to get a Statement of comparability of your foreign qualification in order to have access to Master’s Degree Courses. Remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one, but it is a necessary requirement by means of which the Teaching Committee, of the course you wish to enrol on, will evaluate your application. You will obtain the Statement of comparability only if your foreign qualification meets the following requirements:
- it must be an official First Cycle Degree qualification released by your foreign education system’s official institution;
- it must be a foreign qualification that permits access to Second Cycle Degree Courses;
- your qualification must be provided with practical and disciplinary elements that correspond to elements of the Italian qualification required for access.
3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which will allow you to have access to Master’s Degree Courses, please contact the University Mobility and International Relations Office by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach the following documents:
- Application form click here
- Statement of comparability of the foreign university qualification, issued by Cimea, or Declaration of value, issued by Italian diplomatic authorities abroad
- Transcript of records ** of your foreign First Cycle Degree
- Syllabus** of your foreign First Cycle Degree
- Copy of a valid identity document: ID/Passport
** detailed description of studied subjects.
The attached documents will be forwarded to the Teaching Committee in charge in order to evaluate the admission criteria listed in the study plan of the Master’s Degree Course you selected. You will be informed of the results of your application within one month.
4. When the Mobility and International Relations Office will notify you of the positive results of the Teaching Committee evaluation, follow the required admission procedures of the Degree Course you chose. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.
Admission to a Single Cycle Degree
1.Choose the Single Cycle Degree Course among those offered by the University of Udine.
2.Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Single Cycle Degree Courses: remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one but allows evaluation of your foreign high school diploma. In order to obtain a Statement of comparability your foreign qualification has to meet the following requirements:
- it must be an official high school diploma released by the reference foreign institution;
- it must be a qualification that permits access to First Cycle Degree Courses;
- you must have obtained your diploma after at least 12 years of schooling;
- where a national exam or a final exam is required in order to access higher education in your country of origin, the same will be required for Italian university courses.
3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to have access in university courses, follow the admission procedures provided for the course you selected. Information on admission/enrolment rules and regulations, deadlines, tests is listed in the Prospectus, which is published every year in June.
Admission to a PhD
1. Choose the PhD that you are interested in Ph.d. programmes UNIUD.
2. Follow the procedure for foreign qualification recognition in order to have access to Third Cycle Degree Courses. It is required that you have your foreign study qualification evaluated in order to apply for a PhD. Remember that the procedure does not transform your foreign qualification in an Italian one, but it is a necessary requirement by means of which the Teaching Committee, of the course you wish to enrol on, in will evaluate your application. You will obtain the Statement of comparability only if your foreign qualification meets the following requirements:
- it must be an official Second Cycle Degree qualification released by an official institution of your foreign university system;
- it must be a qualification that allows for application to Italian Third Cycle Degree Courses, sharing the same academic features of your reference foreign university system;
- it must be a qualification provided with practical and disciplinary elements that must correspond to the elements of the Italian qualification, required for admission.
3.After obtaining the Statement of comparability, which allows you to have access to PhD Courses, follow the online admission procedures on the “Research Doctorate” web page.
Language Requirements for admission
Language certification is another admission requirement. In order to be admitted to degree courses that are entirely taught in Italian, Italian language certification of at least B2 level or equivalent is required. Similarly, for courses that are entirely taught in English, English language certification of at least B2 level or equivalent is required.
As far as degree courses that may be taught in both Italian and English, partial language certification might be needed as an admission requirement. Please check in the Prospectus the linguistic levels that are required for the degree course you are interested in.
Foreign students or students who have foreign qualifications and who want to enrol at the University of Udine will be tested in the Italian Language. Prospective students who will not need to be tested are:
- Students with Italian citizenship;
- Students who intend to enrol at degree courses that are entirely taught in English;
- Students who have an international Italian language certification of at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), that is issued by a certification authority, for instance University for foreigners of Perugia, University for foreigners of Siena, Roma Tre University and Società Dante Alighieri, Istituto Italiano di Cultura or by other institutions. Such certifications might be obtained in your country of origin or in approved examination centres all around the world.
Every year the University of Udine arranges an Italian Language test, according to the deadlines of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. If the prospective student does not have a suitable language certificate , he/she will have to take an Italian proficiency test. The test consists of two parts: 1. a written Placement test of approximately 50 minutes with multiple-choice questions from A1 to C1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); 2) an oral test.
University of Udine is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Pordenone, Medea. 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 Udine (UNIUD) is a large coeducational higher education institution. Università degli Studi di Udine (UNIUD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International students are welcome 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.
Before arrival all international students who are either enrolled at UNIUD university or engaged in a student mobility programme, will have to look for accommodation on their own, according to personal selection criteria and needs.
Italian Language Courses for foreign students
Centro Linguistico of the University of Udine (CLA) offers language courses to foreigners, either enrolled at the University of Udine or not, in order to improve Italian language knowledge and skills. If you want to enrol at any CLA course, you will need to ascertain first your linguistic level by taking the Placement Test that will tell you which language course better suits you.
University Sports Center
The University gym is managed by the University Sports Center (Centro Universitario Sportivo), and organizes lots of activities, from fitness classes to basketball, volleyball, beach-volley, table tennis and of course, football. For the more creative there's the canoe polo team.
And if you're a football fan, you can go to watch a Serie A match with Udinese!