University of Cagliari
  • No. Students: 24662
  • Frgn. Students: 1000
  • No. Staff: 1839
  • Study mode: 73 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: Italian
  • Phone:
  • +390706751

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The University of Cagliari (Italian: Università degli Studi di Cagliari) is a university in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. The progressive growth of the university has resulted in the current configuration in 6 Faculties and 17 Departments, which constitute the nuclei of the operational organization of the university responsible for the achievement of the primary objectives of the university: research and teaching, in the service of the high demand of innovation required by today's knowledge society.With over 24.750 enrolled, 37 three-year degree courses, 34 master's, and 6 single cycle, 30 graduate schools, 15 doctoral programs, 12 master active, the university of Cagliari ensures an important contribution to the training of young people choosing to study in Cagliari and the whole island community.

There are the 11 faculties in which the university is divided into:

  • Faculty of Economical, Giuridical and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanistic Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
  • Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Sciences

At the moment the University of Cagliari is one of the largest enterprises in the Region of Sardinia, thanks to its international policy, studies and its numerous agreements with prestigious universities in Europe and around the world.

  • Faculty of Economic, Legal and Political Science

  • Faculty of Economic, Legal and Political Sciences

  • Faculty of Humanities

  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy

  • Faculty of Science

  • Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

The University of Cagliari (The Studium Generalis Kalaritanum) was founded in 1606 along the lines of the old Spanish Universities of Salamanca, Valladolid and Lleida, but it begins to operate only after the privilege of King Philip III in 1620 as Universidad y Estudio General de Caller en el Reyno de Cerdeña(University and Gener Study of Cagliari in the Kingdom of Sardinia). It originally offered Law, Latin, Greek and Hebrew Literature, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, Surgery, Philosophy and Science.

When Sardinia passed under the House of Savoy government in the 18th century, the statute of the University was significantly modified, with the expansion of the science faculties and institutes. Designed by the Piedmontese engineer Saverio Belgrano di Famolasco, the new university building was completed at the end of the 18th century. Today it hosts the Rectorate and the administrative offices. The 19th and 20th centuries saw more and more emphasis placed on research activities, with the achievement of important, internationally acclaimed results, especially in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, biology and archaeology.

In the 20th century, problems arising from severe damage to University buildings during the Second World War had to be dealt with, and reconstruction is only just now approaching its final phase. At the end of the 1960s ambitious plans were advanced for Anglo-Saxon types of residential university structures in a single body.

Today, the great dream has come true: a new University campus on the outskirts of town. The new campus is situated in Monserrato, on an area of 73 hectares. It hosts the science faculties, many departments with their respective faculties, and one of the University general hospitals, adequately integrated with other medical institutions.

How to apply 

To access the Bachelor's and master's degree courses you must follow the following steps:

  1. Linked to the web page of the University to enroll in the test of verification of initial preparation. This is a compulsory test that everyone must take in order to enroll in University. You can do this, orientatively, between the month of July and August 27, with the exception of the courses of study for which the admission test is scheduled in the months of April, May and July.
  2. After you have signed up, you will have to make the payment of the registration fee for the test.
  3. The dates of the verification tests are published in the "Manifesto of studies for the academis year with the exception of the courses of study for which the admission test is scheduled in the months of April, May, July and August.
  4. Once done (and passed!) the test, you will need to enrol for, exclusively online; remember that at this stage you will have to put the photo in digital format of a valid identity document in pdf format.
  5. After online registration you will have to pay the first installment of the registration fee; at a later time, you will enter the online self-certification of the ISEE value for university use.
  6. If you plan to enroll in a scheduled access course (the so-called “closed number”), you will have to follow the deadlines indicated in the individual calls for competition.

University of Cagliari is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cagliari , Sardegna. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Iglesias, Nuoro, Oristano. 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 Cagliari (UNICA) is a largecoeducational higher education institution.

Università degli Studi di Cagliari (UNICA) 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 400 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Italian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Student Associations

At the University of Cagliari operates a considerable number of student associations that carry out cultural and social activities addressed exclusively to university students. Some of these associations are emanating from other national, or even international, and in the specific field they provide the members with opportunities for meetings, internships, courses very often with considerable financial and organizational facilities.

Sport centres 

10 competitive sports sections, about 1000 registered athletes, over 4000 students in possession of the CUS card: this is the cus Cagliari, Sports University Center of the University of Cagliari.

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