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Tips for international students 

Some tips before coming to University of Bologna

Check the page for international students on the UNIBO website: 

Information on Unibo WebSites

At their arrival, during the Welcome Week, international students will be supported in completing the procedures for: PERMIT OF STAY, HEALTH INSURANCE, FISCAL CODE and ENROLLMENT.  

The Welcome Week is designed to show to new admitted students what UNIBO is all about. Students will attend orientation meetings and Kick-off meetings for each Program. They will meet new colleagues, professors, tutors and coordinators; they will get an insight into the learning activities, courses and useful tips and will discover all the opportunities offered at the School. 

Admitted students will receive a Guidebook with all the practical information.

Contact for International students: see here

Once admitted to GIOCA, International students have to provide the following documentation to the Registrar office:

NON-EU students residing abroad

Before they leave, they have to:
o    Apply for entry VISA for study reasons
o    Begin the enrollment procedure on studenti online
o    Contact the Italian Embassy/Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded and get hold of the following documents:
    1.       University qualification;
    2.       Declaration of Value for the qualification issued by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded;
    3.       a certificate issued by the competent academic authority, duly validated by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices, with details of examinations passed and the study programs for each individual examination taken;
    4.       any other certificates regarding studies completed;
    5.       two passport-size photographs

EU and Non-EU students with equivalence to Italian citizens with a foreign degree should contact the Italian Embassy/Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded and get hold of the following documents:
    1.       University qualification (European Union citizens can self-authenticate the academic qualification);
    2.       Declaration of Value for the qualification issued by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices in the country in which the diploma was awarded;
    3.       a certificate issued by the competent academic authority, duly validated by the Italian Embassy-Consulate offices, with details of examinations passed and the study programs for each individual examination taken;
    4.       any other certificates regarding studies completed;
    5.       two passport-size photographs

 More information on this issue are available at: http://www.study-in-italy.it/studying/non-eu.html#2nd-cdp

Accommodation

Students from abroad can find support at SAIS - Student Accommodation and Information Service that  supplies information to international students for a wide range of solutions, also making them available on the website. The accommodation inquiry form must be completed and forwarded at least a month before the arrival date. SAIS also gives practical information regarding the stay in Bologna (registration, residence permit, opening a bank account, etc.).

Rent of a single room in a shared apartment

350 € a month + utilities

Rent of A shared room in a shared apartment

200-250 € a month + utilitie

Food at a supermarket for one week 40 €
Pizza + beer in a pizzeria 15-20 €
Cappuccino + croissant in a café 2.50 €
Meal in a University canteen 4−6 €
Meal in a café (a drink + a sandwich) 5 €
A beer in a pub 4 €
Glass of wine 5-10 €
Disco-pub in the city centre 12-20 €
Newly-released film 8 €

What does it mean?

  • CAMERA SINGOLA  a single room not to be shared with any other student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat
  • CAMERA DOPPIA  a double room with two separate beds, it is meant to be shared with another student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat.
  • CAMERA TRIPLA a three-beds room with three separate beds, it is meant to be shared with another two student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat. The price for a TRIPLA is always very convenient.
    • FASTWEB:internet access in the flat (it is not always specified if the room itself is covered with the Internet service), please note that FASTWEB is the name of the Internet provider, therefore, you will perhaps also see: ALICE, TISCALI.
    • DENTRO MURA the room/flat is located in the area intended as downtown Bologna, but not necessarily close to the School of Economics. For instance, a room in the area SARAGOZZA is within the city walls, but the walking distance is farther than in Via Massarenti o Via Mazzini.
    • FUORI MURA the room/flat is located outside the area intended as downtown Bologna, but not necessarily far from the School of Economics. For instance, a room located fuori porta San Donato, fuori Porta Mascarella, fuori Porta Mazzini or fuori Porta San Vitale, are conveniently located walking distance to the University area.
    • LAVATRICE there is a washing machine available in the flat.
    • BOLLETTE / SPESE INCLUSE the bills are included in the rental price. The bills are usually for services like: water, electricity, heat, etc.
    • BOLLETTE / SPESE ESCLUSE the bills are not included in the rental price.
    • LIBERA SUBITO the room is available right away.

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