University of Trento

Trento, Italy
There are more than 16,000 students, about 600 professors and researchers and the same number of technical and administrative staff: these numbers indicate that the University can provide an ideal environment for study and research.



The University of Trento was founded in 1962 and has always aimed at building alliance and reciprocal efficiency with Italian and foreign institutions and organizations. In 1982, the University (until then private) became public, with a statute that guaranteed self-government.


The CIMeC’s educational efforts can be summarized in three ways:

  • Two-year Master's course in Cognitive Science
  • Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Harvard Summer School


The key-principle of the development of research within the University of Trento are three.UniTrento aims at recruiting young, enthusiastic, qualified and dynamic researchers: these are the main features which form the basis to drive the research guidelines of its departments and centres, towards new and interesting research issues.Further, it prompts its researchers to create cooperation networks also through specific mobility and cooperation programmes, aimed at reinforcing the research networks which are fundamental both to update the researchers’ training and to request funding to many centres.Horizon 2020UniTrento supports its research structures in a continuative manner.


Career service

  • The synergy with companies and enterprises enables the University to create a wide range of excellent courses and supports the graduates placement in the job market. Moreover, the University has created particular services and initiatives for students/graduates and companies, to foster the link between the University and the job market, such as the Internships service, the Placement service and the Technology Transfer service.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Business & Management (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Student services

Esse3Through Online didactics services (Esse3) students can organize some of the activities related to their university career, entering a restricted-access web area. Students enrolled at the University of Trento can autonomously:

  • monitor their career (libretto - record book)
  • register for exams
  • organize their study plan if needed
  • check, accept and, when possible, refuse a mark
  • read the institutional communications sent by the University offices
  • print certificates (for instance, enrolment, degree, fee payment, record book, etc.)
  • update their personal data (address, telephone number, etc.)
  • access online didactic courses

Housing services

As an incoming international student, one of your main concerns will be to look for an accommodation.Trento and Rovereto are small and lively university towns where you can find several kinds of solutions.The major reference for the allocation to various categories of non-resident students is Opera Universitaria, a provincial Institution that deals with the management and organization of students' services.

Library services

In order to use the University Library Service, it is necessary to have a card, which can be obtained at the Central Library. The University Library has established an inter-library loans network with Italian and foreign libraries which enables it to obtain - usually within two to four weeks - books and journals not available in Trento. A 4,00 euro fee is charged for this service.

ICT services

People associated with the University of Trento may have access to Internet from computers in the Library rooms, according to the specific regulations.

Teaching staff, Doctoral students and final year students may connect their own notebooks to the University network from the stacks rooms.

Medical services

The Trento Health Authority (APSS) will give you an STP card which gives you access to the health care and the right to register with a General Practitioner. The STP card is valid for 6 months, is renewable and is recognised throughout Italy. Where health care is not free, STP card holders pay the same rate as Italian citizens.

Student Life

Campus life

Rovereto has almost 36.000 inhabitants. Its name means city of oak. Area of passage and conquest, under the Venetian rule in 1400, Rovereto learned the art of breeding silkworm and cultivating mulberry-trees, which both became fundamental elements for the future economic development. This also brought a cultural development that saw the opening of important salons, intellectual institutions, schools. In 1700 the Accademia degli Agiati and the Zandonai theatre were founded. Even if the economic balance was compromised by the two world wars, the city again became an important manufacturing and industrial centre and in the 70s it reached the top of its economic development.

Sports facilities

The card also grants several discounts thanks to special agreements with gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, skiing facilities all over the provincial territory and the opportunity to take part in courses, events, tournaments, organized by UNI.Sport/CUS as well as a CUS Trento card with insurance coverage. In particular students have the chance to try:

  • Aero kombact
  • Fat-burning aerobics
  • Aerostep
  • Climbing
  • Aikido
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Body tonic
  • Body power
  • Fat burning pilates
  • Canoeing
  • Gag & Bag
  • Energy yoga
  • Multisport training
  • Volleyball
  • Pilates
  • Nautical licence
  • Power yoga
  • Skiing
  • Snowboard
  • Stretch and tone
  • Tennis
  • Total body
  • Progressive muscular training
  • Sailing
  • Gliding
  • Windsurf

Student clubs

Student associations can be very important both from an educational and personal point of view. For this purpose the University of Trento and the Opera Universitaria support cultural activities promoted by their twelve students’ associations, offering spaces within the University and granting funds for specific projects. Listed below you can find all the students’ associations hosted by the University of Trento:

  • A.I.E.S.E.C.
  • Amici de "Il Faggio"
  • ARTtoART
  • A.S.I. Leonardo
  • A.S.U.T.
  • C.U.C. University cultural club
  • E.S.N. Erasmus Student Network
  • F.U.C.I.
  • P.O.U.M.
  • URLA

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