University of Ferrara

Ferrara, Italy
Ferrara is a safe and welcoming open Campus with teaching and research facilities conveniently located in the centre as well as just outside the Renaissance walls.

About University of Ferrara

The University of Ferrara offers a unique historical environment. Magnificent reminiscences of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance live on in palaces, houses, churches, museums, squares, courtyards and alleys. Far from being shrouded in the past, Ferrara is a cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly sustainable town where young people can experience a high quality of life, take advantage of well-maintained infrastructures, and pleasantly blend in. Fostering innovative views of the future supported by deeply rooted cultural traditions is a primary goal of the University of Ferrara, which offers a broad range of BA and MA degrees and PhDs in the sciences and the humanities. The whole town is a lively campus thriving on the interaction between national and international students.


Students at the University of Ferrara are offered several services all along their study period to preserve everybody’s right to higher education and to improve quality of life.
Students at the University of Ferrara are offered several services all along their study period. Those services are meant to preserve everybody’s right to higher education and to improve quality of life within the University. Attached to the complete version of the Social Account are the data regarding the resources the University of Ferrara has allocated in favour of students (fellowships, tax refund and other financial support instruments). Among the services delivered, particularly significant are those aiming at guiding and assisting students from the moment of their enrolment onwards.

Student life at University of Ferrara

Ours is a small but welcoming town, with many interesting things to see and to do.
A few facts on Ferrara (further information can be found by visiting our Tourist Information Office). Ferrara is in Emilia-Romagna, in the Italian north-east, and is the capital of the province to which it gives its name.
It is a mere 50 km from Bologna, just south of one of the branches of the Po river, the “Po di Volano”, It is a quiet town, where walking and cycling are the best ways of getting around. It boasts an amazing Renaissance lay-out, with wide and straight streets, which has been preserved to this day, while the Medieval Quarter, on the other hand, is characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleys.
Between the two, the stunning Este Castle - an ancient fortress turned into a Ducal Residence – bears witness to the charisma of the Este Family court, which is also displayed in the famous frescoes in the powerful family’s pleasure palace, Schifanoia Palace .
Charming images of Medieval piety are sculpted on the façade of the town’s cathedral, creating an “Illustrated Bible”. In Ferrara there are so many fascinating places to visit, events to take part in and interesting places to spend your leisure time at …don’t miss the opportunity! We hope you have a great time in our city.

Master's Programmes at University of Ferrara

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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Ferrara!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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