University of Trento

Trento, Italy
Trento is one of the most international universities in Italy: UniTrento excels in the quality and quantity of international relations and in the number of grants given to students in order to go abroad.



Founded in 1962, UniTrento became public in 1983, with a statute that guaranteed self-government.In 2009 an agreement was signed by the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Italian Government, giving to the former new authority over the University. This was a further step forward in the development of the University and guarantees that the financial resources will be allocated and sufficient.


English is the teaching language of one Bachelor’s, 18 Master’s degree and 15 PhD courses.Students are exposed to direct learning, class activities, laboratories, individual and group study, and to a stimulating international environment, made up of local and international students, visiting professors and a network of international companies and institutions. UniTrento students have several opportunities to spend a study/research/internship period abroad or to achieve double-degree qualifications.Prospective candidates are asked to apply online between December and March, with an extended deadline for European students between June and July


The key-principles for the research development at UniTrento are:

  • the recruitment of young, enthusiastic, qualified and dynamic researchers which set up the basis for new and interesting issues in research
  • the creation of networks, also through specific mobility and cooperation programs for researchers
  • the strong participation to international calls for the funding of research projects and networks
These guidelines bore fruits: in 2016 the Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) accredited UniTrento as first among State universities (period of reference 2011 – 2014).


According to the latest survey done by the Italian University Consortium AlmaLaurea, the 71% of UniTrento Bachelor’s graduates and the 82% of Master’s graduates in 2014 found a paid employment within one year from graduation.Part of this success is due to Job Guidance, a dedicated service aimed at fostering the link between the University and the job market on one side, and at increasing the employability of students and recent graduated on the other side. Beside internships activation, the office organizes training courses, on-campus interviews with recruiters, career and placement days, and provides individual coaching and career guidance.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (6)
Social Sciences (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Business & Management (3)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)


Student services

5 libraries, 5 canteens and 3 university snack-bars, 1.600 beds in student accommodation, a Language Centre, 1,000 PC workstations, online courses and distance learning opportunities, welcome activities, job guidance and counselling service, sport facilities, services for students with a disability.

International prospective students are supported in the needed procedures before their arrival (information about accommodation, scholarship, support in VISA procedures) and during their stay in Trento (enrolment, stay permit application, health insurance coverage, bank account opening, local transports, organization of welcome activities).

Housing services

All international students enrolling in a degree course are granted on campus accommodation for the first academic year and have to comply with specific requirements as to the following year.

All student facilities are located in areas close to the various academic structures and can be reached on foot or by public transport. 250 bicycles are available to all students accommodated on campus.

Another possibility for high-talented and strongly motivated students is Collegio Bernardo Clesio.Requirements for selection for this merit based residence.

Library services

The University library system consists of five units, coordinated by a central unit, and besides books loan, provides students with free internet access, inter-library loans, photocopying service, facilities for sight impairments users

ICT services

UniTrento students have open access to IT services (computer rooms, online networks and services) and to the ECDL (European Computer License) test centre. 1,000 PC workstations available.

Medical services

UniTrento covers all students in case of accidents/damages occurred during academic activities.

As for medical coverage, non EU citizens are asked to enroll in the National Health System, while EU citizens are covered by the European Health Card.

Student Life

Campus life

Students are involved in several sports and cultural activities to foster their integration and social life.

Theatre performances, cinema reviews, concerts, sports facilities, and the chance to enter the University Choir are only few examples of the variety of activities you will find on campus and in town.

By exhibiting the Student card, students get reduced-price tickets for museums, exhibition, theatre, cinema, concerts outside the University.

Sports facilities

Tailor-made activities are available for students who join UNI.Sport, the Sports Network of the University of

Trento. Students are encouraged to take part in various courses, events and tournaments, all of which involve different kinds of sports.

UNI.Sport members can take advantage of special discounts to access gyms, sports centres, swimming pools and ski slopes.

Student clubs

Students’ associations organize social and cultural activities and excursions for its members.

English club and Italian conversations are free informal sessions offered to international students as an opportunity to practice both English and Italian.


  • Accredited in 1983 by the Italian Minister for University and Research (MIUR).
  • Accredited as 1st among State universities by the Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) in 2016.
  • Ranked as 1st among Italian middle-sized public universities by Censis Italian newspaper.
  • Ranked in the 201-250 group by the Times Higher Education magazine World University Ranking
  • 8th among the 28 Italian Universities assessed, in the 441-450 group, by QS World University Rankings (2016-2017).

Other Degrees