University of Bologna - Campus Rimini

About the University

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.

The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation.

5 Campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna e Rimini).

32 Departments of the University of Bologna and 5 Schools.

11 Research and Training Centres.

306 Research projects funded by the European Union within H2020, and 50 within

87,590 students have chosen the University of Bologna (a.y. 2019/2020), making it the most popular university in Italy. Teaching and extra-curricular activities take place in 1,162,506.81 m2 of space in the campuses of Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini.

The first University courses at Rimini date back to 1972; then, in the Eighties degree programmes were started in Economics and Statistics. When other degrees were added – Industrial Chemistry, Fashion, Pharmacy, Motor Science, Medicine and Educational Science – a proper university dimension began to take shape.

Over the years we have seen more and more young people from other areas of Italy, Europe and the whole world enrolling on Rimini degree programmes. This affords some confirmation that the quality of our education is competitive not just within the Italian peninsula but internationally as well.

About the Location

Situated in northern Italy, the Province of Rimini lies in the south-eastern zone of Emilia Romagna. The town itself dates back to as far as 390 BC, and has played a pivotal role through the centuries. Rimini was by turn a florid harbour where commerce and travels thrived, as well as a noteworthy resource for the Roman military fleet. Through the Middle Ages, under the patronage of the influential Malatesta family, Rimini would be the outset of many social and political upheavals. Nowadays Rimini is chiefly known for its miles of sandy beach along the Adriatic coast, the hospitality of the area’s inhabitants and the high quality cuisine, but the town has a lot more to offer than its beaches and tacky seaside attractions. Observe the city's history by way its abundance of monuments, the historical-artistic heritage and landscape beauty and you will see this city as more than a mere beach town. Better yet, discover Rimini via Federico Fellini's poetic vision, and you will be sure to perceive an entirely new reality.

Important  Information for Studying at this Partner University

Language(s) of Instruction: The University of Bologna requires Italian level A2 if the exchange student wants to attend classes in Italian (B1 for healthcare professions) and English level B2 if the student wants to attend classes taught in English. Specific language certificates are not required.

Semester Dates: Winter Semester: mid September until mid February / Summer Semester: mid February until end July / Full semester calendar available at

Tuition Costs: None, however other expenses should be considered

Places: 2 Bachelor/2Master 

Course Offering:

Accreditation: EFMD

Student Life

Student Housing: Most of students in Rimini live in shared private flats. Prices for month range from 250 to 350 euro. Students at the Rimini Campus who wish to register their rental lease or to take over the lease from another student can ask an Inland Revenue Advisor at the Campus – If required, ask the IRO office for more information. As you might prefer to see available solutions before renting a flat or a room, we suggest booking a temporary accommodation for your first days in Rimini. You may find on web many hostels, which are convenient to Erasmus students and small hotels or apartment hotels offering rooms at affordable rates. Other than renting a room in a shared flat, there are the options to stay in the student residence (Er-Go) and Erasmus house.

Student Support: UNIBO provides an orientation program designed to help students to gain an orientation in Rimini. The Orientation Program (Welcome week) takes place in September (winter term) and February (summer term). The program is divided into an instructional unit and a meeting with Erasmus Student Network Rimini – designed to help you with paperwork after your arrival, but also to get familiar with the cultural and leisure offerings in Rimini and surroundings. Moreover, throughout the year the university provides exchange students with the tools and opportunities to fully immerse themselves in the Italian culture and studying at the University of Bologna- Rimini Campus. More information about the various programme offerings can be found here:

Students with Disabilities: The Services for disabled students and students with specific learning disabilities mainly carries out the addresses of students with disabilities on entry and exit from the university and support them throughout their course of study, with the aim of identifying and designing the types of support needed to each student to successfully perform their studies. More information can be found at

Environmental Impact of Studying Abroad at this University

Flache Hand schützt Erde vor Verschmutzung

477  kg

Estimated CO₂ emissions for round-trip plane travel from Frankfurt Airport

Rapsfeld Baum blauer Himmel Wald im Hintergrund


Number of trees that must be planted to cancel out this CO₂ emission

Heilbronn University is committed to the continuous improvement of environmental performance as a component of sustainable development. For the university, protecting the environment means avoiding risks to people and the environment, continuously reducing resource and energy consumption and minimizing emissions and waste, so that the university makes its contribution to sustainable development.

Learn more about how you can lessen the environmental affects of studying abroad here.

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