The Great reasons to choose UniTrento
International study programmes
For academic year 2016/17, the University offers 11 doctoral programmes and 18 Master’s degrees in English. Many courses are organized in collaboration with other universities in Italy or abroad, and with professional associations.
The quality of teaching
National and international classifications rank the University of Trento as one of the top Italian universities. Besides the traditional lectures, there is much laboratory work and many small seminar groups. Trento is a medium-sized university, where it is easy for students and teachers to meet one another and there is a continuous exchange of ideas among students from different disciplines: in short, the (virtuous) dynamism of a small university.
Opportunities to study abroad
From the second year of their studies, students can choose to spend a period abroad, with the possibility of receiving grants for international mobility and of obtaining credits for examinations taken abroad or for their research work.
Also from the second year, students can enrol in double-degree programmes: there are 35 of these available at the moment (4 with non EU universities in China, the United States and Kyrgyzstan), and 6 EIT Digital double degrees.
There are 110 bilateral agreements in place with non-European universities, and 41 Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility agreements. The University collaborates with 300 partner universities in Europe within the Erasmus+ programme, which also includes scholarships to study and perform research work abroad, and internship opportunities.
Being international also means being able to offer a multicultural environment. Trento does this very well because it attracts researchers and talented young people from abroad. There are over 800 students of 60 different nationalities living in the halls of residence “San Bartolameo”, situated just a few hundred metres from the town centre, and “Sanbapolis”.
Financial benefits and merit awards
At the University of Trento, commitment to study pays off.
In order to reward the most deserving students, the Collegio Bernardo Clesio was established in 2005. The Collegio, located in a historical building in the centre of Trento, accommodates about a hundred students free of charge and organises study meetings with professors, researchers and leading members of the society.
Each year about 30 places are advertised, which are assigned after a selection procedure based on each applicant’s curriculum and examinations. Future students who wish to enrol in one of the degree courses, the second-cycle degree courses, or the single-cycle degree courses can apply.
The quality of life in Trento
Trento in top position for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 16th edition of the survey regarding the "Quality of life 2014" carried out by the University of Rome La Sapienza for Italia Oggi.
According to Il Sole 24 ore (the Italian national daily business paper), Trento is the town with the highest quality of life in Italy. With its 100,000 inhabitants, it is a people-and student-oriented town, set in an extraordinary natural and cultural environment:
"The deep gap between the two Italies" - from Italia Oggi (29/12/2014)
“Trento is the greenest town in Italy” – IX Ispra Report (A higher institute for environmental protection and research) (edition 2013)
“Trento can boast a green profile” – Report by ISTAT (National Institute of Statistics) 2013
“Trento, the most appealing city in Italy" – Classification by Assirm (An association carrying out market, social and opinion research) 2013
According to the IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Trento is a smart city. Trento was selected together with other 9 cities of the world to participate in the “IEEE Smart Cities Initiative”: a project aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens and promote local sustainable development. In order to be selected as a smart city, candidate cities need to have already started a social, cultural and technological innovation development, where information and knowledge are produced, shared and used to improve the collective wellness and the quality of life.
The University services at your fingertips and 2.0
The University of Trento offers a lot: libraries, study areas (open until midnight), laboratories, computer classrooms, a language centre and three sports centres.
Studying in Trento does not just mean studying. Thanks to “Opera Universitaria” and to UNI.Sport, Trento offers much more: scholarships, tax waiver, subsidized accommodation in the halls of residence and in apartments, bicycle loans, concerts, cinemas, themed events, fitness courses, sports centres, and the “facoltiadi” (a sports event that takes place every year in which everyone in the University takes part, including students, teachers and technical-administrative staff).
The “control panel of MyUnitn” allows those who study and do research at UniTrento to easily access all the services online (enrolment in examinations, managing career, etc.)..
Opportunities for Practising sport
In Trento, sport is not just a holiday from studies and work. The University has concentrated on sports activities in order to help students and researchers to balance study and sport and it has set up a sports network: UNI.Sport. Within UNI.Sport, three different programmes have been developed to meet the various needs of students practising sport:
TOPsport, a one of a kind programme in Italy, is dedicated to high level athletes, and aims at combining competitiveness and training, thanks to the support of teaching tutors, the opportunity to agree examinations dates and to make up the lessons missed and other benefits.
UNI.Team is a programme that gives support to students/athletes who compete as members of CUS-Trento – the University Sports Centre. Among the benefits given, there are subsidised accommodation, special concessions for training practice, the support of a sports tutor, sport equipment.
UNI.Fit is the programme for those who are not professional athletes but who want to get back on form.