Student associations are essential to university life not only with their study-oriented activities, but also because they represent students and organize and promote social, cultural, sport and leisure events.

They play a fundamental role in improving the students’ social relations and their involvement in academic life and in the initiatives supported by departments and centers. They are created by students to respond to their needs, continue to exist thanks to their commitment, and are open to anyone who wants to be part of them.

The University of Trento welcomes these student initiatives and supports the events they organize, providing spaces and rooms, funding and specific media.

The following are recognized organizations:

Student Organization Recognition

Student Organizations must be recognized by the University to take advantage of the benefits granted by the University itself and by Opera Universitaria, which include the use of rooms and other spaces and access to funding for cultural, educational, sport initiatives etc.

Use of university rooms and spaces 

Student organizations can use some University rooms and spaces, subject to availability. Requests to use rooms and spaces must be submitted year by year. If an organization that has been granted the use of a location does not renew its request, it is assumed that it does not need it anymore. Student organizations can submit a joint application to use the same room or space. If the authorization is granted, they will share the use of the location. 

The Recognition application and the Request to use University rooms and spaces must be submitted on line by the President or the legal representative of the Student Organization by 30 November of each year.​

Allocation of financial resources

The University of Trento and Opera Universitaria provide funding for cultural and social initiatives proposed by students - in particular in the area of cinema, theatre, music, visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), fiction and poetry, publishing - that will take place during the year.
Cooperatives and student organizations can apply for and receive two distinct types of funding:

1.     annual contributions 

2.     specific funding for an event/project

Applications for annual contributions must be submitted to Opera Universitaria by the legal representative of the organization/cooperative or by a delegate by 30 November of each year, to receive funding for the next year. This term does not apply to organizations/cooperatives applying for the first time. 
Applications to receive specific funding must be submitted to Opera Universitaria by the legal representative of the organization/cooperative or by a delegate, within these deadlines:

  • 30 November, for initiatives that will take place before the end of the first semester
  • 31 May, for initiatives that will take place within the second semester

Applications must be submitted using the relevant form available on the website of Opera Universitaria  (
By way of exception, applications supported by reasonable grounds may be accepted once the deadline has expired when organizations/cooperatives also attach the relevant documents.