F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA?
The University for Foreigners of Perugia is a small international university open to Italian and foreign students who interact with each other, share experiences, educational paths and study in a multicultural and multilingual context..
Why study at the University for Foreigners?
WHAT IS ITS EDUCATIONAL OFFER?
Bachelor’s degree courses (180 ECTS)
- International and advertising communication
- Digital Humanities for Italian
- Made in Italy, food and hospitality
- International studies for sustainability and on social security
Two-year master’s degree courses (120 ECTS)
- Advertising communication, storytelling and image culture
- International relations and development cooperation
- Teaching Italian language to foreigners
WHICH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DO I MUST HAVE?
Below is a summary of the requirements for each course
To meet entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree course:
- you must have successfully completed upper secondary studies, have a valid school leaving certificate that is recognized as suitable for university admission; The original high school diploma or the copy must be officially accompanied by a translation in Italian language and officially legalized by the Italian competent Consulate; Keep in mind that many bachelor’s level programs in Italy are only offered in Italian, and you may need to prove your language abilities in order to be accepted to your program of choice
- you must take a non-selective entry test. This aims at providing the students with an assessment of their knowledge prior to starting the degree.
To meet entry requirements for a two-year master’s degree course:
- you must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree diploma or equivalent degree certification
- you must be in possession of specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain Scientific Disciplinary Fields; to check the curricular requirements, please contact the Student Service Desk: email@example.com
- you must take a non-selective entry test and an interview. These aim at providing you with an assessment of your personal competencies and skills (discover more on the announcement of the Master's degree); The access to the test is given by the possession of the above-mentioned requirements
IF I DO NOT MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER'S DEGREE COURSE, WHAT CAN I DO?
If you do not meet the entry requirements in term of ECTS credits for a master’s degree, you can achieve them at any university attending singles courses.
IS THERE AN ADMISSION TEST OR AN INTERVIEW TO ACCESS THE COURSES?
Students wishing to enroll on a bachelor’s degree or on a master’s degree course at University for Foreigners of Perugia are required to attend a non-selective entry test and/or an interview to assess their personal preparation.
You can register for the test by filling in a booking form on the home page of the related degree courses. Time and place of the test will be available in the announcement of the specific degree, which can be found in the Student Information Booklet..
I HAVE NOT YET ENROLLED, CAN I DO THE ASSESSMENT TEST AND/OR THE INTERVIEW?
All the students can take the test and the interview before the enrollment.
HOW DO THE TEST AND THE INTERVIEW TAKE PLACE?
The entry test and the interview take place according the terms and conditions available in the announcement of the specific degree, which can be found in the “Manifesto degli Studi”. The booklet can be referred here: Manifesto degli studi.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
- access the My Unistrapg Reserved Area (Esse3WEB)
- enter your data to create your user profile and access the online services
- fill in the enrollment form
- print the enrollment form
- deliver or send the form to the student service desk attaching the following documents:
- two identical passport-sized photographs
- a photocopy of your valid ID card
- documents proving possession of the requirements for tax exemption where the conditions for requesting exemption from university fees and contributions not related to the ISEEU Form (Equivalent Financial Situation Index) exist. (Section 2 of Student Information Booklet)
- non-EU citizens residing abroad are also required to present a valid residence permit and the documents requested in the Ministerial Memorandum, which can be consulted on the website: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/. Non-presentation of the residence permit and subsequently a copy of the residence permit renewal invalidates the formal status of the enrollment. The student may not carry out any action relating to his/her university career
The university tuition fees must be made exclusively through the PagoPA system.
PagoPA is a system that allows users to make standardized payments to public administration entities via member Payment Service Providers (PSPs). Payment is compulsory for the finalization of enrollment. In case the enrolling student does not personally deliver the enrollment application and any attachments, the documents may be:
- handed over by another person with a special proxy and a copy of the valid ID card of the delegated person
- sent via registered post, to the following address:
Università per Stranieri, Servizio Segreteria corsi di laurea e didattica, Piazza Fortebraccio 4, 06123 Perugia
- sent via certified e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University shall not be held responsible for any problems occurring when sending the application via the postal service or delegated person.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ENROLL AFTER THE DEADLINE?
It is strongly recommended to respect the deadlines.
Only for EU Students
However, applications for enrolment submitted after the deadline and before February can be accepted to duly justified reasons). It is also possible, with provisional admission, to enroll in the first year of a master’s degree course but only in case students will obtain the academic qualification required for admission within the February thesis session.
For the Not-EU Students
Please visit the web site http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri
For further information on late/provisional admission, payment deadlines or late payment fees, please consult the “Manifesto degli studi”.
HOW TO DO IN CASE OF PROBLEMS DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?
At the beginning of August, an Enrollment Point will be set up for students (at the Student Service Desk) who wish to enroll in bachelor and master degree courses or renew their enrollment for years following the first. Students will be provided with information on their chosen course and administrative requirements. They will be supported in their online enrollment process and guided through the Esse3Web platform.
HOW MUCH ARE TUITION FEES?
For further information about the amount of university fees and contributions, including their deadlines, please check the “Manifesto degli studi”, Section 2. There is a part which is fixed for everyone (enrolment charges) and another part (tuition fees) which varies according to the student's family overall income determined by the ISEE declaration.
HOW DO I ENROLL AS A NOT-EU STUDENT?
The evaluation of foreign qualifications presented for enrollment to Italian higher education courses of study is the exclusive jurisdiction of MIUR (Ministry for Education, Universities and Research). Visit the website: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri
WHAT LEVEL OF ITALIAN IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN A BACHELOR OR MASTER'S DEGREE COURSE?
It is required a level equal to or higher than B2/QCER of the Italian language. The level will be tested directly by the University.
WHAT DO I MUST DO IN CASE OF TRASFERRING FROM/TO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY?
Students who are thinking about changing from another university to the University for Foreigners of Perugia must go to the Student Service Desk of the incoming university, inquire about the possibility of transferring and start the practice. Enrollment is deemed complete only when the Student Service Desk of University for Foreigners of Perugia will receive all the papers from the incoming university, all in accordance with the target course rules.
Students may also require the exams validation, providing an appropriate self-certification of the taken exams. The request will be submitted to the specific University offices. They will assess the eligibility of the request in accordance with the guidelines for the recognition of ECTS credits approved by the University. You can require the exams validation filling out this dedicated online form: https://www.unistrapg.it/node/6079
DO I HAVE THE RIGHT CRITERIA TO BENEFIT FROM A SCHOLARSHIP?
In order to obtain a scholarship, students must meet the university merit and the income requirements of the announcement published every year by the Agenzia per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (A.Di.S.U.) of Umbria. Visit its website for the announcement. The student can now complete the related online form. The university merit requirement is evaluated according to the number of ECTS credits earned by the student by August of the academic year preceding the year for which the scholarship is claimed. To certify the economic and financial status (income requirement) the student must:
- have a specific final ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) certificate. (Only for students with family based in Italy)
- submit appropriate documents concerning foreign income and/or family financial status, validated by the Italian Embassy or by the Consular of her/his country and translated into Italian. https://www.adisu.umbria.it/ (Only for students with family living abroad)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) also offers scholarships for foreign and Italian students living abroad (IRE) to pursue studies, training and/or research programs at public or legally recognized Italian institutions.
For more details on the announcement and the application forms, please visit the "Study in Italy" website: “Study in Italy”: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/it/home_borse
WHERE DO THE CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Classes take place almost exclusively in the University Campus facilities: Valitutti, Lupattelli and Prosciutti buildings.
WHEN DO CLASSES START AND WHERE CAN I FIND THE TIMETABLE?
The didactic calendar is divided into two semesters:
- I semester: October-December
- II semester: March-May
The didactic calendar and timetables are available onilne.
DOES THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDE E-LEARNING TOOLS?
Of course, the university provides online services and e-learning for the students:
- LOL: platform for e-learning courses
- WEBCLASS: platform for online materials and assessments
IS THERE A SUPPORT SERVICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND LSD
(Specific learning disabilities, DSA in Italian)? Of course, the University for Foreigners of Perugia offers a specific service to support disabled students and students with learning disabilities (LSD). The Board for the integration and support of students with disabilities and LSD is in charge of planning and organizing the most appropriate support activities according to the availability of technical devices and financial resources. Services offered:
- support and guidance to disabled students in their interactions with professorssupport for international exchanges
- orientation and tutoring services
- specific technological devices
- customized learning materials, lessons and exams
- specific support using the Italian and/or international sign language
Visiting hours of the Board (by appointment to be requested by email): Mondays, 12:00-2:00 pm Student Service Desk, ground floor of Palazzo Gallenza Thursday, 10:00-12:00 a.m Open Aula, floor -1 of Palazzina Valitutti
DO I HAVE ANY SUPPORT AS A WORKING STUDENT?
The University for Foreigners of Perugia offers support and assistance to working students such as:
- customized orientation service provided by professors and administrative staff
- evaluation of the study plan and professional activities carried out for the recognition of university ECTS credits
- tutoring support during the studies by professor and administrative staf
The University offers e-learning tools and other didactic activities for all the non-attending and working students.
Telephone: +39 075 57 46 343
WHAT ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGES?
All the students have the possibility of studying European and non-European foreign languages. Both the curricula of the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses include foreign language courses, which may be compulsory, optional or chosen by the student.
The languages offered are: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic. In addition to the subjects covered by each Bachelor's and Master's degree course, the Department of Human Sciences of Perugia offers to students the opportunity to improve language and communication skills through Openlearn classes in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and French. All are held by mother-tongue professors.
WHAT TO DO IF I DO NOT MEET LINGUISTIC SKILLS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES?
The University for Foreigners of Perugia offers its students the opportunity to attend individual study sessions with mother-tongue professors to reach the required linguistics skills. These courses are not compulsory, but they could give them constant and professional help both in terms of university courses and professional contexts.
I AM INTERESTED IN DOUBLE DEGREE COURSE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
For further information on foreign universities that offer double degrees’ courses, please contact our relevant coordinators.
MAY I ACCESS THE UNIVERSITY CANTEENS?
All students enrolled at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, both Italian and foreign, can access the university canteens. The access is guaranteed by a magnetic card issued by the A.Di.S.U. (Agenzia per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario) located in via Benedetta n°14, Perugia, on presentation of your university pass or University for Foreigners of Perugia membership card. The access to the canteens is also allowed without the magnetic card but the student must pay the full price and will not have access to any reduction.
WHERE ARE THE UNIVERSITY CANTEENS?
Mensa Campus Unistrapg – Palazzina Orvieto
via Carlo Manuali, Traversa di via XIV Settembre, 06121 Perugia
Tel. 075 4693204 – 5732067
Aperta dal lunedì al venerdì dalle 12:00 alle 14:00
Mensa Centrale di Via Pascoli
via Pascoli n. 23/25
Tel. 075 43670
Aperta dal lunedì al sabato dalle 12:00 alle 14:00 e dalle 19:00 alle 21:00
Mensa e Bar Collegio di Agraria
via Romana n. 4/B
Aperta da lunedì a domenica dalle 12:00 alle 14:00 e dalle 19:00 alle 21:00
Mensa e Bar Facoltà di Ingegneria
via G. Duranti n. 1
Aperta da lunedì a venerdì dalle ore 12:00 alle 14:00
HOW TO FIND AN ACCOMODATION?
All students can apply for an accommodation in the university residences. The admission is regulated by the announcement published every year by the Agenzia per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario (A.Di.S.U.) of Umbria https://www.adisu.umbria.it/https://www.adisu.umbria.it
The University for Foreigners in collaboration with ADiSU have also set up a support desk for students seeking accommodation, available online at www.cercalloggio-umbria.gov.it
E-mail: cercalloggio (at) cercalloggio-umbria.gov.it
This solution refers to private accommodations. A further online desk to support students in finding private affordable accommodations is UNIFACILE AFFITTO.
WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA?
The historical building of the University for Foreigners is the prestigious Palazzo Gallenga, located in the heart of Perugia. The University Campus is located in the beautiful Santa Margherita park and it includes Prosciutti, Lupattelli, Orvieto and Valitutti buildings, where most classes are held.
Piazza Fortebraccio, 4, 06123 Perugia
via Carlo Manuali, Traversa di via XIV Settembre, 06121 Perugia
HOW DO I REACH THE UNIVERITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA?
PALAZZO GALLENGA: Urban bus Line C1 from Fontivegge Station or Pincetto stop (10 minutes on foot).
REACH THE CAMPUS: Urban bus Line A and D from Fontivegge Station or Minimetro stop Pincetto (5 minutes on foot).
HOW DO I REACH PERUGIA?
A1 motorway Florence/Rome
If you come from North, take the following exit: Valdichiana, Chiusi Chianciano.
From the Valdichiana exit take the SS75bis highway and enter Umbria from Lake Trasimeno proceeding to Perugia.
If you come from South, take the following exits: Orte, Attigliano, Orvieto or Fabro.
Orte is connected to Perugia by the SS204 (direction Terni) and then the E45 from Terni to Perugia.
Motorway A14 Bologna/Taranto
If you come from North, take the following exit: Rimini Cesena, continue to Città di Castello through the E45 and then Perugia. Pesaro and Fano continue for Gubbio.
If you come from the South, take the following exit: Pescara, then continue for Terni through Aquila/Rieti; Civitanova Marche with destination Perugia.
For extra-urban connections to/from Perugia consult the Umbria Mobility website: www.umbriamobilita.it
Umbria International Airport - Perugia "San Francesco d'Assisi" located 12 km from Perugia: www.airport.umbria.it
Other airports near Perugia are: Falconara Airport (AN) (130 km from Perugia), Florence Airport (70 km from Perugia) and Rome Fiumicino Airport (200 km from Perugia).
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COURSE?
Top 10 tips +1/ A step-by-step guide to help you choose the right university and course:
- Spend some time to reflect on your interests and skills and to establish your goals. By doing this, you are in a better position to figure out what courses will suit you.
- Check your educational background and your educational preparation.
- Identify the degree courses that interest you and check out he course content. Have a look at the subjects you must undertake and the types of learning, assignments and examination tasks involved. This will enable you to form a rough idea of what lies ahead for you.
- Look for post-study career opportunities. Look at the career prospects of the course before selecting one.
- Try to understand the university system.
- Check all the entry requirements, costs and tuition fees.
- Find out about opportunities for internships, apprenticeships, international mobility programs and extra-curricular activities.
- Choose the university and city that most fit your personal needs. You will spend there all your university years.
- Contact the University Student service desk and take advantage of all the orientation opportunities it promotes. Take part in classes, university open days and orientation days, where you will collect information on the University's courses, organization, facilities and services.
- Discuss about your choices with your parents, teachers or those who are already at university, but remember that it is your choice.
And come and see us!
WHERE AND HOW TO CONTACT THE ORIENTATION SUPPORT DESK?
The Orientation Support Desk of University for Foreigners of Perugia is located in Palazzo Gallenga, first floor, Piazza Fortebraccio n°4.
Monday to Friday, 10:00-12:00 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (by prior appointment via e-mail)
Tel.: +39 075 5746 296-343-270-294-295
WHERE AND HOW TO CONTACT THE STUDENT SERVICE DESK?
For information or any other requirements, please contact the Student Service Desk located in Palazzina Orvieto, via Carlo Manuali n°9.
Monday to Friday, 10:00-12:30 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
(depending on the presence of in-person visitors)