Università degli studi di Bergamo

Università degli studi di Bergamo Overview

The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe. 
With a history older than the foundation of Rome, Bergamo grew as a key town in Mediaeval times and is now a bridge between Western and Eastern Europe.

The University of Bergamo is a State University with about 16,000 students (undergraduates and graduates), and more than 300 PhD students. The number of students is increasing each year, with a 7% growth rate per year between 2001 and 2011. A staff of 656 members (331 professors & researchers, 95 assisting academic staff, 230 administrative and technical staff) provides a dynamic scientific and teaching environment open to innovations.

Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Bergamo for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of Italian.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying Italian. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 2nd October 2017 –  22nd December 2017  19th February 2018 - 19th May 2018

Please note: The 2018/2019 academic calendars of each department will be defined in April onwards. Academic Calendars at the University of Bergamo depend on the Department where you are going to study. You will find the dates of beginning-end of courses for each semester and the dates for the exam session.

Application Deadline: 15/06/2018 for Semester 1 and 1/11/2018 for Semester 2.


University Canteens are open at lunch-time from Monday to Friday From 12.00-14.00 Erasmus students have 42,7% discount by showing their U.S Card.

University of Bergamo offers students low cost, full meals with a varied menu. Canteens are located in each department:

  • via S. Lorenzo 11 - Bergamo Upper town (Foreign Languages and Literatures, Educational Studies, Humanities)
  • via dei Caniana 2 - Bergamo (Economy and Law)
  • via Pasubio 7 - Dalmine (Engineering).  Canteens 

Health Insurance: EU students should bring with them the European Health Insurance Card.

Non EU students may choose one of the following options:

  • Subscribe to a private health insurance policy in their home country, and obtain from the competent Italian Consulate a statement of its validity for Italy.
  • Purchase a health insurance policy with the Italian National Health Service.


As Erasmus/Exchange Student you will be given the chance to find a room in private flats to be shared with other Erasmus/Exchange students through the  Accommodation Service of the University of Bergamo.

Before you apply, please make sure you have first completed the Admission/ Registration procedure and sent all relevant forms to the International Office.

Erasmus+ Grant - 300 - 450€ approx

The Erasmus+ Grant is dependent on location, and varies in each country. It is available for students who decide to spend up to a year of their course in Europe in 2018-19 through the Erasmus+ programme. Students can receive grants of up to 350 euros per month for study, or up to 450 euros per month for student traineeships, depending on the country they go to. This grant is a contribution to the extra costs of studying abroad, which is why it varies by country. 

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.