Italy, Modena

Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Bachelor, MBA

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The University of Modena dates back to 1175, a few decades after the birth of the University of Bologna, making it one of the oldest universities in Italy and the world.

UNIMORE, which has just over 19,000 students including 3,500 postgraduates, is large enough to offer all the facilities one would expect from a major university (well-stocked libraries, computer rooms, free internet connection and study support services) but small enough to retain a personal and friendly learning environment. UNIMORE is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences. UNIMORE has over 300 international exchange agreements and cooperation programs to encourage students to actively interact in a globalized world. It is located in two of the most multicultural cities in Italy and 6% of the student body is non-Italian.

The Country

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country. It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country). Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy’s territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.

The City

Modena is well-known all over the world, especially for some famous people who were born and lived here – such as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, and for some of its gastronomical products. However, Modena should not only be known for these things. It is also a town that, in 40 years, has become one of the richest and most socially advanced in Italy: 48 miles of cycling paths, 16 cinemas, 25 libraries, and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Modena is favored by a few geographical and environmental factors: its location in the middle of the Po valley, in one of the most advanced areas in the whole continent (the evidence for this is unknown at this time), and it is positioned on the main trading routes between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists from all over the world are attracted to visit the art treasures in Modena.

Student Life

UNIMORE University has plenty interesting activities for students. Sport Facilities, Student Associations, Student Representatives and a lot of other stuff.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at UNIMORE

Health Insurance



287 EUR

450 EUR


28 EUR



177 EUR

100 EUR




16 EUR

35 EUR


*per month


Accommodation is assigned in two ways:

  • Facilitated access is reserved for prospective students from outside the local area who are on the eligibility list published every year in the month of July. The eligibility list is compiled by ER.GO on the basis of parameters relating to student needs and achievement.
  • Free access is for all students, including exchange students those participating in international mobility projects, who require part-time or temporary accommodations.

Travel Opportunities

When you are in Modena or Reggio Emilia, the Riviera Romagna on the Adriatic Sea, famous throughout Europe for its beaches and nightclubs, is only an hour and a half away by car or train. Mountain lovers can take advantage of the excursions to the Apennines. Modena and Reggio Emilia are close to other major Italian tourist destinations located in Northern Italy.Bologna, Parma and Verona are between half an hour and one hour away from both cities. Florence, Milan and Lake Garda can be reached in one and a half hour.The stunning coastline of Liguria, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, can be reached in two and a half hours, while Venice, on the Adriatic, is three hours away.The best way to travel around Northern Italy is by train or by car.If you are flying in or out of Italy, the closest airports are Bologna, Verona, Milan Malpensa and Linate and Orio al Serio.