Università degli Studi di Bologna
The Università degli Studi di Bologna is believed to have been founded in 1088. The university received a charter from Frederick I Barbarossa in 1158, but in the 19th century a committee of historians led by Giosuè Carducci traced the founding of the University back to 1088, which would make it the oldest university in the world. The university is historically notable for its teaching of canon and civil law and today has approximately 100,000 students across its 23 schools. It is a member of the Coimbra Group and provides the name to the Bologna Process, the creation of the European Higher Education Area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe.
The exchange agreement between King's and the University of Bologna allows for 3 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for undergraduate and postgraduate exchange. This equates to 3 students going for a full academic year OR 6 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.