Choosing a university isn't easy.
You want a place that can make your dreams come true, educate you and provide you with the life skills and resources that will give you an edge in the world. Sapienza University of Rome is just that place. With over 700 years of history, we have been nurturing students for centuries. Sapienza, which was founded in 1303 as the Studium Urbis, is the university with the largest student population in Europe: over 112,000 students. Merging centuries of knowledge and tradition with cutting-edge research and innovation, Sapienza provides a unique environment, where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and philosophies.
And it all takes place in one of the most breath-taking cities in the world: Rome.
We are a large, public and comprehensive Italian university, specializing in almost all fields of knowledge at all academic levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs, Foundation Year, and many more).
As a public university, most of our funding comes from the Italian government, which enables us to keep our tuition fees very low, while maintaining academic freedom, excellent academic and research standards and impressive international rankings in a wide range of disciplines, such as Classics & Ancient History, Archaeology, Physics and Astronomy, as well as Environmental Studies, Nanotechnology, Cellular and Gene Therapy, Design and Aerospace Engineering and many other subjects.
Throughout the course of the year, Sapienza also organises a myriad cultural, social and sporting activities to encourage students to conduct a well-rounded social life. These include: The “MuSa” orchestras, choirs and jazz ensembles; Sapienza Theatron - Ancient Theatre Group, the RadioSapienza web-radio station and a very wide range of sports facilities.
Over the last few months, Sapienza has also made tremendous efforts to rise to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced its online learning and student services and intrastuctures, while at the same time taking all of the necessary measures for providing safe in-person teaching for a growing number of students.
The Sapienza University of Rome belongs to the top 150 universities in the world and the top 50 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2022||197||92|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2022||101||33|
|QS World University Rankings||2023||171||70|
The average tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA are 1,000 EUR per year, ranging from 1,000 EUR to 2,500 EUR.
The average tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA are 1,000 EUR per year, ranging from 1,000 EUR to 2,500 EUR.
Tuition fees may vary for each study programme.
When you apply to the Sapienza University of Rome, you will need to prove your English proficiency.
Notable alumni of the Sapienza University of Rome include Bernardo Bertolucci (award-winning film director), Giuseppe Conte (Prime Minister of Italy), Maria Montessori (Italian physician and educator), and Mario Draghi (former President of the European Central Bank).