Action in favour of students faced with special difficulties

The University of Bologna and ER.GO (Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education) propose, on an experimental basis, an integrated project of action and services for students faced with special difficulties, with a view to helping them continue their studies.


Students enrolled at the University of Bologna for the 2017/2018 academic year who find themselves in difficulty as a result of special circumstances (such as but not limited to):

• serious illness of the person concerned;

• serious illness or death of family members living with the person concerned;

 • difficult family or personal economic circumstances;

• serious difficulties following earthquakes or other natural calamities affecting the student or the student's immediate family.

Benefits offered

The benefits offered comprise: 

  1. Cash grants
  2. Total or partial exemption from tuition fees
  3. Tutoring to overcome special difficulties in passing exams
  4. Counselling as personal support and initial guidance regarding future choices

How to obtain the benefits

In order to obtain the benefits offered: