Transferring to the University of Bologna

Information, deadlines and methods for transferring from another Italian university to a study programme at the University of Bologna.

All the information you need to transfer from another university to the University of Bologna.

Transfer application

If you are enrolled at another Italian university and wish to transfer to a study programme running at the University of Bologna, having chosen your new study programme from the list for 2017-2018, you must present an application to your current university, in compliance with the established methods and deadlines. (Art. 14, Unibo Student Regulations)

Transfer applications, which must include your study programme, will be examined by the Board of the Degree Programme you have chosen.

If you have chosen a single-cycle degree programme or single-cycle 2nd cycle degree programme, the Board will decide whether you are exonerated from the initial exam to assess your prior knowledge.

If you have chosen a second cycle degree programme, the Board will assess whether you possess the curricular requirements and whether you are exonerated from the assessment of your personal knowledge.

If the degree programme you are interested in has restricted access, you must carefully read the call for applications on the degree programme website.

For information concerning the assessment methods and the requirements, refer to the sheet relative to the Degree programme you are interested in

Warning: if you are interested in the benefits of the right to higher education, consult the relative call published by the Regional Board for the Right to Higher Studies (ER.GO) on the website www.er-go.it. In particular, before transferring, remember that, for the purposes of being granted any subsidies or reduced fees, your career will be assessed from the year you first enrolled at university; this is independent of any recognitions obtained or the programme year assigned to you by the Degree Programme Board. Following your transfer, this could lead to the loss of any assigned benefits.

If you have any doubts, contact the Student Administration office of the new programme in advance.

Enrollment: deadlines, tuition fees and payment methods

If you have already paid your enrollment fees at your previous university, these cannot be considered by the University of Bologna. (Anyway, you can ask your previous university for reimburse). 

If you are transferring from another university in Emilia Romagna you will not have to pay the regional tax, if you have already paid it.

Having presented your transfer application, you may enrol at the University of Bologna following the instructions given for enrollment.

Unless otherwise stated in the admission notices, deadlines for payment of the 1st instalment 2017/18 are:

  • 28 September 2017 (all degree programmes with the exception of 2nd cycle degree programmes)
  • 30 November 2017 (2nd cycle degree programmes)
  • 28 December 2017:

    late enrolments, including the payment of a fine as described below:
    - €30.00 for payments made between one and fifteen days of the deadline;;
    - €60.00 for payments made between sixteen and thirty days of the deadline;
    - €90.00 for payments made between thirty-one and sixty days of the deadline;
    - €120.00 for payments made at least sixty-one days after the deadline.

Attention: for programmes with restricted access, you must comply with the deadlines indicated in the call (if you are applying for places left free by withdrawn candidates applications may also be received after 28/12.

When your file sent from your original university is received, you will be contacted by the Student Administration Office of the Degree Programme you wish to enrol in, and you will be given a code to use to pay the transfer fee (€150; or € 80 if you have registered during this academic year, 2017/2018, and if you are transferring from a programme with restricted access).

When your file sent from your previous university is received by the Student Administration Office of the Degree Programme you wish to enrol in, you will be contacted and given a code for the payment of the transfer fee (150 Euros).

You may pay the transfer fee at any branch of UniCredit Banca S.p.A; you may also pay the fee directlyonline, using the Studenti Online service.

Recognition of previous exams

You will be admitted to study programmes running under the terms of D.M. 270/04, even if you are transferring from a study programme running under the previous degree programme system. Any previously acquired credits may be recognised by the Degree Programme Board of the School you transfer to.

Any information concerning the criteria for the recognition of previous credits can be obtained from the degree programme secretariat of the school running your new degree programme.

Any previous exams will be recognised by the Degree Programme Board once your academic career history has been received by the Student Administration Office (Art. 7, University Teaching Regulations).