Transferring to the University of Bologna

Procedures and deadlines to transfer to a degree programme at the University of Bologna.

How to apply

  • Choose a degree programme among the programmes available.
  • On the programme website, under “Iscriversi” or “Admission”, check the requirements; if you have chosen a restricted access degree programme, read carefully the information in the call for applications.
  • Check deadlines and procedures at your university and submit your transfer application: once it reaches the Student Administration Office of the University of Bologna, it will be assessed by the Degree Programme Board.
  • On Studenti Online, fill in the matriculation application entering all required details, including a passport photo in digital format; also state that you are enrolled in another University and would like to transfer to the University of Bologna.


Tuition Fees

  • Pay the first instalment. If you have already paid your enrolment fee for the a. y. 2022/23 at your University of origin, the fee will not be valid at the University of Bologna; however, you will be able to request a refund from your University of origin.
    If you are transferring from a University within Emilia-Romagna and have already paid your regional fees, you will not be required to pay them again.
  • The payment deadlines for restricted access degree programmes are specified in the call for applications; for degree programmes that have no call for applications and no other dates are specified, the deadlines are as follows:
    - 29 September 2022: first cycle and single cycle degree programmes
    - 27 October 2022: second cycle degree programmes
    - 24 November 2022: late enrolment with additional fee (€30 for payments made within 30 days from the deadline expiring; €150 for payments made from the 31st day from the deadline expiring onwards).
  • Pay the transfer fee. Once your documentation reaches the University of Bologna, the Student Administration Office will contact you and provide you with the payment code for the transfer fee of €150 (€80 if you matriculated in this academic year and you are transferring from a nationally or locally restricted access degree programme). You will be able to make the payment using the methods available on Studenti Online.
  • If you do not want all of your previous exams to be recognised, please fill in the recognition of credits form (in Italian) [.pdf 439 KB]and send it to your Student Administration Office from your institutional email address.
  • For information about benefits for the right to higher education, see the relevant call for applications published by the Regional Board for the Right to Higher Education (ER.GO). In terms of benefits and reduced tuition fees, before applying for a transfer, consider the fact that your study career will be considered to have started the year you matriculated for the first time, regardless of the exams recognised or the year in which you will be placed by the Degree Programme Board. Therefore, following the transfer you may lose these benefits.
  • Tuition fee amounts are calculated progressively based on your 2021 ISEE index, which you must submit by 2 November 2021 as explained on the tuition fee web page. After this date, you may apply until no later than 15 November 2021, by paying a late submission fee of €100, which will be debited together with your second instalment. If you do not submit an ISEE, you will have to pay the full tuition fees relevant to your degree programme.