Tuition fees A.Y. 2018/19

Amounts, exemptions and deadlines for students enrolling in a Degree Programme in A.Y. 2018/19.

Tuition fee amounts

Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2018 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education.

With an ISEE value up to €23,000, first year students and students that meet merit requirements are totally exempted from paying tuition fees.

Above this threshold, the tuition fee increases in proportion, with special subsidies for the lowest incomes.

Attention: the enrolment implies the obligation to pay all tuition fees for the academic year, regardless of the subdivision into several installments. Failure to pay by the set deadlines will result in the block of the career and therefore in the impossibility of carrying out any act (exams, changing degree programme or university, present a study plan, final examination etc.). 
In case of non-payment, the University is obliged to proceed for the recovery of unpaid taxes.

Merit Requirements
If you are a first year student, merit requirements do non apply to you.
If you are enrolling in years following the first, within the first year not aligned with the exam schedule, to obtain total exemption or to pay tuition fees proportioned to your ISEE, you must also meet the following merit requirements:

  • If enrolled in the second year: 10 CFUs acquired between 11/08/2017 and 10/08/2018;
  • If enrolled in years following the second, within the first year not aligned with the exam schedule: 25 CFUs acquired between 11/08/2017 and 10/08/2018.

If you do not meet the merit requirements, tuition fees increase proportionally but with an extra charge.

If you are enrolled in years following the first year not aligned with the exam schedule, your tuition fees may be proportioned to your ISEE if your ISEE value is equal or below €30,000 and you have acquired at least 25 CFUs (or passed at least 2 exams in the previous degree programme system) between 11/08/2017 and 10/08/2018.

To find out the merit requirements assessment methods in the different cases (for example in relation to CRUs), please see the Tuition Fee Regulations (article 6).

Calculate your tuition fees

The tuition fee simulator is available. By entering your ISEE value and the Degree Programme in which you wish to enrol, you will be able to calculate the amount of your tuition fees.

How to calculate tuition fees based on your economic situation

You need the 2018 ISEE certification for uses in relation to the right to higher education and submit your application by 30 October 2018 (or 15 November 2018, paying a late submission fee of €100).

You can submit your application for free independently from the enrolment in a Degree Programme of the University of Bologna. Late submissions will not be accepted, even if the enrolment deadline for the Degree Programme has not expired yet.

Request the ISEE calculation at INPS (Italian National Pension Institute), CAF, (Tax Assistance Centre) or the municipal offices. Obtaining your ISEE value takes several weeks, so apply for the certification now. To find out what the ISEE is and how to obtain it, see the ISEE Guide.

In case of significant economic changes following adverse events, you may request the current ISEE. To find out how to obtain the ISEE, see the ISEE Guide (page 13).

If you are an international student, you cannot request an ISEE calculation, but you must submit the documentation necessary to verify your economic situation. However, if your family resides in Italy and receives income and/or owns assets in Italy, you must request the ISEE calculation.

To submit your ISEE use your University credentials to access the ER-GO Form and fill in the "Personal Data" and "Economic Data" sections by 30 October 2018.

After this date, you may apply for no later than 15 November 2018, by paying a late submission fee of €100, which will be debited at the time of the second instalment.

In the "Economic Data" section, you must enter the Self Certification (DSU) registration number from INPS, required to obtain the ISEE.

On 29 and 30 October (and on 14 and 15 November), anyone who does not have the registration number from INPS may enter the DSU Sender's Registration Number, which can be found in the DSU submission receipt. To find out what are the next steps, see the ISEE Guide (page 3).

ISEE data are verified by ER.GO on the University's behalf. Make sure you respond to any requests to submit additional documents (for example, declarations). The requests are entered in the ER.GO. dossier.

If you do not present your ISEE you will have to pay the tuition fee in full.

The tuition fee you owe for A.Y. 2018/19 will be calculated in January 2019, after the ISEE has been received and any merit requirements have been verified. You will find the amounts on Studenti Online.

Paying tuition fees in instalments

When you enrol, you pay a first fixed fee of €157.64 (which includes a regional tax of €140, €16 for stamp duty and €1.64 for insurance). If the remaining amount due is over €500, you can pay it in two instalments, otherwise the payment should be done in one instalment.

If you do not submit the ISEE Certification, you can pay the full tuition fee, in one single instalment, when you enrol. 

Deadlines for first year students

First Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programme:

  • if there is a call for applications you will find the payment deadlines for the first instalment in the call for applications on the Degree Programme website.
  • if there is no call for applications:
    - First or single instalment: between 26 July and 27 September 2018
    - Second instalment: 15 February 2019
    - Third instalment: 30 May 2019

Second Cycle Degree:

  • First or single instalment: between 26 July and 29 November 2018
  • Second instalment: 15 February 2019
  • Third instalment: 30 May 2019

If not otherwise specified in the call for applications, the deadline to pay the first instalment of the tuition fee, with an additional late enrolment fee, is 27 December 2018.

Deadlines for students who enrol in years following the first

First Cycle, Single Cycle Degree and Second Cycle Degree:

  • First or single instalment: between 26 July and 27 September 2018
  • Second instalment: 15 February 2019
  • Third instalment: 30 May 2019

If just one of the fees or overdue fees is not paid, your student's university career will be blocked. You will not be able to sit exams until all payments are made.

Late payment fees

A late payment fee of €30 will automatically apply when payments are made within 30 days after the deadline. A late payment fee of €150 will apply when payments are made more than 30 days after the deadline.

Late payment fees are automatically charged in July 2019.

Method of payment

You may choose to pay your tuition fees using one of the following methods:

  • online with a credit card valid for online transactions (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners). The card does not have to belong to the student. In this case, the transaction will be immediately visible on Studenti Online;
  • at any Unicreditbanca branch downloading the payment code from Studenti Online. Unicredit clients can use the code to make the transaction online or at Unicredit S.p.A. cash machines. In this case, the transaction will be visible on Studenti Online by the end of the next working day;
  • at any bank, Posteitaliane office or through online banking by printing the MAV form online in the "Tuition Fee Situation" section on Studenti Online. No commission due. In this case, the transaction will usually be visible on Studenti Online after 5 working days, depending on the bank. If you pay through online banking, make sure you check the deadlines and the date in which the amount will be debited to your account, which doesn't always coincide with the date on which the payment is made. Online payments made outside opening hours normally are debited and are effective on the first working day after the payment is made.

No other payment method is allowed.

Payments are not considered valid (in relation to enrolment in degree programmes or exams) until they are visible on Studenti Online. In urgent situations, you can submit the receipt of your payment to the competent Student Administration Office.

The University of Bologna does not send any communication regarding tuition fee amounts and deadlines, it is your responsibility to find out this information.

Tuition fee payment certification

To print the documents that prove your tuition fee payments for tax purposes, access Studenti Online and go to the Certificates and Self-Certifications section.

Scholarships and subsidies

The University of Bologna and the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education (ER.GO) offer a range of special subsidies with regard to the right to higher education, including scholarships, accommodation, luncheon vouchers and tuition fee exemption, and intervene with special calls for applications in favour of students in economic difficulty.
See the Scholarships and Subsidies section