Tuition fees a.y. 2021/22

Amounts, exemptions, and deadlines for students enrolling in a Degree Programme in a.y. 2021/22.

To enroll in  in a First Cycle, Single Cycle Degree Programme or Second Degree Programme for the academic year 2022/23, consult the fees page for the a. y. 2022/23.


Tuition Fee Amounts

Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2021 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 limit, fees are calculated progressively, more favourably for students who have a low income and meet merit requirements.

How tuition fees are calculated

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.

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 August 2020 and 10 August 2021;
  • If enrolled in years following the second, within the first year not aligned with the exam schedule: 25 CFUs acquired between 11 August 2020 and 10 August 2021.

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

If enrolled in years following the first year not aligned with the exam schedule, you can pay tuition fees proportioned to your ISEE only if you meet the following requirements:

  • ISEE up to €30,000;
  • At least 25 CFUs acquired (or at least 2 exams passed, for previous degree programmes) between 11 August 2020 and 10 August 2021.

If you do not meet both requirements, you will have to pay the full amount.

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).

ISEE submission

You need to have the 2021 ISEE certification for uses in relation to the right to higher education and submit your application by 2 November 2021 at 18:00 (or by 15 November 2021 at 18:00 and pay 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 you will need to apply for the certification well in advance. It is also possible to access the so-called pre-filled ISEE online as part of INPS’s services. For more information about the ISEE, please see the ISEE guide.

In case of significant economic changes following adverse events, you may request the current ISEE.

If you are an international student, with income and assets abroad, you cannot request an ISEE calculation. Instead, you must present the documentation confirming your economic situation and assets issued by the authority competent in the territory in which the income was earned and where the assets are held. This documentation must be translated into Italian and legalised by the Italian diplomatic authorities in the place of origin, or apostilled, if required. Remember that your application is not complete until you have completed the on-line section on personal and economic data, and submitted your foreign income/assets documentation before the deadline and as instructed on the webpage documentation confirming your economic situation and assets. However, if your family nucleus resides in Italy and receives income and/or owns assets in Italy, you must request the ISEE calculation.

To present the ISEE , log in using the SPID credentials. If you cannot apply for them, use your University credentials to access ER.GO Online Services and fill in the “Personal Data” and “Economic Data” sections by 2 November 2021 at 18:00.

After this date, you may apply until no later than 15 November 2021 at 18:00, 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 1 and 2 November (and on 14 and 15 November), anyone who does not have the DSU registration number from INPS may enter the DSU Sender's Registration Number, which can be found in the DSU submission receipt.

The data declared on the ISEE will be checked by ER.GO on behalf of the University, so take care with regard to:

  • if your ISEE is commented it means that the Revenue Agency has noticed some omissions (usually with reference to fixed assets), therefore we recommend redoing it and if the omissions persist, you will be asked to provide additional documents before the deadlines and following the methods set by ER.GO, the details of which will be sent to your University email address ( The next steps are described in the ISEE guide (page 17);
  • the family nucleus: you can only present the ISEE without specifying a family nucleus if, for at least two years prior to submitting the application, you have lived independently (in accommodation not owned by a family member) and have earned income of not less than € 6,500 per annum for at least two years. See the ISEE guide for further details (pages 7 and 8). 

If you do not submit your ISEE or if following the verification process your ISEE application is not successful you will have to pay the highest tuition fees a.y. 2021/22 [.pdf] applicable.

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 instalment or single instalment: 30 September 2021
    - second instalment: 17 December 2021
    - third instalment: 15 March 2022  

Second cycle degree programs:

  • first instalment or single instalment: 28 October 2021
  • second instalment: 17 December 2021
  • third instalment: 15 March 2022  

If not otherwise specified in the call for applications, the deadline to pay the first instalment of the tuition fees, with an additional late enrolment fee, is 25 November 2021.

Deadlines for students who enrol in years following the first

First Cycle, Single Cycle Degree and Second Cycle Degree:

  • first instalment or single instalment: 30 September 2021
  • second instalment: 17 December 2021
  • third instalment: 15 March 2022 

What happens if tuition fees are not paid

Failure to pay by the 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, presenting a study plan, final examination etc.). If tuition fees are not paid, the University is obliged to proceed for the recovery of unpaid amounts.

Paying tuition fees in instalments

The first instalment, due upon enrolment, is €157.04 (which includes a regional tax of €140, €16 for stamp duty and €1.04 for insurance).

The additional amount due for the 2021/22 a.y. will be calculated in November 2021, after the ISEE has been received and any merit requirements have been verified. You must pay amounts up to €500 in a single instalment, but larger amounts can be paid in two instalments.

You will find the amounts on Studenti Online.

NB: the amounts might change during the year, following verification of the ISEE and any merit requirements.

If you do not submit the ISEE certification, you can pay the highest tuition fees [.pdf], in one single instalment when you enrol. 

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.

Payment Methods

You can pay tuition fees through the PagoPA system, set up by the Digital Italy Agency (AgID), which offers a range of online payment methods.

From 1 July 2020, in accordance with art. 65, paragraph 2, of Legislative Decree no. 217 of 13/12/2017, as amended by art. 1, paragraph 8, of Decree Law 162/2019, all payments to the Public Administration must be made exclusively through the PagoPA system.

With PagoPA there are no fixed transaction limits. Maximum limits depend on the Payment Service Provider and the method chosen to carry out the transaction.

For further information, please refer to pagoPA FAQs.

No other payment method is accepted.

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

The University of Bologna does not send communications 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 exemptions, and intervene with special calls for applications in favour of students in economic difficulty.
See the Scholarships and Subsidies section