How you can support the University of Bologna

You can support the University and its research and teaching enterprises in various ways.


The 5x1000 scheme enables any tax-payer to allot a portion of tax on their declared income to the University, which will go towards study grants for our researchers.

Online donation of small sums

Donation online is a quick and effective method devised in liaison with the Alma Mater Foundation. To help university causes: research and study services. It has the same tax advantages as other forms of support.


This is an act of largesse by a private individual. A letter of intent to donate is accepted by the University and ratified by a notary. For donations of modest value a notarial deed is not required.


In one’s will one may leave certain movable goods or properties to Bologna University, possibly specifying a purpose to which the bequest should be put.

Testamentary legacy

Bologna University may be designated as universal heir in a will. Such a legacy may be open-ended (where the University decides how to use it for institutional purposes) or bespoke (i.e. tied to a purpose stated by the testator).


The testator may hold the University to setting up a foundation with a legal designation and endowment of its own. The University has executed various such foundations in its time, the latest being the Fondazione Luisa Fanti-Melloni devoted to research into cardiology and the awarding of scholarships to that end.


Sponsorship is a contract associating the image of Bologna University with that of the Sponsor (public or private third parties) in support of institutional or cultural schemes and activities organized by the University. The Sponsor’s contribution may be economic, technical or mixed.