Free University of Bozen - Bolzano

Bolzano, Italy
The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano promotes the free exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge, linking itself to the European humanities tradition and laying the foundations for its society by promoting respect for democratic principles.
  • 4 PhDs
  • 3508 Students
  • Private Institution Type



The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano was founded on 31 October 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution. This young and dynamic university at the crossroads between Italian and German culture and economy offers excellent conditions for studying in a multilingual region .


Multilingualism and internationality are the main characteristics of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano. The five faculties with a high number of lecturers (35%) and students (17%) from abroad deal with subjects connected to economics, the natural sciences, technology, computer science, design and the social and educational worlds. Teaching and research at the University are based on high quality standards and the faculties are part of international networks, i.e. the Euregio University with the universities of Trento and Innsbruck.

The faculties are the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Management
  • Education
  • Design and Art
  • Science and Technology


The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano champions research at the highest of levels, is committed to excellence and the advancement of knowledge through critical and independent scholarship and values freedom to push the frontiers of knowledge forward. Research projects which are interdisciplinary, international or which have local relevance are particularly encouraged.

In this respect, the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano endorses research, and is especially committed to promoting young researchers.


The Career Service coordinates the interface between students and graduates and the job market. We update a database with work placements and job offers, we coordinate part-time and seasonal job offers, and we organise work placement schemes on an administrative level. For students we organise visits to companies and institutions and seminars on research activities.

PhD Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Free University of Bozen - Bolzano!


Student services

In order to make an informed, sensible decision about your course of study at university, it is necessary to look into the matter well in advance, so that you can find out all about the universities and courses that are most in keeping with your interests and expectations. There are a number of different ways to get to know the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the courses on offer. The Advisory Service can provide individually tailored information and advice.

Housing services

Student halls of residence of the Province

The Office for the Right to Study is in charge for the assignment of places in student halls. There are 508 places available in Bozen - Bolzano and 115 in Brixen - Bressanone. The places are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, we recommend you to apply as soon as possible.

Private rental agreements: Depending on the type (double room, single room or one-bedroomed flat) and the size of the accommodation, the monthly rent for one person can vary from € 250 to € 400.

Library services

The Library of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, with its premises in Bozen/Bolzano, Brixen/Bressanone and Bruneck/Brunico, has been created as a multimedia centre that serves not only the University’s students and staff but also the local community. Our mission has always been to provide the information required for teaching and learning, research and life-long learning.

ICT services

The mission of the Department Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) is to work in partnership with faculty, students and staff to develop the strategy and manage the operations of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano through the innovative use and development of existing and emerging technologies, technology support and user service.

Medical services

If you are a student with a disability or with learning disabilities, special dispensations and compensatory measures are available for you during your studies (e.g. extra time to complete written exams or IT tools).

If you have a disability of more than 66%, you are eligible for complete exemption from university fees.

Student Life

Student clubs

unibz has a rich student life where students of all faculties can become members of our student associations. For their projects they are supported financially from the Advisory Service.The offices of the associations are located at the campus Bozen - Bolzano, on the 6th floor of the F Building. There are four student associations at the unibz that act as opportunities for students to get together outside the university premises: Kikero, SCUB, PRO - Students for Business, Alumni Club.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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