General Information About the University of Bergamo
Bergamo University was founded on 11 December 1968 under the name of “Foreign Languages and Literature Institute” and began giving lectures in the fields of economics and business administration during the reign of Rector Serio Galeotti (1972-75), and became a faculty in 1988. Bergamo University, which became a state university in 1992, is located at the foot of the Alps, close to Milan. Bergamo university consists of an old palace, courtyard, monastery buildings and a very historical building. A group of students graduating in 2004 established a satellite campus in Treviglio. Its 3 main buildings located in 3 different regions consist of 7 faculties and with its 656 personnel, it provides a dynamic, scientific and educational environment that is open to innovations. The Economics and Law Campus of the University of Bergamo is in the center of the city; the Humanities Campus is located in the upper reaches of the medieval city. The Engineering Campus is located in the Dalmine industrial area, 8 kilometers southwest of Bergamo.
Bergamo University , which has been a part of the exchange program since 1987, has started to accept foreign students, and its position in international education is gradually increasing, and it is among the preferred universities in Italy with its quality and competent education system. In addition to undergraduate and graduate education, there are double degree education programs and doctoral programs at the university. In addition, the university aims to make students the best in their academic careers and supports students in internship and job after graduation.
You can find out more by browsing our ‘Bachelor of Education in Italy’ and ‘Postgraduate Education in Italy’ topics.
Where is Bergamo University?
Bergamo University is located in Lombardy, one of the most populated regions of Northern Italy, which is older than Rome and has a deep-rooted history. It is located in the city of Bergamo with a population of 120,287. The city, covered by the Venetian Walls, developed as an important city in the Middle Ages and became a bridge between the West and the East. Bergamo, a tiny and charming city in Northern Italy at the foot of the Alps, connects these two parts with a funicular. Although it is thought to be a difficult place to reach because it is located at the foot of the mountain, transportation to and from Bergamo is provided quite easily by various bus and train stations.
Student Life at the University of Bergamo
It’s pleasant to be a student at the University of Bergamo; due to being a historical and charming city, it is one of the university cities where students can spend their campus, entertainment life and social activities together in the most efficient way.
Bergamo is divided into two as upper city and lower city. Called Città Alta in Italian, the upper area (the old part of the city) is full of cobbled streets surrounded by Venetian walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the only access to this place is by funicular. The Lower Town (Città Bassa) is a modern part of the city. Despite having public transport, Bergamo is a traffic-free city. Therefore, student life in Bergamo is very comfortable in terms of transportation.
Bergamo residents are hospitable, smiling and loving people. They are willing to engage people in their numerous social activities all year round. Therefore, student life in Bergamo is very active.
What’s Bergamo Like?
There are many carnivals and festivals that you can attend in this city. For example, there are international jazz days (jazz music is played in different parts of the city and the main event is held at the Teatro Gaetano Donizetti) which are held at the Festival Danza Estate, a dance festival at the Teatro Social. With events such as this, you will have a fun-filled student life in Bergamo. There are many places to see in the city.
Bergamo University Facilities and Sports
Bergamo University also hosts many social communities and activities within its own body. There is also a sports facility affiliated with the university, which gives particular importance to sports activities. Students here can attend professional training or fitness, swimming, horse riding, etc. They can participate in daily activities such as In addition, it is equipped with Italian-Chinese technologies, where researchers and academics operate; there are 8 high-quality research centres and laboratories in order to improve the relations between the two countries and to revive the country’s economy and innovation.
University of Bergamo World Ranking
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 ranked Bergamo 94th in the Young University Rankings 2018, and 201+ in the European Teaching Rankings 2019.
University of Bergamo Graduates Job Finding (Employment) Rate
81.5% of graduates find a job within one year of graduation.
91.8% of graduates find employment within three years of graduation.
92.7% of graduates find a job within five years of graduation.
Bergamo University Departments
At the University of Bergamo, undergraduate education is given in Italian and the departments are 3 years. Italian language proficiency is required for admission. Passing a local entrance examination test (TOLC-OFA, TVI) is also required for each department.
English Master’s Degrees
Smart Technology Engineering
Engineering and Management for Health
Business and Technology Management
Philosophy and History of Natural and Human Sciences
Intercultural Studies in Languages and Literatures
Planning and Management of Tourism Systems
Business Administration, Professional and Managerial Accounting
Economics and Data Analysis
International Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance
Clinical Psychology for Individuals, Families and Organizations
There are 11 different graduate departments in English and 13 different graduate departments in Italian. The duration of the master’s departments is 2 years. B2 level language knowledge and undergraduate proficiency are required for application.
MSc in Clinical Psychology
Since the Department of Clinical Psychology at Bergamo University teaches entirely in English, it has become a popular choice for both Italian and international students. Those who intend to do a master’s degree in Italy must graduate from the relevant department and have knowledge of B2 English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants will be required to submit a transcript or module list containing the ECTS credit value to detail the content of the undergraduate academic program they are attending, to indicate their main fields of study and the main disciplines taught in relation to the following fields:
Clinical and dynamic psychology
Cognitive and/or behavioral psychology
Social and organizational psychology
Research Methods and statistics
University of Bergamo Tuition Fees
Fees are calculated based on family income and the student’s country of origin and range from 150 € to 3500 €. Italy is one of the countries that offers the most scholarship opportunities in Europe. Scholarship opportunities vary depending on the university and department you are applying to. In Italy, each region grants scholarships according to the rules it determines. These scholarships vary according to family income, success and personal income of students. For more detailed information about fees and scholarships, you can visit the scholarships page.
Accommodation and Dormitory Facilities at Bergamo University
Bergamo University offers its students many options in terms of accommodation and dormitories. Students wishing to enrol in university or doctoral courses from the beginning of July to the end of August or the beginning of September each year can apply for access to university housing, even if they are not yet enrolled in the university. The cost of accommodation in residences varies between 250 € and 600 € per month. These are all-inclusive residences; prices vary with options such as one bed in a double room, single room, single studio, or two-room apartment (for one or two people). You can learn more about this by reviewing our Accommodation in Italy topic.
In July of each year, the financial aid and scholarship service publishes a roll-call for applications for students seeking accommodation. The call for applications is for students enrolled in undergraduate courses, master’s degrees, two-year or one-semester courses and doctoral programs at the University of Bergamo.