General Information About the University of Trento
Established in 1962, the University of Trento has always formed alliances with Italian and foreign institutions and organizations and has made its mission to prepare students efficiently for life. Trento University, which has been operating as a private university for about 20 years, acquired the title of ‘state university’ in 1982 and since then, it has taught as an Italian state university.
As a result of the Milan Agreement signed between the Italian government and the Trento Autonomous Region in 2009, the University of Trento was given a special mandate and all its financial resources were covered by the state. With this mandate, which contributed greatly to the development of the university’s facilities, the development of the university library service, sports centers, laboratory facilities, education and research centers increased considerably.
Today, more than 16,000 students receive education at this university, and its academic staff includes approximately 600 professors and researchers, as well as the same number of technical and administrative personnel.
University of Trento and Space
With the contributions of the University of Trento, the radar named Rime was prepared to send to Jupiter and its icy moons (Ganymede, Callisto, Europa). “Theories about the subsurface structure of Jupiter’s moons have been proposed that have sparked the imagination of many scientists since their discovery by Galileo,” said Lorenzo Bruzzone of the University of Trento, the radar’s principal investigator. “Finally, with this first step, it’s a great opportunity to advance our scientific understanding of the cosmos. For the first time, we can solve some mysteries and look below the surface in search of water.”
The European Space Agency (ESA) has just delivered the spacecraft developed for the Juice mission. The launch is expected to take place in 2022 and reach Jupiter in 2030. For the first time, the Rime spacecraft will take a close look at Jupiter’s moons to unravel the mystery that lies beneath their frozen crust.
The University of Trento’s Place in the World Rankings
The University of Trento is known as an internationally recognized university with high education quality, when examined by independent sources such as THE-Times Higher Education Ranking and QS-Quacquarelli Sysmonds.
According to the research conducted by the Times Higher Education magazine, which ranks the best universities in the world and examines 1390 universities worldwide, Trento University is in the 301-350 group worldwide, making progress every year.
According to the QS Global World Ranking 2021 values, which is another scale in which all universities participate in the research and the data are revealed, Trento University is the 403rd best university in the world. According to CWUR 2020-2021 data, it has shown that it is a successful university being ranked 465th in the world.
You can also visit our “Top 500 Italian Universities” page.
Where is the University of Trento?
Located in the northeast of Italy, the University of Trento is located in a location where it is in close proximity to various surrounding countries and civilizations of Europe.
Student Life at the University of Trento
Neighbouring many civilizations, Trento is more than just a university that promises young people cultural advancement. In this quiet city, where the quality of life is high and the quality of life is at a high level with its not crowded population, students find the opportunity to mix with each other easily and discover the ski resorts that are famous for the scenery of Trento. Canazei and Cavalese centers, especially Madonna di Campiglio, are the most convenient spots for skiing in Trento.
For students who want to go on a nature trip, Trento is known as a center of attraction. Especially in Marmolada, Fassa Valley, Pordoi Pass, Fiemme Valley, Sole Valley; Known for its canyons, Non-Valley is one of Trento’s natural beauties.
Additionally, you can check out the topic “25 things to do in Italy”.
However, this city is a city that stands out not only with its natural beauties, but also with its natural heritage. Having the opportunity to visit the Buonconsiglio Castle- which was built in the 13th century, the Neptune Fountain- the symbol of Trento, and the Palazzo Pretorio, the students of the University of Trento take countless beautiful photos and spend a pleasant time in this city and relieve the tiredness of the day by tasting the famous Italian delicacies in the Piazza Duomo square.
University of Trento Departments
Having 11 faculties and 3 different campuses, the University of Trento has a wide range of departments and has become a prominent university in Italy with the quality of education provided. As in the whole of Europe, undergraduate education at the University of Trento lasts for 3 years and the language education of some departments varies in Italian or English.
Do not forget to browse through our articles on Undergraduate Education and Postgraduate Education in Italy.
Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology
Computer, Communication and Electronics Engineering
Economy and Management
English Master’s Programs
Behavioral and Applied Economics
Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology
European and International Studies
University of Trento Living Costs
As soon as you go to the University of Trento, you will have expenses to consider. These costs can vary, and we recommend that you listen to the best information from our consultants.
Here are some of the immediate costs you will face:
Residence Permit Application: 118 €
Private health insurance for EU students (unless you have a European Health Insurance Card): prices may vary by insurance companies
Health insurance for non-EU students: €149.77 (per calendar year) for enrollment in the National Health Insurance
Mandatory deposit of 360 € (refundable) upon arrival for accommodation in school residence + 40 € (non-refundable) upon departure for check-out costs
4-month advance rent for graduate students who do not receive a UniTrento scholarship
Meals in university canteens: approx. 280 €/month
Transportation by bus: € 1.20 for a single ticket (valid for up to 70 minutes), 1-month subscription card € 27.50; 1 year subscription card 50 € or 213 €
Note: You can contact us with the application form for cheaper travel costs such as buses and trains, the application to the University of Trento and many more.
You can also check our “University Fees and Scholarships in Italy” page.
Since the University of Trento is a public university, it has the same pricing range as other public universities in Italy. If the tuition fees at this university are examined in terms of undergraduate departments, we must say that the undergraduate fees in Italy are determined according to the financial situation of the families, and these fees generally vary between 500€ and 3000€.
In addition to the convenience of tuition fees, Italy is a student-friendly country with the number of scholarships given to students. According to the policies implemented by the Italian government, it is known that the Italian government gives scholarships to students at certain rates every year, and the amount of this scholarship is between 2000 and 5200 Euros per year.
You can also check our “Scholarship Opportunities in Italy” page.
Dormitory and Accommodation Facilities
The University of Trento has more than 1,500 residences or shared apartments for students who want to take advantage of the dormitory service. However, when it is known that approximately 16,000 students are studying in this school, it is impossible for all students to stay in the dormitory. For this reason, the University of Trento administration has set certain criteria to identify students who want to stay at the school. These criteria are; It is the economic status document of the student’s family and the educational success of the student since the second semester.
Monthly fees per person for the school dormitory (monthly for the year 2019-2020):
180 € for double room, 220 € for single room for fee-exempt students who are eligible for UniTrento Scholarship
All other students (including PhD) 270 € for double room, 330 € for single room
Post-doctoral 325 € for double room, 385 € for single room
Students, if they wish, also have the opportunity to rent a single, double room or flat in Trento. In Trento, double room prices are 150-250 Euros per month, single room prices are 300-350 Euros and flats are 500 Euros.
For detailed information, you can visit our topic “Accommodation in Italy”.
We tried to indicate the many eating and drinking expenses at the University of Trento. Do not forget that the average prices are written, as you can consume more or less than the specified prices.
In a university cafeteria, you can cost around 280 € for a meal: 4.90 €/full meal, 4.40 €/small meal, 3.10 €/snack
For breakfast in a cafe, you may cost around 70 € per month: 2.50 €/a cup of coffee + croissant
Pizza price in a moderately priced restaurant: 15 ~ 30 €
Apart from these, the approximate prices of some products are listed below (in Euros):
Butter: 1.70/250 gr.
Meat: 9 ~ 19/Kilo
Chicken: 8 ~ 10/Kill
Rice: 1.70 ~ 2.50/Kilo
Pasta: 0.80 ~ 1.20/Kill
Mineral water: 0.50 ~ 0.80/Liter
Other Expenses That May Happen in Trento
For an Italian language course at the Language Centre: Free – up to 100 € per course