Literatures, Languages & Cultures


Italian Studies provides students with a choice of Erasmus places and other exchange programmes with some of the most prestigious universities in Italy, all in attractive and exciting cities.

Every year, in addition, some of our students secure work placements (as part of their year abroad) with international companies and Italian cultural institutions.

Erasmus exchanges

We have Erasmus exchange programmes with the following universities in Italy:

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna was probably the first University in the western world. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture.

University of Milan (Statale)

The Statale University of Milan is a leading academic and research institution in Italy and Europe. Milan is the capital of one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development.

University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari)

Ca’ Foscari University was established in 1868 as a Business School, the first in Italy and the second in Europe. The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures was established in 1954 and was the first in Italy. The historical seat of the university is a Venetian Gothic palace overlooking the widest bend of the Grand Canal.

University of Florence

The University of Florence is one of the largest and oldest universities in the country, evolved from the Studium Generale established by the Florentine Republic in 1321.

University of Verona

It is from Medieval times that the cultural phenomena leading to the 20th-century foundation of the University of Verona emerged. The present university is a young institution, whose prestige has been recognised thanks to its quality of research and teaching, and to its opening to international relationships. Shakespeare celebrated this town as a unique and exclusive place where the poetry of feeling can be fully expressed: ‘There is no world without Verona walls’.

University of Rome (La Sapienza)

The Sapienza University of Rome is the largest Italian university by enrollment and the oldest of Rome’s four state-funded universities. It was founded in 1303 as a Studium for ecclesiastical Studies. In 1870, La Sapienza stopped being the papal university and became the university of the capital of Italy.

University of Rome (Roma Tre)

Roma Tre University was formally established in 1992 by the Ministry of Public Education, and is the third public university to be established in the metropolitan area of Rome.

University of Catania

The University of Catania has been a focal point in culture and learning since its founding in 1434. Today it offers an attractive portfolio of academic titles and is engaged in creating a ‘laboratory’ in which the ancient knowledge of the Mediterranean culture meets the new technologies in order to offer an original and advanced training experience.

University of Siena

The University of Siena has a rich history and a great knowledge-related tradition, as well a strong commitment to both research and innovation. In the eight centuries since its foundation, the University of Siena has generated knowledge in all fields of study, and today it continues to achieve some of the best results of all Italian universities for its research, teaching and services.

University of Udine

The University of Udine was founded in 1978. It is the first public university in Italy founded by popular initiative and an important centre for the studies of Friulian language.

University of Udine


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Erasmus activities are carried out with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme