Universities in Rome

When you decide to move abroad to Italy, your university should offer something more than what you could experience at your home school. When you’re studying in Rome, you’ll find a history and a culture that completely complement your intellectual pursuits, creating a unique atmosphere. Rome has been known as a “living museum,” and it provides countless opportunities to learn and explore.

Rome boasts a total of 24 Italian and international universities and colleges. The following five are among the most popular.

University of Roma Tre

The University of Roma Tre is actually the youngest, and it was founded in 1992. It has 12 departments: Economics, Architecture, Philosophy Communication and Entertainment, Engineering, Language and Literature Languages, Law, Mathematics and Physics, Education Sciences, Political Science, Business Studies, Science and Humanities Studies.

University of Rome Tor Vergata

The University of Rome Tor Vergata is the second university in Rome. It has six Faculties: Law, Economics, Engineering, Philosophy and Literature, Education Sciences and Technologies, Physical and Natural Mathematical Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. Some courses are in English, and there are a degree course and a master's degree, along with a one-cycle degree.

Università LUMSA

Founded in 1939 and sometimes simply called LUMSA, the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta is a private university. While it’s still privately funded, it is a part of the Italian national network of universities so it can offer recognized degrees and diplomas of legal backing. Its humanistic approach focuses on the awareness of knowledge that is deeply rooted in the human community. It is also of Catholic orientation, and it belongs to international scientific networks for research, focusing on social services, philosophy, education, philological and literary sciences, mass communications, and the juridical sciences and economics.

Università La Sapienza di Roma

La Sapienza University is a public university, and best of all, it’s free. According to a recent ranking by US News, La Sapienza University is the top university in all of Italy. It also boasts approximately 700 years of history, as it was the first university in Europe. Plus, with approximately 115,000 registered students, it is extremely popular with international students. The different faculties are spread throughout the city of Rome, as well as in Latina and Rieti.

There are 11 faculties of the university, including Architecture, Pharmacy and Medicine, Economics, Arts and Humanities, Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering, Law, Information Engineering, Computer Science and Statistics, Medicine and Psychology, Medicine and Dentistry, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences and Political Science Sociology Communication.

Università Campus Biomedico

Located right in Rome, the Campus Bio-Medico University was founded in 1991. It has two faculties: Medicine and Engineering.

The University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico is also home to an outpatient clinic, intensive care, a day hospital unit, operation rooms and departments for inpatient care, including: cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology, heart surgery, immunology, hematology, medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, senology, orthopedics, surgery and urology.

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Student Associations


This non-profit organization, only managed by students, is the oldest Erasmus association in Rome and has been operating since 1993.


AIESEC is an international association that is also managed by students, helping to focus on the leadership skills of its members. They offer the opportunities to take part in real-world experiences, and they also partner with other organizations and educational institutions to assist with both volunteer and apprenticeship international exchanges.


AEGEE is one of the largest interdisciplinary student associations in all of Europe. Its focus is on creating a diverse, more democratic Europe, without borders AEGEE is politically independent, and it is a non-profit organization, completely open to students from all disciplines and faculties. Founded in Paris in 1985, the AEGEE has now exploded into a large network of 13,000 friends, found in 200 different cities and in 40 countries throughout Europe.

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