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University of Trento

University of Trento
Spend a semester or academic year studying in Italian at University of Trento. Courses are offered in English.
Trento, Italy
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Computer Science
History of Art
Information Technology
Management & Leadership
Political Science
Social Work
Visual Art
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Summer Non-Faculty Led
Fulfills KU Core 4.2
Exchange Program
  • Semester and academic year long programs deal for students who are majoring in STEM fields.
  • Summer programs are two weeks in duration and courses are taught in English. Subjects for summer include global challenges, Italian culture, cyber security and digital privacy, innovation and entrepreneurship, 
  • Live in the beautiful city of Trento, located just south of the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.
  • Students are housed in apartments or flats located around Trento.
Program Summary: 

Located in the northeast of Italy, the University of Trento boasts a prominent position in the rankings of Italian universities as well as a vibrant international community with over 800 students of 60 different nationalities living in the two halls of residence "San Bartolameo," situated just a few hundred meters from the town center. It is a medium-sized university where it is easy for students and teachers to meet one another and there is a continuous exchange of ideas among students.


Trento, Italy is an Italian city located in the Adige River Valley, which is a glacial valley just south of the Dolomite Mountains in the Alps. Trento acts as a educational, financial and political hub in northern Italy, partially due to the University of Trento being located here. The city is surrounded by mountains, allowing for beautiful sights at all times of the day. The city center has a picturesque Medieval feel due to its historic buildings--such as Castello del Buonconsiglio and Trento Cathedral--that line the streets. Even though Trento maintains a Renaissance atmosphere, it is very much a cosmopolitan city in this day and age. Trento is actually located in one of the wealthiest provinces in Italy, and it is continuously ranked as one of the best cities in Italy to reside in. 

Academic Information: 

Semester & Academic Year
Undergraduate and graduate students studying for the semester at the University of Trento may earn up to 15 hours of KU credit. Courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on a student's academic transcript and grades earned abroad will figure into the KU GPA. Students should discuss their plans with their major advisor to ensure that courses completed in Trento will be applicable toward their KU degree.

Students can find information on the course options available at the University of Trento online at http://international.unitn.it/incoming/choose-your-courses.


Summer School at Trento Undergraduate and graduate students studying for the summer at the University of Trento may earn up to 4 hours of KU credit over a two-week period. Courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on a student's academic transcript and grades earned abroad will figure into the KU GPA. Students should discuss their plans with their major advisor to ensure that courses completed in Trento will be applicable toward their KU degree.


The International Summer School program at the University of Trento offers courses in English

See the link below for summer options: 


Students participating in a bilateral exchanges with the University of Trento are eligible to apply for student accommodations through the Opera Universitaria2, a provincial institution that supports students in finding accommodations in residences or shared flats at highly affordable rates.  Visit the Opera Universitaria 2website for additional information on each of the housing options.

Life Abroad: 

The University of Trento welcomes international students, and will make you feel right at home. The Welcome Office organizes activities throughout the term that are open to all international guests including: guided tours of Trento in February and September for newcomers; bus tours of the surrounding regions, Italian conversation sessions, and a buddy system for new students. 


Summer 2022 programs now accepting applications !

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