Oct 13, 2018

Top Student Cities and Universities in Italy 2018/2019

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Study in Italy comes with its own history. It is one of the world’s oldest education system, still living up to its name. Universities in Italy hold their own character, and they are perfectly aligned with modern times. These are the top student cities in Italy for international students to study abroad.

1. Study in Milan

The fashion centre of the world not only houses the fashion giants, but some of the top ranked universities in the world, too. The top ranked University is Polytechnic University of Milan, which is ranked 170th in the world. Milan itself stands at 36th best Student City in the world. With his higher employability ranks. Apart from Polytechnic University of Milan, there are four other world ranked Universities in Milan. The state University of Milan is the 6th largest University in Italy, and it has over 60000 enrolled students.

Top Ranked Universities in Milan and their rankings:

Politecnico di Milano


University of Milan


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


University of Milano-Bicocca


Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi



2. Study in Rome

A worldwide educational and intellectual centre of Italy, Rome, and the capital city is home to three of the top ranked universities in the world. Sapienza: University of Rome. With 140000 students enrolled, it is one of the world’s largest University. Sapienza is ranked 215th in the world, and like many Universities in Italy, it is one of the world’s oldest Universities. It is also ranked 33rd in the Europe. Rome is considered the second most educationally, historically and culturally beautiful city according to City Brands Index. It offers the best of history and modernisation to the international students.

Top Ranked Universities in Rome and their rankings:

Sapienza - Università di Roma


Universitá degli Studi di Roma - Tor Vergata


Università degli Studi Roma Tre



3. Study in Pisa

Known for one of the most photographed place in the world, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Pisa is renowned for its top ranked Universities. One of them is University of Pisa. It is famous for its Mathematics, Engineering, Physics and Computer Science courses. The University of Pisa is also one of the oldest Universities in Italy, established in 1343. The University also has Italy’s oldest botanical garden. The lectures on Law had been conducted in Pisa since 11th century.

Top Ranked Universities in Pisa and their rankings:

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa


Scuola Normale Superiore


Università di Pisa



4. Study in Bologna

Home to world’s oldest University, University of Bologna, Bologna is Italy’s fourth best Student City. The University of Bologna is said to be established back in 1088. It has 11 schools, 33 departments and 93 libraries spread across the city.  In 2000, it was declared European Capital of culture and was declared “City of Music” by UNESCO in 2006.

Top Ranked Universities in Bologna and their rankings:

Università di Bologna (UNIBO)


Johns Hopkins University


Carpigiani Gelato University



Apart from these, Florence is one of the most sought after study abroad destination in Italy. No matter where you study in Italy, it will always be a wonderful experience on and off campus. With excellent academics and a happening nightlife, Italy is the place to be!


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