With 112,000 students La Sapienza is the first university in Europe. Having over 700 years of history, today it is characterized as a research university where research and study can be done in all disciplinary sectors. The main campus is located a few steps from the Rome Central Station.
Sapienza currently offers over 275 degree programmes (Bachelor’s and Master’s) – among which over 40 are taught in English – with online pre-selection. Thanks to a wide network of agreements with universities around the world, Sapienza also provides its students many international opportunities, including double degrees, scholarships abroad, internships in European and non-European countries, and international PhDs. There are over 8,000 international students and, being part of the Schengen area, Sapienza is an important hub for international mobility, with hundreds of Erasmus + grants for Europe and for non-EU countries. Sapienza is organized into 11 faculties, coordinating activity of 60 departments, 59 libraries, 21 museums, 3 hospitals as well as numerous laboratories. University staff includes 8000 persons, both teachers and others employees, in addition to technicians and administrative staff.
Teaching is organized to meet the cultural and scientific needs required by a constantly evolving world of work. La Sapienza, despite the large size of the university and the presence of many different disciplines, has excellent performances in all the main international rankings at a general level (eg # 203 in QS), but above all at rankings by subject (eg . # 1 QS in “Classics”). For international students, tuition fees are particularly advantageous (1,000 Euro/year), thanks to the fact that Sapienza is a public university and the main funding is governmental.