Fees and Scholarships

Before deciding on a degree programme, it is important to estimate how much academic life will cost you. For this, you have to take into account tuition fees, living expenses in the city of Modena or Reggio Emilia, and whether you think you will be eligible for a scholarship and/or student benefits.

You contribute to the cost of your education by paying tuition. The tuition fees are calculated based on the Economic Situation Indicator value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education, provided that the online application is submitted within the deadlines.

The amount you pay depends on:
- the degree programme you choose;
- the merit requirement as number of ECTS you achieved in the previous Academic Year, if any (from 11 August to 10 August of the following year)

UNIMORE offers students reductions in tuition according to their financial situation. With an Indicator of the Equivalent Financial Situation (ISEE) not higher than € 23,000, first year students and students that meet merit requirements are totally exempted from paying tuition fees. Above this threshold, the amount increases in proportion to the Indicator of the Equivalent Financial Situation value.

The tuition fee simulator is available. By entering the value of Indicator of the Equivalent Financial Situation and the Degree programme you choose, you will be able to calculate the amount of your tuition fees.

Approximate tuition costs per academic year are indicated in the table below (to see how degree programmes are organized, see the Degree Programme Structure page).

Tuition fees

Degree programmes Fees per academic year
Bachelor's programmes (Lauree) min. €660 - max. €1,800
Bachelor's programmes in Dental Hygiene min. €1,100 - max. €2,300
Master's programmes (Lauree magistrali) min. €660 - max. €2,000
Single-cycle master's degree programmes (Lauree magistrali a ciclo unico) min. €660 - max. €1,950
Single-cycle master's degree programme in Dental medicine min. €800 - max. €3,200
Doctoral research programmes (Dottorati di ricerca) min. €450 - max. €1,500
Specialisation Schools min. €900 - max. €1,700
Vocational master programmes (Master di I livello) min. €1,500 - max. €5,000
Advanced master programmes (Master di II livello) min. €1,500 - max. €5,000

Each year, tuition fee must be paid in four instalments:

  1. the first instalment at the time of enrolment;
  2. the second instalment before the end of November;
  3. the third instalment before the end of February;
  4. the fourth instalment before the end of April.

Penalties are charged in case of late payments.

While enrolled in UNIMORE, students are entitled to insurance coverage for personal accidents and third party liability. Third party liability insurance is also valid for medical students working in hospitals.

Indicator of the Equivalent Financial Situation

International students who apply for a scholarship or tuition fees reduction are required to submit a declaration confirming their financial situation and assets. This documentation must be translated into Italian and legalised by the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the place of origin, or apostilled where required.

The documents must indicate:

  • a) composition of the household: a certificate attesting the family membership and its composition
  • b) the working activity practised in the previous year by each member of the household
  • c) the income value earned in the previous year
  • d) a certification of all the real estate properties owned by each member of the household, attesting the real estate area in square meters
  • e) the amount of any residual mortgage on the family home and/or other buildings
  • f) the amount of any other assets, owned by each family member
  • g) a document certifying the student's invalidity or disability

Please, check here the detailed list of required certificates that must be indicated in the financial situation and assets document: www.er-go.it/index.php?id=6620

If the Indicator of Equivalent Financial Situation is not submitted within the deadlines, no scholarships or other student benefits can be requested.

Scholarships

UNIMORE offers scholarships, tuition fees exemption or reduction and other benefits to all its students.

- ER.GO. scholarships
ER.GO. scholarships are a financial support to students, provided on a competitive basis. The scholarship application must be submitted every Academic Year within the deadlines set out in the call for application.
The scholarship's amounts may vary based on:
˙ financial situation of the student’s household.
˙ place of residence or domicile.
To be eligible for ER.GO. scholarship, students must apply online and:
- enrol in the University within the deadlines;
- meet the economic and merit requirements stated in the call for scholarship application;
- submit the application within the deadlines indicated in the call for scholarship application.
The call for scholarship application provides all the information needed to apply and it is published every year in July on ER.GO. website.
Students can apply for scholarships on www.er-go.it even before the enrolment.
- NO TAX AREA exemption
UNIMORE exempts students from the payment of tuition fees if they meet specific requirements:
˙ Indicator of Equivalent Financial Situation not higher than € 23,000;
˙ Merit requirement as number of ECTS achieved by the student in the previous Academic Year, if any
Students will only have to pay € 159.05, which includes regional tax, stamp duty and insurance.
Students must apply online within the deadlines; students may also apply before the enrolment.
- Tuition fees reduction
Beyond the Economic Situation Indicator threshold of € 23,000 and up to € 45,000, tuition fees are calculated progressively and differentiated based on the specific degree programme.
Students must apply online within the deadlines; students may also apply before the enrolment.
- TOP STUDENT exemption
TOP STUDENT exemption is a total merit-based exemption for students enrolled in the first year of a Master's programmes. UNIMORE exempts students enrolled for the first year of a Master's programme from the payment of a part or the total amount of tuition fees if they meet specific merit requirements.
Students can apply for TOP STUDENT exemption if they graduated in a Bachelor's degree programme obtaining a score of at least 110/110.
Students residing in a municipality of Emilia Romagna shall pay the first instalment of tuition fees of €859.05 in order to be enrolled at the University and will be exempted from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th instalment.
Students residing in a municipality outside Emilia Romagna will only have to pay €159.05, which includes regional tax, stamp duty and insurance. Students must apply online on the ER.GO. website.
Students previously enrolled in a Master's degree programme or enrolled in the second year of a UNIMORE Master’s degree programme are not eligible for the TOP STUDENT exemption.
Students may also apply for TOP STUDENT exemption at www.er-go.it before the enrolment.
- Part-time collaborations
Students may work part-time (for a total of 200 hours/year) at UNIMORE, in accordance with the provisions outlined in the call for applications. Students enrolled in the first year of Bachelor’s programme and of single-cycle Master’s degree programmes cannot apply for paid part-time work. Part-time collaborations are paid but they do not constitute an employment relationship. Part-time collaborations are provided on a competitive basis; students must meet various requirements:
˙ Enrolment or student career requirements;
˙ Merit requirements;
˙ Financial requirements.
Students may also apply online on www.er-go.it website before the enrolment
- Grants awarded by the Foreign Governments or Institutions
All the grants awarded by foreign Governments or Institutions are available here: www.esteri.it/mae/it/servizi/italiani/opportunita/di_studio/elencopaesiofferenti.html
- UNI-CO-RE: University Corridors for Refugees
UNI-CO-RE was created to allow refugee students in Ethiopia to continue their academic career at UNIMORE.
The project is promoted by UNHCR Italy - UN Agency for Refugees and carried out thanks to the support of the: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Centro Astalli and Gandhi Charity.
The project is financially supported by UNIMORE, ER.GO – Regional Board for the Right to Higher Studies of Emilia-Romagna and other regional institutions, and local partners.
Further information on the UNI-CO-RE project and relevant call for applications is available here: Unicore Project.