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  • Locations: Modena, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Year
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
Modena e Reggio Emilia

View and download brochure: Modena e Reggio Emilia Flyer

About the Universita Degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia:
Founded in 1175, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia lies in one of the most advanced areas in Europe where economic wealth and quality of life have found a unique synthesis. Here, every student can rely on quality services to seize the best opportunities offered by teaching and research in an area rich in history and excellent products, from car engineering design to food and wine. UNIMORE, as it is known, has a longstanding tradition and is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research.
  • It is ranked 2nd among public universities according to Italy's leading financial daily, and among the top 8 medium-sized Italian universities by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012.
  • The University has just over 19,000 students, including 3,500 postgraduates, and is large enough to offer all the facilities one would expect from a major university (well-stocked libraries, computer rooms, free internet connection and study support services) but small enough to retain a personal and friendly learning environment.
  • UNIMORE is located in two cities with the highest quality of living standards in Italy and benefits from a longstanding relationship with the area's firms and corporations, which provide private support for university research and a unique opportunity for on-the-job training.
  • A modern and efficient University Language Center offers intensive and extensive Italian Language classes are available free of charge to all international students.
  • Students can take classes in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.
Tuition and fees are paid to UMass Lowell. Room and Board and other expenses will be paid to the host institution or other arrangement. The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester.

How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study at the time of application. UMass Lowell students should first complete the UMass Lowell application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site.  Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to the host university, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. 

If students ever have any questions, they can always reach us with their inquiries by email at studyabroad@uml.edu or by phone at 978-934-4660, and they can find us located on the third floor of University Crossing, Suite 370.


Modena e Reggio Emilia
Why Study in Italy?:
Italian FlagModena and Reggio Emilia are an important link between Northern and Southern Italy and between Italy and the rest of Europe. From Modena and Reggio Emilia, one can reach Milan in under two hours, Florence in an hour and a half, and Rome in three and a half hours. The Bologna airport, situated 39 km from Modena and 58 km from Reggio Emilia, serves all the main national and many international routes. The other international airports closeby, Linate and Malpensa and Orio al Serio, are around Milan. The Romagna Riviera, famous throughout Europe for its beaches and night clubs, is only an hour and a half by car or train. Those preferring the mountains can enjoy the 50 km of ski trails in Monte Cimone, the largest ski resort in the Northern Apennines. In addition to skiing, the Apennines offer excursions, fun and relaxation, and are only between half an hour and an hour from Modena or Reggio Emilia.
  • The cities are only 19 km apart and connecting trains run approximately every half hour. 
  • Emilian cuisine is lauded as one of the best in the world. 
  • Today Reggio Emilia is home to many ethnic groups and is becoming increasingly multicultural, with 11.4% of its population consisting of foreign residents. 
  • Those who love to ski and hike will find the mountains very close by; while those who love the sun and sea will enjoy the longest beach in Europe on the Romagna coast in towns like Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica, known as the Romagna Riviera.
Modena

Student Life:
Modena is a friendly city, with an interesting history and plenty of modern creations, where visitors can discover ancient flavours and music on the city theatres. Reggio Emilia, also known as the Tricolour town, is famous for its gastronomy, lifestyle quality and, internationally, the "best kindergartens in the world", Reggio is also a city of art, whose symbols are the seventeenth-century Basilica della Ghiara and the famous Teatro Municipale. 
  • The University Sports Center, Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS), in Modena organizes various sports activities for university students and professors. 
  • The aim of the student associations is to bring students of shared background and interests together for fun and friendship. 
  • The Student Council ensures the participation of students in the University organization. It expresses opinions on matters relating to the organization and development of teaching, student services, student fees, and the right to study. 
  • All students enrolled in the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia are entitled to special monthly passes and reduced fares for city transit, with no route or time limitations.
  • The cost of living in Modena or Reggio Emilia is comparable to other towns in Northern Italy.
Learn more about Student Life at UNIMORE.
Housing:
ER.GO, the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education, can help you with your search by offering places at the university residences of Modena and Reggio Emilia. 
  • Facilitated access is reserved for prospective students from outside the local area who are on the eligibility list published every year in the month of July.
  • Free access is for all students, including exchange students those participating in international mobility projects, who require part-time or temporary accommodations.
  • The eligibility list is compiled by ER.GO on the basis of parameters relating to student needs and achievement.
Learn more about Accommodation at UNIMORE.
 
UNIMORE Accommodation

Academics:
UNIMORE has a longstanding tradition (it was founded in 1175) and is considered one of the best universities in Italy for teaching and research. UNIMORE is composed of 14 Departments, offering a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate level, right up to doctoral studies in most disciplinary areas, from the humanities and social sciences to engineering and technology, and from physical and natural sciences to medicine and life sciences.
  • All Departments of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia have adopted the semester system. Lessons for the first semester usually run from the end of September to mid December; lessons for the second semester run from the end of February to mid May. 
  • It is ranked 2nd among public universities according to Italy's leading financial daily, and among the top 8 medium-sized Italian universities by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012.
  • UNIMORE, which has just over 19,000 students including 3,500 postgraduates, is large enough to offer all the facilities one would expect from a major university.
UNIMORE CrestDepartment Links:

Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department. Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected.

  • Only after the admission by the relative faculty, the student may apply to one or two courses at another UNIMORE faculty.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.

Academic Year
The Fall semester starts in September and finishes in December. The Spring semester starts in February and ends in May. Official information can be found at their website.


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