Rome, the “Eternal City” in the heart of Italy could soon be the starting point of your career !
Far more than “just” a place where millennia-old culture and civilization history can be experienced up close, the threads of the present and future also come together in the Italian capital. This becomes particularly clear at globally renowned knowledge and innovation hubs such as Luiss University, whose full name is Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali.
Driven by the objective of offering its students an education at the pulse of international politics and business, the focus of Luiss University is on close cooperation with companies, employers’ associations and political institutions as well as a dedicated international orientation.
Accordingly, the university’s degree programs were designed jointly by industry experts and academics in such a way that they offer students an optimal basis for their future careers. The university’s teaching staff is also made up of experienced business experts, executives and top-class professors, who not only provide the students with a well-founded knowledge base, but also with practical skills and solution strategies.
According to AbbreviationFinder, the success of this approach is reflected in the excellent reputation of the university as well as in its rankings. According to the Financial Times, for example, the Luiss Master in Management is one of the top 100 management programs worldwide, but the Political Science department also enjoys an international reputation.
We can place international students at Luiss University for bachelor’s and master’s courses in English or Italian, as well as for condensed summer sessions. More information about the individual study programs can be found further down on this page.
- Luiss University website
Year of foundation: 1977
University Type: Private University
Number of students: Total 9514
- EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
- AMBA (Association of MBAs)
The academic year at Luiss University is divided into two semesters, the spring and fall semesters. In addition, a “Summer University” is offered in the summer months.
- bachelor’s degree
- Master’s degree
- Summer Sessions
International students can complete an internationally highly regarded bachelor’s degree in English or Italian at Luiss University.
Renowned professors and practical training by experienced executives and professionals make the university’s courses a valuable starting point for a successful career in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, finance or international organizations.
The duration of the study is 3 years in each case. You can choose from English-language courses in the areas of Economics and Management, Management and Computer Science and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Law courses are also offered in Italian.
- Bachelor courses at Luiss University
Tuition fees are the same for international students as for local students. The link below provides more information.
- Luiss University tuition fees
International applicants for a bachelor’s degree at Luiss University must have a university entrance qualification. You should also be able to show that you have good grades, since the university’s admissions process is competitive and admissions decisions are based, among other things, on applicants’ past performance.
The language skills of the applicants are also relevant for the selection process. A language level of at least B2 in English for English-language courses or B2 level in Italian for Italian-language courses must be proven.
Candidates may also be asked to do a Skype interview.
The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:
|DAAD language test||B2 level|
|TOEFL (paper based)||46|
- Luiss University application requirements for bachelor’s degree programs
Studies/courses in English
- Bachelors in Business Administration
- Bachelor in Economics and Business – Economics
- BA in Economics and Business – Finance
- Bachelors in Economics and Business – Management
- Bachelors in Management and Computer Science
- Bachelors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Studies/Courses in Italian
- Bachelor in Economics and Management (Economics and Business)
- Bachelor in Scienze Politiche (Political Science)
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – EU Law and Regulation (last two years in English)
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto Amministrativo
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto Civile
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto del Lavoro e della Previdenza Sociale
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto ed Economia delle Imprese
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto Internazionale
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto penale
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Diritto Societario e Tributario
- Corso di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Giurisprudenza (Law) – Law and Innovation (last two years in English)
Luiss University has four campus locations in Rome as well as other facilities and picturesque parks. Many of the university facilities are housed in magnificent historic villas that are widely admired for their unique architecture and at the same time are equipped with the latest technology.
All teaching and research activities in the departments of Business and Management, Economics and Finance and Political Science take place at the Viale Romania Campus. The top floor of the building also houses the Luiss LOFT, a design thinking space intended to promote an academic culture of creativity as a “laboratory of fabulous things”. On the 3rd floor, the Luiss Language Café also offers the opportunity to learn new languages in a relaxed setting or simply to meet people.
The Luiss Business School is located on the particularly magnificent Villa Blanc Campus on Via Nomentana. Also there is the Viale di Villa Emiliani Campus, where courses from the School of Government, the School of European Political Economy and the School of Law take place.
The Via Parenzo campus is dedicated to the law department, and the Viale Pola campus to the journalism department.
The startup factory LUISS EnLabs and the Milano LUISS Hub in Milan are also connected to the university.
- Luiss University campus locations
Luiss University supports international students in their search for suitable accommodation. It has several student residences of its own, as well as agreements with providers of private student accommodation near the university.
You can choose between single or double rooms in student halls of residence including a bathroom and shared kitchen, as well as private rooms or apartments.
The following accommodation options are available:
- student residence
- Private apartments / hotels
The university city of Rome
Rome is a beautiful city with around 2.5 million inhabitants in the province of Rome and at the same time the capital of Italy on the banks of the river Tiber.
The metropolis is also known as the “Eternal City”, which dates back to ancient times when Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire. Within the city limits, the independent state of Vatican City forms an enclave; the Pope, who is also Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church, resides there. Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and the old town of Rome were even declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1980.
The weather is very pleasant and characterized by the Mediterranean location: the annual average temperature is 15.5 °C. When it comes to culture, there is an endless amount to see in Rome, such as the Vatican Museums, the Capitoline Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pantheon is the only surviving dome and the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater of antiquity; there are also many important squares such as the Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish Steps or the Piazza Navona with three famous fountains. Another world famous fountain is the Fontana di Trevi; they say that if you throw a coin in there, you will definitely come back to Rome.
As for nightlife, you should know that the Romans generally go out late. Places to see and be seen are above all the wine bars and cafés between Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona and Via della Pace. If you want to party in nightclubs, you will find the best places in the district of Testaccio, where you can go dancing or go to concerts very well.