Brescia, Universitá degli Studi
During the second half of the 1960s, the Town Council, Provincial Authority and Chamber of Commerce of Brescia initiated a consortium (Ente Universitario della Lombardia Orientale, or EULO) created to promote a state university in Brescia. This was finally achieved in 1982, with the establishment of the “Università degli Studi di Brescia”.
The University was initially established with a Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, a Faculty of Engineering and a Faculty of Economics and Business Studies.
Therefore course programmes in Medicine and Surgery, Mechanical Engineering, and Economics and Business Studies have been offered since the academic year 1982/83.
A year later, 9 medical specialisation courses were created within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1986/87, a course programme in Civil Engineering was started; in 1988/89 the University created another course programme in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis.
The expansion plan for 1986-90 led to the establishment of degrees in Electronic Engineering (operational since 1990/91), Management Engineering (since 1992/93) and Law (since 1992/93).
More recently a new Faculty of Law was established in 1996/97.
TYPE OF APPRAISAL
At university level, all exams are assessed on a scale from 18 to 30.
Students can reject a mark if it is not satisfactory and re-sit the exam at another time.
Our system does not allow for compensation between courses. If a failure is marginal, the student is not given 17/30 and the exam must be repeated.
ITALIAN MARK ECTS MARK
27 -30 A
The final examination assessed on a scale of 110 points. In outstanding cases the highest grade (30 or 110 cum laude) is assigned.
Erasmus students remain matriculated with their home university. They can attend courses listed in their programme. For all relevant details, contact the Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali (International Affairs Office).
Foreign students are also exempt from registration fees. Their arrival is generally scheduled a few days before the start of each semester. On completion of the relevant study period, a transfer of records is sent to their home university.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS
At the Università degli Studi di Brescia most courses are offered in Italian. Some seminars can take place at times in English.
To provide students with adeguate language skills, the University of Brescia organises, every year, an Intensive Italian preparation course - at the beginning of the 1st semester during September and at the beginning of the 2nd semester during February.
These courses are free. At the end of the course each student who has attended at least 90% of the classes receives a certificate.
Students who are interested in these courses should so indicate this when filling their application form to the University of Brescia.
BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
Your name must be included in a list of selected Socrates students to be addressed to the International Affairs.
Erasmus Students are required to fill in an Application form and an Accommodation form that they can download from the following address:
http://www.unibs.it/ Link to Scambi internazionali
The deadline to return theses forms to the Office of International Affair is June 30 at the following address
Università degli Studi di Brescia
Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali
Piazza Mercato, 15
The International relations Office will then organize housing facilities for Erasmus students who have applied for housing on time.
Erasmus students looking for accommodation should enquire at the International Affairs Office.
Through I.S.U. (Istituto per il Diritto allo Studio) students can find accommodation in low priced twin-bedded rooms.
Due to the large number of applications your preferred accomadation cannot be guaranteed. In this case, I.S.U. and the International Affairs Office will offer you an alternative room/apartment according to availability.
FOREIGN STUDENTS (NON-ERASMUS)
The University of Brescia admits a limited number of foreign students, subject to the availability of space and facilities.
Foreigners should apply to their nearest Italian Consulate within the predefined deadlines. Before admission, all foreign students are required to take a written and oral test to ensure that their knowledge of the Italian language is adequate for attendance of an Italian university.
Admission to Italian universities is open only to holders of a “Diploma di maturità”, i.e. a certificate awarded at the end of secondary school.
Foreign applicants or Italian applicants with such foreign secondary schools certificates are admitted if it can be considered to be an equivalent qualification.
The Segreteria Studenti (Students’ Office)takes care of registration, certificates and all procedures related to a student’s academic progress.
The students’ offices are located in Via San Faustino 74/B. Their telephone numbers are listed below:
Segreteria Studenti (Students’ Office)Faculty of Economics - Phone +39.030.2988.763
Segreteria Studenti (Students’ Office) Faculty of Law - Phone +39.030.2988.774
Segreteria Studenti (Students’ Office) Faculty of Engineering -Phone +39.030.2988.788
Segreteria Studenti (Students’ Office) Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - Phone +39.030.2988.753
The University of Brescia consists of four different Faculties:
THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS
Via S. Faustino, 74/B - 25121 Brescia
Phone +39.030.2988.701/702/704 - Fax +39.030.2988.703
DEAN: Prof. Claudio Teodori
THE FACULTY OF LAW
Via Battaglie 58 - 25122 Brescia
Phone: +39 030 2989601/602 Fax +39 030 2989604
DEAN: Prof. Antonello Calore
THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Via Branze, 38 - 25133 Brescia
Phone +39.030.3715.489/488 - Fax +39.030.380.210
DEAN: Prof. P.L. Magnani
THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Viale Europa,11 - 25123 Brescia
Phone +39 030 3717201/203 Fax +39.030.3700.642
DEAN: Prof. Lorenzo Alessio