Università degli Studi di Trieste is located in the capital city of Italy's Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region. Previously known at the “gateway to the sea” of the Austrian Empire, the city is nestled between a gulf of the Adriatic Sea and the highlands or Karst. Due to its location and history as a seaport, Trieste has a rich tradition of cultural and religious diversity. Students will be immersed in Italian culture in Trieste and surrounded by the beautiful cityscape and historic sites. Austria, Slovenia and Croatia are also within easy reach for weekend excursions. 

Università degli Studi di Trieste can trace its beginnings back to 1877, with the establishment of the Pasquale Revoltella Foundation for Economic and Business Studies. Today, the university has twelve faculties and boasts a wide range of academic disciplines. The quality of education is accompanied by the quality of research, as Trieste works to consolidate its role as a nationally and internationally leading research institution. 

ISEP students immerse themselves in Italian culture by taking university classes with local students and living in a residence hall on campus. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. The Erasmus Student Network at Trieste organizes events for both local and international students, and sponsors a “buddy system” for exchange and Italian students each semester.

Course Description

Università degli Studi di Trieste is especially strong in physical sciences, business and engineering. While Italian is the main language on campus, courses taught in English can be found in subjects such as engineering, math, sciences and business . 

One Italian language course in included in ISEP benefits. It is highly recommended that all students enroll in the Italian language course.

Tips for finding courses: 

1. Go to the Course Catalogue.

2. Choose the Facoltà/Dipartimento (academic department) and Lingua della didattica (language of instruction) as Italiano or Inglese (English) to search for classes in your desired language. Then, click the red Cerca (search) button at the bottom. 

3. A list of courses and their respective professors will appear. Click on the course name to view more information, including the semester taught, language of instruction, credits, content, readings and exams. 

4. Courses in the Primero Semestre (first semester) run September – January and courses in the Secondo Semestre (second semester) run February – June. Courses labeled Annualita Singola run the full year from September – June.

Website for Course Availability

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology

    Neuroscience

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • History: Recommended!

    American History (United States) European History

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students may be required to purchase additional health insurance upon arrival, approximately 150 euros per semester. The local police office in Trieste has additional requirements for visas.

 

Undergraduate
(in Italian)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Biology

    Genetics

  • Business: Recommended!

    Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Engineering:

    Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Pharmacy

  • History

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students may be required to purchase additional health insurance upon arrival, approximately 150 euros per semester. The local police office in Trieste has additional requirements for visas.

 

Other Academic Conditions

With the exception of English and Russian literature, courses at the Faculty for Interpreters and Translators are not open to ISEP students. Courses taught in English in the Department of Political and Social Sciences are located on a different campus and are not open to ISEP students. 

In the Italian academic system, 1 ECTS/CFU = 0.5 U.S. credits. A 6 credit course in Italy is equivalent to a 3 credit course in the U.S. Students should register for a minimum of 24 ECTS/CFUs and a maximum of 30 ECTS/CFUs. Your home university ultimately determines credit conversion.

Not all courses are offered each semester and course language of instruction is subject to change. Students should be flexible with course selection. 

The host institution ultimately determines your Italian proficiency level and course level eligibility upon arrival.

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