University of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy
The University of Cagliari is based on the old Spanish universities of Salamanca, located in Sardinia, Italy
In Italian ‘Sardegna’, Sardinia is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean destinations, a sophisticated Italian island, west of mainland Italy and south of Corsica. Sardinia is renowned for its beautiful beaches, turquoise sea, and fascinating rock formations. Study in Italy with us, apply now, and get accepted as quickly as one day! A warm welcome awaits you in Sardinia.
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University of Cagliari
Ranked top 5%
Established in 1606, Unica is one of
the oldest universities worldwide
- UniCa students carry out a unique study abroad experience
- The University of Cagliari is one of the oldest universities in the world
- Not a mainstream Mediterranean destination but a sophisticated Italian island
- Vibrant towns with local traditions, colorful festivals, and warm friendly people
- Courses in a wide range of study fields on Bachelor and Master level
- The easiest possible application procedure
Studying at University of Cagliari
The University of Cagliari is one of the oldest universities in the world. Unica has also been a recognized top-ranking university in Italy with its benefits for students studying in which the institution upholds and provides academic excellence, innovative programs, exchange opportunities, facilities (including all levels and types of sporting facilities) its location on the beautiful Sardinian coast and the low cost of living.
Who is the University of Cagliari program for?
- You’re a university student or have recently finished high school
- You want to gain a global mindset combined with a unique life experience
- You want to make new international friends and build a career-benefiting multicultural network
- You want to use your spare time to explore the beautiful Sardinia in Italy
The University of Cagliari is a member of European Digital UniverCity.
EDUC creates a truly integrated European University with students, researchers and administrative staff who learn, impart and work at universities differing in size, age, native languages and focus. Using modern digital tools and face-to-face collaboration, we form a strong triangle of shared knowledge and academic values between Western, Central and Southern Europe, developing strong ties between local environments to tackle global challenges of the 21st century.
Read more: The essential study abroad in Italy guide
|Semester dates||February 27th – July 29th, 2023||September 28th, 2023 – February 25th, 2024|
|Orientation||February 16th – 18th, 2023||September 27th, 2023|
|Application deadline||January 27th, 2023||August 31st, 2023|
|Semester dates||February 26th – July 29th, 2024|
|Orientation||February 19th – 21st, 2024|
|Application deadline||January 27th, 2024|
)* Dates still tentative
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
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STUDIES & SCHEDULES
STUDIES & SCHEDULES
Q: Can I take Master’s level courses even if I’m a Bachelor’s level student?
A: It depends on your foundation courses from the Bachelor courses you have taken. It can be reviewed by UniCa after pre-selecting your courses
Q: Are there mandatory courses?
A: There are no mandatory courses when studying at UniCa. You may choose from the available courses for the specific semester you will be joining. You cannot pre-select courses that is taught for a different semester as classes are organized by semester schedule. All courses offered to our students are taught in English. Should you have a proficiency in Italian, you can attend the other classes taught in Italian.
Q: When are my course selections confirmed?
A: The semester courses being offered in UniCa is being updated towards at the beginning of each academic year or every after each semester. Student’s can choose from all courses taught in English.
Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections?
A: Adding or dropping out of course may take place on or before your arrival at the destination. However, should you choose to add or drop a course feel free to contact the international office or school registrar and coordinate what needs to be done or should you need to change the course for your credits.
Q: How does the weekly schedule look like?
A: During the orientation a week before the semester starts, you will be provided with the class schedule. The reason why international students are encouraged to choose below 6 courses to ensure that there are still days and time you can dedicate for your intercultural learning, immersions, or cultural excursions.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance?
A: Unwritten rule of thumb is to attend the classes 75% of the time including the mandatory lectures and workshops.
Q: When do the exams take place?
A: All exams will take place inside the official semester dates. Mid-term exams usually take place the week before the mid-term holiday and final exams the last week of the semester. The exams are scheduled for the same weekdays and times as your normal classes.
Dresscode: There is no specific dress code in UniCa. However, you are expected to dress well. No flip flops or boardies. Just remember to cover your shoulders and knees – and to wear proper shoes.
VISA & TRAVEL
VISA & TRAVEL
Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying at University of Cagliari
A: Student Visa (Long Stay type D) this is for the students who will be applying for any degree course that has at least 20 hours of courses per week (or 80 hours per month) and lasts more than 90 days. Learn more about the visa through this link.
Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: As soon as you receive the official acceptance letter from University of Cagliari. We will send this to you latest 1monthbefore the semester starts. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.
Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?
A: There are a few recommended accommodations in UniCa by former exchange students some look for accommodation on Stanza Stemplice on the internet page and found different rooms.
Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Dublin?
A: It is completely up to you. Many of the cheapest places get booked in advance, but there are students who prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.
HEALTH & SAFETY
HEALTH & SAFETY
Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations for some routine vaccines before your trip.
Q: Can I bring prescription medicines to Cagliari?
A: That shouldn’t be a problem if you bring the doctor’s prescription with the medicine. Some medicines can be very hard to find in Dublin even though there are plenty of pharmacies there might be some medicines that may not be available, then it’s important to also prepare.
Q: How are the hospitals in Cagliari?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Cagliari. Ospedale Civile – Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Cagliari.
Q: Do I need to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.
In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation, and other living costs and depending on each student’s lifestyle. For some, it can be an average cost of 1000€.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to email@example.com and we will forward it to University of Cagliari for signing.
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
A: The electronic official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you approximately 1.5 months before the semester starts. Please print it for your student visa application.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2 months after the end of the semester ends.
Q: Which other essential items should I bring with me from home?
A: Sunscreen, contact lenses, tampons, underwear, power bank, USB stick and dry shampoo
Study abroad at University of Cagliari
“I chose to go to Italy because I saw so many beautiful pictures, that I just couldn’t resist. Now that I’m here, it’s even better than I expected it to be. Sardinia is such a wonderful place. ”
It was the best experience of my life! Every student should experience the same! You’re one application away from a paradise world… And you’ll never regret it!
“I really recommend Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad, even though it’s a difficult time, they have been so helpful. Always kind and welcoming, either if it is through out email, social media platforms or in a phone call. They are inspiring and I’m hoping to stay in contact with the company in ways possible.”
“A semester abroad is the best possibility to learn a lot about yourself and grow personally. Meanwhile, let Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad take care of the organization. With Asia Exchange I always felt safe during my time abroad, they really care, inform you, and support you in all situations!”
“I couldn’t be more grateful for this excellent service Asia Exchange and Beyond Abroad was providing us. Even during the pandemic, they managed to organize a fantastic semester abroad. They’ve been answering all questions and concerns in a couple of hours. Asia Exchange is caring a lot to let us enjoy the time of our lives.”
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