About Sapienza University of Rome

With over 700 years of history, more than 115,000 total students, 3,300 professors, 2,200 officials, technicians and librarians in addition to 1,500+ employees in its university hospitals, Sapienza University of Rome is the largest University in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of the knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education, and international cooperation. The most influential university rankings worldwide place Sapienza among the first Italian Universities for its research, educational quality, and international dimension. In the rankings for individual subjects, our University is a reference point for many disciplines

Founded in 1303, Sapienza is the oldest university in Rome and the largest in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation.

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700 years of history,

115,000 students,

3,300 professors

2,600 adjunct professors

2,200 employees, technicians and librarians

1,600 administrative staff in university hospitals




  • Students applying for a Bachelor's programme must hold a high school diploma earned after at least 12 years of studies;
  • Students applying for a Master's programme must hold at least a 3-year Bachelors degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline;
  • Additionally, all students must have at least an upper-intermediate knowledge of English OR Italian (B2 level), depending on their chosen programme. Some programmes also require students to sit a mandatory admission test (e.g. Medicine and Surgery).



Sapienza is organised into 11 faculties, each of which oversees various departments.

  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Civil and Industrial Engineering
  • Economics
  • Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Statistics
  • Law
  • Mathematics, Physics, and Natural Sciences
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Medicine and Psychology
  • Pharmacy and Medicine
  • Political Science, Sociology, and Communication Science
  • School of Aerospace Engineering