University of Messina (Universita degli Studi di Messina, UNIMI)


Italian universities give discounts and scholarships to foreigners. However, you can’t enter the state and some private universities directly only through the embassy. And you can apply only to one educational institution.

Studying in Italy is cheaper than in other European countries. At the same time the quality of education is high and a diploma is recognized in all EU countries.
Foreigners obtain a residence permit in a couple of months, which allows them to move freely within the EU.

Sicily is the largest island, which is part of Italy, separated from the mainland by a channel Stretto di Messina with a width of about three kilometers.


Sicily is one of the most mysterious and unique regions of Italy. The symbol of Sicily as the center of the world is Medusa Gorgon.
University of Messina (Universita degli Studi di Messina, UNIMI) is located in the Italian city of Messina. It was founded in 1548. There are up to 40,000 students, studying at 11 faculties.


University of Messina is based on a long tradition of higher education, where students do not use service on request coursework help. Law School operated at the end of the XIII century. In 1548 Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuit College. Such scientists as Borelli Giovanni and Marcello Malpighi taught disciplines at the university in the XVII century. Anti-Spanish rebellion in 1678 led to the closure of the university.

The University was founded back in 1838 by King Ferdinand II. University was closed again in 1847 for participation in the revolution, and was opened again only two years later. Additionally, it was forbidden to accept students not from Sicily. During the earthquake in 1908, many university buildings were destroyed. Departments of Pharmacology, Medicine and Natural Sciences were opened again in 1914-1915.

The building of the central administration and the four faculties (Economics, Political Science, Law and Pedagogy) are located in the city center.
1. Faculty of Economics
2. Faculty of Pedagogy
3. Faculty of Engineering
4. Faculty of Humanitarian Science
5. Faculty of Law
6. Faculty of Natural Sciences
7. Faculty of Medicine
8. Faculty of Pharmacology
9. Faculty of Political Science
10. Faculty of Statistics
11. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Tuition fees: 330 euros – the first tax contribution, the second depends on the family income.
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