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University of Salento

History

The University Consortium, founded in 1955, worked with the Province of Lecce and the majority of towns in the surrounding area to create the Autonomous Teaching Magisterium Institute. Legal recognition arrived in 1959 which allowed students to be awarded a recognized degree. The University of Salento itself was recognised as a national university in 1967.

Education

From law to science, economics to engineering, humanities to media studies, the university provides academic pathways to a range of professions as well as post-graduate and specialist courses tailor made to meet the needs of the workplace.

Departments:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Engineering for Innovation
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Managerial Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies
  • Law Studies
  • History, Society and Human Studies
  • Humanities

Research

  • The university has eight departments providing services and information for students, as well as thirty-three research centres throughout the Salento area.
  • It also has a PhD. School and post-graduate schools for Cultural Heritage and for the Legal Professions.
  • The prestigious ISUFI Grandes écoles school offers high-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses for scholarship students to promote excellence.

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University of Salento Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of Salento. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
International Conference Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
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2024
601 200
2023
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
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2023
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2022
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
1001
2024
1001
2023
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
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2023
730
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Housing services

  • Students enrolled at the University of Salento can apply for accommodation in student residence halls. Contact Adisu, the regional authority for student support in higher education.
  • Accommodation is assigned on the basis of academic merit or financial circumstances. A selection procedure is carried out annually by Adisu. Applications can be made online.
  • Rents in student halls of residence vary from a minimum of €120 to a maximum of €200 depending on the type of room and students' financial circumstances.
  • There are 5 student residences to choose from. They are all double room with WC/Bathroom and no cooking facilities).

Library services

  • Apart from the Interfaculty Central Library there are 20 other libraries located in the various departments and faculties.
  • The collection consists of approximately 1 million volumes, 600 national and international magazines and a precious collection of rare manuscripts and letters.
  • The library system offers also free access to electronic resources such as e-journals, databases and digital maps.

ICT services

  • It’s possible to use a wireless connection in all locations of the University.  A password will be released on demand.
  • Computers for bibliographical research are available to students in the various libraries. 

Medical services

  • EU incoming students with EU Health card or Health Certificate can go directly to a general practitioner of their choice.
  • Non-EU students have to purchase a personal health-insurance policy with a consular declaration of validity for Italy. Alternatively they can buy a local health insurance policy to be covered for any medical care on the same basis as an Italian citizen.

Campus life

Lecce is a particularly attractive town, and extremely lively. It’s set in an area steeped in history and traditions, while at the same time determined to keep pace with economic and social change, and cultural development. Lecce and the surrounding Salento area is a safe and friendly place, with a great deal of natural beauty as well as architectural wealth and extremely hospitable local people.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre organises a number of well-subsidized activities, from fitness training and zumba to rugby and scuba diving.

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