The University for Foreigners of Siena is a state university specialized in the teaching of Italian as a Foreign Language, training linguistic and cultural mediators, training and continuing education of teachers of Italian for foreigners. It also specializes in scientific research on the diffusion of the Italian language and culture in the world and in contact between Italian and other languages and cultures. Created in 1917, UNISTRASI, welcomes every year more than 5000 students from 95 countries.

All our Bachelor and Master Degrees, Postgraduate Programmes and Training, Refresher and Specialization Courses are open both to Italian and international students. The Italian language and culture courses are intended for international students, who may also take the Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language (CILS).

At the University for Foreigners of Siena you can learn European languages (including English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese) as well as non-European languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian) to become a professional in the tourism, translation, economics, legal and sociological fields.

The University has been awarded 10 times with the European Label for Languages, an award given by the Council of Europe to language projects that promote the teaching and learning of languages through innovation and effective teaching practices, encouraging the awareness of European linguistic heritage and motivating citizens to pursue multilingualism throughout their lives.

Why choose to study Italian at the University for Foreigners of Siena?

  • Because it is an international University with students from all over the world
  • Because in Siena you can learn the best Italian
  • Because it promotes the international mobility of students
  • Because you can live the experience of studying in a welcoming environment
  • Because you can live in a safe city, in an area rich in history, art and culture
  • Because we are an observatory of the Italian language and we work all around the world
  • Because we are open all year – round.

Student Life

Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape in the hearth of Tuscany, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Situated at the top of three hills, the city is rich in narrows-medieval streets, all of them leading to the heart of the city: Piazza del Campo, the Civic Palace and the Mangia Tower, as well as all other buildings of cultural significance such as the Duomo (Cathedral) and the Santa Maria della Scala Museum. Siena is also famous for the Palio, a traditional medieval horse race that is held every year on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1995. In addition to its historical heritage, Siena is an important cultural centre, and offers many cultural events all year round.

The University for Foreigners of Siena can support students in the research of an accommodation in Siena.
For rooms and apartments, students can also visit our Housing Search Website (https://www.cercoalloggio.com/toscana), created in order to facilitate the match between supply and demand of private lodging.
Students can also take advantage of the University Cafeterias in Siena at a reduced price.
Info: [email protected]

Our Welcome Activities:
●Orientation and welcome activities
●Durable Help Desk
●Tutoring and Buddy service
●Housing Search Website
●Linguistic exchange with Italian students
●Final credits transfer
●Health Care Assistance
●Cultural Activities with other international students
●Sports activities in cooperation with ARDSU and CUS (University Sport Centre of Siena)
●Library Services
●Computer Labs

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Education BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN TEACHING ITALIAN Bachelors 3 years 0 to 2200,00 Euros
Languages BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL MEDIATION Bachelors 3 years 0 to 2200,00 Euros
Languages BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, ARTS IN AN INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION Bachelors 3 years 0 to 2200,00 Euros
Journalism & Information MASTER’S DEGREE IN PUBLISHING, TEACHING AND TOURISM PROMOTION Masters 2 years 0 to 2200,00 Euros
Languages MASTER’S DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Masters 2 years 0 to 2200,00 Euros
Languages Doctoral Research Programme in “Historical Linguistics, Educational Linguistics and Italian Studies. The Italian Language, Other Languages and Cultures” Doctoral 3 years

Address

Piazza Carlo Rosselli 27/28, 53100 Siena

Italy