- University of Perugia
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Based on some historical evidence, some scholars state that the age of the university dates back to 1276 when it officially was accredited by the Pope in 1308 and 1355 by the emperor. According to the QS World University ranking, the rank of this university is more than 500.
Different courses of bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered within various fields of science including life science and biology, philosophy and social science, law, engineering, medicine, agricultural science, veterinary, etc. Nevertheless, only 16 PhD programs are offered in association with other universities and schools in the UK, China, and Switzerland.
The admission process is carried out once a year for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is online via the university’s website. The evidence for knowledge of the Italian language as well as Italian translated documents and also the equivalence evaluation of degrees obtained outside Italy, are some of the admission requirements. At the moment only a few majors are offered in the English language. The rest are all in Italian. The IELTS proficiency test with a minimum overall band score of 5 and TOEFL ibt 77 – 86 are accepted.
The tuition fee is different depending on the field. Still, it normally is around 1800 Euros a year, which can be reduced by 500 Euros a year if the student provides the needed financial evidence to the university.
The city of Perugia is located in central Italy and is the capital of the province of Perugia. It’s 164 KMs far from Rome. The city is known for excellent and old universities such as the University of Perugia in the first place which was founded in 1308, and other universities such as the University of Foreigners, the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci”. The city is of cultural and artistic importance in the history of Italy and has offered famous painters and artists. The city’s main economy is the largest chocolate-producing and exporting company, which is said to be the best chocolate in Italy. The weather also is humid and subtropical ranging between zero to 35 in cold and hot seasons, respectively.
Master’s Degree in Humanities
Number of Credits: 120
English language requirement: Academic IELTS 5
Admission Requirements: Holding an Undergraduate in Chemistry, Petroleum or Geology
Application Deadline: June 30
The Master of Science in Geology of Petroleum aims to provide a ‘thorough and specialized cultural and technical-vocational aimed at finding and sustainable use of underground resources, with special reference to exploration and modeling of natural systems in oil and gas.
The ultimate goal is to provide the student, from a solid background in the areas of general stratigraphy, sedimentology, and tectonics, the possibility of acquiring the cultural tools, professional training, and critical analysis necessary for entering the world of exploration services, also through work experience in the country and experimental laboratory.
In summary, the Graduates will acquire knowledge in the fields of geological survey of the subsoil and the retrieval and exploitation of natural resources, which are essential to the understanding of the activities and objectives of the sector.
The course consists of the following courses:
– Characterizing activities of methodological and training, focused on the disciplines of sedimentary geology and structural geology.
– Activities that characterize an applicative and professionalizing, directly related to oil exploration and modeling.
– Activities related and additional, related both to the acquisition, management, and processing of data (eg. Statistics, computer science, GIS), both disciplines of Palaeontology, Geology and Geomorphology.
– Vocational training courses and internships, to be implemented by qualified companies.
– Activities chosen by the student, as long as they are consistent with the curriculum.
Perugia, right in the middle of Italy has plenty of options to get to. By air, the closest airport is that of the Community of Saint Egidio where there are direct flights from Milan and connecting flights from the whole of Europe. There are busses from St. Egidio to the city of Perugia, too. By car, Perugia is located approximately 100 kilometers away from Florence. So Milan or Rome busses can be taken easily. Also, direct trains are available from Rome, Florence and Milan.
Public transportation such as buses, on the other hand, is available throughout the city itself. As the university is 5 minutes on foot to downtown, walking or taking a bus is the simplest. The extensiveness of buses makes taxis so rare and less popular. The mini metro is also a modern, cheap public transportation method used by citizens and students all year round.
As for accommodation, the city is small and is not a tourist spot, therefore living expenses are lower in Perugia. For instance, we can mention some approximate prices for renting accommodations as shown below:
A single room with a shared bathroom in a multi-bedroom house (ranging from 150 to 220 Euros /month)
A small suite with a separate bathroom, toilet, and kitchen (ranging from 220 to 350 Euros/ month)
A single-room apartment (ranging from 350 to 450 Euros/month)