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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Studium Generale

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Course description

Studium Generale is an interdisciplinary study programme available to the general public for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge in various fields ranging from creativity and culture to technology, social science and law and business, from parenting parents and families to languages, sustainability and communication.

Through the Studium Generale programme you can obtain credits that can count towards a higher education study programme. Exams taken for the Studium Generale programme may qualify you for entry to a degree course later.

Studium Generale is offered on two main campuses: most of the courses are held at the Bozen-Bolzano campus and a new one on the Brixen-Bressanone campus focus on current topics in human and social sciences.

Also current students who want to enrich their general knowledge can combine classes from Studium Generale with their degree programme.

Several open lectures given by unibz professors who teach within the Studium Generale are also available online.

Open Lectures

At a glance

Duration of the course: 1-3 years
ECTS Credits: 30
Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English
Partnerships: Philosophical-Theological University and Academy of German-Italian Studies
Tuition fees: €450 (one-off payment)

Info for enrolled students

In the Lifelong Learning Guide you will find the course descriptions and timetables as well as information about mandatory courses and exams.

Students who are regularly enrolled at unibz can attend all Studium Generale lectures free of charge. These courses can be added to their study plan. Students can apply for recognition of the corresponding credit points at their faculty. 

Lifelong Learning Guide

Structure of the course

The Studium Generale allows you to get awarded 30 ECTS-credits and can be accomplished within three years’ time. The offered modules vary from semester to semester and allow you to acquire 3 or 6 credit points each. Each credit point (CP) consists of a workload of approximately 25 study hours, 6 hours of which are classroom-taught lessons.

The courses on offer at the Brixen-Bressanone campus provide for three credit points (CP) per course with a total of 9 lectures. The lectures are offered alternately at the Faculty of Education and the Philosophical-Theological University in Brixen-Bressanone. Have a look at the courses offered (in German or Italian language).

Lectures are usually held from 17:00 h. Attendance is recommended but it is not compulsory. At the end of each module you will need to sit an exam.

You can find further information about the enrolment in German or Italian.

course schedule (timetable)


Study programme director:
Prof. Stefania Baroncelli (photo)
Further members of the Course Council:
Giovanni Pernigotto, Stephanie Risse


Marta Messmer

Studium Generale, Bozen-Bolzano

I am an alumna of the Bachelor in Agricultural, Food and Mountain Environmental Sciences. Thanks to Studium Generale I could enrich the curriculum of my three-year study programme and approach new subjects, which turned out to be useful during the orientation phase of choosing my future career. I mainly attended courses on economic and political topics with the aim of applying my new knowledge and skills to agriculture, agrobusiness, and agro-industry. The possibility of drawing an individual and interdisciplinary study plan allowed me to get to know different types of students, both regularly enrolled at unibz and adults already in the labor market.


Sara Pozzi, from the Study and Tuition office, is available at the following times:

Monday Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 12 noon
Thursday from 14 to 16
Friday only by telephone from 10 to 12 noon on +39 0471 012803 or by e-mail: 

Alternatively, you might book an online appointment.

Regulations (in German and Italian)