University of Brescia


The University of Brescia offers a wide range of educational programs with Bachelor’s and Master of Science (MSc) degrees, postgraduate technical courses, schools of specialization and Ph.D. programs in most areas: business and economics, engineering and technology, law, medicine, and surgery. The University of Brescia is an important university in a city of art and culture with an excellent quality of life, in one of the most important industrial and productive regions in Italy. The University of Brescia provides high-quality services to its students, including international students: counseling services, scholarships financial aids, tutoring, computer and multimedia rooms, wireless zones, libraries, online services, laboratories and centers of advanced scientific research. Moreover, it offers: accommodation services, dining halls, cultural activities and sports, Italian language courses for foreign students.

The University in numbers

  • 8 Departments
  • 4 Areas
  • 24 Bachelor's degree programs (3 years)
  • 4 Single-cycle programs
  • 17 Master's degree programs
    • 5 taught in English
  • 43 Schools of specialization
  • 9 Ph.D. programs
  • 15,000 students
  • 6 Dual degree programs
  • 12 International summer schools every year
  • 270 Agreements with European and non-European Universities


Historical profile of the University

The University of Brescia was officially established in 1982 with three Schools: Medicine and Surgery, Engineering, Economics and Business. However, the creation phase lasted nearly two decades, so the first attempts to open university courses in Brescia go back to the 1960s.


A first initiative came from the Chamber of Commerce and the Provincial Administration, which opened negotiations in the early 1960s to set up a two-year course in Engineering as a branch of Politecnico di Milano. The excessive financial requirements caused the project to lapse. After this first attempt, the creation of the future Schools of Brescia moved along two distinct paths, one concerning the School of Economics, the other those of Engineering and Medicine.

Scholarships opportunities at the University of Brescia for non EU students:

1) the call for the University of Brescia Scholarships (5500 €/year x 2 years) for students holding non-EU first University degree for the enrolment in our Master Degrees taught in English language, published on our Web site (named LMINT scholarships):

In particular there are up to 9 scholarships for the 2-years Master degrees in:
  • MANAGEMENT (curriculum: International business; curriculum: Green economy and sustainability )
2) Then there are 6 scholarships (named STAR Scholarships) reserved to students from developing countries (according to the international classifications) and Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan:
or Students with international protection status:
Students can apply to these call within the Deadline: 10 February 2020.

3) Finally, the call for over 100 Scholarships named INVEST YOUR TALENT in ITALY funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other donors and worth 900 €/month x 9 months x 2 years is published at:
Students holding the citizenship of:
  • Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam
can apply for the Master degrees in:
  • MANAGEMENT (curriculum: International business; curriculum: Green economy and sustainability )
At least 3 Scholarships are reserved to students applying to the University of Brescia

Deadline: 27 February 2020

Information can be asked to

Applications from students with a 3 to 4-year Bachelor Diploma with good background and B2 Level in English language certified as IELTS, TOEFL or similar are welcome. Interested candidates can contact and provide the information required for receiving a letter of pre-enrollment acceptance.

For normal application of foreign students without scholarships, people need to monitor in the next months the site and then Quick links (top right).



University of Brescia

Piazza del Mercato, 15

25121 Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
+39 030 29881