Your home away from home

Enrolling in the College students receive unique opportunities that help them achieve the best academic performance and grow personally and professionally.
Such opportunities range from community services and trainings to tutoring, coaching, and psychological support.

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Halls of Residences’ facilities

Colleges can be for men, women, or mixed and provide single rooms, shared rooms or apartments.

Each College has buildings or a campus with facilities as libraries, study rooms, auditoriums, labs and co-working spaces, cafeterias, shared kitchens, recreational areas such as gyms, music rooms, and spaces for sports.

College facilities are the ideal environment for experiencing the community life.


Upon entering the College, all students begin a personalised training plan customised on their desires and interests and that complements the academic path and aims for both personal and professional growth.

Training becomes a self-discovery journey, shaping the personality and developing necessary soft skills for students’ future profession.

Extra-curricular program options can ben courses, orientation activities, mentoring, coaching, events and international experiences.

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The value of the Community

For the Colleges of Merit, Community is a value.

Living collegiality is not only living in a dormitory with other students but also about collecting memories, facing new challenges, and enriching life with new knowledge and friendships.

Living together with others, makes students develop skills that will help in life and in their future.

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College’s admission is based on merit. The admission process and publication of notices vary from college to college.
All information on calls, notices deadlines are on each colleges' websites.

Student's tenure is based on academic excellence, completion of an individualized education plan, and on a responsible conduct.
All students in bachelor's, master's, doctoral, or post-graduate programs are eligible to apply.

Each College offer reductions, grants, and free places to deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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Why a “merit based admission”?

There is no an agreed-upon definition of merit. In our Colleges, we consider merit a value, that world as social elevator.
Our students exhibit unique talents and dedication, leading to exceptional accomplishments.

Both academic achievement and motivations are considered in the assessment of the application before admitting new students.  To stay in the College, in the years after the first admission, students must respect a good conduct and achieve a yearly average mark comparable to the city's standard.

They also need to complete every year 70 extra-curricular training hours during the Bachelor and 25 hours each year during the Master. However, qualifications vary among Colleges.

Institutions & Colleges

The University Colleges of Merit are managed by Foundations and non-profit organizations. Find out which ones.

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Legal Framework and Laws

The University Colleges of Merit are unitary residential structures intended to host students from Italian universities, both state and non-state, who have demonstrated particular skills and commitment and achieved excellent results during their higher studies.

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Room and board

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A complex of services to encourage maximum performance in studies (study rooms, libraries, IT supports, sports facilities, etc.)

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A training environment that promotes the development of their human qualities

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An integral and balanced education.

These objectives are pursued through personalized tutorial assistance and the offer of cultural and integrative activities of the academic courses and preparation for professional life on the basis of a personalized contract between the College and each individual student.

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