The Collegio Superiore
is a higher education institution in Bologna
, founded in 1998 by the former head of the University Fabio Roversi Monaco
. The Collegio belongs to the University of Bologna
, and its principal aim is to allow selected and highly motivated students to live together and to attend, besides traditional university courses, seminars and lectures held both by Italian and foreign professors and researchers. With the Institute of Advanced Studies, it is part of the Istituto di Studi Superiori of the University of Bologna.
Students are selected by means of an annual admission exam, exclusively based on merit. Collegio Superiore is financed by the University of Bologna and other institutions, both private and public.
The admission exams for Bachelor's degrees
take place every September. The written part starts with a 60-question, multiple-choice test, aimed to test the candidate's general culture and reasoning ability: if the score is satisfactory, a second part follows, involving the composition of short essays regarding science, humanities and economy, and the translation of an English
text into Italian
(only for italian students). Average marks of 7/10 or more in the written tests are required in order to proceed to the oral examination, in which a judging committee further tests the candidates' knowledge, critical sense and motivation. Candidates eligible for the Collegio are those who score a mark of 8/10 or more in this part: among them,... Read More