Services

This section shows the services provided by the University of Macerata to support both students during university and recent graduates entering the labour market. Here you can access useful information concerning how and where to find help during your university career and in the period immediately following graduation.

Every year the University awards approximately 700 competitive studentships, 50 full maintenance scholarships for students of the Giacomo Leopardi School of Advanced Studies and organises more than 1,300 internships and work placements. In 2011 more than 2,000 people contacted the University’s Orientation Office, and the University constantly promotes initiatives to help the students’ successful transition into the labour market.

The University Language Centre offers a range of courses in eight foreign languages to students, staff and members of the public. In the academic year 2011/2012, the University Language Centre provided more than 11,000 hours of additional language tuition supporting the teaching needs of the Faculties and 500 hours of Italian language courses for approximately 150 international students. In addition, the University Language Centre awarded 170 internationally recognised language certificates and organised academic English courses for the University’s academic and research staff. As a result of several agreements with schools of the Marche region, the University Language Centre has also trained about 200 English teachers.

The University has a well-structured library system with services and opening hours designed to meet the students’ diverse needs. The University of Macerata also offers ECDL courses: in 2011, 37 Skills Cards were issued, with a total of 319 exams on individual modules and 37 full ECDL licences were awarded.

Macerata is a vibrant cultural city where university students play a central role. They organise Unifestival, the first national university student festival in Italy brimming with cultural and entertainment events. Students also run the University radio (RUM), have their own choir and a magazine called Cittàteneo. They also help to organise Musicultura, a well-established popular and artistic music festival, and the Macerata Opera Festival, an opera season for which every summer nationally and internationally acclaimed singers and musicians perform in Macerata’s landmark open-air arena, the Sferisterio.

 


 

Last update Nov 21, 2014
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All of the people who decide to study at the University of Macerata can enjoy different services delivered by the university itself or by ERSU, the Regional Agency for Students’ Services.

There are two university canteens: one is in the historic town centre and the other in the Faculty of Education and Tourism. For your accomodation, the university offers different sleeping accomodations in its lodgings, which are provided with every comfort, like the kitchen, free wi-fi connection and en suite bathroom; or you can decide to rent one of the many rented rooms in the private flats of the historic town centre.

Don’t worry about your Italian! There are free courses of Italian language and culture open to all foreign students enrolled at the University of Macerata.

In addition, at your disposal there are different specialised libraries, a well-advanced computer lab where you can freely access the Internet, large and spacious reading rooms where you can study or freely use the Internet connection.

Finally, our Confucius Institute organizes events and conferences and supports the Chinese students who decide to study in Macerata.