University of Bologna - Exchange Program


Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program pay all Texas A&M tuition and fees for the duration of the program and take classes in Bologna, Italy. Students remain enrolled with full-time student status at Texas A&M while on exchange by registering in the holding course of their college with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students or 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students (or per academic college requirement). In this way, a student's Texas A&M financial/scholarship package will apply even though the student is studying at a reciprocal exchange partner institution in another country. 

Reciprocal Exchange

    • Semester: 
      • Spring Exchange (typically February to June)
      • Fall Exchange (typically September to December)
    • Semester Deadline: 
      • Spring Exchange application is due in October (before semester abroad)
      • Fall Exchange application is due in February (before semester abroad)
    • Majors: Material Science, Civil, Chemical, and Biological & Agricultural Engineering
    • ** Classes in English only available for 2nd semester juniors and/or 1st semester seniors **
    • International Students' Handbook

Location Information

Bologna is the largest, most lively, and historical capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. One of their top ranking universities there is the Università di Bologna. University of Bologna was founded in 1088, it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. The University of Bologna has a Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering. The mission of the Department is to create and develop advanced research starting from evaluation, design, construction and service of man-made structures and infrastructures. 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Must attend TAMU for at least one summer session or one full semester after the exchange
  • Must have a 3.0 GPR or higher
  • Must have language proficiency (written and oral)
  • For non-English programs: 2-4 semesters of college level language studies in target language
  • Junior classification by beginning of exchange recommended

Contact Information

Students seeking additional information on outgoing reciprocal exchanges should contact Leslie Donaway.