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Teaching Vademecum

What is a CFU

A Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) is the Italian equivalent of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On average, one CFU corresponds to 25 hours of work, including classroom lectures, labs, projects and independent preparation.

What is the master's degree

A master's degree program aims to ensure that you are trained at an advanced level for the pursuit of highly qualified activities.

To earn a master's degree, you must acquire 120 CFUs, equivalent to 2 years of study.

You can enter the master's degree only if you have earned a graduate degree or an equivalent qualification (pre-degree, university diploma - 3 years, direct school for special purposes - 3 years).

Part-time enrollment

If you know you cannot devote yourself full-time to your studies, you can choose to enroll part-time, with a decrease in the amount of tuition fees, equal to the category of partiality you choose from:

  • 1ˆ category - up to 15 CFUs: pay a contribution equal to 25% of the amount due
  • 2ˆ category - up to 30 CFU: pays a contribution equal to 50% of the amount due

To complete a part-time study plan, you must access the compilation of an individual plan. Each year, with the compilation of the study plan, you can change the category, or decide to return to full-time.

Study plan

This is the pathway that includes all the educational activities (lectures, labs, etc.) you have to do to earn your degree. Some activities are mandatory, others must be chosen from several options, and still others are free choice. The study plan must be completed each year. Filling out the study plan, by the deadline and correctly, is essential for you to be able to register and take exams.

Study plans are filled outbetween September and October exclusively online from the Online Services for Students.

The office that manages study plan entry in student careers is the One Stop Shop (

In case of difficulty in filling in you can avail yourself of the support of the student tutors, who conduct reception at Room O in Via Balbi 4.

Teaching sheets

In the fact sheet of each teaching published on the website UniGe you will find information about the objectives and contents, bibliography, lecturer in charge of the course, examination mode.

Class schedule

You can check the class schedule through the Easyacademy portal.

Evaluation of teaching

Within the scheduled periods, it is mandatory to fill out, as an attendee or non-attendee, the teaching and support services evaluation questionnaires by accessing the Online Services page of UniGe.

There are two surveys available: Teaching Assessment and Annual Course of Study Assessment, both anonymous. For the evaluation of individual teachings you will have to wait until the curriculum is entered in your career.


You can check the schedule of exam calls on the Course of Study website under "Students" > Exam Calendar. To find out the classroom in which they will be held you need to consult the Easyacademy portal a few days before the call.

Registration for examinations is compulsory and should generally be done at least 5 days before the date of the appeal you want to register for (or other deadline set by the professor).
Registration should be done online through the Online Student Services portal. From here you can view the exams that have been included in the syllabus and for which an appeal of your choice can be booked. In addition, you can view the exams for which you have already booked and if necessary cancel the booking.

Tutoring service

Tutors are a point of reference for students, especially freshmen: they are available for assistance in compiling study plans and other paperwork, such as filling out degree applications.

Guidance tutors are available every week in Balbi 4 (lecture room O, ground floor) and online, on the Teams platform; teaching tutors provide support in the preparation of examinations or individual teaching units and can also provide support in the drafting aspects of final examinations.

Consult the website of the Guidance and Tutoring Service for more information.

Teaching Vademecum

What is a CFU

A Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) is the Italian equivalent of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One CFU corresponds to an average of 25 hours of work, including classroom lectures, labs, projects and independent preparation.

What is the master's degree

A Master's degree course aims to provide you with advanced training for the pursuit of highly qualified activities.

To obtain a Master's degree, you must acquire 120 CFU, equivalent to 2 years of study.

You can only enter the Master's degree if you have obtained a graduate degree or an equivalent qualification (former university degree, university diploma - 3 years, direct school for special purposes - 3 years)

Information Resources


The University of Genoa provides each student with UniGePASS credentials (username and related password) to access the University's information technology services.

Microsoft Campus Agreement

The University of Genoa offers all students and staff the opportunity to take advantage of Microsoft software through the Microsoft Campus Agreement license. Use your UniGePASS credentials and gain access to services.

Services include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Teams
  • 5 TB of OneDrive storage space

You will be able to install 5 copies of Office 365 Education on Pc and another 5 on tablets and smartphones.

N.B.If you need assistance in creating and maintaining credentials you can send an email to

For all other information visit the information page on Office 365 service.

Microsoft Education

Students, faculty and administrative technical staff can access Microsoft Education licenses, the new name for Microsoft Imagine, and download many of Microsoft's software.

To access:

  1. Visit the Cedia page where you will find just a few brief directions. Click at the bottom on To access the service click here
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  3. You will be directed to the Microsoft Azure page. In the upper left-hand corner, click on Sign in using the credentials you used to register for the Office365
  4. service.
  5. Once you are logged in, in the upper right-hand corner select portal; this will take you to a Microsoft Azure page: in the field at the top for search, enter education
  6. You are now on the page from which you can download software.

GenuaWiFi and eduroam

The University of Genoa has the GenuaWiFi and eduroam wireless networks, which you can access with your UniGePASS credentials, to surf the Internet and use online services.
There are more than 600 active access points located throughout the teaching sites.

The eduroam network is a service provided by the Education Roaming Federation, of which the University of Genoa is a member. Thanks to eduroam you can also use your UniGePASS credentials in many other universities and research institutions in Italy and abroad.

MyUniGe App

MyUniGe is the official UniGe application that allows you to have all the information related to class organization and classroom availability at your fingertips.

With MyUniGe you can have on your device:

  • the configuration of the degree course, year and educational pathway to which it belongs and related teachings you want to monitor
  • the detailed description of the lectures both by week and by entire educational cycle
  • the description of the lectures with references to the lecturers
  • the availability of classrooms in real time
  • the receipt of notices and communications via push
  • notifications

It is available in Italian, English, and Spanish.

Download the App

Student Services

UniGe helps you find a home

UniGe helps you find a flat, room or bed. Go to the accommodation page


University canteens

All students enrolled at the University of Genoa can access the university canteens, run by ALISEO. To access the service, all you need to do is present your university ID card. To find out more, read the provisions for the canteen service.


University Sports Center

The CUS Genoa offers conventions to students for many sports activities.


UniGePRINT is a university-wide printing service that allows staff and all students to print, copy, scan and fax.

To top up your credit use the UniGeShop site.

If you are a student enrolled in UniGe degree programs, you are entitled to an initial credit of €15 each year.

Library Services

Looking for a text in our libraries? Use One for All, our unified catalog.

Counseling "Together"

The psychological counselling service "Together" helps you to find a listening ear and support in situations of personal distress.

Do you want to study over the weekend?

The Polo Alberti study room (via L. B. Alberti 4, ground floor) is also open on Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Library of Law (via Balbi 130r) is also open in study room mode on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is enriched with an additional 70 seats on floor -1, accessible from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Remember that you must show your university badge to gain access.


Do you want to study over the weekend?

The Home food are cosy university spaces, dedicated to students who want a convivial space where they can eat together and warm up the meal they brought from home or bought outside.

They are equipped with tables, microwave ovens and wifi network.
. In some cases they also have vending machines for drinks and snacks.

Access is free and open to all UniGe students.


Your home food is located in the drop-off between Via Balbi 2 and Via Balbi 4.


Study rooms

Course students use the spaces of the Humanities Library for study purposes. Access is free, with no need to reserve spaces or services.


The following spaces are also available from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • the large terrace of the Palazzo Giacomo e Pantaleo Balbi in Via Balbi 4: a space imagined as an open-air extension of the library, for reading and studying, relaxing and taking a break;
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  • the prestigious space of the Section of Art History (Gallery of the Triumph of Love and the Alcove Room), at Balbi Library 4: two rooms that can also be used for group study and study aloud, without reservation;
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  • the Pongo Room at the Language Library: a room that can also be used for study aloud, distance learning and group study, without reservation;
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Students also have at their disposal a Study Room with 80 seats on the ground floor of the Didactic Pole at Via delle Fontane 10 and two computer rooms on the 3rd floor, with ample opening hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Additional refreshment areas for study and socialising have been set up by the School of Humanities in the building at Via Balbi 2 (a room adjacent to the ground floor classrooms, with tables and sofas). 


In 2024 the GiuBox was also opened,  open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., on the first floor of the Law Library, Via Balbi 130 red (halfway between Piazza della Nunziata and Principe). GiuBox is an alternative place open to everyone, to study and work also in groups, to meet with the librarians for in-depth discussions on services, to relax between lectures. Covering an area of approximately 70 square metres, the space has been fitted out with various types of furniture, creating different functional areas that can be used flexibly according to the different needs of users: modular tables and consoles with chairs, armchairs, upholstered benches, poufs, cushions, a wall screen.

More information is available in the "Attachments" section.


The course of study mainly uses the classrooms located in the buildings in the area around Via Balbi and Piazza della Nunziata. Some of these palaces are historical palaces of the city of Genoa, known as the "Palazzi dei Rolli": Palazzo Balbi Cattaneo (Balbi 2), Palazzo Balbi Senarega (Balbi 4), Palazzo Balbi Raggio (Balbi 6) (for a description of the historical palaces see the University web page at the link


It also makes use, especially in the case of courses attended by a large number of students, of the classrooms located in the other sites of the so-called "Balbi Pole": Albergo dei Poveri, Darsena, Polo didattico delle Fontane.


More information is available in the "Attachments" section.


Computer labs and classrooms

The course uses the computer rooms and laboratories of the Polo Balbi (which includes, in addition to the Palazzi di Via Balbi, the Education Centre, the Albergo dei Poveri and the Darsena) when necessary.

More information is available in the "Attachments" section.