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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 degree

An undergraduate course aims to ensure you master general scientific methods and content and acquire specific professional knowledge.

To earn a bachelor's degree, you must acquire 180 CFUs, equal to 3 years of study.

You can enter the bachelor's degree if you have earned a secondary school diploma.



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
  2. .
  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 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.


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


Home food

Homefoods 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 can be found: