Services and Facilities
The University of Catania offers to the Erasmus students the possibility to book a room in university residences and also through safe housing platforms or students associations housing support programs. Moreover, the incoming students have the possibility to use the university catering services. Please consult the link above to get detailed information.
Erasmus incoming students will benefit from free WiFi account within the University of Catania structures and will have access to the students didactic platform (Studium Platform) and to laboratories.
Pubblic free transport
The University of Catania offers free pubblic transport opportunity within Catania urban area (metro and bus) to all Erasmus incoming students. The service and modalities of use will be presented during the Welcome Days.
According to Italian national regulations, the University of Catania provide information and/or training sessions on prevention and risk protection to all the Erasmus incoming students during the Welcome Days organized at central level or during specific sessions organized at department level (with the involvment of professors referents for safety and prevention ). Please have a look at the link above for more information and details.
The School of Italian Language and Culture is a Special Teaching Structure of the University of Catania founded in 2016, on a proposal of the Department of Humanities, to promote the historical and advanced knowledge of Italian Language and Culture for foreign students and workers. The courses are free of charges for Erasmus incoming students.
The University of Catania welcomes students with disability and specific learning difficulties (SpLDs). From 1999 it is committed to improve the access of both undergraduate and postgraduate students to their courses, facilities, buildings and social integration.
The Languages Centre (CLA) was founded in 1995 by the University of Catania for the promotion of foreign languages and is supported by the use of multimedia instruments.
The Cultural Mediation Service of the University of Catania offers to Non-EU students support for the completion of the necessary bureaucratic practices before and during their stay in Catania. Moreover, cultural mediation is an useful and necessary function to facilitate the integration process of foreign students. It is to be considered as a "bridge" between local institutions and students, thus fostering reciprocal knowledge of cultures, values, traditions, laws and social systems, in a perspective of interchange and mutual enrichment. Please click on the link above to find out specific information.
The Library and Documentation Centre was created in 1992 to coordinate and develop the activities of the University Library System and aims at restoring and exploiting the historical, scientific and documentary heritage of the University of Catania.
The European Documentation Centre Network (ECDs) was set up by the European Commission in 1963 with the purpose to identify the needs of researchers, students and citizens. Therefore, EDCs are contractually entitled to receive, free of charge, most publications of the European Communities institutions. There are now more than 600,00 such centres, mainly located in universities.
CUS is a national association which has been operating for the last sixty years. Its main aim is to sustain the practising, promotion and subsequent growth of physical education and university sports activity, by organizing sporting events at local, national and international level.