Trento, Italy

Spend a semester studying law in Italy through KU Law's exchange program with the University of Trento.

Trento Study Abroad Application


KU Law students can spend a semester taking law classes in English at the University of Trento, a prestigious Italian university. Students may earn up to 15 hours of elective credit, which are applied toward the KU School of Law’s 35-credit elective requirement.

KU and Trento students pay tuition at their home institutions in exchange for an immersive cultural and learning experience at the partner institution. Credits are transferrable to KU upon successful completion of courses. Before departure, students must complete a learning agreement approved by both institutions outlining the terms of credit transfer. 

For more information, please contact Associate Dean Leah Terranova at

A female student walks by a mountain lake in Italy
People ride bikes across a bridge in Trento, Italy
A foggy mountain scene in Trento, Italy

Program Information

Find information below for admissions requirements, grading policies, tuition, housing and other details for students studying abroad in Trento, Italy.

Previous Student Participation

  • 2022-2023 academic year: four students
  • 2019-2020 academic year: two students

Admission Requirements

This program is open to current KU students in the School of Law who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Find upcoming dates and deadlines on the Trento program page of the Study Abroad and Global Engagement website

Grades are determined according to the following scale: 

  • A+ (29-30)
  • A (27-28.99)
  • B (24-26.99)
  • C (19-23.99)
  • D (18-18.99)
  • F (0-17.99)


Law students studying for the semester at the University of Trento may earn up to 15 hours of transfer credit, which are applied toward the 35-credit elective requirement. Courses and grades will be posted as transfer credit on a student's academic transcript and grades earned at Trento will not figure into the student’s KU Law GPA. Students must meet with a KU School of Law advisor to create a plan of study, which will be reviewed by the academic committee of the School of Law.

Location: University of Trento

Located in the northeast of Italy, the University of Trento boasts a prominent position in the rankings of Italian universities as well as a vibrant international community with over 800 students of 60 different nationalities. It is a medium-sized university where it is easy for students and teachers to meet one another and there is a continuous exchange of ideas among students.

Founded in 1962, the university offers many amenities to law students: libraries, study areas, laboratories, computer classrooms, a language center and three sports centers. Students admitted to the KU School of Law will have the opportunity to study alongside Italian students by enrolling directly in university courses offered in English.

Trento, Italy is an Italian city located in the Adige River Valley, which is a glacial valley just south of the Dolomite Mountains in the Alps. Trento acts as an educational, financial and political hub in northern Italy, partially due to the University of Trento being located here. The city is surrounded by mountains, allowing for beautiful sights at all times of the day. 

Tuition and Costs

Visit the Trento page on the Office of Study Abroad and Global Engagement website for a breakdown of costs for this program.


Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Italy.


Students are housed in apartments or flats located around Trento. Students participating in a bilateral exchange with the University of Trento are eligible to apply for student accommodations through the Opera Universitaria, a provincial institution that supports students in finding accommodations in residences or shared flats at highly affordable rates. Visit the Opera Universitaria website for additional information on each of the housing options.


Students must notify KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement through their online application portal, by letter or by email of their intent to withdraw from the program. The withdrawal will be effective on the date that the written notification is received by Study Abroad. If a student withdraws after signing the financial contract they received with their acceptance materials, they will be liable for the withdrawal fee outlined in the financial contract. Students are responsible for any and all costs arising out of their own voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the program prior to its completion, including withdrawal caused by illness or disciplinary action by representatives of the University of Kansas. The sponsoring school reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason including insufficient enrollment. In the unlikely event of a cancellation prior to the program departure, notices will be sent to all students, and all money paid to KU will be refunded.

Financial Aid

For information about financial aid and scholarships for this study abroad opportunity, contact Michele Arellano with KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement at Students may also book a virtual appointment with KU Study Abroad.

Health and Liability Insurance

The sponsoring school is not responsible for student's medical care or expenses in case of illness or accident. All students participating in a study abroad program are required to be covered by health insurance that the participant has determined to be adequate and satisfactory for any injury or illness that might befall them.

Students with Disabilities

Students requiring special accommodations should request services during enrollment. Specialized services are provided in collaboration with Trento disability delegates in each faculty.

State Department Travel Information

Information about travel advisories and warnings for Italy is available on the U.S. Department of State website.

Italy Contact

Stefania Zanotti

European Programmes and International Mobility Service

International Cooperation and Agreements Department

University of Trento

Via Verdi, 6

38122 Trento, Italy

Tel + 39 0461 283530

Fax. + 39 0461 282916


Leah Terranova
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

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