Trento, Italy

University of Trento, Italy | Ongoing

Spend a semester studying law in Italy through KU Law's exchange program with the University of Trento. 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. One student participated in the program during the 2017-2018 academic year. One student participated during the 2018-2019 academic year. Two students participated during the 2019-2020 academic year.

For more information, please contact Leah Terranova at

Apply for the Italy Study Abroad Program 

Admission Requirements

Open to current KU students in the School of Law who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applications for the spring 2021 semester must be received by Oct. 1, 2020. Applications for the fall 2021 semester must be received by March 15, 2021. Find upcoming dates and deadlines on the Office of Study Abroad's 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 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.


Please refer to the Office of Study Abroad's 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 the University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad 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 the Office of Study Abroad. If a student withdraws after signing the financial contract they received with their acceptance materials, the student will be liable for $300 plus any non-recoverable expenses incurred on the participant's behalf. 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

Please inquire about the possibility of financial aid and scholarships with your law school's study abroad coordinator.

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 are strongly urged to obtain health insurance that will cover them while outside the United States.

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. ​

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