The Department of Law of the University of Ferrara, widely recognized among the leading Italian institutions in its field, is renowned for its strong emphasis on the European and International dimension of its study programme. We are committed to offering our students a wide range of opportunities to include international experiences in their curriculum. Notwithstanding the significant challenges it has posed, the Covid pandemic has only strengthened our belief that this is an essential aspect of our educational offer.

We are in close contact with our extensive network of international partners, with the aim of resuming student and staff mobility programmes as soon as possible. Our e-learning platforms will be fully operational for the whole of 2020-21; hopefully it will also be possible to resume face-to-face teaching safely in September 2020. A decision on this will be made during the summer, depending on how the Covid-19 crisis evolves.

We look forward to welcoming guest students from all over the world into our historic buildings in the centre of Ferrara. This beautiful renaissance city reverberates with university life and yet enjoys the safety of a small and quiet town; 20.000 students live on its urban campus (out of a population of 130.000 people), with a wide range of services for study, research, practicing sports and having a good time.

Lectures and conferences also give our guests the opportunity to visit our Rovigo site . Since 2019 the Department has been located in Palazzo Angeli , a prominent historic building at the centre of this historical town, 20 minutes by train from Ferrara.


The Department of Law at the University of Ferrara currently offers:

The students can also activate a traineeship


Moreover, the Department of Law at the University of Ferrara offers three Double Degree programmes for students that aspire to operate in a European and International context:

  • A Double Degree programme Laurea Magistrale/Grado en Derecho, jointly organized with the University of Granada, Spain
  • A Double Degree programme Laurea Magistrale/Licence en Droit, Master 1, Master 2, jointly organized with the University of Strasbourg, France
  • A Double Degree programme Legal Services/Criminology, jointly organized with the University of Granada, Spain