Bachelor On Campus

Social Work

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

36 months
748 EUR/year
748 EUR/year
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European societies are going through significant change. The growing gap between the rich and the poor, conflicts between nations and ethnic groups and demographic change are all urgent issues that require targeted solutions by qualified professionals. The Bachelor in  Social Work at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is the one for you.


We offer a 3-year Bachelor in Social Work at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano that explores the main societal issues of our times: migration, poverty, mental health issues, addiction, disability. You will study these issues in depth and learn the most recent methodologies to tackle them.

You will acquire scientific knowledge and the skills required to fulfill the needs of citizens more effectively and to make a real contribution in addressing the most complex socio-political issues. Speaking German and English, besides Italian - the three languages in which the modules are taught - will enable you to be more sensitive towards cultural and linguistic difference.

Career opportunities

The graduates work in organisations of social support for children, young people and families, for seniors, for people with disabilities or with substance dependency, for refugees and migrants as well as for people at risk of marginalisation. 

Important are also fields like women shelters, prevention of violence and dependency, rehabilitation and resocialisation, areas of social economy and social planning. More and more opportunities are opening up in the professional accompaniment of self-help initiatives, community projects and other voluntary initiatives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Sociology
  • Quantitative Analysis of Social Phenomena and Population Dynamics
  • Social Work Theories, Principles and Ethics
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Juvenile and Family Law
  • Social Work in historical, inter- and transnational contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for the 2021 intake are open from 1 March to 28 April 2021 for both EU and non-EU citizens, and from 19 May to 8 July 2021 for EU citizens only.


English, German, Italian


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To gain admission to the programme you need one of the following qualifications:

  • a secondary school leaving certificate (Italian system)
  • equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
Foreign school leaving certificates are considered equivalent if obtained after 12 years of education. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    748 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    748 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Brixen

600 - 900 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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