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Libera Università di Bolzano-Freie Universitat Bozen

Accommodations. Accommodation in Student Houses is available on a fi rstcome, first-served basis. The cost is 180.00 EUR (April 2009) per month for a shared room (payable in 4 installments), and 240.00 EUR (April 2009) per month for a single room (payable in 4 installments).

Canteens. The new Student Houses have a common kitchen. A complete meal - lunch or dinner - at the University Canteen costs to students from 2.07 to 3.10 EUR (April 2009)

Library and Computer Labs Library and computer laboratories are available for all the students and all the university buildings are equipped with WLAN.

Special Needs The Advisory Service supports students with di erent abilities. They provide information about the opportunities that exist and how to access these and other bene ts, such as various degrees of assistance that the university provides. The FUB has no architectural barriers in any of its buildings (Bozen / Bolzano, Brixen / Bressanone, Bruneck / Brunico). Disabled access is also guaranteed for most of the student residences and canteens. If students have a disability of more than 66%, they are eligible for complete exemption from university fees (except for the provincial study tax): the disability certi cate, issued by the health authorities, should be presented at the beginning of the academic year.

Further, in addition to the normal assistance (grants, etc), the University and School Office of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol has other special assistance available. According to the type of disability, this assistance could consist of nancial aid for a home help, travel expenses or other help with transport.

According to your income, there is also nancial help available for expenses incurred. Income assessment is based on criteria that are xed every year by the provincial government.

Equal Opportunities FUB has an Equal Opportunities Committee which is a consultative committee of the University and aims to promote and monitor e ective equality for all members of the University community, irrespective of their sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination against them. The responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Committee are:  to formulate plans of positive actions in order to allow real equality for all members of the University community,  detect all forms of discrimination, whether direct or indirect, that impede the full realization of equality or equal opportunities for all members of the University community,  to make sure that situations possibly leading to discrimination will not arise.

Families. Currently, the Equal Opportunities Committee is promoting the Family friendly university initiative directed to enhance the quality of life of students and sta with families. Practically, some common spaces in the University have been organized in a children friendly way and the organization of a kindergarten is under way. Students giving birth can suspend their studies without paying the full taxes and there are additional grants from the Province of Bolzano-Bozen for special cases evaluated on individual basis.

Language Learning The Language Centre of the FUB is part of the most important service sector of the university. Its aim is to co-ordinate the learning of all the various languages used in the university. This means, for instance, creating the best conditions for language learning. The Language Centre courses are available for all students enrolled at the university, for those taking part in international exchange programmes, as well as for those working for the university and for guests. One of the services provided by the Language Centre is an advisory service for all students to help them in the various aspects of language learning. The language centre also tests language levels before students begin their university career and during their studies as well. The Language Centre is particularly important for those studying in their second and third languages. A thorough knowledge of the three ocial teaching languages in the university: Italian, German and English is absolutely essential for those who wish to participate completely and succsessfully in the activities o ered by the university (lectures, seminars etc.) as well as conferences or other academic events. The language centre also o ers optional language courses and self access materials for English, German, and Italian, as well as for a whole range of other languages, such as French, Spanish, Russian, Ladin, Chinese, Arabic.

Sports There are two di erent student associations: Kikero organizes social events, student parties, trips and other activities; S.C.U.B Sports Club University Bolzano organizes sports activities, particularly alpine sports like free-climbing, trekking, skiing.

Kikero: Sports Club University Bolzano (SCUB): Students Networking Kikero organises the Rookie day (the welcome day for new rst-year students) as well as parties and other events. The association publishes the "Flyer" student magazine and an annual book that charts the lives of the students and the university. The University organises a Student Advisors service by coordinating a group of FUB students who provide information and advice about the University. There are student representatives in all the main governing bodies of the University who can answer questions and give advice and are open to proposals and ideas for contributing to the improvement of educational and other university services. More information and contact details are available at