Since the initial pilot project in 2019, UNICORE has grown from two universities to twenty four. Some universities who participated in past editions are not offering scholarships in the current year, however they remain engaged in supporting refugee education.
Università di Pisa
The University of Pisa (UNIPI) is a public higher education institution. It has twenty departments, with high level research centres in the fields of agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine. Established in 1343, UNIPI is one of the most prestigious Italian higher education institutions and a modern centre for teaching and advanced research. The university of Pisa awarded one scholarship in 2020 to a refugee student within the UNICORE programme.
Università degli Studi di Perugia
The University of Perugia is one of the oldest universities in Italy, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education and the finest quality degree programs and academic opportunities, within a multicultural environment. The university of Perugia awarded two scholarships in 2020 to refugee students within the UNICORE programme.
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
The University for Foreigners of Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious Italian institution specialised in teaching, research and promotion of all expressions of Italian language and culture. It was founded in the early 1920s and, since the very beginning, has always been a symbol of openness and tolerance, as well as a meeting place for different cultures and peoples, developing into what has become a real workshop of intercultural education. Beside this specific vocation, the University for Foreigners of Perugia offers also degree and Master degree courses, specialisation courses and a PhD programme focusing on Teaching Italian language to foreigners, Made in Italy, International relations, communication and sustainability.
Università per Stranieri di Siena
The University for Foreigners of Siena is an Italian state University specialized in teaching Italian as a foreign language and in scientific research concerning the diffusion of Italian Language and Culture throughout the world.
Today both Italian and international students can enrol in its Undergraduate, Graduate, Postgraduate and PhD programs focused on Linguistics, Literature, Humanities, Translation Studies, Communication:
- Bachelor’s Degrees (3 years)
- Master’s Degrees (2 years)
- Postgraduate studies (1 year)
- Ph.D studies (3 years)
- International Programs (Double Degrees and Foundation Year)
- Italian language and culture courses for foreigners
- Training, refresher and specialization courses for teachers
- E-Learning and distance education
- Certifications for language learners and teachers.
The University has been awarded with the “European Label for Languages” for 11 times for the best projects for language diffusion, and its Language Centre is an Accredited Member of EAQUALS (the European Association for Quality Language Service).
Università di Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame du Lac, known simply as Notre Dame, is a private Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, north of the city of South Bend. It was founded in 1842.
Notre Dame has been recognized as one of the top universities in the United States. In 2022, it ranked 9th for "best undergraduate teaching."
The university is organized into seven schools and colleges. Notre Dame's graduate program includes more than 50 master, doctoral and professional degrees offered by the six schools. The university offers more than 50 year-long study programs abroad and over 15 summer programs.
It has a population of approximately 12,000 students.