Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

country rank  35
world rank  1533

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University Overview

Established in 1978, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (International School for Advanced Studies) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Trieste (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Friuli Venezia Giulia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution. Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 40 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Italian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SISSA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name International School for Advanced Studies
Acronym SISSA
Founded 1978
Motto per seguir virtute e canoscenza
...but to follow virtue and knowledge

University Location

Address Via Bonomea, 265
Trieste (population range: 50,000-249,999)
34136 Friuli Venezia Giulia
T +39 040 3787 1
F +39 040 3787 249

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Via Bonomea, 265
Trieste 34136
+39 040 3787 452

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 250-499
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR)


  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università
  • Italiane (CRUI)
  • Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe (HUMANE)
  • Trieste Città
  • della Conoscenza

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018