For International Students
IPE - Institute for education and research
L’IPE (Institute for education and research) is a non-profit organisation that promotes various educational and cultural activities for young people. Its goal is to expose them to culture, education and the world of work. IPE runs three “Collegi Universitari di Merito (Villalta, Monterone and Poggiolevante)” which are accredited by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
Living in a College of the IPE Association means living in a family, at home. There is an atmosphere of freedom, dynamism, creativity, which is a result of the cohabitation of people of different origins, cultures and characters, aiming to do their best in life. Those living in College find an environment that is full of stimuli for their human and professional growth, and rich in strong friendships and unique experiences.
The richness of life in college not only comes from the facilities and homely atmosphere, but also from training activities, meetings with personalities from academia and work, conferences and seminars on topical issues and above all from the need to question oneself, to work as a team, to practice a personal leadership with the help of guides who, through a genuine friendship, make available their expertise and experience to help achieve personal and professional maturity.
College life is intense and fast-paced: evening meetings with a relevant figure, watching and discussing films, birthday parties, personal tutoring sessions, trips and assignments, everything becomes a practical experience of personal growth. It can be safely claimed (the history of our residents is a confirmation) that our Colleges produce talented people, rich in personal skills, conscious of their social responsibility, eager for training and innovation.
Every single resident is at the centre of a customized learning route pointing to their full maturity. So, in addition to human and professional training, the College offers the possibility of a spiritual formation -- entrusted to the Opus Dei Prelature- which aims to find a deeper sense in the experience of life we live. All students are welcome to participate in these spiritual activities, whatever their creed, but are also totally free not to.
Facilities and Fees
How to apply
To enter the College, students must pass the provided tests and interviews (also with skype).
Deadline: we are now accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Notice of competition for the academic year 2022-2023.
✓ Opening Dates of Monterone and Villalta: from September 12th 2022 to July 23th 2023 excluding the period from December 22th 2022 to Jenuary 8th 2023 and from 6th till 11th April 2023. For Poggiolevante September 7th 2022 to July 23th 2023.
01. Soft skills
03. Team working
05. Like a family
In addition to housing services (single or triple occupancy) and connections to the city’s major universities, living at an IPE College is a real opportunity for personal and academic growth, thanks to all the services and activities offered: