There follows a general description of the main services offered by LUMSA to its students.
The Bursary: the bursar's office provides information and advice on fees and other charges payable on enrolment for courses at LUMSA. It hands out the required forms to students enrolled for the next academic year. It charges interest on late payments following the expiry of the fees and charges deadline (payable only by bank card). Every year it issues the Fees and Charges Requirements, which prescribes the financial obligations students must meet for all kinds of enrolment.
Financial Assistance and Scholarship Office: this office provides financial assistance to selected students of limited means with the aim of facilitating access to a university education. A number of different forms of assistance are available: scholarships, part-time work, fee exemptions/reductions, subsidised meals, subsidised accommodation for those students from areas outside Rome. These benefits are offered by the Regione Lazio, LUMSA and the Association Luigia Tincani.
The University Library System: there is a library at each of the three sites from which LUMSA operates in Rome. Students can access and borrow books for study purposes. The online catalogue (part of the URBS library network) allows students to access the databases of other universities and foreign research centres in Rome.
University Pastoral Care is available for students who wish to participate in religious activities. The activities of the University Pastoral Care include meetings, meditation sessions, religious services and diocesan events.
Student Administration Office: offers a counter service for students who need to hand in enrolment and other forms relating to their degree courses. The office provides on request transcripts and copies of degree certificates. It amends, when necessary, errors in official university documents. University graduates may request a display copy of their degree certificate.
Secondment and Internship Office: this office assists students who wish to have a period of work experience relevant to their degree upon completion of their studies. Applications must be made within 12 months of completion of the degree. Internships are only available to graduates of the Department of Social Studies, Communication Science, Education, Humanities, Psychology. Secondments are available for graduates from other Departments. The office also helps students/graduates to prepare their CVs in the standard EU format.
LUMSA Career Service: this office helps LUMSA graduates to find career opportunities in the public and private commercial sector. It liaises with government ministries and private companies to keep abreast of opportunities for graduates whether they be training work experience or paid employment. This service is available for up to 12 months after graduation.
Master’s Advice and Assistance Service: this office provides information and assistance about the first and second level post-graduate Master’s courses offered by LUMSA. This is where students enrol, produce their academic qualifications and receive their final diplomas. It is also the designated centre for information about the School of specialisation in the Legal profession and the other specialisation and training courses offered by LUMSA.
International Relations Office: it is the office that organises the international exchange programmes. Students interested in a period of study abroad, will find all the information they need here. It deals mainly with the LLP ERASMUS exchange programme, which LUMSA has always encouraged to widen students’ horizons and academic training. The office assists foreign students on ERASMUS exchange programmes studying at LUMSA in accordance with the applicable bilateral study agreements. The office also assists students who want to arrange a period of secondment or internship abroad.
Counselling: This is a free service offered by “Humanitas”, the School of specialisation in Psychotherapy. It offers LUMSA students professional psychological assistance to help them with difficulties they may experience in adapting to university life and coping with their studies.
Information Technology Services
These include some extremely useful applications. Some are linked to teaching activities, others to communication between the university and students, and others for extra-curricular activities.
- Student Services: an important section of the LUMSA website, which students can access from the home page. Log in to the university computer system Mi@Lumsa with the user name and password provided on enrolment. Students can perform numerous tasks associated with the requirements of their course, eg. registering for exams, downloading course material etc. In this way students can have constant access to their study records.
- Department Computer Labs: Every department has a computer lab, open to students during office hours. Students can access the internet and their email. Responsible use of the facilities is encouraged!
- LUMSA E-mail: When students enrol, they are automatically assigned an email account:<Initials_name>.<Surname>@lumsastud.it. The University uses this address to communicate with students. See the service Guide (in Italian).
- WiFi Wireless Area: LUMSA offers its students a wireless internet connection. The service is free and is available in designated hot spots. These areas are identified by green “WiFi Wireless Area” signs. For further information on this service, see Guide (in Italian). At present this service is only available at the three university sites in Rome and in Palermo in via Parlatore.