Nutrition Science

  • A program focusing on topics in the chemical-nutritional field
  • Stimulating and dynamic learning environment
  • Constant support to students by tutoring teachers
  • 251 Agreements with 231 partner institutions to promote internationalization activities
  • Internship in public or private companies, including extra-regional ones
  • Preferential title for admission to the Master of Science in Science of Nutrition at UNICAL
  • Qualifying degree for the profession of Junior Chemist


Theoretical subjects and laboratory activities divided into:

  • Basic learning activities: Biology, Anatomy, Inorganic, Analytical and Organic Chemistry
  • Biological-Nutritionist Area: Food Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physiology of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Microbiology
  • Clinical Area: Clinical Biochemistry, General and Clinical Pathology
  • Chemical-Technological Area: Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical chemistry, Industrial techniques for the production and preservation of health products, and study of commodities


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L29 Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
160 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The degree course is organized in a three-year educational path, aimed at training undergraduates with theoretical and practical knowledge in the chemical and biological field, for chemical, microbiological and quality control of food and dietary products. The program includes core subjects in the area of biological-nutritionist, clinical and chemical-technological aspects, and laboratory activities, aimed at enabling students to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge in the sphere of nutrition. At the end of the program, undergraduates can enroll in a Master’s degree course or start a professional career


Students with a secondary school diploma (5-year course) and students with another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. No previous knowledge is required but an inclination to study scientific subjects.


The program will build the basis to make students become nutritionists who – upon completion of the Master’s degree – will be able to develop diets and nutrition programs. The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science is to provide skills and knowledge in the field of chemical, biological and microbiological food control to protect consumers’ health.


Nutrition Science undergraduates continue their studies with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. However, undergraduates in Nutrition Science can work as a professional:

– expert in nutritional products

– in laboratories of synthesis, analysis, quality control and certification

– in chemical, food and packaging industries


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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