Dual Career UP4SPORT – University Program for Student-Athletes

What is UP4SPORT?

f you are a registered athlete for Olympic or Paralympic sports federations, University of Bergamo allows you to follow the Dual Career UP4SPORT program, which enables enrolled students to follow a flexible academic path, to carry on with their sports career at the same time.

The program is aimed at freshmen, enrolled students and those who wish to resume University studies: as long as you are registered, you can always apply.

Main program features

UP4SPORT program offers a series of benefits, including:

  • Being enrolled as part time student, didactic activities and credits will be spread over longer periods than those of students not following the program; 
  • Possibility of temporarily suspending studies for a year, in case of important sport events, (Olympic Games or World Championships);
  • Tutoring available for administrative issues and access to services, apprentiship and internship;
  • A specific, non-didactic support service for exam preparation is provided;
  • There is a teacher in charge of the program for each Department, as designated by the Rector;
  • If you are not resident in Bergamo, you will be able to use University lodges when taking exams;
  • Constant access to University sport facilities will always be granted.
Program 2019-2020

Only a limited number of ten new students can be admitted to the program each year, but if you have graduated from a three years course within the program, and wish to carry on your studies to acquire a masters’ degree, you will have priority access to the program.

Application for admission can be presented at any moment.

Admission to the program is assessed through an evaluation of a sports cv presented by candidate students. University Sports Committee, together with the relevant departmental teaching staff, will compose the Evaluating Commission.

The Sports CV to complete the application should include:

  1. Personal Data

  2. Sport Results

  3. Goals 

  4. Commitment


Find the complete information reading the relevant notice

UP4SPORT Dual Career Program 2019/2020

Contact CUS

Student-athletes may refer to CUS Bergamo for further information and to be contacted by Student Services and by the Office for the Right to Education to receive the specific instructions through which they can apply.