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University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course

University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course

University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course

Introduction

Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy.
Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners, and 2 Fields medalists.
It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).
Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.

Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport, and excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.

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The Foundation Course is a one-year program taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.
This program is aimed at international students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College.

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Summer Schools are intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.
They mostly last from 4 days to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.
They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.
Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each one grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.

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Contacts:

Università di Pisa
Palazzo Modica - Piazza Torricelli, 4 - 56126 Pisa (PI) Italy
Information about Foundation Course: [email protected]
Information about Summer Schools: [email protected]

Campus Features

The University of Pisa is not a campus-based university and instead has its buildings and departments spread throughout the city. In terms of accommodation, students usually find housing through the city's many estate agents or by checking out postings placed on notice boards in each of the University's departments.

Students often share an apartment with other Italian or international students. The cost of renting a room is roughly 250.00/350.00 euros per month excluding the cost of utilities and the individual share of general expenses for the building's maintenance.

In addition to this, students and guests of the University of Pisa are now able to benefit from a series of discounts and promotions on accommodation prices, thanks to a number of agreements made by the University with various housing facilities in the city. Special rates are offered by Residence Le Benedettine, the hotel Abitalia Tower Plaza and the Residence San Rossore.Amongst the numerous other facilities in Pisa, University students and guests can also find rooms at Hostel Pisa Villa Giulia, at Residence Tulipan and at the Pensionato Universitario "Giuseppe Toniolo".

    Scholarships and Funding

    University of Pisa has got several kind of scholarships and funding options.To discover all of them and get more information, please inquire for information.

    Why study at University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course

    Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners and 2 Fields medalist.It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport and the excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.

    The Foundation Course

    A one-year programme taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.This programme is aimed at International students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College

    Summer Schools

    Intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.They mostly last from 1 to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.

    Awards & Accreditations

    top 3

    universities in Italy

    Shanghai ARWU (2019)

    top 200

    universities in the world

    Shanghai ARWU (2019)

    top 10

    universities in Italy

    QS World (2019)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    • WIS!: the office for the enrolment of international students at the University of Pisa​. It helps them with​ residency permit​, tax code​, health insurance​, bank account​ and accommodation​
    • University dining halls
    • CUS: University Sports Center
    • 17 libraries
    • Orientation Service, Counseling Service and Career Service

    Our students can benefit of many cultural and social events. There are 40 University students associations, which organize many activities and events, increasing the wide offer of entertainments of Pisa.

    University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Locations

    • Pisa

      Pisa, Italy

      • Vinci

        Vinci, Italy

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