Enrollment of foreign students for Academic Year 2023-2024

Important Dates

  • period of application for NON-EU citizens residing abroad: from 15 December 2022 to 28 February 2023, UNIPI scholarships available)
  • period of application for NON E.U. citizens WITH A RESIDENCY PERMIT IN ITALY: deadline 30 November 2023
  • period of application for E.U./E.E.A./SWISS citizens: deadline 30 November 2023
  • deadline for pre-enrollment at the Embassy/Consulate: to be verified by the students
  • deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2023 (late enrollment by December 31th, 2023)
  • beginning of semester: mid-September, 2023

About enrollment

The University of Pisa

The University of Pisa, founded in 1343, is amongst the top institutions in the main international rankings. According to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020 the University of Pisa is ranked between 151st and 200th in the world and 4th in Italy. According to the QS World University Ranking 2021, the University of Pisa ranks 383rd worldwide and 4th in Italy.

Degree programs taught in English

The master’s degree programs offered by the Computer Science Department require a solid background, high motivation, and hard working attitude.

In addition to a first-level Bachelor’s degree, applicants must have a good knowledge of English (intermediate level, B2 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages).

Attendance at courses is not mandatory. Part-time students, however, experience lower success rates in exams and longer time to graduate. We greatly recommend students to regularly attend lectures and to successfully complete the courses each semester.

Our graduates are highly sought after in the job market. This is the reward for their commitment and motivation.

  • Computer Science: Concept abstraction, problem solving, formal modelling, mathematical reasoning and main concepts on computer programming are essential characteristics that you should possess. Students shall not underestimate this advice: statistics on students’ careers show that 1/3 of students gives no exam during the first year, and 1/4 withdraw within the first year. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least 72 ECTS (Italian equivalent CFU) credits in the computer science courses (INF/01 or ING/INF-05 sectors) or in mathematics or physics courses (MAT* or FIS*) of which at least 36 in the computer science courses (INF / 01 or INF / ING-05) and at least 18 credits in mathematics or physics courses (MAT * and FIS * sectors), or an equivalent non-EU first-level University degree satisfying analogous requirements.
  • Computer Science and Networking: Applicants must possess a first-level Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or Telecommunication Engineering, or equivalent qualification degrees subject to be verified by the admission jury.
  • Data Science and Business Informatics: Concept abstraction, problem solving, formal modeling, mathematical reasoning, and basic concepts on computer programming and databases are essential characteristics that you should possess.

Financial support and further information

The annual fee for an international student depends on the nationality.

Detailed information can be read on the MATRICOLANDOSI site and on the FINANCIAL SUPPORT pages.

Anyway, for most international students the amount is not very relevant with respect to the living costs.

  • For applications submitted before February 28th 2023, the University of Pisa offers 24 scholarships to the top twentyfour international students among all degrees. Each scholarship will consist of:
    • First year of course: 6.500 euros net and exemption from University fees
    • Second year of course for Master Degree: 8.000 euros net and a reduction of 50% of the University fees if the student has obtained at least 36 ECTS with an average grade of at least 25/30

    More info at UNIPI SCHOLARSHIP

  • DSU, the Tuscan regional board for the right to university education, provides scholarships including free accommodation and meals. Beware the scholarships are often assigned after the beginning of the first semester and sometimes towards its end. Please, notice that the board is independent from the university and our offices do not provide support to prepare the application. More info DSU scholarship
  • Our master’s degrees are part of the “Invest your Talent in Italy” scholarship programme which is aimed at supporting students coming from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, South Corea, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam. Scholarships are awarded to students accepted by the Master’s degree programme and are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). For application visit: www.postgradinitaly.esteri.it

See the students section of the University of Pisa website for information on University fees, student facilities, Italian educational system and much more.

See the welcome and support section for information useful to incoming foreign students.

Starting from April 2022, international students who want to enroll at the University of Pisa can exploit the UniBuddy platform to chat with our ambassador students and staff and the questions that really want answered.