Enrollment of Foreign Students for Academic Year 2022-2023

Important Dates

  • period of application for NON-EU citizens residing abroad: EXPIRED (from 14 December 2021 to 28 February 2022, UNIPI scholarships available)
  • period of application for NON E.U. citizens WITH A RESIDENCY PERMIT IN ITALY: deadline 31 December 2022
  • period of application for E.U./E.E.A./SWISS citizens: deadline 31 December 2022
  • deadline for pre-enrollment at the Embassy/Consulate: to be verified by the students
  • deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2022 (late enrollment by December 31th, 2022)
  • beginning of semester: mid-September, 2022

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.

  • 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. Students shall not underestimate this advice: statistics on students’ careers show that 1/5 of students gives no exam during the first year, and 1/4 withdraw within the first year. For summary information on the Data Science and Business Informatics Master Degree, please read carefully the study plan rules and students’ guide and F.A.Q. Most of the courses of the Master Programme are taught in English, namely those marked with ‘*’ in the study plan rules.
  • Computer Science: Concept abstraction, problem solving, formal modelling, mathematical reasoning and main concepts on computer programming are essential characteristics that you should possess.
  • 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.

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 2022, 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 thousand euros net and exemption from University fees
    • Second year of course for Master Degree: 8 thousand 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.