The University of Pisa was officially established in 1343, although a number of scholars claim its origin dates back to the 11th century.
The earliest evidence of a Pisan "Studium" dates back to 1338, when the renowned jurist Ranieri Arsendi transferred to Pisa from Bologna. He along with Bartolo Da Sassoferrato, a lecturer in Civil Law, were paid by the Municipality to teach public lessons.
The Language Centre (CLI) also provides courses in a wide range of other foreign languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc.) and is an exam centre for STBFL (Bulgarian), DELF and DALF (French), CILS (Italian), PLE (Portuguese), DELE (Spanish) and TestDaF (German). Finally, the Language Centre (CLI) provides courses to prepare international exams such as CILS, DELE, TOEFL and Cambridge certificates (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE).
The PhD is the highest level of education provided by the Italian academic system and provides the skills necessary to carry out high quality research activities at universities and public or private entities. The degree programme lasts three years.
The Career Service of the University of Pisa supports companies interested in giving a presentation, a workshop or a recruiting day, to illustrate their activities and recruit talents.
Getting to know students and the new graduates is one of the most effective ways to attract young talents, who are given the opportunity to get direct insights from potential employers.
If you are interested in organizing a company presentation, a workshop or a recruiting day, please contact us. Together we will find the best way to build a successful event.
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.
The University of Pisa is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Pisa can find and book room on HousingAnywhere.com/Pisa.
The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform to search for a room is completely free. When making a concrete booking, an administrative fee (about €75) is charged as part of Housing Anywhere's secure booking system.
The University has various teaching and research buildings, museums and libraries spread throughout the city. Given that Pisa is a small city, it is quite easy to reach these facilities by bicycle.
The University provides an online system so students and professors can have access to information related to an academic course such as syllabus and homework. Each department has a tutor - usually a young researcher - who advises students on academic matters.
Health care assistance is available to all European citizens (belonging to EU Member States and EEA States) who have the EHIC/TEAM card (European Health Insurance Card) or who enroll in the Italian National Health Service.
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.
The University of Pisa sporting facilities are among the best in the country and reflect the popularity and significance of sports in the university. This is evident in the wide range of both indoor and outdoor facilities available.
The University Sports Centre of Pisa (CUS) is a member of CONI (the Italia Olympic Committee) and offers a full programme of fitness classes including aerobics, gymnastics, yoga and pilates. The centre has modern facilities and is used by many students.
Students could also join the Centro per la diffusione della cultura e della pratica musicale (Centre for the dissemination of culture and the practice of music), which organizes and coordinates the University of Pisa's Choir and Orchestra activities.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.