The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa, welcomes applications from foreign students and offers the following exchange programmes:
- Erasmus+ Incoming, a funding programme to support incoming students from EU Member States, EU Economic Area States and the Non-EU States North Macedonia, Republic of Türkiye and Republic of Serbia. The programme offers Mobility for Studies and Mobility for Traineeship -both including theses
- Visiting Student, a programme for students (undergrads, grads, and PhDs) enrolled at a foreign University to complete a study period or an internship at the Department of Earth Sciences
- Free Mover, a programme dedicated to international students who do not participate in an exchange programme, such as Erasmus, but choose on their own initiative to attend courses at the University of Pisa by independently organizing their study period in Italy
Other opportunities and dedicated exchange programmes can be found on the University of Pisa webpage
The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa, welcomes applications from nominated students from partner universities. Please contact the International Office or exchange coordinator at your home university to find out if there is an agreement with the University of Pisa, and if you are eligible to apply.
Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an email from us inviting you to activate your account and proceed with the application
Only nominated students will be able to access the application.
- Deadlines for nomination
Autumn semester or Full Academic Year: 1 July
Spring semester: 1 November
- Course information
The University of Pisa applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Exchange students are expected to enroll in ~30 ECTS credits per semester
Students can select courses from different Departments but at least one course must be from the Department of Earth Sciences
We offer several courses and fieldtrips in English both at the Bachelor and Master's level. Also many of our courses at Master's level include a final fieldtrip. You can find the list of courses in English at the Department of Earth Sciences in the page Courses taught in English. A complete list of all courses in English across the Univeristy of Pisa can be found at https://www.unipi.it/index.php/programmes-held-in-english
You must fulfill the eligibility requirements for individual courses: check carefully the requirements listed in each course description.
The timetable of the courses will be available approximately one month before the beginning of the semester and it will be published here.
- Language requirements
Good knowledge of English is necessary for courses taugh in English, reccomended B2 Level.
Good knowledge of Italian is necessary for courses taught in Italian, reccomended B1 Level.
In order to do a thesis/traineeship at the Department of Earth Sciences, you need to find a supervisor amongst our staff members. The supervisor must email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm approval.
- How to apply
Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an email from us inviting you to activate your account and proceed with the application.
Register on the Alice portal to obtain the login credentials and complete the application. Choose your courses and fill out the Learning Agreement (LA) Before the mobility (available from the Erasmus Portal). The LA must be signed by the yourself, the exchange coordinator at your home university and sent to email@example.com for approval by our exchange coordinator, Carolina Pagli. After approval, the LA will be sent back to you and you will upload it together whit your ID on the Erasmus Portal at the page https://erasmusmobility.unipi.it/erasmus/welcome/ under Incoming Students, Application Form Erasmus+.
A video tutorial of this procedure is also availabe at the page https://erasmusmobility.unipi.it/erasmus/welcome/ under Incoming Students
- Deadlines for Application
Autumn semester or Full Academic Year: 1 August
Spring semester: 1 December
- Further Information
For information about Accommodation, Visa, Entry and Residence permit for EU and non-EU citizens, Health insurance etc. please see Practical information for Erasmus incoming students
Sara Poli, International Office Manager, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Pagli, International Coordinator for the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa, email: email@example.com