Foundation Year University of Pisa

The Foundation Year to Enter Italian University is designed for those students who only have 11 years of schooling and need another year to enter Italian education. Once completed, this Foundation Year will allow students to enter any bachelor course, including Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences of Communication and many more, at University of Pisa. During their studies international students will learn Italian language (up to a B2 Certificate level), Italian culture and social habits.


In this course:

The foundation course offers you a direct route into studying at a world-class university.

It is a preparatory course taught in both Italian and english aimed at prospective students who want to apply for undergraduate degrees at the University of Pisa.

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate course, the foundation course may offer you an alternative entry route.

All of our undergraduate courses can be accessed via the foundation course, and international students will also have the chance to improve their Italian language skills.

Students who pass the Foundation Course will be exempted from the Italian Proficiency University admission test of the University of Pisa

A foundation course is the first step on the way to successfully obtaining your degree!


Program Pre-Requisites / documents to be provided for pre evaluation:

  • High School Diploma. Students in the last year of high school may apply by sending the grades matured in the first academic semester.
  • Curriculum Vitae (not mandatory).
  • The academic transcript with the full list of courses and grades (in English or Italian, any format).
  • English proficiency certificate for non-English mother tongue. Minimum requirements:  CEF B2; IELTS 6.5.  Knowledge of Italian is not required.

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