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Visiting Students' programme

Who is a Visiting Student?

A Visiting Student is a student enrolled at an external University who has decided to complete a study period or an internship at a department within the University of Pisa (Unipi).

What is the duration of the Visiting Students' programme?

It can last from a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 12 months.

How can you participate in the Visiting Students' programme?

Visiting Students can request to participate in a learning experience offered by Unipi or can be invited by a professor. In both cases, the procedure is subject to approval from the department board.

What is the application process if you submit a request?

Candidates are welcome to submit an application request at any given moment during the year by:

1. Filling in the application form (attachment A)
2. Attaching a curriculum vitae
3. Attaching a copy of an ID (a passport, in the case of a non-EU citizen)
4. The application has to be sent to the Cai (International Coordinator) of the Department you wish to study at in Pisa.

When sending in the application request, candidates must declare:

• The expected duration and dates of the visit to the department
• The title and a brief description of the activities
• The name of a representative who works in the host department.

What is the application process by invitation?

A Visiting Student can be invited at any moment of the year by:

• Full professors and Associate professors of the department
• Researchers with a permanent contract
• Researchers with a fixed-term contract (only if employed by the University of Pisa during the whole stay of the Visiting Student)

The professor who wishes to invite a Visiting Student must:

• Fill in the specific form (attachment B)
• Submit the curriculum vitae
• Submit a copy of the Visiting Student’s ID (a passport in the case of a non-EU citizen)
• State the expected duration and the study period at the department as well as the title and a brief description of the activity.

What is the admission process?

Once the International coordinator (CAI) of the host department has examined the application forms, they will forward it for final approval to the relevant department board.

The full description of the procedures that the Director of the department needs to follow can be found in the Italian version of the programme under the section “Comunicazione”.

What benefits is the Visiting Student entitled to?

The Visiting Student is authorised to use the study and research facilities of the department that comply with the University’s work and safety regulations. The Visiting Student will receive temporary credentials to access the University’s internet network as well as an email address, valid for the entire period at the department.

Italian language course at the Language Centre (CLI)

Based on the availability and on the teaching schedule of the language courses, the Visiting Student that will carry out a period of study or internship at the University of Pisa for a minimum of three months will benefit from a free Italian language course at the CLI.

Those who are interested in the course, after their arrival in Pisa, are requested to send an email to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., specifying their name, surname, host department and the period of stay.

Generally, all Visiting Students may be able to attend language courses at the CLI at a discounted rate reserved for students at the University of Pisa.

Entry and residency in Italy

In order to participate in the Visiting Students' programme, non-EU citizens (with the exclusion of students coming from countries that do not require a visa for stays less than 90 days) must request a study visa from the Italian diplomatic authorities of the student’s country of residence, attaching the enrolment document from the University in your Country, acceptance letter from our department in Pisa and either the scholarship from your University/Government or a document on your financial means which is required to obtain your study visa (according to Italian Law, at least 453 euros is required per month). A visa cannot be requested once in Italy. It is the responsibility of the Visiting Student to verify the necessary documents with the Italian diplomatic representative and to complete the procedures of the application process for the entry visa.
EU citizens who intend to stay in Italy for longer than 3 months must register at the Vital Records office (Ufficio Anagrafe) of the municipality of residence. Non-EU citizens with a visa who intend to stay in Italy for longer than 90 days (or who hold a Type D visa) must request a residency permit within 8 working days after their arrival in Italy.

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For further information about the Visiting Students' programme, applicants can consult the International coordinator (CAI) of the host department.
Support with the completion of the entry procedures into Italy (visas, residency permits, health insurance and services) is provided by the International Office (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.).


Ultima modifica: Mar 29 Gen 2019 - 08:47

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