Inclinados hacia América Latina is a project that has been created to promote the University of Pisa (UNIPI) within Latin America and welcome Latin American students who are interested in the University's second level cycle degree programmes.
Besides promoting institutional dialogue and creating partnerships with other universities and research institutions in Latin America, the project offers Latin American students the possibility to obtain a scholarship in order to attend a Master's degree programme at UNIPI.
The scholarship includes:
- Exemption of tuition fees for the duration of the two-year study period
- Free 40-hour Italian language course (levels A1 to B2)
- Free access to the University dining hall (for lunch only, Monday through Friday).
Before departure Latin American students who wish to apply to the Inclinados hacia América Latina must submit a pre-enrollment application to the Italian diplomatic authority competent for their geographic region, specifying an interest to participate in the project. At the same time, students are expected to choose the Master's degree programme they are interested in. Please see the list of Master's degree programmes available at UNIPI.
Arrival in Italy
Latin American students who do not have an EU citizenship must request a Residency permit within 8 working days upon arrival into Italy.
Enrollment at the University
In order to enroll in the degree programmes that have limited access (Admission exam to access a Master's degree programme), all students must pass an admission exam. In this case, enrollment can only take place after the exam has been passed. In all other cases, those students who have been included in the project Inclinados hacia América Latina may enroll into the programme by following the instructions described at the webpage Enrollment to Master's degree programmes for international students with a Bachelor's degree obtained abroad.
Necessary documents in order to enroll
- Original certificate with exams taken in order to achieve the foreign qualification together with an official translation into Italian;
- content description of the above mentioned exams written on the foreign University's official letterhead stationary – or, validated with the University stamp - and with its respective official translation into Italian.
Knowledge of the Italian language
If students of the Inclinados hacia América Latina project already have a B1 level Italian language certificate, obtained in their own country, they may attend and pass a B2 level once in Pisa. We have agreements with Italian Cultural Institutes (ICI) in Latin America so students may take the B1 level exam.
Those interested in studying a Master's degree programme in English do not have to have a certificate of the Italian language.
Information and Contacts
Directorate of Research and Internationalization
International Promotion Unit
Lungarno Pacinotti, 44 I-56126 Pisa
Dott. Belkis Hernández
Tel. +39 050 2212279
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