In this video tutorial you’ll find a detailed guide to the enrolment procedure for Erasmus incoming students at the University of Pisa.




Please make sure you get in touch with the Italian Erasmus coordinator (otherwise known as CAI, "Coordinatore di Area per l'Internazionalizzazione), especially for the Erasmus Placement, to:
• Find out how the department is organized and what courses you should take as well as when to take Italian lessons
• Learn about all of the administrative steps necessary in order to start
• While you are still abroad you could register online through the Alice portal, in order to obtain the credentials required to complete the enrolment procedure at the University of Pisa
• Activate your credentials through the following link (Type your tax code generated on Alice portal);
• Fill in and submit the Application form for incoming students and obtain the validation from the CAI (Non-EU incoming students that staying in Italy for more than 90 days, is required to upload the post office receipt of the Residence permit application).

In order to be as prepared as possible for this new experience, please keep in mind a few logistical aspects:
Accommodation: Check useful information about finding accommodation. We strongly recommend you to get started with your apartment search as soon as you can
Visa and residency permit: Compulsory steps if you are an incoming Non-EU Erasmus student
Entry and residency rights for EU citizens
Cost of living: although living in Pisa can be quite inexpensive, please do keep in mind that the cost of living is greater than the regular monthly stipend received by the Erasmus programme
Health insurance: learn how the health system works in Italy and what steps you need to follow before your departure
Opening a Bank account: find out if your bank at home has a branch in Italy or any agreements with an Italian bank in Pisa
Please make sure to read our International Student Guide with a summary on each of these aspects.



1. E-mail your CAI representative to set up an appointment so you can meet
2. If you have not yet registered through the Alice portal, this is the time to do so
3. Please, fill in and submit the Application form for incoming students, if you have not done it yet
4. If you are an incoming Non-EU Erasmus student, coming from a non-Schengen Country and planning to stay in Italy longer than 3 months, you must apply for the Residency permit. Before applying a kind reminder about measures of admission to Italy from abroad. Furthermore, please keep in mind that you need to upload the post office receipt attesting the submission of the Residency permit on your Application form for incoming students, before its submission. On the other hand, if you are a Non-EU Erasmus student, coming from a Schengen Country, you do not have to apply for the Italian residency permit provided you have the requested documents indicated at this link.
5. You can finally download the documents concerning your mobility through your account on Erasmus incoming platform.
All of these steps will finally make your "Erasmus student" status official!

Erasmus mobility documents
You can download the documents concerning your mobility through your account on Erasmus incoming platform (Find out more).

The student card “Studente della Toscana” is a magnetic card that gives you access to several services throughout Tuscany, and especially at the Universities of Pisa, Florence, and Siena, as you can see at this link.
Moreover, this card, as proof of your enrollment at the University for the Erasmus+ mobility period, will also provide you with discounts and special conditions (i.e. conventions with cinemas, museums, and exhibitions) even outside Tuscany, in Italy, or abroad.

How to get your Student Card
Once you will be in Pisa and after you have received an email confirmation of the approval of your application, you can schedule an appointment with the central office through the online agenda, available on your Erasmus Mobility profile by clicking on “Online form for Erasmus+ student”.
The student front office is located in LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 44.

You can access your booklet through the following page by using Alice’s credentials after your enrolment procedure is completed.
If you wish to keep updated on the registration of all your exams, you need to download the APP “IO” and activate the notification service.
For more useful information, please go to the following link where you will learn more about living in Pisa.

How do I get an Italian tax code (Codice Fiscale)?
The Italian Tax Code (codice fiscale), which you will need to rent an apartment or to obtain an Italian phone card or anything else, is automatically generated when you subscribe to the Alice Portal.
Since the code is automatically generated, you will have to be extremely careful while filling the form.
However, in order to obtain your official Tax Code Card you will need go to the local Italian tax authority (Agenzia delle entrate) with a valid ID.
Info and contacts:
Italian tax authority (Agenzia delle entrate) – Via Matteucci, 34
Galleria G.B. Gerace, 7/15 (Centro Forum) – 56124 Pisa
Tel. +39 050 325472 Fax +39 050 3154823 email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 12:45; Tuesday and Thursday: 14:20 to 16:45
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How do I get a Doctor?
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. With your EHIC/TEAM card you can choose a G.P. (General practitioner) and get medical assistance during your stay.

How is the university system organized?
The Italian University System is divided into Laurea Triennale "LT" (Bachelor Degree) and Laurea Magistrale "LM" (Master Degree).

When do the semesters start?
Courses of the winter term start in the last week of September and finish in the third week of December; those of the spring term start by mid February and finish by the end of May. The didactic calendar is available here.

How is the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa organized?
Our department offers the following degree courses. Each Laurea Magistrale (LM) Course (Master Degree) is divided in curricula as shown below:

 Laurea Triennale - "LT"
(Bachelor Degree)

Laurea Magistrale - "LM"
(Master Degree)

Chimica [CHI-L] (Chemistry) Chimica [WCH-LM] (Chemistry)

- Chimica Analitica (Analytical Chemistry)
- Chimica Fisica (Physical Chemistry)
- Chimica Inorganica (Inorganic Chemistry)
- Chimica Organica (Organic Chemistry)

Chimica per l’Industria e l’Ambiente [STC-L]
(Chemistry for Industry and Environment)

Chimica Industriale [WCI-LM] (Industrial Chemistry)

- Industriale (Industrial)
- Materiali (Materials)


Which modules can I choose?
You are free to choose your courses from any subject taught at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry (DCCI) and up to two of those taught in other Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees of the University of Pisa.
Carefully check the language skills needed, in case of help you can ask the CAI.

Where do I find the programmes of the modules?
To find out the syllabus for a specific course, please check here.
The syllabus in English does not mean the course will be held in English.
We advise you to contact the course’s lecturer in order to decide (if possible) a special exam modality.

How are the exams organized?
You should speak directly with the lecturer of the course. To sit an exam you must sign in online at the portal you can find here. According to the Italian University Grading System your performance will be evaluated on the basis of 30 points. When the student’s performance is considered outstanding, a laude can be added by the commission, whereas the minimum passing grade is 18/30. It’ll be recorded on your on-line student portal and on your libretto . If you don’t pass the exam, this cannot be recorded, but you can ask the lecturer for a certificate of attendance.

Does the university offer Italian courses?
Yes and they can be found at the Centro Linguistico Dipartimentale (CLI), the University Language Centre. It offers free Italian lessons for all incoming students in order to help them achieving the CEFR B2 level. The courses provides 4 ECTS. The first course (40 hours) is free. In order to enroll in one of the free Italian language courses, all students – including beginners – are required to take an entry test, so you need to register online.CLI offers courses up to the C1 level. Here you will find all the information and deadlines. If you are a non EU student, you must have a residency permit.


LA before: when you arrive in Pisa, you need to get your LA signed by the Department’s CAI. Please send it to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. You will be then contacted once the LA has been signed.
LA during: should you want to amend your Learning Agreement as long as the Erasmus Office of your home University approves your changes, you can do it.
LA after: Before you leave Pisa, in addition to your certificate of departure, the CAI will also sign your L.A. with all the exams you sat and the modules you attended.



Before you leave you may need a signed certificate of departure, or at least an official document which indicates your arrival and departure date. If your home institution does not expressly require a departure certificate, the A section of the Learning Agreement after the mobility will be enough.
Both the departure certificate (if available) and the LA must be signed and sealed by the CAI or vice CAI, so please get in touch with them at least one week before your departure in order to schedule an appointment.
Your Transcript of Records (ToR) will be either issued or sent to you by e-mail within 5 weeks after your departure. The ToR is issued by the officers at Erasmus Office or directly by coordinators.
In your final visit to the CAI’s office, you will also have to bring your libretto (that you will hand back) and any certificate from the CLI.
If you have problems in scheduling your appointment, inform the Erasmus staff.


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