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Single Subjects (Corsi singoli)

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It is possible to enrol in single subjects (also and interchangeably called single courses, to align with the Italian corsi singoli) up to a maximum of 60 credits CFU/ETCS per year.

The enrollment in single subjects is valid for only one academic year: students can take the exams to acquire the credits until the last session of the academic year 2023/2024 (30 April 2025). After this term the registration lapses.

Calendar and key deadlines

Date What happens
8 September 2023
  • 9 am: opening of online procedures to enrolment in single subjects with unrestricted access
26 July 2024
  • Deadline for enrolment in single subjects
30 April 2025
  • Deadline for taking the exams to acquire credits (a.y. 2023/2024)


Restricted access degree programs


Enrollment in single subjects offered as part of the restricted access degree programs is possible only within the limits of places available after the admission tests. If the number of requests exceeds the number of places, the student must pass a selection test. Procedures and deadlines for enrolment in single subjects offered by restricted access courses will be published on the webpages of the relevant Schools after the admission tests are over. 

Who can apply

  • citizens of the European Union or non-EU citizens who have graduated or enrolled at Italian or foreign universities or equivalent institutions not enrolled in any degree program at the University of Florence
  • citizens of the European Union or levelled non-EU citizens who have a high school diploma and are not enrolled in any degree program at the University of Florence
  • citizens of the European Union or non-EU citizens enrolled at foreign universities that intend to carry out a training activity at the healthcare facilities affiliated with the courses of study of the School of Human Health Sciences, according to the procedure and deadline set forth by the individual courses themselves
  • students who have a three-year (bachelor) degree and who, to enrol in a Second Cycle Degree programmes (Master's - corsi di laurea magistrali), must fulfill specific curricular requirements to access the program of their choice. The number of CFU/ECTS required is established by the Education Committee of the School offering the course (in this case the 60 CFU/ECTS limit is not applicable).
    It is also possible to take subjects offered within restricted access courses without any clearance document. For this to happen the program of choice which has decided that the student needs to acquire extra credits must have obtained prior authorization from the program offering the subjects.
  • holders of a health area certificate, subject to a formative compensation period (Registration is possible, with the authorization of the course of studies concerned also for the teachings activated in the framework of courses with restricted access; since they are not aimed at obtaining the title, it is not necessary to have a schooling career of 12 years in the country of origin. D.D. 19 March 2014, n. 1013)
  • the technical and administrative staff of the University of Florence, free of charge as part of the annual training plan, to acquire a maximum of 12 CFU/ECTS per academic year. 

How, where and when to apply

Online application

The following categories of students can submit the application online from 9 am on 8 September 2023 to 26 July 2024:

  • European Union students and levelled non-EU students: 
    • who have an Italian or foreign high school diploma or academic degree
    • enrolled at an Italian or foreign university
  • non-EU students residing abroad:
    • who have an Italian or foreign academic qualification
    • enrolled at an Italian or foreign university
  • graduates that have to fulfill the academic requirements to enter a Second Cycle Degree programmes (Master's - corsi di laurea magistrali)

Students who have an access qualification obtained abroad must also upload their degree, completed as better specified in the section dedicated to academic titles obtained abroad. At the end of the procedure, applicants need to communicate the completion of the procedure to the following offices:

  • Non-EU students residing abroad must send an email to the International Desk.
  • EU students and levelled non-EU students must send an email to the Students Admin Office of the selected study programs.

Students enrolled in a foreign university will have to upload the certificate of enrolment, issued by the foreign university, legalized or apostilled and translated into Italian. If the documents are written in English, French or Spanish, they do not require translation into Italian.

In-person application

The following student categories must apply for enrollment in single courses in person using a hard-copy of form CS_01 available on the forms page (with the attachments indicated on the form) and must then be delivered to the Students Admin Offices (Segreteria studenti):

  • those with healthcare area qualifications that need to do a supplementary training period
  • non-EU citizens who want to carry out training in affiliated healthcare facilities

Students who have a qualification obtained abroad, to complete the enrollment procedure and after payment of fees, must hand in the documents in the original language, with legalization, translation and dichiarazione di valore issued by the diplomatic mission or consular post in their country:

The list of exams indicated at the time of enrollment cannot be further changed.

After the enrollment cut-off date (26 July 2024) and until 30 April 2025, students already enrolled in single courses 2023/2024 may request to take further exams than those indicated during the enrollment phase, within the limit of the credits included in the section. 12.1 of the Manifesto degli Studi upon paying the extra fees due.

Italian language knowledge test

Non-EU students residing abroad must take a test to demonstrate their knowledge of the Italian language. The date of the test will be communicated by the International Desk at the time of registration.

The Italian Government scholarship recipients do not have to take the test.

Fees and charges

The cost of enrolling in single subjects is made up of a flat fee of:

  • € 202.00 for each academic year to cover admin costs and the stamp duty of € 16.00
  • a variable fee of € 11.00 per CFU/ECTS (i.e. a subject weighing 6 CFU/ECTS will cost € 66.00).

If students want to add more single subjects to their study load after they have paid the registration fee, they need to pay only the fees corresponding to the additional credits added.

For the recipients of the compensatory measures, the registration fee is set at € 300.00 per semester.

Students who benefit from full exemptions (Italian website, Manifesto section 13.5, A.2 and A.3) are required to pay only the stamp duty of €16.

The registration fee must be paid with the payment slip generated automatically at the end of the registration procedure (payable by PagoPa).

The registration fee for single courses is not refunded under any circumstances.


Students enrolled in single courses take the exams in the same way as students enrolled in degree programs.

Consult the calendar of exam sessions divided by School.

Students enrolled in single courses can take only the exams required by the educational offer of the academic year of enrollment. Enrollment in single modules is not allowed nor can the number of credits taken be lower than the number established for each of the subjects.

Incompatibility and exceptions

  • Students enrolled in a course of study at the University of Florence cannot be simultaneously enrolled in single/individual courses activated by other degree programs of the University of Florence.
  • Students enrolled in a course of study at the University of Florence can be enrolled in single courses at another university at the same time
  • Students enrolled in a course of study at another university can enrol in single courses at the University of Florence.
  • Students enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Florence can enrol in individual courses if they have authorization from the Academic Board.

Exchange Students within Cooperation Agreements

Students enrolled in a foreign university with which the University of Florence has signed a reciprocity agreement can enroll in single subjects (corsi singoli). Read more in Exchange Students within Cooperation Agreements.

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