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Incoming Erasmus Students

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Prior to arrival



Before the scheduled beginning of the period of study in Florence, the students selected in their home institution within the framework of the Erasmus programme, should send to the International Relations Office of the relevant School the student mobility proposal form.

The mobility proposal form is made up of:

  • Enrolment form - domanda di iscrizione (rtf - pdf)
  • Learning agreement - accordo didattico (rtf - pdf)

Make sure the forms are duly filled in in all their sections and carry signature and stamp of the University of origin and that of destination where applicable.

Italian Language Knowledge

The University of Florence requires incoming foreign students to have sufficient knowledge of Italian before their arrival. It is difficult to fruitfully attend courses or deal with administration issues not having a knowledge of Italian corresponding at least to B1 level.

Every School then has specific pre-requisites. Please check on the website of the School/course you intend to take for more information.

Please note that all language courses offered by Unifi at Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA) start from A2 level upwards. The only A1 level course offered is held during the month of September.

Preliminary enrolment for Italian language courses can be done online. Fill in the application form from the CLA website.

Duration of the Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus study mobility goes from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12.


EU citizens, with a mobility period of more than 90 days, must register with the Municipal Registry Office (Comune di Firenze, Anagrafe) once they arrive in Florence.

Non-EU citizens must be in possession of a valid passport and, where required, entry visa for study purposes issued by the Italian representatives of the Country of origin or last residence. Non-EU citizens, with a mobility period of more than 90 days, must also obtain 3 receipts, issued by the Post Office upon filling in the kit provided at the Sportello Amico Counter, where they must present themselves within 8 days of entry into Italy, to obtain the residence permit. The Immigration Desk of the Municipality of Florence provides support to fill in the forms.

Practical info

Read Welcome to Unifi web section for practical information for your stay in Italy.

Upon arrival


In order to proceed with enrolment, students should go to the International Relations Office of their chosen School to start the enrolment procedure, and then to the Erasmus Front Office to hand over the following documents:

  • application form (Enrolment Form plus Learning Agreement) duly signed and stamped by the Erasmus coordinators of both institutions,
  • a copy of the passport or ID card,
  • 2 passport size photos (1 photo for the Enrolment form)
  • Tax Identification number

At the end of the process, students receive the user id (numero di matricola) and a temporary password (date of birth in the format dd/mm/yyyyy) useful for accessing the University's Online services. Change the password on first use. More info.

Academic calendar and exams

Information on the academic calendar, class timetable and exam periods are different for each School and are available in their respective websites.

Exam enrolment and procedure are the same for every student, be they regular or exchange. The costs of materials such as books, photocopies, etc. are the students’ responsibility.

Services and opportunities

Erasmus students can have access to all the services and opportunities offered by the University. Check the section University Life for more details.

Modification of the Learning Agreement and extension of the study period

To carry out any of the above, students need to go to the International Relations Offices of their School. Learning Agreements can be modified only once per semester and following the deadlines of each School. Changes to the Agreement can be made no later than one month before the expiry date marked on the document.

It is possible to extend the Erasmus programme stays, but the total duration cannot exceed 12 months and must terminate by 30 September.

Before departure 


Students have to return their documentation to the School's Erasmus Front Office. There they will receive an official certificate stating the period of attendance at the University of Florence and the list of exams passed. Form (rtf - pdf).

A certificate stating the duration of Erasmus mobility in Florence is issued to students. The certificate with the exams taken ("transcript of record") is sent directly to the home university. If the student wishes to receive the certificate, for personal purposes, he or she must submit an application accompanied by a €16.00 stamp duty (required by Italian law), to be purchased at tobacco and stamp-value retailers. Note: according to the EC programmes students are not required to pay university admission fees during their stay abroad, however, they will be required to pay any stamp duty levied according to national laws for certificates issued upon the student's request. The stamp duty normally amounts to €16.