Cultural and scientific collaboration agreements are agreements made between the University of Florence and foreign universities and provide for the mutual exchange of students, researchers and professors. See the list of international agreements.
Students enrolled at foreign universities that have cultural collaboration agreements involving student exchanges with the University of Florence may enroll in individual courses offered by the study programs. Students in mobility, enrolled at their own university, are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host university on a reciprocal basis. See the page Single subjects.
There is no specific deadline for requesting the acceptance letter to participate in the exchange. The duration of the study period is agreed between the student and the coordinating professor of the agreement at the University of Florence and must be specified in the letter of acceptance.
Students enrolled in a foreign university that has an agreement with the University of Florence must follow at their home university the selection procedure for the agreement.
If successful, the student contacts, possibly through the international relations office of his or her university, the professor coordinating the agreement at the University of Florence to request the letter of acceptance, which must necessarily indicate the duration of the mobility.
After completing the registration process, students receive their student number (user id, matricola) and temporary password (date of birth in the format ddmmaaaa) to be used for accessing the University’s online services. More information (in Italian).
Information on the academic calendar can be found on each School's website. Exchange students take the exams in the same manner as students enrolled in the study programs.
Any changes in the choice of courses must be promptly communicated to the International Desk indicating the name and code of the course to be added or deleted.
Exchange students can take advantage of a free Italian language course from the University Language Center (CLA). For registration see the CLA website.
Exchange students can take advantage of the services and opportunities offered by the University.
At the end of the period at the University of Florence, exchange students must return to the International Desk any documentation received at the time of enrollment, in order to close the mobility and verify that all exams taken have been properly registered. Students must provide the office with a valid university email address to which the transcript of records will be sent.