Incoming students

General information

Dear Erasmus Student,

I am the Erasmus coordinator in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pisa. Please note: if your are not a maths student you should contact the appropriate coordinator for your subject. You can find here the list of all the Erasmus coordinators at the University of Pisa.

Here you can find the description of our undergraduate program ("laurea triennale", first cycle) and here you can find the description of our master's program ("laurea magistrale", second cycle).
This page contains the list of maths courses for the Academic Year 2014-15. The ECTS catalogue of the University of Pisa can be consulted here. It contains all kinds of information for international mobility students.

You can also try to get some help with accommodation by sending an email to our central international offices: You can attend Italian courses for foreigners. The courses are free of charge, but you need to take an entry exam to assess your level: you can find the latest information here. You can do a variety of sports activities while in Pisa and join the University Centre for Sport activities. Check out the project Meet-a-Mate organised by the Pisa Erasmus Student Network.

Please remember that at some point you should let me have your "Learning agreement". Notice that completing the form involves choosing a program of study and usually getting signatures and stamps from both your local and institutional Erasmus coordinators. In any case, as soon as you know that you are coming, please ask the Erasmus coordinator of your institution to give me your details (name, surname, date and place of birth, period of stay).

Enrollment procedure at the University of Pisa:

First step: connect to Alice (the online portal to student services) on the web page The link in English is here. Click on Registration under Reserved Area and follow the instructions.

Second step: before leaving your country or when you arrive in Pisa write to the International Relations Office and ask for an appointment. The IRO is located in Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti 43/44 and is open:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9--11.

At the IRO you will receive:
- your student record book
- credentials to have access to the University net
- information on getting a canteen card

The courses offered for the academic year 2013-2014 can be found here. If you have questions on a specific course you can contact directly the corresponding teacher. E-mail addresses of members of the Maths Department can be found here. The Maths Department is in Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 5, my office is n. 45 on the first floor (follow the corridor on the right).

I do not normally send an Acceptance Letter (the signature on the Learning Agreement should be enough). I am happy to sign one if necessary, but you are kindly requested to produce a template for it (possibly, an official template issued by the authority requiring the acceptance letter).

If you live in Italy for more than 3 months you are required by Italian law to register as a resident in the Town (or "Comune") where you live. In Pisa you need to go to the Ufficio Anagrafe. To be able to register as a resident you first need to register with the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale). To do that, you have to go with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to the Presidio Distrettuale in Via Torino 8, Pisa (for information you can call 050-954906).

I am looking forward to seeing you in Pisa!

Giovanni Federico Gronchi
Erasmus Coordinator
Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Pisa
I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Tel.: +39-050-2213-252
Fax: +39-050-2213-224