Period of application for non E.U. citizens residing abroad

  • from 14 January 2019 to 22 April 2019 (12:00 am)

BEFORE APPLYING

It is our concern to bring your attention the following extremely relevant issues that you must consider before  taking any action.

  • The master's degree program requires a solid background, high motivation, and hard working attitude. Applicants must possess a first-level Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, or Telecommunication Engineering, or equivalent qualification degrees subject to be verified by the admission jury. In addition to the academic degree, applicants must have a good knowledge of English (intermediate level, B2 Level in the European Framework for foreign languages). 
  • Attendance at courses is not mandatory. Part-time students, however, experience lower success rates in exams and longer time to graduate. We greatly recommend students to regularly attend lectures and to successfully complete the courses each semester.
  • Our graduates are highly sought after in the job market. This is the reward for their commitment and motivation.
  • The annual fee for an international student depends on the nationality. Detailed information can be read here. Anyway, for most international students the amount is not very relevant with respect to the living costs.
  • The university provides neither accommodation nor individual support for finding one.  Sharing an apartment with other students generally costs from 250 to 500 euros per month (depending on the kind of apartment and room), while a meal at the university canteen is between 3 and 4 euros. Some of the best foreign applicants to our programme may receive a welcome package.
  • DSU, the Tuscan regional board for the right to university education, provides scholarships including free accommodation and meals. Beware the scholarships are often assigned after the beginning of the first semester and sometimes towards its end. Detailed information can be found here. Please, notice that the board is independent from the university and our offices do not provide support to prepare the application.

See the students section of the University of Pisa website for further information and opportunities. See the welcome and support section for information useful to incoming foreign students.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES:

  • deadline for sending applications (non E.U. citizens residing abroad): 22nd April 2019 (12:00 am)
  • deadline for pre-enrollment at the Embassy/Consulate: to be verified by the students
  • deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2019 (late enrollment by December 27th, 2019)
  • beginning of semester: September 16th, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:  E.U./E.E.A./SWISS CITIZENS OR NON E.U. CITIZENS WITH A RESIDENCY PERMIT IN ITALY

  • E.U./E.E.A./Swiss citizens or non E.U. citizens with a Residency Permit in Italy (permesso di soggiorno) can enroll without limitation in number, provided that they satisfy the academic requirements for admission. 

    To submit your application, access the portal: 

    https://applymscenglish.unipi.it/valtitnew/web/app.php/en/studenti

    After a positive answer, students can enroll by following the procedures at this page.

    SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES for E.U./E.E.A./Swiss citizens or non E.U. citizens with a residency permit in Italy:

    • deadline for enrollment: September 30th, 2019 (late enrollment by December 27th 2019)
    • beginning of semester: September 16th, 2019 (to be confirmed)

HOW TO APPLY: NON E.U. CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD

  • There is a restriction on the number of non E.U. citizens residing abroad that can enroll to the Master of Science programme in Computer Science and Networking. For the Academic Year 2019-2020, a maximum of 25 enrollments is set, 5 of which are reserved to Chinese students (thanks to the "Marco Polo" exchange program between Italy and China).

    A Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's background, education and motivation to assess their potential skills and attitude to attend the programme. Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and a Skype interview. As a result a ranked list of admitted students is produced.

    HOW TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION

    To submit your application, access the portal: 

    https://applymscenglish.unipi.it/valtitnew/web/app.php/en/studenti

    INTERVIEWS: After a first selection phase based on the candidate former academic career, a subset of candidates are invited to participate in an interview (in English) with the Selection Committee.  The candidates selected must take part in the interview (held via Skype or any other means) where the Selection Committee assesses the technical/scientific skills and the level of the English language of the candidates. The interview date will be communicated to the candidate by the Committee well in advance. Failure to set a date or no-show at the interview will result in rejection of the application.

    RESULTS: After the interview, the selected candidates will be contacted and they have to confirm their intent to pre-enroll.

    PRE-ENROLLMENT AND VISA: Upon confirmation of their intent to pre-enroll, the admitted candidates will receive a formal admission letter by email. The letter has to be attached to the pre-enrollment documentation to submit to the Italian Embassy/Consulate, and to apply for a Student Visa. Full information on pre-enrollment and enrollment is available on this page. The Visa procedure might take several weeks depending on the Italian Embassy/Consulates, they however all require the intent to leave upon completion of the course as well as the proof of adequate economic means and accommodation.

    Admitted students must inform the Selection Committee of their final Student Visa status by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .