Why study a foundation programme?
The foundation course offers you a direct route into studying at a world-class university.
It is a preparatory course taught in both Italian and english aimed at prospective students who want to apply for undergraduate degrees at the University of Pisa.
If you do not have the minimum schooling years for your chosen Bachelor’s degree or Integrated Master’s Degree, the foundation course may offer you an alternative entry route.
All of our Bachelor’s and Integrated Master’s Degree courses can be accessed via the foundation course (please read our FAQs section to know more about it), and international students will also have the chance to learn Italian or to improve their Italian language skills. .
Students who pass the Foundation Course will be exempted from the Italian language test of the University of Pisa required to international students.
A foundation course is the first step on the way to successfully obtaining your degree!
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