Visa, Residency Permit and general logistic information:
How and where do I have to request the Visa to come to study to Italy? And which kind of documents do I need for it?
Please visit the web portal of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the following link:
Do I have to follow the pre-enrollment procedure through the UNIVERSITALY website when I apply for the Foundation Course Program?

Yes, you must pre-enroll through the website after you have been accepted to the Foundation Course. Please find here the link:

I am (for ex.) a Kazakh student and I got my high school certificate in a school belonging to the Uzbekh system. Where do I request the Declaration of Value?

The Declaration of Value must be requested in the country to which the school system belongs, therefore you must contact the Italian Consulate/Embassy in Uzbekistan.

Does the University of Pisa offer University dorms or accommodation?

The University of Pisa does not have its own dorms, hence the best solution is to find accommodation through private landlords or estate agencies. The average monthly rent is between 300-350 euros for a single room in a shared apartment, and we can provide students with a list of websites and sources where they can find affordable options. Moreover, our international office can offer assistance to students looking for accommodation in the city.

How and where can I get my Residency Permit to stay in Italy? What documents do I need for it?

For more information about how to obtain your residency permit, please see the University of Pisa’s webpage:

Does the university assist me in getting my medical insurance, Residency Permit etc.?

Once in Italy, a tutor will assist students about logistic and bureaucratic matters such as: enrollment in the Italian National Health System, Tax Code, Residency Permit, Italian cellphone number, Italian bank account and so on.

In order to renew the Residency Permit, do I need to have an Italian bank account? Is it OK also to have a bank account abroad in my name or in the name of someone of my family?

It is necessary to have an Italian bank account in the name of the student who is renewing the Residency Permit, and within the account itself there must be funding for your stay equivalent to 458 euros for every month of the academic year, or at least 5,954 euros (458*13 months).

How can I get an Italian bank account?

There are several options for students in Italy. Please contact for more information.

Am I entitled to work in Italy even though I do not have a Work Visa?

Yes, Study VisaType D entitles students to legally work up to 20 hours per week. Of course, please note that a minimum knowledge of the Italian language is required in order to apply for any kind of job.

After I finish the Foundation Course, do I have to return to my country and apply for a new Visa?

Not necessarily.

If you complete the Foundation Course within the scheduled time and your Residency Permit lasts long enough, you might apply for a renewal of you Residency Permit without the need to get back to your country and to apply for a new Visa. If you renew the Residency Permit, you will be considered an EU student in the sense that if you apply for a bachelor’s degree programme, your application will not be included within the reserved spots set aside for non-EU students.

For further information please contact the Immigration Office, which is responsible for the release and renewal of the Residency Permit:

May I visit other countries of the Schengen Area with my Study D Visa?

No, in order to do that you must first obtain your Residency Permit card.

My Residency Permit was released by the Immigration Office of Pisa, but I will enroll in a Bachelor’s Degree at a different university in Italy. Where should I renew my Residency Permit?

It depends on when your Residency Permit expires. If it expires after you have already enrolled in a different university (for ex. Milan), then you must renew it in Milan. Otherwise, you can start the renewal procedure in Pisa, and when you move to Milan you must communicate your transfer to the Immigration Office in Pisa, so that they will be able to transfer your administrative paperwork to the office in Milan.

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