What to do once you arrive in Pisa?
Following are a few steps that will help you as you head into this new adventure:
- Courses and timetable: https://www.ec.unipi.it/didattica/orario-lezioni/
- Academic Calendar: https://www.ec.unipi.it/didattica/calendario-didattico/
- eLearning Portal: https://elearning.ec.unipi.it/
- Exams Portal: https://esami.unipi.it/
Fiscal Code (Codice Fiscale)
If you are already in Pisa, to obtain your tax code you can send an email to the Pisa Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate di Pisa), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying that you are a student enrolled at the University of Pisa, and attach to the email the following:
- copy of the passport;
- copy of the visa;
- the enclosed application form (Tax code modello) duly filled.
Attention: the only official tax code is the one issued by the Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) or by the Italian Embassies. The tax code generated by ALICE is not official.
If you get an appointment, please bring your passport (or identity card if EU citizen) and a copy of it (just the pages with your personal data) to the Agenzia delle Entrate, via Matteucci 34, Galleria Gerace 7/15.
To arrive to the Agenzia, if you are at the main train station, take a bus called LAM ROSSA and get off at the bus stop called “MEDIAWORLD”, which is the name of a large shop nearby the tax code office.
It is necessary to have a tax code card in order to access the services of public entities (e.g.: to enroll at the University and the National Health Service), to enter into a contract (e.g.: employment or rent), to open a bank account, but also to buy a phone card.
Incoming Students Helpdesk
The Department's International Relations Office (IRO) has dedicated student counselors ready to help the Incoming Erasmus students with their administrative and university concerns. For the schedule of services:
Free Italian Course
The Centro Linguistico dell’Università di Pisa (CLI) organizes free Italian language course for Erasmus students. Our professors from CLI would be glad to help you improve your Italian skills to make your stay here in Italy more interesting!
For more information, please refer to these links:
The University of Pisa offers its students a catering service at discounted rates, managed by the Tuscany Region Company for the Right to University Education (DSU Toscana).
In Pisa there are five canteens, which can be accessed by all enrolled students:
- Betti: Via Enrico Betti
- Cammeo: Via Cammeo, 51
- Praticelli: Via Berchet, 40
- Martiri (Main Cafeteria): Via Martiri, 7
- Rosellini: Via Ippolito Rosellini, 6
To access the university canteens, it is necessary to be in possession of the provisional cafeteria card which can be requested immediately by all those enrolled directly at the university canteens, or the student card, magnetic badge with photo and matriculation number.
To use it in the canteen, the card must be activated online or at the canteen card offices.
For a maximum price of 4.50 euros, you would enjoy a complete meal and unlimited drinks!
University Sports Center
CUS Pisa, the University Sports Center, offers numerous opportunities for practicing sports, organizing courses, tournaments and events every year aimed mainly at students but also usable by citizens; a heritage for the city of Pisa.
CUS PISA offers sports that are classified into different categories:
- Individual Sports (e.g. Fit Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, Running, etc.)
- Team Sports (e.g. Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Basketball, Frisbee, Rugby)
- Tennis (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
For more information, please refer to these links:
Library and Study Halls
The University of Pisa provides students with numerous spaces to study, including study rooms and outdoor spaces.
These study rooms are as follow:
- Polo Piagge: A study room with 52 seats (open from Monday to Sunday, from 8.30 to 24.00)
- Pacinotti: 94 seats divided into three rooms and 140 outdoor seats (open from Monday to Sunday, from 8.30 to 24.00)
- Ingegneria Polo B: 40 places are available (open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 7.00pm)
- Polo Porta Nuova: study rooms for 40 seats are available (open from Monday to Sunday, 8.30 - 24.00)
- Polo Etruria: 15 seats available (open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 7.00pm)
- Polo Fibonacci: 38 seats in the study room (open from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 19.00)
Students can go directly to the study room of their interest and register their entry via a classroom identification QRcode. Each student will be able to occupy one station per day, which will be immediately sanitized as soon as it is vacated to make it available to other users.
As for the classrooms, also in this case the students will have the QR Codes of the Signs system available to find out if a station has already been occupied by someone else and not yet sanitized. The classrooms are equipped with toilets and various food and beverage dispensers. The entrances will be supervised by the University concierge service, which will check the registration of the place occupied with the Signs system and will report any situations of abuse or non-compliance with anti-contagion regulations.