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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.13k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 1.13k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Italian
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 14pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years
    The Bachelor program in Physics and Astrophysics is taught at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at the University of Florence. The university is located in Toscana region, in the city of Firenze, Italy. The official code of the program assigned by the Ministry of Education of Italy — L-30. Italian is the main language of instruction for this program as well as for the majority of other programs of the University of Florence. Students applying for their studies should provide a secondary school certificate translated into Italian as well as an Italian language certificate. Application deadlines for international and domestic applicants can be found on the official website of the university.

    University requirements

    There are two different types of foreign students, depending on their country of residence:

    • EU and EU-levelled students
    • non-EU students living abroad

    The main difference between EU/EU-levelled students and non-EU ones living abroad concerns the need for pre-enrolment with entry visa procedures clearance that non-EU students must follow.  Moreover, EU and EU-levelled future students are not required to sit for the Italian language test and should enrol at the Student Administration Office of the School of choice, whereas non-EU students enrol via the International Desk.

    Main deadlines of the various matriculation and enrolment procedures for the new academic year.
    All students enrolling in programmes with unrestricted access need to take the self-evaluation test before sitting for any exam. More information on self-evaluation and on admission tests and their calendars.

    Students enrolling in set quota programmes need to take an admission test.At the time of enrolment students must pay the first instalment of fees and charges. For detailed information please refer to the Manifesto degli Studi (in Italian), the official source of all relevant information about studying at the University of Florence.

    Admission for Non-EU students

    Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in the first year of an first cycle degree (laurea triennale, L) or single cycle degree course (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.) must:

    • have obtained a valid qualification for access to university courses at the end of a school period of at least 12 years (if the qualification was obtained following a shorter schooling period, consult the ministerial provisions on the Studiare in Italia website, attached 1 (pdf) submit the pre-enrolment application to the Italian Representation in the country of origin according to the deadlines set by the Ministry (see the Studiare in Italia website)

    Non-EU students residing abroad who intend to enrol in a second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM) program must:

    1. have obtained a university qualification, valid to access the intended master program
    2. have obtained the admission document (nulla osta), issued by the assessment board of the intended master program.
    3. submit the pre-enrollment form to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their Country by the deadline set by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education.

    To enrol in any unrestricted access programme, you need to register with the Online student services first and then complete the online application form starting from 9 September up to:

    • Midnight on November 28 for first cycle degree (laurea triennale, L) and single cycle degree course (laurea magistrale a ciclo unico, LM c.u.)
    • Midnight on December 19  for second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM)

    The online system, at the end of the data registration, allows you to print the matriculation tuition and fees bill (payable by MAV slip to any Italian bank) which must be paid within the aforementioned deadlines.

    It is possible to complete the online enrolment application or pay the resulting fees and charges calculated by the system even beyond the above deadlines until 24 February 2020 by paying an additional late fee of € 100.

    All candidates wishing to enrol must complete the online application from the Online student services and hand it in to the International Desk, together with the following documents:

    • pre-enrolment application with authentication of the signature and of the photograph, returned by the Italian representative in the country of origin

    For first cycle degree and single cycle degree course:

    • the original educational qualification or certified copy, with official translation in Italian, legalization and “dichiarazione di valore in loco” by the Italian diplomatic or consular representation of the country where the document was issued
    • photocopy of an identity document
    • copy of a valid residence permit or receipt of the residence permit application
    • receipt of the payment of the first instalment of fees and charges

    For second cycle degree (laurea magistrale, LM), future students must also provide:

    • A diploma supplement in English, or a certificate indicating the exams passed and related programmes, on letterhead of the foreign university, officially stamped and signed. The certificate and the programmes, if not issued in English, must be translated into Italian or English and provided with an official declaration of conformity issued by the educational institution of origin.

    Italian language knowledge test

    The test of knowledge of the Italian language for admission to the courses of study is the same for access to all the courses, the date, location and examination procedures are published in Italian language test). 
    The candidates who do not pass the Italian language test cannot take the admission tests for the restricted access study programmes nor can they enrol in the free access courses.


    The grants are available to attend academic course Physics and Astrophysics in Italy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for this academic year in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
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