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Last Updated on December 20, 2022

Fees and grants

For the academic year 2021/2022 the “full yearly contribution” for standard students, is € 2,400.00, educational, scientific and administrative services included.

The university contribution foresees 4 instalments. All students must pay the first instalment of € 356.00 at the time of enrolment and by 30 September 2021, except for students applying for a DSU Toscana scholarship or having a disability of at least 66% or being disabled students under the Law no. 104, art. 3, par. 1, of 5 February 1992.

The call for DSU Toscana scholarships applications is available online until 3 September 2021.

The DSU Toscana scholarship application temporarily delays the first instalment payment, up to 28 February 2022: selected DSU scholarship applicants are not required to pay any instalment.

The first instalment payment for students applying for a VISA must be made by 31 December 2021, with no late-payment extra charge.

If not completing the enrolment procedure in a Bachelor’s Degree Programme by 30 September 2021, students must pay a late-payment extra charge (except for students having applied for a call for admission to a Degree Programme or enrolling in a Master’s Degree Programme).

However, the number of students paying the full yearly contribution is very limited; in most cases, financial support allows to substantially reduce the fee amount.

Tuition fees reduction

Fee reductions are foreseen based on both merit (from the 2nd year and up to a maximum of € 200) and income (up to a maximum of € 2,400)

Tuition fees payments methods

The PagoPA system

UNIPI scholarship

For the international students

DSU scholarship

Regional “Right to Study” Programme

MAECI scholarships

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

IYT Scholarship

Invest Your Talent in Italy Programme

International student benefits at Unipi


Benefits for Latin American students

Inclinados hacia América Latina

UNIPI scholarship

18 Merit scholarships a. y. 2021/2022

The University of Pisa allocates every year 18 merit scholarships to international students admitted to one of the fourteen Master Degrees taught in English language, or in the Bachelor’s Degree in Management for Business and Economics, in order to promote the academic offer in English of the University to international students.

The merit study grant consists of:

  • First year of course: 6 thousand euros net and exemption from University fees (except for € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty)
  • Second year of course for Master’s Degree: 8 thousand euros net and a reduction of 50% of the University fees if the student has obtained at least 36 CFU credits with an average grade of at least 25/30
  • Second and third year of Bachelor’s Degree: 8 thousand euros net and a reduction of 50% of the University fees if the student has obtained at least 36 CFU credits (first year) and 96 CFU credits (second year) with an average grade of at least 25/30.

The winners will receive the scholarship after their arrival in Pisa and only after having applied for the recidency permit and enrolled at the University of Pisa.

The scholarships will be paid each year, in two instalments, 5 months apart. For the second and third year, the grant allocation requirements will be assessed at the beginning of the following academic year (end of September-October).

Who can apply

International students, enrolled in the academic year 2021/2022 to one of the fourteen Master’s Degrees taught in English language, or to the Bachelor’s Degree in Management for Business and Economics.

Application submission

Students do not have to apply to the study grant. All students admitted by the 15th of March 2021 are eligible and will be considered automatically.


Scholarships will be awarded on the base of a unique ranking, made by a committee which will evaluate the following factors:

  • Evaluation of the Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Result of the interview
  • CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average)
  • Country of origin of the applicant, giving priority to the less economically advantaged countries.


In order to take part in the allocation of the study grants, candidates must apply to the course of study of interest by the deadline suggested by the course of study of interest itself, but in any case not later than the 15th of March 2021 for the a.y. 2021/2022.

Results and final ranking

The allocation of the scholarships has been published at the dedicated page. The non-EU students applying for a VISA who result as winners will be able to show proof of the scholarship during the pre-enrollment phase to demonstrate to have sufficient economical means to afford studying in Italy at the competent Italian diplomatic Representation (through the portal Universitaly when available for the A.Y. 2021-2022). 


Merit-based grant holders can also benefit from the DSU grants only in the first academic year, provided that the benefit amount does not exceed € 6,000 – but they cannot receive scholarships provided by the Italian Government (MAECI).

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