University of Pisa

Partner University of HSBA

About the University of Pisa

The Universitá di Pisa is an university in Pisa, Italy. In Pisa, just under half of the inhabitants are students. The university is located in the centre of Pisa. In the rankings, the University of Pisa is in the top 1-2% of universities worldwide. In addition, its alumni include three Nobel Prize winners as well as celebrities such as Galileo Galilei. 
The Department of Economics and Management has many different facilities to make studying more enjoyable and interesting. On the one hand, many study rooms throughout the faculty, the library, but also several bars and computer rooms. Students can also participate in various sports courses and events organised by the university.

Key Facts

Further information available in Fact Sheet at top right hand corner.  
Country Italy
City Pisa
Language of instruction English
Places/ Year 2
Suitable courses of study at the HSBA BSc BA
Semester times Autumn Semester s. Factsheet
Semester times Summer Semester s. Factsheet
Tuition Fees There are no tuition fees as this is an ERASMUS+ partnership.
Living costs


The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa) is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Italy. Although it was not officially founded until 1343, there are records that suggest the university has existed since the 11th century. Famous graduates of the university include Galileo Galilei and Antonio Pacinotti, Nobel Prize winners such as Giosuè Carducci (literature), Enrico Fermi (physics) and Carlo Rubbia (physics), and Fields Medal winners Enrico Bombieri and Alessio Figalli (mathematics). Today, the University of Pisa is a prestigious modern centre for teaching and cutting-edge research. Almost all faculties are located in the heart of the city, both in the historic centre and in the outskirts. Most facilities are within a 20-minute walk from the centre of Pisa. Another service provided by the university is the canteen. All students are offered a reasonably priced meal service. There are three different refectories in the city that offer meals (lunch and dinner) every day of the week. The cost of meals ranges from €3 to €4.50. When enrolling, students receive an electronic card which they can load and then use to buy food in any of the refectories. 


Study in the city of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The city in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, is famous not only for its Leaning Tower but also for its cathedral and the oldest botanical garden in Europe. Furthermore, in Pisa you can visit many museums, cultural associations, cinemas as well as theatres. Pisa also has a fantastic location. On the one hand, the city is in the immediate vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea, which invites you to spend a relaxing day at the beach or to swim in the Mediterranean Sea. On the other hand, beautiful cities such as Lucca or Florence are nearby, inviting you to a weekend trip. Temperatures range from a minimum of 12 degrees in winter to up to 30 degrees in summer.  


Accommodations are offered on the notice boards in the individual departments of the university. The cost of renting a room in Pisa is between €250 and €350 per month. Please consider that normally the rent does not include the costs for gas, electricity, water and internet, nor the general costs for the maintenance of the building. The University of Pisa recommends that students spend a few days in a hall of residence when they arrive so that they have enough time to view and choose a room. Further information. 


Are you in the mood for la dolce vita in bella Italia? Whether it's Milan in the north, Venice in the east, Lake Como, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Rome or Palermo in Sicily - Italy has so much to offer. And not only is Italy a dream in terms of landscape and culture, the "Cucina Italiana", the Italian cuisine, is also very popular. You can eat original Italian pizza or pasta, depending on what you're in the mood for, during your semester abroad in Pisa.  

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