Tuition Fees, scholarships and accommodation

Academic Year 2018-2019


Houses for rent to students

To consult the database of listings for houses to rent in Pisa and the local area, interested students should log in to Azienda DSU Toscana website (https://areastud.dsu.toscana.it/$/#), where you can search according to type, area and price.


Fees and Scholarships

The maximum fee for University tuition is € 2.296,00, plus € 140,00 for Regional taxes, and € 16.00 for stamp duty. The total amount of € 2,452.00 is divided into 4 instalments; the first is € 356,00 and all students must pay it no later than 1 October 2018 except  for those who submit a DSU scholarship application and those who have a disability defined according to art. 3, comma 1, of the law dated 5 February 1992, n. 104) or for those who have a disability greater or equal to 66% and are held responsible for payment of the stamp duty only.

If a student has not completed his/her enrolment by 1 October 2018, s/he will have to pay a late penalty fee (candidates who have applied to a degree programme which requires an admission exam are excluded from the penalty fee). 

The call for applications for scholarships is available online from July 2018 until the deadline set for the regional application period (www.dsu.toscana.it), however in order to enrol the student must complete the ‘course selection’ on the Alice portal.

The submission of a scholarship application temporarily delays the payment of the first instalment until the 15 March 2019: after which any students who are awarded a scholarship will not be required to pay any tuition fees.

International students who have an income from abroad and who wish to obtain benefits from the DSU (scholarships, services scholarship, contribution for disabled students, extraordinary contribution, discounted dining hall fees) have to submit, together with the application (www.dsu.toscana.it), appropriate documentation relative to the economic situation of their family, that:

1- can be self-certified based on income and assets from countries which belong to the European Union

2- is demonstrated by the appropriate documents for income and assets from countries which are not part of the European Union (in this case self-certification or an affidavit cannot be accepted). Documents coming from another country have to be legalised by the Italian diplomatic authority in your country and must be translated into Italian.

Documentation has to include the following information:

•   the composition of the family
•   the gross income (including taxes) collected abroad by each family member in the year 2017
•   any buildings (real estate) owned abroad by each family member on the 31 December 2017, including square metres
•   movable assets (eg bank deposits, stocks) available abroad on the 31 December 2017
•   any lease (rent) maintained for the primary residence of the family

Non-EU students coming from developing countries (as decreed in MIUR n.594/2014) can produce a certificate issued by the Italian diplomatic authorities in their country, certifying that the student does not belong to a family known for high income and an elevated social status: this certificate, in order to quantify the amount of the ISEEP and ISPEP indicators, should correspond to €0 for both indicators.

Students without a country or political refugees do not have to submit a declaration issued by the relevant Embassy, but they do have to demonstrate their status by means of documentation. For students without a country, this is issued at the Tribunale Civile. For political refugees this is issued by a specific Commission established at the Ministry of the Interior.

The total fees can be reduced up to a maximum of € 2,296.00 per income and up to a maximum of € 267.00 exclusively on merit. The sum of all reductions in any case cannot exceed € 2.296,00. All information available on the dedicated webpage.

For more information, please visit : www.dsu.toscana.it 

You can also send email to borse.pi@dsu.toscana.it