Scholarships and fees

Fees amounts and reduction

University tuition fees

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).

Fee reduction based on economic condition for students with an income in Italy

Fee reduction request based on economic/asset condition can be submitted online only (, from 1 September 2021 to 2 November 2021 (at 12 AM).

A late request is possible from 3 November to 31 December 2021 (at 12 AM) with a € 75.00 late-payment extra charge.

In both cases, the reductions will only be applied to those students regularly registered/enrolled for the a.y. 2021/2022 by 31 December 2021 and having paid the enrolment/registration instalment or having applied for the DSU grant.

Fee reduction based on economic condition for students with an income abroad

Students without Italian citizenship and belonging to a foreign family unit or having a foreign income may request a reduction for the yearly contribution by submitting the declaration “ISEEU Parificato” (Indicatore della Situazione Economica Equivalente Universitaria – Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator for the University), based on the economic status abroad.

In this case, the amount of the full contribution is determined as for all students submitting the ISEE, as per article 4 of the Student Contribution Regulations for the a.y. 2021/2022.

Students without Italian citizenship self- declaring that:

a. they are unable to produce a “ISEEU Parificato” declaration and
b. they are in a state of economic difficulty,

may request the determination of the lump all-inclusive contribution on the basis of fixed coefficients for groups of countries multiplied by the maximum amount of the annual contribution (€ 2,400.00).

The students referred to above, are categorized in four groups according to their home-country domestic income: low, lower middle, upper middle or high income, as the World Bank’s annual classification stated (

The coefficients applied are respectively 0.1, 0.2, 0.4 and 1.0, corresponding to the lump contributions of € 240.00, 480.00, 960.00 and 2,400.00.

In the absence of the aforementioned declaration, the student’s position will be equated with the unsubmitted request for reduction and the full yearly amount (€2,400.00) will be applied.

In any case, students without Italian citizenship will not be subject to the additional contributions referred to in articles 2 and 3 of the Student Contribution Regulations for the a.y. 2021/2022.

The merit reductions are applied from the second year of enrolment.

DSU scholarships

Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Agenzia Regionale Diritto allo Studio Universitario – DSU is the agency for the University Study Right of the Tuscany Regional Council (Regione Toscana).

A DSU grant includes

  • free accommodation
  • free meals at the University dining halls
  • contribution to cover extra expenses (sporting activities, books, etc.)
  • exemption from University tuition fees.

Who can apply

Students planning to enroll or already enrolled in a Degree program at the University of Pisa, if they do not already have a qualification of the same level of education.

Application and required documents

Online application only, via Sportello Studente, by the call’s deadline (usually published every year in July). The application can be submitted even if the student is not enrolled yet. The grant is valid for only one academic year. Therefore, students have to repeat the application each academic year.

Foreign students (with income abroad) who wish to access the services offered by the DSU (Scholarship, Services Scholarship, Grant for Disabled Students, Extraordinary Contribution, Subsidised Canteen Prices, etc.) are requested to apply online, print the receipt available in their personal area and send it following the instructions provided by the admission call, attaching a document certifying the family economic status together with a copy of a valid identity document. For further info in English, once you open this webpage, please click on Announcement scholarship on the right column under the heading Bando a.a. 2021-2022.

– EU students
Students from EU countries have to fill in a specific declaration, which can be downloaded at the end of the online application procedure.

– Non-EU students from developing countries
Students coming from Non-EU developing countries have to certify that they do not belong to a high income and high-status family. This certificate must be released by one of the following institutions:

  • Italian diplomatic representatives in the home country;
  • Diplomatic representative body (Embassy or Consulate) of the country of origin in Italy.

Please remember that the certificate has to be legalised by the Italian Prefettura.

– Other Non-EU students
Students are required to submit all documents, translated into Italian language and legalized by the competent Italian diplomatic representatives of the home country, or according to the international provisions on legalization related to:

  • family status;
  • income;
  • real estate;
  • movable assets.

Further information is available here.

Application submission

The annual call for applications for DSU scholarships is published in the month of July on the DSU Toscana website. For a.y. 2021/2022 the deadline for the DSU Scholarship application is 3rd September 2021

For the first year of application, the ranking only considers the annual family income. For subsequent years, the list also takes into account academic merit.

Result and final ranking

The DSU draws up a single ranking list including both foreign and Italian students. Provisional ranking lists are usually confirmed every year by the end of September. Final rankings are usually approved every year by the end of November. The results of grants allocation will be published at and will be available on the students’ personal area. No personal written communication shall be provided to applicants concerning results.


DSU grant holders can also benefit from other merit-based grants allocated by the University of Pisa only in the first academic year, provided that the benefit amount does not exceed € 6,000.

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