International Semester in Humanities
The International Semester in Humanities is an opportunity for International Bachelor students who want to spend one or two terms at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge, attending courses which are taught completely in English.
During this exciting and challenging period, participants can attend either one or two terms (5 months long each) in Pisa, visit historical sites in Tuscany and in Italy, discover the local culture and establish networks with students and people around the world.
A Brochure is available here.
Our International Semester in Humanities offers a varied and intensive agenda of specialised courses in Archaeology, Art, Cinema, Theatre, Literature, History, Philosophy, etc.
The courses are academically challenging with a strong applied focus on the material culture and art of Italy. Interaction between students and lecturers is highly encouraged.
Students can choose either one single term (Fall 2016 or Spring 2017), or one year programme (two terms). Each term, students can obtain up to 30 ECTS credits by choosing from a selection of courses (listed below):
|First / second term||N. ECTS credits||Weeks/Hours|
|Classical Civilisations||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Classical Archaeology||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Ancient and Modern Empires||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Religion and the Arts||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Medieval Art||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|The Renaissance in Italy||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Modern and Contemporary Art||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Medieval History||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Modern Italian History||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Italian Literature||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Italian Cinema||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
|Italian Music||6||9 weeks (4 hours a week)|
One term: € 1,500
Two terms: € 3,000
The fee covers the tuition fee for the courses, the assistance of a logistics coordinator, a top-up card for the dining halls, access to the library system of the University and Italian language courses (offered at the CLI).
Not included in the fee: transport, accommodation, individual sightseeing trips and personal expenses.
Venue and facilities
All courses are held at the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge, in modern and well equipped rooms. Access to quiet study areas, computer facilities and free wireless Internet access is provided for all participants.
Accommodation and support
Participants will be helped to find accommodations in downtown Pisa, in quiet and safe neighbourhoods. Amenities and shops are within walking distance. We guarantee professional assistance by the logistics coordinator and city tutors.
How to Apply
First term (Fall 2017) and one year programme:
Application deadline: May 15th, 2017
Deadline to pay the total amount: September 8th, 2017.
Second term (Spring 2018):
Application deadline: December 15th, 2017
Deadline to pay the total amount: February 16th, 2018.
Payments must be made via bank transfer to the Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa.
You will need the following information in order to make the payment:
IBAN number: IT22Y0856270910000011156494
BIC or SWIFT code: BCCFIT33
Reason for payment: Programma STUDY ABROAD-IPH – Prof. Marzano
Students will be informed whether they have been accepted or not within two weeks after applying
Requirements to apply to the Programme
Students who are interested in applying are required to:
– Be enrolled in a BA in their Home University
– (For non native-English speakers) have a good knowledge of English (B1 English)