The International Relations Service promotes student exchanges in the framework of the Erasmus program. It provides information and assistance to all students participating in these programs. A fundamental part of this activity is dedicated to the orientation and support of foreign students, to whom the following sections are addressed.
You can contact us by email or by phone.
The headquarters of the International Relations Service is located in the main building of the Agricultural School, Piazzale delle Cascine, 18 - 50144 Florence.
Tel: +39 055 2755716
E-mail: erasmus (AT) agraria.unifi.it
Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00; Thursday from 15:00 to 16:30.
The general admission criteria for students wishing to study in Florence as Erasmus students are explained below. The Agricultural School has decided to accept students who have at least a B1 level of knowledge of the Italian language. If you have a language certification, please send us a copy. All our courses are taught in Italian (with the exception of the master's degree course in Natural Resources management for Tropical Rural Development). The lack of knowledge of the Italian language could make it very difficult to attend courses and take exams.
Students interested in writing their doctoral thesis or in an internship must inform us of this intention and the related field of study in the Learning Agreement submitted prior to their arrival in Florence. Regarding the thesis, students are required to specify the required ECTS value (eg 12 ECTS) and the time they intend to devote to this work.
We cannot guarantee the implementation of any changes requested by the student during the period of stay in Florence.
Students must communicate the date of their arrival.
Students requesting attendance records should consult the course professor, who is responsible for signing the student booklet (attendance is not compulsory for Italian students, although highly recommended for our students).
Students selected for an Erasmus study mobility period in Florence must be nominated by their home institutions. The International Relations Service of Florence must receive the name, contact details and degree course for each Erasmus student nominated by e-mail. Students will receive their information material and will fill in and send:
Scan the documents duly completed, signed and stamped and send them by e-mail to erasmus (AT) agraria.unifi.it. To help you in fill your Learning Agreement you can check the study plan here. Please note that the maximum credit limit is 30 ECTS units per semester and 60 ECTS units for a one year stay. If you need assistance, please contact us.
Students interested in coming to Florence as Erasmus trainees must be selected by their home institutions. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of students looking for specific training opportunities or research activities.
Students have the responsibility to identify a contact person at the host institution willing to welcome them, to outline the project they intend to develop and to fix the period of stay (between 2 and 12 months). The International Relations Service is at your disposal for any help you may need, including finding a contact person.
Please, contact the International Relations Service as soon as you arrive in Florence.
The Erasmus contact person will validate your learning or traineeship agreement and will explain how the courses are organized and which assessment methods are used. Any modification to the agreement (which constitutes a "study contract") must be immediately notified to your contact person. A copy of the modified agreement, signed by the contact person, will be sent to the International Relations Office.
No changes to a student's Agreement will be accepted if it has not been signed by the Erasmus contact person.
The Erasmus contact person for the Agricultural School is Silvia Scaramuzzi.
E-mail: silvia.scaramuzzi (AT) unifi.it
The contact person for the International Relations Service is Cinzia Semplicini.
E-mail: erasmus (AT) agraria.unifi.it
As soon as we receive your registration form and the learning agreement duly completed, signed and stamped for approval by the home university, it will be examined by the Erasmus delegate and sent to the International Relations Service, which will inform you in case of problems or of necessary changes. Once your mobility is approved, you will receive the documents duly countersigned and stamped.
Duration of the first semester: generally, from the fourth week of September to the third week of December (in total 13 weeks). The examination period runs from the official end of the semester until the end of February approx.
Duration of the second semester: generally, from the first week of March to the second week of June (in total 13 weeks). The examination period runs from the official end of the semester until the middle of September approx.
To register for the exam it is necessary to access the site https://sol-portal.unifi.it/, where it is also possible to check all personal academic data. By entering your matriculation and password, you can see the dates in which you can take the exam and register (from two weeks to three days before).
If you wish to request an extension of your study period, please submit your request to your Erasmus delegate. Your home institution must provide the International Relations Service with written authorization. Contact us as soon as your request has been approved by the Erasmus delegate of your home institution.
Students must return their student book to the School's International Relations Office. There they will receive an official certificate with the period of attendance at the University of Florence and the Transcript of Records (which will be sent by ordinary e-mail directly to the University of origin).
Your Transcript of Records contains the list of the didactic units or modules completed, the credits obtained and the marks obtained during the Erasmus mobility period, according to the Italian classification system. Please remember that failed exams will not be included in your Transcript of Records. If you need a certificate of attendance (certificate for a course for which you do not plan to take the exam during your Erasmus mobility period), contact the professor before the start of the lessons.