International Relations Office
The International Relations Office promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Programme. It provides information and assistance to all students participating in these programmes. A substantial part of this activity is devoted to the orientation and support of foreign students, to whom the following sections are addressed.
You can contact us either by e-mail or by phone. The International Relations Office is located at the main building of the School of Agriculture, Piazzale delle Cascine, 18 - 50144 Firenze.
Tel: +39 055 2755716
Opening Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 AM; Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.
Please note that the office receives a great number of requests and we may require a few days to respond to your queries. You can make an appointment by email to erasmus(AT)agraria.unifi.it
Admission Procedure Erasmus+ Study
The general admissions criteria for students wishing to study in Florence as Erasmus Study students are explained below. Our School of Agriculture has decided to accept students who possess at least B1-level proficiency in Italian. If you have a language certification, please send us a copy. All our courses are taught in Italian (except for the second-level degree course in Natural Resources management for Tropical Rural Development). Insufficient Italian-language proficiency could make your coursework and examinations very difficult.
Students interested in pursuing doctoral thesis work or an internship must inform us of their intention and relative field of study in the Learning Agreement submitted prior to their arrival in Florence. As for the thesis work, students are also required to specify the ECTS value requested (e.g., 12 ECTS) and the duration of this work.
We cannot guarantee implementation of any changes requested during a student’s period of stay in Florence. Students must communicate the date of their arrival.
Students requiring a record of attendance must consult their course professor, who is responsible for signing the student's booklet (attendance is not compulsory for Italian students, though highly recommended for our students).
Students selected to undertake an Erasmus Study mobility period in Florence must be nominated by their home institutions. The International Relations Office in Florence needs to receive by email the name, contact details and course for each nominated Erasmus student.
Students will receive their information material and will fill in and submit:
- our Application Form
- Learning Agreement. Please remember that all the documents must be stamped and signed by the home institution and will not be considered unless so signed and stamped
- Italian language certificate (if available)
Scan the duly filled in, signed and stamped documents and send them by email to erasmus(AT)agraria.unifi.it
If you need help to fill in your Learning Agreement you can check the study plan here. Please note that the maximum credit load is 30 ECTS units per semester and 60 ECTS units for a one-year stay. If you need assistance, please contact us.
Deadline for submission of the application:
- 1st semester: 30th of June
- 2nd semester: 15th of January
Admission Procedure Erasmus+ Traineeship
Students interested in coming to Florence as Erasmus Traineeship students must be selected by their home institutions. The programme is aimed to satisfy the needs of students looking for opportunities for specific training or research activities.
Students are responsible for finding a coordinator at the host institution willing to welcome them, outline the project they intend to develop, and set the period of stay (between 2 and 12 months). The International Relations Office is at your disposal for any help needed, including helping you to find your coordinator.
Contact the International Relations Office as soon as you arrive in Florence.
Erasmus Coordinator and International Relations Office
The Erasmus Coordinator will validate your Learning or Traineeship Agreement and explain how the courses are organized and which methods of evaluation are used. Any change to the agreement (which constitutes a ‘study contract’) must be notified immediately to your Departmental Coordinator. A copy of the modified Agreement, signed by the Coordinator, will be sent to the International Relations Office.
No change to a student’s Agreement will be accepted unless signed by his/her Coordinator.
The Erasmus Coordinator for the School of Agriculture is Prof. Silvia Scaramuzzi.
The contact person at the International Relations Office is Mrs. Cinzia Semplicini.
Email: cinzia.semplicini(AT)unifi.it, erasmus(AT)agraria.unifi.it
Once we receive your duly filled-in Application Form and Learning Agreement, signed and stamped for approval by your home university, it will be reviewed by the Erasmus Coordinator and passed on to the International Relations Office, which will notify you should any problems arise or modifications be required. Once your mobility is approved, you will receive your duly countersigned and stamped documents.
Duration of first semester: generally, from the fourth week of September to the third week of December (a total of 13 weeks). The exam period runs from the official end of the semester until the end of February ca.
Duration of the second semester: generally, from the first week of March to the second week of June (total 13 weeks). The exam period runs from the official end of the semester until mid-September ca.
In order to register for an exam, you have to go to https://sol-portal.unifi.it/ where you can also check all your personal academic records. By inserting your matricola and your password, you can see the dates in which you can sit the exam and you can register for it (from two weeks before until three days before).
Extending Your Stay
If you wish to request an extension of your study period, submit your request to your Erasmus Coordinator. Your home institution must provide the International Relations Office with written authorization. Please contact us as soon as your request has been approved by your home institution’s Erasmus Coordinator.
Students have to return their Student Card to the School's International Relations Office. There they will receive an official certificate stating the period of attendance at the University of Florence and the Transcript of Records (that will be sent by ordinary email directly to the Home University).
Transcript of Records
Your Transcript of Records includes the list of your completed course units or modules, the credits obtained, and the grades awarded during your Erasmus mobility period, according to the Italian grading system. Please note 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 classes begin.