University of Pisa, Italy

Founded in 1343 by Pope Clement VI, the University of Pisa is the 19th oldest university in the world. Home to approximately 50 000 students, it houses Europe’s oldest botanical garden and has produced many notable graduates, including several Italian presidents, popes and Nobel Laureates.

Pisa is a city in the Tuscany region of Central Italy with approximately 200 000 citizens in its metropolitan area. It is perhaps most famous for its leaning tower, but also contains over 20 other historic churches and multiple medieval palaces. Its rich historical heritage and stunning architecture has made it a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

Mobility partner

>> Information for incoming students

  • Estimated number of mobility places: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places

Available Subject Areas

Please ensure that you research the courses available to you as an exchange student, and check with your subject coordinator(s) that these courses are suitable for your Glasgow degree programme. Please note that partner course offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Please research course level; content and assessment structures; partner academic pre-requisites for exchange students; whether enough courses / credits are available in your degree subject(s) to meet your Glasgow degree credit requirements; language of teaching and for Joint Honours students, whether the partner has any restrictions on taking courses from different Schools/Faculties.

  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Geography

Key facts

  • Language of teaching: Italian. UofG students should ensure that all required courses are taught in a language in which they are at least proficient at B2 level.  
  • Marks are allocated on a 1-30 scale
  • Accommodation
  • Course catalogue

Travel and costs