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Pre-Bachelor On Campus Online Blended

Foundation Course Science (FCS)

University of Pisa

12 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Foundation Course Science (FCS) course from University of Pisa is a pre-university program for students without the minimum school requirements to apply for an undergraduate degree in an Italian university.

Visit the official programme website for more information


What will you get by taking the Foundation Course Science (FCS) course from University of Pisa ?

  • 288 hours of English medium classes in Humanities and/or Science subjects
  • Online Italian preparatory module+ yearly Italian language course (A1-B2 level)+ Italian conversation activities with native speaker students for a total of more than 400 hours
  • Math preparatory course
  • IMAT test preparation: 40 hours focused on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Logic and Reasoning
  • Minimum entry requirements for all the undegraduate programs of the University of Pisa
  • Benefits for undergraduate programs in English, namely Management for Business and Economics (MBE) and International Program in Humanities (IPH)
  • Dedicated tutors always available to help you with administrative issues, university orientation and any kind of stuff related to your study experience and stay in Italy
  • Trips + social, cultural and orientation activities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The FCS prepares students interested in scientific courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Math, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy and Physics. 
  • The program’s modules are based on last year’s curricula of scientific subjects as given at Italian scientific high schools.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proficiency in English (at least a B2 level) that can be shown with an international certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Assessment), one full year of school in english or an interview.
  • A secondary school leaving qualification obtained after 10 or 11 years of school or a US High School Diploma without 3 AP courses or 1 year of college/university; or a british school qualification without 3 A levels

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Blended option: 4500 € 
  • Online option: 4000 € 

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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