Academic Calendar & Term dates
Welcome and Induction Weeks
14 - 24 September 2020
28 September 2020 - 22 January 2021
23 December 2020 - 6 January 2021
Semester 1 examinations
25 January - 5 March 2021
8 March - 18 June 2021
1 - 6 April 2021
Semester 2 examinations
21 June - 30 July 2021
Re-sit examination period
1 September - 18 September 2021
1 November, 8 December, 6 April, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 10 June, 15 August
Applying for an Italian study visa
Please notice that, before joining our programmes, you will only need to apply for one visa only at an Italian Embassy/Consulate, as Italy is the location for your first semester/year. Afterwards, while you're spending your semester(s) in Italy, you will have the chance to apply for another visa, e.g. a German one if you're spending your Semester 2 in Hamburg, at the Germany Consulate based in Rome.
Web-based visa application on Universitaly.it
Starting from Academic year 2020-2021, the visa application procedure is completely web-based. Non-EU students not living in Italy are requested to pre-enrol using the online platform called UNIVERSITALY. Once your pre-enrolment request on Universitaly.it has been approved by the University of L'Aquila, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, you will have to get in contact with the local Italian Diplomatic-consular mission for the visa request process. Please note that the university confirmation email does not automatically imply the issue of a study visa.
Documents required (to be submitted via Universitaly.it)
Italian Residence Permit
The InterMaths team will assist you with preparing all the required documentation, which includes a couple of forms to be filled in and, among others:
A full copy of your passport (every single page, cover included)
A copy of your health insurance card
All you need to do is visit any Italian post office and withdraw the required form known as "kit permesso di soggiorno" ("soggiorno" sounds like "sojjorno"). Then, bring it to campus and we'll fill it in together!
All the required documents will have to be put into an envelope and submitted to the local police station (questura) through a post office. At the end of the submission, the clerk at the post office will hand you three different receipts, which will be considered as your temporary residence permit.
When the police station (questura) has received your application, they'll fix an appointment for you (usually within a couple of weeks) to complete the rest of the required procedures, which includes an interview for fingerprints (carry with you passport & ID photos). Eventually, they'll hand out the plastic card you can see on this page.
The whole process will cost you around 120 euros.
To finalize your enrolment, you'll then have to submit your translated and legalized qualifications, which include, depending on the case:
Declaration of Value (DoV)
All our students, both European and non-European, must hold valid insurance covering risks related to health, accidents, death, permanent invalidity, civil responsibility (including travel assistance) while they are outside their home country - that is to say, local students won't need any additional health insurance while studying in their home country.
Personal medical cover is required in most European countries, even in those that have a public health system. An insurance card will also be required by local authorities in order to apply for a residence permit after your arrival.
For all the Erasmus Mundus (EMJMD) students: a mandatory insurance coverage, covering risks related to health, accidents, death, permanent invalidity, civil responsibility, is provided to all students (whether they're scholarship holders or not) by the InterMaths Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Consortium.
To all the other students (double degree programmes, for instance).
In the months that precede your arrival we will send you information by email about the insurance coverage we recommend (the current student intake is being covered by Erasmus Plus Insurance by DrWalter, which costs 99 cents per day - taxes included). Then, you can decide to buy a different one by yourself (but we will not assist you in this case) or keep the one you may already have in your country. But, in any case your insurance coverage will have to comply with some minimum requirements established by the consortium.
Housing options in L'Aquila
Temporary accommodation in L'Aquila & Useful links
How to get to L'Aquila
Another coach service (operated by T.U.A., aka as A.R.P.A.) is available from the "Tiburtina train station" (Stazione Tiburtina in Italian) located in East Rome. But this means you'll have to firstly get on a train/bus/undeground from the airport to get to the "Tiburtina train station", which will take you one hour at least. So, we strongly suggest you use the other option, as such buses will be departing right from inside the aiport parking area.
A bunch of European cities are also connected to the Abruzzo Airport in Pescara, located at about 100 km to the east of L'Aquila.
Coaches departing from the two Rome airports: Fiumicino or Ciampino
Coaches departing from Tiburtina station in East Rome
L'Aquila can also be reached by train. However, the whole journey from Rome may take you even 4 hours or more, and you'll have to change trains at least two times, whereas a bus will take you there in an hour or so. Thus, we strongly recommend using coaches, instead, unless you wish to visit historical towns in the Abruzzo region.
Getting to campus
Our programmes are coordinated and hosted by D.I.S.I.M. (Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics) located on the Coppito campus in via Vetoio - West L'Aquila. The Coppito campus also hosts other departments (biology, chemistry, physics, medicine) and, most notably, the main city hospital (in Italian ospedale). Keep that in mind whenever you will be asking for directions, as everybody knows where the hospital is.Local buses are operated by A.M.A. For more information and timetable see here
The webpage is in Italian, but all you need to do is enter the word "ospedale" or "coppito" in the search box.
Number 2U Bus is very likely the one you'll need most, as it connects our campus to the bus station at the Hotel Amiternum, the "L'Aquilone" shopping centre, as well as the main coach station (known as Collemaggio) in the old city centre. But there are several other buses that might take you there - just check out the link above.