If you are planning to take a course at the University of Florence, you must notify BOSP immediately at the time of application and well before your visa for the program is issued by the Consulate General of Italy. Permission to study at the University of Florence requires an extensive application process and issuance of a special visa. As you cannot hold two visas (one for Stanford in Florence and one for the University of Florence), if you plan on taking classes at the University of Florence you have to work with the BOSP staff in order for the proper visa to be issued.
What You’ll Need
Following is a list of the information that you will need to present to the Consulate General of Italy (This list is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion and authority of the Consulate General of Italy):
- Request for admission addressed to the University of Florence, indicating the University of origin (Stanford University) and the courses you intend to follow;
- Document issued by Stanford University, stating your qualifications (university enrollment/degree certificate), translated and authenticated by the Italian diplomatic delegation;
- Two signed photographs, one of which needs to be certified by the Italian consular authorities, stating date and place of birth, nationality and permanent address.
- For more information please refer to the University of Florence website and contact the Stanford in Florence Center.