Why apply to the Normale?
Studying at the Scuola Normale means living in an environment rich in cultural stimuli, engaging in research activities right from the beginning, spending periods of study abroad, growing up together with scholars of different disciplines, educational backgrounds, ages and origins, as well as working in research laboratories and in one of the largest open-shelf libraries in Europe. At the SNS board and accommodation are free, and university fees are reimbursed.
Since its foundation, the Scuola has been continually striving to ensure the quality of research and teaching and to offer its students unique opportunities for intellectual growth
Three Nobel Prize winners, a Fields Medal Winner, two Italian Presidents of the Republic and two Italian Prime Ministers, as well as many writers, scientists, politicians and economists studied at the Normale
The Normale promotes the development of teaching and research in humanities, mathematical and natural sciences and social sciences, exploring their interconnections
With the free movement of students and research staff, ideas circulate and knowledge spreads. For this reason, the Normale has established, and is constantly expanding, a network of collaborations with national and international institutes
Admission to the Scuola Normale is through an extremely selective competition. Rigorous teaching obligations must be respected, but there are no expenses.
In the historic centre of Pisa, in Piazza dei Cavalieri, a few steps from the Campo dei Miracoli and from the oldest university botanical garden in the world, the headquarters of the Normale are a unique and evocative place.