Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa

Top reasons to study here

  • The School promotes the internationalization of didactics and research with innovative paths in the fields of university education.
  • The worldwide view combines the enhancement of merit and the recognition of talent with cutting-edge scientific research.
  • The goal is to promote the construction of a more just and inclusive society, enshrined in the Italian Constitution

Master's Programmes



Choosing Colleges: targeted and conscious choice of where to apply and enroll is a key factor to students academic success.

For this reason, Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies is deeply committed to support prospective students engagement and learning, to let them know about the value of university education enhancing equal opportunities and selecting students on the basis of individual talent and merit.


The School’s mission is that of serving as a benchmark and quality public institution, attracting talents which are nurtured and educated, in order to take care of the world and to responsibly contribute to its cultural growth and sustainability. We are conscious that merit based on quality skills and commitment represents the true driver of development, the principal mechanism of social mobility, and the resource that we must implement in order to address the challenges of sustainability and justice that the world is currently facing.

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University Ranking

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Library services

The Library, established in 1987, is located in the historical setting of Sant’Anna School headquarters, a former Benedictine nunnery of the XVth century.

The Library resources are mainly related to the branches of study of the Sant’Anna School. You can access about 80.000 books, 90 current printed periodicals, 68.000 e-journals, 7.300 e-books and 44 online databases.

Student Life

Campus life

The colleges of the School are organized according to the model of the university campus. They are located in the historic center of Pisa, and have single or double rooms, with or without bathroom. The Honor students have at their disposal various services: the library where they can study but also borrow books; study rooms; a canteen with breakfast, lunch and dinner services; gyms equipped for every type of sport; music halls; in-room cleaning service, wardrobe and laundry.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent place to study. good environment. best site overlooking the tower of Pisa for the master program. good professor-student relationship. need to provide opportunities for more foreign students.

best university in Italy about photonics
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

One of the best universities in Italy for engineers.

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Good practical work at this university

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