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LUISS Guido Carli


Before arrival

Information email

If you are an international student who has been selected for one of the Double Degree, Combined Degree or Structured Partnership programs, you will receive an email at the beginning of the summer with all the information you need about Rome, LUISS and the services offered by our University.

Along with this information, you will receive the Handbook for International Students. Please read this document carefully as it will be discussed during the mandatory orientation session for all international students, which will take place as soon as you arrive.


If you are a non-EU student, you will need to request a visa to enter Italy at the closest Italian embassy or consulate in your home country.  The International Development Office will provide you with a letter of admission to LUISS, which you will need in order to get a visa.

The documents generally required to get a visa are:

  • The visa request form
  • A recent passport-size photograph
  • A copy of your valid passport, with an expiration date at least three months after the expiration date of the requested visa
  • Documentation showing that you have received a scholarship to study in Italy and/or proving that you have sufficient personal or family resources as a means of support during your stay in Italy (to calculate the exact amount, which varies according to your nationality and type of visa, please refer to the visa page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Declaration of the availability of appropriate accommodation in Italy.
  • Insurance coverage for medical care and hospitalization.

Please note that this is a general list. You may be required to provide different documents, in accordance with the legislation for your home country. Please check the required list of documents on the visa page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and contact the Italian consulate closest to your home town to get more information and make an appointment.


Along with the rest of the information and documents sent prior to arrival, you will receive a form to fill out if you are interested in finding housing through the CasaLUISS Real Estate Agency.

If you would like to use this option, you will be put in contact with the CasaLUISS Real Estate Agency, which will email you with an offer of accommodation based on the needs and preferences indicated in the form.

QTEM students are an exception to this rule, as they only stay at LUISS for one semester. They will receive an offer from CTS, which is a different organization.

Free Italian language course

As an international student, before arriving in Rome you will have an opportunity to sign up for the Italian language course offered by LUISS. The course starts around the same time as other classes and is usually held once a week for ten weeks. The course, which is different from the one offered to Erasmus students, is open to students enrolled in other types of international programs and to international students regularly enrolled at LUISS.

Students whose study plan includes Italian Language (such as DDIM students), will be enrolled in an ad hoc course.