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On arrival


In the sections below you will find everything that you need to know and to set up for your first days at Luiss and in Rome.

Welcome Days and Orientation

The International Development Office will establish a mandatory arrival day, usually at the beginning of September.

An orientation meeting will be held for all Double Degree, QTEM and Structured Partnership students. At this meeting, our staff will provide you with all the information you need about Rome and Luiss, both in terms of academics and more practical matters.

At the end of the Orientation Day there will be a small reception, providing an opportunity to meet the other international students and socialize.

Create your Luiss Email account

You will receive an email in order to help you create your Luiss account.

The Luiss Account allows you to access the following services:

Download the Luiss App

You will need the Luiss App in order to access Luiss premises, since it will serve as University Badge. More information HERE.  

Permit of stay

Once in Italy, non-EU students need to apply for a residence permit no later than 8 working days after the date of their arrival (as shown on their visa, inside their passport). The procedure will be carefully explained during the Welcome Days. 

Italian Tax Code

The Italian tax code number is composed of letters and numbers: according to Italian law, the tax code identifies you in all dealings with Italian public authorities and other administrations. The tax code is strictly personal. Non-EU and EU students must obtain an Italian tax code number in order to:

  • Enroll in the Italian Public Health Service (SSN)
  • Be able to open a bank account
  • Be employed
  • Start a business

To obtain their tax code number, students must go to the local office of the Italian Revenue Agency.

Opening a bank account

If you need to open a bank account in Italy, you should present the following documentation at the bank of your choice:

  • Italian tax code number
  • Identity document (ID / passport)
  • Certificate of enrollment/ invitation letter of the University
  • Non-EU students are also required to show their residence permit (or the receipt stating their application)
  • Italian mobile phone number (might be required)

When a third party sends money by wire transfer to a bank account holder, he/she has to send money to the bank first (meaning money cannot be transferred directly to an individual’s bank account). After 5 working days, the bank will advise that the money is available, and the bank account holder can decide whether to withdraw it in cash or deposit it in his/her account. There will be an added tax to pay for accounts superior to €5,000.

ESN association

ESN ROMA L.U. is a section of Erasmus Students Network, one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe. Its mission is to represent international students at Luiss University and to improve the internationalization of the university itself. ESN Roma Luiss strives to provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students.
Its goal is to make the staying of each international student in Rome and at Luiss unforgettable by supporting diversities, promoting international dimension and involving students in many entertaining activities. In addition, ESN promotes student’s mobility as a way to gain international exposure and learn to appreciate diversity and cultural exchange.
You can contact the ESN Roma Luiss Association on their website, on their Facebook page or by writing