Sant’Anna School makes plans for reopening in September. Applications for admission are accepted until July 31, 2020. 60 talented students selected on the basis of the test TOLC results will take written exams and interviews on campus in late August

Students of Sant’Anna School  in Pisa will return to campus for lectures in September.  Sant’Anna has never stopped teaching and making efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus. Sant’Anna has remained open for all students (30%) who could not return home throughout the lockdown. Now, Sant’Anna prepares to return to “new normal” in-person learning. After the Covid-19 outbreak, and since May 4, Sant’Anna has been pursuing effective online teaching methods and research activity while promoting the safety and security of every member of its community.    

Over the last few weeks, Sant’Anna School has taken measures to prepare for the Phase 3 and support applicants in how to be among the successful 60 (50 prospective bachelor’s and 10 master’s) students who will start their university experience in Pisa.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 31.  Before being admitted to the Sant’Anna School - this year the world’s 4th best young (universities that are 50 years old or younger) public university according to THE (Times Higher Education) rankings 2020, applicants must have passed the CISIA TOLC online test, the on campus written and oral examinations scheduled to take place in late August and early September.  Winners of the competition will receive scholarships that cover tuition fees, board and lodging, library, and IT services.

“In line with government guidance, we have been offering online teaching – said Rector Sabina Nuti – As always, the health and safety of all members of our community remain our top priority and now we are ready to reopen our campus to first year learners.  All the undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs will be taught face to face on campus. However, we are prepared to face the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus cases.”

“We have taken accurate measures to ensure safety on campus and delivered solutions against the infection through distribution of face masks, and sanitizer gel. The multidisciplinary task force - ‘Infosalute’ developed an automated triage app allowing users to share data and get tested quickly and more than 500 tests were performed after reopening on May 4 thanks to the Tuscany region authority support. As there is no evidence-based treatment of COVID-19 infections, we encourage new students to take part in Covid-19 serological testing in September.”, continued Rector Sabina Nuti.

“Responding to COVD-19 has required Sant’Anna to balance urgent and long-term needs. We can learn lessons from the pandemic; in Italy, future opportunities for higher education need to pass through research and innovation. Applications are still welcomed. At this time of global uncertainty, we can offer top education and a wide range of opportunities to talented students.  In extending the range of financial support, applicants admitted to written exams and interviews in Pisa can benefit from the travel expenses reimbursement procedure if they meet the eligibility criteria for the low-income scheme.”, Sabina Nuti concluded.

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