The Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, a public university with a special organization, starts the selection for admission to first-level and single-cycle ordinary courses. Those who pass the national competition placing themselves among the 54 best students in Italy will have the opportunity to train for free at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, an institution that ranks fourth in the world among universities founded for less than 50 years, according to THE – Young University Rankings 2020. The deadline for submitting an application to participate in the competition is July 20. The first phase of the competition includes a pre-selection phase, which takes place through the Tolc test (with the exception of Medicine, for which it is possible to register and access the competition directly by supporting the national admission text to Medicine and Surgery), provided by the inter-university consortium integrated systems for access (Cisia) also in online mode (TOLC @ CASA). Based on the results achieved in the test, candidates will be admitted to the written tests according to the criteria set out in the announcement and, depending on the outcome, to the oral tests, scheduled in Pisa between August and September 2021, in compliance with the rules of safety. Those who pass the various stages are admitted to the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies as a student or as a student of the ordinary courses, a double degree university course. Students enroll and attend bachelor’s / master’s degree courses at the University of Pisa in one of the disciplinary sectors offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Economics, Law, Political Science, Engineering, Medicine, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology). In parallel, they follow an internal training course divided into supplementary courses, language courses, experiences abroad and internships in national and international organizations and companies. At the end of the five-year course, the students obtain a degree from the University of Pisa and those who have completed the ordinary courses in compliance with the didactic obligations, the School issues the License Diploma with a value equivalent to a university master. level II. Studying at Sant’Anna, in addition to presenting itself as a unique challenge of its kind in Italy together with that of the Scuola Normale Superiore, means enhancing one’s university path in a collegial reality that puts students at the center. every year they enter Sant’Anna promotes a direct relationship between teachers, students and students, developing a fruitful cultural and interdisciplinary comparison and allowing each student and each student to be supported by a teacher tutor in the choice of training activities and extra-curricular experiences. The ordinary courses are a residential course: the students of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies reside on a campus that offers the best conditions for study and personal growth: they are entitled to free board and lodging in the facilities on campus. and have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous ad hoc services such as the canteen, the laundry, the biblio case and numerous study rooms, in compliance with anti Covid-19 regulations. Confirming the particular attention to merit and social mobility, irreplaceable drivers for the relaunch of the “Country System”, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna contributes, on the basis of the Isee University 2021, to the reimbursement of accommodation and travel expenses incurred by participants who will reach Pisa to sit the written and oral exams. All information on the admission competition to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, for the first level and single cycle ordinary courses, is available on www.studiarealsantanna.it. 10 additional places are available for students interested in ordinary II level master’s degree courses activated by the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in agreement with the universities of Pisa and Trento: Bionics Engineering (in agreement with the University of Pisa); Molecular Biotechnology (in agreement with the University of Pisa); Economics (in agreement with the University of Pisa); Innovation Management (in agreement with the University of Trento); International Security Studies (in agreement with the University of Trento). The admission requirements and the exams, in addition to admission to the relevant Master’s degree course, vary according to the degree program. All information on the admission competition for level II ordinary courses is available at https://bit.ly/3sqiyuF.