Rules & Regulations


The school is open from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm.

Our courses can be organized all year round (also on holidays, festivities, and weekend). On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as well as for lessons after 6pm a supplement of 10% is applied. Please note that all supplements/discounts are applied only on the rate of the hours (courses including lunch/dinner).


To enroll and reserve your place at our Institute, you need to send us your application form, and a deposit of 30% of the course’s fee. The registration covers the enrollment fee, the course certificate issued at the end of class, specific course materials, general student support services, housing research, welcome and orientation activities and a free guided tour in the center of Florence.

Payments and Changes to the schedule

The balance of the courses’ fee shall be paid before or on the first day of lessons.

Changes in the times and/or schedule of lessons, as well as last minute lessons’ cancellation once the course has started must be communicated on the day before the lesson. In case of lessons arranged on a Monday, changes must be made by 5.00 pm of the preceding Friday.

For changes and variations which will not be communicated according to the above mentioned terms, the lesson will be lost and not recoverable, and the fee will not be reimbursed.


Cancellations must be made by email or fax. Full refund is made for cancellations more than 15 days before the start of the course. For cancellations within the 15 days preceding the beginning of the course, 30% of the course fee will be kept. Once the course has started no reimbursement will be made.

All disputes shall be judged by the Florence Court of Justice.


Istituto Galilei provides assistance in finding accommodation to students only upon receiving the deposit for the chosen course. This service has no extra charges for the students, and is gladly offered by the school.
Accommodation fees must be paid cash on the first day of class directly at school.

Student Visa

In cases where a student visa is necessary, Istituto Galilei provides all the necessary documentation as required by the Italian Embassy/Consulate. The certificate of enrollment which is required to apply for a Visa will be issued after receipt of the whole course fee.
For further information about the requirements to apply for a student VISA visit

Personal data

The participant authorizes Istituto Galilei to include her/his personal data on a mailing list for the purpose of enrolment. The participant may also periodically receive informative or promotional material. In accordance with Italian law (art. 13, 675/96) the participant may at any time request the removal of her/his personal data from the mailing list of the school.

Thank you and enjoy your stay!