International exchange – Incoming students
To apply as an Erasmus+ scholarship holder and to study at Siena Jazz taking advantage of the Programme contribution, foreign students are required to follow the procedure described below.
Students from Partner Conservatories and Institutes
If the candidate is a student at a Conservatory or Institute that is already a partner, or that has active collaborations with Siena Jazz in the Erasmus field, then students may independently submit their application by filling in the application form directly in the computer version (link), and attaching it to it a Curriculum Vitae (Europass version), along with at least 3 songs in mp3 audio file version as a demonstration of their performance skills.
Students from Non-Partner Conservatories and Institutes
For students enrolled in institutions that do not yet have an active cooperation relationship with us, students must first apply to the Erasmus Office of their Conservatory in order to request an agreement between Siena Jazz and their home institution. Once the Erasmus Coordinator has sent the request for collaboration to Siena Jazz, and once the request has been approved, the sending Institute will guarantee the quality of the candidate and will submit the application to the Erasmus Coordinator of the Siena Jazz Academy.
To this end, the student will fill in the application form directly in the computer version (link), to which he or she will attach a Curriculum Vitae (Europass version), and at least 3 songs in mp3 audio file version.
Useful information regarding the pieces to be sent in along with the application:
Candidates are required to send a minimum of 3 songs in mp3 version, 2 of which must be jazz and performed in a formation of at least 3 elements.
The third piece is free choice (possibly also performed solo). Original pieces are also allowed.
In order to provide a clear demonstration of the candidate’s abilities, it is important for the recording to highlight the performance of the themes and solos, as well as interplay.
Studying in Siena: visas, accommodation, hospitality and advice
VISAS and contacts with Embassies
A stay for the purpose of study in Italy for foreign students belonging to the European Economic Community does not require any residence permit; the same holds true for students from countries with special status, such as Lichtenstein, the Principality of Monaco and Switzerland.
For all students from countries outside the European Community, Italian law requires them to have a valid residence permit for study purposes.
There are two different types of visas, one lasting up to 90 days, and one lasting longer than 90 days.
Study visa for a duration of fewer than 90 days:
To obtain this type of visa, foreign students must apply for it in advance at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their own country.
Study visa for a duration of more than 90 days:
If the stay for study purposes exceeds 3 months, it is necessary to apply for a residence permit for study directly from the Italian authorities responsible for issuing such a visa.
This type of document is called a “type D visa”, and the application procedure for it is as follows:
- It is necessary to go to an authorized Italian Post Office to fill in the appropriate type “D” visa form.
- Once the form has been correctly filled in and submitted, an appointment will be made at the Questura Police Headquarters.
- The Questura Police Headquarters will file the application and issue the visa.
As it is not possible to request this document from abroad, applicants must therefore present themselves in person at the aforementioned offices once they arrive in Italy.
For this reason, the Siena Jazz Foundation cannot submit applications on behalf of students, but it will provide applicants with the necessary documentation to demonstrate their enrollment in university courses.
Immigration Office of Siena
This number is active during the days and hours indicated below:
Monday – Wednesday – Friday: from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Municipality of Siena – Immigration Office
You may contact our Erasmus Office at the following email address:
ACCOMMODATIONS IN SIENA
The HOS (Housing Office for Students) has a vast directory of affiliated structures, accommodations and lodgings, both university and private, and carries out a free consultancy and intermediation service in order to help students find accommodation.
Siena Jazz does not run its own accommodations or guesthouses; therefore incoming students who do not wish to use the service made available by the HOS must independently find accommodation for the period of Mobility in Siena.
HOS – (Housing Office for Students)
tel. (+39)-(0)-577/27.14.02 ext. #2
DSU – Right to University Education of Siena
Siena Jazz is one of the regional university structures that are part of the DSU, the organization that deals with the right to study. This organization also deals with various aspects related to off-site study, such as the assignment of scholarships, accommodation and refectory services. Students regularly enrolled in the SJU course may therefore apply to the offices of this Institution and obtain a canteen card that will allow them to eat at a cost of €4.00 per meal.
They may also request to be placed on waiting lists to obtain university accommodation made available by the DSU at super-discounted rates.
DSU Siena/Sig.ra Rossella Zuffa
SienaJazz/Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali
Italian Language Courses for Foreigners
Thanks to the agreement signed between Siena Jazz and the University for Foreigners of Siena, incoming Erasmus students and foreign students enrolled in Siena Jazz may take Italian language courses and obtain the relevant official certifications.
Contact our Erasmus Office for more information:
SienaJazz/International Relations Office