Services, facilities and tools to enhance your experience at Polimoda



Polimoda offers a Housing service specially tailored for students away from home making the search to find a place to stay in Florence easier and safer. The Institute collaborates with different types of accommodation structures and estate agents so as to respond to every type of request and need. Polimoda acts as an intermediary between the two parties, guaranteeing contacts that are immediate and transparent.

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Financial Support

Polimoda offers customised training programs which are financed, in full or part, through collaborations with national and international institutions and associations, as well as via the European Social Fund (ESF). As with many customised programs, ESF programs are entirely free of charge for employed or unemployed recipients. Polimoda is also very proud to be able to offer scholarships and grants again sponsored by companies, institutions, and associations.

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Visa & Permit of Stay

Polimoda has stipulated a partnership with Eduservices agency, which offers services useful to our students:
Permit of Stay (stay over 90 days) - fixed costs for postage € 154,80
Permit of Stay (Renewal)
- fixed costs for postage € 197,50
Declaration of Presence
Health Insurance
Bank Account + Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)
Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)

For further information please contact:
Dott. Vittorio Careri
Eduservices S.c.a r.l.
Piazza di San Lorenzo, 6
50123 Florence (Italy)
Ph. +39 055 210460
Fax +39 055 3909809


Residence Permit
This is a government permit for people staying longer than 3 months and it should be requested within 8 working days of arrival in Italy.
A residency permit for reasons of study covers a period of one year; students on courses of several years must initiate the renewal procedure themselves at least 90 days before expiry of the permit, requesting the necessary certificate of attendance from the education office.

Tax Code: (European Health Insurance Card – called TEAM in Italy)
All Italian, EC and non-EC students who live or stay in Italy need to have a Tax Code; the Tax Code is a means of identifying the individuals resident in Italy in their relations with the Public Administration and other official Bodies. The Tax Code is also necessary for a student who wishes to use bank services or enter into rental contracts and access various other services.

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Polimoda Guide

The website gives to the new students and underway students to date information on locations, times, services, procedures and regulations to enroll and to attend courses at Polimoda and to access to all the facilities and agreements to stay in Florence. A useful guide to orient you at Polimoda and around the city.

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MyPolimoda Portal

MyPolimoda Portal, in both desktop and mobile version, is dedicated to Polimoda students and lecturers to manage personal informations, to receive communications from Polimoda and to consult timetables and teaching activities. There are the following capabilities:

  • My Profile allows you to verify the accuracy of your personal information, change contact email and view your printing code, as well as academic career (for students) and / or subjects taught (for teachers). The printing code can be found in "Personal Details".
  • My Schedule allows you to check your class schedule.
  • Messages allow you to view the student messages posted on the bulletin board.
  • Search functions allow you to search for a free classroom, for a teacher, which lessons will be carried out in a specific classroom, or which courses. Each function has specific search parameters such as: location, classroom, date and time, or teacher's name.

In the mobile version an icon representing each function is displayed on the top right hand side of the screen: "Home" to come back to the main page, "Change Password" to change the password and "Logout" to log out. From the log-in page the function "Lost Password" allows you to change your password – simply follow the steps to receive an email link to reset your forgotten password.

Polimoda Orientation Days


An orientation day exclusively for those interested in Polimoda Courses and Masters Courses. Why study at Polimoda? Not just a training center, but a creative center for meeting and dialogue between "visionary" and opinion leaders of fashion, culture and education. With its imprinting Polimoda becomes "state of mind": a way of thinking and build the world, testing their creative skills.

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Polimoda Stage and Career Service

Internship & Career

The Internship and Career Office sets up internships (when courses require it) for all Polimoda students. It also promotes the office activities in close collaboration with companies in the field and promotes meetings with students and companies in order to make internship selections.

Through, a new web platform created to lend visibility to the most talented graduates, Polimoda offers to the companies an exciting tool for searching new professional profiles.

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Polimoda Library

Polimoda Library

The Polimoda Library – Documentation Centre "Matteo Lanzoni" contains the most important international collection of monographs, periodicals, videos, look books, and antique, rare and precious materials for creative artists. It contains a book collection covering the complete range of fashion in its diverse aspects: History of Costume, Fashion, and Fashion Design, Sociology of Fashion, Tailoring, Study of Textiles, and History of Textiles, Photography - especially Fashion Photography - and Cinema, Art, Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Minor Arts (Jewelry and Crafts), Drawing and Graphics (Fashion Plate), Fashion Marketing & Management, Visual Merchandising and Philosophy.

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Computer Lab


The IT has established itself as the most advanced educational structure in Italy, concerning new technologies applied to the fashion system. The centre is equipped with several graphic stations spread in 10 different labs, where students can follow the development of a fashion product, from design to data management of the whole production cycle. The entire structure is permanently connected to the internet; wireless system is also available.

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Polimoda Laboratories


The Design Lab in Scandicci gives an extra flavor to the didactic activities; the laboratories have modern didactic classrooms and technical labs for pattern-making, stylistics, knitwear and footwear prototyping, equipped with the most renowned industrial instruments.

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Discounts Students

To make your stay in Florence even more pleasant, we have drawn up special term agreements with restaurants, bars, bookshops and fashion stores, gyms, fitness and wellness centres and many other establishments.

For more information: Polimoda Guide

Polimoda Bar Cafetteria

Bar Cafeteria

Obtained inside the historic greenhouse of Villa Favard, surrounded by green gardens and with an enviable view on the embankment along the Arno and the hills of Florence, the Bar Cafeteria offers an exclusive service for Polimoda students. A nice spot for a break between classes and to enjoy the international atmosphere of the Institute.