Voronezh State University has partnership agreements with over 140 universities all over the world. One of the major spheres of international activity of VSU is developing partnership with universities of Italy. There are agreements for academic and cultural cooperation between VSU and the University of Florence, the University of Siena, the University of Modena, and the University of Trieste. The partner universities have developed programmes for enhancing scientific, academic and cultural collaboration.
The Agreement for academic and cultural cooperation between VSU and the University for Foreigners of Perugia was signed eight years ago. In Spring 2015, the Agreement was renewed in order to develop the double degree programme for students studying the Italian language and the methods of teaching Italian. The terms of the Agreement provide for students' and academic staff exchange programmes, organising workshops, round tables and conferences, as well as writing joint scientific articles.
Every year Voronezh State University students study at the double degree programme at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, and can apply for a scholarship from the Italian government.