As a rule the "Studienkurs" is held each year. It is organized by the executive director and carried through by assistants and specialists on the topic with particular scientific expertise. The research questions focused on by the "Studienkurs" each time reflect the broad spectrum of studies and scientific interests of the Kunsthistorisches Instituts in Florenz. From a thematic perspective they range from cycles of medieval frescoes to urban planning in the 20th century, while in terms of topography they range from Tuscany situated in central Italy to the external borders of the Mediterranean.
The topic and the calendar of events of the "Studienkurs", together with the application guidelines, are made public on the website of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, as well as through the most used Mailing lists and on History of Art web portals (including: H-ArtHist, Mailingliste Italienforschung, Portal Kunstgeschichte, Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V.). The excursions are organized by the Institute, including any overnight stays. A partial reimbursement of the participants' travel expenses is provided.