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Incoming Erasmus+ study and traineeship

What is

The Erasmus+ programme offers foreign students the opportunity to study at UniGe.
Each year UniGe welcomes more than 500 Erasmus+ students from over 350 partner universities.

On this page you can find all the useful information about the application procedure for the Erasmus+ Programme and about living and studying at the University of Genoa.

Programme duration

The length of stay varies depending on the course of study attended at your university and the one you choose to attend during your stay in Genoa.

The length of stay ranges from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months.

Admission Criteria

If you want to study at UniGe as an Erasmus student, you must first be nominated by your home university, which must have a valid Erasmus+ interinstitutional agreement with UniGe.

To be an Erasmus+ exchange student, you must meet all the requirements.

If the number of students applying for a place exceeds the number of places available, applications will be considered and accepted in chronological order.

N.B. If you do not find your area of study on the application form, please contact your university.

Recommended language skills

Your home institution, by agreement with UniGe, is responsible for providing you with support for the recommended language skills prior to your departure for Genoa:

  • All subject areas ITALIAN - B1, ENGLISH - B1
  • Medicine ITALIAN - B1
  • Economics ITALIAN - B1, ENGLISH - B1 (1st cycle students) - B2 (2nd cycle students)
  • Architecture ITALIAN - A2 (compulsory), ENGLISH - B2

How to participate

Fill out the application form
N.B. Do not use smartphones or tablets to fill in the application form, as this may cause errors. If you experience technical problems during the online procedure, please send an email to help.applicationform@unige.it

When entering names and addresses, please use the English or Italian alphabet and do not use special characters. If names or addresses contain special characters, please use the following characters instead:

  • a instead of °á,â,ã,ä,å,ă,ą
  • e instead of è,é,ê,ë,ę,ě
  • i instead of ì,í,î,ï,ĩ,ī,ĭ
  • o instead of ò,ó,ô,õ,ō,ŏ,ő,ǿ
  • u instead of ù,ú,û,ũ,ū,ŭ,ů
  • c instead of ç,ĉ,ċ,č
  • n instead of ñ,ň,ń
  • l instead of ł
  • oe instead of ö
  • ss instead of ß
  • ue instead of ü

If you do not find the name of your place of birth in the list included in the Application Form, please select the option Other, as indicated in the copy of my identity documents and send the copy of a valid identity document (passport or ID card), attached to the complete Application Form.


The name of your place of birth is not included in the list.
Check that the e-mail address indicated in the application form is correct, as all official communications will be sent to you by e-mail.

On completion of data entry, two options are available:

  • Confirmation of data: by selecting this option, you will create the final version of your Application Form and your data will be registered in UniGe's Erasmus + Incoming database. It is no longer possible to make changes through the online procedure; in case of changes, you must contact the International Mobility Office
  • directly.
  • Cancellation: if you select this option, all data entered will be deleted and you will have to start a new online procedure.

N.B. If you do not confirm your application, your data will not be registered in the UniGe Erasmus + Incoming database.

After confirmation, two options are available:

  • save: if you wish to save a PDF version of the application form on your computer
  • print: if you wish to print the application form.

Once saved or printed, the application form must be signed and stamped by the university of origin.

The signed and stamped application form must only be sent by e-mail to erasmusapplicationform@unige.it directly from the International Office of the home university.
N.B. Emails sent from unofficial email addresses or from student addresses (@gmail.com, @yahoo.com...) will not be taken into account.

The complete application form sent by e-mail from the university of origin must reach the International Mobility Office.

The application procedure will be completed when

  • our International Mobility Office receives the completed, signed and stamped application form
  • the application form is sent to erasmusapplicationform@unige.it
  • you receive the official confirmation message from our International Mobility Office

Are you a non-EU citizen?

If you are a non-EU citizen, before coming to Italy for Erasmus+ at UniGe, consult the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the page dedicated to consular services or the Italian Consulate, to find out if you need a visa to enter Italy.

Keep in mind that if you meet the requirements for a visa, but do not obtain a student visa, you cannot register.

If you need a visa, UniGe can issue a Letter of Invitation, containing details of the Erasmus+ period.

N.B.Before requesting the invitation letter, please ensure that your application form has arrived at our International Mobility Office (you should have received a confirmation message).

In order to issue the Letter of Invitation, we only need to receive the following documents by e-mail:

  • Request for issuance duly signed by the applicant, containing the full address of the Italian Embassy or Consulate where you have applied for the visa.
  • Copy of a valid passport

The invitation letter will be issued no earlier than 15 days after receipt of the documents listed above.

Please note that the letter of invitation will only be issued if:

  • the above-mentioned documents have been sent in the required manner
  • the required documents are complete
  • the passport is valid

UniGe will communicate any changes requested by you or your home institution to the Italian Embassy where you applied for the visa.

Your home institution and UniGe will assist, when necessary, in securing visas for incoming participants from your home institution, in accordance with the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the International Mobility Sector.

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Insurance

Your home institution and UniGe will assist you in obtaining insurance, in accordance with the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

UniGe will inform you of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided.

Information and assistance can be provided by UNIPOL-SAI, div. La Fondiaria (liability insurance no. 151189675, expiring 30/06/2020)

Where do you come from?

Bring with you the European Health Service card issued in your country of residence.

If you need check-ups medications, you can contact any general practitioner free of charge (a list of general practitioners is available on request from the International Mobility Department).

The general practitioner may prescribe specific medicines or tests.

In Genoa, specific examinations must be booked by phoning:

CUP (Central Reservation Office)

tel. 800 098 543 (only from a landline)
tel. 010 538 3400 (also from mobile phones)
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
tel. 800098543 (toll-free from landline and mobile)
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, except Saturdays
N.B.It is not necessary to contact the National Health Service (NHS).

Visit the page dedicated to health care

When you arrive

Register with the International Mobility Office

This is the first office you should visit (don't forget to bring a valid ID with you).

Here you will be able to:

  • register and register
  • receive your matriculation number and the necessary documents
  • you will receive the badge
  • required for access to laboratories, libraries and student canteens.

After enrolment you will be able to access all the facilities and services to which you are entitled as a UniGe student.

You will also receive all useful information about the professor responsible for your Erasmus exchange at UniGe. If necessary, ask for his or her counselling hours and other contacts directly at the Erasmus Office of the UniGe department you are directed to.

Go to the Welcome Office

This office can help you

  • find the best accommodation for your needs
  • apply for a tax code
  • apply for a residence permit (only for non-EU citizens)

Contact the professor responsible for the exchange

Contact the professor in charge of the exchange, listed in the Erasmus+ stay details section of the application form.

He/she will support you in matters concerning your study/training plan (learning agreement) and course units.

Contact the International Office of the UniGe Department to which you are directed: they will provide you with all useful information about our organisation, academic calendar and course units.

Your UniGePASS credentials

Once registered at UniGe by the International Mobility Office, you will be given a UniGePASS account to access all online services, such as:

  • wifi internet access
  • student webmail
  • e-learning and classroom web
  • use of university computers
  • library services
  • etc.

Living and Studying at UniGe

For information on accommodation, canteens, transport, other services and leisure, visit the dedicated page.

Student activities

GEG

The GEG (Gruppo Erasmus Genova) is a non-profit student organisation, part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Its objective is to promote student mobility within the framework of university exchange projects, according to the "students helping students" principle.

The GEG is run by volunteers and organises many activities to help foreign students feel welcome in Genoa. GEG also organises a pick-up service on request.

GEG contact
Hotel dei poveri
Piazzale E. Brignole, 2
genova@esn.it

CUS

If you are interested in sports, you can contact the CUS (University Sports Centre).

Italian language courses

UniGe organises, with the support of the EU, courses in Italian for international students, completely free of charge.

The courses are divided into levels, from A1 (basic level) to C2 (proficiency), according to the criteria established by the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Modern Languages.

For further information contact the Language Competence Development Department (formerly CLAT).

Extend your Erasmus +

If you wish to extend the duration of your Erasmus stay, you will need the authorisation of both your home institute and the professor responsible for the exchange at UniGe.

The request for extension must reach the International Mobility Office at least 15 days before the end of the registered Erasmus period. After receiving both authorisations, the International Mobility Office will issue a confirmation of acceptance.

N.B.You are reminded that the Erasmus period cannot exceed 12 months.

Learning agreement and amendments

You must fill in your Learning Agreement and its amendments in agreement with your home institution and the professor responsible for the exchange at UniGe (following the rules of your UniGe Department).

If the document needs the approval of the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator, you will have to go to the International Mobility Office after obtaining the signature of the professor responsible for the exchange.

Contact

Welcome Office - Reception of international students and users

What is it

The Erasmus+ programme offers foreign students the chance to study in UniGe.

Every year UniGe welcomes more than 400 Erasmus+ students coming fom over 350 partner universities.

In this page you can find the registration procedures, useful information on application, study, arrival and life in Genoa.

How long

The period of stay varies according to the course of studies you attend at your university and to the one you choose to attend during your stay in Genoa.

The stay ranges from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months.

Admission criteria

If you want to study in UniGe as an Erasmus student you should be nominated by your home university first.
If the number of students applying for a place exceeds the number of places available, applications will be processed and accepted in chronological order.

To be an Erasmus+ exchange student, you must meet all the following requirements. Once these steps are completed, you may proceed with the application form.

You can participate if there is a valid Erasmus+ Interinstitutional agreement between your home Institution and UniGe for a.y. 2021/22.

N.B. If in the application form you do not find your study area, please contact your University.

Recommended language skills 

If you want to choose Units from the Master’s Degree in Architectural Composition you must meet the following requirements:

  • Language skills: English B2 CEFR - certificate
  • Portfolio max 6 A4 size (5 MB)

Are you a non-EU citizen?

If you are a non-EU citizen, before coming to Italy for Erasmus+ in UniGe, please consult the web site of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the page dedicated to Consular services or the Italian Consulate, to find out whether you need a visa to enter Italy.

Please consider that if you do meet the visa requirements and you do not get the student visa, you won’t be enrolled.

If you need a visa, UniGe can issue an Invitation Letter, containing data about the Erasmus+ period.

N.B. Before asking for the invitation letter, be sure that your Application form has reached our International Mobility Office (you should have received a confirmation message).

In order to issue the Invitation Letter, we need to receive only by email the following documents:

  1. Student’s request of issue duly signed by the applicant, containing the complete address of the Italian Embassy or Consulate where the student applied for the visa.
  2. Copy of a valid passport

The invitation letter will be issued not earlier than 15 days from the receipt of the documents listed above.

Please, remember, the invitation letter will be issued only if:

  • the above mentioned documents are sent in the requested way
  • the requested documents are complete
  • the passport is valid

UniGe will communicate every change requested by you or your home institution to the Italian Embassy where you applied for the visa.

Your home institution and UniGe will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming participants from your home institution, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by our Settore Mobilità Internazionale (International Mobility Office).

 

 

 

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Insurance

Your home institution and UniGe will provide assistance in obtaining insurance for you, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. UniGe will inform you of cases in which insurance coverage is not automatically provided.


Information and assistance can be provided by UNIPOL-SAI, div. La Fondiaria (Liability insurance n. 151189675, exp. 30/06/2020).

Where are you from?

Bring along the European Health Service card issued in your country of residence.

If you need to undertake medical examinations, you can address any general practitioner free of charge (a list of general practitioners is available upon request at the Settore mobilità internazionale).

The General practitioner can prescribe medicines or specific examinations.

In Genoa, specific examinations must be booked through a phone call to:

CUP (Central reservations office)

  • tel. 800 098 543 (only from house phones)
    tel. 010 538 3400 (also from mobile phones)
    from 8 am to 6 pm
     
  • tel. 800098543 (free number from fixed-line and mobile)
    from 8 am to 6 pm during weekdays, except Saturday

N.B. You do not need to apply to the italian National Health Service (SSN)

You must apply to the italian National Health Service.

In order to submit your application, you have to pay € 149,77 through a postal payment slip (C/C n° 606160) in the name of Amministrazione P.T. Regione Liguria indicating “Assicurazione volontaria SSN anno.....(Voluntary Health Insurance year...) in the reason for payment. For example: Assicurazione volontaria SSN anno 2020.

N.B. The payment is valid for 1 calendar year. This insurance guarantees total cover and entitles you to choose your own general practitioner.

Alternatively, you can subscribe a private health insurance policy with WAI Italy: you have to register on Welcome Association Italy and then pay € 120 for one year or € 71 for six months, through a postal payment slip.

Once you paid, you have to send copy of the postal payment slip to the following e-mail address: info@waitaly.net.
Later on, you can find copy of your health insurance policy on-line in your personal area on WAI Italy web site.

The abovementioned insurance policy is suitable to apply for the residence permit issue or renewal.

If an insurance policy is required in order to obtain a visa, you are obliged to subscribe to it abroad.

Once in Genoa, in case of emergency you can contact the emergency rooms of S. Martino hospital and Galliera hospitals or call the emergency number 112.

How to apply

How to fill in the online application form

 

Please do not use smartphones or tablets to fill the Application form, since it may cause errors. If technical problems occur during the Online procedure, please mail to help.applicationform@unige.it.

Checklist of what to do:

  1. Fill in the form completely and carefully
  2. Indicate all your names and surnames (as they are printed in your identity documents).
    When you enter names and addresses , please use the English or Italian alphabet and do not use special characters. If names or addresses contain special characters, please use the following characters in place of them:
     
    • a instead of °á,â,ã,ä,å,ă,ą
    • e instead of è,é,ê,ë,ę,ě
    • i instead of ì,í,î,ï,ĩ,ī,ĭ
    • o instead of ò,ó,ô,õ,ō,ŏ,ő,ǿ
    • u instead of ù,ú,û,ũ,ū,ŭ,ů
    • c instead of ç,ĉ,ċ,č
    • n instead of ñ,ň,ń
    • l instead of ł
    • oe instead of ö
    • ss instead of ß
    • ue instead of ü
       
  3. If in the list included in the Application form, you don’t find the name of your place of birth, select the option "Others, as indicated in the copy of my identity documents" and send the copy of a valid identity document (Passport or identity card), attached to the complete Application Form.

  4. Check the correctness of the e-mail address you indicate in your Application Form, since all official communications will be sent to you by e-mail.

At the end of data entry, two options are available:

  1. Data Confirmation
    if you select this option, you create the definitive version of your Application Form and your data are registered in the Erasmus + Incoming database of UniGe. No more changes can be done through the Online procedure, if changes occur, you have to contact directly the International Mobility Office
  2. Cancel
    if you select this option, all data you inserted will be deleted and a new online procedure has to be started.

N.B. If you don’t confirm the application, your data won’t be registered in the UniGe Erasmus + Incoming database.

After confirmation

  1. After confirmation, two options are available:
    • save: if you want to save a PDF version of your application form on your computer
    • print: if you want to print the application form
       
  2. Once saved or printed, the application form has to be signed and stamped by your home University
     
  3. The signed and stamped application form has to be sent only via email to the address erasmusapplicationform@unige.it directly by the International Office of your home University.
    N.B. Email sent by unofficial email addresses or students’ addresses (@gmail.com, @yahoo.com…) won’t be considered
     
  4. The complete Application Form sent by e-mail by your home University, has to be received by the International Mobility Office.

When you arrive

Register at the International Mobility Office

This is the first office you have to visit (don't forget to bring a valid identity document with you).

Here you will:

  • be registered and enrolled
  • receive a matriculation number and necessary documents
  • be given the student badge that is necessary to access to the labs, to libraries and student canteens

After you have enrolled you will be able to access all the facilities and services you are entitled to as an UniGe student.

Here you will also receive all useful information regarding the professor responsible for your Erasmus Exchange in UniGe. If needed, ask his/her consulting hours and other contacts directly to the Erasmus Office of the UniGe Department you are headed to.

Go to the  Foreign  students’ office (SASS)

This office can help you in:

  • finding the best accommodation for your needs
  • applying for the tax code number
  • applying for the permit of stay (non-EU citizens only)

Contact the professor responsible for your exchange

Contact the professor responsible for your exchange, indicated in the section Erasmus+ stay data of your application form.

He/she will support you in matters concerning your study/traineeship plan (learning agreement) and the course units.

Contact the International Office of the UniGe Department you're headed to: it will provide all useful information regarding our organization, the academic calendar and the course units.

 

 

Your UniGePASS

Once enrolled at UniGe by the International Mobility Office, you will be assigned a UniGePASS account to access all the online services, such as:

  • wifi internet access
  • student's webmail
  • e-learning and aulaweb
  • use of university computers
  • library services
  • etc...

Canteens

ALISEO offers general student services such as meal services and accommodation.

Canteens are one of the main services provided for students, also Erasmus students can have access to this service, prior authorization.

The complete list of canteens available for students and the prices of meals can be consulted at the ALISEO web page.

Accomodation

UniGe supports International students in their accommodation research, but does not guarantee nor reserve any kind of accommodation.
Nonetheless, UniGe provides an accommodation bulletin board where you can find a flat or a room.

If you are interested in university residences, contact ALISEO (Regional Agency for Students and Tutoring), the body in charge of this kind of accommodation.

Bed & Breakfasts, residences and religious accommodations can be alternative solutions, especially for short stays. A list of these types of accommodation is available at SASS office.

Activities for you 

GEG 

GEG (Gruppo Erasmus Genova) is a non-profit student organization, part of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Its goal is to promote students mobility in the framework of university exchange projects, according to the principle students helping students.

GEG is run by volunteers and organizes lots of activities to help foreign students to feel welcome in Genoa. GEG also organizes pick-up service upon request.

GEG Contact
Albergo dei poveri
Piazzale E. Brignole, 2
genova@esn.it
 

CUS 

If you are interested in sports, you can contact CUS (Centro Universitario Sportivo).

Take part in the Italian Language Course

There are many courses and subjects taught in English.
If the courses and subjects in your Learning agreement are taught in Italian, you do not need to submit a language certificate but UniGe offers Italian language courses.

UniGe organizes, with the contribution of EU, Italian language courses for foreign students, completely free of charge.

If you want to follow the course you have to fill in the appropriate section of the Application Form.

The courses are divided into levels from A1 (breakthrough) to C2 (mastery) in keeping with the criteria laid down by the Common European Framework of Reference for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. You have to sit for an entrance test.

For further information please, contact Settore Sviluppo Competenze Linguistiche (ex CLAT).

Extend your Erasmus+

If you want to extend the duration of your Erasmus stay, you need the authorization both of your home Institution and the professor responsible for the exchange in UniGe.

The extension request has to be received by the International Mobility Office at least 15 days before the end of the registered Erasmus period. After receiving both authorizations, the International Mobility Office will issue a confirmation of acceptance.

N.B. Remember that the Erasmus period cannot exceed 12 months and must be completed within September 30, 2020.

Learning Agreement and changes

You have to complete your Learning Agreement and its changes in accordance with your home institution and the professor responsible for the exchange at UniGe (following the rules of your UniGe Department).

If the document needs the approval of the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator, you have to come to the International Mobility Office after obtaining the signature of the professor responsible for the exchange.

Before you leave

Ask for the Attendance Certificate

Before leaving, you have to contact the Professor responsible for the exchange or the Erasmus office of your UniGe Department, in order to get your confirmation of attendance duly signed and stamped.

Pick up your transcript of records

At the end of your Erasmus exchange, you have to go your UniGe Students' registrar Office (segreteria) in order to get the document stating your didactic activies during the Erasmus exchange.

Polytechnic School (Architecture - Engineering)
Via Stradone Sant'Agostino, 37

Tel: 0039-010 209 5660
Fax: 0039-010 209 9652
studenti.poli@unige.it

Learn more

Contacts

Coordinatore Erasmus+
Maria Traino

Internationl Mobilty Office
Piazza della Nunziata 6, second floor
16124 Genova
Tel. +39 010 209 9545 - Fax +39 010 209 5012
coopint@unige.it

SASS - Settore accoglienza studenti stranieri
(International students office)
Piazza della Nunziata 6, first floor
16124 Genova
+39 010 209 51525
sass@unige.it