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Thesis in non EU countries

Instructions for use.

What is it?

 

The mobility aimed at dissertation research innon-EU countries allows for the "over-the-counter" allocation of 50 scholarships for the a.y. 2022/23.

You will be able to prepare your final exam or dissertation at university institutions, research centers, public or private organizations and highly qualified companies in non-EU countries.

N.B.For the determination of the order of arrival, reference will be made only to the date and time recorded by UniGe's system in receiving applications.

 

 

Requirements

 

You can enroll in the program if:

  • youare regularly enrolled in UniGe (enrollment in a subsequent year beyond the duration of the relevant course of study is permitted)
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  • you have the language certification required by the host institution
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  • you have complied with the requirements for the final examination of your course of study
  • you have met all prerequisites corresponding to those required for admission to the Erasmus+ call for traineeship
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The scholarship for mobility for the purpose of dissertation research in non-EU countries is incompatible with other scholarships provided for coinciding periods of mobility carried out under the following programs:

  • Erasmus+ program for study or traineeship
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  • study courses involving a period of structured mobility abroad for the purpose of obtaining a double degree
  • any other type of mobility abroad promoted by UniGe that involves the provision of a financial contribution such as the Cinda Program, extra Erasmus mobility, etc.

N.B.You cannot carry out mobility in the country of your residence during your studies.

 

 

Are you a non-EU student?

Continue reading.

 

 

If you are a non-EU citizen, you must hold an Italian residence permit in accordance with current immigration regulations (Legislative Decree 286/98 and ss.mm.ii.) in order to apply.

 

 

How long

 

The minimum period provided is 2 months up to a maximum of 6 months of mobility, to be carried out in FY 2022/23.

Remember that:

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  • the end date for completing the mobility is March 8, 2024
  • the mobility must conclude at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the graduation session
  • in the event that, after the mobility is over, you fail to graduate in a.a.2022/23, you will necessarily have to register for the following academic year

 

 

How to do it

What it is?

For the a.y. 2021/2022 the call for the award of 50 scholarships aimed at supporting thesis-preparation mobility for bachelor's, master's and master's courses (2 years) is now open.

The activity can be developed in Universities, Research Centres, public and private Institutions and highly qualified companies based in Extra-EU Countries.

N.B. The applications will be processed according to the order of registration on the UniGe online application system until reaching the maximum number established.

Requirements

You can participate if you:

  • are regularly enrolled at UniGe (students enrolled one year after the normal duration of the course can apply)
  • have the language proficiency certificate, if required by the hosting institution
  • have respected the rules and regulations of your study course for the final thesis
  • have the pre-requirements established in the Erasmus+ traineeship

The scholarships promoted by this call are incompatible with other scholarships awarded for one of the following programs:

  • Erasmus + program for study or traineeship;
  • study careers where the mobility is mandatory to obtain the double degree
  • any other kind of mobility abroad supported by a financial contribution (such as CINDA program or Extra-Erasmus mobility)

N.B. You are not allowed to move into your country of residence during your studies.

Are you an extra EU student?

Keep reading.

If you are a Non-EU citizens you must have a valid Italian residence permit according to the current Immigration Law (as per legislative decree n. 286/98 and subsequent amendments).

How long 

The mobility must last no less than 2 months and no more than 6 months during a.y. 2021/22.

Please remember:

  • the last deadline to complete the mobility is March 10th, 2021
  • the mobility must end at least 30 days before the graduation date
  • If, once your mobility has ended, you are unable to graduate in the a.y. 2021/22 you will have to enroll for the following academic year

How to participate

 

In order to participate, you must submit to the Course Council, through your department's Erasmus Office:

  • the documentation necessary to verify that you have the prerequisites corresponding to those required for admission to the Erasmus+ call for traineeship
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  • the information that will enable the Council to prepare the resolution

If the proposal is accepted, you must complete the online application at or https://erasmus.servizionline.unige.it/bt using your UniGePass credentials for access, including the endorsement letter

 

On receipt of the resolution, the Internationalization Service will contact you by email in case you are successful and then prepare the mobility contract, a document that specifies the terms of your stay abroad (e.g.: period, type of activity, UniGe contact person for the mobility, the terms and modalities of the scholarship disbursement). You will necessarily have to sign it before departure.

By signing it you commit yourself to:

  • carry out the activities stipulated in the endorsement letter
  • comply with the conditions stipulated for both the achievement of CFUs and the disbursement of the scholarship

 

 

How to enroll

To participate, you have to present to the Course Council, through the Erasmus Office of your department:

  • the documents attesting the pre-requirements established by the Erasmus+ for traineeship call
  • other useful information for the Course Board to adopt its resolution

If the Course Board approves the application, you will have to fullfill the request form on https://erasmus.servizionline.unige.it/bt using your UniGePass login to access and enclosing the endorsement letter.

After receiving the verdict, the Internationalization Service will contact you if you win and will then prepares the mobility contract, a document that specifies the terms of your stay abroad (e.g.: period, type of activity, UniGe mobility contact person, terms and conditions of payment of the scholarship) and must be signed by you necessarily before departure. By signing this document, you undertake to:

  • carry out the activities provided for in the endorsement letter
  • comply with the conditions for obtaining training credits and for the granting of the scholarship

Financial contribution

The study grant and the travel expense grant within the maximum amounts provided will be disbursed as follows:

  • 1st installment following the signing of the contract and related insurance fulfillments:
    • 50% of the grant
  • 2nd installment upon return:
    • 50% of the scholarship
    • travel expense contribution

The second and final installment of the scholarship will be paid only upon the actual recognition of at least 2 total CFUs for the activity abroad. If you have not earned any credits, you will also have to return what you have already received.

For the disbursement of the scholarship, travel expenses contribution, and for the recognition of the mobility period you will have to send, once you return, to the Internationalization Service the following documents:

  • a statement certifying the period of mobility and the activity performed, completed and stamped by the host facility
  • your activity report
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The activity must be continuous, so any requests for interruption you must notify borsatesi@unige.it promptly. The mobility activity can be monitored for smooth progress.

 

Financial aid

The scholarship and the refund for the travel expenses, up to the maximum amount established, will be paid according to the following schedule:

  • 1 st installment after subscription of the contract and the health insurance policy:
    • 50% of the scholarship
  • 2 nd installment upon return to Italy:
    • 50% of the scholarship
    • Refund of the travel expenses

The second and last installment of the scholarship will be paid only after the recognition of at least 2 CFU credits for the activity abroad. If you have not obtained any CFU, you will have to refund what you have already received.

To receive the scholarship, the refund of the travel expenses and to have the period of mobility recognized, you have to provide, once in Italy, the following documents to the Internazionalization Service:

  • certificate issued and stamped by the hosting institution attesting the period of mobility and the specific activity
  • your activity report
  • documents attesting travel expenses

The activity abroad has to be continuous. Requests of interruption must be immediately sent to the e-mail address borsatesi@unige.it for their assessment. The mobility can, however, be monitored to check its regular development.