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Outgoing Erasmus+ study

Measures for outgoing and incoming Erasmus+ in Covid-19 time

Through Erasmus+, UniGe offers you the choice of a study or internship experience in one of the many countries participating in the mobility program and provides financial support to help you make the most of this experience.

Erasmus+ mobility allows you:

  • a university career enriched by a quality experience
  • an in-depth knowledge of a different European reality
  • the full recognition of CFUs acquired by taking exams or doing thesis research at the partner location

Important documents

Below you will find all the documentation you need to participate in the Erasmus+ study mobility program.

Essential information

What is it

Erasmus+ for study is a program that offers the possibility of studying abroad in one of the participating states in the mobility program and provides a grant to eligible students to help them make the most of the experience.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are regularly enrolled in UniGe
  • you are enrolled for single courses leading to admission to master’s degree courses (known as a carriera ponte)
  • you fulfil the admission prerequisites for each exchange as established by the foreign Institution and by the individual departments of UniGe at the time the application is submitted

How long can you stay?

Your Erasmus may last from 3 to 12 months.

Get in contact with your Internationalisation Tutor to set the exact dates of your stay and the classes you will take. Make sure to check the teaching periods and all the available courses.

Have you had previous Erasmus mobility experiences?

As a UniGe student, you have the opportunity to undertake one or more Erasmus+ mobility.

The total period reserved for mobility is different according to the study cycle you are enrolled in:

  • I cycle - Bachelor's degree: 12 months maximum (360 days)
  • II cycle - Master's degree, 1st level Master: 12 months maximum (360 days)
  • Master's degree (5/6 years): 24 months maximum (720 days)
  • III cycle - Ph.D., specialization course, 2nd level master: 12 months maximum (360 days)

Before applying, you have to check that the residual amount of time remaining for another Erasmus+ mobility is at least 90 days.

For example, if you have already undertaken, in the same study cycle (Bachelor's degree), an Erasmus mobility of 5 months for study purposes and of 4 months for traineeship purposes (for a total of 9 months), you are allowed to apply and spend a maximum period of 3 months abroad, independently of the duration of the scholarship in the call.

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Destinations

Check the Erasmus manifesto in the Important documents section of this page to find the list of partner institutions.

Instructions for use

To participate

You can enroll in the program if:

  • you are regularly enrolled in UniGe
  • you are enrolled in individual educational activities aimed at admission to Master's degree programs (so-called bridging career)
  • at the time of submission of the application you possess the prerequisites for access established by the foreign location and the individual teaching facilities of UniGe

How long

Your Erasmus can last from 3 to 12 months.

You need to agree with your contact professor on the exact dates of your stay and the courses to be taken. Check the teaching periods and courses offered at the foreign university.

Have you been on Erasmus before?

As a UniGe student, you have the opportunity to carry out one or more Erasmus+ mobilities.

The period comprehensive reserved for mobility is different depending on the course of study you are enrolled in:

  • Cycle I - Bachelor's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • cycle II - bachelor's/master's degree, master's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • single-cycle master's degree: maximum 24 months (720 days)
  • cycle III - PhD, postgraduate course, 2nd level master's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)

Before applying, you should therefore check that the remaining period still available to you for further Erasmus+ mobility is at least 90 days.

For example, if in the same bachelor's degree program you have already done one Erasmus mobility for study purposes for 5 months and one for internship purposes for 4 months (for a total of 9 months), you will be able to apply and do a maximum period of 3 months abroad, regardless of the duration of the grant provided by the announcement.

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Destinations

Check the Erasmus Manifesto, in the Important Documents section of this page, to find the list of destinations.

How to apply

1. Read the call and the Erasmus Manifesto

In the Important documents section of this page, please read carefully:

  • the call, to find out how to enroll and participate
  • the Erasmus Manifesto, to check the prerequisites of your Department group, and the prerequisites of the foreign university where you'd like to go

2. Application

Apply for the selection procedure via servizi online.

3. Interview

You will have to attend a mandatory interview.

You will be excluded from the interview if you meet the minimum requirements set by your Department Area and, eventually, by the Foreign Institution.

You will be selected according to:

  • your academic curriculum
  • your language skills
  • your learning motivations and which classes you plan to attend when abroad
  • your personal motivations (e.g. your academic interests)

4. Check the rankings

Check if your ranking has been published.

5. Accept the scholarship

6. Sign the agreement

Signing the documents is mandatory. The scholarship will be activated only after your signature.

Read carefully the instructions, on the UniGe OnlineService webpage, for signing the Erasmus+ agreement.

Before you leave

Before you leave, please remember to:

  • check the deadlines and ways to enroll in a foreign university
  • copy your identity card or passport validity (renew if it's about to expire)
  • check the "Entering and staying in the foreign country" section of the call
  • check that you have your Health Insurance Card with you and make sure that you have health coverage at your ASL
  • enroll in the language courses at Settore Sviluppo Competenze Linguistiche (ex CLAT), if assigned
  • fill in the Before the mobility part of the Learning Agreement, which you can find in the Important documents section of this page (please, read the guidelines). Sign it and have it signed by the President of the CCS or the Department Delegate. Scan the document and send it by email to the contact person of the foreign university. Ask to sign it and send it back. Once you've got it, please send it by email to School Desk

N.B. For more information, please read the Erasmus+ for study student kit and the International mobility manual for students in the Important documents section of this page.

Sign the Richiesta di riconoscimento esami in Mobilità estera (Request for recognition of exams in foreign mobility), in the Important documents section, where the exams (also choice type) that you intend to take at the host university and the corresponding exam or training activity of your plan of study should be listed. The paper recognition request must be given to the International Relations Office of the School before the departure, in concomitance with the filling out of the Learning Agreement.

Renounce of the Erasmus+ mobility period and scholarship

You can renounce your mobility period and your scholarship by using the renouncement form (Annex C in the Important documents section of this page).

Please return ASAP the filled form and a photocopy of your ID to the Settore Mobilità Internazionale, or send it by mail or fax, within the date defined in the call.

Verification of language skills

If you need a attestation of your level of proficiency in foreign language(s), you can contact the Language Skills Development Section and read the information posted on the page dedicated to Erasmus+ Outgoing students.


You can take a test of English and 1 other language according to the location of your interest (your choice of French, German and Spanish) and book the tests, according to the deadlines indicated in the dedicated section and published on the AulaWeb.

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Test results are preferential evaluation elements for the purpose of your ranking. In fact, the Selection Boards may apply a reduction in your score if:

  • you have not taken the tests prepared by the Language Skills Development Sector
  • you have not attached any certification
  • to your application.

N.B. For any information about the tests please write to erasmus.clat@unige.it

During the Erasmus+

On your arrival

To modify the Learning Agreement

If you want to change, add or delete a teaching unit that you indicated earlier, you can do so.

Fill in the part of the Learning Agreement called During the mobility:

  • list which exams you want to delete and which to add in table A2
  • the correspondence of the added/changed teaching units must be specified in table B2

When the form is complete with all the signatures, send it by email to the School Desk with a copy to the Internationalization Office.

To extend your study abroad

If you wish to extend your stay abroad beyond the duration provided for in the agreement, you must send by email to the International Mobility Service the request for period extension (annex B in the Important documents section of this page) with a declaration of the foreign university's willingness to accept the Erasmus+ conditions for the new duration and the Richiesta di riconoscimento esami in Mobilità estera - Request for the approval of exams in Foreign Mobility (in the Important documents section of this page) of the professor in charge at Università di Genova.

You must submit your documentation at least 30 days before the end of the Erasmus period that you have signed up for.

Remember the period abroad:

  • may not last more than 12 months (must necessarily end by 30 September of the reference year)
  • there must be no interruption between the period of study already authorized and its extension
  • you will have to take further exams to justify the extension request

Before leaving

Before leaving remember to:

  • check the deadlines and procedures for registering at the foreign university
  • check the validity of your identity card or passport. If expiring, arrange for renewal
  • check the procedures for entry and stay in the foreign country (read the relevant section of the application notice)
  • check that you have a valid Health Card with you. Make sure at your ASL that you have health coverage
  • enrol in language courses at the Language Competence Development Sector (ex CLAT), if assigned
  • fill out the Before the mobility part of the Learning Agreement, which can be found in the Important Documents section of this page. This part must be signed by you, your CCS Chairperson or Department Delegate and the person in charge at the foreign office. Once you have obtained all the authorisations, you will need to get a copy to the Erasmus staff at the Department/School

N.B.For more information read the Erasmus+ Student Kit and the International Student Mobility Handbook in the Important Documents section of this page.

Waiving the mobility period and Erasmus+ grant

You may renounce the mobility period and the awarded grant even after your acceptance, using the Renouncement Form (Form C in the Important Documents section of this page).

In order to allow the rankings to be updated, send or deliver to the International Mobility Department as soon as possible the completed form and a copy of your identity document, preferably by the date defined in the call for applications.

Before you come back

Before returning to Italy, remember to:

  • have your Certificate of Attendance (in the Important documents section of this page) from the foreign university and send it to UniGe International Mobility Service or, when you are back, bring the master copy to the UniGe International Mobility Service in Piazza della Nunziata 6 - 2nd floor
  • have the Transcript of Records (ToR) with the list of exams passed and their ratings released and take it with you. If it is not ready yet, make an agreement with the foreign university so that it can be sent to you by email in pdf format or in any other way

During Erasmus+

Upon your arrival

  • enrol at the foreign university
  • within 5 days from arrival have the certificate of arrival (Form A in the Important Documents section of this page) filled out by the foreign university, stamped and signed and sent to the International Mobility Department

To modify the Learning Agreement

If you want to change, add, or delete a teaching that you had previously indicated, you can do so.

Fill out the part of the Learning Agreement called During the mobility:

  • indicate which exams you intend to delete and which you intend to add in Table A2
  • in Table B2 you need to specify the correspondence of the added/changed exams

Once the form is complete with all signatures, email it to the Erasmus staff at the Department or School and the International Mobility Office.

To extend the stay abroad

If you intend to extend your stay abroad beyond the duration provided for in the agreement, you must mail to the International Mobility Sector the request to extend the Erasmus+ period (form B in the Important Documents section of this page) complete with a declaration of willingness of the foreign university to accept the Erasmus+ conditions for the new duration.

You must send your documentation at least 30 days before the end of the Erasmus period you have signed up for.

Remember that:

  • the period abroad may not exceed 12 months (it must end before 30 September of the year in question)
  • there may be no breaks between the period of study already authorised and its extension
  • you must motivate your request for an extension by completing the During the Mobility section of the Learning Agreement

You are about to return

Before returning to Italy, remember:

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  • get the Attestation of Attendance (in the Important Documents section of this page) issued by the foreign University, which must be sent by email to the International Mobility Department of the University of Genoa coopint@unige.it directly from the offices of the University hosting you - or deliver it yourself upon your return, in original, to the International Mobility Department of UniGe, Piazza della Nunziata 6 - second floor
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  • pick up your Transcript of Records (ToR) with the list of exams taken and the relative grades and bring it with you. In the event that it is not yet ready, make arrangements with the foreign university to have it sent to you by e-mail in pdf format or by other means.
  • The ToR is a copy of the ToR.

Once you are back

Grades conversion

  1. if the foreign university participates in the EGRACONS (European Grade Conversion System) project, the conversion will be conducted according to the procedures of the European ECTS guide
  2. if the foreign university is not a member of the EGRACONS project but provides the necessary data, the council will adopt the European ECTS guide
  3. otherwise, the council will convert the grades following the Grade Conversion List

Grades registration

All grades converted by the program council will be transcribed on your record by the student office/school student office.

Once back

Recognition of the activity carried out abroad

When you return, hand over to Department or School Erasmus staff the documentation of exams taken abroad:

  • the Transcript of Records (send a copy to the course coordinator)

At this point the coordinator brings for approval by the Course Council:

  • the recognition of your educational activity
  • the number of CFUs recognized
  • the conversion of grades

Conversion of grades

  1. if the foreign university adheres to the EGRACONS (European Grade Conversion System) project, conversion of the grade into thirtieths will be done following the procedures of the European ECTS guide
  2. if the foreign university does not join the EGRACONS project but makes the necessary data available, the board will adopt the European ECTS guide
  3. otherwise, the council will convert grades following the Grade Conversion List

Registration of votes

Exams recognized by the Board of Studies will be transcribed into your career by your student secretary/one-stop shop.

Verify your language skills

If you need a certificate of your level of knowledge of the foreign language(s), you can contact the Settore Sviluppo Competenze Linguistiche and read the informations published on the page dedicated to Erasmus+ Outgoing.

You can take the English test and 1 other language, depending on the location of your interest (you can choose between French, German and Spanish) and booking the tests, according to the deadlines indicated on the Aulaweb platform.

The test’s results are preferential elements of evaluation to allocate nominees in the ranking. The Selection Committee may apply a reduction in the score if you:

  • haven’t taken the tests provided by the Settore Sviluppo Competenze Linguistiche
  • haven’t attached any certification to your application

N.B. For more information about tests write to erasmus.clat@unige.it