Students’ Mobility for Study
What’s all about
IThe Erasmus Community Program allows students to pass a study period abroad for minimum 3 to maximum 12 months in a European University. During this period it is possible to take exams that will be recognized by UNINETTUNO in Italy.
Basic principles for the recognition of activities carried on abroad
The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, in the respect of the national rules currently in force, uses the European Credits Recognitions System (ECTS), based on the Bologna Process.
The University engages in assuring the full recognition of training activities and internship carried on by its own students abroad on condition that it complies with what is provided for in the Learning Agreement approved on the basis of the transcripts of records received from the hosting Universities.
If the transcripts of records assess exams in terms of ECTS, the University recognizes a number of credits corresponding to the awarded ones. If the hosting University does not adopt the ECTS system, the Faculty Council will fix the number of equivalent credits acquired by the student, on the basis of the programs of the courses attended abroad and on the basis of the educational workload.
Benefits for the "Erasmus student"
By participating in the Erasmus program it is possible to obtain a financial aid to support the expenses incurred during the study period. In addition, the Erasmus Program assures the exemption from paying university fees to the hosting University and the right to benefit from its services (accommodation, any language courses, access to libraries etc…) supplied by the hosting University.
Those who can participate in the program
In order to participate in Erasmus Program you have to:
Be regularly enrolled at least at the second year of the three-year course, second-cycle course or single cycle course at UNINETTUNO;
Have not benefitted for more than 9 months of an Erasmus mobility scholarship in the current study course;
Have a good command of the language of the hosting country (this is not an obligation for participating in the program, but some Universities can ask for language certificates, mainly in English)
WORKING STUDENTS can participate in the Erasmus program, but they have personally discuss this opportunity with their own employer to check whether this can be suitable to their current work position.
Attention to the notice
Every year the University publishes a notice to assign the study mobility scholarships that are available. For 2014/2015 academic year the notice has been published on the 5th May 2014 (in the Forms section of this website) and will allow the students to get study mobility scholarships of 6 or 12 months starting from September 2014.
The Erasmus+ Program established that it will be assigned a financial aid for students’ mobility for study reasons that can vary according to the destination country, based on what appears in the table below. The aid is given by the European Commission through the University.
(High living cost)
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal
(Low living cost
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
N.B. : the financial aid will be delivered based on the mobility days according to the outcomes resulting from the calculation rules established by the European Commission.
The contribution will be delivered in two installments: the payment of the first installment (corresponding to 80% of the total amount) will be made at the beginning of the training period. The remaining 20% will be calculated and delivered when the student comes back, further to submission of the full documentation of internship conclusion.
Where to go
It is possible to apply for an Erasmus mobility scheme at the European Universities that signed bilateral agreements with UNINETTUNO. The list of Universities for 2015/16 academic year is available. .
Filling in the Learning Agreement
The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO authorizes the mobility scheme only if there is a previous agreement between our University and the hosting University.
The student who has been selected for mobility will have to prepare a LEARNING AGREEMENT (study program), with the support of the International Mobility Office and the teachers of his own degree course. The Learning Agreement is an essential document with which the student and UNINETTUNO agree on what courses the student will follow in the hosting University.
The student has to submit 2 original copies of the Learning Agreement at least 30 days before leaving. The Learning Agreement has to be formally approved by the Dean of the Faculty or by a delegate, and by the person in charge of the International Mobility Office that will send it to the hosting University later on for acceptance.
The approved Learning Agreement can be modified before the end of the mobility period using the relevant forms.
Enrolling in the hosting University
Soon after resulting beneficiaries of a mobility scholarship, the students will have to enroll in the hosting Universities as “Erasmus students”.
ATTENTION! Every University has its own fixed deadlines and procedures to comply with for enrolling as an Erasmus student. The non compliance with these procedures and deadlines can entail the refusal by the hosting University to host the student and, consequently, the loss of the scholarship by the student.
Therefore, it is recommended to consult the Erasmus mobility section of the Internet site of the hosting University. In case of doubts it is possible to contact the University’s Erasmus managers.
Checking entry and healthcare rules of the hosting country
The student has to autonomously check whether he possess the documents that are required to enter the hosting country.
In most European countries you only need an identity card that is currently valid, but in some countries, such as Turkey, you need a visa. In any case it is advisable to check all this!
In addition, it is advisable to enquiry about the healthcare services offered by the hosting country through the local healthcare agencies (ASL) or diplomatic representations.
Civil liability or injury coverage in the place of study
The winning applicants will be covered against civil liability risks (any damages caused to third parties) and against injury by the University’s insurance policy.
Enhancing one’s own language skills
One of the objectives of the Erasmus+ program is that of enhancing the mobility students’ language skills. In the purpose of helping students to acquire working language skills before leaving, a tool called Online Linguistic Support was realized. This tool is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. The Erasmus student that will have to study using one of the above-mentioned languages as training language, will be able to use the Online Linguistic Support to check his own language skills before and after the mobility period as well as to enhance his language skills through special online courses.
N.B. : It is compulsory to fill in the language skills assessment questionnaire of the Online Linguistic Support and it is pre-condition to receive the mobility scholarship.
The number of licenses of use of the Online Linguistic Support is anyhow limited by the availability of Community funds. For all the students who will be unable to benefit from this service, the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO offers, through its online platform, distance language courses. The courses currently running are:
English (level A1, A2, B1, B2)
French (Level A1, A2)
Spanish (Level A1, A2)
The University’s students who are involved in the mobility programs can attend, at distance, these courses to enhance their language skills.
Finally, it is advisable to check whether hosting Universities offer language courses to Erasmus students.
Finding an accommodation
Generally, the hosting University’s Erasmus Office can give suggestions on how to find an accommodation. In some cases, the hosting University can make available facilities of its own.
Before confirming the accommodation it is advisable to complete all the enrolment procedures to be sure to be accepted by the hosting University. In addition, it is advisable that the period for which the accommodation is reserved coincide with the hosting University’s academic calendar in order to avoid paying a higher number of months than those required.
Collecting your documents before leaving
About one week before leaving it is necessary to go to the University to undersign the Mobility Agreement and collect the documents required for leaving. The signature of the agreement and the collection of the documents are COMPULSORY and ESSENTIAL.
During your stay abroad
Upon arrival the student has to make the hosting University’s fill in the ARRIVAL CERTIFICATE, including the date of beginning of the period, signature and stamp. The student has also to ask the hosting University’s Erasmus Office to send a scanned copy via e-mail to the Arrival Certificate to UNINETTUNO’s International Mobility Office.
Upon arrival the student has to submit an original copy of the Learning Agreement he obtained before leaving to the Erasmus Delegate of the hosting University and make him sign it and send a scanned copy to UNINETTUNO’s International Mobility Office via e-mail. The student has to keep the signed original copy with care!
Modification of the Learning Agreement
If it is necessary to modify the Learning Agreement, the student has contact UNINETTUNO’s International Mobility Office at his earliest convenience.
Study period certificate
Before coming back the student has to make the hosting University’s Erasmus Office fill in the STUDY PERIOD CERTIFICATE, including the date of of beginning and ending of the period, signature and stamp.
ATTENTION! The student has to carefully check the stated dates paying attention to the fact that the date state as final is not later than the date of signature of the document itself.
Transcript of records
Before coming back the student has to ask for a TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (grades certificate) including all passed exams, relative grades and awarded credits.
ATTENTION! If the Transcript of Records is missing, UNINETTUNO will not be able to validate the exams passed abroad.
For foreign students visiting UNINETTUNO
At the end of the mobility period, the International Mobility Office delivers the Transcript of records (grades certificate), including all passed exams, relative grades and awarded credits.
Back to Italy
Procedure for the acknowledgement of activities carried on abroad
In order to assure the acknowledgement of the educational activities and internship carried on abroad, the International Mobility Office posts the list of documents the students has to submit within 15 days from the end of the mobility period on the University’s website. The produced certificates is compared with what appears in the Learning Agreement and the Secretariats of the Deanships see to the acknowledgement of these activities.
The student has to submit to the International Mobility Office the following documents:
Certificate of the study period including beginning and ending dates of the Erasmus period, with stamp and signature of the hosting University.
Transcript of records (grades certificate), including all exams passed, relative grades and awarded credits or certificate of research-thesis (thesis activity certificate).
Initial learning agreement (original copy signed by the hosting University) and any modification to the learning agreement (original copy signed by the hosting University) filled in during the Erasmus period.
Final individual report.
In addition, he has to have made the language assessment test envisaged by the Online Linguistic Support for mobility purposes.
The above-listed documents are indispensable for the acknowledgement of the Erasmus period and their non-transmission can entail the loss of the right to the mobility.
Finally, it is advisable to remind that it is not possible to graduate before having completed the mobility period and before having obtained the acknowledgement of the activities carried out abroad. The student who intends to graduate soon after his coming back to Italy will have to conclude his mobility period at least one month before the date fixed of graduation and notify it to the International Mobility Office in due time.