Erasmus+ for study

The University of Padova has always been very active within the framework of the Erasmus programme and its participation goes back to the origins of the programme in 1988, when the first agreements for student exchange (Erasmus-ICPs) were established. Padova has now over 1350 bilateral agreements with more than 500 European universities in 33 countries, being  the third university at Italian level.

As of 2015, the University of Padova is also successfully participating in the "Erasmus+ for study - International Credit Mobility initiative", which promotes mobility flows with countries outside Europe.

Erasmus+ for study within the EU as well as outside Europe is part of the EU Erasmus+ Programme.

Course catalogue

Catalogue of course units held in English

Key academic dates

International candidates willing to come to Padova for an exchange period under the Erasmus+ for studies, shall apply at their own University.
Students' official nomination are to be sent to erasmus@unipd.it by their home Universities within May 15 (now extended to June 30) for first semester and whole academic year mobilities, and within September 15 for second semester mobilities.  

Index

  1. Erasmus+
  2. Application
  3. Identity Card
  4. Passport
  5. European Health Insurance Card
  6. Transcript of Records
  7. Learning Agreement
  8. Language Requirements

 

1. Erasmus+

What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+, the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work.
In addition to providing grants for individuals, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and link the world of Education and the labour market in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, support will be provided for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
The seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion. This represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and shows the EU commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth (e.g. Lifelong Learning Programme as well as Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, etc.) it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors. Getting access to the new programme will be easier than in previous programmes, thanks to simplified funding rules.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

How can I apply?
You can find all the instructions in the relative section Application.

When can I apply?
The deadline for the whole year and the first semester is 15th June.
The deadline for the second semester is 15th November.


2. Application

Where can I find the application form?
Click on Application Form.

Can I apply online?
Yes.

Do I have to send anything by air-mail?
No. All the documents have to be submitted through the online application, while the language certificates have to be submitted by email.


3. Identity Card

Do I have to scan both side of the Identity Card?
Yes.

Can I upload the Passport instead of the Identity Card?
Yes.

My ID will expire before my arrival in Padova, what should I do?
Upload your Identity Card and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.

My ID will expire before the end of my Erasmus Mobility, what should I do?
Upload your ID and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.


4. Passport

Do I have to scan both side of the Passport?
Yes.

My Passport will expire before my arrival in Padova, what should I do?
Upload your Passport and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.

My Passport will expire before the end of my Erasmus Mobility, what should I do?
Upload your Passport and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.


5. European Health Insurance Card

What is the European Health Insurance Card?
A free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.

What do I have to do, if I do not have the EHIC?
You have to request your EHIC to the charged institution in your country.

Can I submit a private health insurance instead of the EHIC?
Yes. Upload a certificate of your private insurance.

My EHIC will expire before my arrival in Padova, what should I do?
Upload your EHIC and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.

My EHIC will expire before the end of my Erasmus Mobility, what should I do?
Upload your EHIC and when you will have the new one send us another scanned copy.


6. Transcript of Records

What is the Transcript of Records?
The Transcript of Records is the list grades you received at your University.

If I am a Graduate Student, should I include also my Undergraduate records?
Yes.

My grades of the current year have not been processed, what should I do?
You can upload your previous grades and later, once the more recent grades are available, you can send us an update of your transcript.

Does the transcript have to be translated in English?
Yes.

Should I make an official translation?
No, you can upload an unofficial translation.


7. Learning Agreement

What is the Learning Agreement?
The Learning Agreement is the document stating the courses you are going to attend at the University of Padova in substitution of the courses you would have attended in your Home University.

Where can I find the list of courses?
All the courses offered by the University of Padua are listed in this database:
English version
Italian version

Does the University of Padova offer courses in English?
Yes. The courses held in English are listed at the bottom of the page dedicated to each School.
Agricultural Studies and Veterinary
Economics and Political Sciences
Law
Engineering
Medicine
Psychology
Sciences
Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage

What should I write in the LA in case of thesis or laboratory internship?
For the Bachelor Thesis, you should write “Project Work”.
For the Master Thesis, you should write “Master Thesis”.
For the Laboratory Internship, you should write “Laboratory”.

Can I insert the Italian language course in the Learning Agreement?
Yes.

How many ECTS I will obtain?
3 ECTS.

Which is the full name of the Italian language course?
Italian Language Laboratory.

Who has to sign my Learning Agreement?
Your Learning Agreement has to be signed first by your Home University coordinator and finally by your coordinator in Padua.

When can I make them sign my Learning Agreement?
Your Home University coordinator should sign the LA before you submit the Application. Your coordinator in Padova will sign it after you have submitted the application.

Can I use the Learning Agreement Form of my Home University?
Yes.

How should I complete the Learning Agreement form?
You have to choose courses coherent with the program you are attending as well as with your previous studies.

Can I choose courses offered by different School and/or Departments?
Yes.


8. Language requirements

Should I provide any English Language Certificate?
Yes, only in case you are going to attend courses held in English.

Which English level do you require?
Level B1 according to the European Language Framework.

Should I provide any Italian Language Certificate?
Yes, only in case you are going to attend courses held in Italian.

Which Italian level do you require?
Level A2 according to the European Language Framework.

Which kind of certificate should I submit?
It can be an official certificate (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge University, etc.).
It can be an unofficial certificate such as an attendance certificate of an intensive course OR a certificate of the International Relations Office or a Professor of your University attesting your language level OR an equivalent language exam included in your Transcript of records.

Which is the deadline for submitting the language certificate/s?
The language certificate/s can be submitted after the Application deadline but before your arrival in Padua.

Can I meet the language requirements attending an Italian language course in Padua?
No, the certificate should be sent before your arrival.

Is there any language course offered by the University of Padua?
Yes, you can find all the information in the website of the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo.

The CLA - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo promotes, organizes and offers Italian language courses for foreign students, researchers and professors. The courses cover levels A1 to C2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Registered students and lecturers are free to use the multimedia facilities and the language laboratory for self-learning; they can also have access to audiovisual and computerized resources.

For any further information:
CLA - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo
via venezia, 16 - Padova
tel. +39 049 827 6185
didattica.cla@unipd.it

Erasmus Desk (Main Desk)
International Relations Office - LLP Erasmus programme
Palazzo Bo
via VIII Febbraio 1848, 2 - 35122 Padova
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 3061 - +39 049 827 3060
E-mail: erasmus@unipd.it
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm; on Tuesdays and Thursdays also from 3 pm to 4.30 pm.

Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Susanne Kloehn
Phone and fax: +39 049 8272538 - +39 049 8272529
E-mail: erasmus.agripolis@unipd.it

Economics and Business Administration
Elisabetta Zanaga
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 1290/1271 - +39 049 8271225
E-mail: international.economia@unipd.it

Engineering and Mathematical, Natural and Physical Sciences
Stefania Maso
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 5804 - +39 049 827 3060
E-mail: stefania.maso@unipd.it

Pharmacy
Silvia Boscolo (in replacement for Claudia Veronese)
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 5840 - +39 049 827 5334
E-mail: silvia.boscolo@unipd.it

Arts and Philosophy and Education
Alessandra Miola
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 8676/79 - +39 049 827 3060
E-mail: alessandra.miola@unipd.it

Medicine and Surgery
Giuseppe Scarsi
Phone and fax: +39 049 821 7834 - +39 049 821 8680
E-mail: erasmus.medicinachirurgia@unipd.it

Psychology
Sara Pellegrini
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 6163 - +39 049 827 6489
E-mail: erasmus.psicologia@unipd.it

Law
Maurizio Minicuci
erasmus@giuri.unipd.it

Statistics
Veronica Costa
Phone and fax: +39 049 827 4118 - +39 049 827 4120
E-mail: erasmus@stat.unipd.it

Political Sciences
Veronica Costa
Phone and fax: +39 049 8274085 - +39 049 8274207
e-mail: erasmus.spgi@unipd.it

Download Erasmus Key Data - updated 19 February 2015

Beyond official contacts, a list is provided of agreements currently in place between the university of Padova and other HEIs participating in Erasmus+, which are required for the students’ mobility to take place. The name of the respective coordinators is indicated for each agreement.

Download Erasmus Key Data - updated 19 February 2015

Download Erasmus agreements and Coordinators (.pdf)

Download Useful offices (map)