Virtual International Programme (VIP) - Outgoing

VIP is a virtual mobility program organized by Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen (JLU), Germany with a permanent offer of activities and dedicated to  UniPD students interested in a virtual exchange experience to complement their studies.

General features:

  • Students have the possibility to select from a diverse range of online courses, ranging from 1 to 6, offered across all 11 faculties of JLU at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Courses will take place in English, German, Spanish, French.
  • A total of 45 online courses are available, providing a comprehensive academic experience with the following features:
           - Always available;
           - Current courses and new perspectives;
           - Interdisciplinary Courses organized by teachers from different areas of study;
           - Multiculturalism, digitalization and teamwork.
  • Exclusive access to five German language courses, catering to varying proficiency levels from beginner to advanced (A0 to B2+).
  • Participants will receive an official Transcript of Records, documenting earned credit points from JLU.
  • The VIP program is offered to UniPD students for free.
  • An online Orientation Week is organized before the beginning of courses.
  • During the course a weekly support program through E-mentoring via email, videocalls and social events is foreseen to encourage connections between students.

  Who can apply

The programme is open and free of charge to all UNIPD students regularly enrolled in a course of study and is especially aimed at those who do not yet feel ready for a study experience abroad but would like to have a taste of an international study experience.

It is not possible to participate in VIP courses during a period of international mobility (even virtual).

  Why you should participate

Participating students will have the opportunity to discover the German education system, collaborate with colleagues from all over the world, explore topics of personal and/or academic interest, and develop intercultural skills.


The VIP takes place twice a year for the winter semester (October-February) and summer semester (April-July) according to the academic calendar of the Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen.

  How to apply

The application procedure is held entirely by the Justus-Liebig Universitat Giessen. Students who want to apply have to fill in the online form by the set deadline. 

Winter semester 2024/25: application form deadline July 31, 2024 

Enrolment and examination certificates in English must be enclosed with applications. Please refer to the appropriate procedure for obtaining certificates.

No procedure with UNIPD is required for enrolling in the programme, if done out of personal interest.  Only those who wish to apply for credit recognition must carry out the procedure on Uniweb as per the instructions they will receive at their institutional email address during the course of the semester.  It is recommended that you enquire in advance about the recognition rules for your course of study and check the possibility of doing so with the Course President or their delegate, if necessary.

  Info meeting

Information meetings are planned and organized by the Unipd Projects and Mobility Office:

Previous info meeting 

  Credit recognition

The recognition of credits is not guaranteed.
Only modules with credits may be recognised. A grade must be obtained for credits to be included in the plan, pass/failed modules are not recognised.
Some study courses do not allow recognition, others have specific regulations. You are always invited to enquire in advance about any restrictions and rules and in case of doubt to contact the President of your course of study or their delegate for confirmation.

Please note that students are responsible to check that not more than the 10% of credits foreseen by their study plan are taken online (through this programme or any other, included courses at UNIPD). 

Local Development and Humanities students may only recognise credits outside the study plan.

About History and Historical Sciences students, the credit recognition is not allowed. 

Everyone who needs to proceed with recognition must complete the registration procedure and the learning agreement in Uniweb before the end of the semester. Participants will receive more detailed instructions to their UniPD e-mail address. 

Projects and Mobility Office
International Relations Division
University of Padua
Lungargine del Piovego, 1 - 35131 Padua, Italy

Projects and Mobility Office

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego n.1 - 35131 Padova