Erasmus+: School of Engineering

This page contains specific information on Erasmus+ for students in the School of Engineering and therefore for the following Departments:

  • Department of Management and Engineering - DTG
  • Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering - ICEA
  • Department of Information Engineering - DEI
  • Department of Industrial Engineering - DII

For all other information relating to Erasmus+, students should refer to the Erasmus + for studies Call.

Mobility Unit Desk
Stefania Maso
Via Gradenigo 6/A
Receiving hours: by appointment only
Telephone : +39 049 827 7725 - fax +39 049 827 3060
E-mail: erasmus.ingegneria@unipd.it

Call 2021/22

  Partner Universities

Students can apply for two destinations, in order of preference.

Students are recommended to consult the websites of the partner universities (paying close attention to the educational courses on offer) and refer to their Academic Coordinator, to receive advice on the destinations that they are interested in and which exams they may be able to take abroad. Any courses will have to be entered (in their original language) in the proposal of activities to carry out abroad, to be attached to the student’s application on Uniweb.

At a later stage, after the lists of successful students have been published, students that have been offered and have accepted their place must submit the Learning Agreement on Uniweb, consulting with their Academic Coordinator.

  Admission Pre-requisites

Students enrolled in their first year of a Bachelor’s degree course are eligible for selections as follows:

  • First Call: all students enrolled in the first year
  • Second Call: students must have at least 15 credits registered on Uniweb

Attention: all students in subsequent years enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree course are allowed to apply, as long as they have at least 40 credits registered on Uniweb at the time of applying

Specialist/Master’s Degrees

All specialist and Master’s degree course students may apply, as they will have already acheived the minimum amount of credits required from their Bachelor’s degree course.

Single-cycle Master’s Degrees

Since mobilities normally take place from the third year onwards, students are advised not to apply if they are only just enrolled in the first year in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Students in subsequent years can apply if they have at least 40 credits registered on Uniweb at the time of applying.

  Submitting the Application

Students can apply for two destinations in order of preference.

For information on the application procedure and the relevant documents, visit the page Apply to Erasmus.

  Selection criteria and assigning of places

If a student is granted a place at both destinations: they will automatically be assigned the first choice (they will no longer be considered for the second). If they are granted a place at the second choice: they will automatically be assigned the second (they will no longer be considered for the first choice). If they are granted a place at the first choice: they will automatically be assigned the first (they will no longer be considered for the second choice).

The selection of students and the assigning of places is decided by the Academic Coordinator on the basis of merit, time spent at the University and the productivity of the student according to Uniweb; as outlined by the regulations from the School of Engineering, which were recently redefined. Any data cannot be modified in any way.

The School Regulations allow Academic Coordinators the possibility to, where they deem appropriate, award additional points to candidates, for certain parameters:

  • year of mobility: points awarded by the Coordinator to favor or oppose a mobility in certain years of the student’s career
  • language: points awarded for knowledge of the hosting country’s language, based on the certification required;
  • course of study in relation to that of the exchange: points assigned by the Coordinator to favor students in courses of study that relate to those at the Host Institution. If the Host University proposes mandatory courses for the area of study, the Coordinator can exclude ‘fuori area’ students
  • thesis and courses abroad: points assigned to favor thesis work or courses at the Host Institution. If the Host University proposes obbligatory conditions for study activities, the  Coordinator can exclude students whose programmes of study do not comply
  • priority is given in the selection process to students who have not already taken part in an Erasmus+ exchange in the same study cycle, as indicated in the Call
  • other factors available to the Coordinator (for example ‘lode’ in the degree, motivation etc.)

The final list of successful students for each exchange will be decided on the basis of the sum of ‘base points’ and any ‘Coordinator points’ (if assigned), as indicated in the School of Engineering’s Regulations.

  Thesis Work, Research and Internships Abroad

The Erasmus+ Programme allows students the chance to carry out thesis work, research and internships at the university abroad.

Students intending to carry out the abovementioned activities must prepare a letter, signed by their Supervisor in Padova (or if the student is not yet able to define the argument or supervisor, the Academic Coordinator). For this letter students should use the model available online and it should include a declaration of the Supervisor’s support of the activity abroad.

  Language knowledge

The level of linguistic knowledge is not strictly required at the time of the application on Uniweb.

Despite this, the applicant must be aware that the Host University may request a certified language knowledge of a particular level. In this case, the language level is considered one of the Host University’s pre-requisites and therefore must be demonstrated months in advance of the departure (by 1st April for those departing in the first semester to some Scandinavian institutions for example). The student must carefully check the webpages of the university abroad, (under the heading ‘Language Requirements for Erasmus Students’) in order to check the requirements needed. Students are recommended to carefully weigh up the feasibility of gaining the necessary level or whether it would be better to choose another destination. The indications given in the file ‘list of exchanges’ reflect the requirements outlined by the agreement between the Partner University with the Università di Padova and can therefore contain information that is outdated or different from that indicated on their website, which is the most up-to-date and therefore reliable source.

In the event that the Host University requires specific language certifications (for example TOEFL, IELS etc.) students must independantly provide them.

  List of Successful Students and Accepting on Uniweb

  • Publication of list of successful students First Call: from 8th April 2021
  • Publication of list of successful students Second Call: from 16th June 2021

Attention: The lists of successful students will be published exclusively on the page: www.unipd.it/en/erasmus-studies-out. These will be the only forms of communication.

There will be no personal communications, neither written nor by telefone.

Successful students must accept the place according to the formats and timescales indicated on the page Accept or decline the Erasmus place.

In the event that there are any errors/delays in the sending of the lists to the office, there could be variations to the dates/deadlines , in which case students would be able to accept the place in a subsequent period.

At the time of accepting, students are required to indicate a start date for the mobility period abroad; if they have no idea for the date they are recommended to put 1st September.

It will be possible to change the date at a later period.

It is not possible to bring the date forward from the second semester to the first.

  Additional funding

n order to benefit from the funding students must submit an application for the Regional Study Scholarship and an ISEE/ISEU on Uniweb between 9th and 22nd July. It is very important to prepare the ISEE/ISEU well in advance (at least two weeks are needed in order to issue the documentation).

Students from the second-year “fuori corso” will not receive any additional funding.

  Learning Agreement

For instructions on completing the Learning Agreement and the necessary documentation, students should consult the page Submitting and changing the Learning Agreement, where specific indications for departments are also outlined.

Before departing, all students with an Erasmus place must submit a Learning Agreement on Uniweb, in which the educational activities they will carry out (thesis work, courses etc.) are indicated. The Learning Agreement must be submitted:

  • By 15th June for students that will depart in the first semester
  • By 15th October for students that will depart in the second semester

After the Learning Agreement has been approved on Uniweb by the Academic Coordinator/Head of the Degree Course (or their delegate), the student must independently send the approved version in PDF format to the International/Erasmus Office at the Host University, requesting the signature of approval (which must be obtained before the departure).

Some educational secretaries for certain courses of study (for example DEI and DTG) have specific indications regarding the Learning Agreement. Students must personally check with the educational secretary for their course of study if there are formats and/or deadlines different from those indicated above.

  Recognition of activities carried out abroad

After the learning agreement has been approved on Uniweb by the President of the Council of the course of study or his authorised delegate, the student must autonomously send the pdf of the approved learning agreement to the International office of the university of destination, requesting a signature for approval (which must be received before departure).

Some teaching secretariats of the course in which the student is enrolled (this is certainly the case for students belonging to the DEI and DTG departments) have specific instructions regarding Learning Agreements: students are required to check personally with the teaching secretariat of their course whether their own course council has set different deadlines and/or procedures to those indicated above

  Recognition of activities undertaken abroad

The recognition of the activities carried out abroad must be completed considering the approved Learning Agreement and the indications given by the delibere of the Senato accademico on 13/04/2015 and 15/12/2020.

For the conversion of foreign votes to the Italian system (out of thirty) according to the shared European rules, students should consult the page: conversion of the grades and ECTS table.