Erasmus+: School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage

This page contains specific information for students enrolled in courses in the School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage, therefore in the following Departments:

  • Cultural heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music (DBC)
  • Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)
  • Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA)
  • Linguistic and Literary Studies (DISLL)

For any other enquiries regarding Erasmus+ for Studies, you should refer to the general information provided in the Call.

Mobility Unit Desk
Tania Van Luyten
Complex "Beato Pellegrino"
Via Vendramini, 13
35137 Padova PD
tel. 049 8279754
Receiving hours: by appointment only (book your appointment on Moodle)


Department Erasmus Coordinators
Paola Molino (DiSSGeA):
Alexandra Chavarria (DBC)
Rita Salis (FISPPA):
Katherine Ackerley (DISLL) :

Call 2024/25

Main information related to the call can be found below. Students interested in applying for the programme are strongly advised to participate in the information meetings (or to watch the recording that will be made available after the meeting on the Moodle page).

The information meeting’s calendar is available at the following link:

  Partner Universities

Destination universities are available in the new interactive platform:

You must select your course of study from the Study field drop-down menu. In the platform, the total number of months indicated under Number for each agreement must be divided by the number of available places indicated under Total number.

It is necessary to carefully read any notes on the portal and to read the fact sheets available on the Moodle page and on the website of the universities, paying particular attention to the language requirements and the academic offer.

After having chosen the destination(s) for which you intend to apply, It is necessary to note down all relevant information (e.g. Erasmus code, Academic Coordinator, ISCED/area of study) in order to select the correct destination in Uniweb.

Important: it is only possible to apply only for destinations that appear on the interactive destination portal as being linked to your Degree course (or to the Master's Degree Course you intend to enroll in for candidates in their third year of a bachelor degree course). Applications for destinations not intended for your Degree course will be automatically excluded.

  Application process

Students of the School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage may choose up to two destinations in order of priority (1, 2).
The application must be submitted in Uniweb.
For the application procedure and related forms, see the page Apply to Erasmus.

The application must contain the mandatory attachments (some destinations may require  additional requirements and documents. Any additional requirements and documents required are listed in the destination notes of the interactive portal):

1) Attachment 1 "Proposal of study activities" (to be downloaded here: indicate the courses to be taken at the host university (chosen based on the courses provided at the host university and according to any indications/limitations indicated on the destination notes in the interactive portal and/or on the host university’s website) with their original title in the foreign language (in English for minority language destinations) and the number of ECTS, if available. This attachment must NOT be signed by any professor. In case you are applying for more than one destination, you must indicate a proposal of activities for each destination according to the order of priority indicated. The form is in Word format and the applicant may add or remove lines from the course list according to his/her needs.

The proposal for a semester mobility must contain approximately 30 ECTS, while the proposal for an annual mobility must contain approximately 60 ECTS. Exceptions to this are candidates at the end of their career who may include fewer credits, but never less than 12 ECTS.

1A)° ONLY in case you want to do (also) thesis research: Attachment 1a (to be downloaded here: - this attachment must be signed either by the thesis supervisor at the University of Padova or by the academic coordinator. For Phd students the document must be signed by their tutor. In case two destinations are chosen: if the professor who signs the document is the same for both destinations chosen, both destinations must be clearly indicated; if the professors who signs is different, one document per destinations should be filled in and signed.

  • In you intend to do internship activities, it is mandatory to include also study activities (attendance of courses, seminars, exams) and you must fill in and attach both Attachment 1 and Attachment 1a.
  • If you intend to carry out study activities (courses, seminars, exams) and also research thesis activity, it is necessary to fill in and attach both Attachment 1 and Attachment 1a.

The letter for thesis and/or internship (Attachment 1 a) can be replaced by the email of the professor that authorizes the activity specifying the last name and first name of the student and the destination(s). The email must be attached in PDF format.

Please note: not all host universities accept exchange students for thesis research (or internship). Candidates are required to verify this condition with their Mobility Desk.

2) Cover letter: written in Italian (or in English in case of international students): max. 1 page, one letter for each destination chosen.

3) Any other mandatory attachments (language certification for the Arqus and Bergen destinations and/or any other documents indicated in the destination notes in the interactive portal)

Students enrolled in the third year of a bachelor degree program can apply to go on mobility in the first year of their master, but only if they intend to enroll in a master's program of the School.

In case they will have to indicate in the appropriate box of Attachment 1 the name of the Master program in which they intend to enroll and choose the destinations according to the future Master program of interest.

It is recommended to attend the information meetings or consult the information materials on the Moodle page for further details on how to fill out the attachments and the application.

  Admission and selection criteria

As well as the general criteria indicated in the Erasmus+ mobility for studies Call, there are also criteria specific to each School, available in the file below.

For the 2024/2025 call these criteria will be valid for all Erasmus+Study and SEMP destinations, except for the University destinations (Arqus and Bergen destinations) for which the University selection criteria will be used, available at the

  Language competence

Adequate knowledge of the language of the destination country is recommended and a B1 threshold level in the language of the courses offered at the host university is a prerequisite for participation in Erasmus+ mobility.

At the application stage, unless otherwise indicated in the destination notes on the interactive portal, a language certification is not compulsorily required. If the candidate does not have a certificate, he/she can self-certify his/her language level using the drop-down menu in the Uniweb application form. If the candidate has language certification, he/she can attach it to the application.

For many destinations, a language certificate will be required by the host University at the time of application. Successful students must check on the website of the host University the language requirements and certifications (if required).

For the University destinations (Arqus and Bergen), a language certification will be compulsorily required at the application stage; the minimum level required for each destination is indicated on the notes on the interactive portal. Please consult the for the list of accepted certifications.

  List of successful applicants

The allocation of the available scholarships is made by progressively considering each priority band, awarding the place to the candidate with the highest score within the priority band. A first ranking will be formed for the destinations chosen with priority 1. If the candidate is not successful in the destination indicated with priority 1, he/she may apply for the destination indicated with priority 2, if available.

The lists will be published exclusively on the Erasmus+ for studies page. This will be the only method of publication.

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

Successful students must accept their place according to the procedures and deadlines indicated on the page Accept Erasmus Place.

Students who are not awarded a scholarship remain on the ranking list of both destinations chosen for possible replacements, while those who are awarded a scholarship will automatically be excluded from the ranking list of the other destination chosen.

  Learning Agreement

In case that you are selected the Learning Agreement - an official document which ensures the full recognition of the educational activities carried out abroad - must be filled out according to the procedures and deadlines provided. Instructions on how to fill in this document on-line are available at the page: Submitting and changing the Learning Agreement.

More information on the compilation of the LA will be provided to selected students and made available on the School's Moodle page.

  Recognition of activities carried out abroad

At the end of the mobility, as soon as the Transcript of Records (or "Short Evaluation Report" in case of thesis research activity) is available, the Mobility Desk will provide the student with the instructions to start the recognition procedure.

For the conversion of foreign grades to the Italian grading system according to European rules, please consult the page Conversion of the grades and ECTS table.

The University is in no way responsible for the timing of the issuance of the Transcript of Records by the partner institutions.