Erasmus+: School of Economics and Political Science - SPGI

Here you can find specific information for students of the School of Economics and political science within the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI).

The Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) provides its students with a wide range of international educational opportunities within EU mobility programmes.
The Erasmus exchanges are promoted within a bilateral agreement between two Universities; the agreement is coordinated by an academic of the SPGI Department and an academic of the partner University. Each agreement establishes the number of mobility places available.
For specific information for students of the SPGI Department visit the Department’s web pages.

Mobility Unit Desk
Anna Gottardo
Department of Political, Legal and International Sciences (SPGI)
Via Del Santo, 28 – Padova
tel 049 8274085
fax 049 8274207
email: erasmus.spgi@unipd.it
Receiving hours: by appointment only

Academic Coordinator
Elena Calandri
Department of Political, Legal and International Sciences (SPGI)
Via Del Santo, 77 - Padova
Tel: 049 8278367
E-mail: elena.calandri@unipd.it
By appointment only

Call 2021/22

  Partner Universities

The list of partner Universities including the contact details of the departmental Erasmus coordinators for each Institution abroad is provided below.

For further information on destinations abroad and the educational courses and programmes on offer, you are advised to visit the partner Universities’ websites. When choosing the examinations you are going to sit abroad, you are invited to discuss it with the Mobility Unit Desk at SPGI Department or the departmental Erasmus coordinator of the destination you are interested in. Do not forget that the above-mentioned examinations must be entered in their original language into the activity proposal which must be annexed to the application.

  Initial language tests

To participate in the mobility programme and to be awarded the Erasmus grant, you are required an adequate knowledge of the destination country’s language. The level of linguistic knowledge is established by the host University and the departure is subject to the presentation of the required certificates within certain deadlines. It is therefore essential to know what is the level of language knowledge required by the Partners, which certificates must be presented (e.g. international certification, University Language Centre certification, certified language exam in career, etc.) and it is the student's responsibility to obtain the necessary documentation within the deadlines set by the Partners.

Additional points will be given to students who annex official language certificates to their application or students who have sat the language examination included in their study plan. If you have not sat the language examination as indicated in your study plan or in your previous student career you can be awarded the language points by one of the other methods described in the selection criteria. One of them is by means of the Erasmus language assessment test proposed by the department's lecturers at the time of the call for applications.

The Erasmus language tests scheduled for ranking list purposes only are listed below (registration is compulsory):

  • Spanish: Thursday 4 March 2021 at 3 p.m. (registration before Tuesday 2 March at 1 p.m.)
  • French: Monday 8 March 2021 at 9.00 a.m. (registration before Friday 5 March at 1.00 p.m).
  • Portuguese: Monday 1 March 2021 at 2.30 p.m. (registration before Friday 26 February at 1 p.m.)
  • English: Tuesday 9 March 2021 at 9.00 a.m. (registration before Friday, 5 March at 1.00 p.m.)
  • German: Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 5 p.m. (registration until Tuesday 2 March at 1 p.m.)

To sit the tests you are required to register by emailing erasmus.spgi@unipd.it within the above-mentioned dates. In the message you must specify your NAME, SURNAME and STUDENT ID. For Spanish German and Portuguese also indicate your level (Spanish: B1, B2 or C1, German A1, A2, B1 or B2, Portuguese: A2, B1 or B2).

  Selection criteria

Selection criteria are outlined in the decision made by the Council of the Department on 18 February 2021.

  Application procedure

For information on the application procedure and the related documents, visit the web page Apply to Erasmus

If you want to apply for thesis research activities, you are required to annex a letter by the thesis supervisor of the University of Padua and the acceptance letter by the professor of the host University who will be responsible for the research activity during the mobility period (emails are also accepted). The submission of the above-mentioned documents will provide you with additional points for the ranking list, 6 points for Bachelor’s students and 10 points for Master’s students.

  Lists of successful students

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

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

  Learning Agreement: completing the table

The Learning Agreement is an essential document for the activities carried out abroad to be recognised (both in the case of course units and thesis research activity).

For instructions on how to fill in the table and information on the documents required, visit the web page Submitting and Changing the Learning Agreement.

You must fill out the Learning Agreement according to the educational courses and programmes provided by the partner University before your departure. Besides, the LA has to be agreed by the Erasmus coordinator of your degree programme and, but only if necessary, the departmental Erasmus coordinator.

You are also required to annex the table for your degree programme in PDF format to the Learning Agreement on Uniweb. The table must be approved and signed (at least for the first version) by the Erasmus coordinator of your degree programme before being uploaded.

At any subsequent change to the Learning Agreement, you must always annex the latest version of the table.
The Learning Agreement countersigned by the partner University must be uploaded to the Erasmus Student Area on the Mobility Unit platform.

If you want to sit an examination of a language course unit of the host country’s language and associate it with the equivalent examination of your study plan or with a free-choice activity (free ECTS credits), you can add it to the Learning Agreement ONLY if it is a curricular course unit; a language course unit for Erasmus students will not be accepted nor recognised. You will also have to provide the link to the official syllabus of the course unit and upload it as an annex to the Learning Agreement.

Always store a copy of the documents.

Correspondence table - SPGI

You are required to annex the equivalence table related to your own degree programme to the Learning Agreement and the subsequently changed versions of the Learning Agreement.

Here below there are some guidelines to fill in the table:

  • you must fill in the table on your computer, not by hand
  • do not forget to fill in the student’s data section
  • in the column ‘examinations sat at the University’ indicate with an ‘X’ the examinations you have already sat at your University
  • in the column ‘planned examinations/examinations sat abroad’ you must specify the examinations you are supposed to sit abroad and the equivalent Italian examinations they are supposed to replace. The Erasmus examinations must be indicated with their original name in the foreign language
  • in the column ‘ECTS credits’ you must specify the university educational credits of the Erasmus examination
  • in the column ‘note’ you can type any additional note.

You are required to print and sign the table yourself and hand it in to the Erasmus coordinator of your degree programme, who has to check it and sign it. The table, approved and signed, must be uploaded to Uniweb along with the first Learning Agreement. The table must be updated according to future Changes to the Learning Agreement.

  List of Erasmus coordinators for each degree programme (updated on 23/03/2020)

The Erasmus coordinators for the degree programmes of the SPGI Department are listed below. They approve the Learning Agreement in Uniweb as ‘home institution’ (University of Padua).

  Recognition of exams taken abroad

After receiving the Transcript of Records, Mobility Unit Desk at the Department will contact you to recognise examinations.

If the partner University uses the ECTS or a system that allows the direct conversion of educational credits into ECTS credits, the activity carried out abroad will be recognised in accordance with the approved Learning Agreement and table, pursuant to the guidelines detailed in the decision of the Academic Senate on 13/04/2015 and on 15/12/2020.

Foreign grades can be converted into Italian grades (expressed in a thirty-point scale) in accordance with European rules outlined in the page conversion of the grades and ECTS tables.