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 and the dedicated Moodle page.

Mobility Unit Desk
Anna Gottardo
Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI)
Via Del Santo, 28 – Padova
tel 049 8274085
email: erasmus.spgi@unipd.it
Opening hours: by appointment only, on Zoom (to be organised by phone or email) Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm.

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

Call 2022/23

  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 courses and programmes on offer, you are advised to visit the partner Universities’ websites (paying particular attention to the courses offered, the field of study covered by the agreement and the faculty/department with which it was signed). When choosing the course units you are going to take 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 courses must be entered in their original language into the Proposal of study activities which must be annexed to the application.

  Language knowledge

To participate in the mobility programme you are required an adequate knowledge of the destination country’s language or of the language in which the courses are taught by the Partner Universities. 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 for the language knowledge, according to the SPGI selection criteria (for example to those who annex official language certificates to their application or students who have sat the language examination included in their study plan or TAL at CLA).

When the call for applications is published, the CLA provides dates to take the TAL to be used for Erasmus mobility at the application stage (more information on their website).

Erasmus language assessment tests are available for Spanish and German at SPGI department.
The test does not count as an exam and does not award credits; it is valid only for the purposes of the ranking list for the call for applications and does not give the right to any certification that may be required by the partner institutions.

  • Spanish: "In presence" Tuesday 11 January 8.30 AM at aula A
  • German: "online" Monday 10 January at 10.00 AM (Instructions will be sent after registration)

To sit the tests you are required to register by emailing erasmus.spgi@unipd.it within 22 December 2021 at 1.00 PM. In the message you must specify your NAME, SURNAME, STUDENT ID and LEVEL (Spanish: B1, B2 or C1, German A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).

  Selection criteria

Selection criteria are outlined in the decision made by the Council of the Department on 11 November 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.

If you are participating in the first call for applications, are enrolled in the first year of a Master's degree course and have completed your Bachelor's degree at a different university, you must indicate the weighted average of your Bachelor's degree in the "Additional information" field and attach your Bachelor's degree certificate with exams.

Please read the selection criteria carefully to find out which attachments are required to obtain additional point for language knowledge.

  Lists of successful students

  • Publication of list of successful students First Call: from 10 February 2022
  • Publication of list of successful students Second Call: from 28 April 2022

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 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 (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, the latest version of the table can be uploaded.
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

Annex the corrispondence 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 present the table to the Erasmus coordinator of your degree programme, who has to check it and approve it. Then it must be uploaded to Uniweb along with the first Learning Agreement. The table must be updated according to future Changes to the Learning Agreement.

Tables to fill in the Learning Agreement - Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI) - Equivalence table - SPGI

  List of Erasmus coordinators for each degree programme
(updated on 24-02-2022)

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.