Erasmus +: Short mobility PhD

University of Padua offers its PhD students the opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ International Mobility programmes, based on 1800 agreements with over 538 partner institutions.

This call is aimed at all students enrolled in a Phd course offered by the University of Padua.

  Who can apply

The “Short mobility for PHD students” programme is aimed at all regularly enrolled PhD students of the University of Padua; thanks to the Erasmus+ Programme, they have the possibility of perform periods of physical mobility abroad, even of short mobility. It is always allowed to add a virtual component.

  Deadlines and mobility periods

Online applications must be submitted in the periods below:

  • 1st Call: from 24 april 2024 to 28 may 2024 at 1.00 pm CEST (mobility period from
    1st august 2024 to 31 december 2024);
  • 2nd Call: from 15 october 2024 to 12 november 2024 at 1.00 pm (mobility period
    from 1 january 2025 to 31 july 2025);

Physical mobility must be between 5 and 30 days and adding a virtual component is always possible.


  • Research activities;
  • Courses offered by foreign institutions
  • Seminars and other educational programmes

It is not allow to partecipate in conferences/congresses as speaker 

The participant will always have to act as a learner (not as a teacher / trainer).

Pay attention: educational activities can be combined with a period of research, but not teaching or dissemination.


  • Erasmus mobility grants are not compatible with other European funding schemes , such as PNRR grants, PON/ERC projects and other EU grants.
  • Successful students will still be able to participate in the programme as Zero Grant participants.
  • Erasmus+ mobility cannot take place at the same time as other international mobilities, whether physical or virtual.
  • PhD students in joint supervision will be able to access this opportunity only if their administrative headquarters is the University of Padua.

  How to apply

Applications for must be completed and submitted exclusively online, by logging into the Uniweb account, selecting ‘International Mobility > Outgoing International Mobility’ from the menu on the left and choosing ‘Exchange Programmes’, then “PHD Short”.

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents (in PDF format only)

  1. Learning agreement
  2. Letter of support from the supervisor at the University of Padua;
  3. Acceptance Letter from the host institution;
  4. CV in English;
  5. Program of activities to be carried out abroad (courses, seminars, research project, etc.);
  6. Language certificate proving proficiency in the language of the host country and/or in the language of instruction of the host institution.

Students may apply for a maximum of one programme per Call.

  Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of mobility for the PhD programme;
  2. Quality of the project and objectives;
  3. Joint activities or activities of particular relevance for the University of Padua;
  4. Collaborations promoted within the Arqus Alliance.

  Recognition of credits

All participants will be required to complete a Learning Agreement, in which they will indicate the study programme and learning outcomes.

In addition to the title of the activity, they will also need to specify the type of activity and provide a description for any virtual component.

The recognition of activities carried out abroad will be at the discretion of the PhD programme, which will provide further information to the selected PhD students.

  Info meeting

Information meeting will be held online mode (Zoom).

thursday 9th may 2024 at 11am CEST (held in italian)

tuesday 14th may 2024 at 2pm CEST (held in english)

Mobility a.y. 2024/2025

Projects and Mobility Office

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego n.1 - 35131 Padova
Phone : +39 049 827 5033