International opportunities for students

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Information for International Students in Trento 

COVID-19 Phase 2: For information on general policies and measures implemented by the Italian government at the national level please see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs FAQ page. Italy is beginning to open international borders with many countries but certain restrictions may still apply depending on the destination. For more details and updates on travel to and from Italy visit the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel website.

In the Province of Trentino social distancing practices are currently still in place in public areas for people who are not related to each other or living in the same household.

Starting on June 15th 2020, masks are no longer required while outdoors. However, masks are still obligatory when entering all buildings open to the public and while using public transportation

Everyone who is able should continue to study or work from home.

Starting on June 3rd 2020, travel within the Province of Trentino and between all regions throughout Italy is permitted for any reason.

Many bars, restaurants, retail stores, barbershops and a variety of other businesses will be re-opening with a limited number of people allowed to enter at one time along with additional measures in place to ensure a safe distance among clients and employees. In addition, some museums are opening to the public again with a reduced number of visitors and certain religious centers will be resuming activities with appropriate restrictions. 

In Trentino, public parks, bike paths, hiking trails and certain sports centers are open. Individual outdoor physical activity is allowed only under the following conditions:

  1. A safe distance from other people must be maintained at all times with 1 meter between others while walking and at least 2 meters during all sports activities such as jogging or cycling. 

All team sports and group gatherings are still strictly prohibited. For more updates about specific Coronavirus emergency measures in place at the local level, visit the English websites of the Province of Trentino and The University of Trento

If you are looking for live updates on the COVID-19 emergency during these days at home then tune in to Quarantine Radio! This English langauge radio program created especially for international students also offfers music, health tips, audio books, digital socializing and much more!

With regard to international students, due to the continuously evolving global Coronavirus emergency, the consequent limitation or cancellation of academic activities at partner universities and the provisions of the European Commission the following policies have been adopted specifically for exchange students who are currently at UniTrento.

International Students Wanting to Go Back to Their Home Country or Called Back by Their Home University

Immediately inform your UniTrento Mobility Office:

  • Science and Technology: mobility-st [at] unitn.it
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: mobility-ssh [at] unitn.it
  • Cognitive Science: mobility-cs [at] unitn.it

Include in the same e-mail your request to cancel your accommodation contract (if you are staying in Opera Universitaria dormitories).

Confirm with your home university that they will accept the on-line courses and distance exam-taking options that are offered to you by the University of Trento in order to earn the credits included in your study plan. 

You may return to your home country following specific rules for foreign nationals in Italy indicated on the Italian Foreign Ministry FAQ page. In addition, carefully check travel restrictions and border closures before you buy any travel tickets and verify that all trains, buses and flights that you may use to travel are confirmed as operational. 

Starting on June 3rd 2020, travel within the Province of Trentino and between all regions throughout Italy is permitted for any reason. Italy is beginning to open international borders with many countries but certain restrictions may still apply depending on the destination. For more details and updates on travel to and from Italy visit the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel website.

International Students Wanting to Stay at UniTrento

You are welcome to stay in Trento and continue your UniTrento courses and exams online.

Should you need to change your Learning Agreement, send us any modification request forms even if they are not yet signed by your home university and we will insert the courses so you can access the online platforms. In case of problems related to exchanges or other issues (health, services, general information) contact your UniTrento Mobility Office:

  • Science and Technology: mobility-st [at] unitn.it
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: mobility-ssh [at] unitn.it
  • Cognitive Science: mobility-cs [at] unitn.it

Starting on June 3rd 2020, travel within the Province of Trentino and between all regions throughout Italy is permitted for any reason. Italy is beginning to open international borders with many countries but certain restrictions may still apply depending on the destination. For more details and updates on travel to and from Italy visit the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel website. 

Everyone who is able should continue to study or work from home.

Future Incoming International Students

Italy is slowly recovering from the Covid-19 emergency and has entered the so-called “Phase 2” in which the Government has outlined the first measures easing the lockdown and is planning to implement them in the coming weeks. Social distancing practices and use of individual protective equipment are still required and they will continue to be during the next few months.

UniTrento in currently offering all classes on-line and staff is working remotely.

First Semester 2020 - 2021 Acadmic Year (Fall/Winter Semester)

Considering the number of variables that are not under our control and aware that we need to get ready for the next semester, UniTrento is moving towards the following measures which will have a direct impact on student mobility.

During the next semester access to academic facilities will be significantly limited and most courses will be delivered only on-line. A few classes may be carried out in face-to-face mode, but they will be available on-line as well. Therefore, international students will also be able to attend our classes virtually from their home countries. Social and cultural activities will also be organized on-line in order to complete distance learning with the right social and cultural dimension.

In light of the above, if students decide to come to Trento anyway, they must also be aware that quarantine may be required and that traditional services may be quite limited. In particular, we inform you that at the current stage we cannot host new students in university housing facilities, so all incoming students will need to find their own accommodation independently. All students will be required to strictly adhere to the health and safety measures implemented by the Italian government when in Trento.

Postponing student exchanges to the 2nd semester (Spring/Summer semester from February to July 2021) will be possible according to the future COVID-19 situation and in compliance with national and international regulations in place at that time.

UniTrento is constantly monitoring the evolution of the global Coronavirus emergency and will provide further updates if needed.

Counseling Service

For any student who would like to contact us during these difficult times, the Counseling Center is available by appointment via Skype or through other similar means of communication to give advice and support. Generally there are 1 or 2 appointments per student lasting about 20 minutes each. To make an appointment send an e-mail to: 
consulenzapiscologica.studenti [at] unitn.it
E-mails are read daily and you will be contacted to confirm your appointment. 
Students can also call 0461.808.116 Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 17:00
We hope this stressful situation passes and returns to normal as soon as possible. 

Call 1500 or 800.867.388 (toll free numbers) if you have a persistent cough and/or a constantly high temperature.