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 English version of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs FAQ page.

In the Province of Trentino social distancing practices are still in place and everyone is required to take a mask with them when leaving their homes and put it on immediately when in close proximity to other people.

Starting on May 18th 2020, movement within the Province of Trentino is permitted for any reason and the self-declaration form is no longer needed. Travel between regions is still strictly prohibited throughout Italy and only possible for proven work-related, medical or otherwise urgent reasons using the self-declaration form. 

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 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. Everyone is required to carry a mask with them at all times and put it on immediately when in close proximity to others.
  2. A safe distance from other people must be maintained at all times with at least 2 meters between others while jogging and at least 1 meter while walking. 

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. 

Furthermore, according to the decree issued by the Italian government, inter-regional travel throughout Italy is permitted only for proven work-related, medical or otherwise urgent reasons. All such travel must be justified using the self-certification form found in the Download Box on this page. Everyone who is able should continue to study or work from home.

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

Furthermore, according to the decree issued by the Italian government, inter-regional travel throughout Italy is permitted only for proven work-related, medical or otherwise urgent reasons. All such travel must be justified using the self-certification form found in the Download Box on this page. Everyone who is able should continue to study or work from home.

Future Incoming International Students

According to indications from the Italian government and the European Commission, all incoming and outgoing exchanges have been cancelled until further notice.

We are accepting incoming student nominations and applications for the Fall 2020 semester and full academic year 2020-2021. The majority of courses at UniTrento during the Fall 2020 semester will only be offered on-line, with the limited possibility of a mix of on-line and traditional lectures for those students who are able to arrive in Trento. It remains to be seen whether certain national and international travel restrictions will still apply at the end of the Summer as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Students who cannot travel due to continued restrictions may be able to participate in their exchange by enrolling in UniTrento on-line courses from their home country. We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

As an alternative, for a full study abroad experience we invite students to postpone their mobility to UniTrento to the Spring semester starting in February 2021.

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.