The International Credit Mobility project coordinated by the University of Trento allows students and faculty funded mobility to and from 38 partner universities, located in 19 non-European countries.
In the frame of the Erasmus+ call 2015 UniTrento has been granted a total of 201 mobility grants to finance students and staff mobility to and from partner universities that have signed with UniTrento the ER+ Inter-Institutional Agreement.
The ER+ ICM contribution, funded by the European Commission, entails a monthly grant for students and a daily grant for academic staff, plus a travel contribution with amount varying (from 320 to 1100 euros) according to the geographic distance between UniTrento and the partner university. For more information about number of grants available and selection procedures interested candidates can contact their university international office.
Grants are meant to finance a mobility period for study or research purposes of minimum 3 months for UD, MA and PhD students. The grant amount is equal to 850 euro/month plus travel contribution.
Faculty mobility has to be for teaching purposes. Grants are meant to finance a mobility period of 10 days (travel included), entailing 10 hours of teaching at UniTrento. The grant amount is equal to 140 euro/day plus travel contribution.
Mobility period and nomination deadlines
ALL ICM 2015 MOBILITIES MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND CONCLUDED BY THE END OF JULY 2017.
Students coming for research purposes have to be nominated at least 3 months before their arrival, after having contacted a UniTrento professor available to supervise them during their stay. Mobility for courses attendance is no longer possible (application deadline was at the end of October 2016).
Faculty nomination should preferably be given with a 3-months notice to allow to organize mobility properly.
The students grant will be paid in 2 installments: 70% at their arrival in Trento (together with the travel contribution), onto an Italian student bank account opened on purpose, 30% before leaving and after delivering the mobility documentation requested by the programme.
Faculty grants will be paid before the mobility start onto the faculty personal bank account, together with the travel contribution.
Students and faculty selection
The sending institution is responsible for choosing its outgoing students and faculty through fair and transparent selection, as envisage in the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, awarded to UniTrento, to which principles partner institutions have to comply. The Declaration of sending institution is to be filled out for each mobility participant (see download box at the bottom right of the page). Participating academic staff will have to agree upon a teaching project of at least 10 hours with an UniTrento faculty of the same academic area.
Each mobility participant will have to sign a financial agreement with UniTrento to allow the payment of the grant. Before mobility starts, student will have to draft their Learning Agreement, while faculty will have to fill out their Mobility Agreement (see templates in the download box).
Students grants allocation
All grants must be assigned and used by July, 2017. Partners unable to assign all students grants can also decided to use the grants left to prolongue the stay of their students already in mobility.
Support to mobility participants
Incoming students and faculty will be fully supported in the organization of their mobility to Trento by the International office and will be granted accommodation and access to the same services offered to UniTrento students and staff. For more information about services see the Why Trento web page on the webportal dedicated to incoming exchange students.
After Mobility: credit transfer
The core of the Erasmus+ program being the recognition by the home university of the academic experience abroad as counting towards the degree, and as foreseen in the learning agreement signed before mobility, all students returned from ICM exchange mobility will have to show that the examinations taken or research carried out at UniTrento have been recognized at the home university. Within 2 months from their return, students will have to send to UniTrento the home university transcript of records proving the credit transfer.
In case there is no official recognition in the transcript of records, partner universities are required to fill out the "Credit transfer declaration" document (available in the download box).
All activities organized in the frame of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (students' selection calls, emails of dissemination, teaching material, and so on) must clearly show the ER+ logo (available in the download box).