The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility project coordinated by the University of Trento allows funded mobility of students and faculty from the partner universities.
In the frame of the Erasmus+ call 2018 UniTrento has been granted a total of 27 mobility grants to finance students and staff (both academic and administrative) mobility from partner universities that have signed with UniTrento the ER+ Inter-Institutional Agreement. See the number of grants available per partner institution in the download box.
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 of 275 euro according to the geographic distance between UniTrento and the partner university.
Selection are carried out by the home university who nominates selected candidates using the online nomination tool. Interested candidates can contact their university international office for information about selection procedures to participate in the mobility.
Grants are meant to finance a mobility period for study or research purposes of up to 5 months (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 160 euro/day plus travel contribution.
Administrative staff mobility is meant for training purposes. Grants are meant to finance a mobility period of 10 days (travel included), entailing 8 days of stay at UniTrento. The grant amount is equal to 160 euro/day plus travel contribution.
Mobility period and nomination/application deadlines
ALL ICM 2018 MOBILITIES MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND CONCLUDED BY THE END OF JULY 2020.
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 possible in the following 3 terms:
- Spring term 2018-19 (February-July 2019): nomination deadline on October, 15th 2018;
- Fall term 2019-20 (September 2019 - February 2020): nomination deadline on May, 15th 2019;
- Spring term 2019-20 (February-July 2020): nomination deadline on October, 15th 2019.
Student must apply at their home university in accordance with timing and procedures established by the sending institution. Partner universities are responsible for selection and nomination of students mobility using the online nomination tool (see link box).
Faculty mobility can take place freely in the period from now until the end of the project, based on the arrangements made between faculties of the partner universities and upon approval of the respective international offices. Nomination should preferably be given with a 3-months notice to allow to organize mobility properly.
Administrative staff mobility should be arranged with the international offices of the sending and receving university.
The students grant will be paid in 2 instalments: 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.
Staff grants will be paid before the mobility start onto the mobile staff personal bank account, together with the travel contribution.
Students and staff selection
The sending institution is responsible for choosing its outgoing students and staff 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 with. The Declaration of sending institution is to be filled out for each mobility participant (see download box at the bottom right of the page).
Full transparency in the dissemination and selection process must be proved by partners, that are asked to send to UniTrento all formal documents relating to the students selections (emails, screenshots of websites, posters etc). Academic staff does not need to undergo a formal selection, but the "Declaration of teaching staff selection criteria" must be filled out and sent to UniTrento. Nominated faculty must have agreed 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 staff will have to fill out their Mobility Agreement (see templates in the download box).
Support to mobility participants
Incoming students and staff 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.
After Mobility: recognition and credit transfer for mobile students
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) and send it to UniTrento International Office asap.
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 useful links box).