The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility project coordinated by the University of Trento allows funded mobility of students and faculty from the partner universities.
For open calls please visit your home university website.
Please find below some useful pieces of information regarding the Covid-19 Emergency special measures.
A 10-day self-isolation period is deemed mandatory by Italian Government regulations for incoming students from most non-EU countries. Please fill in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs questionnaire for updated information about mobility to Italy and to check if you need to quaranteen. In this case you cannot use public transports for the transfer from the airport to the place in which self-isolation will be carried out. Please notice that quarantine period is covered by the EU grant, but you cannot spend it in university housing. Therefore, you will have to arrange and pay for your own quarantine lodging.
NEW: As a contribution for the transfer from the airport to the place of self-isolation, a lump sum of €50 will be paid to your account together with the first instalment of the grant. This contribution fully covers the cost of transfer to almost all areas near the airport. The cost of the transfer to Trento from the closest airport, on the other hand, is more expensive (about € 200 from Verona and € 400 from Venice and Milan). We thus suggest you plan the quarantine period near the place of arrival. UniTrento will also reimburse the cost of a swab test needed for the mobility, but you must provide the original receipt.
Please visit the Ministry of Health website for the latest news. Please keep in mind that as the disease monitoring may change, all the guidelines may be revised. For updates, please regularly check the UniTrento webpage for incoming international students.
In any case, we recommend a thorough evaluation of the situation before planning your mobility.
In case of exceptional expenses due to withdrawal or interruption for “force majeure”, they may be reimbursed, if no other refund has been applied yet. Reimbursement will depend on reasonableness of the costs and available resources. Therefore, it is requested that each student in this situation submit proof of:
- all travel expenses (airplane tickets, trains, etc.), insurance, housing rental deposits and/or travel tickets purchased and then not used due to trip cancellation.
- official reimbursement requests sent to travel companies which have been rejected (i.e. the company refuses to reimburse you).
Given the uncertain situation, please do not bear expenses for your travel arrangements too early.
Three types of mobility can be carried out: physical, blended and virtual. Virtual mobility can be carried out entirely from the home university online. Blended and physical mobility will entail a period or the entire activity to be carried out in Trento. For the mobility to be funded, at least 3 months of activities in Trento need to be planned. The grant will be paid only for the period in presence. In case of impossibility of returning to their home institutions due to the Covid emergency, students will be granted an extension of their mobility according to the principle of “force majeure”.
For updates, please regularly check the UniTrento webpage for incoming international students. Please visit the Ministry of Health website for the latest news. Please keep in mind that as the disease monitoring may change, all the guidelines may be revised.
In the frame of the Erasmus+ call 2019 UniTrento has been granted a total of 269 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 list of partner institutions 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 275/1500 euro according to the geographic distance between UniTrento and the partner university.
Grants are meant to finance a mobility period for study or research purposes for UD, MA and PhD students for a period of up to 5 months, 11 months for those partners who have a Double Degree Agreement with UniTrento. The minimum stay is 3 months, maximum period is 360 days.
The grant amount is equal to 850 euro/month plus travel contribution (see the table in the download box).
Faculty mobility has to be for teaching/training purposes. Grants are meant to finance a mobility period of 10 days (travel included), entailing 10 hours of teaching (teaching mobility) at UniTrento.
Administrative staff mobility is meant for training purposes. Grants are meant to finance a mobility period of 7 days (travel included), entailing 5 days of stay at UniTrento.
For both minimum period is 5 days, maximum stay is 2 months.
The grant amount is equal to 160 euro/day plus travel contribution (see the table in the download box).
Mobility period and nomination/application deadlines
ALL ICM 2019 MOBILITIES MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND CONCLUDED BY THE END OF JULY 2022.
Semester 1 - a.y. 2019/20 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2019-JANUARY 2020
Semester 2 - a.y. 2019/20 spring term: FEBRUARY 2020- JUNE 2020
Semester 3 - a.y. 2020/21 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2020-JANUARY 2021
Semester 4 - a.y. 2020/21 spring term: FEBRUARY 2021- JUNE 2021
Semester 5 - a.y. 2021/22 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2021-JANUARY 2022
Semester 6 - a.y. 2021/22 spring term: FEBRUARY 2022- JUNE 2022
Students coming for courses attendance must be nominated within these dedalines:
Spring term: nomination deadline on October, 15th;
Fall term: nomination deadline on May, 15th;
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.
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.
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 when the mobility starts 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 (emails, screenshots of websites, posters etc) and selection process must be proved by partners, that are asked to send to UniTrento all formal documents relating to the students selections (selection proceedings).
Students selection is made on the basis of the academic merit, motivation and compliance of the learning agreement. The course catalog is available in the Choose your courses webpage.
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 (templates available 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).