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 2020 UniTrento has been granted a total of 188 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 5,5 months, 11 months for those partners who have a Double Degree Agreement with UniTrento. The minimum stay is 3 months.
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 8 days (travel included), entailing 6 days of stay at UniTrento.
The grant amount is equal to 160 euro/day plus travel contribution (see the table in the download box).
Grant payment and services
Grant will be paid in 3 instalments:
- In order to facilitate the students settlement, the first-month grant (850 €) will be available cash upon arrival in Trento, for pick up at the Bank according to the instruction sent by the international office,
- 70% minus first-month grant together with the travel contribution, will be paid onto an Italian (SEPA) student bank account opened on purpose within 30 days from the date in which the Participant provides the bank details to the University of Trento,
- 30% before leaving and after delivering the mobility documentation requested by the programme.
Grants will be paid before the mobility start onto the mobile staff personal bank account, together with the travel contribution.
Accomodation. Grantees coming to Trento can book one of the university flat, depending on availability. Please contact UniTrento International Relations Divison for more information.
Mobility period and nomination/application deadlines
ALL ICM 2020 MOBILITIES MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND CONCLUDED BY THE END OF JULY 2023.
Students coming for courses attendance must be nominated within these deadlines:
Semester 1 - a.y. 2020/21 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2020 - JANUARY 2021
Semester 2 - a.y. 2020/21 spring term: FEBRUARY 2021 - JUNE 2021
Semester 3 - a.y. 2021/22 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2021 - JANUARY 2022
Semester 4 - a.y. 2021/22 spring term: FEBRUARY 2022 - JUNE 2022
Semester 5 - a.y. 2022/23 fall term: SEMPTEMBER 2022 - JANUARY 2023
Semester 6 - a.y. 2022/23 spring term: FEBRUARY 2023 - JUNE 2023
Students coming for research purposes have to be nominated at least 3 months before their arrival, after having checked in the experts webpage that the area of interest is covered in UniTrento.
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 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 and is mainly addressed to International Offices staff for participation in UniTrento International Staff Weeks.
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 (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 download box).
Dissemination activities will be organised by th epartnership according to the project's guidelines available in the download box.
UniTrento ICM partnership has an inclusive approach and has developed plans to promote diversity, equity and initiatives to enhance differences and prevent discriminatory phenomena.
The partners will clearly define any categories of the possible participants with fewer opportunities filling in the dedicated survey, whose results will be attached to the IIA. Participants nominated by the home University as belonging to one of the defined disadvantaged background categories, will receive the support of UniTrento's inclusion office and travel tickets will be bought in advance by UniTrento International Office.
UniTrento has launched and shared with partners, the campaign #finiscequi against discrimination and against harassment with some powerful phrases, but also launched them bottom-up. The partnership will commit itself to launch a tailor-made international campaign against discrimination and harassment that each Country feels like its own.
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UniTrento encourages the students to adopt a responsible behavior towards the environment around us. We highly recommend, if you have the chance, to choose an eco-friendlier transport on your way yo UniTrento (using, for example the train). Once you arrive in Trento, we invite you to reduce your environmental impact. Check out our green guide where you will be able to write, in the shared padlet, your own suggestions. And do not forget to visit the university page dedicated to a sustainable international mobility!
UniTrento will organise activities to rise awarness about how to carry out a sustainable mobility dedicated to international students.