Erasmus Students Traineeships

These guidelines are addressed to university students, of all levels (Ph.D. students included), selected under the EU Erasmus Plus Programme for a mobility period. The programme enables students to spend a traineeship period in an university structure, enterprise or organization in Catania. Students receive an Erasmus grant from their own institution and the traineeship period is recognized in their academic career.
The University of Catania accept Erasmus Traineeships incoming students both within Inter-institutional Erasmus Traineeship Agreements already signed between the sending institution and UNICT, and within Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreements. In both cases, a pre-acceptance letter issued by the hosting department/structure in Catania has to be obtained by the foreign student in order to get the final acceptance letter from the International Mobility Office (IMO).

1. Mobility procedures within Inter-institutional Erasmus Traineeship Agreements (already signed between sending institution and the University of Catania)

2. Mobility procedures within Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreements


1. Mobility procedures within Inter-institutional Erasmus Traineeship Agreements

Application procedures 

Before departure, students must:

  • Check with the International Relations Office (IRO) of their home university if an Erasmus Traineeship Agreement with University of Catania has been signed.
  • Send an email to the Erasmus Scientific Coordinator of the chosen department in Catania (please see the list in Contacts - right side of this page) in order to get the pre-acceptance letter and the provisional training agreement (please use the forms below).
  • Ask their home university IRO to send an email to the International Mobility Office of the University of Catania (IMO) with their nomination for an Erasmus Traineeship mobility together with the pre-acceptance letter from the hosting department.
  • Follow the instructions for mobility procedures received by mail from the International Mobility Office (IMO) of the University of Catania.
  • Fill in the application form available on-line at the link that will be provided by IMO individually and wait for the IMO official acceptance sent by e-mail.

      Pre-acceptance Letter (download)

      Training Agreement (download)


Arrival procedures 

As soon as Erasmus Traineeship students arrive in Catania, they must:

  • Go to the IMO, on receiving hours, with two passport-size photos and a copy of the Training Agreement signed by the sending and the hosting structures. They will receive the Student card and all useful information for their stay in Catania.
  • Go to the International Didactic Unit (IDU) of the hosting department in Catania to complete their Training agreement.
  • Go to the host structure in order to start their traineeship. 

Departure procedures

At the end of their mobility, students must visit IDU with the following documents: student card; training agreement; tutor's report including dates, working hours, brief description of activities carried out.
The IDU, once checked all documents, will issue a Recognition Outcomes certificate and will provide it, in a closed envelope, to the student that must then visit IMO in order to complete the procedure and to get the final signature on the Recognition Outcomes certificate.
In order to obtain these certificates, students must come personally during receiving hours as they are not allowed to delegate other people. On planning their departure trip, students must take into consideration IMO public opening days and hours.
Students are responsible for the envelope that has to arrive undamaged to the International Relation Office of their home university. 


Insurance and medical assistance

The University of Catania will take out and insurance policy limited to participation at didactic/formative activities, excluding sport activities, for all incoming students.
Students can benefit from medical assistance only if they have the European Sanitary Card.


Accommodation

The University of Catania verifies, every year, available accommodation and catering services. For updated and detailed information please click here.


2. Mobility procedures within Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreements

Application procedures

Before departure, students must:

  • Send an email to the Erasmus Scientific Coordinator of the chosen department in Catania (please see the list in Contacts - right side of this page ) in order to get the pre-acceptance letter and the provisional training agreement (please use the forms below) specifying that no Erasmus Traineeship Agreement with University of Catania has been signed.
  • Ask their home university International Relations Office to send an email to n.pascu@unict.it with their nomination for an Erasmus Traineeship mobility together with the pre-acceptance letter from the hosting department and the Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreement already. signed (please use the forms below).
  • Follow the instructions for mobility procedures received by mail from the International Mobility Office (IMO) of the University of Catania.
  • Fill in the application form available on-line at the link that will be provided by IMO individually and wait for the IMO formal acceptance letter and the countersigned Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreement sent by e-mail.

      Pre-acceptance Letter (download)

      Training Agreement (download)

      Ad-personam Erasmus Traineeship Agreement (download)


Arrival procedures

As soon as Erasmus Traineeship students arrive in Catania, they must:

  • Go to the IMO, on receiving hours, with two passport-size photos and a copy of the Training Agreement signed by the sending and the hosting structures. They will receive the Student card and all useful information for their stay in Catania;
  • Go to the International Didactic Unit (IDU) of the hosting department in Catania to complete their Training agreement;
  • Go to the host structure in order to start their traineeship. 

Departure procedures

At the end of their mobility, students must visit IDU with the following documents: student card, training agreement, tutor's report including dates, working hours Aand brief description of activities carried out.
The IDU, once checked all documents, will issue a Recognition Outcomes certificate and will provide it, in a closed envelope, to the student that must then visit IMO in order to complete the procedure and to get the final signature on the Recognition Outcomes certificate.
In order to obtain these certificates, students must come personally during receiving hours as they are not allowed to delegate other people. On planning their departure trip, students must take into consideration IMO public opening days and hours.
Students are responsible for the envelope that has to arrive undamaged to the International Relation Office of their home university. 


Insurance and medical assistance

The University of Catania will take out and insurance policy limited to participation at didactic/formative activities, excluding sport activities, for all incoming students. Students can benefit from medical assistance only if they have the European Sanitary Card.


Accomodation

The University of Catania verifies every year, available accommodation and catering services. For updated and detailed information please click here.

Last updated: 
01/05/2017 - 16:12