Erasmus Study Students
Erasmus incoming procedures & forms
The University of Catania organizes two obligatory orientation activities (Welcome Day) which are part of the mobility period.
Mobility starts from the first day of Welcome Day. Specific and updated information on courses calendar and exams sessions are available on the departments websites.
For more details, please consult the following pages:
- Nomination/Application procedures AY 2023/2024
- Arrival procedures
- Welcome Day
- Mobility instructions
- Departure procedures
- Insurance and medical assistance
- Housing & Student Services and Facilities
Nominations of the universities that hold a bilateral agreement valid for the Academic Year 2023/24 must be sent by email to Sebastiano Finocchiaro, and Application forms must be sent back within the deadlines:
Academic Year 2023/24
|from April 1 to June 1, 2023
|from September 1 to November 1, 2023
|from June 3 to June 30, 2023
|from November 2 to November 30, 2023
|September 28, 2023
|February 26, 2024
Please check registration/application procedures in the GUIDELINES FOR INCOMING ERASMUS STUDENTS - application procedure
The minimum required knowledge of Italian and English languages is a level A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). No certificate is required, but the sending institution must verify that their candidates hold the level of Italian language knowledge required. Course offer is in italian language. A number of courses in offered in english.
For Italian language courses, please check the School of Italian Language and Culture website.
Registration procedures will take place at Welcome Days. Students hold their acceptance form, Learning Agreement (signed by both parties) and two passport-size photo. They will be provided with a university card they have to keep during all their mobility in Catania.
Welcome Day date will be indicated as arrival date on Recognition Outcomes certificate, which is made of attendance certification and transcript of records.
After the registration, students can meet the IDU of the hosting department in order to get information concerning mobility didactic aspects, including changes to the learning agreement.
The University of Catania will not accept students arriving after Welcome Day. Students who, for justified reasons, duly supported by the sending International Relations Office, cannot take part to the welcome day, must be authorized by the International Relations Office in advance.
The University of Catania is particularly respectful towards Erasmus Handbook mobility rules, which is a consistent part of the Erasmus contract. As provided by the handbook, Erasmus mobility in a partner institution must be full-time and uninterrupted.
In case of interruption of mobility period for very important reasons within the minimum 2 month mobility period, it is possible to start again mobility only if:
- new mobility period is of the same type of the interrupted one;
- a new contract Institution/student is stipulated;
- a new learning agreement is signed.
In case of interruption after 2 months it will not be possible to start again with Erasmus mobility.
Host University holidays are not considered as mobility period interruption.
A minimum 60% rate of classes attendance is required, in order to be admitted to exams. Upon their arrival, students will be provided by the IDU with specific information on classes attendance registrations and exams.
At the end of their mobility, students must visit IDU with the following documents in original:
- student card;
- learning agreement;
- evaluation certificates (proving passed and not passed exams);
- lessons attendance.
The IDU, once checked all documents, will release a Recognition Outcomes certificate /Transcript of Records and will send it to the student in order to complete the procedures and to the IROU in order to close the dossier of the student.
On planning their departure trip, students must take into consideration IDU opening days and receiving hours.
Only after receiving the acceptance form, students can fill in their Learning Agreements, indicating the courses they want to attend and related ECTS credits and send them to IDU who will proceed with their approval. The maximum ECTS credits for the entire academic year is 60, for one semester is 30 and for a term is 15. The minimum ECTS credits to be accepted in Catania is 9. A learning agreement must include at least 70% of courses given within the destination Department and maximum 30% of courses given in other Departments, if previously agreed among Departments.
The University of Catania will not accept students who haven’t regularly transmitted their Learning Agreement before their arrival.
For information on courses to choose it will be necessary to get in touch with their Erasmus departmental coordinator and IDU.
Within Erasmus Study mobility period it is possible to undergo a traineeship activity but only if it is regularly included in the Learning Agreement and if it is preceded by, at least, three months of didactics activities. Traineeship activity must be done in a company linked, for that purpose, with the University of Catania and must be tutored by a Professor belonging to the student’s Study Course in Catania, who will be in charge of the relationships between the University of Catania and the company. At the end of the placement, the company will send an activities report to the tutor who will prepare a certificate stating placement activities and period. This certificate will be included in the Recognition Outcomes certificate. Students will have two months time, starting from registration date, to change their Learning Agreements (traineeship at the University of Catania are temporarily suspended untill new deytermination og governing bodies).
Students accepted for one semester can make only one change. Students accepted for the entire academic year, instead, can change their Learning Agreement twice, one for each semester, and the second change must be done within March.
GUIDELINES FOR INCOMING ERASMUS STUDENTS - learning agreement
Evaluation Certificate (UPDATES COMING SOON)
Mobility extension request
In order to obtain Erasmus mobility extension it is necessary to:
- ask home institution for authorization;
- ask home institution to transmit their authorization to the IDU, who will proceed with its acceptance and communication to International Relations Unit
Only if their request has been accepted, students can extend their mobility period.
The University of Catania will take out an insurance policy limited to participation at didactic/formative activities, excluding sport activities, for all incoming students.
Erasmus Students can benefit from medical assistance only if they have the European Sanitary Card (or a private health policy for non EU students).