Erasmus and International Mobility

ERASMUS+ MOBILITY PROGRAMMES

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Erasmus+ Programme gives opportunities to a wide variety of individuals and organisations/institutions.

The aim of the Erasmus+ Programme is to contribute to the EU strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the EU strategic framework for education and training.

Erasmus+ gives opportunities to Students, helping them to develop and share knowledge and experience during their mobility abroad at institutions, universities and organisations in different Programme and Partner Countries.

Developing these opportunities within the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome is a unique chance. Unitelma Sapienza is truly pleased to welcome Students from all its Partner Universities and to support its Students, who want to Enjoy their European and International Experience PDF icon.

 

INCOMING STUDENTS

Erasmus+ Programme allows Students from Unitelma Sapienza Partner Universities to enjoy their Erasmus+ mobility in Rome.

Before you arrive

Unitelma Sapienza is a young Italian University – it was established in 2005 – directly linked to Sapienza University of Rome, the largest Italian public University, founded in 1303, one of the oldest Universities in the world.

Unitelma Sapienza, with its Department of Law and Economics, is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most active Universities in Italy, with a strong focus on e-learning and research activities. Through the use of advanced information technology and methodologies in distance learning, Unitelma Sapienza promotes access to higher education, without the constraints of space and time.

Unitelma Sapienza offers online Courses in Law and Economics in three different languages: Italian, English and Spanish. Among these, Unitelma Sapienza launched two brand-new Master Degree programmes in “Classical Archaeology”, “Economy, Technology and Innovation” and a Specialising Master in “International Cooperation, Finance and Development” – Programmes entirely taught in English.

Since Unitelma Sapienza is an online University, enrollment/attendance to its Courses is possible at any time of the year.

Find detailed information about Unitelma Sapienza Academics at the following links.

Academics in Italian:

Academics in English:

Academics in Spanish:

Unitelma Sapienza grants a tutorship to Erasmus Incoming Students, who can also enjoy all the necessary support from Academic and Administrative Staff. Furthermore, Erasmus Incoming Students can discuss their exam programmes with the Professors, whose teachings are provided for by the Learning Agreements. Moreover, meetings with Professors and Tutors are organized on a regular basis to offer advice and guidance to support Incoming Students in their studies and examinations. Exams are held in presence in Rome.

Unitelma Sapienza offers a brand-new innovative experience to Erasmus Incoming Students!

To attend the Erasmus programme at Unitelma Sapienza, the main steps are as follows:

  • STEP 1: Incoming Students have to submit their application, along with their Learning Agreement for Studies or Traineeship, to the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission. The Learning Agreement shall include all the learning outcomes that the Incoming Student is expected to acquire during the Erasmus mobility.
  • STEP 2: The Learning Agreement sets out the programme of studies or traineeship to be followed at Unitelma Sapienza and must be approved by the Student, the sending Institution/University and Unitelma Sapienza before the start of the Erasmus mobility.

Note: Once in Rome, Incoming Students have one month from the enrolment at Unitelma Sapienza to submit a request for changing their Leaning Agreements, which must also be agreed upon by the sending Universities.

Accommodation

Unitelma Sapienza does not cover the cost of accommodation in Rome. Thus, before moving from their Countries, Incoming Students shall start looking for an accommodation at their earliest convenience.

Language Skills

Erasmus Incoming Students should have either a B1 level in Italian language or a B2 level in English language. If not, they are required to assess their knowledge and/or attend the language courses provided by OLS (Online Linguistic Support).

When you arrive

Welcome Day

During the first day of the Erasmus mobility, Incoming Students are welcome by Unitelma Sapienza by the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission. Incoming Students have to provide their ID and all the other required documents supplied by the sending Universities, and refer to the International Relations Office for all the administrative duties related to their mobility at Unitelma Sapienza.

How To

Incoming Students are informed by the Student Service Area on the enrolment procedure at the courses that they have to attend during the Erasmus mobility, how to access to and use the Unitelma Sapienza e-learning platform, how to check schedules, and more! 

Certificate of Arrival

Upon request, a Certificate of Arrival is supplied to Incoming Students, while the Transcript of Records is provided at the end of their Erasmus mobility.

 

INCOMING STAFF FOR TEACHING

Unitelma Sapienza welcomes Incoming teaching staff members from Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the framework of the Erasmus programme. The HEI, where the Incoming teaching staff members work, must have signed an Inter-institutional Agreement (IIA) with Unitelma Sapienza, and, only in the case of Programme countries, must hold the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education.

Erasmus programme allows Erasmus teaching staff member from Unitelma Sapienza Partner Universities to enjoy his/her mobility in Rome. Whereas, if the University is not a partner of Unitelma Sapienza, an Inter-Institutional Agreement between Unitelma Sapienza and the University of an eligible country (Programme countries and Partners countries) must be established before the starting of the mobility.

Before you arrive

To spend an Erasmus mobility for teaching at Unitelma Sapienza, the main steps are as follows:

  • STEP 1: Incoming teaching staff member is invited to submit a formal request to the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission by email (erasmus@unitelmasapienza.it) before his/her arrival to Unitelma Sapienza.
  • STEP 2: The Erasmus and International Mobility Commission verifies if the University is a Partner of Unitelma Sapienza, otherwise an Intern-Institutional Agreement must be previously established.
  • STEP 3: Incoming teaching staff member must send a Mobility Agreement for Teaching, providing all the requested information (teaching period: date of arrival and departure, overall objectives of the mobility, added value of the mobility, content of the teaching programme, expected outcomes and impact, etc.) to the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission.
  • STEP 4: Before the arrival in Rome, Incoming teaching staff member must provide a brief biography of about 100 words containing position, affiliation, main teaching courses, research interests, and a picture to be published on the Visiting Professor web page.

When you arrive

According to the Erasmus Programme rules, a teaching period must last a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months (excluding travelling time). The teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time.

As Unitelma Sapienza is a Distance Learning University, Incoming teaching staff member have to give a short online course of a minimum of 8 lectures, of 30 minutes each, per week (or any shorter period of stay), which correspond to the 8 hours teaching activity in presence. The lectures will be recorded and uploaded on Unitelma Sapienza e-learning platform and will be available to students in an open access format. The topic of the course and of each lecture will be proposed to the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission by the Incoming teaching staff member according to his/her research and scientific interests and taking into account that it will be addressed to students enrolled in Law and Economics degree courses.

 

OUTGOING STUDENTS

By studying abroad with Erasmus+ Programme, Unitelma Sapienza Students at Bachelor and Master levels can improve their communication, language and inter-cultural skills, and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers. Read more about the benefits of the Erasmus mobility here. For more information, also visit the Erasmus and International Mobility section of Unitelma Sapienza website.

Erasmus Outgoing Students can also combine their period spent studying abroad with a traineeship to gain working experience - ever more important when starting out on the job market.

Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support helps Unitelma Sapienza Students learn the language used for their studies in Programme Countries.

Erasmus Outgoing Students with physical, mental or health-related conditions may apply for additional funding after they have been selected to study abroad.

Unitelma Sapienza Students’ mobility period abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (or 1 academic term or trimester) to a maximum of 12 months within each cycle of study. They can benefit from an Erasmus+ mobility abroad more than once, either as a student or as a trainee, but the entire period of time spent in Erasmus mobility (study periods included) cannot exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.

“Cycle” refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):

  • First cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) EQF – 5/6
  • Second cycle (Master or equivalent) EQF 7
  • Third cycle (Doctoral or equivalent) EQF 8

For “one-cycle” courses, such as “Law”, Unitelma Sapienza Students’ Erasmus mobility for studies can last up to 24 months.

Before you leave

Outgoing Students have to:

  • send their Application Form to the Erasmus and International Mobility Commission, after having selected their destination among Unitelma Sapienza’s Partner Universities;
  • visit the host University’s website in order to find course catalogues, exam schedules, accommodation, and all useful information about Erasmus Incoming Students.

Once the host University has confirmed that the request for an Erasmus mobility has been accepted, Outgoing Students have to fill in the Erasmus Grant Acceptance and the Learning Agreement for Studies (see Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Studies) or Traineeship (see Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Studies).

The Learning Agreement sets out the programme of studies or traineeship to be followed abroad and must be approved by the Outgoing Student, the sending and the receiving Institution/University, Organization or Enterprise before the start of the mobility. The Learning Agreement shall include all the learning outcomes the student is expected to acquire during the Erasmus mobility.

The Learning Agreement is annexed to the Mobility Agreement for Studies or for Traineeships that is signed by the Outgoing Student and the Chancellor of Unitelma Sapienza.

Language Level

Unitelma Sapienza Outgoing Students shall have the language level required by the host Institution/University. If not, they have to assess their knowledge and/or attend the language courses provided by OLS (Online Linguistic Support).

The OLS is a free online language learning platform designed for Erasmus+ participants. OLS give the Erasmus Students the opportunity to assess their current level in the language they use while they are abroad. The results do not prevent Unitelma Sapienza Students from taking part in an Erasmus+ mobility, but give them the access to thematic ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs) or the benefit from online tutoring sessions with native speakers and other OLS participants. OLS is available in 24 languages.

The Erasmus and International Mobility Commission will contact the Outgoing Students in order to give them credentials, licence and information to access the OLS online platform.

The assessment phase consists of two tests: one to be done before the mobility and another one to be done within one month from the end of the mobility. The assessment tests are compulsory for all the Outgoing Students who have received the licence: in case of not fulfilment of this obligation, they would be asked to return back the last instalment of the Erasmus+ grant. 

Those students whose linguistic level after the first assessment test will be below B2 will also automatically receive the licence for the OLS online courses, which are not compulsory: this is another possibility offered by the Erasmus + to enhance the language skills of Outgoing Students before the start of their mobility. 

Accommodation

Once their Mobility Agreement has been signed, Outgoing Students must start looking for an accommodation within the host University’s vicinity.

Other online resources

Main websites of Erasmus student community:

When you arrive

At the arrival at the host Institution or University, Unitelma Sapienza Outgoing Students are expected to meet the Erasmus Coordinator.

Certificate of Arrival

Unitelma Sapienza Outgoing Students must to ask for a Certificate of Arrival that the Institution/University has to sign and send to Erasmus and International Mobility Commission.

 

ERASMUS AND INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY COMMISSION (EIMC)

  • Nicola Napoletano (Academic Coordinator for Erasmus and International Mobility);
  • Gabriella Tota (Academic Supervisor for Erasmus and International Mobility - Law Studies);
  • Letizia Lo Presti (Academic Supervisor for Erasmus and International Mobility - Economics Studies);
  • Valentina Mariani (Administrative Representative for Erasmus and International Mobility)

e-mail: erasmus@unitelmasapienza.it