International Mobility - Students

Padua University and the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World promote the internationalisation of their courses of study, work to implement productive academic partnerships with international universities and commit themselves to offering students important study abroad opportunities.


To find out about the main programmes supporting student mobility in Europe and abroad, consult the sections shown on this page.
Visit the Studying abroad section of the university site, too. All programmes are on the following LINK.

Erasmus + Study
This gives students the opportunity to study from 3 to 12 months at a higher education institution in one of the countries participating in the Programme. Periods abroad can be for the purposes of: attending courses and taking related exams; research with the objective of completing degree theses; gaining work experience, doing research or other activities set out in the regulations of the course of study taken as long as this is accompanied by a period of (certified) study abroad lasting at least one consecutive month. Erasmus selections are usually issued at the end of January each year.
Dedicated page on the university site - section reserved for courses relating to the School of Human, Social and Cultural Heritage Sciences.
Erasmus agreements activated by the Department teaching staff (I and II level and PhDs).

Erasmus Student Mobility for placement
Student mobility for placements enables students at higher education institutions to spend a placement (traineeship/internship) period between 3 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another participating country. Specific university page.

Erasmus Mundus Action 1
This supports the constitution of consortia of universities both within and outside Europe who plan and are committed to creating specialisation degrees and doctorates (Joint Masters and Joint Doctorates) targeting top students and researchers. Student bursaries covering the whole period of the course are awarded by the European Commission to students from outside Europe who pass the selection process. European students passing the selection process are awarded Erasmus-Study mobility bursaries by the European Commission (even where those involved have already taken advantage of these in the course of their own studies). Specific contributions can be agreed by the University Consortium promoting the course. Certificates are issued by all universities taking part in the consortium at the end of such courses. Courses must be taught in at least two languages at at least two university partners.
Erasmus Mundus courses promoted by DiSSGeA.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2
This facilitates inter-university co-operation and mobility in exchange periods for students, researchers and university professors between the universities of the European Union and extra-European countries. Countries taking part are grouped into geographical areas called lots. Each lot is co-ordinated by a European University and makes study bursaries available for mobility periods in the universities of that geographical area. Only those already registered at Padua University or at one of the participating Universities (when Padova belongs to the network) can take part. Specific university page.

Bilateral student agreements
Normally managed by the university's International Relations Service (SeRI), these enable students to attend courses lasting from three to six months or a whole academic year at Padua University's partner universities and have the exams taken and academic activities carried out in this period recognised.
Academic partnerships activated by DiSSGeA.