International Mobility - Scholars

The full list of initiatives supporting the outgoing and incoming mobility of teaching staff and researchers is available on the appropriate section of the university website.


Erasmus + Teaching Staff Mobility 
For university teaching staff the LLP - Erasmus programme makes mobility bursaries available for teaching periods at higher education institutions in countries taking part in the initiative on condition that a specific relevant bilateral agreement has been drawn up.
Bursaries can be accessed by taking part in selections managed by the International Relations Service and published on a specific page of the university site.


Visiting Scientist Programme (the Call for application opens each year from mid-October)
Every year the university co-funds a number of incoming mobility bursaries enabling foreign teaching staff to spend a study and research period at Padua University. Visiting scientists are invited to hold lessons and conferences open to students and doctoral students and work at the department with the support of a teaching supervisor. Selection information and application forms are available on a specific page of the university site with indications on all the documents which need to be attached to applications. The Visiting Scientist proposal formulated by a teaching supervisor must be approved by the Departmental Council and is subject to prior submission to the director. DiSSGeA teaching staff interested are invited to apply to the Department International Research Office ( | 049 827 8563). Find out about VISITING SCIENTISTS that have been hosted by the DiSSGeA Department in the past few years.

Visiting Professors Programme (the Call for application opens each year from mid-October)
Every year the University of Padova promotes mobility programmes dedicated to incoming Visiting Professors who carry out teaching activity at University Departments.
Learn more about the international VISITING PROFESSORS that have been hosted by the DiSSGeA Department in the past  few years.

Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholars
In the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects - which funds projects in support of individual mobility to/from foreign countries in study bursaries for students, doctoral candidates, researchers and teaching staff - which Padua University takes part in, applications can be made for mobility bursaries for the purposes of periods of activity at one of the individual initiative partner universities. The projects relate to specific groups of countries (called lots) comprising a varied number of destination universities each. Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects are an opportunity for the university to welcome visiting scholars and students who have passed selection procedures and are hosted at the department considered most relevant to the research subject matter proposed and assigned a reference teacher.

Bilateral Agreement Exchanges | Scambi nell'ambito di Accordi Bilaterali (the Call for application opens each year from mid December to mid January)
In line with available funds the university supports the mobility of its teaching staff and researchers every year in the framework of bilateral agreements with its international partner universities. To apply for such funds (normally travel and board and lodging expenses are covered for a period which varies from partner to partner by the destination university) applicants must submit: (1) a filled in and signed application form; (2) an invitation letter from the foreign host professor/researcher (invitations sent by email are accepted); (3) details of the planned research/teaching/education project. Applications showing clear and well documented benefits for Padua University and the potential for co-funding from external bodies are considered.
For more information on the candidacy process and a list of partner universities visit the Project page on the university site (exchanges and bilateral agreements - link).
The mobility period must be completed by the 31st of December each year.

University Co-operation Initiatives  | Iniziative di cooperazione (the Call for applications opens each year from mid-October)
Every year the university awards mobility bursaries to professors, researchers and technical-administrative staff for the purposes of setting up university co-operation initiatives taking concrete form in teaching activities on specific themes, expertise transfers in specific sectors or capacity building, mobility and research planning procedure and implementation and accounting for mobility and research (for technical-administrative staff). Accepted destinations are normally university institutes with seats in non-European countries (specified in the selection process).