Studying abroad


Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for supporting education, training, young people and sport between 2014 and 2020. 

The programme enables students to relocate abroad for a period of study and/or placement, for a maximum of 12 months per study cycle (24 months for the single-cycle Law degree course) and to receive a bursary for the associated travel and living costs. The programme is structured as follows: 

1) Erasmus SMS: Erasmus+ Studio enables students to undertake a portion of their studies abroad. Student mobility is regulated by agreements between universities in the countries admitted onto the programme. The Department guarantees that the results of educational activities undertaken abroad (attending course modules, exams, research etc.) will be recognised as per the learning agreement by means of the European credit transfer system (ECTS). 

The programme also enables foreign students enrolled at partner universities to attend courses run by the Department, sit the associated exams and have the subsequent results recognised by their own universities. 

2) Erasmus SMT: The Erasmus+ Placement programme offers students the chance to undertake an educational placement abroad within companies and organisations. This form of mobility is particularly encouraged on the second-cycle degree in Planning, with a particular focus on forms of individual and group placements in European contexts involved in promoting innovation in social services. 


► Lecturer to contact with regard to Erasmus: Prof. Vincenza Pellegrino


For the list of participating universities, more information on admission criteria and Erasmus+ opportunities, visit the “Internazionale/Opportunità” (“International/Opportunities”) page for Italian students on the University website. For more information: Erasmus and International Home, email: 


For specific information on the participating in the Erasmus+ programme within the Law Department, contact the Erasmus Representatives (Delegati Erasmus) of the Department: 

Three-year degree in Social Services: Prof. Vincenza Pellegrino – Email:



1) Erasmus+ students are invited to visit the Erasmus Representative (Delegato Erasmus) of the relevant department when they first arrive in Italy, and then once a month during their time in Parma: 

2) Exams taken at the University of Parma will be marked out of 30; 

3) We use the ECTS system; the credits table may be consulted on the University of Parma website. 

For more information, contact ASSI, the Associazione Studenti Scambi Internazionali (International Exchange Student Association) at the Erasmus Office, or on the following email address:




Action 1 "Collaborative project with institutions that have an educational/scientific agreement with the University of Parma".

OVERWORLD is a University programme designed to expand study opportunities and mobility in non-European countries (or countries NOT eligible for European Exchange Programmes such as Erasmus Plus), who have signed an international collaboration protocol with the University of Parma. ACTION 1 provides for the development of project-related activities on departmental or interdepartmental level, and for collaboration with institutions who have signed a protocol of educational and scientific collaboration with the University of Parma. ⇒ See the Projects section for more information on the Overworld projects initiated by the Department. 

► Lecturers to contact (action 1 and 2):

Prof. Alberto Cadoppi, email:

Prof. Fabio Cassibba, email:

Students enrolled on the degree courses run by the department of Law, Politics and International Studies can apply for mobility scholarships. For more information, see the page below (“International/Mobility under international agreements”). 

Students can also contact the Erasmus Representative (Delegato Erasmus) and/or the Erasmus and International Home Office.


Erasmus and International Home – P.le San Francesco, 3 43121 Parma - ITALY Tel. +39.0521.034203