International Mobility

As part of the Erasmus Study Program, students from the Department of Psychology of the University of Milano-Bicocca can apply for a study period elsewhere in Europe. Students will be able to attend one of the foreign universities with which the Department has signed a bilateral Erasmus agreement for a period of 3 to 12 months, in order to carry out studies equivalent to those in their degree course. This full-time study program is aimed at undergraduate, master’s degree, Ph.D. students (depending on the university as specified in the International Mobility website).

The access to a study period abroad through the Erasmus+ Study program requires students to apply for admission for a specific academic year. The Department of Psychology’s Erasmus Committee examines the student’s candidacy on the basis of their language skills, motivations during an oral interview, and consider the academic curriculum. The committee prepares a ranking of students and assigns those admitted to the Erasmus programme to a specific destination. With the assistance of a Tutor (a member of the Department’s Erasmus Committee), each student compiles a study plan (Learning Agreement): The tutor assists the students with all academic aspects throughout the Erasmus period (before, during, and after the stay abroad), whereas the University’s International Mobility Offices assists them with all paperwork related to their departure and stay abroad. 

Students abroad will considered for all intents and purposes to be enrolled in the foreign university they are attending, to whicthey will not owe any taxes or payment (for attendance, registration for exams, student enrolment, use of libraries and laboratories, etc.), except, when applicable, for administrative or insurance fees. On the other hands, students must continue to pay taxes and social security payments to the University of Milano-Bicocca for the academic year they are spending abroad.

There are also additional programmes:

  • The Erasmus Traineeship Program provides students with scholarships to carry out internships/stage at universities, companies or training and research centers in one of the countries participating in the Erasmus program. Companies in the public or private sector can also be chosen as the location for the internship/stage. Mobility is foreseen for a period from 2 to 12 months.
  • The EXCHANGE Extra-EU  Program is aimed at students who intend to carry out training/internships in public and private organizations, in university and non-university laboratories, preparation of thesis in cotutela at institutions of higher education, research centers and NGOs Extra-EU. The mobility is admitted for a period from 1 to 6 months.

 

Department of Psychology Mobility Coordinator Prof. Silvia Mari