Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement is the document containing the educational components (study, training, dissertation, final exam programme) that the student is expected to complete abroad. Before the departure the student must always agree on the content of the Learning Agreement with the Erasmus coordinator and/or the Erasmus desk of his/her degree course at the sending University.

Learning agreement can be drafted only online. Erasmus+ students whose period of stay will take place during 2016-2017 academic year will be allowed to draft it starting from May, 20th 2016.

The drafting procedure includes helpful instructions for filling out the different fields and ends with the document being printed. The document should be approved and signed by the Italian Erasmus coordinator before being handed to the International Relations Office.

The Office will send a scanned copy of the document by e-mail to the Host Institution for approval and countersigning by the relevant Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the Host Institution to e-mail the document back to our International Relations Office as well as to the departing student. In order for the Learning agreement to be considered valid, it must be approved both by the Home Institution and by the Host Institution.

Students enrolled at the following degree courses: Linguistic and Cultural Mediation Sciences and at Political, Economic and Social Sciences are required to hand the Learning Agreement only to the Erasmus Desk in their Faculty or School, whereas students studying at degree courses in Law must hand the document both to the International Relations Office and to the Erasmus Desk in their Faculty.

Some foreign universities may have their own Learning Agreement form, which must be filled in according to the instructions and the deadlines indicated on their own website. In this case, the selected student must fill in the Learning Agreement forms provided both by the Home Institution and the Host Institution.

For students who have applied for Erasmus + Mobility for Studies during the 2015-2016 academic year, and whose period of stay will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Learning Agreement must be handed to the International Relations Office by: 
 

  • 17th June 2016 for stays starting in the first semester or lasting the whole academic year
  • 7th October 2016 for stays starting in the second semester.

How to fill in the Learning Agreement

In order to correctly fill in the Learning Agreement form and to avoid making mistakes, the student must remember to include:

  • The list of the educational components  (with relative credits) 
  • The title of the activities in the original language (or in English) and in Italian 
  • The number of credits that the student expects to acquire, according to the length of the stay abroad: 60 credits (for a stay lasting one year), 30 credits (for a stay lasting six months) and 20 (for a stay lasting three months).

Erasmus students are expected to complete the entire training programme described in their Learning Agreement and acquire at least 70% of the credits foreseen by it: 42 credits (for a stay lasting one year), 21 (for a stay lasting six months) and 14 (for a stay lasting three months).

Students who do not comply with the above-mentioned provisions are required to provide a justification so as the measures to be taken can be assessed, which may include the restitution of part of the entire grant disbursed up to that point. Force majeure (eg. illness) can justify failure to complete the training programme described in the Learning Agreement.