Studying abroad with Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme that - for over 35 years - allows students and graduates, phd and specialising students to enjoy study or training experiences abroad in over 300 different European partner universities, with the recognition of their activity abroad as part of their academic career.

Erasmus + aims at promoting the development of the European society giving students different opportunities to improve their knowledge of a foreign language, and to study and train abroad in intercultural contexts, as main goals of the programme. 

During the mobility abroad, students are still enrolled at the University of Milan and do not have to pay any tuition fees to the host university, with the exception of potential secretarial costs.

Erasmus+ mobility programme for students consists of:

  • Study periods, for attending courses, sitting exams or doing research for thesis or laboratory and clinical activities
  • Traineeship periods, for educational training under the supervision of the hosting partner university, open also to graduated students (within 12 months from their graduation)

Students can apply to Erasmus mobility programmes for a maximum of 12 months, when enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme, and for a maximum of 24 months, when attending a single-cycle Master's degree programme. Candidates can choose whether to apply to their Erasmus mobility as a study or traineeship period abroad.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is a document awarded by the European Commission to all the higher education Institutions and Universities that wish to participate in activities under the Erasmus programme.

Through the ECHE 2021-2027, the University of Milan commits to respect the fundamental principles of the programme, such as inclusion, transparency and non-discrimination and to promote the participation of individuals with fewer opportunities, environmentally friendly practices and a digital management of mobilities.

General requirements and the application procedure to the Erasmus + programme are specified in the University's Call for applications.

Published annually, around February, the Call for applications refers to mobility periods to be completed during the following academic year.

Students can contact the office via InformaStudenti only.

Appointments (to book via Informastudenti > Appointments > Sportello "Mobilità Internazionale" > Desk type "online" > Topic "Erasmus Studio"). Tue 10-12; Thurs 14-16, either on MS Teams or phone. Students are invited to make themselves available on both channels on the chosen day.

For partner universities only: [email protected]

To take part in Erasmus+ you must respond to the call for applications and present a general training programme.

How to read up on the programme, informative meetings, the learning agreement and language proficiency.

How Erasmus mobility is funded: EU grants and additional funding from the University.

What to do as soon as you arrive, how to modify the learning agreement, and extend or reduce the mobility period.