Before your mobility

Check your Host University's application procedures and deadlines

After the rankings are published, you must formally apply to your Host University. Usually - yet not always - students receive all the necessary information by email as soon as the Mobility Office of the University of Milan sends the nominations to the host university.

Make sure you check their website for procedures and deadlines.

Different universities may ask for different documents. As an example, partners may request the following:

  • Transcript of records, an English document that certifies your enrolment at the University of Milan and lists the exams you have taken so far. You can download it yourself from your Unimia portal (as an "autocertificazione" - self-declaration). Usually partners accept this form.
    Only in case they need an official document released by the University, with UNIMI's stamp and signature, you can request it by following the procedure at this page. Bear in mind that this may require some days, so you are encouraged to ask for it at least 5 days in advance;
  • Erasmus student certificate or a document that certifies your insurance coverage, which you can request through InformaStudenti>INTER Erasmus Studio>Erasmus selected students. Please only request this form if actually required for your application;
  • Language certificate: your host university may ask for proof of your language skills. You should check whether this is required and what level and type of certificate you should submit. In case you do not hold any official language certificate, you can get a language statement through SLAM, UNIMI's language centre. Further information in the blue box on the right.

    It is important to collect the necessary documents at least one week before the application's deadline.
Foreign language certificate

If you need a language proficiency statement for your application, you can get it for free by taking a test at SLAM.

We remind you that if you've already taken a SLAM test during your career or to take part in the Erasmus Call for applications, you can use its result for your application as well. In that case you do not need to take it again, unless you need to certify a higher level.

Usually SLAM organises two test sessions for selected students - one in May and one in September.

Visit SLAM's webpages for test dates, deadlines and registration procedures.

Attend informative meetings
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Before departure, the International Mobility Office promotes preliminary meetings on the programme, providing students with information on deadlines and procedures to get prepared for their mobility.

Attending the meetings is especially useful for getting information on:

  • How to fill in the Learning Agreement to decide the study programme to be completed abroad;
  • Information on the Erasmus scholarship and on the additional grants provided by the University;
  • Information on application, language certificates and language courses, insurance coverage

The English kick-off meeting for selected international students was held on Microsoft Teams on Friday 6 May 2022, at 2:00 pm. Click HERE to listen to the recorded video.

The Italian kick-off meeting, was held on the same day at 10:00 am. The link is shared on the Italian version of this page.

A separate calendar of any specific meetings organized by professors is published and regularly updated in the Erasmus sections dedicated to each study area.

Learning Agreement

A Learning Agreement (L.A.) is a document that certifies the study programme you intend to follow abroad (exams, research for final dissertation, lab activities, etc.)

Students are asked to draft it before drafting their Mobility Agreement (see the following paragraph).

You can change it during your mobility, if needed.

To draft your Learning Agreement online, you need to look at the academic offer at your Host University; you can also ask for support to your academic coordinator at UNIMI.

Draft your Learning Agreement online.

  • The procedure opens: 17/05/2022
  • Deadline to obtain the signature from your UNIMI's coordinator (First semester/Full academic year): 30/06/2022
  • Deadline to obtain the signature from your UNIMI's coordinator (Second semester): 30/09/2022
  • Deadline to send the final version (Home and Host univeristy's signatures) to the Mobility Office on Informastudenti: at least 2 weeks before the start of your mobility

A draft of the document must be discussed, before leaving, with the reference professor, who must then approve the final version. Should your host university request its own L.A., students need to complete both forms.

The official Learning Agreement must be:

  • filled in online
  • printed out
  • signed by your professor                                                                                                                                                                      

Access the online procedure to draft your Learning Agreement

Complete the learning agreement online

Be sure to indicate the following in the Learning Agreement:

  • list of training activities (and respective credits)

  • title of the activity in the original language (or English) and in Italian

  • number of credits you plan to acquire in relation to the length of you stay (60 credits for one-year mobility, 30 credits for a semester abroad and 20 credits for a three-month stay)

Once you have the Learning Agreement (LA) signed by the Erasmus Coordinator of your course of study, you have to send it to the host University (to the Erasmus Office or to the Coordinator).

Take care that the host University returns it to you duly signed and forward it to the International Mobility Office of the University of Milan through the Informastudenti Service at least two weeks before your departure. When sending the LA to Unimi office, please comply with the following instructions:

  • the LA must be sent in a unique PDF file named with your NAME and SURNAME;
  • the Subject line should be: " Learning Agreement of NAME and SURNAME- Erasmus code of the host University: ....." 

Please contact the international Mobility Office through the Informastudenti Service explaining the reasons of your delay in case you are not able to comply with the deadlines. 


Make sure the Host Institution returns the approved Learning Agreement.

The training programme indicated in the Learning Agreement must be completed, acquiring at least 70% of the planned credits -  42 credits for a one year stay, 21 for a semester abroad and 14 for a three-month stay -  the University will otherwise decide, on a case-by-case basis, on the appropriate measures to be taken.

Sign your Mobility Agreement

The Mobility Agreement defines the aims and content of your mobility in order to ensure its validity and transparency.

The Mobility Agreement must be completed by the following deadlines:

  • by 01/07/2022 for all students leaving for the first semester or full academic year 2022-2023;
  • from 15 to 30/09/2022 for all students leaving for the second semester 2022-2023.

It is no longer necessary to deliver the paper Mobility Agreement, nor the PDF version; accessing the on-line service with their own UNIMI credentials will be considered valid as electronic signature. Please do save a copy on your personal computer, for future reference.

We suggest to carefully read the provisions of the Agreement (see the box on the right) before filling it online.

Read carefully:

  • the general conditions 

  • the Student Charter

  • the conditions of insurance coverage for the mobility period abroad.

> Blended mobilities:

In case of "blended mobilities" (carried out partly in Italy, partly abroad), the Erasmus grant will be awarded only for the period actually spent abroad.

Improve your language skills

The European Commission's OLS (Online Language Support) assessment helps students assess proficiency in the language used abroad.

The OLS assessment before the mobility period is mandatory for all Erasmus students.

Students receive an OLS invitation before the Summer. This allows them to take the OLS test and to follow language courses for free.

The former OLS platform was ceased on 30/06/2022. The new OLS assessments and courses are now available in the EU Academy platform. Further details will follow.

The following courses are offered to our selected students free of charge in order to improve their language skills before their Erasmus:

  • online, with the European Commission's Online Language Support (OLS) for: English, French, German, Spanish.

  • Through intensive courses offered by the University's Language Service (SLAM) usually in July. These courses are not compulsory and are tailored for each level in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

​​​​​For further information visit SLAM's webpages or contact SLAM via Informastudenti.