Right to parenting

The University of Milan promotes the improvement of living conditions for those who work there through welfare and work-life balance initiatives, such as a contribution toward sharing the costs of nurseries and summer camps for the children of:

  • Students in postgraduate schools,
  • PhD students.

Applications for childcare contributions can be submitted by the deadline indicated in the relative notices, through an online procedure, to be accessed with the UNIMI username and password.

Nursery care: what is covered and how to apply

The university will cover expenses for children in private or public nurseries, up to 350 euros per month, which may be increased to 525 euros when more than one child per family is enrolled in a nursery. The reimbursement is calculated based on an ordinary ISEE for the current year (D.P.C.M. 159/2013).

If you are a research fellow, a PhD or a postgraduate student, you can apply online on People care service, in general, from March to November by using your UNIMI email credentials.

Summer camps and centres: what the “summer contribution” includes and how to apply

The aim of the “summer contribution” is to contribute toward the costs for attending public and private summer camps and recreation centres, for:

  • children from 3 to 16 years old;
  • a period from June through September;
  • up to 7 weeks in summer recreation centres, for up to 50 euros per week; or
  • up to a week of thematic summer camp.

The contribution is up to 500 euros for one child, and 750 euros for more than one child, calculated based on an ordinary ISEE for the current year (D.P.C.M. 159/2013).

If you are a PhD or a postgraduate student, you can apply online on People care service, by using your UNIMI email credentials.

Pregnancy and motherhood

Women who are PhD or postgraduate school students are entitled to maternity protection.

In the case of maternity, it is necessary to communicate pregnancy by following the instructions available on the university portal: La Statale@work

Women who i) are doctoral students benefiting from scholarships, ii) are enrolled in the separate management of autonomous work through INPS, and iii) are not insured through other obligatory forms of social security (Enpam, Enpav etc.), are entitled to the maternity benefits provided by INPS. The indemnity is paid by INPS upon the request of the interested party, accompanied by the required certification, according to the member’s category. For more information, visit the INPS website.

For women who are doctoral students with scholarships, and thus enrolled in INPS separate management, the University of Milan has resolved that benefits be granted for the 5 months of mandatory leave of absence, covering the difference between the INPS maternity allowance and the gross amount of the doctoral scholarship for the 5 months of compulsory leave.

Interested PhD students can apply for benefits, after receiving the INPS allowance, by sending an email to: pagamenti.dottorato@unimi.it.

How to communicate birth

Pursuant to article 46 of the D.P.R. no. 445 of 28/12/2000, it is necessary to submit the substitutive declaration of certification (birth communication form) to contratti.specializzandi@unimi.it as an attachment, within 30 days from the date of birth.

If the postgraduate student wishes to take a longer period of leave, she must download the optional pregnancy leave form and send it to contratti.specializzandi@unimi.it as an attachment, within 15 days from the expiration of the maternity leave.

Emoluments

During maternity leave, doctors in postgraduate school training are granted exclusively the fixed part of the emoluments, for an overall period of up to one year in addition to the legal duration of the programme.