Erasmus+ study programme from non-EU countries (ICM)


The key action KA107 of the Erasmus+ programme for International Credit Mobility (ICM) promotes the implementation of mobility projects outside the EU, in line with the strategy for the internationalisation of higher education institutions.

Contacts and reservations

International Relations Office 

Ca’ Foscari University (UNIVE), among all traditional international mobility programs, offers to international students also the mobility opportunities offered by the new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program (ICM), entirely funded by the European Union, with the objective of promoting international mobility of students and staff from and to non EU countries.

At the moment there are two different active projects, all based on single country projects:

  • the first one has a financial envelope of € 395.385,00, covering the 2020-2023 period, and will end mandatorily on 31/07/2023.
  • the second one has a financial envelope of € 1.534.680,00, covering the 2022-2025 period, and will end mandatorily on 31/07/2025.

Partner countries, from which incoming students mobility will be possible, are:

  • Project 2020-2023 (mobility during the academic year 2021-2022 and 2022-2023): Australia (University of Sydney), Bosnia and Erzegovina (University of Banja Luka, University of Sarajevo), China (Beijing Normal University, Fudan University), Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Israel (Bar-Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science), Lebanon (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik)
  • Project 2022-2025 (mobility during the academic year 2023-2024 and 2024-2025): Argentine (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Armenia (Yerevan State University), Australia (University of Melbourne, Southern Cross University), Azerbaijan (ADA University, Azerbaijan University of Languages), Bosnia-Erzegovina (University of Sarajevo, University of Banja Luka), Canada (University of Ottawa), Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Japan (Waseda University), Morocco (International University of Rabat), Mongolia (National University of Mongolia, Mongolian National University of Arts and culture), South-Africa (Stellenbosch University), South Korea (Kyungpook National University), Thailand (Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University), USA (Boston University), Vietnam (Hanoi University)


  • Promote excellence in Higher Education;
  • Strengthen key skills for entry to the labour market (spirit of initiative, digital and linguistic competencies);
  • Exploit the full potential of new technologies;
  • Favour social inclusion;
  • Raise the level of teaching and professional capacities.


Students of the three cycles (UG, MA and PHD) will have the opportunity to spend a mobility period at UNIVE from non-EU countries all over the world. Mobilities can last from a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 12 months per cycle of study. For more details, please check the list of partner Universities detailed above and, if your University is present, contact your International Relations Office.

Mobility scholarships are assigned through calls launched by partner Universities on their websites, indicating participation requisites and applications submission modalities.


Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) scholarship is primarily finalised to obtain academic credits abroad and it is awarded for full time activities (study, preparation of final works). Erasmus+ ICM allows students to live challenging cultural experiences in EU Countries, to familiarise with new Higher Education Systems, to improve the knowledge of at least one EU Country language, to meet foreign people, while participating actively in the internationalisation process of Higher Education Institutions involved and of their own academic curriculum. During the Erasmus+ mobility, which must be continued and without  interruptions, it’s not possible to take exams at the home University.

Benefits and Inclusion

Students have the opportunity to follow academic courses and to use the facilities of UNIVE at the same conditions of UNIVE’s students, without paying any fee to the host Institution. Furthermore, the Erasmus+ ICM project provides a scholarship of € 850,00 per month and a round-trip ticket to Venice. The amount of the Erasmus+ grant will be transferred in full, after the subscription of the Grant Agreement, within 30 days from the beginning of the mobility. UNIVE will provide assistance to find accommodation and for the release of visa and stay permit when necessary. During the whole mobility, Ca’Foscari will provide support through its International Relations Office.

In addition, the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ Programme “seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions. Organisations and the participants with fewer opportunities themselves are at the heart of these objectives and with these in mind, the programme puts mechanisms and resources at their disposal.”.

Under this framework, the basic amount of €850 per month, which is guaranteed to all selected students, will be increased of additional €250 per month for a limited number of students with fewer opportunities, identified through criteria set and certified by the sending institution. 

Sending university procedures

To come to Ca’ Foscari as an Erasmus+ ICM incoming student, you should be sure of the existence of a valid Inter-Institutional Agreement between your University and Ca’ Foscari, checking the List of partner Universities detailed above.

Nomination deadlines by partner institutions:

  • April 1st - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the first semester or full academic year (September arrivals);
  • October 1st - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the second semester (January arrivals).

Procedures for Erasmus+ incoming students

After being officially nominated, Erasmus+ Incoming students receive Ca' Foscari Welcome Message, with a unique code (token) for the online registration.

Students have to prepare the following documents:

  • one passport-size photo (good quality, JPG format, 4MB max.);
  • transcript of records (certificate prepared by the home university);
  • learning Agreement;
  • English or Italian certificate (B2 level) - check the "Recognized certification" tab;
  • copy of a valid ID or passport.

Forms must be uploaded in the website for the online registration. Original documents will be handed at the first meeting in Venice.

In addition, the student will be contacted by the Projects Unit for the purchase of airline tickets. The duration of the mobility is fixed and rigid, and the period must be agreed with the Projects Unit.

The travel ticket can be purchased and paid directly by UNIVE through a travel agency that has been contracted or purchased directly by the student and reimbursed by UNIVE, upon presentation of supporting documents. In both cases, the renunciation of mobility subsequent to the purchase of the ticket and prior to departure, and not due to force majeure documentable, will result in reimbursement by the student of the costs already incurred by UNIVE.

Deadlines for student registration:

  • April 30th - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the first semester or full academic year (September arrivals);
  • October 30th - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the second semester (January arrivals).

Do not forget to:

  • have an identification document valid for foreign travel;
  • ask the Welcome Unit of Ca’ Foscari University ( for an official university acceptance letter for the VISA;
  • request an health insurance valid for Italy, that will be on your charge. It can be bought before the mobility or at the beginning of it;
  • book your enrolment appointment with the Welcome Unit and with the Projects Unit.
  • recover the counter-signature of the teacher responsible for Ca 'Foscari on your Learning Agreement. For this you will be contacted by the UNIVE International Relations Office


Appointments with the International Relations Office

You will receive from the Projects Unit all indications to arrange an appointment with our offices in order to receive your welcome kit, containing among other things the account card on which the Erasmus + ICM scholarship will be paid and the forms to apply for the stay permit.


With the Projects Unit you will sign the Financial Contract, necessary for the provision of the Erasmus + ICM scholarship, and the Confirmation of Arrival. The amount of the grant, after signing the financial contract ("Grant Agreement"), will normally be paid in full within 30 days from the start date of the mobility. It is therefore strongly recommended to each beneficiary to arrive in Venice with the amount necessary for the expenses they will have to face during the first month (including accommodation).

Cà Foscari International Relations Office will remain available for the entire duration of the mobility to provide the necessary support.

Courses and programmes

  • Erasmus+ Incoming students can attend all the courses offered; only PHD programmes and Professional Master's Programmes are excluded.  Ca' Foscari offers various courses taught entirely in English or with English resources (bibliography, exam in English). Course details (professor, times, programme) can be found in the relevant course webpage.

For any information concerning access to the Ca’ Foscari Course Catalogue please check the Guidelines for UNIVE Course Catalogue attached in the Downloads section 

Changes to the Learning Agreement

  • to change your study plan, you will need to use the Learning Agreement variation form (Learning Agreement – During the Mobility). You will have to make an appointment with your teacher coordinator of Ca 'Foscari to get it approved and signed. Then you will need to bring the signed document to the Welcome Unit, taking an appointment. The staff will include you in your career and will send the signed document to your university for later approval.

In order to officially close your Erasmus+ period in Venice, you will have to take an appointment with the Welcome Unit to close your career and with the Projects Unit to sign the Confirmation of Departure.

Transcript of Records

As soon as your exam results have been registered at the end of the study period in Venice, a Transcript of Records will be issued by the Welcome Unit; this document includes the list of the exams the student has passed at Ca’ Foscari and a conversion of the grades according to the ECTS scale.

The ECTS grades are generated automatically upon the creation of your transcript by taking into account the results obtained by all of the students who have taken the same exam at Ca' Foscari in the last three years.

Here is an example of how the calculation works: Mario Lopez received a grade of 19/30 on the "English Language" exam associated with the code LT005P.

The percentage of Ca' Foscari students who obtained the same grade on the same exam in the last three years is 2%, which on the ECTS scale is interpreted as an E.

The formula used in this conversion process can be found in the ECTS guide published by the European Commission.

Please, be informed that only exams with a passing grade will be reported in the final Transcript of Records.

Incoming students with special needs

Incoming students with special needs can report any needs by sending an appropriate medical certificate to the Welcome Unit that will contact the Inclusion Unit to request specific support.

Among the available services:

  • initial support in familiarizing with the university buildings where the students’ lessons are held, the libraries and the administration offices;
  • reservation of seats in the classrooms and potential help in obtaining the study materials and lectures notes;
  • support in preparing for the exam and during the exam itself, tutor support (if required);
  • mediation of the office with professors in agreeing on the examination procedure, as follows:

    • additional time,
    • use of PC,
    • enlarged examination text (indicate font and/or typestyle),
    • Italian Sign Language (LIS) interpreter,
    • additional time + use of PC,
    • additional time + enlarged examination text,
    • additional time + Italian Sign Language (LIS) interpreter,
    • oral instead of written exam modality,
    • written instead of oral exam modality.

Last update: 26/05/2023