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.
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, both based on single country projects:
- the first one has a financial envelope of € 1.646.808,00, covering the 2018-2020 period, and will end mandatorily on 31/07/2020.
- the second one has a financial envelope of € 1.617.540,00, covering the 2019-2022 period, and will end mandatorily on 31/07/2022.
Partner countries, from which incoming students mobility will be possible, are:
- Project 2018-2020 (mobility during the academic year 2019-2020): Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Erzegovina, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Russian Federation, Georgia, Japan, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, Morocco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam.;
- Project 2019-2022 (mobility during the academic year 2020-2021 and 2021-2022): mobilty schemes are under finalization
- 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 3 months up to a maximum of 12 months per cycle of study. For more details, please check the List of partner Universities attached in the Module section 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.
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.
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 attached in the Downloads section.
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).
Before leaving your country
Do not forget to:
- have an identification document valid for foreign travel;
- ask the Welcome Unit of Ca’ Foscari University ( firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
During your Erasmus+ Stay
Appointments with the International Relations Office
- You will have to arrange an appointment with the Welcome Unit and with the Projects Unit. Each appointment is individual.
From the Welcome Unit you will receive the 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 Project Unit you will sign the Financial Contract, necessary for the provision of the Erasmus + ICM scholarship, and the Confirmation of Arrival. The Erasmus + ICM project in fact provides students with a scholarship of € 850.00 per month and travel expenses (within a cap imposed by the European Commission). 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).
The 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.
Before leaving Venice
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 your study period in Venice, you will receive your Transcript of Records from the Welcome Unit, which will include a conversion of your 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.
Incoming students with disability
Incoming students with disabilities / LD can count on the support of the Welcome Unit.
Partner universities must report the students’ disability once they are nominated by submitting a declaration in English, containing the details about the services offered at the home university to support the students.
During the online registration on Ca’ Foscari website the incoming students will have to attach the following documents:
- Certificate stating the disability / LD;
- Declaration provided by the home university.
The Welcome Unit will report the situation to Ca’ Foscari Disabled Students Service, which can provide the following services:
- Assistance during the exam, Tutor support (if requested);
- Additional study time or mediation with professors in agreeing on the most suitable exam modality;
- 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.
Last update: 08/10/2019