Erasmus incoming students

For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution in Europe. Erasmus+ offers such opportunities to students, staff, trainees and teachers. Erasmus+ is a European Union funded programme which encourages students in higher education to live this wonderful experience in an even wider context. We are able to take part in this programme through the successful renewal of our Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Every year UNIMORE welcomes over 250 students from partner institutions. You can study with us as part of the Erasmus Exchange Programme if your Home University has an Erasmus Bilateral Agreement with Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, in the subject which you wish to study. The length of study can be up to one year and is determined by your university's agreement.

Application Procedures

  • Once we have received your nomination from your Home University, you will be sent a password and username to access the online application form within a specific deadline communicated by email.
  • Before starting the on-line application form, students must carefully read the Registration Guide for Incoming Students
  • Students must send the scan copy of the Learning Agreement (duly signed by the student and the Home Institution)and  the Transcript of Records (issued by the Home University) to the following email address: within the specific deadline communicated by email.
  • The International Relations and Students Mobility Office will then send the Learning agreement to the Erasmus Coordinator in Italy for his/her approval.
  • You will receive a confirmation email of your place of study if your application is successful. This will include the information you need to arrange accommodation.

Visa and Registration Requirements

The International Welcome Desk provides information about Visa release and Registration procedures to new applicants and to current students studying at Unimore. Information includes how to obtain a Visa for study purposes, information about your status and your legal obligations, practicalities, fiscal code, registration, accommodation, insurance cover.

» Get in touch with the International Welcome Desk

Erasmus+ Coordinators

Each department appoints one person as an Erasmus+ Coordinator for all incoming and outgoing students regarding academic matters, recognition of achievements abroad and Learning Agreements. In order to arrange a meeting with the Erasmus+ coordinator, please contact him/her by email.

» List of Unimore's Erasmus+ Coordinators

Italian Language Courses

Unimore offers a modern and efficient University Language Centre  where intensive and extensive Italian Language classes are available to all international students.

During your stay abroad

  • Learning Agreement Modifications: any modification must be agreeded with Erasmus+ Coordinator of your Department at Unimore. Once approved, please deliver the signed document to the Student Mobility Office. We will then send a scanned copy to your Home Institution where your Coordinator will have to sign it and send it back to us.
  • Courses you can attend: you can ONLY attend the courses offered by the Department you are enrolled in. If you wish to attend a course that is offered by another Department, you have to talk with your Erasmus+ Coordinator in Italy. S/He will then ask the other Department to provide the authorization.
  • Exam registration: it is compulsory to register for exams before taking them, otherwise they will not be displayed on your Transcript of Records. Please follow the procedure in the  Registration Guide for Incoming Students. If you are not able to register or you cannot find the exam on Esse3, please contact the Erasmus+ and/or the Didactic Coordinator of your Department.
  • Extension of your stay: if you wish to extend your period of stay, first of all you should ask both your Home University and the Italian Erasmus+ Coordinator. After their approval, your Home University and the Italian Erasmus+ Coordinator must inform us by email. Once the extension has been confirmed by both the Universities, you are formally accepted for a longer period and you can proceed with the changes to the Learning Agreement.

After your stay

The Transcript of Records will be issued and delivered to you immediately before your departure or within one month from your departure. IMPORTANT: the Transcript of Records may not be ready before your departure. It could take a few weeks to receive it depending on the date you took your last exam. We will send the hard copy of the document to your Home University by standard post.

Nominations Deadline

Important notice for Partner Universities: studentnominations must be sent by the Erasmus Coordinator / International Relations Office / Erasmus Office  to by:

  • May 30th 2016 for the 1st semester, whole academic year
  • September 30th 2016 for the 2nd semester: students who have been nominated for the second semester will receive information about the application deadlines approximately in September/October 2016

As the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia has now an on-line Application Form, we kindly ask you to fill in and send us the  downloadable file to be used for Nominations.

In order to avoid misunderstanding with your Outgoing students, we strongly recommend you to inform them at which Campus (Modena or Reggio Emilia) they should attend their courses - according to the field of study mentioned in the bilateral agreement with our Departments.

Registration Guide for Incoming Students

Before starting the on-line application form, please read carefully the complete version of the Registration Guide for Incoming students:

More Information


International Relations and Students Mobility Office

Via Università, 4 - 41121 Modena

Ph. +39 059 2056576 - Fax: +39 059 205 6566


Reggio Emilia

International Relations and Students Mobility Office

Via Allegri, 15 - 42121 Reggio Emilia

Ph. +39 0522 522029/2422 - Fax: +39 0522 52 2199