Studying abroad

The University of Parma offers all its students various opportunities to encourage the development of a truly international dimension of university study. From exchanges in Europe through the Erasmus Plus Program to extra-European mobility with the Overworld Program up to the numerous paths for acquiring the double qualification.


In fact, some study courses, thanks to the stipulation of international agreements with partner universities, give the possibility, at the end of the university course, to obtain a double degree with one or more associated foreign universities.


Assistance and agreements for international mobility

The service intends to deal with the definition of agreements with universities in other countries for the international mobility of students, in particular for carrying out training periods abroad, but also, for example, for the issuing of joint qualifications or double qualifications, adequate for the achievement of the expected learning outcomes, as well as the organization and management of the international mobility of outgoing students and the reception of incoming students from other countries. In recent years the University of Parma has started important work aimed at increasing the number of study courses with double or joint qualifications, with a view to increasing and promoting international mobility. In this sense, the development policies of the training offer have taken into specific consideration the relationship between the international development of the training offer itself, its sustainability and adequacy, and the territorial dimension and relationships with other universities. Right there international dimension of the training offer aimed not only at increasing the number of deserving international students, diversifying their geographical origin, but also at increasing the number of graduates who have had a training experience abroad, thus strengthening the international dimension of the training contexts , also through the teaching of foreign experts and the development of students' linguistic skills. The University of Parma is part of an exchange network of teachers and students which, through numerous agreements at EU and non-EU level, allows study periods abroad and/or internship activities to be carried out, allowing students to carry out experiences training abroad, both educational and work-related, as part of mobility programmes, thus creating opportunities for international careers for its students and environments conducive to the development of research activities, through funding local researchers' projects and attracting scholars from all over the world.

Over the years, the numerous academic contacts that have developed have made it possible to create a network of international collaborations which today sees the presence of partnerships with Universities and Research Institutions from all over the world, with consequent recognition of the University of Parma in the academic panorama international. The intense activity aimed at improving internationalization has materialized in the increase in language training opportunities, in the consolidation of exchange activities within the Erasmus+ Programme, in the expansion of exchange opportunities within the OVERWORLD University Programme, in the implementation of double mobility qualification programmes. structured, in the TeachinParma project co-financed by the CariParma Foundation for the support of Visiting Professors operating within Doctoral Schools, in the recruitment of Visiting Professors for teaching activities in first and second level study courses. In order to coordinate central activity with that at departmental level, International Mobility Commissions have been established in each Department since 2017. Internationalization initiatives are accessible from the 'INTERNATIONAL' menu item on the University homepage. To encourage the growth and scientific and educational updating of the teaching staff, the University encourages participation in international mobility programs, both within the Erasmus+ Program and within the OverWorld program, to carry out a period of teaching and/or training abroad; promotes initiatives useful for acquiring specific knowledge and know-how from good practices (creation of academic networks, research collaborations, participation in competitive tenders) and for developing linguistic skills relevant for professional development. The creation and implementation of internationalization processes, based on the directives given by the University governance, managed by the U.O. Internationalization (Research, Internationalization and Third Mission Management Area).