Studying abroad

The University of Parma offers all its students various opportunities to foster the development of a real international dimension of university study. From exchanges in Europe through the Erasmus Plus Programme to extra-European mobility with the Overworld Programme and numerous pathways for acquiring a double degree.

Some study courses, in fact, thanks to the conclusion of international agreements with partner universities, provide the opportunity, 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 periods of training abroad, but also, for example, for the award of joint or double degrees, appropriate for the achievement of the expected learning outcomes, as well as the organisation 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 undertaken important work aimed at increasing the number of courses with double or joint degrees, with a view to increasing and promoting international mobility. In this sense, the development policies of the course catalogue have taken into specific consideration the relationship between the international development of the course catalogue itself, its sustainability and adequacy, and the territorial dimension and relations with other universities. It is precisely the international dimension of the course catalogue that is 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 training experience abroad, thus strengthening the international dimension of the training contexts, also through the teaching of foreign experts and the development of the students' language skills.

The University of Parma is part of an exchange network that, through numerous agreements at EU and non-EU level, allows study periods abroad and/or internship activities, enabling students to gain training experience abroad, both didactic and work-related, within the framework of mobility programmes, thus creating international career opportunities for its students and an environment that is favourable to the development of research activities, through the funding of projects by local researchers and the attraction of scholars from all over the world.

Over the years, the numerous academic contacts that have developed have allowed for the creation of a network of international collaborations that today sees the presence of partnerships with Universities and Research Organisations from all over the world, resulting in the recognition of the University of Parma on the international academic scene.

The intense activity aimed at improving internationalisation has taken the form of an increase in language training opportunities, the consolidation of exchange activities under the Erasmus+ Programme, the expansion of exchange opportunities under the OverWorld University Programme, the implementation of structured mobility double-entitlement programmes, and the recruitment of Visiting Professors for teaching activities in First- and Second-cycle degree courses.

In order to coordinate central and departmental activities, International Mobility Committees were established in each department as of 2017. Internationalisation initiatives are accessible from the 'INTERNATIONAL' menu item on the University's homepage.
In order to foster the growth and scientific and didactic updating of the teaching staff, the university encourages participation in international mobility programmes, both under the Erasmus+ Programme and the OverWorld Programme, in order to carry out a period of teaching and/or training abroad; it promotes initiatives useful for acquiring specific knowledge and know-how from good practices (creation of academic networks, research collaborations, participation in competitive calls for projects) and for developing language skills relevant to professional development.

Students enrolled in the Economics and Management degree course can take advantage of various international exchange opportunities, in particular, please consult the section on this page entitled 'International collaborations'

International collaborations

In addition to the programmes offered by the university, students in the Department of Economics and Management of the Economics and Management degree course can choose from various international exchange opportunities based on specific agreements with foreign universities.

Slide presentation International opportunities 

Slide presentation Erasmus Plus SMS 

Slide presentation Double Degree Bochum 

Double Degree

A Double Degree with:

Hochschule Bochum (Bochum University of Applied Sciences), Department of Business and Management - Bochum, Germany 

Ecole de Management Bachelor of International Business - Grenoble, France 

Responsible: Maria Cecilia Mancini - 

Contact person: Fabio Landini - 

See also the Double Degree page 

Other programmes abroad 

Students can choose from other opportunities abroad.


The Conversion Form for outgoing students, which must be submitted to the Economics and Management Student Registry office before departure for the foreign university location and each time the Learning Agreement is modified, can be found "HERE".

Specific guidance is also available for visiting professors.

For more information see the pages:

International (programmes offered by the University) 
International exchanges (programmes based on specific agreements between the Department of Economics and Management and foreign universities)