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 sdegree 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 University of Parma is part of an exchange network of professors/instructors and students 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. 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 Organizations 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 took the form of an increase in language training opportunities, the consolidation of exchange activities under the Erasmus+ programme and the expansion of exchange opportunities under the Overworld University Programme. 
In order to coordinate the central activity of the Internationalisation Unit with that at department level, International Mobility Commissions have been established in each department. 
The degree course in
Genomic, molecular and industrial biotechnologies promotes internationalisation activities by supporting students who request to carry out the entire internship/traineeship (or part of it) for the preparation of their thesis at the laboratories of a foreign institution (usually a European Union country). 
The Department's internationalisation delegates are responsible for assisting the student in identifying the University professors most suitable, due to their expertise, to act as academic tutor (internal supervisor) for the degree thesis that will be drafted and presented by the student upon his or her return from the traineeship/internship abroad. 
The Erasmus+ programme provides for the allocation of grants for this particular type of exchange.  The Department's internationalisation delegates are available to inform and support applications from students interested in this type of internationalisation experience. Student assistance for international mobility is coordinated by the Department's International Mobility Committee. 
Link to the International Department site

Link to the International University site