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.

Double Degree


The Department of Law, Politics and International Studies  of the University of Parma in collaboration with the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) offers students of the Bachelor of Law to participate in a mobility project aimed at obtaining a double degree.
 see ⇒ Double Degree with the Faculdade de Direito of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Porto Alegre (Brazil)

For more information, please contact the following contacts:
Referents Double degree:

Erasmus PLUS

Erasmus Plus allows students to carry out a study period abroad, up to a maximum of 12 months for each cycle of studies (24 months for the single-cycle Law degree course) and/or an internship, and to receive a mobility grant to partially cover the higher costs associated with their stay abroad.
The programme consists of:
1) Erasmus+ Studio (SMS) allows students to carry out part of their studies abroad in one of the countries with which the University of Parma has concluded an agreement. The Master of Laws degree programme guarantees full recognition of educational activities, such as taking examinations and conducting research for the dissertation.
► Reference lecturer:  Prof. Malaika Bianchi, e-mail:


2) Erasmus+ Traineeship (SMT) provides the opportunity to carry out an internship abroad in companies, law firms and organisations.
The Course of Studies grants full recognition of 6 ECTS credits for the internship undertaken.
Please contact the following contacts for information venues and how to activate the traineeship:
► Reference lecturers:

Prof.ssa Francesca Trombetta Panigadi, email:

Prof.ssa Malaika Bianchi, email:

For information on the Calls for Proposals please consult the page ⇒ Erasmus plus programme or contact the contact persons.


OVERWORLD  is a university programme aimed at expanding study and mobility opportunities towards non-European universities. It consists in the individual mobility of students at one of the universities with a protocol of didactic and scientific collaboration with the University of Parma. The Master of Laws degree programme guarantees full recognition of educational activities, such as taking examinations and conducting research for the dissertation.
For more information on the various programmes and CALLS you can consult the page Mobility under international agreements or you can contact the following contacts:
► Reference lecturers:

Research activities abroad and drafting of the final paper

Students may carry out research and drafting activities abroad for the final examination for their degree course. To this end, before submitting the Teaching Agreement for approval by the Referee, students must obtain the assignment of the thesis from a Supervisor and the latter's consent to carry out the relevant activities during their stay abroad. This activity, if attested by a certificate issued by the host university, when provided for in the relevant study programme abroad, or by a certificate issued by the Referee acting as guarantor, may be recognised, subject to the favourable opinion of the Supervisor, within the limits of the ECTS credits laid down for the final examination and in accordance with the provisions specific to each course of study.
In any case, in order to pass the final examination, students must take the degree examination in the form provided for the course they belong to and the examination will be subject to the assessment of the relevant Degree Examination Committee in accordance with the rules of each course.
For the purposes of assessing the final examination for the degree course to which it belongs, the Degree Examination Committee takes into account the conduct of research and writing abroad.

Language courses at the University language Centre of the University of Parma

The university offers, through the activities of the CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo), services aimed at learning modern foreign languages, from European languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian) to non-European languages (Chinese, Japanese and Arabic). The CLA develops courses aimed at preparing for international certifications and the Language Placement Test (LPT), as well as collaborative learning activities (Tandem Learning).

More information can be found at:

In particular, students can refer to the page dedicated to courses for UNIPR students (Menu COURSES > COURSES FOR UNIPR STUDENTS), at the following link:

Additional point for degree examination

A student who has been awarded at least 6 ECTS credits acquired abroad as part of one of the Department's internationalisation programmes will be awarded an additional point, which will be made clear to the Degree Examination Committee via the computer system in use. (The provisions of this Article shall apply to students enrolled as of the 2017-2018 academic year) (from the Teaching Regulations of the second-cycle degree course in Law Degree Course, Art.15 -bis.8.)

Internationalisation tutor

Internationalisation tutors support internationalisation programmes and projects at the Department. These activities include the dissemination of internationalisation opportunities to students enrolled in the various courses of study and support for students already in mobility during the academic year.
⇒ see Tutors' names and contact details a.y. 2021-2022


The Department of Law, Politics and International Studies  is a member of IALS (International Association of Law Schools). IALS is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2005, based in the United States. The Association, which brings together some 100 law faculties from universities on all continents, aims to contribute to the better preparation of lawyers in their pursuit of careers, including those other than law practice offered in the governmental, non-governmental, private and academic sectors. The Association also offers the possibility of exchanges between students and lecturers of its member universities.
Reference lecturer: Prof. Laura Pineschi, e-mail:

Information for incoming foreign Erasmus students in Parma

1) Erasmus+ students are invited to report upon their arrival in Italy, as well as once a month during their stay in Parma, to the competent Department Delegate;

2) examinations taken at the University of Parma entail the assignment of a grade in thirtieths;

3) the ECTS system is operational; the credit table can be consulted on the University of Parma website.
For further information please contact

  • Erasmus and International Home - P.le San Francesco, 3 43121 Parma - ITALY Tel. +39.0521.034203;
  • Contact Teachers;
  • Association of International Exchange Students (ASSI), at the Erasmus Office, or at the following E-mail address:

For teachings and programmes see
 ⇒ Course catalogue of the degree programme in Law

Courses in English (Department's teaching courses)

Italian Language Courses for Erasmus students