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 degree courses, in fact, thanks to international agreements with partner universities, provide the opportunity, at the end of the university studies, to obtain a double degree with one or more associated foreign universities.

Erasmus PLUS

Erasmus Plus allows students to undertake a study period abroad of up to 12 months 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+ Study (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 degree course guarantees full recognition of training activities.

2) Erasmus+ Internship (SMT) provides the opportunity to carry out an educational internship abroad in veterinary surgeries, veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals, run by both private individuals and universities, as well as feed and livestock companies and livestock-related associations. The degree course guarantees full recognition of internship activities.

Please note that the University of Parma provides for the compulsory testing of language skills at the time of application (Language Placement Test, LPT). See section Language courses.

For information on the Calls please consult the page ⇒ Erasmus plus Programme or contact the contact persons.

For general information on the ERASMUS project please visit the website of the Italian Agency Erasmus+Italy

The Overworld Programme: not only Europe

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 degree course guarantees full recognition of educational activities, such as taking examinations and conducting research for the thesis.
For more information on the various programmes and CALLS you can consult the page Mobility under international agreements.

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

The university offers, through the activities of the CLA (University Language Centre), 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 Language Placement Tests, as well as collaborative learning activities (Tandem Learning). More information can be found at:


The degree course annually concludes or renews bilateral agreements with foreign universities

Below are the active locations:


Universität Zürich - Switzerland
Veterinarní a Farmaceutická Univerzita Brno - Czech Republic
M.K. Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover - Germany
Universidad de Extremadura - Spain
Universidad de Córdoba - Spain
Universitat de Lleida - Spain
Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Spain
Universidad 'Alfonso X El Sabio - Spain
Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera - Spain
Universidad de Zaragoza - Spain
VetAgro Sup - France
Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse - France
Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis - Greece
University of Zagreb Croatia
University 'Ss. Cyril and Methodius' Skopje - Macedonia
University of Life Sciences in Lublin - Poland
Ankara Üniversitesi - Turkey
Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa - Turkey


Technische Universität München International Center - Germany