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 training periods abroad.

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. It is precisely the international dimension of the educational offer 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 an educational experience abroad, thus strengthening the international dimension of the educational contexts, including through the teaching of foreign experts and the development of students' language skills.

The intense activity aimed at improving internationalisation has taken the form of an increase in language training opportunities, the consolidation of exchange activities within the Erasmus+ Programme, the expansion of exchange opportunities within the OVERWORLD University Programme, in the implementation of double-degree programmes with structured mobility, in the TeachinParma project co-funded by the CariParma Foundation for the support of Visiting Professors working within the Doctoral Schools, in the recruitment of Visiting Professors for teaching activities in First- and second-cycle degree courses.

The realisation and implementation of internationalisation processes, based on the directives issued by the University governance, is taken care of by the Internationalisation Division (Research, Internationalisation and Third Mission Management Area).

In the Department of Medicine and Surgery, a teaching staff member in charge of the Erasmus project was appointed to manage international mobility agreements and to assist students for and during periods abroad: Prof. Roberto Sala.

 Erasmus teaching staff member appointed by the Degree Course: Prof. Ileana Ramazzina

Students in mobility programmes find support in the offices:
Specialised Division - Internationalisation

Area Staff (Research, Internationalisation, Libraries and Museums)