This page is intended for those students who have been selected and nominated by their Home University to participate in the Erasmus+/Exchange program with the University of Bergamo. The following procedure is valid if the University of Bergamo signed a bilateral agreement with the Partner University.Augus
31 August 2021, Announcement from Rector and General Manager- News and FAQ (vaccination, Green Pass, lessons and exams)
This year Academic Courses are going to start on October 4th 2021.
Academic Calendars at the University of Bergamo depend on the Department where you are going to study.
Students should consult their own departments calendar for end of courses and exams' sessions.
WELCOME DESK: Erasmus, Exchange and International Prospective students: general information
WHEN: from September, 13rd 2021 to October 29th 2021
MONDAY 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY 09:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
THURSDAY 09:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FRIDAY 09:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Caniana Campus (Via dei Caniana,2 - Bergamo)
From 1st September onwards students can book an appointment with the Welcome desk : click here click on Orientamento and Welcome desk for Erasmus incoming and International students.
Before travelling to Italy please check the following webpages: VIAGGIARE SICURI and Ministry of Health website /covid-19 information, mandatory quanrantine, green Pass and vaccination).
ARRIVAL DATE: please write an email to email@example.com with your name and Surname and your arival date
At your arrival please fill the following webform as required by the Local Health Agency.
Partner Institutions should send a short notice via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. including the following info for each student:
Deadlines for nominations
May 15th: (Winter semester or the whole academic year)
October 1st: (Spring semester)
Before starting to fill in the forms, Exchange/Eramus+ students should first contact their International Office.
Students officially nominated must fill THE ONLINE APPLICATION and upload the following required documents and certificates
Deadlines to submit forms and documents are:
June 15th: Winter semester/academic year
November 1st: for Spring semester
After the deadline above, an Acceptance email with other relevant info (such as Course Catalogue, how to reach Bergamo and online registration and so on) will be sent to all students who have submitted documents.
Incomplete applications (missing signatures/ information/documents) or any application that is handwritten, or modified in any way, will not be accepted.
3. LEARNING AGREEMENT: before filling the L.A. please read next pararagraph: Course catalogue 2021/2022 and check courses' list
Erasmus/Exchange students are requested to submit the Learning Agreement for studies – before mobility - properly filled in ( corerect course code, correct course title and correct semster), signed by the student and the student’s Home University Coodinator by the deadlines listed as follows:
Course catalogues for a.y. 2021-2022 will be available from July onwards.
Please note that though most courses don’t differ from one year to the next, the semester in which the courses are held might change.
Please note: Please check very carefully the Semester in which the course is offered:
Primo Semestre >1st Semester (Autumn Semester - from October to January) > exams in January and February.
Secondo Semestre > 2nd Semester (Spring Semester - from January to June/July) > exams in June and July.
Annualità singola > whole Academic Year (from October to June/July) > exams in June and July.
The Department of Management in partnership with the University of Columbia (Missouri) organizes English taught courses as a part of the Summer Business Program
(Levels refer to the Common European Language Framework - CEFR).
Italian Language Courses
The General Italian Language Courses are organized each semester at CIS (centro di Italiano per Stranieri) to help students improve their language competences. Different levels (A2/B1/B2/C1/C2) will be available. For this reason, at the beginning of the semester a Placement Test is held in order to check the Italian Proficiency.
Incoming Erasmus/Exchange Students in the framework of the Erasmus programme can enroll in a General, an Intensive and a Special Italian Language Courses a course per Semester by completing an ON-LINE Application form. The International Office will inform students as soon as it is ready. (aprox.ly in July)
The courses are free of charge.
General Italian Language Courses and Special courses can be added in Learning Agreements. At the end of each semester students are required to take the final exam.
General italian Course : 5 credits
Special Italian Courses (cultura italiana - linguaggio economico - scrittura - saper argomentare): 3 credits
The credits will be registered in the final Transcript of Records.
The courses will be held on the premises of the University.
Moreover, Intensive Italian Language courses are offered before the beginning of each semester. They last one/two weeks.No credits will be assigned for such activities since the latter are Preparatory Courses only. They are not mandatory but highly recommended. Students can read the document below.
Italian language courses's schedule 2021-2122: NOW PUBLISHED on the dedicated page.
Online application now open! Fill the online form!
As Erasmus/Exchange student you will be given the chance to rent a flat through the Accommodation Service of the University of Bergamo. Before you apply, please make sure you have first completed the Admission/Registration procedure and sent the needed forms to the International Office.
The Accommodation Service supports Erasmus (KA 103 and KA107)/Exchange Students in finding accommodation in private apartments and in signing related contracts.
Students can choose in what kind of room they would like to stay (a double room for 290 Euros/month OR a single room for 370 euros/month). The flats are fully furnished, however, bed linens and towels are not provided.
Accommodation bookings open:
After June 30th: for the 1st semester (Autumn semester or Full Academic year)
After November 1st: for the 2nd semester (Spring semester)
Please request the password at the following link, to check available rooms.
In addition, all students have to pay a deposit fee of 300 euros to be refunded at the end of tenancy.
Rents are to be paid to the owners at the beginning of each month.
The contract registration fee is approximately 100 euros.
At the end of your study period, you will be required to pay a final cleaning of 30 euros.
For further information, please write to: email@example.com
If you need an accommodation for the first few days, you can easily find:
When you arrive arrange following appointments:
Standard procedures for your UNIBG life:
If you are an Erasmus student of the University or you're already registered and have already received your id and pw, when your the International office complete your immatriculation you will receive a confirmation by email.
Changes to the Learning Agreement
Erasmus/Exchange students can change their Learning Agreement within three weeks (DEADLINE 20th October 2021) after the beginning of classes. Changes shall be modified by filling in the form below. It must be supervised by the international Office and approved by the Departmental Coordinator in Bergamo.
In any case, an appointment by email should be requested to the International Office. Consequently, students shall send by email their Learning Agreements to Home University for the final approval and bring them back to University of Bergamo/International Office signed and stamped.
Please find below the related form.
Exams will on site.
Students are not authomatically registered for the exams. At the University of Bergamo you have to register for each exam login with id and pw on your MyUnibg, in order to sit them. You can register for the exams until 5 days before the exam date.
Students have to pass written and/or oral examination at the end of the course. According to Italian law, exams may be oral/written, may be practical tests, graphic tests, mini-thesis, interviews, etc.
The exam calendars are available on WEBAGENDA > exam calendar > by course. In Italy, the exam dates are called “appelli d’esame”. They refer to the dates set by your Department in which you can take the final exams. Usually (except for written languages exams - only one appello), there are at least two “appelli d’esame” and therefore, you can choose, among the available dates, when to take your exams.
Some Departments have mid-term/partial exams (“prove intermedie or prova in itinere”). The teacher will point it out at the beginning of the course.
The minimum grade to pass the exam is 18/30. The highest mark is (30/30 cum laude). Students may refuse to accept a mark awarded if they are not satisfied with the result and may re-sit the exam. If a student fails an exam by a very small margin, they are not given 17/30 – they must re-sit the exam in any case.
Please note that certain courses may be taken under the pass/fail option. Under such registration, the only final grades available to the student are Pass (Idoneo) or Fail. That means that the exam is passed, the credits are assigned but no grade appears on the transcript.
If a student fails an exam, they may sit it again by choosing the next available date in the exam session. Please be aware that if you want to re-sit an exam you shall be physically present in Bergamo.
The re-examinations will NOT be faxed, sent or e-mailed to the Home Institution in case the student has already returned to his/her Home country. For this reason, students are required to stay in Bergamo until the end the exam session or - at least - until all exams have been registered.
For further details please contact us: ticket
Non-resident individuals need to obtain a tax code must get the ‘codice fiscale’ from AGENZIA DELLE ENTRATE once they are arrived in Italy
Students can also apply for the Italian codice fiscale at he the Italian consular authority in their country before departing.
-copy of your identity card (non ue students: passport and visa)
-the AA4-8 form duly filled in and signed
(in attachment you will also find the instruction and an example in order to fill it in)
Please be careful and indicate the complete name (or names) and surname, exactly as indicated in the Passport
In order to get the tax code, please send the filled and signed form and the identity document directly to Agenzia delle Entrate at the following e.mail address
In the reference of the e-mail please indicate: Erasmus Student_UNIBG_Name, Surname
At least one week before the departure Erasmus/Exchange students are required to:
Transcript of records
The original transcript of records will be sent directly to Home University. Students will receive a copy by email.
The Transcript will be sent out:
Please note that no preliminary transcript will be issued at the departure.
Only courses indicated in your Learning Agreement will be mentioned in the transcript (the courses deleted and modified by the set deadline for the changes, will not be listed).
Moreover, if you decide not to take the exam or if the course is failed, on transcript the courses will be shown with an “F - fail” and “0”- no credits.
Please be aware that the Italian language courses will be mentioned in the transcript too.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and Conversion Grade System
The use of ECTS is the only credit system which has been successfully tested and used across Europe, as it makes study programs and qualifications more transparent and facilitates the recognition of qualifications.
Universities that joined the ECTS system are required to use the new table of ECTS grades, based on the percentage distribution of grades. The ECTS scale, divided into 5 levels, was abolished and has been replaced by the ECTS labels.
To enter Italy, European Union citizens must have a valid Identity Card or Passport.
Non-European Union citizens must present a passport on entering Italy. The passport will be stamped by Customs and permits entry for a period of three months. Study Visas are issued by the Italian Consulate in the country of residence (usually within 90 days of application) and must specify the reason for entry, the length of stay and the destination.
Students can submit the application ONLINE for a STUDY VISA through UNIVERSITALY PORTALE.
Italian law requires all foreigners to register with the Questura (Local Police) within 8 days of arrival; for those staying in hotels, hostels or camping areas, this registration is done automatically by the Hotel Reception
Do you need a Visa ?
Overseas students (except U.K. students)
Nominated oversease student will receive an invitation letter from the International Office.
Register on UNIVERSITALY PORTALE and you will have access to all the resources and services of the UniversItaly portale.
Complete the online Visa application procedure on the UniversItaly website . (upload copy of your invitation letter, copy of your passport and copy of transcripts of records)
After University of Bergamo verification you will receive a notification in your email account specifying if the application has been approved or not.
If your application is approved it will be transmitted to the Italian Representative.
Italian Reprensentative will contact you for further information about VISA and to arrange an appointment.
Nominated students from U.K. will receive an invitation letter from the international office. They should contatct Italian Embassy or Consulate in United Kingdom in order to apply for the VISA.
Italian law requires all foreigners to register with the Questura (Local Police) within 8 days of arrival; for those staying in hotels, hostels or camping areas, this registration is done automatically by the Hotel Reception.
The International Office will support all the students in the application procedure for the Residence Permit in Italy.
Please to arrange the compulsory appointment with the Incoming Erasmus Office - Via San Bernardino : click here
RESIDENCE PERMIT: (compulsory for NON-EU citizens) The International Office will support all the students in the application procedure for the Residence Permit in Italy.
Non-EU citizens that intend to stay in Italy for more than a 3-month period must apply for the Residence permit within 8 days of arrival.
The Residence Permit will have the same validity as the VISA.
. The student must also pay:
The International Office will support non-eu students in collecting the certificates for the residence permit and in arranging an appointment with the office in charge. Please arrange an appointment with the Incoming Erasmus Office - Via San Bernardino : write to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject of the email Permit of Residence Permit)