Erasmus+ for studies

Eligibility

Student applicants must be registered on a full degree at another HE Institution outside of Italy, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level leading to a recognized tertiary level qualification. Students may receive grants from their home Institution for mobility periods totaling up to 12 months maximum per cycle of study (if enrolled in a single-cycle degree programme, the student can total up to 24 months). Prior experience under LLP-Erasmus Programme is counting towards the 12 months per study cycle, independently from the number and type of mobility activities, as follows:

  • during the first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle, EQF 5/6;
  • during the second study cycle (Master or equivalent), EQF 7;
  • during the third cycle as doctoral candidate or equivalent candidate's level (doctoral level), EQF 8.
Nomination and Deadlines

If your home University has signed an Inter-institutional Agreement with the University of Basilicata, you can spend a period of study at this University. Please, contact the relevant office at your University (international/Erasmus office or equivalent) to check if an Erasmus agreement has been signed with the University of Basilicata or click on the following list:

List of Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional agreements currently in force

The application process starts with a nomination email from the partner university to the University of Basilicata. Applicants cannot self-nominate, rather the person in charge at partner universities should send an e-mail to the International Mobility Office (incoming@unibas.it) in which they announce their candidates for study.

The University of Basilicata will only consider applications from students who have been nominated by their home institution. The following data are required:

  • full name of the student;
  • date of birth;
  • student's email address;
  • field of study;
  • level of study;
  • duration of the stay and semester/s ( winter semester /semester 1, spring semester 2/ semester or a full year).

Students officially nominated to incoming@unibas.it by their home institution, will receive an email with useful information for starting the on-line process.

Deadlines 

  • 30 June for autumn entry (semester 1) and full-year;
  • 30 September for spring entry (semester 2).
How to apply

Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an email including the “token” to access the ESSE3 system and start the registration procedure at Unibas. Once you have completed the registration process you will be able to submit your application online. Click HERE to start. 

Warning: before entering the ESSE3 system, please read the Registration and Application Guide carefully.

Application period: 

  • from 1 May to 31 July for autumn entry (winter semester /semester 1) and full year;
  • from 1 September to 30 October for spring entry (spring semester/ semester 2).

Later applications cannot be accepted! As part of your application, you will be required to submit a number of supporting documents including evidence of your Italian or English language proficiency in accordance with the Institutional Agreement signed with your home University (usually B1 level unless required by the agreement itself). It is also strongly recommended, at this stage, to define the activities to be carried out during the exchange period with the Departmental or Institutional Coordinator of your home University and the Department/School Coordinator of the University of Basilicata, whose references are in the Contact section. If you need information about subjects or courses, you can also get in touch with the teacher responsible of the agreement concerned: references are available clicking on Erasmus+ Inter-institutional Agreements.

List of degree programmes offered

Course Calalogue

Syllabus

To complete your application form you need to upload the following documents: 

  • your identity card for EU-students or, in case of non-EU citizens or the passport (valid for the whole duration of the Erasmus period in Italy) with, if already issued, the visa issued by the competent Embassy or Consulate. Click HERE to learn more about Visa
  • the transcript of records, issued by the home University, attesting your level of study, the educational components you have already taken, credits achieved and grades awarded; 
  • your European Health Insurance Card (for EU students) or equivalent insurance/health policy for the whole Erasmus period of stay in Italy. Health insurance bought abroad must be translated into Italian or English and must be validated by the Italian Embassy or Consulate of reference. Students can also buy health insurance upon their arrival in Italy (for non EU students). Click HERE to learn more; 
  • a letter of recommendation from the home supervisor, tutor (only in case of thesis or research activities).

With regards to the Learning Agreement, due to the implementation of the EWP in the ESSE3 system, we are not yet able to exchange the LA digitally. We let you know as soon as we are ready or inform you on how to fill it in whether in paper or digital form.

Language requirements and Online linguistic support

Students are required the B1 Level (CERF) of Italian Language to study at UNIBAS within an exchange programme or an international cooperation agreement. Please note that no certificate is required. 

Online Linguistic Support (Erasmus+ Programme) - only for Erasmus students 

Students selected to spend a period of study/traineeship within the Erasmus+ programme can also benefit from the online linguistic support, a European initiative aimed to give students the opportunity to assess their language level and attend an online course in the host country language of instruction/work before and during the Erasmus period abroad, facilitating their integration in the host country and university.  Tests and courses are completely free.

Therefore it is strongly recommended to ask the home University to be assessed in Italian as well as, if the student's level is less of B2 level, to attend an online course in the same language. 

For information, students have to contact their home International Office or equivalent office. 

How to prepare and submit the Learning Agreement

Before departure, the student is required to fill in the Learning Agreement, which lists the educational activities he/she intends to carry out during his/her mobility at Unibas (Table A) and the ones he/she will ask for recognition in his/her career at the end of the mobility (Table B). The compilation of the Learning Agreement is a crucial stage to prepare your Erasmus mobility, therefore, before filling in, you have to consult the university course catalogue to discuss with your local coordinator about activities you would like to carry out at this university. If you have any doubts or you need further information, please contact our Department/School Coordinators.

The Learning Agreement must be filled in and signed through the Online Learning Agreement platform after the student has registered in it. 

Read more

For those students coming from a partner university that is not yet in the EWP network or that does not use OLA, it is still allowed until June 2021 to submit the Learning in paper form. The template is available in the "Documents" section.

A copy of the Learning Agreement must be sent by email to mobint@unibas.it, together with the application form and the required documents. For the correct compilation, please consult the university course catalogue. In case of doubts or for any information regarding lectures, please contact the Department/School Coordinator.

The Learning Agreement must be approved by the parties before departure on Erasmus; it could take time, so you need to prepare it as soon as possible.

Acceptance at UNIBAS

Received documents, if correctly completed and sent, are forwarded to the Department/School concerned to decide on the student's acceptance. If accepted, you will receive the letter of acceptance as well as practical and useful information. The letter of acceptance will be also used by non-EU students that need to apply for Visa. In the case of non-EU students, experience has shown that the PDF version of the letter of acceptance is sufficient for a Visa application. Anyway, if the hard copy is required, please send a request to mobint@unibas.it;

Students are advised to learn some Italian before coming to Potenza/Matera (at least B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We expect the home University to make sure that the students have the required language competence. we do not require a language certificate.

At least one month before the start of the mobility period, exact information about the date of your arrival must be provided via email to incoming@unibas.it and to suigeneris_basilicata@esn.it. If you wish to use the accommodation in the university residence, you have to contact also the Regional Education Agency - A.R.D.S.U., sending an email to antonio.luongo@ardsubasilicata.it.

Please, keep in mind that the university residence is only available in Potenza. In Matera, you have to search individually on the private market. The local ESN (suigeneris_basilicata@esn.it), coordinated by the International Mobility staff, will help you in searching a comfortable lodging.

Only for non-EU citizens: As soon as issued non-EU students must send via email (incoming@unibas.it) a scanned copy of the Visa (multy-entry Visa, short term - Uniform Schengen Visa, Type C, up to 90 days) or long term, National Visa, Type D, more than 90 days) and the Health Insurance valid in Italy. To learn more look into the related boxes.

 

Visa regulation for non-EU students

Depending on citizenship, country of residence, length and purposes of the stay in Italy, students may need to obtain a Visa before coming to Italy. Check if you need an entry Visa and the documents required on MAECI Visa for Italy (select Study - EXCHANGE AND MOBILITY PROGRAMME as reasons for your stay).

Students should contact the Italian Consulate or Embassy in their home country to find out what to do. It is strongly recommended to start all relevant Visa applications as soon as possible because the time required to obtain a Visa could be quite long.

There are two types of Visa: short term (Uniform Schengen Visa. type - up to 90 days) and long term (National Visa type more than 90 days). Both types of Visa are issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy in their home country.

Detailed information on how to apply (depending on the citizenship, the duration and reasons for the stay, the necessity or not of Visa according to the country of origin, etc.) and necessary documents are available on the website of the 
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visa processing to the Italian Consular Representation by students need to be supported by an invitation and admission letter by the University of Basilicata including the declaration of the availability in Potenza or Matera of appropriate accommodation. 

For this purpose we must be informed of the following data: the number of prospective students, their personal data and address and CV, the exact length of students stay in Italy, and the monthly subsistence allowance. Moreover, we need a copy of students' passport and of the taken-out accident, third party liability and medical insurance policy. It is recommended to send the above documents at least 3 months before.

EU/EEA and Switzerland students

Students from the EU or the EEA countries may move freely without the need for a study Visa.

Students with EU citizenship (and citizens coming from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) can live in Italy for 3 months without incurring in any legal obligation.

If the stay is longer than three months but still temporary (as an exchange student i.e.), at the end of the 3rd month, students must carry out a compulsory registration (iscrizione allo schedario della popolazione temporanea) at the municipality offices. The Application must be submitted to the "Ufficio Anagrafe" depending on where they live.

The registration is free of charge and must be carried out within the first 3 months of arrival in Italy.

Non-EU students

There are two types of Visa: short term (Uniform Schengen Visa. type - up to 90 days) and long term (National Visa type more than 90 days). Both types of visas are issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy in their home country.

Short term (Uniform Schengen Visa, Type C, up to 90 days)
Long term (National Vis, Type D, more than 90 days)
Non-EU citizen studying at university in another EU country 

To learn more about Schengen Visa, please consult the related website: Schengen visa information

If you need help, please contact incoming@unibas.it

Academic calendar and final assessment

The academic year runs from 1 October to 30 September.

Usually, educational activities take place between 1 October and 30 June and are divided into two semesters:

  • Semester I: from 1 October to 31 January 
  • Semester II: from 1 March to 30 June.

There are three examination sessions, with a total of at least six sessions, except for examinations involving both written and oral tests, requiring five sessions: 

  • Session I - from 7 January to 31 March 
  • Session II - from 6 April to 6 August 
  • Session III - from 23 August to 31 December.

As for final examinations, three sessions are planned with at least five sessions in total, one in the second half of February and one in the second half of April:

  • summer session  from 3 May to 30 July
  • autumn session from 1 September to 31 January 
  • extraordinary session from 1 February to 29 April

For details concerning the dates, please refer to individual School/Department websites.

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Closed periods, in addition to the regular holidays:

  • Christmas holidays: from 23 December to 6 January 
  • Easter holidays: from 1 April to 5 April 
  • Patron Saint's Day (Potenza) site: 30 May 
  • Patron Saint's Day (Matera): 2 July.

 

Courses catalogue

Since 1999, with Ministry Decree no. 509/1999, amended on October 22, 2004 with Ministry Decree no. 270/2004, the Italian University System has been totally reformed. In accordance with the European model, outlined by the Bologna process and it is now based on three main cycles of study:

  • 1st cycle degree- "Laurea" undergraduate degree programmes, 3 years length, 180 CFU/ECTS credits  - equivalent to Bachelor's level degree
  • 2nd cycle degree- "Laurea Magistrale" - graduate programmes, 2 years length, 120 CFU/ECTS credits - equivalent to Master's level degree
  • 2nd cycle degree - "Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico", undergraduate programme - 5 years length, 300 CFU/ECTS credits - single-cycle degree combining Bachelor + Master levels degree.
  • 3rd cycle degree- "Dottorato di ricerca" and "Diploma di Specializzazione"- post-graduate programmes, 3 years length 

Professional Qualifications:

To learn more about, please look into the Italian Qualification framework for the Higher Education website and the Diagram of the University System.

Click on the link below to make an informed choice about the 1st and 2nd cycle degree programmes offered by the University of Basilicata, as well as subjects available for each degree course.  

Course Catalogue (organised by Departments/Schools - ESSE3 Platform)

You can also consult the "schede trasparenza" (transparency sheets) of the degree programmes offered, by academic year "anno accademico". Select the academic year  and then choose the "Dipartimento/Scuola" (Department/School) of interest, you will be able to display the overall degree programmes offered by the relevant Department/School just clicking on "invio" or you can select a degree programme in the list available on "corso di studio". Clicking on "invio" the units offered will be displayed.

 

 

Health assistance

Medical coverage is mandatory for all students/trainees in Italy, but procedures are different for EU citizens and non-EU citizens.

The Emergency Medical Service guarantees Health Care Assistance for emergencies occurring during the night time, holidays or pre-holidays which are not covered by the family or local physician. In urgent situations, the physician can provide outpatient services, prescribe medicines, or illness certificates. This service is free for every citizen under the European Health Care System and foreigners with an agreement or in possession of a valid document proving their right to Medical Health Care (European Health Card). For other cases, it is expected payment for the medical visit.

Upon arrival, the University of Basilicata provides students with general (and not medical) insurance coverage only in the case of hospitalization due to accidents that occurred during academic activities. It also provides coverage for injuries suffered by the students, for which the University is responsible. The insurance also covers damages that students may cause to other people, things or animals at the University of Basilicata.

For more info about UNIBAS insurances, please consult the insurance policy section. Please note that this coverage could be not enough for your stay. For more information about the different kinds of health insurance, check the information provided according to your profile.

EU CITIZENS

NON-EU CITIZENS

Accident and civil liability Insurances

The University of Basilicata provides exchange and degree-seeking students, as well as incoming professor and administrative staff with insurances against accidents that may occur on the campus premises of the university or on any other place where you carry out study or traineeship or research activities as far as they are authorized by the University, as well as for civil liability toward third parties during the performance of institutional activities. 

Third-party insurance (Assicurazione di responsabilità civile)

Third-party liability insurance is offered by the University of Basilicata to covers third-party damages that students could cause in and out of the Institution. The policy is extended to students, grant holders, trainees, postgraduate students, visiting/exchange students and professors, etc. staying at the University for vocational and educational training, analogous and other activities.

Insurance policy: "GROUPAMA Assicurazioni", valid until 31/12/2021.

For further and detailed information, please refer to carmela.bisaccia@unibas.it.

Accident insurance (assicurazione contro gli infortuni)

Students coming to the University are covered against all risks that occurred during all the institutional activities (in and out the UNIBAS) provided for or allowed by the University.

Insurance policy: "Harmonie Mutuelle Italia", valid until 31/12/2022.

Please take in your mind that the policy does not cover medical treatment expenses for which, according to your citizenship, individual health insurance is required.

For further and detailed information, please refer to carmela.bisaccia@unibas.it

Accommodation & University Canteen

Accommodation

With the support of the Regional Education Authority (Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario - A.R.D.S.U.) the University of Basilicata offers students coming within an exchange programme the possibility to have a comfortable accommodation in the Halls of Residences. This opportunity is given only to students coming to Potenza for the entire duration of the stay with the exception of August when the residence is closed.

For detailed information, students have to contact by email the A.R.D.S.U. in the person of Antonio Luongo e-mail: antonio.luongo@ardsubasilicata.it. IMPORTANT: No Halls of Residence are available in Matera.

The International Mobility office, on request of the student and with the support of the local ESN will help the student in finding private accommodations.

How to book the accommodation at the Halls of Residence: With regards to the Erasmus students, a specific section of the application online is dedicated to accommodation. You have just to tick off the items. The International Mobility Office is in contact with the ARDSU for checking and booking the room. To avoid problems, please register as soon as possible following the specified procedures and contact the International Mobility Office (also by e-mail incoming@unibas.it) to allow the relevant administrative formalities to be completed. It could be difficult to book and obtain accommodation if your application, as well as your on-line registration, is produced late.

For students out of the Erasmus: please get in touch with us, incoming@unibas.it, as quickly as possible to organize your lodging.

It’s strongly recommended that you check-in at the International Mobility Office beforehand (except for specific cases to be notified to the office staff or the Erasmus Student Network -ESN, i.e. late evening/night arrival. In this case please explain the situation to the ARDSU, as well as to the International Mobility office before leaving).

Costs:  For detailed information, please contact the A.R.D.S.U.:  Antonio Luongo, telephone: + 39 0971 418210; e-mail: antonio.luongo@ardsubasilicata.it.

For detailed information, click on the following link http://www.ardsubasilicata.it/main/page/1/19/1/2014/Servizi_abitativi

Private accommodation

It is quite difficult to find private apartments in  Potenza or Matera for short-stay mobility to rent to students. If interested, students have to contact the local ESN (suigeneris_basilicata@esn.it) and the International Mobility Office (incoming@unibas.it) well in advance.   
You can find notice with ads of contacts providing private accommodations throughout the city in the bulletin boards located in the University's campuses.

University Canteens

The University, with the support of the Regional Education Authority (Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario - A.R.D.S.U.), offers several university canteens located in:

Once you have arrived and completed the check-in administrative formalities, you must go to the ARDSU to benefit from board and lodging services offered. 

It’s strongly recommended that you check-in at the International Mobility Office beforehand (except for specific cases to be notified to the office staff or the Erasmus Student Network -ESN).

For detailed information click on the following link  http://www.ardsubasilicata.it/main/page/1/35/1/2014/Mensa_universitaria 

Where we are

The University of Basilicata has two main campuses, one in Potenza and another one Matera.

In Potenza, the University consists of two campuses: the Campus of "Francioso" located in Via Nazario Sauro no.85 and the Campus of "Macchia Romana" located in Viale dell'Ateneo Lucano nr.10.

In the Campus of Francioso you can find the Department of Humanities, the University Central Library, the Rector's Office, the University Language Centre, as well as the Student Services Centre, and the Disability Advisory Service.

In the Campus of Macchia Romana you can find the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics (DIMIE), the Department of Science (DIS), the School of Engineering (SI), the School of Agricultural, Forest, Food, and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), as well as the Student Orientation and Careers Service Centre, the University IT Infrastructure and ICT Systems Centre, the Science and Technology Library, and the Student Services Centre.

In Matera, the University site is in Via Lanera / Via del Castello nr. 20 where are located the Post-graduate School in Archaeology, the Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, Environment and Cultural Heritage (DICEM) and several front-offices.

As for the International Mobility Office, it is located in Potenza, Via Nazario Sauro nr. 85 (Italy), ground floor of the Rectorate Building. Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 11.00 and on Tuesday from 15.00 to 16.00.

Check-in

The start date of your exchange period corresponds to the date of your check-in at the International Mobility Office in Potenza. So, the first thing to do on arrival is to go to the office bringing with you:

  • if you are an EU student: your passport or ID card;
  • if you are a non-EU student: passport with Visa, a copy of your passport front page and a copy of your Visa;
  • any specific forms from your home University to be filled in order to confirm your arrival;
  • a passport-size photo.

In case you did not provide at the time of the application, you need also to provide us with the European Health Insurance Card (for EU students) or any other equivalent document, valid in Italy (for non-EU students). On check-in, you'll receive general information about the University, welcome or orientation sessions and other useful matters, as well as a Confirmation of Arrival (if you have no specific form from your home University). Non-EU students, in addition, will also receive detailed information about the residence permit, tax identification number, health insurance, etc. If you have difficulties, you could also contact the local ESN to help and prepare documents.

Having reported to the International Mobility office, you have to go to:

  • the Student Admission Office of the relevant School/Department to enroll and get the records of study booklet;
  • Halls of Residence for the assignment of the accommodation and for the tickets-meal, if required at the time of the application;
  • the "Agenzia delle Entrate" for getting the tax identification number;
  • the School/Department Coordinators for discussing educational matters.

Note: Students are warmly recommended to meet the deadlines with the International Mobility office and book an appointment.

Non-EU students have to return a photocopy of their residence permit to the International Mobility office once issued.

Book an appointment with the International Mobility Office

The University of Basilicata aims to provide a quality service to incoming students, organizing individual or group meetings. During the meetings, students get useful information about their mobility period.

Please, book your appointment before meeting our staff!

Arrival Statement, Tax Code, Registering your residence

Certificate of Arrival

This is the official confirmation of your date of arrival and the expected duration of your exchange period. If you need a stamp on specific forms from your home university instead, please bring them with you. The staff of the International Mobility Office will complete it according to the official date of registration at the desk. Important: don't forget to send it to your home university, as soon as received. If you lose any documents received on your arrival or they are stolen, please contact your home International Relations Office for a copy.

At the end of your exchange period, please don't forget to Check-out before you go back home! On Check-out you receive another very important document: the Certificate of Attendance which is required by your home University to calculate the real duration of your exchange period.

Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale)

The Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) is an identification document necessary in any relationship between citizens and public administrations. It is necessary to open a bank or a postal account and to enroll in the National Health Service, as well as it must be shown during the enrolment process. It is also required to lodge at the Halls of Residence managed by the Regional Education Agency (A.R.D.S.U.) All students have to apply for this tax code and then return a copy of it to the International Mobility Office. To be granted the Tax Identification Number, foreign citizens must show a valid document (if EU citizens) and a residence permit (if non-EU citizens) at the local office of the "Agenzia delle Entrate" ( the Italian Revenue Agency).

Non-resident individuals who need to obtain a tax code can apply to the Italian Consular Authorities in the country of residence. It is issued through the computerized link with the Italian Revenue Agency and a certificate is given to the applicant or can submit the request personally to any territorial office of the Revenue Agency.

At the moment of the application, a valid identity card of the applicant must be presented. The documentation, as well as to prove the identity of the applicant, must prove the legitimacy of the presence of the person in Italy. At the moment of the request, the Revenue Office issues a certificate of attribution.

At the Agency you should produce the following documents:

​(please read carefully the instructions on how to fill this form).

  • the identity document (EU citizens) or, in case of non-EU citizens, the passport, with visa (if any), or other documents valid for the Italian authority plus the identity certification issued by the home country Consulate or Embassy in Italy (with a passport photo). Non-UE students are also required to produce the residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) or the receipt.

Your "Codice Fiscale" should be issued in real-time.

Learn more about documents and procedures by visiting the Italian Revenue Agency webpage (https://agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/english/nse/individuals/tax-identification-number-for-foreign-citizens)

Agenzia Entrate Potenza 

Agenzia Entrate Matera 

Registering your residence abroad

During the first 3 months of your stay in Italy, as EU national, you cannot be required to apply for a residence document confirming your right to live in Italy without any conditions or formalities other than the requirement to hold a valid travel document (i.e. identity card or passport). These provisions also apply to family members accompanying or joining the Union citizen, who are not nationals of a Member State, provided that they are holders of a valid passport or an entry visa where required or a valid residence card as a family member of a Union citizen.

After 3 months in Italy you may be required to register your residence with the relevant authority the local Anagrafe (Register Office) of the municipality of residence, and to be issued with a registration certificate. In the case that the stay in Italy, even if longer than three months, is temporary and does not exceed the year of permanence, as in the case of students, seasonal workers or posted workers, registration in the temporary population register may be requested (Art. 8 of Law 1228/1954 and Art. 9 Legislative Decree no. 30/2007).

The following documents must be included with your application:

a) if employed or self-employed: evidence of your activity;

b) if studying, training or staying for reasons other than work: proof of maintenance, calculated according to the Italian minimum annual social security allowance in relation to the number of dependent family members (a self-certification is accepted); proof of sickness insurance to cover health care costs; evidence of your university course (only if studying);

c) if a family member of an EU citizen, national of another member country without autonomous right of residence: proof that you have a family link with the EU citizen or that you are a dependent relative (self-certification is accepted). You will receive a receipt certifying that you have applied for registration to Anagrafe.

Documentation to be submitted:

1) copy of a valid identity document valid for expatriation issued by the competent authorities of the country of which you are a national;

2) document proving the enrolment in a school/university/ or vocational training institution and evidence of your university course;

3) proof of maintenance, calculated according to the Italian minimum annual social security. The reference sum corresponds to the amount of the social allowance which is Euro 5.061,68 gross per year.

For the purposes of registration, the total personal situation of the person concerned is also assessed:

4) coverage of health risks:

  • for the student who requests registration in the registry office of the resident population: a copy of a health insurance covering health risks on the national territory and valid for at least one year or at least equal to the course of studies or vocational training, if less than one year or community form;
  • for the student who requests enrolment in the temporary population register: T.E.A.M. issued by the home country or European form;

5) copy of the original documents, translated and legalized, proving the civil status and family members (it is required for registering the family relationship in the registry office and issuing certification). If a family member of an EU citizen, national of another member country without autonomous right of residence: proof that you have a family link with the EU citizen or that you are a dependent relative (self-certification is accepted)

Family members without autonomous right of residence must provide:

  • valid passport or any other equivalent travel document bearing an entry visa, if required
  • proof of family relationship with the EU citizen and, if required, proof of being dependent on the EU citizen
  • receipt certifying that the EU citizen applied for registration to Anagrafe

Contacts:

“Sportello Anagrafico” located in Via N. Sauro, Potenza (Mobility Center by appointment)

Tel. 0971/415818 -726  fax.0971-415817

Opening hours ( from September 2, 2019):

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30/12.30

Tuesday and Thursday: 15.30/17.30

"Ufficio Anagrafe", located in Viale Aldo Moro, Matera

Tel.0835/241202-262-441

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00/11.00

Tuesday 9.00/11.00 -16.00/18.00

Useful links:

Residence permit

EU Citizens

EU students can stay in Italy for up to 3 months provided that they have an international recognized ID issued by their country of origin. 

After 3 months of entry to Italy, you will be required to register to the local "Anagrafe" in Potenza or Matera, providing a self-certification of enrolment, health insurance and documents demonstrating that you have the financial means to support yourself. 


Non-EU Citizens

Depending on the duration of your stay in Italy, you have to apply for a residence permit or not: if you are a non-EU national and plan to come to Italy for a period exceeding three months, you must apply for a residence permit, while if the length of your stay is less of 3 months you are not required to apply for.

If it is your first time in Italy, you have 8 days to apply for a residence permit. 

For stays of less than 90 days

For stays of more than 90 days

Health assistance

Medical coverage is mandatory for all students/trainees in Italy, but procedures are different for EU citizens and non-EU citizens.

The Emergency Medical Service guarantees Health Care Assistance for emergencies occurring during the night time, holidays or pre-holidays which are not covered by the family or local physician. In urgent situations, the physician can provide outpatient services, prescribe medicines, or illness certificates. This service is free for every citizen under the European Health Care System and foreigners with an agreement or in possession of a valid document proving their right to Medical Health Care (European Health Card). For other cases, it is expected payment for the medical visit.

Upon arrival, the University of Basilicata provides students with general (and not medical) insurance coverage only in the case of hospitalization due to accidents that occurred during academic activities. It also provides coverage for injuries suffered by the students, for which the University is responsible. The insurance also covers damages that students may cause to other people, things or animals at the University of Basilicata.

For more info about UNIBAS insurances, please consult the insurance policy section. Please note that this coverage could be not enough for your stay. For more information about the different kinds of health insurance, check the information provided according to your profile.

EU CITIZENS

NON-EU CITIZENS

Accident and civil liability Insurances

The University of Basilicata provides exchange and degree-seeking students, as well as incoming professor and administrative staff with insurances against accidents that may occur on the campus premises of the university or on any other place where you carry out study or traineeship or research activities as far as they are authorized by the University, as well as for civil liability toward third parties during the performance of institutional activities. 

Third-party insurance (Assicurazione di responsabilità civile)

Third-party liability insurance is offered by the University of Basilicata to covers third-party damages that students could cause in and out of the Institution. The policy is extended to students, grant holders, trainees, postgraduate students, visiting/exchange students and professors, etc. staying at the University for vocational and educational training, analogous and other activities.

Insurance policy: "GROUPAMA Assicurazioni", valid until 31/12/2021.

For further and detailed information, please refer to carmela.bisaccia@unibas.it.

Accident insurance (assicurazione contro gli infortuni)

Students coming to the University are covered against all risks that occurred during all the institutional activities (in and out the UNIBAS) provided for or allowed by the University.

Insurance policy: "Harmonie Mutuelle Italia", valid until 31/12/2022.

Please take in your mind that the policy does not cover medical treatment expenses for which, according to your citizenship, individual health insurance is required.

For further and detailed information, please refer to carmela.bisaccia@unibas.it

How to register: username, password, wi-fi and online services

After enrollment, you have to register in the ESSE3 System which enables you to:

  • see, verify and manage your personal data;
  • consult the available examination appeals and register (section "Pannello di Controllo"/Control Panel);
  • check your student's status and look into your study booklet. Here you can find information about the educational components, passed or not. For the didactic activities not yet passed or attended, the link on the related icon of the "Appeals" section is active allowing you to access the list of appeals;
  • Fill in the survey about the University facilities and the academic offer.

How to register in the ESSE3 System to obtain your credentials:

At the end of the process, you'll receive your username and a password activation code to generate your password. You have to use it to enter into online services and/or change your personal data.

So, if you want to take an examination you have to book it before, through the ESSE3 Online System. For detailed information on how to log in and go on, please consult and download the related guide in the "Documents" section.

As soon as you have registered and received your username and password, you can connect to the University's WiFi or through the EDUROAM network (to be connected you need only a valid credential issued by your home university), or to the WiFi-Unibas asking the person in charge of the hosting Department/School/Student Admission Office a temporary credential.

Academic guidance

Students are involved in orientation and tutoring activities starting from the second-last year of high school, through the University Students Orientation Centre - C.A.O.S. (Centro di Ateneo Orientamento Studenti), to support students in being aware of their own choice of the educational track, carrying on throughout the university career and facilitate their employability.

The activities are finalised at providing students with support, including enrolled students and foreign students in mobility. It is ensured individual tutoring to solve the general problems and drive away from the doubts that students may run into during their course of study. With regards to teaching activities, students are supported and advised in case of lacking basic knowledge in certain subjects, study methods, study plan, preparing exams, developing thesis as well as support training activities in order to give them a clearer idea of which degree programme/activities/training programme is suitable to their educational tracks and professional ambitions. Moreover, guidelines in terms of logistics and organisation, information about the possibility of studying and working abroad in relation to their own specific degree course are provided for.

Individual tutors are professors or researchers of the School/department and are appointed to each student by the Tutoring Committee at the beginning of the academic year by the month of October. The list of tutors is usually published on School/Department websites. For further information, please contact the Segreteria Didattica of the School/Department.

A welcoming and orientation service is provided for foreign students in mobility at UNIBAS, upon their arrival in Potenza/Matera and during their stay through the International Relations Office (for administrative matters), School/Department Coordinators for International Relations as well as, in case of the Erasmus + programme, through Coordinators of inter-institutional agreements and mentors.

Grades and Certification of Attendance of teaching activities not included in the curriculum

According to the Italian University System, for each learning activity students gain a certain number of university credits (in Italian: 'Crediti Formativi Universitari' or CFU) and a qualitative evaluation (mark awarded on a 30-point scale or pass/fail exam. The minimum mark for passing an exam is 18/30, while 30/30 (with possible honours) is the highest mark.

Credits (CFU) are units that are used to measure the total amount of workload required to a student, in terms of (class time, individual study, exam preparation, practical work etc.) and one credit is equivalent to 25 hours. One academic year corresponds to 60 university credits. To learn more, please look into the "What the ECTS is" and related boxes. The grades in the Italian University system are expressed out of thirty. You pass an exam or internship with a grade of at least 18/30. If you obtain full grade (30/30) the examination board may also decide to award you honours (lode).

Important: failed exams are not usually recorded and therefore they are not listed in your Transcript of Records. If your university requires failed exams to be listed in your Transcript of Records, you must explicitly ask the professor to record the fail, immediately after the exam. The failed exam can be recorded as "respinto" (rejected) if you finished and failed the examination, or "ritirato" (withdrawn), if you did not finish the examination. It is not possible to record a numerical grade lower than 18. If you fail the exam you do not obtain the relative credits.

For some activities, i.e. language exams, including the Italian language courses, some internships, laboratories and seminars, you will not be given a grade but merely an Idoneo/Pass. The same Idoneo/Pass is listed in the Transcript of Records. The Idoneo/Pass can never be transformed into a numerical grade.

In the Transcript of Records, which is issued to you at the end of the exchange period, the grades are indicated on the Italian scale out of thirty and are converted in the ECTS scale.

How can be certified teaching activities not included in the curriculum

If you need a certificate of attendance, ask the professor during the first lesson because he/she will decide whether to issue a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

In the Italian system, mere frequency is not enough to obtain credits. If you wish to take part in activities that are not in the course unit catalogue and which can therefore not be included in your study plan (some internships, seminars, preparation of the dissertation, etc.), you must immediately agree with the professor on how to perform and certify them. Please, don't forget that these activities and evaluations can be only certified by the professors on stamped and signed headed paper, but they cannot be recorded on your Transcript of Records. Therefore, check well in advance whether your university accepts this kind of certification, please.

 

Improving your Italian Language at Unibas

Italian Language course

Students coming to UNIBAS, within European Programmes, can benefit from Italian language courses supplied at the beginning of the semester, through the Language Centre of the University. Courses are structured in different classes depending on the learner's level (CEFR) and developing general competencies and communicative and linguistic skills. Courses last 40 hours and give the opportunity to gain 3 credits. They are for learners who need to learn or improve their Italian. At the end of the course, after the final examination, students receive a certifying Diploma. If you like to attend the Italian Course, you'll have to plan your arrival within the last week of September (1st semester/one year) or the end of February (2nd Semester). No intermediate courses will be organized. 

Other languages courses

The University offers, through its Language Centre, free courses, in blended learning (using the DI.L.LE platform), to students, teaching staff and staff at different levels (A2, B1 and B2-CEFR), in the principal languages of the EU (English, French, Spanish and Germany), prior to the mobility abroad (semester 1 and 2), organizes language Campuses as part of educational activities.

For further information: http://cla.unibas.it/site/home.html

Change the learning Agreement and the duration of the exchange period

How to change your Learning Agreement

During your stay, you might need to change your Learning Agreement. As for the approval of your Learning Agreement prior to your arrival, you must make the necessary changes through the Online Learning Agreement entering into the OLA platform with your credentials.   

For those students coming from a partner university that is not yet in the EWP network or that does not use OLA, it is still allowed until June 2021 to submit the Learning in paper form. You can find the template in the "Documents" section and is part of the Learning Agreement as well as the Transcript of Records. You should complete and sign only the section called "During the Mobility". We suggest you to:

  1. Ask your Departmental/School Coordinator in Potenza/Matera to help you decide which courses to add or drop and have the form signed from him/her;
  2. Send to your university by e-mail and include mobint@unibas.it in cc.
  3. After the signature of your University, please send a scanned copy to mobint@unibas.it and contextually to the relevant Administrative Unit of the Student Office (please look into the section "contacts".

How to extend or reduce your stay

Students interested in extending/reducing the Erasmus+ period have to discuss with the Erasmus+ Coordinator of the Home University and with the Departmental/School Coordinator of the University of Basilicata.

The extension/reduction form, duly signed and stamped by the student and the sending institution, has to be received by the International Mobility office via email (mobint@unibas.it) before the end of the period in case of extension, one month after the arrival at UNIBAS in case of reduction.

The Erasmus+ period can be extended to a maximum of 12 months after the arrival date and no later than the 30th of September.

For specific information please write to mobint@unibas.it; mobint1@unibas.it.

 

Transcript of records and confirmation of attendance

Before leaving Potenza or Matera you must go to the International Mobility office, in Potenza, to Check-out.

You must check-out personally. You cannot send a friend to do it for you!

The student has to return to the International Mobility office:

  • a photocopy of the records of study booklet;
  • a copy of all the other documents related to the activities developed by the student during the Erasmus period, released by the Coordinator of the relevant Department/School or by the supervisor in case of work of thesis (it is recommended to meet the Coordinator prior to moving to the office to complete the section "After the Mobility"- Table E of the Learning Agreement). Please don't forget to bring with you the learning agreement in full and the records of study booklet, as well as to check if all the examinations taken have been recorded inside the ESSE3 online services (section "carriera" > "libretto").

If everything has been recorded, the Transcript of Records will be sent immediately to your home university by email, otherwise it will be sent to your home University later, as soon as the missing data are entered into the system. To avoid any delays, check regularly through your personal access to ESSE3 online services that all the examinations have been recorded and, if any grades are missing, contact the professors before leaving.

Important: do not forget to check-out to the Regional Education Agency and return the books borrowed from the libraries, before checking-out otherwise you will not be issued the Transcript of Records.

When you leave, you will receive the Confirmation of attendance, stating the start and end dates of your exchange period, which you shall give to your university. If you have specific forms from your home university to confirm your exchange period duration, bring them with you to get them filled in.

Important: the end date of your exchange period corresponds to the Check out date!

Find out promptly about any rules that your University funding your mobility applies to calculate the amount of your scholarship and bear this in mind for the Check out date. The Check out formally closes your exchange period and you cannot sit any more exams or participate in other teaching activities.

Transcript of Records

The Transcript of Records is issued at the end of your exchange period in English. It contains your personal data, your arrival and departure dates, the list of exams and internships you have done, the date of the exam, the credits (CFU and ECTS) and the grades obtained.

The grades are expressed in the Italian scale out of thirty and are converted into the ECTS scale. Please remember that the Idoneo/Pass can never be transformed into a numerical grade. The Transcript also contains an explanation of the Italian grading system and provides the ECTS grading tables. These tables allow the universities of the European Higher Education Area, which have adopted the ECTS system, to convert Italian grades into local grades. The ECTS scale and relative tables cannot be used to convert grades by non-European universities which have not adopted the ECTS system.

ECTS, assessment methods & ECTS table

The University of Basilicata uses and applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in all its first cycle (Laurea), second cycle (Laurea Magistrale) and single cycle (Laurea a ciclo unico) degree programmes, as well as in the third cycle degree programmes (Dottorato di Ricerca and corso di Specializzazione).
The ECTS is a recognised standard developed to promote student mobility and cultural exchange within Europe. The standard permits the comparison of credit systems adopted by higher education institutions in the European Union to design and implement students’ curricula. Thanks to this system, students who have studied for a period in an EU country can have their learning activities and grades recognised by other foreign universities complying with the standard.

Each course is graded on a scale from 1 to 30, with 18 and 30 e lode (30 cum laude) as a minimum and maximum pass grade, respectively. Some exams can be evaluated by pass/fail (pass = superato or idoneo) or by sufficiente (sufficient); buono (good); eccellente or ottimo (excellent). For the final dissertation a 110-point scale is used, which is divided in two as well, with 66 being the minimum grade for passing. For outstanding results, the Lode "praise" is added to the maximum grade”. In line with the ECTS principles in the Italian university system 1 ECTS credit corresponds to 1 Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) that amounts, as for the ECTS credit, to 25 hours of work. Credits are gained by passing end-of-course exams, independent of the marks attained.

Students, before arriving, have to agree on a learning agreement for study or for traineeship in case of placement, with the coordinators at home and host institutions detailing the student’s proposed study programme for all the duration of the stay (i.e. individual course units and number of related ECTS credits). This agreement must be approved by all the involved parties prior to the mobility.

At the end of the stay the student will receive a document called Transcript of records, or  Traineeship certificate in case of a placement, to ensure that students have an accurate and up-to-date record of their progress, the educational components they have taken, the number of ECTS credits they have achieved and the grades they have been awarded. Important: please remember that the “Idoneo”/”Pass” or "Approvato/approved" can never be transformed into a numerical grade and "respinto/failed exams" are not usually recorded therefore they cannot be listed in the Transcript of records. It is not possible to record a numerical grade lower than 18. If you fail the exam you do not obtain the relative credits.

The transcript of records/traineeship certificate will be issued by the University of Basilicata for each incoming student and sent to the home institution at the end of their period of study.

In accordance with the ECTS Users' Guide and recommendations of the National Group of Experts for the Promotion of the European Higher Education Area the University of Basilicata has adopted the statistical distribution of grades based on classes of degrees. To simplify its reading and understanding consult the correspondence between classes of degrees and ISCED codes[1].

ECTS table & grading scale

The recognition of educational activities, carried out abroad, is regulated by the Regolamento di Ateneo per la mobilità internazionale e per il riconoscimento delle attività svolte all'estero.

  

[1] International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)  New ISCED F 2013

ECTS table & grading scale

ECTS grade scales and tables are tools that facilitate the transfer of academic results (expressed in terms of grades) between different national assessment systems. They are adopted by the universities of the countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area and make it possible to convert the grades of one country into grades of another country, according to rules shared at European level.

The University of Basilicata, in accordance with the ECTS Users’ guide 2015 and the CHEER project guidelines, prepares and updates every two years the ECTS tables containing the statistical distribution of the grades obtained by homogeneous groups of students in a given period.

In the ECTS tables, for each grade, the percentage of students who actually achieved it is reported. They thus show how a national scale of grades is used within an institution, based on its own grading policies, and also allow, through comparison of cumulative percentages, the conversion of grades between different national systems.

The tables are updated annually and contain data on examinations and final examinations for the previous three completed academic years (1 November - 31 October).

By clicking on the name of the School/Department of reference of the course of study, it is possible to view data relating to all the courses of study ordered as follows: degree courses ex DM 270, degree courses ex DM 509, master's degree courses ex DM 270, specialist degree courses ex DM 509 and single-cycle degree courses (if activated). The courses are then classified according to the ministerial class and ISCED code.

Starting from the year 2017, statistics are calculated according to the degree class as per ministerial provisions.

WARNING: the grades may differ depending on the reference legislation (DM 270 or DM 509) and the same tables also show the grade converted to the ECTS scale.

The ECTS scale is constructed according to the following rule:

  • grade A corresponds to the grades obtained by the best 10% of students;
  • grade B corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade C corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 30%;
  • grade D corresponds to the grades obtained by the next 25%;
  • grade E corresponds to the grades obtained by the final 10%.

The ECTS scale is used on a residual basis for the conversion of grades obtained at institutions that have not yet adopted the ECTS tables, but only the scale.

It is important to underline that the ECTS scale only allows the transfer of grades between universities in countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area which have adopted the same ECTS scale and should not be confused with other grade scales expressed in letters of the alphabet. Outside the European Higher Education Area, different grading systems exist and often coexist, but no general mechanisms have been defined at international level for the conversion of grades similar to ECTS.

Evaluation Survey

At the end of your Erasmus period, it is also required to fill in an evaluation questionnaire about this university, services and difficulties incurred during your stay here. It is a google form so you can enter using the institutional email given at your arrival. 

Click HERE to get access to the survey.

Thank you so much for your collaboration!

Recommendation

Students are recommended not to book their flight back home the day after their last exam. Sometimes the dates might change.

Furthermore, please don't forget to go to the International Mobility office before homecoming to close your mobility period. We will really appreciate if you book an appointment with our staff at least 3 days before departure, through the online platform.

 

International Mobility Office

Head

Dott.ssa Annalisa Anzalone

tel. + 39 0971 202158 e-mail: mobint@unibas.it

Staff

Dott. Vittorio Rosa

tel. + 39 0971 202157 e-mail: mobint1@unibas.it

The office is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 11.00 and on Tuesday from 15.00 to 16.00.

Book your appointment, clicking HERE

For any problems or assistance please contact us by email incoming@unibas.it or phone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at +39 0971 202191We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Departmental/School Coordinators for International Relations

Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari ed Ambientali/ School of Agricultural, Forest, Food and Environmental Science 

Campus di Macchia Romana

Via dell'Ateneo Lucano

85100 Potenza (Italia)

Prof.ssa Tania GIOIA, e-mail: tania.gioia@unibas.it 

Scuola di Ingegneria (SI-UniBas)/ School of Engineering 

Campus di Macchia Romana

Via dell'Ateneo Lucano

85100 Potenza (Italia)

Prof. Katia GENOVESE, e-mail: katia.genovese@unibas.it

Dipartimento di Matematica, Informatica ed Economia/ Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics 

Campus di Macchia Romana

Via dell'Ateneo Lucano

85100 Potenza (Italia)

Prof. Rosanna SALVIA, e-mail: rosanna.salvia@unibas.it

Dipartimento di Scienze/ Department of Science

Campus di Macchia Romana

Via dell'Ateneo Lucano

85100 Potenza (Italia)

Prof. Luigi MILELLA, e-mail: luigi.milella@unibas.it

Dipartimento di Scienze Umane/ Department of Human Science 

Campus di Via Nazario Sauro

Via Nazario Sauro

85100 Potenza (Italia)

Prof. Luisa CAIAZZO, e-mail: luisa.caiazzo@unibas.it

Dipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo: Architettura, Ambiente, Patrimoni Culturali (DICEM)/ Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, Environment and Cultural Heritage   

Campus di Via Lanera

Via Lanera

75100 Matera (Italia)

Prof. Antonella Grazia GUIDA, e-mail: antonella.guida@unibas.it

Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici/Postgraduate School in Archaeological Heritage 

Prof. Antonella Grazia GUIDA, e-mail: antonella.guida@unibas.it

DR nomina quadriennio 20-24

 

Referenti amministrativi per la Mobilità Internazionale di Dipartimento/Scuola - Dept./School administrative contact person

Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari ed Ambientali/ School of Agricultural, Forest, Food and Environmental Science 

Lucia ROBILOTTA, lucia.robilotta@unibas.it 

Scuola di Ingegneria (SI-UniBas)School of Engineering

Ippolita PALLADINO, e-mail: ippolita.palladino@unibas.it

Dipartimento di Matematica, Informatica ed Economia/ Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics

Franca COLUCCI, e-mail: franca.colucci@unibas.it 

Dipartimento di Scienze/ Department of Science

Rossella SANTARELLI, e-mail: rossella.santarelli@unibas.it

Dipartimento di Scienze Umane/ Department of Human Science

Paola COLONNESE, e-mail: paola.colonnese@unibas.it

Dipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo: Architettura, Ambiente, Patrimoni Culturali (DICEM)/ Department of European and Mediterranean Cultures, Environment and Cultural Heritage

Violetta PEDALINO, email: violetta.pedalino@unibas.it

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Nota DISU - sostituzione referente

PDG 574 del 30/11/2020 quadriennio 20-24 e scorcio biennio 20-22

Decreto Rettorale n. 33 del 14/02/2017 

Decreto Rettorale n. 96 del 13/02/2018 

 

ESN Sui-Generis Basilicata

Phone Numbers: +39 0971 205577 Macchia Romana Campus; +39 0971 205582 (Francioso Campus)

Address: Via dell'Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza (Italy)

email: suigeneris_basilicata@esn.it

 

Documents

 

News Online registration and application through the ESSE3 system (direct link)
   
 News Registration and application Guide for incoming students through the ESSE3 system 
   
 Online Learning Agreement - OLA 
   
Guide for incoming Students - OLA 
   
Course Catalogue
   
Template Learning Agreement for studies (to be used only in case of impossibility to use OLA)
   
Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Studies (source EU)
   
Extensions request (to be used in case of absence of similar document from the home university)
   
 ECTS table
   
 Evaluation questionnaire for incoming students
   
 How to sign up for lectures using the ESSE3 Platform
   
Attending lectures through google classroom 
   
 How to book an exam through ESSE3 platform
   
 Guide for incoming students
   
 Info sheet UNIBAS