Prior to departure

Check application procedures and deadlines at the target university

After the rankings have been published, you must apply for admission to the target university. Please check their website for procedures and deadlines.

Make sure you have all the information. The target university may request the following documents:

  • Transcript of records, a document in English certifying your enrolment at the University of Milan and listing the exams you have taken
    To request it, send an email to with your name, surname and matriculation number (including your matriculation number as a Bachelor's student, if you graduated at the University of Milan)
  • Erasmus student certificate or a document certifying your insurance coverage, which you can request to

It is important to request these documents at least one week before the application deadline.

Foreign language certificate

If you need a language proficiency certificate, you can obtain it by taking a test at the SLAM, the University Language Centre.

Visit the dedicated SLAM pages for test dates and registration procedures.

Attend informative meetings
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Before leaving, students are encouraged to attend one of the operational meetings held by the University. These provide students with indications on procedures to be completed before leaving and during their stay abroad, and respective deadlines.

The meetings are especially useful for filling in the Learning Agreement, the document defining the study programme to be completed abroad.

The calendar is published in the Erasmus section dedicated to each area of Study.

Submit your Learning agreement

The Learning Agreement (LA) is a document containing the programme of study to be completed during the stay abroad (type of exams or research area for the thesis).

A draft of the document must be discussed, before leaving, with the reference professor, who must then approve the final version. Should the host university request its own LA, the student must complete both.

The official Learning Agreement must be:

  • completed online

  • printed out

  • signed by the professor.                                                                                                                                                                      


Students carrying out mobility periods during the 2020-2021 a.y. must have their Learning Agreement filled, approved and signed by their reference UNIMI Professor within the following deadlines:

  • 12 June 2020, for mobility periods starting in the first semester or lasting the whole year;
  • 18 September 2020, for mobility periods starting in the second semester. 


Access the online procedure to compile your Learning Agreement

Complete the learning agreement online

Be sure to indicate the following in the Learning Agreement:

  • list of training activities (and respective credits)

  • title of the activity in the original language (or English) and in Italian

  • number of credits you plan to acquire in relation to the length of you stay (60 credits for one-year mobility, 30 credits for a semester abroad and 20 credits for a three-month stay)

The International Relations and Agreements Office sends the documents to the host institution for its approval, and it is incumbent on the latter to return the approved documents by email to the Office (and cc the student).


Make sure the Host Institution returns the approved Learning Agreement.

The training programme indicated in the Learning Agreement must be completed, acquiring at least 70% of the planned credits -  42 credits for a one year stay, 21 for a semester abroad and 14 for a three-month stay -  the University will otherwise decide, on a case-by-case basis, on the appropriate measures to be taken.

Read the documentation and fill in the Mobility agreement

The first thing to do if you are taking part in the Erasmus mobility programme is to read the documentation, and fill in  the on-line Mobility agreement, which states the conditions related to the period of study abroad. 

The Mobility agreement must be filled:

  • within August 10th, 2020 for students carrying out the Erasmus mobility during the first semester or the whole 2020-21 academic year;
  • from September 15th to September 30th, 2020 for students carrying out the Erasmus mobility during the second semester 2020-21.

It is no longer necessary to deliver the paper Mobility Agreement; accessing the on-line service with their own UNIMI credentials will be considered valid as electronic signature.

We suggest to carefully read the provisions of the Agreement (see the box on the right) before filling it on-line.

Read carefully:

  • the general conditions 

  • the Student Charter

  • the conditions of insurance coverage for the mobility period abroad.

NOTA BENE. Blended or virtual mobility

According to the new provisions of the European Commission, the mobility grant will be awarded only for the period effectively spent abroad.

The mobility grant for the periods spent abroad is fully recognized even in case of virtual activities, carried out totally online or "blended".

In case of "blended mobilities" (carried out partly in Italy, partly abroad) , the grant will cover only the period effectively spent in the host institution.


Consolidate your language skills

The European Commission's OLS (Online Linguistic Support) test helps students assess proficiency in the language of the host country.

The OLS test is mandatory for all Erasmus students before and after the period of mobility.

The following courses are offered to students free of charge so that they may improve their knowledge of the foreign language spoken in the host country:

  • online, offered by the European Commission's Online Linguistic Support for: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Swedish, Danish, Greek and Polish

  • The courses offered by the University are not compulsory and are tailored for the language requirements of intensive users: courses in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese are held in July and September.

​​​​​For further information consult the SLAM (University Language Service) website.