Erasmus+ Call - A practical guide for students interested in my exchanges

Indications for applying to the Erasmus+ call

Exchanges coordinated by me
D DARMSTA01 - Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2 positions with 12-month duration
E SALAMAN02 - Universidad de Salamanca, 8 positions with 10-month duration
E VALENCI02 - UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA, 3 positions with 9-month duration
NL DELFT01 - TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, 3 positions with 5-month duration

General remarks:

  • Students are kindly required to check the language requirements for the host university.
  • Students should check the priorities for each exchange in terms of degree programmes attended at the University of Bologna, by considering that students with priority are ranked first.
  • The evaluation is carried out by considering the average mark of the exams (including the mark of the bachelor degree for students attending the first year of their master degree) and the motivation letter.
  • Students are responsible for the preparation of the learning agreement. They are kindly required to check courses availability on the web site of the hosting university, by carefully verifying the semester when courses are delivered, which of course must be the same semester as the mobility. Students may eventually consult the coordinator of the degree programme, or his/her delegates, for advice. Please note that I cannot provide advice on the the learning agreement, as I do not have access to updated information.
  • In my exchange students are not allowed to include their final year project in their learning agreement.

Specific remarks

  • For the exchange of Salamanca students are advised to pay attention to the campus where courses are delivered. A university campus is located outside the city and it is not easy to reach.
  • I have a long experience with Valencia, which always received a very good feedback from my students. Exchange courses are easy to find . It’s not a highly requested exchange, I suggest to consider it, as in my opinion it is a very good opportunity.
  • In Darmstadt courses are generally taught in German, but I suggest students to get an updated overview of their programmes as they reported their intention to activate some courses in English.
  • Uppsala is a great place, with a challenging weather in the first semester. It is possible to attend courses delivered by the Earth Sciences Department only, which does not offer degree programmes in engineering. However, students attending our degree programme in Environmental Engineering usually find exchange courses there.
  • Delft is great, byt Delft University of Technology is quite rigorous. They do not allow any extension of the stay, and therefore students are kindly required to check whether a 5-month stay is long enough to take the exams. It’s a very competitive exchange, with usually lots of applications. Please check the language requirements (usually C1 in English) and please note that I am not available to provide a declaration of language proficiency. Certificate should be presented at the time of enrolling at the host university.

Selection of the courses by the incoming students
Once students are accepted as incoming scholars they need to prepare their learning agreement. Students are invited to look at this page: To look for programs which are active for a.y. 2018/19. students need to select "International degree programs" (which are those taught in English) from the menu on the left and filter the results by Campus. Most students wish to stay in Bologna but some of them may also look at subjects taught in another campus. Beware of the the travel time from Bologna to the selected campus, which may be relevant.

By clicking on the name of each program students will be able to access the full list of courses (Link to course structure diagram). For each course, the information about the semester is in the column "period" (where 1 is the first and 2 is the second). Once the classes youare selected students should use their AlmaRM page to upload the Learning Agreement. The international students Office will be able to see it and check that everything is fine before signing it and re-upload it on the student's page.

More details can be requested to me.

Alberto Montanari