Students Opportunities

Erasmus+ student mobility for studies | Students Opportunities

The University of Salerno is very pleased to welcome each year more and more international students wishing  living in an international environment.

In order to be accepted, incoming students must be officially nominated by their home University by email (erasmus@unisa.it). Soon after the nomination they will receive information about the application form procedure.

Application form deadlines:

  • I semester/ whole academic year: incoming students may apply starting from 15th May to 30th June of each academic year
  • II  semester: incoming students may apply starting from 1st October  to 30th November of each academic year.

Non EU students

(additional info is included in the section “During your Stay”)

Students from non EU countries, will receive an invitation letter from the University of Salerno after receiving the hard copy of the Application Form and of the Learning Agreement.

Afterwards students must contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in order to obtain the necessary Visa.

Before leaving for Italy non EU students must have:

  • A valid passport
  • 4 ID photos
  • A Visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate
  • Insurance policies covering them from health and accidents problems for the whole period of stay.

All the above mentioned documents, together with the apartment lease contract, will enable students to set up the procedure to apply for a residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno), which is compulsory. 

The fee for the permit is approximately € 77,00.

It is very important for students to go through the procedure described below, to be registered in our nformatics System.

  1. Click on "Registration" to obtain a Username and Password;
  2. Once registered, login and click on "International Mobility" to fill in the Application Form for Incoming Students;
  3. Once you have finished the whole procedure, please print a paper version of the Application Form for Incoming Students;
  4. Be sure your Application Form bears:
    • your signature;
    • information about your home University (Erasmus Office Address etc.);
    • your study level (Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Doctoral);
    • your mobility period (first/second semester or full academic year);
    • an ID-photo (passport size);
    • a copy of a valid identity card or passport;
  5. Send all the above documents, together with the Learning Agreement to the following address:
  6. Università degli Studi di Salerno - Ufficio Relazioni Internazionali – Erasmus.  Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 - 84084 Fisciano (SA) – Italy

The University of Salerno aims to provide a better quality service to incoming students. So, please book your day at the International Office at the web page: http://www.unisa.it/modules/reservation. You can also enroll to the free Italian Language course. The link is available  from 10th July for students coming in September and from 1st December for students coming in the II semester.

Incoming students may attend any course offered by the University of Salerno in any Department

Important note: Courses must be chosen among those offered in the academic year in which mobility takes place and entered into the Learning Agreement (components, code and credits must fully respect the academic offering of the University of Salerno in order to be evaluated).

For the Academic offer please visit the website: http://web.unisa.it/didattica/corsi-laurea and select the academic year " 2018-2019". The course catalogue will be updated in the middle of June.

The Learning Agreement must be sent to the International Office of the University of Salerno together with the Application Form.

Information about how to reach the University of Salerno and all the Campus facilities is in the Campus Life section.

Upon their arrival, incoming students have to be registered at the International Relations – Erasmus Office (campus of Fisciano).

The office is their first and permanent contact point. Students are always welcome whenever they have academic, personal or practical difficulties.

Private rented rooms

Students will be assisted in finding suitable accommodation in private rented rooms upon their arrival through the International Students’ Associations “AEGEE-Salerno” and “Erasmus Students Network”

The cost of a single room in a private furnished flat is around € 250 per month, for a double room the price is around € 200 per month (service fees are excluded).

UNISA Halls of Residence

Incoming students may also apply for renting a room in the Halls of residence on Campus. However, a small number of rooms can be provided to incoming students.

Cost for accommodation in the Halls of Residence is € 210 per person in a three bedroom flat, € 260 per person in a one bedroom flat (service fees included).

More info about Residences

Upon arrival

Upon their arrival students looking for accommodation are suggested to stay at the Youth Hostel “Ave Gratia Plena Minor” for the first nights.

The cost is approximately € 13,50 per night.

For booking and further information, please contact:

Ostello della Gioventù “Ave Gratia Plena Minor”
Via dei Canali – 84100 Salerno – Italy
Tel.: +39 089 234776
Fax: +39 089 2581874
Website: www.ostellodisalerno.it

Students may apply to the medical centre, Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL) Salerno 2 to choose a doctor for the period of their stay.

The office is located in Salerno in Via Vernieri, 14.

Required documents:

  • European Health Insurance Card or other form proving students have health coverage while in Italy
  • Identity card or passport

Within 8 days upon arrival, non-EU students must apply for a Permit of Stay (Permesso di soggiorno) through the Post Office located on the campus of Fisciano.

The student association AEGEE-Salerno will assist non-EU students in filling in the application.

Obtaining the Permit of Stay is compulsory and the cost is approximately € 77,00.

 Required documents:

  • Copy of all pages of the passport or identity card
  • Copy of the Visa issued by the Embassy or Consulate
  • Copy of the insurance policy covering the student from health and accidents problems for the whole period of his/her stay
  • Ambulance service: 118
  • Police: 113
  • Carabinieri: 112
  • Fire brigade: 115

Departmental Coordinators for international mobility

Once registered incoming students are strongly recommended to contact their Departmental coordinator for international mobility for any academic issues. (see the list in the documentation at the bottom of this page). 

Learning Agreement

In case of changes, the Learning Agreement can be modified at the beginning of each semester but all changes have to be approved by the student, the sending Institution and the receiving Institution.

Important note: In case of changes the final version of the Learning Agreement signed by both Institutions has to be delivered to the International Relations – Erasmus Office of the University of Salerno:

  • Deadline 1st semester: within 30th October
  • Deadline 2nd semester: within 30th March


Exams may be taken at the end of each course in the established period through a written or oral test.
Important note: It is compulsory for students to register online at least ten days before the established exams dates.

Procedure to register for exams:

  • Log in with username and password
  • Choose from the menu on the left ‘Exam sessions’
  • Follow the instructions
  • Print the reminder of the reservation to show it during the exam session

 In case of difficulties, contact the Administrative Departmental Office

The results of the exams passed are given with a grade based on the national system, where the top grade is 30 and 18 is the passing grade.

University credits (CFU) are equivalent to European credits (ECTS): 1 CFU = 1 ECTS

The ECTS Grading Scale (.pdf)

The University of Salerno organises Italian language courses (L2) for incoming students. Courses last 50 hours for a total of 5 credits. The credits will be awarded to the student at the end of the course, only if he/she passes the final exam. In the a.y. 2016-2017 the entry test will be held on 29th September 2016.

Important note: Students are allowed to get enrolled in only one free course.

Students wishing to improve their Italian knowledge may enroll to other courses but for a fee.

More info

Courses are usually organised in two semesters:

1st semester:

  • Starts in September/October
  • Ends in December/January
  • Examination period: January/February/March

2nd semester:

  • Starts in February/March
  • Ends in May/June
  • Examination period: June/July/September

Most courses last one semester, but there are also courses that last for the whole academic year.

The beginning of each semester may vary depending on each Department. Updated information will be published on their websites.


  • 21st September: Patron Saint of Salerno (San Matteo)
  • 23rd December – 6th January: Christmas period
  • 25th April: Italian Liberation Day
  • 01st May: Labour Day
  • 02nd June: Italian Republic Holiday

The office “Diritto allo Studio” deals with  disability support.

Facilities for students with special needs are increasing over the years:

  • Accompaniment and assistance at lectures
  • Administrative assistance
  • Special equipment depending on their disabilities (scanners, software jaws, taping of text books, etc.)

Each Department has its own coordinator dealing with disabled students.

More info

Ambassador project

During their stay students may be asked to introduce to local students their countries, their institutions and their grading systems. Guidelines on how to make a presentation are given to students by the International Relations – Erasmus Office.

Students wishing to participate in the project may contact the mentioned Office.

At the end of their stay, incoming students have to visit the International Relations – Erasmus Office to check all the information about the exams taken and to fill in an evaluation questionnaire about their mobility period.

The Transcript of Records along with the ECTS grading scale and all other documents will be sent directly to partner Universities. Students are required to provide a proper address where to send all documents.

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