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Mobility and Erasmus

Outgoing mobility for PhD students

After the first 12 months of the PhD Program, which are dedicated to coursework and seminars, IMT School students are encouraged to carry out a study, research or internship period abroad to further enrich the internationality of their PhD Program and to expand the network of their scientific contacts.

Mobility at the IMT School has the following characteristics:

Flexible

  • mobility periods can begin at any time during the year
  • variable duration (usually between 2 and 9 months)
  • unconstrained choice of destination
  • possibility to have multiple mobility periods during the PhD Program

Dedicated financial resources

  • a 50% scholarship increase for mobility activities carried out abroad (for a maximum of 9 months)
  • a 500 Euro contribution towards travel expenses
  • the possibility to receive additional financing from Erasmus/MIUR funds

Insurance coverage provided by the School

  • civil liability
  • workplace accidents
  • health insurance for destinations outside of Europe

Recognition

  • Mobilities are an integral part of the students’ academic careers and are recognized within the students’ records.

Requirements

  • authorization from the Scientific Board
  • approval of the mobility request from the student’s advisor, who must confirm the coherence of the mobility with the student’s PhD studies

Outgoing ERASMUS+

The IMT School has participated in the Erasmus Program since 2010 and is a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for the 2014-2020 period. The ECHE Charter is an important recognition that the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) awards to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It provides the general framework on the quality of the European and international cooperation initiatives that a HEI may carry out within the Program.

The general institutional strategy of the School, that aims at meeting the requirements of the Charter, is described in the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS).

To obtain an Erasmus Student status, PhD students must participate in dedicated calls. Winners of Erasmus scholarships maintain their eligibility for the scholarship increase foreseen for mobility periods abroad between 2-9 months. Students who do not win Erasums funds, but still participate in the call, may still be eligible to receive co-financing funds set aside by the MIUR.

Erasmus+ for Traineeships is the most frequent type of Erasmus funding that IMT School students receive.

Erasmus calls:

  • the "Talent at Work" call by the Erasmus Mobility Consortium (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola IMT) for Traineeship mobilities, Spring 2019
  • the IMT School call for study and internships, Fall 2019

For more information, contact erasmus@imtlucca.it

Incoming mobility and ERASMUS+ for external students

The School welcomes external students for study, research and internships on the basis of ad-hoc or Erasmus+  agreements. These students make take advantage of reduced prices for the campus residence hall and canteen and may access the common areas in the San Francesco Complex and Library in Pizza San Ponziano. They are also given a guest WiFi account that is available throughout the campus.

Incoming students who which to participate in a course at the IMT School must fill out the External Visiting student type A form.

For an incoming visit for research or internships, the External Visiting student type B form must be filled out.

For more information, contact erasmus@imtlucca.it