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The commitment of IUSS Pavia to international relations is realized by the constant effort to involve worldwide visiting students, professors and scholars in research and educational projects and by activities realized in collaboration with foreign institutions.
IUSS Pavia has developed an intense process of internationalization since its establishment in 2007.
The promotion of study periods for IUSS students at qualified foreign institutions and the increased involvement of foreign professors, researchers and students, particularly at post-graduate level, have been facilitated by IUSS professors and researchers' professional activities with foreign universities and research institutions.
The increased international collaborations in recent years have contributed to achieving high level of accomplishments in training and research.

The #Mugmaster Programme promotes friendship between university students enrolled in the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and makes international relations visible between universities.

The #Mugmaster programme consists in an exchange of different items such as mugs, notebooks, etc. between the Universities and it involves mainly foreign students enrolled at IUSS University School.


The European Commission has approved the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education of the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia that will allow the Institute to participate in the international initiatives and to compete for the funding regarding the "ERASMUS +" Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport in the period 2014 - 2020.


Erasmus+ is the new European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, which provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training and youth. The programme gives people the opportunity to make experience of study, teaching and training period abroad, increasing their skills and employability.

IUSS Master and PhD students can apply for receiving financial contribution to undertake an Erasmus+ traineeship experience abroad (for a minimum period of 2 months): applications are now opened for the academic year 2019/2020 as per the announcement.
The monthly contribution depends on the country destination (from 350 to 400 €).

  • Deadline: traineeships must be carried out within 30/09/2020

Application procedure:
1. Send to erasmusplus@iusspavia.it the following documentation:
- application form “Allegato 1” (attached to the announcement);
- transcript of grades;
- description of the internship project signed by the local supervisor “Allegato 2” (attached to the announcement).
2. The documentation will be evaluated by a commission nominated by rectoral decree.

For information: erasmusplus@iusspavia.it

General information about ERASMUS+ Mobility for traineeships
Erasmus + Mobility for traineeships is a student mobility programme which gives students enrolled in higher education institutions the opportunity to broaden their vocational and training curriculum by doing a traineeship abroad.
The traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. Students receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution, which depends on the country destination:


Monthly Scholarship  Country destination
€ 400,00

GROUP 1 (HIGH cost of life):

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom, Sweden.

€ 350,00

GROUP 2 (MEDIUM cost of life):

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.

GROUP 3 (LOW cost of life):

Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Hungary, Serbia.


The mobility cannot exceed 12 months per study cycle. This maximum of 12 months per study cycle also includes former mobility experiences under the previous Erasmus-Lifelong Learning programme.

In addition to the contribution, students may also have the opportunity to access to Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support, a tool which will help them to learn or improve the knowledge of the language in which they will work.

For further information, students are kindly invited to check the frequently asked questions drew up by the European Commission.



It’s now available the new announcement for IUSS teachers and staff willing to apply for a grant to undertake a teaching or training period in an European higher education institution. Incoming staff working in any Programme Country public or private organization as well as individuals in businesses invited to share their knowledge may also apply to spend a teaching period at IUSS.

Deadline: applications must be submitted within 30/09/2020

In order to apply, IUSS teachers and staff must send to erasmusplus@iusspavia.it the following documentation:

- application form (Allegato 1, attached to the announcement);

- description of the teaching/training project (Allegato 2, attached to the announcement);

- Mobility Agreement, specifying the formal recognition provisions and rights and obligations of each party (Allegato 3) which has been signed by the Erasmus+ coordinator, the staff member and the host institution.

The documentation will be evaluated by a commission designated by rectoral decree, as long as funds will be available.

General information about ERASMUS+ Mobility for staff
Erasmus+ supports both teaching and training periods at higher education institutions abroad.
Individuals working in the higher education sector and individuals in businesses who intend to share their knowledge of a given sector, subject or issue, or carry out an internship in a higher education institution, have the possibility to apply for a grant for a teaching or training experience at an education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

The period abroad for both teaching and training mobilities must last a minimum of 2 days to a maximum of 2 months, excluding travel time. In addition, the teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of actual teaching activity per week (or any shorter period of stay).

Financial conditions
The mobility grant consists of a contribution towards travel and subsistence expenses for the period of teaching or training abroad. The reimbursement will be paid on the basis of contribution to unit costs.

Travel grants maximums are set according to the distance between the sending institution and the receiving one, and it must be calculated using the Distance Calculator tool supported on the EC’s website. You must indicate the distance of a one-way travel to calculate the amount of the grant that will cover the round trip, as per article 4, table A of the announcement.

The individual support is a contribution towards all other costs, including travel, accommodation and meals. The amount varies on the base of duration and destination of the stay, according to the maximums reported in article 4, table B of the announcement.

For further information about staff teaching and training opportunities please refer to FAQ about Erasmus+ for Higher Education Students and Staff.