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International Students

Incoming Erasmus students Intra EU



Addressed to Erasmus students getting ready to come to Palermo, these pages offer useful advice on dealing with administrative formalities, as well as a brief, step-by-step memorandum on the current enrolment procedure.

The following procedures are valid if your University has an Agreement with Palermo University. 

Students coming from an EU country are considered as Erasmus incoming students, while students coming from an extra-EU country are considered Exchange incoming students.


The partner University must send an e-mail to our International Office ( informing us about the nomination/s of the Erasmus or Exchange student/s. The e-mail should include all the student's details (name and surname, gender, date of birth and nationality, e-mail address, period of stay, study area).

After the nomination, students will receive an e-mail with the information about the application procedures.

NOMINATION/Application deadlines:

  • 1st Semester: 30th June
  • 2nd semester: 30th November




from the first week of October to the second last week of December (approximately)


TBD November (mid-term)

TBD January – TBD February


1st of November

– 8th of December-

from the 24th of December to the 6th of January


from the end of February – to the first week June (approximately)


TBD April (mid-term)

TBD June – TBD July

TBD September


Easter holidays 

25th of April-

1st of May-

2nd of June


Once you received an acceptance e-mail from the International Office at Palermo University you will be invited to apply as an erasmus student at Palermo University.

Please find  here all the current Erasmus agreements.

If you do not receive any acceptance message, ask your home University to check if you have been nominated.

Guide to enrol as Incoming Erasmus+ intra EU students

Video-Guide to enrol as Incoming Erasmus+ intra EU students (download English version)

Video-Guide to enrol as Incoming Erasmus+ intra EU students (download Spanish version)


Educational Offer - Degree Courses




- 1st Semester: 30th June

- 2nd Semester: 30th November 

Online Application

  • Make sure that your application has been successful. Without receiving our acceptance e-mail, you will be not accepted as an Erasmus student.
  • If you are a Medicine, a Dentistry or a Nursing student, in addition to the measures foreseen by the Italian Ministry of Health, you have to follow the Regulations containing the safety measures adopted by the "P.  Giaccone" University Hospital.
  • BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL (Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing student): you will be requested to produce the following health documentation:
    - blood tests: CBC (Complete blood count), glucose (fasting), creatinine, Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate aminotransferase  (AST), bilirubin (total and fractionated), hepatitis B markers (HBsAg  and anti HBs Ab), antiHCV Ab, anti HIV Ab, performed no earlier than  15 days before the first access date to the "P. Giaccone" University  Hospital;
    - intradermal Mantoux test;
    - Certification of negative result to SARS-CoV-2 nasopharyngeal swab test, carried out no earlier than five days before to the first access to the "P. Giaccone" University Hospital;
    - vaccination record (photocopy) and specific-antibody response;

  • ONLY FOR MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY TRAINEESHIP STUDENTS: It is mandatory having a valid certification of a workplace safety course done at your university. (it is also possible to enclose a self-certification of this course).
    It's also mandatory, before sending your application through our portal, to ask for the signature of your teacher coordinator of the University of Palermo on your learning agreement.
    We suggest you to send the certification of a workplace safety course to the teacher coordinator when you ask for its signature on the learning agreement.

This documentation must be sent by e-mail to the AOUP Occupational Medicine Operational Unit for the necessary and consequent authorization.

  • Don't forget to take with you your EHIC, the European Health Insurance Card. In case you are not a EU citizen, a valid Health insurance (which has to be written in English) is required.
  • Make sure that your passport or your identity card is valid.
  • Contact by e-mail your future teacher coordinator at Unipa (whose contact can be found on your learning agreement). Please Inform the International Relations Office about your arrival date and ask for a meeting
Please download here the guidelines for Medicine and Nursing Students 

Department (Faculty) contacts


Steps to be followed after your arrival and other useful information
At your arrival you'll receive an email from in order to book your appointment for the checking procedures.

Please make sure to bring these documents with you:

  • your passport or other identity document
  • your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance

Then you will receive your arrival certificate and all useful information



Furthermore, If you are a Medicine or a Nursing student, in the phase of first access to the internship you have to:

✔ declare that you have not been in quarantine or home isolation in the last 14 days;
✔ declare that you have not been in contact with positive people, as far as it knows, in the last 14 days;
✔ declare that you have not respiratory symptoms or fever above 37.5 ° C in the current day and in the three previous days;
✔ always wear the FFP2 type mask for the entire stay in the University spaces;
✔ always respect the spacing of at least 1 meter (including movement space) with all staff.

The self-declaration, duly filled in and signed, must be delivered to the Responsible for the internship who will take care to archive and keep it for 14 days in order to record, if necessary, any close contacts.virgolette2

1. Once you have done your check-in at the International Relations Office you are a real UNIPA Student! It means that since this moment you can use all UNIPA facilities;
2. Canteen. You can find more details here 
3. Only for Extra-EU Students: Residence permit. If you stay more than three months in Italy you need the “Permesso di Soggiorno”.
If you haven’t already obtained the residence permit, contact the “Welcome office” website
, click on “Accoglienza e Orientamento Stranieri On Site” and fill in the form choosing the date you prefer and writing your data. The office is located in the university campus, Bldg 2, second floor, V.le delle Scienze, Palermo.
4. Go to your school and speak with your Departmental Coordinator.
This is the most important step because your coordinator will provide you with didactic information concerning classes, examinations, credits, etc..
In particular,check with your coordinator your online Learning Agreement, make some changes, if you need, and be sure that your learning agreement is approved online on our portal (portale della didattica) by your teacher coordinator.
5. Contact ITASTRA for your Italian language course: 

6. Accommodation: You can find information on:
7. Facilities. UniPA offers you services and facilities such as Unipa Medical Clinic, University Sport Center, University Language Services, UniPa Museums and Collections, etc.. You can find more details here
ESN (Erasmus Student Network): ESN is a student network that takes care of incoming students and provides them with help for searching accommodation, linguistic tandem, etc.;
8. Psychological counselling. Psychological well-being is an important factor as well as physical wellness. Bearing this in mind, Unipa offers to the students psychological counselling with a psychotherapist. The service is offered in English. To book an appointment you can write an email to
9. At the end of your mobility period don’t forget to complete and collect all the documents you need for your University. Meet your Departmental Coordinator to receive your signed “Transcript of records” with all taken examinations and credits . Then, come personally to the International Relations Office to ask for your certificate of attendance. These documents are very important and you should take the original ones to your home University.
10. For any doubt or problem related to your staying in Palermo, please write to:   Contacts.


Steps to be followed before leaving Palermo

1. Send an e-mail to your Unipa Tutor/ Coordinator and ask for an appointment informing about the date of your leave.

2. Go to the appointment with your Tutor/ Coordinator at Unipa and collect your signed Transcript of records with all examinations and credits you got.

3. After collecting the signed “Transcript of records”by your Tutor/Coordinator, make sure to email it to, in order to receive your Certificate of Stay. These documents are very important for your mobility.