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International Students

Incoming students - Mobility

Every year, the University of Palermo welcomes hundreds international students from all over the world. International students come to Palermo on various programmes (Exchange, Erasmus, Double Degree or PhD) for a period of one or two semesters. The majority of the international students are Prospective Students, or students who study for an entire degree course at our university.

International students come also to study at our Summer and Winter School programmes around the world, with destinations including Italy, various European countries and even Kazakhstan, India and China.

The university’s educational offering for international students is split into Bachelor and Master MSc Degrees. Ten of these courses are delivered entirely in English international course.

The university’s Doctoral Research School also offers lectures in English. You will find all the detailed information on the left Menu column.


Information 17/07/2020

Dear Students,

on 16th July our Rector informed us about the following changes for the activities that will take place during the first part of the academic year 2020/21 and which will be valid from 01/09/2020.

The lessons will be held   face to face  and in the online mode at the same time. Classrooms will be used at 40% of their maximum capacity.

Internships, workshops, practical classes/language classes and seminars will be held  face to face.

It will also be allowed to access to libraries and study areas, in compliance with safety standards in order to reduce the risk of close contacts and aggregation.

Generally, the exams will be held  face to face  and it will be possible to take an examination online in case of well founded reasons.


Information 11/03/2020

We inform you that, due to the health emergency that our country is going through and according to the Decree of the Prime Minister and to the Ordinance of the President of the Sicilian Region of 8th March 2020, in order to prevent the spread of the infection by Coronavirus, all cultural activities, events and shows are suspended until 03rd April 2020, unless otherwise specified.

We also inform you that cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries, historic buildings, libraries, gyms, pubs, clubs etc. are closed.

Online Lessons starting from the 09/03/2020

Dear Student,

From Monday 9 March 2020, the lessons of the University of Palermo will be available exclusively online.
Each student must register, through the student portal, for the courses he intends to attend during the second semester.
For each of the courses that use the online mode, a series of measures have been prepared to facilitate remote use:

The teachers can contact the students through the teaching platform, sending e-mails to the institutional addresses of the students.
Teachers can upload teaching material in the appropriate section of the student platform.
Teachers can create video lessons (live or catch-up) on the Microsoft Team platform. The credentials to access this platform are:

For each course there has been set up a virtual classroom on the Teams platform that will allow you to follow the lessons.
To access the lessons in online mode, you have to install Microsoft Teams on your device (PC both MAC and Windows, laptop both MAC and Windows, Tablet, Smartphone) by following the instructions in the guide you find below.

To access to the virtual classroom, there is a code required that is different for each course and it has to be entered in the student’s portal.

You will find the instructions for entering the teaching code in the guide you find below. It’s useful to follow the lessons with Microsoft Teams.
It is possible to access the Microsoft Teams virtual classroom at any time. Use the teaching code to consult the previously recorded video lessons.

Microsoft Teams installation for students

Erasmus+ intra-EU

By taking part in the Erasmus+ Programme, you can spend part of your university career studying in another EU country, gaining a unique and culturally enriching experience. The mobility programme allowing you to spend between three and twelve months at a European university.

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Erasmus+ Traineeship for Incoming Students

This is the EU-promoted mobility programme enabling students to do a work placement abroad benefiting by a financial contribution.

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Erasmus+ extra-EU

By taking part in the Erasmus+ Programme, you can spend part of your university career studying in another Extra EU country, gaining a unique and culturally enriching experience. The mobility programme allowing you to spend between three and twelve months at a Extra European university.

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Double Degree

The University of Palermo offers its students the opportunity to participate in Double Degree study programmes.

Thanks to agreements with a number of foreign universities, students enrolled on particular bachelor's, master’s and single cycle degree programmes can opt to undertake part of their studies at a partner university abroad and obtain a double degree, one from the University of Palermo and the other from the foreign university.

In order to follow a “double degree” study pathway, candidates must take part in the selection competitions published every year.

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Integrated course of study (PIS)

Integrated course of study (PIS) refers to educational programmes which provide an integrated study curriculum in cooperation with other international universities and mobility periods for students and teaching staff. It has a minimum duration of 3 months and a number of credits not less than 15 CFU.

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Visiting Students

A Visiting Student is a student enrolled at an external University who has decided to complete a study period or an internship at a department within the University of Palermo.

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