Information for incoming Erasmus+ students

Welcome to the University of Genoa!

Find out our welcome facilities, the application procedures and the services an initiatives organized to welcome you, thanks also to the cooperation of the student association GEG. (member of ESN, Erasmus Student Network)
Application procedure:
BEFORE starting the Online Procedure read this document carefully!
  the application procedure CANNOT be completed via smartphone
IF YOU NEED AN INVITATION LETTER, PLEASE read carefully the document
"Information on how to get Invitation Letter for Visa applications"
Application deadlines:
  • September the 15th 2015 for students who attend the University of Genoa during the 1st semester or for the whole academic year
  • November the 30th 2015 for students who will attend the University of Genoa during the 2nd semester

Once in Genoa...

What to bring Where to go
the identity document you indicated in the application Form

Università degli Studi di Genova Servizio Mobilità Internazionale e Accoglienza Studenti Stranieri Settore Mobilità Internazionale (International Mobility Office)

Via Bensa, 1 – 2nd floor

16124 Genoa Italy

Fax 0039/010/209 5012


health insurance: European Health Insurance Card or written statement of insurance cover Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00 – 12.00, Tuesday 9.00-11.00 and 14.30 – 16.00
visa (if requested)  




The University of Genoa, in order to help students in finding the best accommodation for their needs, organizes, a free service of accommodation research through the Foreign students accomodation service (SASS)

Italian Language Courses

The University of Genoa organizes, with the contribution of the European Commission,  Italian Language courses for foreign students, completely free of charge. The major aim of the courses is to provide students with the linguistic tools which will enable them to make the best of their stay in Genoa.

Structure and duration of the courses

  • Beginners (50H)
  • Intermediate and Advanced (40H)

 Dates of beginning of the courses:

  • September the 7th 2015 (intensive course)
  • September the 21st 2015
  • October the 20th 2015
  • February the 8th 2016
  • March the 7th 2016

The courses are divided into levels from A1 (breakthrough) to C2 (mastery) in keeping with the criteria laid down by the Common European Framework of Reference for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.

The students have to sit for an entrance test.

The classes are established on the basis of the test results - the test usually coincides with the beginning of the course - and do not exceed 35 students.

All the teachers are specialized in T.I.F.L. (Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language). Students completing the course will receive an attendance certificate bearing the total hours attended and the reached competence level. The certificate may be presented to the students' home university that will assign credits according to its own rules.



Thanks to the cooperation of the student Association GEG
(Gruppo Erasmus Genova), a "pick-up service" is available for foreign students: upon request, students are welcomed at Genoa airport or railway station by "colleagues" who take them to their residence or to the University offices.Geg organizes also trips, excursions and events for a better integration in social life.

For any further information about Erasmus + mobility , please contact:

Servizio Mobilità Internazionale e Accoglienza Studenti Stranieri -Settore Mobilità Internazionale

Via Bensa, 1- 2nd floor
16124 Genova
tel. +39 010 209 9545
Fax +39 010 209 5012
Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,Friday 9.00 - 12.00
Tuesday 9.00-11.00 and 14.30 - 16.00