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Incoming exchange students

Information for incoming exchange students in the fields of Economics, Management and Statistical Sciences

Guidance sessions for exchange students in the fields of Economics, Management and Statistical Sciences - a.y. 2019/20

Bologna Campus

Academic Calendar for a.y. 2019/20

                                                 1st SEMESTER

1st term

16 September - 19 October 2019

Lessons

21 - 24 October 2019

Extra lessons (if necessary)

25 - 31 October 2019

Mid-term exams

2nd term

4 November - 7 December 2019

Lessons

9 - 12 December 2019

Extra lessons (if necessary)

13 - 20 December 2019

Mid-term exams and full exams

21 December 2019 - 6 January 2020

Winter Break

7 January - 15 February 2020

Full exams

                                                 2nd SEMESTER

3rd term

17 February - 21 March 2020

Lessons

23 - 26 March 2020

Extra lessons (if necessary)

27 March - 8 April 2020

Mid-term exams

9 - 14 April 2020

Easter break

15 - 18 April 2020

Mid-term exams

4th term

20 April - 23 May 2020

Lessons

25 - 30 May 2020

Extra lessons (if necessary)

3 June - 24 July 2020

Full exams

25 July - 23 August 2020

Summer Break

24 August - 12 September 2020

Full exams

Other public holidays: 

October 4 | Patron's Day (St. Petronius)
November 1 | All Saints Day
December 8 | Immaculate Conception
April 25 | Liberation's Day
May 1 | International Workers' Day
June 2 | Republic Day

Remember to always check the specific course units’ timetables linked in the Course Unit Catalogue.

 

How to consult the list of Degree Programmes:

The list of UNIBO Degree Programmes is here. You can use the filters to narrow your search. The degrees with the UK flag are partially or completely taught in English.

You will find the link to each Degree's website. We recommend that you click on the link to “Course structure diagram” [ENG] or “Piano didattico” [ITA] to consult the course units offered within each Degree Programme and when they are planned.

In the Course structure diagram/Piano didattico you can check which course units will be hold during fall (September-December), i.e. first semester ('semester' or 'periodo' n. 1 – ‘term’ or 'subciclo' #1 and #2 for programmes divided into four terms), and which ones in spring (February-May), i.e. second semester ('semester' or 'periodo' n. 2 – ‘term’ or 'subciclo' #3 and #4 for programmes divided into four terms).

Our programmes’ workload is 30 ECTS credits per semester, but you are free to take less or more, according to your home University requirements.

Please note that 1 Italian CFU equals 1 ECTS credit, for a total of 25 study hours which include both traditional lectures/distance learning/laboratories and your study at home.

One tip: if you choose course units taught within the same year of the same degree programme, the classes timetables and exam dates will never overlap. This might happen instead in case you choose courses from different years or different programmes.

 

How to search for specific course units:

You can also search for courses using the UNIBO comprehensive course unit catalogue tool here.

*Timetables for the first semester of. A.Y. 2019/20 are visible in the results from the course unit catalogue tool!*

UNIBO requires Erasmus+ incoming students to choose at least 50% of modules within the study area they have been nominated for.

Please be aware that UNIBO offers courses in the fields of Economics, Management and Statistical Studies in three different campuses: remember to choose units within the campus you have been nominated for.
We allow students to change Campus only if there are no equivalent/available courses in their destination campus, with the approval of the referent teacher.

When classes take place in two or more modules (moduli), students must take all the modules.

We also offer some “I.C.” (Integrated Courses). That means that the “big” (integrated) learning activity is made of single course units, which can be taken also singularly by exchange students. How to double check if you can take only one module or unit: if the course is divided into modules you will have just one code for the whole learning activity, while I.C. have one code for the whole course and two or more single codes for the single units. Only in the latter case you will be able to take the exam for the single unit, provided that you fill in your study plan accordingly.

So read the details of each result carefully and use the filters to facilitate your search.

 

Specific requirements for incoming exchange students in the fields of Economics, Management and Statistical Sciences - Bologna Campus

 

1)      Please note that undergraduate students are allowed to attend courses from undergraduate programmes only (Laurea or Laurea Triennale/First cycle degree programme/EQF level 6).

If you are an undergraduate student in your 4th or 5th year of study (where applicable), or you have reached more than 180 ECTS credits already, then you will be allowed to choose graduate-level courses too (Laurea Magistrale/Second cycle degree programme/EQF level 7). Be sure that this is stated in your Learning Agreement.

If you are a graduate student, you can choose both undergraduate and graduate courses.

The level/cycle of the degree programme in which course units are framed is stated in the results from the course unit catalogue tool, together with the language of teaching and the name of the teacher.

2)      Two of our international graduate programmes, CLAMDA-IM (Master’s degree in Business Administration – English-taught track called “International Management”) and GIOCA (Master’s degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts) offer limited places for incoming exchange students. If you can and wish to take their course units, we strongly advise you to send your approved Learning Agreement before your arrival to didatticasociale.mobility@unibo.it in order to reserve a place. All the modules offered by these two programmes require at least 70% of attendance.

 

General information: 

  • You can either upload your Learning Agreement on AlmaRM or send it to us via e-mail. We sign your Learning Agreements! 
  • After receiving our confirmation signature on your Learning Agreement, you will need to fill in your online Study Plan accordingly. You will be able to fill in your online Study Plan after you check-in at the International Relations Division Exchange Students' Desk (DIRI) upon your arrival. The Campus International Relations Office will help you with any administrative issue. As International Relations Office for the study fieds of Economics, Management and Statistical Sciences, we will help you with any academic issue.
    Remember that all CLAMDA-IM and GIOCA courses have limited places for incoming exchange students - we will register your name in our list when we sign your Learning agreement.
  • You must register for exams - you will be able to do that for the units listed in your study plan only. Registrations open 2-3 weeks before each exam date (appello). 
  • Attendance is not compulsory in Italian public Universities. Nonetheless, we strongly advise students to attend classes. There might be some exceptions or specific course materials for non-attenders, so always check the course webpage and introduce yourself to the teacher.
    Remember that all CLAMDA-IM and GIOCA courses do require compulsory attendance (at least 70%). 
  • Currently we have no official deadline for Learning Agreements to be submitted. However, we recommend that you send it/upload it as soon as possible. 
  • If you speak Italian, you can attend Italian taught classes. UNIBO does not require any certification from you, but at least an A2 CEFR level is recommended. Be honest in self-assessing your Italian language knowledge: remember that exchange students are treated just as enrolled students, and if you choose Italian-taught course units you will not have the possibility to take the exam in another language. 
  • If you are interested in Italian language courses, check this page. Exchange students can earn 5 ECTS credits from the CLA course (it has no course code!)
  • Check this link for any information about accommodation. Important: Bologna welcomes a large number of students each year (more than 3000!) and finding accommodation can be difficult. Start looking for accommodation well in advance!
  • Finally, you can find relevant information about TO DO’s before and upon your arrival at http://www.unibo.it/en/exchange-students