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Incoming exchange students

Information for incoming exchange students in the Areas of Economics & Management and Statistics


> To reduce students’ flow to the desks, all Check-ins & Check-outs at Bologna Campus are done remotely

> Dual teaching mode is confirmed for the 1st semester of A.Y. 2021/22

> In A.Y. 2021/22, course units offered by our Master's degrees EU-HEM and HEMAP in the 1st semester of the 1st year will not be available for incoming exchange students.



Academic Calendar for a.y. 2021/22

                                                       1° SEMESTER

1st term

20 September - 23 October 2021


25 - 30 October 2021

Extra lessons (if necessary)

2 - 6 November 2021


2nd term

8 November - 11 December 2021


13 - 16 December 2021

Extra lessons (if necessary)

18 December 2021 - 13 February 2022


                  *23/12/2021 – 06/01/2022 Christmas-Winter break*
     *Between 10/01/22 and 05/02/22 there will be some lessons for CLAMM students*


                                                       2° SEMESTER

3rd term

14 February - 19 March 2022


21 - 26 March 2022

Extra lessons (if necessary)

1 - 13 April 2022


                                     *14–19/04/2022 Easter break*

4th term

20 April - 23 May 2022


24 - 30 May 2022

Extra lessons (if necessary)

31 May - 23 July 2022


                           *24/07/2022 – 21/08/2022 Summer break*


22 August - 17 September 2022


NB: LM GIOCA has a different calendar, check the GIOCA website.

Other public holidays: 

October 4 | Bologna 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 according to campus, language of teaching, and study level.

You will find the link to each Degree's website. We recommend you click on the tab Programme and then on Course structure diagram to consult the course units offered within each Degree Programme and when they are planned.

In the Course structure diagram you can check which course units will be held during  first semester (September-December), and which ones in second semester (February-July).

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, classes timetables and exam dates will never overlap. This might happen 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.

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 areas of Economics and Management and Statistics 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(s), 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 areas of Economics & Management and Statistics - Bologna Campus

 1)      LEVEL OF STUDY: 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 or send us a proof of that.

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)      LIMITED PLACES: Some of our degree programmes offer limited places for incoming exchange students.

Our Bachelor’s Degrees with limited places are:
- CLABE – Business and Economics

Our Master’s Degrees with limited places are:
- CLAMDA-DA – Business Administration - Italian-taught track “Direzione Aziendale”
- CLAMDA-IM – Business Administration - English-taught track “International Management”
- GIOCA – Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts

If you wish to pick any course unit from these programmes, we strongly advise you to upload your Learning Agreement on AlmaRM as soon as possible, before your arrival. We will reserve a place on a first-come-first-served basis and let you know if the course is full already.

Attention: All the modules offered by CLAMDA-IM and GIOCA require at least 70% of attendance.


Other 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 UNIBO International Relations Division (DIRI) Exchange Students' Desk upon your arrival. The Campus International Relations Office will help you with any administrative issue. As International Relations Office for the Areas of Economics & Management and Statistics, we will help you with any academic issue. 
    Remember that CLABE, CLAMDA-DA, 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%).
    For information about on-site vs. remote attendance, check the relative paragraph.
  • 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


On-site vs. remote attendance

UNIBO has adopted the dual teaching mode for all degree programmes: all students can attend classes in both arrangements (in remote mode or on-site) until the end of the semester.

On-site teaching activities are conducted in compliance with the indications of Italian health authorities through turnover attendance rules; information about the organization of teaching delivery and the app Presente (used to book a seat in the classroom/indicate your preference), is available here.
Presente works with your credentials even before you check-in.

If you wish to do so, you may even undergo a fully virtual mobility experience.