Bilateral agreements for student mobility (non-EU)

Bilateral Agreements for student mobility allow students enrolled at partner institutions of non-European countries to spend from a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of two consecutive semesters at Sapienza without paying tuition fees.


Signing of bilateral agreements for student exchange (for staff of non-EU Universities)

Bilateral Agreements for student mobility allow students enrolled at partner institutions of non-European countries to spend from a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of two consecutive semesters at Sapienza without paying tuition fees. 

A bilateral student mobility agreement is an understanding between  Sapienza University of Rome and a non-EU institution aimed at exchanging Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students for study and/or thesis research.

Before submitting a proposal for a new agreement, please check the list of active agreements in the "Downloads" section and contact the International Office for more detailed verifications.

Please find a sample form in the "Downloads" section. The parties can edit the form according to their needs.

The agreement can be signed by the Dean of the Faculty or by the Rector, Prof. Antonella Polimeni, depending on how much flexibility is guaranteed to incoming and outgoing students in terms of educational activities (greater or lesser access to all degree programmes).

The duration of the agreement can be unlimited. However, it is possible to specify the expiry date if requested by the partner institution interested in signing.

To officialise the subscription request, please:

  1. check the academic offer available at Sapienza:
  2. send an email to indicating:
  • the name of the University;
  • the country;
  • the educational area of interest and whether you have already made previous contacts with one or more Sapienza professors.

The professors responsible for the indicated area will carefully evaluate the requests. Only with the support of one or more Sapienza professors will the International Office be able to follow up the negotiation.

Requests by students won't be accepted.

For incoming students of bilateral agreements, no scholarships will be provided by Sapienza.

The student mobility agreement can also be signed in the absence of a framework agreement. The institution interested in signing it has to contact the International Agreements Unit and follow the specific procedure. Only afterwards it will be possible to sign the student mobility agreement.

Participating in the exchange programme

In order to participate in our exchange programme, a bilateral agreement between Sapienza and your non-EU university is required. Check the list of agreements already signed here (hyperlink).

Students must be selected and nominated by their home university within the following deadlines:

  • April 15 - for the 1st semester (September-February)
  • October 15 - for the 2nd semester (March-July)

The International Office will communicate via email the procedure for sending the nominations to non-EU partner universities. Nominations sent by students will not be taken into consideration.

Nominated students will be entered into the mobility management database and informed of the procedures for registration through an automated email.

In order to complete such registration, students will have to upload their:

  • passport
  • curriculum vitae
  • academic transcript
  • learning agreement
  • their Italian/English language certificate (B1/B2 level), according to the language of the courses they plan to attend.

For more information, please see the updated factsheet in the downloads section.

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Services for incoming students

All incoming students will receive a Sapienza student ID number, a student card and access to the Wi-Fi-connection, canteens, and libraries.

Furthermore, a free Italian language course will be available for exchange students at the beginning of each semester.

In September and February, the International Office organises a Welcome Week for all incoming students to provide them with all required information about living in Rome and studying at Sapienza. Check the previous editions here:

Other useful information, such as housing and living in Rome, is available in the Study at Sapienza webpage.

International Office

Non-EU mobility and International Education Agreements Unit

Head of Unit
Graziella Gaglione

Ester Latini
Martina Vizzani

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