Sapienza is among the founders of the CIVIS European Alliance - A European Civic University, funded by the European Union and active since October 1, 2019.
The following European universities are part of CIVIS, in addition to Sapienza:
CIVIS offers students, academic staff and technical-administrative staff a chance for exchanges and mobility in an integrated European university area. CIVIS also means transnational collaboration of civic universities, with a strong link with the social and geographical context. It involves about 400,000 students, promotes multilingualism and European cultural diversity.
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CIVIS Mobility: Characteristics and Objectives
- The CIVIS alliance is committed to implementing the principles of the Bologna Process in order to contribute to the construction of the European Education Area. The CIVIS alliance is to be understood as a space for teaching, research, cultural exchanges and innovative action by citizens in Europe, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean.
- Over time, it will activate a variety of study programmes shared among the 8 European campuses in order to build a true European Higher Education Area and contribute to the development of a strong and multilingual European knowledge society. Training will be based on research and innovative educational activities, which will provide - in addition to traditional Erasmus mobility - short, virtual and distance learning mobility. Students participating in the launch of CIVIS mobility will become part of a European community, which will benefit from enhanced services and new innovative educational pathways.
- Erasmus mobility within the universities in the Alliance is among the CIVIS objectives. Forasmuch as an increase in mobility between partner universities is expected, Sapienza reserves 10% of the total contributions, as a priority, to the mobility of students applying for CIVIS universities.
CIVIS Mobility Calls
CIVIS short term mobility courses (STM)
As per Civis financial rules, students' home universities are required to pay their travel and subsistence costs for outgoing short mobility. Therefore, if Sapienza is a partner of a short course held at one of the Civis member universities, students travelling to attend the course will receive the grant via the International Office.
The funding comprises two main costs:
- Travel costs, calculated on the distance between Rome, Sapienza headquarters, and the city where the university coordinating the short course is located;
- Subsistence costs are established based on a predetermined table with daily flat-rate costs, which vary according to the country of destination.
Students who want their credits to be recognised for the activities carried out at the university of destination, within the framework of the Civis short course, may fill in the learning agreement form with the credits required for the course and ask
- the Civis Academic Coordinator for International Mobility (CAM) in charge
- the Sapienza lecturer representative of the short course for which they have been selected
how to proceed.
Please Note: The Learning Agreement must be accompanied by the last approved study plan and the list of exams taken.
Credits may be recognised
- as other activities useful for integration into the world of work
- as credits of one's choice if the study plan allows it, within the limit of 12 CFU
- as extra-curricular activities
At the end of the short-term mobility, the student must go to the same lecturer who signed the Learning Agreement with the validation form, have it signed and hand the original copy to the Student Affairs Office for inclusion in their career.
The same signed validation form should also be mailed to email@example.com .
No credits are recognised for PhD students, so they do not have to be indicated in the Learning Agreement.
Requisites, procedures and amounts for the payment of short-term mobility – STUDENTS
1. Access to funding - Requisites. Grants are recognised exclusively for academic activities abroad limited to the continuous period of mobility planned by the short course. The Sapienza student:
- must be regularly enrolled in one of Sapienza's degree programmes, master's, single-cycle or PhD programmes;
- must maintain student status until the end of the short-term mobility period abroad;
- must be up to date with the payment of their tuition fees;
- must have duly applied for participation in the chosen Civis short course through the online platform (CIVIS courses - A European Civic University) and have been selected and officially appointed by the commission.
2. Access to funding - Procedures. The student:
- will be contacted by email at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org by the International Office in the period between the 60th and 45th day before the beginning of the short course for which they have been selected (the name of each selected student is notified to Sapienza via the intranet system of the Civis Alliance partners);
- must sign a Grant Agreement with Sapienza containing a self-declaration form regarding the access procedures as described in point 1;
- must indicate in the Grant Agreement their bank/postal data, including their IBAN, in their own name or co-owned, attaching a document from the bank or Post Office showing the data referring to the account;
- the grant agreement must be fully completed, signed and returned by email to email@example.com. In the subject line: STM – student's surname - title and period of the short course.
3. Funding amounts. The student will receive:
- 80% of the total grant before the student's departure and, in any case, after the return of the grant agreement properly filled in, duly signed and including the bank/postal attachment showing the account/IBAN details;
- 20% of the total amount within 30 calendar days from the end of the short-term mobility period. It is mandatory to send copies of the boarding passes, travel tickets and certificate of attendance to Sapienza International Office at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org with subject STM – Student's surname - Certificate of Attendance to start the procedure for payment of the balance. The balance will be paid within 30 days of receiving the certificate of attendance. The grant comprises travel and subsistence costs.
Travel costs are calculated using the European Commission's distance calculator: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculat.... The total amount for the round trip is calculated based on the distance of a one-way trip.
For example, suppose a student from Rome (Italy) participates in an activity taking place in Madrid (Spain). In that case, the applicant will have to calculate the distance between Rome and Madrid (1,365.28 km) and check which bracket it falls into. It is c) so the amount that will be paid will be €275.00.
The calculation of the subsistence costs is based on the amounts defined in the following table: the expenses are flat-rate and daily; they change according to the country of destination and must be multiplied by the number of days, including travel days, planned for the stay abroad and which cannot exceed the days scheduled in the programme of the short course.
For example, suppose a student from Rome (Italy) participates in a course lasting 5 days + 2 days of travel for a total of 7 days, which takes place in Madrid (Spain). In that case, the applicant will have to multiply the amount expected for destination Spain by the number of days: 61.00 euros x 7 days = 427.00 euros. The amount that will be paid will be €427.00. In total, by adding the amount of the trip to the subsistence amount, the applicant will get € 275.00 + € 427.00 = € 702.00.
Academic Contact Persons for CIVIS Mobility
• Medicine and Pharmacy
• Medicine and Pharmacy (Pharmacy Area)
• Civil and Industrial Engineering
• Information Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics
• Humanities and Philosophy
• Medicine and Dentistry
• Medicine and Psychology
• Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
• Political Science, Sociology, Communication