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:
Free University of Brussels
University of Tübingen
Autonomous University of Madrid
National Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of Bucharest
University of Stockholms
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.
Discover the spirit of CIVIS in a video!
NEW: CIVIS Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)
As part of the CIVIS alliance, a new activity has been launched that further enriches the training offer: the Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP). Each BIP combines a period of online teaching with a short period of physical mobility of 5 days at one of the partner Universities of the CIVIS Alliance. Each BIP is designed, organized and taught by professors from at least three of the CIVIS partner Universities.
Explore the CIVIS courses catalogue.
Who can participate:
CIVIS BIPs are open to students and staff of all partner universities, although specific criteria and procedures apply to students from non-EU universities. Most BIPs are open to at least two different cycles of study (bachelor's and master's degrees, master's and doctoral degrees).
To be eligible, students of Sapienza:
- must be regularly enrolled in one of the bachelor's degree, master's degree, single cycle degree or PhD at Sapienza;
- must retain the status of student until the end of period of mobility abroad;
- must be up to date with the payments of the university fees;
- must have applied to a CIVIS BIP and must have been selected and officially appointed by the competent committee.
If you have questions about whether you can be admitted to BIPs, please visit the website of your University or the International Affairs Office. You can find a list of useful links and contacts for each university here. For some BIPs, preparation in certain topics is required, while others are open to all people interested in the topic. Details of the admission criteria are indicated for each course.
The CIVIS BIPs are academic modules recognized by the European Commission and by all CIVIS partner Universities and allow to obtain from 3 to 6 ECTS. The recognition of the ECTS depends on the methods provided by each CIVIS partner University.
In addition, participation in a CIVIS BIP will be recorded in the student's CIVIS Passport. Learn more about the CIVIS Passport.
How to participate:
Applications for BIPs are made through the CIVIS mobility portal, accessible through the CIVIS Courses Catalogue.
For each academic year, there will be specific application periods.
Applications will not be accepted outside of these periods. For each period, a selection of BIPs will be offered.
For more information, visit the Q&A page on CIVIS BIPs.
CIVIS Mobility Calls
- EU Erasmus+ call 2023-24 for studies - From this year, a reserve of 10% of total grants will be allocated, as a priority, to the mobility of students applying for the above-mentioned universities.
- Short-term CIVIS courses
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 (within the limits set by degree programmes)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/resources-and-tools/distance-calculator. 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.
CIVIS STM short-term mobility recipients must be regularly enrolled at Sapienza during the mobility period. If the CIVIS short-term mobility recipient is also benefiting from a grant under the Erasmus programme or another mobility programme (double degree and non-EU), they may carry out the CIVIS short-term mobility without the expected financial contribution.
CIVIS Open Online Courses (OOC)
Students from CIVIS alliance can follow online courses provided by partner universities. Each university independently manages and regulates the registration process for the courses it delivers.
Click on https://civis.eu/index.php/it/open-online-courses for more details on courses and how to enrol.
Please fill in the Learning Agreement form in full if you want to receive credits for the activities carried out online.
Credit recognition must be approved before starting the online course(s) by the Academic Coordinator for International Mobility (RAM) of your degree programme. Please Note: the Learning Agreement must be accompanied by the last approved study plan and your exam list.
Credits may be recognised:
- as other activities useful for entering the world of work; or
- as credits of one's choice, if allowed by the study plan, within the limit of 12 CFU in total; or
- as an extra-curricular activity.
After the course and successfully passed the exam, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD students must also fill in the learning agreement but are not required to enter the number of credits and, therefore, their recognition. In this case, the learning agreement may also be signed by the PhD programme's coordinator.
For more information about opportunities and arrangements under the CIVIS Alliance, please get in touch with your Academic coordinator for CIVIS Mobility as listed below.
To attend courses provided by Sapienza, students from partner universities have to email email@example.com and carefully read the list of available courses.The responsible office will then register the student and carry out the administrative procedures.
After passing the exam, students can download the Certificate of Attendance/Transcript of Records from their personal page at the end of the course.
Academic Coordinators 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
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.