Free movers


Students who independently organize their study period abroad and select a host university for their stay, without participating in an exchange program organized by their university (such as Erasmus exchanges), are called “free movers”.

To be able to attend courses at another University and have them recognized within their study plans, students must obtain an authorization both from their Faculty and from the host University.

To become a “free movers”, students must follow the procedures described below:

  1. Contact the foreign university to make sure that the course that the student wishes to attend has been initiated and to discover its cost.  The enrollment fee at the host university must be covered by the student. Also, the student must continue to pay fees at Sapienza as usual.
  2. Obtain a letter of acceptance to the course that the student wishes to attend from the foreign University. After choosing the programme, students must contact the professor responsible for the programme at Sapienza and obtain approval to attend the programme abroad.
  3. After obtaining the required signatures, students must hand in their application as  “free movers” to the Educational Affairs Office of their study programme specifying which course/courses they wish to attend. They must attach the acceptance letter of the host university (see point 2) and the approval of the professor at Sapienza (see point 3).

The Student Affairs Office will then forward the request to the Study Board of their programme , which will decide if the exams held abroad will be recognized.

4.  After returning from the host university, students have 20 days to forward the certification they obtained from the host university attesting the exams they sat to the Study Board. This document must be translated into Italian, and must indicate which course the exam corresponds to in their home university. The document must also contain the conversion of the grades into the Italian grading system (30/30 system).

If the norms above are not respected, the exams sat abroad will not be recognized by the Student Affairs Office.

Since it is not a community program, students must organize their stay autonomously (food, accommodation, healthcare).

Faculty Educational Affairs Office:

•Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile, edile e ambientale  (DICEA) – Mrs Roberta Cannata
•Dipartimento di Ingegneria chimica materiali ambiente  (DICMA)​​- Mrs Ilaria Cagnizi
•Dipartimento di Ingegneria meccanica e aerospaziale  (DIMA) – Mrs Antonella Quaresima
•Dipartimento di Ingegneria astronautica, elettrica ed energetica  (DIAEE) – Mrs Monica Fiorini
•Dipartimento di Scienze di base ed applicate per l'Ingegneria  (SBAI) – MrsValerio Nardone
•Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica (DISG) – Mrs Bruna Zara 


Aggiornato al 11/12/2018 - 12:07

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