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International Mobility

_4A24958_shoppata_webHumanitas University wants to prepare students to face the challenging reality of a European society that, while still strongly anchored to its traditions, is undergoing the process of globalization.

In this frame, our university strongly supports the process of internationalization and encourages its students and staff to participate to mobility programs including also virtual mobility.


Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

We are pleased to announce that the European Commission has recently awarded Humanitas University with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

The Erasmus accreditation is available at the following links: Hunimed Erasmus Charter (English version); Carta Erasmus Hunimed (Italian version). 

Read here Hunimed Erasmus Policy Statement.

Below you can find an overview of Humanitas University’s procedures for Internship and Mobility under Exchange Programs, both for incoming students and for Humanitas University’s students who want to spend a period abroad (outgoing students).

An overview of our language support services is available on the Services page.

For further information on our international mobility programs, please write to international.office@hunimed.eu.



Internship (clinical and research)

Incoming students

Incoming students are accepted only if a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Humanitas University and their Home institutions supported, where appropriate, by a Learning  Agreement is present.

Upon an application for a traineeship, the candidate is requested to provide specific information concerning his/her previous academic background and the specific expectations on the internship.

The application is revised by the Office for Medical Education for its feasibility with respect to the content and timeframe.

If the content of the application is accepted and there is no previous MOU between the sending Institution and Humanitas University, the Director of International Relations evaluates the opportunity of implementing such an agreement by contacting the sending Institution.

Candidates that have been accepted for the traineeship are contacted by the International Students’ Office for the administrative procedures and the organization of their stay.

At the end of the traineeship, students are provided with a certificate stating the learning objectives achieved and the evaluation of their tutor.

Outgoing  students

Humanitas University’s students interested in spending a period abroad need to contact the President of their degree course that together with the Office for Medical Education will help them in outlining the formative content of their stay, its appropriate timeframe with respect to their curriculum and in identifying the foreign institution where to send the application.

Mobility under Exchange Programs       

Incoming students

Incoming students are accepted only if a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Humanitas University and their Home institutions supported, where appropriate, by a Learning Agreement is present.

Initial Steps

A Learning Agreement must be negotiated in advance between Humanitas University’s Office for International Relations supported by the Office for Medical Education and the incoming students’ Home Institution.

For any practical issues (including finding and accommodation and subscribing to public transport) or support in completing the necessary paperwork, Incoming students can refer to the International Students’ Office that will also provide them with all the necessary credentials for access to the teaching area and to Humanitas University’s services, including clinical laboratories and departments where appropriate.
The International Students’ Office is also responsible for organizing the Safety and security procedures.

Medical assistance

EU Students must bring their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) in order to qualify for the services provided by the Italian Health Service. The EHIC card must be issued by the student’s home country health service before leaving. The possession of such card will entitle the EU students to free medical assistance, i.e. day hospital care, hospital treatment and prescriptions.

Non-EU students must hold any Health Insurance valid in Italy.

During Mobility

Based on their Learning Agreement, the activity of incoming students will be organized and monitored by the Office for Medical Education that is also responsible for interacting with the Office for International Relations for possible revisions of the Agreement.

Before leaving Humanitas University

Before leaving Humanitas University, incoming students will be provided with the following documents:

  • Certificate of activities including: the program of the modules and number of hours attended in a given integrated course, the number of credits, in case of traineeship activities, a report from the tutor involved in mentoring dealing with the learning goals achieved, examinations performed and their grades, and any another relevant information regarding activities performed in the period of mobility;
  • Certificate of stay (actual mobility period spent at Humanitas University);
  • Final Learning Agreement (initial version and possible revised version).


Outgoing students

Humanitas University’s students interested in spending a period will have to organize their Learning Agreement under supervision of the Office for Medical Education to guarantee its consistency with the formative program of their course degree.

Such an agreement will then be validated by the Office for International Relations that will proceed to send it to the hosting Institution.

Following the return from mobility, outgoing students are requested to present to the Office for International Relations the original Certificate of stay and the Learning Agreement filled out in all its parts: initial version and any revised version, both duly signed by all the parties and the Transcript of records.

Within three months from their return, students have to present to the Student’s Office of their course degree their Transcript of records. Grades of the Transcript are transformed into Italian system grades, where applicable.

The Student’s Office lays out the approval request to the Teaching council. Once the request has been approved by the Teaching council, the Student’s Office adds the credits and grades to the student academic record.

Students are also debriefed by the Office for Medical Education as to favor their reintegration in the home program and to counsel them on how to share their experience with other students and staff.