Erasmus at Computer Science

This page contains some useful information for students of the degree courses of the Department of Computer Science who are interested in an Erasmus mobility. In the (unlikely but possible) case of inconsistent information, the information contained in the call and in the attachments (see Erasmus Mobility) apply.

Presentation of the call

Every year, after the publication of the call (in spring) and before the deadline, a meeting is organized with the interested students.

Mobility for study: Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degrees

    First year students can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship only if they have acquired at least 9 ECTS (English excluded).
    The students of the years following the first can apply only after having acquired at least 36 credits.

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Networking

    Students can only apply if they have recorded at least two exams.

  • Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Data Science

    There are no specific merit requirements.

Mobility for traineeship: Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degrees

    At the time of the application the student must be enrolled in the 3rd year and have a maximum of 18 credits to do in addition to the project.

  • Master’s Degrees

    There are no specific merit requirements.

How to find a location for the traineeship

The Department does not have specific agreements with companies and institutions to carry out Erasmus+ Traineeships. The candidates must find a location to carry out the traineeship by themselves.

It can be useful:

There are also various agencies that offer (for a fee) support to find and / or manage internships, for example:

Mobility for Thesis

To carry out a master’s degree thesis abroad it is necessary to have identified, before submitting the application, the internal supervisor (a lecturer of one’s degree course), the foreign institution (research institute, university, company, …) and the researcher at the foreign institution who will supervise the thesis work. When completing the application, it is possible to indicate either Mobility for Study or Mobility for Traineeship, and a declaration by the internal supervisor must be attached.

You can apply for Mobility for Study only if you intend to do your thesis with one of the Erasmus Partners of the Department: this is recommended if you also plan to attend courses at the Partner. Instead, there are no strong constraints (see the call) on the foreign institution in the case of Mobility for Traineeship (and usually the amount of the scholarship is higher).

Converting the grade

To ensure transparent and consistent information on individual student performance, each higher education institution should provide – in addition to their national / institutional rating scale and an explanation of the scale – a statistical distribution table of the passing marks awarded in the program attended by the student (the grade distribution table), showing how the grading scale is actually used in that program.

For the conversion of grades, therefore, where available, the distribution table of the votes of your reference group is compared with that drawn up by the other institution for the parallel reference group. The position of each grade within the two tables can be compared and, based on this comparison, the individual grades are converted.

For more details see section 4.3 p. 39 and section 4.4 p. 41 of the ECTS User’s Guide

The grade distribution tables of the Degree Courses offered by the Department of Computer Science can be found in the ECTS Catalogue of the University of Pisa, in the pages describing the degrees.