Incoming Students


Erasmus + is the new EU program for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014-2021, approved by the European Parliament November 19th, 2013.

Erasmus + mobility grants are designed to promote study abroad with the aim to enable students to attend other European universities, holder of the Erasmus Charter ( ECHE – Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) .

Istituto Europeo di Design has signed agreements (Inter- Institutional Agreement ) with prestigious European universities in order to offer its students the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus program. The selected students have the opportunity to enrich their academic curriculum by attending free of charge a semester at an institution partners holder Erasmus Charter (ECHE Erasmus Charter for Higher Education), with the recognition of periods of study abroad.

The Erasmus + Program, on the basis of the agreements, maintains free nature limited to costs related to the attendance. The student will have to bear the cost of travel, insurance coverage, accommodation, meals, teaching materials and any expenses related to the application for a visa (where necessary).


The Erasmus + Program is addressed to students who attend an Academic Diploma First Level  at a partner university of IED. Courses are taught in Italian and in English. Information on the teaching language are reported in the course description.


Applicants must be:

•    registered in a Higher Education Institution, which holds an ECHE and that has signed the Inter-Institutional Erasmus + agreement with IED;
•    enrolled in Higher Education studies leading to a recognized bachelor degree .

Academic requirements

•    have good academic standing at Home University (B=28/30);
•    have completed at least one year of university study.

Language requirements

Good knowledge of the language in which the course is offered. The language level and or certification (TOEFL , IELTS or similar ) required by IED are indicated in the agreements. The minimum level required is the B2.


Applicants will be firstly selected by their home University and then they will be recommended to IED, which will have the final say on whether to accept and enrol the student based on its Statutes, Rules and Orders.

Documents required

–          Erasmus Application Form (filled out and signed)
–          Personal Resume
–          Motivation Letter
–          Recommendations from coordinator/teacher of the course (at Home University)
–          Copy of most recent university Transcript of Records
–          Portfolio (in digital format  – max: 10 MG)
–          Copy of passport
–          Learning Agreement (plan of subjects and credits approved by the Home University)
–          Any Language proficiency Certificate

All these documents must be sent to the reference person in charge at the IED Seat where the student intends to submit the application.


The Erasmus + Program lasts one semester.

•    Fall semester: from September/October to February/March
•    Spring semester: from February/March to mid of July

Each school can decide the best period to welcome exchange students.


•    Fall semester: March 15th
•    Spring semester: October 15th


The Coordinator of the Erasmus + Head Office, once verified the suitability of candidates submitted by the partner universities, forwards to the Course Coordinator all the documentation for the evaluation of applications. The final selection of students is based on the opinion expressed by the Course Coordinator and the availability of places.


Erasmus + students, before arrival, have to check the regulations in force to entry Italy for study reasons.

The IED Erasmus + Coordinator can provide students with the International Student Guide and with some information on possible ways of finding accommodation.

The Erasmus + Program, pursuant to the stipulated agreements, is free of charge regarding attendance costs. The student will have to bear the cost of the trip, the insurance coverage, accommodation, meals, course materials and any expense related to visa (where needed).


Upon arrival at IED, students have to contact IED Erasmus + Coordinator, who will assist them in completing their registration. After registering, they will meet the Course Coordinator, who has to approve the Learning Agreement.
While on exchange, students will be subject to the IED Statutes, Rules, Orders, policies, procedures, guidelines and discipline and all relevant local laws.


IED adheres to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) that define one credit (CF) as twenty five 25 “course hours” which include lecture, labs, project work and individual study time. A IED class hour is equal to 60 minutes of instruction.

Erasmus students will receive a Transcript of Records at the end of their exchange semester.

Credits can be recognized by the home University, in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
IED grades are expressed in thirtieths (30/30).

Equivalent evaluation judgement


Very Good






Equivalent ECTS grade








Outstanding performance with only minor errors

Above the average standard but with some errors

Generally sound work with a number of notable errors

Fair but with significant shortcomings

Performance meets the minimum criteria

Some more work required before the final mark can be assigned

Considerable further work is required

IED Mark

In Thirtieths








Download the Erasmus + Program Application Form.

If not meeting the above listed requirements and not enrolled at partner universities, please explore the Study Abroad catalogue.