Incoming Students

GENERAL INFORMATION

IED Exchange Study Program (ESP) enables full-time students, enrolled at one of IED partner universities, to study at IED for one semester.

COURSES

The Exchange Study Program is open to all Three Year courses (Bachelor of Arts and IED Diploma) offered at one of the IED seats (Milan, Como, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin, Venice).
IED website provides information on all programs.
Courses are taught in Italian and in English. Information on the teaching language are reported in the course description.

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study (Bachelor level) at one of the IED partner universities.

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 .

HOW TO APPLY

Exchange students will be selected by their home University. 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

–          IED ESP Application Form (filled in 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
–          Any Language Proficiency Certificate

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

SEMESTERS AND DATES

The Exchange Study Program lasts one semester.

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

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

DEADLINES

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

SELECTION PROCESS

The ESP Coordinator, 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.

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Exchange students have to check the regulations in force to entry Italy for study reasons.

In particular students coming from a non-EU country must apply for a student visa at the Italian Embassy/Consulate.

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

The Exchange Study 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

Upon arrival at IED, Exchange students have to contact IED ESP 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.

Upon arrival, non-EU students will have to apply for the Residence Permit not later than 8 working days from the date of entry Italy. The IED Exchange Coordinator will require a copy of the Residence Permit card.

EVALUATION SYSTEM AT IED

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.

Exchange 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

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Satisfactory

Sufficient

Fail

Fail

Equivalent ECTS grade

A

B

C

D

E

FX

F

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

30

28-29

25-27

20-24

18-19

17

0

 

Download the Exchange Study Program Application Form.

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