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Indications for UniMC Exchange Students within international programmes

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Update 18 March 2020

Considering the rapidly evolving international health emergency related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent cancellation or limitation of academic activities at partner universities and the provisions of the European Commission, UniMC  has adopted the following policies regarding outgoing student exchanges.

UniMC Exchange Students Currently Abroad

If you have already begun your exchange you are free to remain abroad to conclude your previously planned study program. UniMC will continue to support you as established in the exchange contract signed before departure. If necessary you can request an extension of your exchange by contacting your UniMC International Mobility Office and the host institution.
We remind you to pay careful attention to recommendations from host universities and the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization regarding safe travel and behavior. Furthermore, we strongly suggest that you verify the details of your health insurance coverage, especially for study abroad in countries outside of Europe.

If you wish to return home, you may do so respecting current sanitary regulations and using the means of transport you deem most appropriate given the possibility enhanced screenings, travel restrictions and border closures. We therefore recommend that you are particularly careful when planning your travel itinerary. Available information will be constantly updated on this page. For reliable and frequently updated information, please check the following links:


ATTENTION: On March 17th a new decree was issued which requires self-isolation for everyone returning to Italy: immediately upon entering Italy you are required to advise the Prevention Unit of the Health Center which has jurisdiction over your area. 

If case your exchange, internship or research is interrupted, Erasmus students can apply the principle of “force majeure” (unforeseen forces of nature beyond all possible control) in order to request reimbursement for expenditures related to emergency departure.
Please see the “FAQ” file on this page for answers to common questions regarding interruption of student exchanges abroad.

UniMC Students Waiting to begin their Study Abroad Program

All exchanges for study, internships and research have been cancelled. Double degree and all other study exchanges should be postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year upon agreement with the host insititution and in accordance with each student’s study plan.

Outgoing mobility for thesis research, internships or doctoral research can be rescheduled unless otherwise indicated. Please contact the host institution abroad to verify the possibility of postponing the start date of your planned activity. We also ask you to send an e-mail to the International Mobility Office at UniMC with the new start date and any other relevant information regarding your proposed activity.

If case your exchange, internship or research is interrupted Erasmus students can apply the principle of “force majeure” (unforeseen forces of nature beyond all possible control) in order to request reimbursement for expenditures related to emergency departure.

Please see the “FAQ” file on this page for answers to common questions regarding cancellation or postponement of student exchanges abroad.

Incoming students currently in Macerata

The University of Macerata intends to give the possibility to all students in Erasmus Mobility or Bilateral Agreements to continue the didactic activity using the online learning mode, whether they decide to stay in Macerata or to return to their country.

Updated on March 21st 2020

​For any student who would like to contact us during these difficult times, the International Mobility Office is available by phone or by e-mail to give advice and support. 
We hope this stressful situation passes and returns to normal as soon as possible.

Updated on March 26th 2020

The Farnesina Crisis Unit has provided the following information:

For special flights: for countries from which returns are more difficult, given the appeal to limit travel, the Crisis Unit suggests that students contact the Representation territorially competent, indicating their presence and the problems they encounter. The Farnesina can in fact only activate when it receives specific indications from the Representation. Students must constantly monitor the Embassy site (which is continuously updated) and register on the "Where we are in the world" site indicating all possible contact details: by downloading the relevant app, they will also be able to receive sms and push notifications with updates in time real.

For returns that include a stopover in Germany: it is essential to book flights arriving and departing from the same airport. In Germany traffic is not allowed at this time to move from one airport to another. Only in case of extreme difficulty, students can contact the Italian Representation responsible for the area, asking for consular or embassy assistance. The list of representations in Germany is on the MAECI website. Students who undertake a return trip to Italy should therefore check the airports of any stopovers and write down the addresses of the representations in the country in which they stop (especially in Germany).

Updated on March 28th 2020

Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy: new rules

ATTENTION: This page is being constantly updated and we suggest that you check it frequently


CRUI website dedicated to the COVID-19 emergency

FAQ in multiple languages: (it is a page being updated following the approval of the Ministry of Health Ordinance of 20/03/2020, the Internal Health Ordinance of 22/03/2020 and the Prime Minister's Decree of 22 March 2020)

Focus: Italian citizens returning from abroad and foreign citizens in Italy: