The International Office is the referent for all issues related to the Internationalization strategy of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University; from the management of international cooperation agreements to student and staff mobility through the Erasmus + Program but not only.

The International Office is the first contact for international students interested in applying to the University. It offers support to foreign students for registering to the admission competitions, obtain the necessary visa for coming to study in Italy and the residence permit once enrolled. It also helps students select their preferred accommodation option and gives general assistance on everyday issues for non-Italian speakers.

The International Office promotes the English taught courses of Vita-Salute San Raffaele worldwide by participating to Open days and Higher Education Exhibitions abroad.

The International Office offers assistance to its students for registration to Electives  abroad and through the  Global Health Learning Opportunities Program – GHLO and manages the agreements and bureaucracies for  Thesis Internships abroad.

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University offers its students the possibility of spending a period of study and/or training abroad according to the existing agreements and to the degree course instructions.

For further information and in order to schedule an appointment, please contact the International Office at
The office is on the first floor of the Dibit2 building in Via Olgettina 58, Milan, Italy.

Nicole Petra Papa  – Head of Unit
ph: +39.02.91751543

Angela Romolo – International Admissions & Services
ph: +39.02.91751544

Astrid Scaperrotta –  Erasmus+
ph: +39.02.91751580

Erasmus students interested in joining UniSR have to deal with some administrative formalities in order to finalize their enrolment before their arrival.

Please acknowledge that at UniSR all courses are taught in Italian, except for the  International MD Program and Ph.D. Programs which are taught in English. A basic knowledge of Italian Language is thereby highly recommended.
For information on the degree courses, please click on the degree course you are interested in from the home page.

For any further information please contact us at:

Students have to be sure their Sending Institution has informed the ERASMUS Office of their arrival at the UniSR before deadlines:
June 30th – I Semester and all Year Long
December 1st – II Semester

Within the deadline mentioned above, students are required to fill in the Application Form and Learning Agreement Form and send them to us by regular mail, duly signed and stamped by the Erasmus Office of the Sending Institution.

After the Erasmus Office has verified Application Form, details and Learning Agreement Form, students will receive an e-mail confirming their admission to the Erasmus Programme at UniSR. They will also receive further information about the organization of the Education Offer: Courses Schedule and Academic Year Calendar. An up-dated version of the “Student Guide” and Learning Plans will be published by the Degree Course Secretary on our web-site, at the beginning of each academic year. Exam timetables will be provide to students by the end of each semesters, by the Degree Course Secretaries.


Before leaving Sending Institution, students have to:

  • Fill in the Application Form and send it to our Erasmus+ Office
    • Fill in the Learning Agreement Form  – together with the cooperation of their Faculty in the Sending Institution – about the courses they will take at UniSR and send it to our Erasmus Office;
    • Fill in the Immunization Form which certifies their Health check;
    • Procure the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance;
    • Procure an Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
    • Make sure that their Passport or Identity Card is valid.

N.B. Make sure that the Sending Institution has informed our Erasmus Office in due time about your arrival at the UniSR.


Erasmus students, should finalize their enrollment within 2 days of their arrival.

To do this, hand the following documents in to the Erasmus+ Office – Via Olgettina 58, Dibit 2 Building, Floor 1, 20132 Milan (Open on Thursday and Tuesday 09.30 am – 11.00 am):

  • passport or any other identification;
    • Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
    • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance.

The office will issue (if requested by the student) two copies of a document certifying enrolment: use one copy to apply for the University’s Library Card and the other to get the Public Transport Card if aged under 26. If eligible, students can take the declaration to the offices of the A.T.M. (Milan Transport Company), together with identity card or passport and 1 photograph.

If no information are available at Sending Institution about courses students will be allowed to take at UniSR, please contact the Erasmus+ Office at



ERASMUS students must bring an EHIC (European Health Insurance Form) form with them in order to qualify for the services provided by the Italian Health Service. The EHIC card must be requested to the home country’s health service before the departure. This card will entitle students to free medical assistance, i.e. day hospital care, hospital treatment and prescriptions.



Erasmus students are recommended to be supplied with insurance coverage against accidents during their whole stay. The policy should also cover any accidents that may occur during education activities.

Insurance cover may be provided by the Sending Institution or taken out with a private insurance company.

In both cases, they should produce evidence of this insurance when enrolling at the ERASMUS Office.


Before their coming back home, students have to fix an appointment with the Erasmus Office. The Office will then issue an official certificate (Transcript of Records) which will confirm all the activities (examinations, laboratory and practical activities, etc.) performed by students and the certificate which will confirm the during of their Exchange period (Certificate of Attendance).

If the Office is unable to issue the Transcript of Records at their departure, it will be sent to the Sending Institution.

Before leaving UniSR, students have to return all the books got on loan to the University Library.


  • The University has two residential facilities, Cascina Melghera Residence and the Cassinella Residence, that together provide a total of 174 rooms. The rooms are assigned through an annual competition, and students who are enrolled and who fulfill the prerequisites outlined in the official notice can apply.  For any further information please contact the Office:
  • Students can choose to rent a room or apartment in Milan. There are many real estate agencies specialized in helping students find the best solution and also some useful websites that can help.

Please note that for any negotiation the Tax Code (Codice Fiscale) will be required. Students can get it before their arrival submitting their request to Embassy/Consulate of

Italy in their own Country, or at their arrival going to the National Agency in charge: the Agenzia delle Entrate.

Italian language Course

The UniSR organizes a free intensive Italian language course for incoming Erasmus Students (generally 20 hours). This course is held yearly before the beginning of the academic year. Each lesson usually lasts 2 hours and classes are grouped according to ability (basic and intermediate levels).

Erasmus Students Network (ESN)

The ESN International is a pan-European network of student associations, founded in Copenhagen (DK), in 1990.

ESN staff members support foreign students ensuring to them information about to social life and much more. They coordinate social and cultural activities and organize trips, excursions and international parties, to help exchange students integrate into Italian cultural contest.

To contact them write to:

The Traineeship Mobility (ex- Placement) gives European students the opportunity to undertake an internship in a foreign country, in different companies, institutions, foundations or other organizations, with the support of a scholarship which helps students partially cover mobility expenses.
The internship is fully recognized from an academic point of view.

According to the guidelines established by the Erasmus+ Program – Traineeship, UniSR accepts European students in traineeships, which anyway have to be organized in the framework of specific agreements previously signed between the University and other divisions of the participating Institutions.

Please note that the deadlines for Erasmus+ Traineeship application are the same as for Erasmus+ Study:

June 30th – I Semester and all Year Long
December 1st – II Semester

For any further information please contact us:

Erasmus+ Office
Dibit 2 Building – Floor 1
Via Olgettina 58 – 20132 Milan
Tel. +39 02.91751.580/543



Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014_2020

The Erasmus + Office deals with the administrative procedures related to the Erasmus+ Program (Mobility for Study and Traineeship) and is part of the International Office which manages all issues related to international students and exchange programs.

The Erasmus+  Office is in Via Olgettina 58 – 20132 Milan, Dibit 2, Floor 1

Office receiving  hours : Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30 to 11.00 or upon appointment

For enquires, information and to schedule an appointment, please contact dr Astrid Scaperrotta, PhD
ph. +39  (0)2.91751.580
Erasmus+ Officer