Visa

Admitted students must to apply for a Visa for all the three countries they will visit. Visa applications must be done in sequence following the mobility track. The hosting university for each semester will provide support to obtain the Visa for the relative hosting country.

Italy

When: June/July, prior to arrival in Italy

  1. Visa application form
  2. Recent passport-style photo
  3. Passport or travel document valid for at least three months after visa expiry date
  4. Proof of having been awarded a study grant by the Italian government, recognized foundations or cultural institutes, international organizations, foreign governments or universities. Where the amount of the grant is in need of supplementation to satisfy the required amount of means of support, economic resources can also be demonstrated by proof of available means of support for the stay in Italy of an amount not less than that established in Table A annexed to Ministry of Interior Directive 1.3.2000 or by:
  • Proof of personal or family resources
  • Bank or insurance warranty or equivalent credit document (bank letter of credit applicable in Italy) or traveller’s cheques or other
  • Documentation proving the availability of sources of income in Italy (by means of bank transfer or deposit from abroad)
  1. Declaration of the availability in Italy of appropriate lodgings as well as the funds necessary for repatriation, possibly to be demonstrated in the form of a return airline ticket
  2. Insurance coverage for medical treatment and/or hospitalisation, to be demonstrated by means of:
  • Consular declaration attesting to the applicant’s right to healthcare in the presence of specific agreements between Italy and the applicant’s country of origin;

or

  • Foreign insurance policy or one underwritten with Italian bodies or firms that must not include limitations or exception to the fees established for emergency hospitalisation.

Belgium

When: February, upon arrival in Belgium

  1. Valid passport
  2. Two copies of the “Formulaire de demande de visa”
  3. Proof of enrolment (Invitation/Admission letter issued by the University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
  4. Proof of economic availability (Please note: If you are a scholarship holder, this proof is embedded in your official invitation/admission letter. If you are not a scholarship holder, the Belgian embassy also requires a specific document called “Pris an charge” signed by any person, thus not necessarily a relative, willing to certify that he/she is going to take care of your expenses during your stay in case of need.
  5. Health certificate

France

When: June/July, prior to arrival in France

  1. Two forms duly filled in
  2. Valid passport
  3. STeDe Invitation/admission letter
  4. Proof of enrolment at the French institution: Invitation/admission letter by Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  5. Original Diploma
  6. Copy of Diploma legally translated in French
  7. Proof of economic availability (Please note: If you are a scholarship holder, this proof is embedded in your official invitation/admission letter. If you are not a scholarship holder, the French embassy also requires a specific document called “Pris an charge” signed by any person, thus not necessarily a relative, willing to certify that he/she is going to take care of your expenses during your stay in case of need.
  • If he/she does not live in France he/she will have to provide:
  • the last three statements of bank account
  • a certificate issued by the her/his bank proving the availability of transfer at least 537 Euros per month during the period of stay in France (about 12 months).
  • If he/she is residing in France:
  • Copy of residence permit or national ID card
  • “Pris en charge” form
  • Working contract or certification
  • Three last wage slips
  • Last tax notice

 

Academic Calendar

The course units and exams are organized as follows:

  • 1st semester  – Università degli Studi di Padova : last week of September – end of January
  • 2nd semester – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven : 2nd week of February – 1st week of July
  • 3rd semester – Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne : 1st week of September – end of January
  • 4th semester  – Università degli Studi di Padova (Beginning of March), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (ca. 2nd week of February), Université Paris 1 Panthéon (End of January), Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco (2nd week of March), University of Johannesburg (ca. 2nd week of February), Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO (1st week of February)

[By the end of October of the 3rd semester, the Coordinator will ask the students about their preferred Host Universities to carry out the 4th semester assignments (thesis and internship). Wishes expressed by students are submitted to the approval of the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee. If, after being officially notified, a student does not agree with the Committee’s decision, she/he should inform the Consortium’s Coordinator within 5 days. The Consortium’s Coordinator will trigger an internal consultation process and will be responsible for providing a final decision within 2 weeks.]

Every semester is opened with a Kick Off Seminar

Evaluation or examination periods are the following:

1st Semester at Università degli Studi di Padova:

  • Examination: January
  • Re-sit examination in case of failed Course Units: before the end of April (distance evaluation procedures can be organized if possible)

2nd Semester at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

  • Examination: from the end of May till the beginning of July
  • Re-sit examination: half August till half September (distance evaluation procedures can be organized if possible)

3rd Semester at Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne:

  • Examination: December and January
  • Re-sit examination: no re-sit but compensation system

4th Semester – Common Thesis defence session:

  • There will be 4 sessions: one at the beginning of June, one in September, one in December and one in February; precise dates and locations will be agreed upon by the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee and communicated to the students.

Enrollment

The enrolment is finalized upon the arrival at every single university.  The Local Secreteriat will contact you prior to your arrival to inform you on the enrolment procedure. You are kindly invited to schedule your arrival according to the instructions you receive and no later than 10 days before the beginning of the classes.

On you arrival you will receive your student card providing you access to all university facilities, the credentials to activate your institutional account/email address and a welcome kit including information on the university campus and the city.

At the same time, according to the local procedures, EU students will be required to communicate their arrival to the local  Municipality and non-EU students will be required to start the process to obtain the residence permits.

Every semester is opened with a Kick Off Seminar where you will meet Academic and Professional Staff of the hosting university and you will receive additional information on the university facilities, classes, schedule,etc.

Facilities

During their stay in every partner university, students can benefit of all the services and facilities offered to any student enrolled in that institution.

Please find here some major references

Università degli Studi di Padova

International Relations Office
Via Roma, 38
35122 – Padova
Tel. +39 049.827.3930
E-mail info@em-stede.eu

 

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

International Office
Atrechtcollege
Naamsestraat 63
3000 – Leuven
Tel. +32 16323779
E-mail Piet.Henderikx@int.kuleuven.be

 

Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne

Service de Relations Internationales
Centre Arago – Maison Internationale
58, Boulevard Arago
75013 – Paris
Tel. +33 0144077679
E-mail  relinter@univ-paris1.fr

 

Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco

Assessoria de Relações Internacionais
Av. Tamandaré, 6000 – Jardim Seminário
79117-900 – Campo Grande/MS
Tel. +55 67 – 3312.3300 / 3312.3800
E-mail ri@ucdb.br

Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony is the celebration of your achievement and the starting point of your future steps. Students, friends and parents are all invited to participate in this event.

 

Venue

Giardino della Biodiversità – Botanical Garden, via Orto Botanico 15 – Padova

 

Who can attend

Graduating students
Friends
Relatives
All STEDE students and Alumni

 

Robes

Robes will be provided to graduating students by the University of Padova

 

Degree Certificates

During the Ceremony, students will receive the transcript of records, the Italian Diploma and the Diploma Supplement