The Ph.D. student with or without a scholarship who intends to spend a research period abroad must submit a specific authorization, signed by the Ph.D. Director, to the Ph.D. Office (Ufficio Dottorati, Post Laurea, Esami di Stato, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) before the departure. In total, Ph.D. students can spend up to 18 months abroad.
Periods which exceed 6 consecutive months must be authorised by the Board of Lecturers.
At the end of the research period abroad, the Ph.D. student must submit a certificate issued by the hosting institution certifying the actual period carried out abroad. The certificate must state the actual start and end date of the research period abroad. Such dates must be included within the period indicated on the authorisation request. The date of the certificate must be that of the last day of the effective period or subsequent.
Alternatively, (i.e. if there is no hosting institution) a declaration signed by the Ph.D. director can be delivered.
For Ph.D. students with a scholarship, the latter will be increased by 50% during the research periods abroad. The amount of Euro 21,31 will be paid for each day abroad which has been duly certified. The increase of the scholarship is paid at the end of the stay abroad together with the first payment of the ordinary scholarship.
Ph.D. students under cotutelle (for whom a joint supervision agreement has been signed) must follow the same procedure for their stays abroad.
Ph.D. students who intend to extend their stay abroad beyond the expected return date must send a new authorization to the Ph.D. Office in which the Coordinator authorizes them to extend their stay. The two periods must be continuous.
Ph.D. students are responsible for ensuring that they have adequate health coverage/insurance during their period abroad.