Erasmus+ for Higher Education Program

Program Overview

Jefferson, through a partnership with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, has been the recipient of an Erasmus+ for Higher Education grant funded by the European Union Program (ERASMUS+ KA 107 – ICM - International Credit Mobility - Project 2020-1-IT02-KA107-078076). The grant supports student mobility for training and education, as well as staff mobility for training and teaching between Thomas Jefferson University and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Neurosciences/Neuro-Oncology during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. All activities must be completed by July 31, 2023.

Under this program, the following opportunities are available for Jefferson students and staff at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore/Gemelli Hospital in Rome, Italy:

Student Mobility

The Erasmus+ program targets students in good standing. The selected students will participate in learning activities and attend seminars and/or courses.

Mobility for training

  • Four (4) residents (3-6 months) – Level: MD in neurosurgery residency training

Mobility for studies

  • Nine (9) students (3-6 months) – Level: medical students with a baccalaureate degree, postgraduate students (Masters, PhD – Doctorate)

As per the Erasmus+ guidelines, the amount of the mobility grant includes a contribution for travel (1 round-trip ticket per beneficiary) and a monthly scholarship covering meals/accommodation as follows:

 Mobility type

Grant for Stay

Grant for travel


Student mobility for training

Euro 850,00/month (30 days)

Euro 820,00

Minimum 3 months (90 days)

Student mobility for studies

Euro 850,00/month (30 days)

Euro 820,00

Minimum 3 months (90 days)