Università di Padova

Via 8 Febbraio, 2, Padua

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  • #=242 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 46,650Total Students
  • 2,806Faculty
  • 2,654Int'l Students

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80 undergraduate degrees (2 of which completely held in English: Psychological Science and Animal Care) and 10 single-cycle degrees (see below), 1 of which held completely in English (Medicine and Surgery):

Entry requirements for Italian-taught Bachelor's degrees are usually assessed through a written test. For English-taught Bachelor's degrees, SAT is required. For the English-taught degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, IMAT test is required.

LAUREA - BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Provides a solid background in general methods and content, as well as in specific professional skills.

Admission requirements: at least 12 years of prior education.
Leads to: Master's degree; 1st level lifelong learning course.
Duration: 3 years - 180 ECTS


LAUREA MAGISTRALE A CICLO UNICO
(SINGLE-CYCLE DEGREE)
Ensures advanced training for regulated professions (e.g. medicine and surgery, veterinary medicine, pharmacology) and activities requiring a high level of specialisation.
Courses in: Medicine and Surgery (available also in English starting from a.y. 2019/20), Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Techniques, Law, Building Engineering and Architecture, and Primary Teacher Education

Admission requirements: at least 12 years of prior education.
Leads to: PhD; specialisation school; postgraduate 2nd level lifelong learning course.
Duration: 5 or 6 years - 300 or 360 ECTS


TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual fees are less than €3000,00 and the payment is made in 3 instalments. Payment of university fees gives students access to all services offered by the University of Padova: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees The total amount due can be significantly waived based on Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE). For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Key Documents.
The following page summarizes all the possibilities students have to apply for a reduced fee: www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers
The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other Institutions also offer a series of scholarships to support students, for example the Padua International Excellence Scholarship.
Awards for specific categories of students, e.g. students with special sport or academic achievements, are also available. For further information, please go to: www.unipd.it/en/awards 

THE CITY OF PADUA
Situated in the heart of north-eastern Italy, and less than 40 km from Venice, Padua is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, with over 3,000 years of history. This rich cultural heritage, appreciated every year by thousands of tourists, includes the Scrovegni Chapel - with its frescoes painted by Giotto, Prato della Valle - one of the biggest squares in Europe, the thirteenth century Palazzo della Ragione - the world’s largest hall without supporting columns, the world’s oldest university Botanical Garden - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a historical city centre, with picturesque squares, palaces and museums.
Padua offers an extended cycling path network and multiple bike sharing options with special discounts for students. Thanks also to its close ties with the University, Padua is a lively and dynamic city offering numerous events in the fields of art, music, theatre, cinema and sport throughout the year.

Find out more

ENROLLING AT THE UNIVERISITY OF PADUA

For information on application procedures for degree programmes held in English, please visit www.unipd.it/en/study-english

For information on application procedures for degree programmes held in Italian, please visit www.unipd.it/ en/study-italian

Course admission is generally divided as follows:
• Limited places: the number of places available is established each year either by the University itself, or on a national basis by Italy’s Ministry of University and Research (e.g. the single-cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery);
• Compulsory admission test: no limit on places. Applicants, however, need to take an admission test to see whether they have an appropriate academic background;
• Admission requirements: no limit on places.

Applicants, however, must have all of the compulsory course requirements. They may also be required to sit an admission test.

Please note that non-EU citizens residing outside Italy may apply for a programme only when it envisages a quota for them (contingente).

Full details on programmes are available at http://en.didattica.unipd.it/


TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual fees are less than €3000,00 and the payment is made in 3 instalments. Payment of university fees gives students access to all services offered by the University of Padua: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

The total amount due can be significantly waived based on Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE). For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Key Documents.
The following page summarizes all the possibilities students have to apply for a reduced fee: www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers

The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other Institutions also offer a series of scholarships to support students, for example the Padua International Excellence Scholarship.
Awards for specific categories of students, e.g. students with special sport or academic achievements, are also available. For further information, please go to: www.unipd.it/en/awards 

About

80 undergraduate degrees (2 of which completely held in English: Psychological Science and Animal Care) and 10 single-cycle degrees (see below), 1 of which held completely in English (Medicine and Surgery):

Entry requirements for Italian-taught Bachelor's degrees are usually assessed through a written test. For English-taught Bachelor's degrees, SAT is required. For the English-taught degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, IMAT test is required.

LAUREA - BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Provides a solid background in general methods and content, as well as in specific professional skills.

Admission requirements: at least 12 years of prior education.
Leads to: Master's degree; 1st level lifelong learning course.
Duration: 3 years - 180 ECTS


LAUREA MAGISTRALE A CICLO UNICO
(SINGLE-CYCLE DEGREE)
Ensures advanced training for regulated professions (e.g. medicine and surgery, veterinary medicine, pharmacology) and activities requiring a high level of specialisation.
Courses in: Medicine and Surgery (available also in English starting from a.y. 2019/20), Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Techniques, Law, Building Engineering and Architecture, and Primary Teacher Education

Admission requirements: at least 12 years of prior education.
Leads to: PhD; specialisation school; postgraduate 2nd level lifelong learning course.
Duration: 5 or 6 years - 300 or 360 ECTS


TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual fees are less than €3000,00 and the payment is made in 3 instalments. Payment of university fees gives students access to all services offered by the University of Padova: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees The total amount due can be significantly waived based on Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE). For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Key Documents.
The following page summarizes all the possibilities students have to apply for a reduced fee: www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers
The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other Institutions also offer a series of scholarships to support students, for example the Padua International Excellence Scholarship.
Awards for specific categories of students, e.g. students with special sport or academic achievements, are also available. For further information, please go to: www.unipd.it/en/awards 

THE CITY OF PADUA
Situated in the heart of north-eastern Italy, and less than 40 km from Venice, Padua is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, with over 3,000 years of history. This rich cultural heritage, appreciated every year by thousands of tourists, includes the Scrovegni Chapel - with its frescoes painted by Giotto, Prato della Valle - one of the biggest squares in Europe, the thirteenth century Palazzo della Ragione - the world’s largest hall without supporting columns, the world’s oldest university Botanical Garden - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a historical city centre, with picturesque squares, palaces and museums.
Padua offers an extended cycling path network and multiple bike sharing options with special discounts for students. Thanks also to its close ties with the University, Padua is a lively and dynamic city offering numerous events in the fields of art, music, theatre, cinema and sport throughout the year.

Find out more

ENROLLING AT THE UNIVERISITY OF PADUA

For information on application procedures for degree programmes held in English, please visit www.unipd.it/en/study-english

For information on application procedures for degree programmes held in Italian, please visit www.unipd.it/ en/study-italian

Course admission is generally divided as follows:
• Limited places: the number of places available is established each year either by the University itself, or on a national basis by Italy’s Ministry of University and Research (e.g. the single-cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery);
• Compulsory admission test: no limit on places. Applicants, however, need to take an admission test to see whether they have an appropriate academic background;
• Admission requirements: no limit on places.

Applicants, however, must have all of the compulsory course requirements. They may also be required to sit an admission test.

Please note that non-EU citizens residing outside Italy may apply for a programme only when it envisages a quota for them (contingente).

Full details on programmes are available at http://en.didattica.unipd.it/


TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual fees are less than €3000,00 and the payment is made in 3 instalments. Payment of university fees gives students access to all services offered by the University of Padua: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees

The total amount due can be significantly waived based on Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE). For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Key Documents.
The following page summarizes all the possibilities students have to apply for a reduced fee: www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers

The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other Institutions also offer a series of scholarships to support students, for example the Padua International Excellence Scholarship.
Awards for specific categories of students, e.g. students with special sport or academic achievements, are also available. For further information, please go to: www.unipd.it/en/awards 

Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #298
  • 2014
    #267
  • 2015
    #=262
  • 2016
    #=309
  • 2017
    #=338
  • 2018
    #=296
  • 2019
    #249
  • 2020
    #=234
  • 2021
    #216
  • 2022
    #=242

Ranking criteria

39.2
Overall
55.7
Academic Reputation
30.9
Employer Reputation
9.9
Faculty Student Ratio
55.8
Citations per Faculty
3.3
International Faculty Ratio
6.4
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
46,650

42%
58%

International students
2,654

62%
38%

Total faculty staff
2,806

189
2617

Total students
46,650

42%
58%

International students
2,654

62%
38%

Total faculty staff
2,806

2617
189
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Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Via 8 Febbraio, 2, Padua, IT,

Via 8 Febbraio, 2 , Padua , Italy , 35122

English language requirements