University of Padova

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.

A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognized and coveted both students and employers alike.

Courses at the University of Padova are constantly updated in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. Its Healthcare degrees, for instance, cover a wide range of new courses such as Pediatric Nursing (Medical School), or Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Psychology). Engineering degree programmes are available in the fields of Civil, Architectural, Environmental, Industrial and Information Engineering.

University of Padova degrees also reflects today’s needs to safeguard both the environment with courses in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Agriculture Sciences), and consumers with Safety and Hygiene of Food Products (Veterinary Medicine).

Research into pharmaceuticals is also covered with Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (Pharmacy), as is research into hi-tech products with a course in Materials Science (Sciences). Great emphasis is also placed on Humanities, such as History and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (Arts and Philosophy), and on teacher training with a course in Primary Education (Education).

The University’s traditional courses for professionals in Law, Economics, and Business Management are run alongside courses that analyze complex social systems such as Sociological Sciences (Political Sciences) and Statistics, Population and Society (Statistical Science.

Tuition Fees Requirements

During Application — Tuition fee is not required.
After Admission / Invitation Letter — Pay specified installment amount (as stated on the letter) directly in university’s account during pre-enrollment.
Before Visa — Proof of payment of specified tuition fee installment may be required.
After Arrival — Pay remaining tuition fee installments before given deadlines

University of Padova Tuition Fees

You should generally expect to pay around €2600 (without scholarship) per year for a degree depending on the course & level you are pursuing. International students entering the University of Padova for the first time will have to pay a specified installment of their first semester tuition fee upfront before they can be granted visa (more detail will be on your admission letter). Installment payment is available both to new students and already registered students.

Information on 2019/20 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same as 2018/19.

Undergraduate

First-cycle studies lead to a Bachelor’s degree qualification.

School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

€2,600 per year – Animal Care

School of Psychology

€2,600 per year – Psychological Science

Master’s Degree

Second-cycle and single-cycle studies lead to Master’s degree qualifications.

School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

€2,600 per year – Forest Science

€2,600 per year – Italian Food and Wine

€2,600 per year – Sustainable Agriculture

€2,600 per year – Biotechnology Applied to Food Security and Nutrition – only “Biotechnologies for Food Science”, course track completely taught in English

School of Economics and Political Sciences

€2,600 per year – Business Administration

€2,600 per year – Economics and Finance

€2,600 per year – Entrepreneurship and Innovation

€2,507 per year – European and Global Studies

€2,507 per year – Human Rights and Multi-level Governance

School of Engineering

€2,600 per year – Environmental Engineering

€2,600 per year – ICT for Internet and Multimedia

€2,600 per year – Mathematical Engineering

School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage

€2,507 per year – Local Development

School of Medicine

€2,600 per year – Medicine and Surgery (single-cycle): to be formally approved the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

€2,600 per year – Medical Biotechnologies

€2,600 per year – Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies

School of Psychology

€2,600 per year – Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

School of Science

€2,600 per year – Astrophysics and Cosmology: to be formally approved the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research

€2,600 per year – Data Science

€2,600 per year – Molecular Biology

€2,600 per year – Physics

€2,600 per year – Physics of Data.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Padova International Excellence Scholarship Programme

Scholarship Awarded by: University of Padova

Scholarship Amount:

Scholarship Duration: first year of your degree program

Scholarship Eligibility: Foreign Student at Undergraduate & Masters level

Scholarship Application: There is no separate application. Students seeking admission into the university are considered for the scholarship. So just apply for your admission and we will take care of the rest.

Scholarship Coverage: This scholarship only affects your tuition fees. You are still responsible for all your other study abroad costs.

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 University of Padova, Italy

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.

A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognized and coveted both students and employers alike.

Courses at the University of Padova are constantly updated in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. Its Healthcare degrees, for instance, cover a wide range of new courses such as Pediatric Nursing (Medical School), or Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Psychology). Engineering degree programmes are available in the fields of Civil, Architectural, Environmental, Industrial and Information Engineering.

University of Padova degrees also reflects today’s needs to safeguard both the environment with courses in Environmental Sciences and Technology (Agriculture Sciences), and consumers with Safety and Hygiene of Food Products (Veterinary Medicine).

Research into pharmaceuticals is also covered with Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (Pharmacy), as is research into hi-tech products with a course in Materials Science (Sciences). Great emphasis is also placed on Humanities, such as History and Conservation of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (Arts and Philosophy), and on teacher training with a course in Primary Education (Education).

The University’s traditional courses for professionals in Law, Economics, and Business Management are run alongside courses that analyze complex social systems such as Sociological Sciences (Political Sciences) and Statistics, Population and Society (Statistical Sciences).

Language of Teaching

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Some courses taught only in Italian are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly English and Italian.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has an application/enrollment fee of €30.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

Please Note: The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for. The fee can only be paid credit card or bank transfer into the bank account of the University of Padova.

Application Deadlines

Non-European candidates residing outside Italy

Fall/October Intake: starts – 15th April, ends – 31st May (best to apply before May)

European candidates; non-European candidates residing in Italy

Fall/October Intake: starts – 15th April, ends – 15th July (best to apply before June)

Application Documents

There is no stated age limit.

Undergraduate (in PDF format)

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent (if it is not in English or Italian, it must be translated)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Italian, it must be translated)

S.A.T. Reasoning Test Score Report (optional)

CV in English with Skype address

Cover Letter in English

English language or other language certifications (if required the chosen course)

Copy of the application fee payment receipt (€30)

Any other document requested your chosen degree course.

Postgraduates

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (if it is not in English or Italian, it must be translated)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (if it is not in English or Italian, it must be translated)

S.A.T. Reasoning Test Score Report (optional)

CV in English with Skype address

Cover Letter in English

English language or other language certifications (if required the chosen course)

Copy of the application fee payment receipt (€30)

Any other document requested your chosen degree course.

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

Applicants who don’t have English proficiency results are given a simple (street conversation level) English test. Those who fail are given English course for one or two semesters before they start the main courses. Also, applicants who have deficiency course (not enough of the prerequisite courses) are also giving such courses before they start their main program.

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

English language or other language certifications (if required the chosen course)

Other Application Details

There is no stated age limit.

 Cost of Accommodation

The average cost of accommodation ranges €3,600 to €7,500 per year.

Living costs vary greatly depending on the type of accommodation, whether you are sharing accommodation with roommates, and your overall standard of living. The following are thus estimates only and average amounts.

Accommodation

Student accommodation comes in three main forms, as single rooms, double rooms, and entire flats.

Single room: from €250 to €400 + utilities
Double room: from €150 to €350 + utilities
Entire flat: from €500 + utilities

Grocery shopping and Meals

Grocery shopping

1 week supply at the supermarket:around €60

Meals

Pizzeria: around €15
Breakfast in a bar (cappuccino and croissant): around €2.50
Lunch at a university restaurant:from €4.20 to €5.70 (complete meal) — this figure is subject to change
Lunch at a bar (sandwich and drink):€5 – €8

Transportation

Public transport

Bus/tram ticket (75 minutes): €1.30
Bus/tram passes: from €12 (weekly) to €380 (annual)
Bike sharing passes: from €5 (weekly) to €25 (annual)

Free time and Sports

Entertainment

Cinema: €8 (weekday discounts available)
Theatre: €15 (carnet discounts available)

Sport

Swimming pool: €45 for a one-month swimming course
Gym: €25 for a one-month membership

The University Sports Centre (CUS) organizes many competitive and non-competitive sports courses (athletics, dance, fencing, fitness, judo, rugby, skating, soccer, tennis, volley, wheelchair basket, etc.) open to students at competitive costs.

Other Costs

Residence permit (for non-European citizens)

First application for residence permit / Residence permit renewal: around €75
Medical insurance / Registration in the Italian National Health System valid for the residence permit issue/renewal (non-European citizens): from €50 to €150