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Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV), is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. Like the UK’s Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Pavia is structured using a college system, dating back to the 16th century, with a striking historic campus.

The University of Pavia features in a number of QS rankings. Ranked within the global top 601-650 in the QS World University Rankings® 2021, UNIPV is particularly competitive - top 35 in the world - in the fields of Humanities, as highlighted by the QS World University Rankings 2019 by subject.

Comprised of 20 colleges which all have their own particular histories and opportunities to offer, UNIPV is an open community where academic achievement, traditions, parties and sporting rivalries all have their place.

Originally created around schools of law, humanities and medicine, the University of Pavia now offers 90 courses in:

  • Engineering and architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Natural sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Health professions
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Languages and philosophy
  • Economics
  • Political sciences
  • Communication
  • Sports sciences
  • Musicology

The following Graduate programs are also offered in English :

  • Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics, Finance and International Integration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences
  • The Ancient Mediterranean World: History, Archaeology and Art
  • World Politics and International Relations

The University of Pavia also offers a Foundation Year program.

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train), and is home to 19 museums, two cultural centers, 22 libraries, four cinemas and theatres, 10 social-cultural meeting halls, and three civic schools of music and arts. For those of you interested in sports, the University Sports Centre (CUS) in Pavia offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.

Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin. All students must pay an initial deposit of €156 (~US$190) – subject to later reimbursement for lower-income students and students from developing countries.

Find out more about studying at the University of Pavia.


LIBRARIES

The University offers 35 libraries run by different faculties and departments. All material owned by the academic libraries is listed in the On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). By consulting this source, it is possible to find information about book offer and availability. A special section of the catalogue is provided for periodicals. Each library has its own opening hours and rules: libraries open from a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 50 hours per week, generally from Monday to Friday.

Students can also access more than 130 libraries located in Pavia and its province; other resources include research centres and the new Pavia Digital Archive.


MUSEUMS

The University Museum System offers a variety of museums and collections of interest to both students and the general public. Museums are usually free to access to UNIPV students. Other collections are currently closed to the public but are accessible to scholars by appoint.


ACCOMMODATION

Just like Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, Pavia has a unique university residence system in Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Each of Pavia’s 20 residences, that in total host approximately 2000 students, has its own particular history and opportunities to offer, including access to many study abroad programs and sport activities. University residence life aims at creating an open community where academic achievements, traditional events, parties and sporting rivalries all play a role. Students living in residences can be engaged in different sport activities, learn different languages and, above all, build their first professional network. Acceptance to residences is based on merit criteria and a parental-income based fee system. Today, Pavia provides 4 merit-based residences, 12 public residences managed by EDiSU, an instrumental body of the University of Pavia established to provide the services for the right to study, and 4 private residences.

There is also a system of private accommodation, made up by private residencies, private religious colleges and private flat to rent.


CANTEENS AND CAFETERIAS

A number of university canteens and cafeterias are located at both campuses. The price to eat in a canteen depends on individual economic situation: you could pay from €3.50 to €7 for a complete meal (a first course, a second course, a side dish, bread, a dessert and water). If you are awarded an EDiSU scholarship you will have a free meal per day. There are five canteens located around the city of Pavia and two canteens in Cremona for students of Musicology.

There are five canteens located in Pavia and two canteens in Cremona for students of Musicology.

The university cafè is located in the central university building, in Cortile dei Tassi, and there is also a cafè in the scientific pole.


TRANSPORT - URBAN BUSES

All students can travel the whole academic year (October – September), buying a card that is issued at convenient fee of around €20.00 per year for students, PhD students and Erasmus students. The ordinary ticket costs €1.30 instead and allows unlimited travels (check city area limits) on all bus lines for the next 60 minutes. It can be bought online or at almost every tobacconists’ and news stands or at the bus terminal. 


PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING 

The University of Pavia offers its students a psychological counseling service to students, also in English, with particular regard to states of anxiety, depression, stress and other reasons for discomfort, including behavior risk. The Service offers completely free interviews with psychologists enrolled in the professional register, through the support of online platforms with the necessary guarantees to protect privacy. When health conditions allow, the interviews will also be organized face to face, in a dedicated space.


SPORT

Pavia has a lot to offer in terms of sports activities and facilities, and was internationally recognized as European City of Sport in 2014. For walkers and runners there are beautiful paths in Parco del Ticino and Parco della Vernavola, whilst the university sports center offers courses in numerous disciplines. 
The Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS) was founded in 1946, and currently has over 2800 members, offering many sports on competitive and non-competitive levels. Courses available include: canoeing, rowing, fencing, climbing, fitness, athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, tag rugby, archery, pilates and yoga. University of Pavia offers also programs for students with disabilities: Zudda Rizza (meaning goosebumps and provides athletics course including running, long jump, and shot put), access to a paralympic discipline (athletics, canoeing, fencing, and archery) and "Abili si Diventa".

Pavia offers: 2 sports halls, 4 public swimming pools, 3 private sports clubs, 26 school gyms, 8 university gyms, 20 multi-purpose playing fields, 15 football pitches, 5 boules areas, 4 private equestrian centers, 20 tennis fields, and numerous other facilities including golf courses and skating rinks. 


ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

The University of Pavia's Linguistic Centre runs Italian language courses throughout the academic year, at various levels. They are mainly aimed at Erasmus+, international exchange and enrolled students, but they are open to anyone.


Find out more about FACILITIES (Please navigate thrhogh menu on the left)

LIFE IN PAVIA

Pavia is a city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants and over 24,000 students located only 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes. Pavia is also within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum, it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards for over two centuries and this fascinating legacy remains intact. The city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points. Cultural life in Pavia is intense with 19 museums and collections, 4 public and 18 university libraries, 4 cinemas and theatres, 12 cultural centres, a musical college and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels.

More information on Festival and Events: www.vivipavia.it

More information on Visiting Pavia: https://www.visitpavia.com/en


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Enjoy the city and discover plenty of activities you can do at the University of Pavia. Meet new friends on the campus and be part of the community that hangs out on Wednesday nights at our lively university parties. Whether you are keen on soccer or rugby, there will be plenty of opportunities to play sports with your friends at one of our facilities, which may be next to your dorm, just a few minutes away from the campus.

Experience our historic city center and its heritage sites and ride along Pavia’s boulevards thanks to its bike-sharing scheme, or just go for a run in the park by the river Ticino. The University of Pavia has had a long-lasting tradition of students clubs and societies, not only inside its residences but also in each and every degree course. A number of events is also organized every week by Students Union, making Pavia one of the most active university cities in Italy for cultural  Engagement.

UCampus is our University’s official campus radio station. It is on air every day with a busy schedule made by students, often hosting live & unplugged music shows as well as talk shows. The University is also developing a strong bond with the local branch of ESN - Erasmus Students Network, promoting social activities and cultural events for International students.


Find out more about STUDENT LIFE (Please navigate thrhogh menu on the left)

COVID-19 Information:

- What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours?

Open days for local and international students are being shifted online. More information on Open days: 


- How can applicants contact the university about their application?

Applicants can contact the university regarding their application status via the Welcome point office or via the International Manager. Welcome point provide to prospective, enrolled, graduated and international students with the information regarding the courses offered by university, student’s career, teaching activities, benefits and orientation. Particularly to the international students it offers every necessary information and help to assist them to enroll in University of Pavia.


- How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?  

Oral and written exams took place at distance using appropriate tools and software. Since January 14, 2021 the oral exams take places online until January 31, 2021. While the written exams can take place – if the professor considers it appropriate – in presence.


- What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?

Advice are being defined by the Conference of Italian Rectors along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


- How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed? 
The University has extended the deadline and is reassuring students that possible delays will be managed and won't affect their application.


- Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants? 

Pavia is accepting applications. No restrictions are being placed on International students.


- How are applications for university accommodation being handled? 
No new measures have been taken up to now.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements for BA/BSc programs:

• High school diploma after 12 years of schooling;

• If the education system of your Home Country has a national exam to enter higher education (i.e. Chinese GaoKao, Brazilian Vestibular), certificate of passing is mandatory.

Minimum requirements for Ma programs:

• BA/BSc in subjects related to the MA/MSc of your interest;

• Transcript of records with exams and grades;

• English proficiency for Degree programs taught in English (see specific requirements of each program);

Documents required for both BA, BSc/MA, MSc applications are to be officially translated into italian together with the Declaration of Value.


ADMISSION PROCESS

A national entry test is required to enter the following degree programs: Architecture, Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Health professions programs.

A local entry test is required by a number of BA and MA programs.

More information on Programmes: https://apply.unipv.eu/courses/search/id/223383-nom8qm

More information on Applications: https://apply.unipv.eu



ACADEMIC CAREER 

The "Centro Orientamento" supports students by promoting their integration into the University system. During the last two years of secondary school, students can ask the Centro Orientamento for individual counselling, interview help and training in decision making. Centro Orientamento organises different activities aimed at giving students information about the educational programs, services and other opportunities offered by the University of Pavia.



PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Students enrolled in a degree program or who have graduated from the University of Pavia can schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. The individual interview is aimed at identifying career interests, exploring professional goals and developing personal strategies for searching jobs/internships. Furthermore, the CV and cover letter will be updated and the candidate will receive guidance on the online placement services offered by the Career Service. The service, only available in Italian, is free.

Career day

This event, organised every year in the spring, is the biggest meeting opportunity provided for students and graduates from the University of Pavia. Career day brings a wide variety of local and national companies to the university campus and allows students and graduates to network with employers and find out which job and internship opportunities they can offer. During the event, held in the university courtyards, students and graduates can also do interviews for vacancies with the companies’ recruiters.

- CV online database

A database which contains the University of Pavia graduates’ CVs. This online platform is accessible to graduates and companies interested in recruiting graduates. This platform is only available in Italian and in English.

Part-time jobs with the University

The University of Pavia offers the possibility to apply for a part-time job, in collaboration with the university. The proposed activities are exclusively aimed to improve services for students and fall within one of the following types: Information and orientation of students; Supporting student registration; Assisting students on international mobility; Assisting differently-abled students; Supporting the organisation and development of cultural, scientific and sport events, and the communication area; Support, documentation, and assistance in: university libraries, museums and archives; teaching and scientific institutions; student services, and other spaces open to students; Collaboration and assistance with the operation and storage of IT facilities, and the recording, filing and storing of data.

- Tutoring

Students have the opportunity to work as a tutor for other students during the academic year. Applications are open twice a year: once in September and once in May. Tutors will help students throughout their course of study, with the activities being divided into three distinct types: informative (providing information on schedules, programmes, levels of study, and other practical topics), cognitive (giving seminars on selected topics, providing interactive education for small groups, assisting with new and difficult material, advising on study methods and practice exams) and psychological (responding to educational problems, conducting individual and group counselling).

Traineeship after graduation

The University of Pavia promotes traineeships for graduates in order to increase their future career choices with a first insight into the labour market. The Career Service assists graduates in starting a traineeship within 12 months of graduation. Every graduates has the right to 12 months of internship after the graduation. Every traineeship lasts a maximum of 6 months with the same employer. The trainee is entitled to compensation as established by law.

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COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV), is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. Like the UK’s Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Pavia is structured using a college system, dating back to the 16th century, with a striking historic campus.

The University of Pavia features in a number of QS rankings. Ranked within the global top 601-650 in the QS World University Rankings® 2021, UNIPV is particularly competitive - top 35 in the world - in the fields of Humanities, as highlighted by the QS World University Rankings 2019 by subject.

Comprised of 20 colleges which all have their own particular histories and opportunities to offer, UNIPV is an open community where academic achievement, traditions, parties and sporting rivalries all have their place.

Originally created around schools of law, humanities and medicine, the University of Pavia now offers 90 courses in:

  • Engineering and architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Natural sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Health professions
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Languages and philosophy
  • Economics
  • Political sciences
  • Communication
  • Sports sciences
  • Musicology

The following Graduate programs are also offered in English :

  • Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics, Finance and International Integration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences
  • The Ancient Mediterranean World: History, Archaeology and Art
  • World Politics and International Relations

The University of Pavia also offers a Foundation Year program.

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train), and is home to 19 museums, two cultural centers, 22 libraries, four cinemas and theatres, 10 social-cultural meeting halls, and three civic schools of music and arts. For those of you interested in sports, the University Sports Centre (CUS) in Pavia offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.

Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin. All students must pay an initial deposit of €156 (~US$190) – subject to later reimbursement for lower-income students and students from developing countries.

Find out more about studying at the University of Pavia.


LIBRARIES

The University offers 35 libraries run by different faculties and departments. All material owned by the academic libraries is listed in the On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). By consulting this source, it is possible to find information about book offer and availability. A special section of the catalogue is provided for periodicals. Each library has its own opening hours and rules: libraries open from a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 50 hours per week, generally from Monday to Friday.

Students can also access more than 130 libraries located in Pavia and its province; other resources include research centres and the new Pavia Digital Archive.


MUSEUMS

The University Museum System offers a variety of museums and collections of interest to both students and the general public. Museums are usually free to access to UNIPV students. Other collections are currently closed to the public but are accessible to scholars by appoint.


ACCOMMODATION

Just like Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, Pavia has a unique university residence system in Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Each of Pavia’s 20 residences, that in total host approximately 2000 students, has its own particular history and opportunities to offer, including access to many study abroad programs and sport activities. University residence life aims at creating an open community where academic achievements, traditional events, parties and sporting rivalries all play a role. Students living in residences can be engaged in different sport activities, learn different languages and, above all, build their first professional network. Acceptance to residences is based on merit criteria and a parental-income based fee system. Today, Pavia provides 4 merit-based residences, 12 public residences managed by EDiSU, an instrumental body of the University of Pavia established to provide the services for the right to study, and 4 private residences.

There is also a system of private accommodation, made up by private residencies, private religious colleges and private flat to rent.


CANTEENS AND CAFETERIAS

A number of university canteens and cafeterias are located at both campuses. The price to eat in a canteen depends on individual economic situation: you could pay from €3.50 to €7 for a complete meal (a first course, a second course, a side dish, bread, a dessert and water). If you are awarded an EDiSU scholarship you will have a free meal per day. There are five canteens located around the city of Pavia and two canteens in Cremona for students of Musicology.

There are five canteens located in Pavia and two canteens in Cremona for students of Musicology.

The university cafè is located in the central university building, in Cortile dei Tassi, and there is also a cafè in the scientific pole.


TRANSPORT - URBAN BUSES

All students can travel the whole academic year (October – September), buying a card that is issued at convenient fee of around €20.00 per year for students, PhD students and Erasmus students. The ordinary ticket costs €1.30 instead and allows unlimited travels (check city area limits) on all bus lines for the next 60 minutes. It can be bought online or at almost every tobacconists’ and news stands or at the bus terminal. 


PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING 

The University of Pavia offers its students a psychological counseling service to students, also in English, with particular regard to states of anxiety, depression, stress and other reasons for discomfort, including behavior risk. The Service offers completely free interviews with psychologists enrolled in the professional register, through the support of online platforms with the necessary guarantees to protect privacy. When health conditions allow, the interviews will also be organized face to face, in a dedicated space.


SPORT

Pavia has a lot to offer in terms of sports activities and facilities, and was internationally recognized as European City of Sport in 2014. For walkers and runners there are beautiful paths in Parco del Ticino and Parco della Vernavola, whilst the university sports center offers courses in numerous disciplines. 
The Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS) was founded in 1946, and currently has over 2800 members, offering many sports on competitive and non-competitive levels. Courses available include: canoeing, rowing, fencing, climbing, fitness, athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, tag rugby, archery, pilates and yoga. University of Pavia offers also programs for students with disabilities: Zudda Rizza (meaning goosebumps and provides athletics course including running, long jump, and shot put), access to a paralympic discipline (athletics, canoeing, fencing, and archery) and "Abili si Diventa".

Pavia offers: 2 sports halls, 4 public swimming pools, 3 private sports clubs, 26 school gyms, 8 university gyms, 20 multi-purpose playing fields, 15 football pitches, 5 boules areas, 4 private equestrian centers, 20 tennis fields, and numerous other facilities including golf courses and skating rinks. 


ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

The University of Pavia's Linguistic Centre runs Italian language courses throughout the academic year, at various levels. They are mainly aimed at Erasmus+, international exchange and enrolled students, but they are open to anyone.


Find out more about FACILITIES (Please navigate thrhogh menu on the left)

LIFE IN PAVIA

Pavia is a city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants and over 24,000 students located only 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes. Pavia is also within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum, it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards for over two centuries and this fascinating legacy remains intact. The city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points. Cultural life in Pavia is intense with 19 museums and collections, 4 public and 18 university libraries, 4 cinemas and theatres, 12 cultural centres, a musical college and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels.

More information on Festival and Events: www.vivipavia.it

More information on Visiting Pavia: https://www.visitpavia.com/en


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Enjoy the city and discover plenty of activities you can do at the University of Pavia. Meet new friends on the campus and be part of the community that hangs out on Wednesday nights at our lively university parties. Whether you are keen on soccer or rugby, there will be plenty of opportunities to play sports with your friends at one of our facilities, which may be next to your dorm, just a few minutes away from the campus.

Experience our historic city center and its heritage sites and ride along Pavia’s boulevards thanks to its bike-sharing scheme, or just go for a run in the park by the river Ticino. The University of Pavia has had a long-lasting tradition of students clubs and societies, not only inside its residences but also in each and every degree course. A number of events is also organized every week by Students Union, making Pavia one of the most active university cities in Italy for cultural  Engagement.

UCampus is our University’s official campus radio station. It is on air every day with a busy schedule made by students, often hosting live & unplugged music shows as well as talk shows. The University is also developing a strong bond with the local branch of ESN - Erasmus Students Network, promoting social activities and cultural events for International students.


Find out more about STUDENT LIFE (Please navigate thrhogh menu on the left)

COVID-19 Information:

- What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours?

Open days for local and international students are being shifted online. More information on Open days: 


- How can applicants contact the university about their application?

Applicants can contact the university regarding their application status via the Welcome point office or via the International Manager. Welcome point provide to prospective, enrolled, graduated and international students with the information regarding the courses offered by university, student’s career, teaching activities, benefits and orientation. Particularly to the international students it offers every necessary information and help to assist them to enroll in University of Pavia.


- How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?  

Oral and written exams took place at distance using appropriate tools and software. Since January 14, 2021 the oral exams take places online until January 31, 2021. While the written exams can take place – if the professor considers it appropriate – in presence.


- What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?

Advice are being defined by the Conference of Italian Rectors along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


- How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed? 
The University has extended the deadline and is reassuring students that possible delays will be managed and won't affect their application.


- Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants? 

Pavia is accepting applications. No restrictions are being placed on International students.


- How are applications for university accommodation being handled? 
No new measures have been taken up to now.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements for BA/BSc programs:

• High school diploma after 12 years of schooling;

• If the education system of your Home Country has a national exam to enter higher education (i.e. Chinese GaoKao, Brazilian Vestibular), certificate of passing is mandatory.

Minimum requirements for Ma programs:

• BA/BSc in subjects related to the MA/MSc of your interest;

• Transcript of records with exams and grades;

• English proficiency for Degree programs taught in English (see specific requirements of each program);

Documents required for both BA, BSc/MA, MSc applications are to be officially translated into italian together with the Declaration of Value.


ADMISSION PROCESS

A national entry test is required to enter the following degree programs: Architecture, Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Health professions programs.

A local entry test is required by a number of BA and MA programs.

More information on Programmes: https://apply.unipv.eu/courses/search/id/223383-nom8qm

More information on Applications: https://apply.unipv.eu



ACADEMIC CAREER 

The "Centro Orientamento" supports students by promoting their integration into the University system. During the last two years of secondary school, students can ask the Centro Orientamento for individual counselling, interview help and training in decision making. Centro Orientamento organises different activities aimed at giving students information about the educational programs, services and other opportunities offered by the University of Pavia.



PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Students enrolled in a degree program or who have graduated from the University of Pavia can schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. The individual interview is aimed at identifying career interests, exploring professional goals and developing personal strategies for searching jobs/internships. Furthermore, the CV and cover letter will be updated and the candidate will receive guidance on the online placement services offered by the Career Service. The service, only available in Italian, is free.

Career day

This event, organised every year in the spring, is the biggest meeting opportunity provided for students and graduates from the University of Pavia. Career day brings a wide variety of local and national companies to the university campus and allows students and graduates to network with employers and find out which job and internship opportunities they can offer. During the event, held in the university courtyards, students and graduates can also do interviews for vacancies with the companies’ recruiters.

- CV online database

A database which contains the University of Pavia graduates’ CVs. This online platform is accessible to graduates and companies interested in recruiting graduates. This platform is only available in Italian and in English.

Part-time jobs with the University

The University of Pavia offers the possibility to apply for a part-time job, in collaboration with the university. The proposed activities are exclusively aimed to improve services for students and fall within one of the following types: Information and orientation of students; Supporting student registration; Assisting students on international mobility; Assisting differently-abled students; Supporting the organisation and development of cultural, scientific and sport events, and the communication area; Support, documentation, and assistance in: university libraries, museums and archives; teaching and scientific institutions; student services, and other spaces open to students; Collaboration and assistance with the operation and storage of IT facilities, and the recording, filing and storing of data.

- Tutoring

Students have the opportunity to work as a tutor for other students during the academic year. Applications are open twice a year: once in September and once in May. Tutors will help students throughout their course of study, with the activities being divided into three distinct types: informative (providing information on schedules, programmes, levels of study, and other practical topics), cognitive (giving seminars on selected topics, providing interactive education for small groups, assisting with new and difficult material, advising on study methods and practice exams) and psychological (responding to educational problems, conducting individual and group counselling).

Traineeship after graduation

The University of Pavia promotes traineeships for graduates in order to increase their future career choices with a first insight into the labour market. The Career Service assists graduates in starting a traineeship within 12 months of graduation. Every graduates has the right to 12 months of internship after the graduation. Every traineeship lasts a maximum of 6 months with the same employer. The trainee is entitled to compensation as established by law.

Available programs

University highlights

Università degli Studi di Pavia is one of the top Public universities in Pavia, Italy. It is ranked #561-570 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #411-420
  • 2015
    #=371
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #551-600
  • 2018
    #551-600
  • 2019
    #581-590
  • 2020
    #581-590
  • 2021
    #601-650
  • 2022
    #561-570

Ranking criteria

20.6
Academic Reputation
51.6
Citations per Faculty
6.8
Employer Reputation
6.6
Faculty Student Ratio
2.2
International Faculty Ratio
13.6
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
18,548

44%
56%

International students
1,751

58%
42%

Total faculty staff
1,116

54
1062

Total students
18,548

44%
56%

International students
1,751

58%
42%

Total faculty staff
1,116

1062
54

Scholarships

Yes
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