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Università di Padova

Location University of Padua, Padova Italy
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Ranking

# =242

QS World University Rankings
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6

Undergraduate programs
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38

Postgraduate programs
International

2654

International students

COVID-19 Information:

Read our FAQ for international prospective students: https://www.unipd.it/en/faq-covid19-degree-seekers



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The University of Padova was founded in 1222 and is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities.

10 reasons for studying in Padua:

  1. A broad range of multidisciplinary courses - Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes; interconnections among the different
    disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment.
  2. Superior education -The University of Padua is a TOP 250 university in the world. It is also recognised as the best university in Italy for teaching quality (based on the 2018 evaluation of ANVUR, the Agency of the Italian Ministry of University and Research in charge of assessing university performance). It provides a solid academic background and excellent training, ensuring that graduates can brilliantly succeed in their professions.
  3. A leading international university for research - the University of Padua is one of the most cited universities in the world. Academic staff develop ground-breaking research tackling global challenges and supporting the advancement of knowledge, science and society. The University is recognised as the best university in Italy for research quality (ANVUR 2018).
  4. Service quality - 90% of students are highly satisfied with their academic career and student experience at the University of Padua (National Graduate Survey, Almalaurea 2019).
  5. One of Europe's oldest and most renowned universities - It was founded in 1222 by students and lecturers in a bid to spread freedom of thought within study and teaching. Since then, students, researchers and alumni have deeply contributed to the improvement of knowledge, science and society.
  6. An international community - A large and vibrant international community of staff, students and alumni support the development of the University’s missions at global level. The University participates in leading international networks, and its research and teaching projects involve lecturers
    from all over the world. Students can benefit from internationalised curricula and numerous study abroad opportunities.
  7. Financial incentives - Padua’s fees are extremely competitive when compared with those of other top-ranking universities. The University of Padua grants a large number of merit-based and income-based scholarships sponsoring international students’ tuitions and/or living costs.
  8. A student-centred town - The University affords a unique learning environment and is intertwined with the town and its layout. Its research centres, Departments and Schools are located across the town, and its students account for over 30% of the local population.
  9. A unique setting - Padua is a welcoming and charming city, ensuring one of the finest experiences of Italian arts, culture and lifestyle. It combines history, culture and art with thriving businesses in every sector.
  10. Strategic position - Efficient air, rail and road transportation links with the main cities in Italy and abroad international cities.

  • Over 60,000 students enrolled
  • Over 12,000 graduates every year
  • 1 University Hospital
  • 1 Veterinary Hospital
  • 1 Experimental Farm
  • 13 University museums
  • 16 University canteens
  • 1 School of Higher Education
  • 29 libraries
  • 2,200 Teaching Staff
  • 2,300 Technical and Administrative Staff
  • Over 900 course units held in English

COVID-19 Information:

Read our FAQ for international prospective students: https://www.unipd.it/en/faq-covid19-degree-seekers



Keep updated:https://www.unipd.it/news/coronavirus


The University of Padova was founded in 1222 and is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities.

10 reasons for studying in Padua:

  1. A broad range of multidisciplinary courses - Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes; interconnections among the different
    disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment.
  2. Superior education -The University of Padua is a TOP 250 university in the world. It is also recognised as the best university in Italy for teaching quality (based on the 2018 evaluation of ANVUR, the Agency of the Italian Ministry of University and Research in charge of assessing university performance). It provides a solid academic background and excellent training, ensuring that graduates can brilliantly succeed in their professions.
  3. A leading international university for research - the University of Padua is one of the most cited universities in the world. Academic staff develop ground-breaking research tackling global challenges and supporting the advancement of knowledge, science and society. The University is recognised as the best university in Italy for research quality (ANVUR 2018).
  4. Service quality - 90% of students are highly satisfied with their academic career and student experience at the University of Padua (National Graduate Survey, Almalaurea 2019).
  5. One of Europe's oldest and most renowned universities - It was founded in 1222 by students and lecturers in a bid to spread freedom of thought within study and teaching. Since then, students, researchers and alumni have deeply contributed to the improvement of knowledge, science and society.
  6. An international community - A large and vibrant international community of staff, students and alumni support the development of the University’s missions at global level. The University participates in leading international networks, and its research and teaching projects involve lecturers
    from all over the world. Students can benefit from internationalised curricula and numerous study abroad opportunities.
  7. Financial incentives - Padua’s fees are extremely competitive when compared with those of other top-ranking universities. The University of Padua grants a large number of merit-based and income-based scholarships sponsoring international students’ tuitions and/or living costs.
  8. A student-centred town - The University affords a unique learning environment and is intertwined with the town and its layout. Its research centres, Departments and Schools are located across the town, and its students account for over 30% of the local population.
  9. A unique setting - Padua is a welcoming and charming city, ensuring one of the finest experiences of Italian arts, culture and lifestyle. It combines history, culture and art with thriving businesses in every sector.
  10. Strategic position - Efficient air, rail and road transportation links with the main cities in Italy and abroad international cities.

  • Over 60,000 students enrolled
  • Over 12,000 graduates every year
  • 1 University Hospital
  • 1 Veterinary Hospital
  • 1 Experimental Farm
  • 13 University museums
  • 16 University canteens
  • 1 School of Higher Education
  • 29 libraries
  • 2,200 Teaching Staff
  • 2,300 Technical and Administrative Staff
  • Over 900 course units held in English

University information

HOW TO APPLY AT THE UNIVERSITY 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).

The application platform for international students is: https://apply.unipd.it


TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Our tuition fees are balanced according to your financial situation and will not exceed EUR 2,700 per year.

Your economic situation is resumed by an index, called ISEE. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Key Documents.
Information of tuition 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 

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

80

Maximum score

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

74

Maximum score

Total students

46,650

UG students

58%

PG students

42%

International students

2,654

UG students

38%

PG students

62%

Total faculty staff

2,806

Domestic staff

93%

Int'l staff

7%

Student life

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.

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Graduates from the University of Padua are global citizens that succeed in all professional fields and bring their expertise and dedication to excellence into the world. A degree from the University of Padua is recognised as a prestigious achievement in the labour market worldwide.

The University of Padua promotes, through the Career Service Office, training periods in companies, public or professional bodies. They are addressed to currently enrolled students (curricular internship), recent university graduates, who can apply within 12 months after earning their degree (extracurricular internship), and unemployed graduates (work placement/reintegration internship).
www.unipd.it/en/job-placement

The Alumni association is a community which connects graduates of different ages, sectors and places where everyone has the same consideration and is granted free access. Motivated by the founding values of the University, alumni are bearers of the Universa Universis Patavina Libertas motto all over the world.
www.unipd.it/en/alumni

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 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

Available programs

Over 80 undergraduate degrees (Bachelor's or single-cycle) are available at the University of Padua.

The following are provided completely in English:

Animal Care

Information Engineering - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Italian Medieval and Renaissance Studies - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Medicine and Surgery (single-cycle, 6 years)

Psychological Science

Techniques and methods in Psychological Science - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Entry requirements for Italian-taught Bachelor's degrees are usually assessed through a written test. 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 

Over 90 postgraduate degrees are available at the University of Padua.

The following are completely held in English:

Applied sciences to art, archaeological materials and sites - new study track 2021/22 held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Scienze Archeologiche'  (to be approved)

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Biotechnologies for food science - study track held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Biotecnologie per l'alimentazione'

Business administration

Clinical, social and intercultural psychology - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology

Communication Strategies - new study track 2021/22 held in English of the Master's degree programme ''Strategie di Comunicazione'  (to be approved)

Computer Engineering

Computer science - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Control Systems Engineering

Cybersecurity

Data science

Developmental and Educational Psychology - new study track 2021/22 held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell'Educazione' (to be approved)
Earth Dynamics - new study track 2021/22 held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Geologia ambientale e dinamica della terra' (to be approved)

Economics and finance

English studies - new study track 2021/22 held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Lingue e letterature europee e americane'  (to be approved)

Energy Engineering - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Environmental engineering

European and Global Studies

Forest science

Food and Health - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources

Human rights and multi-level governance

ICT for Internet and multimedia

Italian food and wine

Local development

Management Engineering - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Marine Biology - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Mathematical Engineering

Medical biotechnologies

Mobility Studies (study track held in English of the Master's degree programme 'Scienze storiche')

Molecular Biology

Pharmaceutical biotechnologies

Physics

Physics of Data

Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable Science & Technology for Circular Economy - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)

Water and Geological Risk Engineering - new programme 2021/22 (to be approved)


LAUREA MAGISTRALE - MASTER'S DEGREE
Provides advanced training for highly specialised professions in specific fields.
Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree. Special requirements may apply (e.g. a minimum degree outcome)
Leads to: PhD; specialisation school; postgraduate 1st and 2nd level lifelong learning course.
Duration: 2 years - 120 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 Padova, the Veneto Region and other Institutions also offer a series of scholarships to support students, for example the Padova 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 


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