The University of Padova and the Veneto Region offer several fee-waiver options. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

  Fee-waivers for students enrolling in degree courses held in English

The University of Padova offers 100 full tuition fee-waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree courses completely held in English. Fee-waivers are offered for 1 academic year.

Who can apply

Talented prospective international students from all over the world, having obtained their previous degree outside Italy, and wishing to enrol in one of University of Padova degree courses held in English. To be eligible, you must:

  • have a non-Italian nationality
  • hold a non-Italian secondary school diploma (for first-cycle degree applicants) or a non-Italian first-cycle/ Bachelor diploma (for 2nd level / Master degree applicants)
  • have been admitted to one of University of Padova degree courses taught in English
  • not benefit of other national or international scholarships or grants, except for those issued by Regione Veneto and by the Galilean School of Higher Education.
  • be able to comply with the conditions for obtaining an Italian visa

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means that you are not eligible.

How to apply: you can apply for the scholarship directly when completing the application form of the chosen degree course

When to apply: you should submit the application by the deadline indicated in the Call for Application (Avviso di Ammissione) of the chosen course

Amount of fee-waiver: it is a full-fee waiver. It covers the whole amount of tuition fees for a.y. 2018/19 except for the regional tax. This implies that students who are awarded a full fee waiver shall in any case pay a euro 185 fee corresponding to the regional tax and stamp duty.

Duration of fee-waiver: the fee waiver will be granted for 1 academic year and may be renewed. A fee waiver for a.y. 2019-2020 may be granted provided that the student acquires at least 25 ECTS by 10 August 2019.

Selection criteria: eligible candidates are selected for a fee-waiver on the basis of their academic quality and results of the preceding education, personal motivation, language skills, etc. The highest candidates in the rankings of each degree course will be awarded the fee-waivers.

Info: international.admission@unipd.it

  Partial or total fee waivers for low-income students

The University of Padova provides various partial and total exemptions for the tuition fees, such as for example:

  • Exemption for students with disability: students with disability (with invalidity recognized by the NHS commissions between 66% and 100% or recognition of disability as defined by Article 3, paragraph 1, Law 5 February 1992, n. 104) are granted total exemption from the all inclusive fee; students with disability, with invalidity recognized by the NHS commissions between 50% and 65% and ISEE equal to or lower than euro 28.000 are granted partial exemption. The application for exemption is deemed submitted by informing of one’s own disability on the students’ personal area on Uniweb and with the subsequent delivery of the student’s disability certificate to the Servizio Disabilità e Dislessia (Via Portello 23/25 or via fax 049/827.5040) at least 5 working days before the deadline for payment of the enrollment fee
  • Exemption for working students: students who are simultaneously engaged in work activities, with an annual income for 2016 or 2017 of at least euro 3.500, are granted a 10% reduction of the “all inclusive fee”
  • Partial exemption for students belonging to the same household: students belonging to the same household with ISEE up to euro 30.000 who are simultaneously enrolled in Padova University first, single, second cycle degree or Ph.D. and specialization courses for academic year 2017/18, are granted a reduction of euro 100 each
  • Partial parental exemption: female and male students are granted the exemption of the second and the third instalment due for the academic year of their children’s birth
  • Partial exemption for merit for enrolled students: such exemption is granted to students enrolled for the first year of first and single cycle degree courses: if the high school diploma final mark is equal to 60/60 or 100/100; second cycle degree courses: if the final mark of the first degree course is equal to 110/110 or 110/110 cum laude.

Some of the exemptions in the prospectus below are applied automatically by the University, others need the online request of economic benefits in Uniweb (Richiesta di Agevolazioni - Application for benefits) from 18 July to 30 November. For detailed information, please check Key Documents.

Ufficio Servizi agli studenti

Via Portello, 31 - 35129 Padova,
Tel. +39 049 8273131 (Call Centre) - Fax +39 049 8275030,
e-mail: benefici.studenti@unipd.it,
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