Fee-waivers

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 international students enrolling in degree courses held in Italian (deadline expired)

The University of Padova offers full tuition fee-waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree courses completely held in Italian. Fee-waivers are offered for 1 academic year. The full academic offer is available at the following links:

Who can apply
Tuition fee-waivers are offered to students who have obtained (or are about to obtain) the qualification to be admitted to the chosen Degree course in a foreign institution (e.g. external to the Italian Higher Education System).

How to apply
You can apply for a full tuition fee-waiver directly when completing the pre-enrollment form of the chosen Degree Course. Link: https://uniweb.unipd.it

When to apply
Applications must be submitted by the deadline indicated in the Admission Notice of the chosen course.

Further information
Detailed information on list of courses, requirements, application procedures, selection criteria, etc. are available in the Call for Applications (see below)

Contact: international.admission@unipd.it

  Fee-waivers for students enrolling in degree courses held in English (deadline expired)

The University of Padova offers 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
Tuition fee-waivers are offered to students who have obtained (or are about to obtain) the qualification to be admitted to the chosen degree course in a foreign institution (e.g. external to the Italian Higher Education System).

How to apply
You can apply for a full tuition fee-waiver directly when completing the pre-enrollment form of the chosen degree course.

When to apply
Application deadlines: 26 April / 19 May / 26 May 2017, 12:00 CET, according to the selected degree course, as indicated in the Call for application
Publication of results: 16 May / 31 May / 5 June / 15 June 2017, according to the selected degree course, as indicated in the Call for application

Further information
Detailed information on list of courses, requirements, application procedures, selection criteria, etc. are available in the Call for applications (see below). 

Italian version

Contact: 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 € 28.000,00 euro, 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 3.500,00 euro, 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 € 30.000,00 euro 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 100,00 euros 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 18th July to 30th November. For detailed information, please check Key Documents.

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