Individual mobility for students (Erasmus+ Key Action 1)

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020), the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, high importance is attached in Key Action 1 to the mobility of individuals through grants and special support. Key Action 1 also promotes Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans.

Information on the university of Padova
Erasmus + for Study
Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements

University of Padova Erasmus Charter of Higher Education 2014-2020
ECHE Office - International Relations Office

The University of Padova also provides full degree courses in English for those interested to apply for and then enroll to such programmes directly:

Welcome guides and basic services - general information for studying at the university and living in Padova

Beyond official contacts, a list is provided of agreements currently in place between the university of Padova and other HEIs participating in Erasmus+, which are required for the students’ mobility to take place. The name of the respective coordinators is indicated for each agreement.

Download Erasmus Key Data - updated on September 14, 2016

Download Erasmus agreements and Coordinators (.pdf)

Download Useful offices (map)

Non-EU students must apply for a visa before arriving in Italy ( They will receive an invitation letter from the International Relations Office. Those students who already have a valid European Residence Permit, should still contact the Italian diplomatic authority in their own European countries of residence in order to inquire if they need a visa to enter Italy and obtain an Italian residence permit.

Extra-European students need a private insurance valid for the visa application.

A medical insurance for a Schengen visa must meet the following criteria:

  • medical coverage of at least Euro 30.000
  • coverage of emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains

Furthermore, acceptable medical insurance for Italian residence permit must provide evidence of a national office based in Italy to be contacted in case of emergency. If the insurance company does not have such contact in Italy, you will be able to purchase another insurance for residence permit purposes only upon your arrival in Padova (i.e. Generali insurance: 6 months = 49,00 Euro, 12 months = 98,00 Euro).

Each Erasmus+ mobility for study student is assigned to a Buddy, who will contact the student some days prior to his/her arrival in Padova.
The Buddy system has been set up to provide support to new incoming students staying at the University of Padova in the framework of exchange programmes. All Erasmus+ mobility for study incoming students are automatically assigned to a Buddy group. Each group comprises 10 to 20 Erasmus students. All Buddies are students of the University of Padova enrolled in Master’s Degree courses. They will welcome and support you in finding accommodation and during the registration and enrolment procedures. Buddies will show you where to find your Departments of reference during the academic year and will make you meet your exchange Coordinator in Padova.
You can always contact your Buddy during the academic year by email or by telephone for any issue regarding your university life and beyond.
Buddies cooperate with the International Relations Office and with Buddy Tutors, who are in charge of managing the Buddy service.

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International relations map > International highlights

Maps of Padova, of the thermal area and of the province of Padova > Province of Padova website

Touristic map > Padovanet

Transport map > Mobilitycenter Padova

Maps of the University Structures > University of Padova - Italian version