Tuition fees, scholarships, tax relief schemes

Here follows a list of items concerning tuition fees, scholarships and other economic issues. The University of Padova and the ESU offer a range of financial support and services at special rates, which are made available to bright, hardworking students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The two organisations have separate bodies that provide information about their respective services.
All the details and deadlines can be found in the announcements and in the websites.

General information

The Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE – Indicatore della Situazione Economica Equivalente) concerns incomes and properties of the student's household, and it can be requested whether at authorized Offices (both at INPS – Istituto Nazionale Previdenza Sociale - Offices, and at CAF – Tax Advise Centres - Offices) or at a private chartered accountant.

The ISEE affects access to many economic benefits, such as scholarships, housing, reduced rates for canteens and other facilities.

Please note that obtaining the ISEE requires 12-15 working days.

 

The Italian tax code (codice fiscale) is an alphanumeric code which allows Italian authorities to identify any person. International scholars and students can apply for the tax code at the Italian embassy or consulate of  their home country before leaving or, upon arrival, at the Agenzia delle Entrate (Revenue Agency) by presenting a valid document (if EU citizens) and a residence permit (if non-EU citizens):
Agenzia delle Entrate Padova - Revenue Agency
Via Turazza 37
tel. +39 049 7911511
fax: +39 049 7911745
edp.padova@agenziaentrate.it

During enrolment and pre-enrolment procedures, applicants must show their codice fiscale. If they are provided of a temporary code, they must present the permanent one to the Student Office as soon as possible.

Foreign scholars who need Italian tax codes in order to request temporary residence permits, sign rent agreements or open bank accounts, must contact the International Welcome Office before leaving their own country.

Foreign students belonging to bilateral programs or Erasmus programs should contact the International Relations Office.

Part-time work in the University's main educational facilities is available for students who already completed the first year and meet specific merit and income requirements. Students may work 200 hours maximum per year and earn 8,26 Euro/hour.

The application form has to be filled in online from approximately July to September of each academic year. Students have to declare their economic condition through the ISEE, i.e. Income Assessment Form.

Deadline for the a.y 2015/16: September 30, 2015

Part-time collaboration call - pdf in Italian

Servizio Diritto allo studio e tutorato
Tuition fees, exemptions, scholarships, part-time collaborations
via Portello, 31 - 35129 Padova
Tel.: +39 049 827 3131 (Call Centre) - fax +39 049 827 5030
e-mail: service.studenti@unipd.it
Opening hours:  Mondays and Fridays 10:00 - 12:30; Tuesdays 10:00-12.30 and 15:00-16:30; Thursdays 10:00-15:00. Closed on Wednesdays

Grants, accomodation services, canteen facilities, cultural events
Web: www.esupd.gov.it

Administrative Office
via San Francesco 122 - Padova
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 13:00; Mon - Thu: 15:00 - 16:00

Benefits Office
via San Francesco 122 - Padova
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 13:00; Mon - Thu: 15:00 - 16:00 (except Summer months)

Information and Study Advice Office
via San Francesco 122 - Padova
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 13:00; Mon - Thu: 15:00 - 17:00

Esu Accommodation Office
via Tiepolo 48 - Padova
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 - 13:30; Mon - Thu: 15:00 - 18:00

Degrees

Academic year 2016/17

Students have to pay each year 3 installments of the tuition fees:

  1. during the enrolment procedure (1st year students) OR September 30 (other students)
  2. within February 15, 2017
  3. within May 16, 2017

Tuition fees can range from a minimum of 568,50 € to a maximum of 2.823,50 €. The amount of the first installment is the same for all students, while the other installments can range from a minimum of 10,00 € to a maximum of 2.214,00 € depending on the ISEE (Equivalent Economic Status Index, i.e. family economic condition) and on the chosen degree (unless scholarships or reductions). 

The Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE) concerns incomes and properties of the student's household. For the 2016/17 academic year, the calculation is based on income earned in 2014 and on movable assets and property held in 2015.

Foreign students with incomes and assets owned abroad have to provide the documentation issued by their competent authorities, translated into Italian by our competent diplomatic authorities (Embassies or Consulates), to:

CAF AIC – PADOVA (in agreement with the University of Padova)
Galleria Ognissanti 25 - 35129 Padova
Tel. 049/772167 - 049/8076000

Students from countries where issuing documentation is particularly difficult can request it to the foreign diplomatic or consular representatives in Italy and have it legalized by the Prefecture. CAF AIC – PADOVA will digitally transmit ISEE data to the University.

Once in possession of ISEE data, students have to authorize the University to acquire them from the CAF, through filling in the form “Richiesta di Agevolazioni Economiche Unica”, available on https://uniweb.unipd.it from July 18, 2016.

Instructions:

  • login on Uniweb with username (the "registration reminder" delivered together with the badge) and password (set during the pre-enrolment)
  • follow the path (starting from the left menu): Diritto allo Studio e corsi estivi > Richiesta di Agevolazioni Economiche Unica > Studenti stranieri > Richiesta di agevolazioni

Students may also apply for the regional scholarship, if they meet the requirements of the competition notice available on page: http://www.unipd.it/borse-studio-alloggi-sussidi-straordinari?target=Studenti. Scholarship winners have full tax exemption. 

For furhter information please contact: service.studenti@unipd.it

The University can handle regional funds to finance low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have a good academic record.
The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens (provided by the ESU Office).

The application form has to be filled in online from approximately July to September of each academic year.
Students will declare their economic condition through the ISEE, i.e. Income Assessment Form.
Moreover, non EU students will produce further documentation: a certification of the their household composition and a certification of incomes and properties, if residing in Italy because of working, of family reunification, or because they are political refugees. The documents must be translated by an Italian Consulate/Embassy.

  • Students enrolled for standard course years who meet the criteria or are beneficiaries of a regional scholarship. Exemption signifies a refund of almost the entire sum payable at the time of enrolment, with no further instalments payable thereafter. In applying for a regional scholarship, the candidate applies automatically for exemption from the payment of fees
  • Disabled students whose invalidity is assessed at between 66% and 100%. They have to pay just a single reduced instalment. To request exemption, students must inform the University of their situation on Uniweb and present a certificate of invalidity to the Disability Service
  • Students detained in penitentiaries of the Triveneto region, as permitted under the relative agreement with the Ministry of Justice. Exemption signifies payment of a single reduced instalment.

Exemption announcement - pdf in Italian

Entitlement:

  • students enrolled for the first year beyond the standard duration of the course, who meet the criteria or are beneficiaries of a regional scholarship. Applicable also to first year scholarship students who may not have collected 20 credits within the allotted period. Exemption signifies a partial refund of the first instalment. In applying for a regional scholarship, the candidate applies automatically for exemption from the payment of fees;
  • disabled students with invalidity assessed at between 50% and 65% and income (ISEE declaration - Equivalent Economic Status Index) no higher than €21,000. Exemption signifies payment of the first instalment only. To request exemption, students must inform the University of their situation and income (ISEE) on Uniweb and present a certificate of invalidity to the Disability Service
  • students who are also in work, as defined specifically in the exemptions announcement. Exemption signifies a reduction of the enrolment fee and of student contributions, and is granted for the full duration of the degree course plus the three years thereafter. To apply, students must provide self-certified details of their situation on Uniweb
  • student mothers during the academic year of giving birth (1 October – 30 September). There is full exemption from payment of the second and third instalments. The birth certificate of the child must be produced, naming the applicant as mother
  • students enrolled on three year degree courses, class L27, L30, L35 and L41. Under a specific subsidy scheme provided by law, student contributions paid during the first year of enrolment are reimbursed. The reimbursement is total or partial depending on how many credits the student has collected, and awarded on a classification basis, for as long as there are funds available. This benefit is not offered to students qualifying for total exemption from the payment of fees, or to those who have changed their degree course, or moved to another University, during the academic year subsequent to the first year
  • deserving students enrolled for the first year of three year degree courses and single cycle degree courses with school leaving grade of 60/60 or 100/100, according to the conditions stated in the exemptions announcement. Exemption signifies a reduction of student contributions and is applied automatically
  • deserving students enrolled for the first year of second cycle degree courses with graduation grade among the top 10% of grades achieved by all enrollees. The specific conditions are indicated in the exemptions announcement. Exemption signifies a reduction of student contributions and is applied automatically
  • deserving students enrolled for years subsequent to the first year. Student contributions are reduced or increased on the basis of prescribed merit or demerit parameters. The exemptions announcement specifies the criteria adopted for the system and the categories of students qualifying for exemption.

Exemption announcement - pdf in Italian

Total exemption is reserved for disabled students enrolled for degree and PhD courses or attending specialization schools, and having a level of invalidity confirmed by committees of the National Health Service as being between 66% and 100%. In this instance, a single instalment is payable on enrolment.
Partial exemption, on the other hand, is obtainable for students with a level of invalidity recognized as being between 50% and 65% and income (ISEE declaration - Equivalent Economic Status Index) no higher than € 21,000. In this instance, only the first instalment of the fees is payable.

Students having a disability recognized by the National Health Service are entitled to special benefits in view of the impact that their condition can have on the progress of their studies, on the hardships they may experience, and on the expense incurred in attending the university.
The certified percentage of invalidity is instrumental first and foremost in determining their income (ISEE declaration - Equivalent Economic Status Index) and their Equivalent Assets Index (ISPE): the immediate family unit is increased typically by a factor of two in the case of students with an invalidity certified at between 66% and 80%, and three in the case of students with an invalidity certified at 80% or higher. Invalidity is also taken into account in order to balance the credits required against the number of years for which the scholarship can be assigned.

Postgraduate studies and other courses

Enrolment fees and the dates on which they are due will vary according to the course selected. Detailed information can be viewed in each selection notice.

a. Students with scholarships
University fees are deducted from the scholarship

b. Students without scholarship

University fees are paid in two instalments.
The first instalment (€217,50) is payable within October 31, 2015 (XXX cycle) and within December 31, 2015 (XXIX cycle) for enrollees attending second and subsequent years. In the case of first year enrollees, the payment date varies for each School and course and is indicated in the single announcements.
The second instalment is payable within July 31, 2016. The amounts vary according to the ISEE (Equivalent Economic Status Index) income declaration presented by the student.
How to pay: using the MAV payslip downloadable from Uniweb

Tax announcement a.y. 2015/16 - pdf in Italian

A fee (including insurance and marca da bollo - Italian stamp-duty) is due for each single course unit; therefore taxes range from 182,50 to 656,50 euro, depending on how many courses (4 maximum) are to be attended.

University fees are paid in two instalments. The payment dates vary according to the particular School attended.

Tax announcement a.y. 2015/16 - pdf in Italian

There are grants available for certain masters courses, to cover the cost of enrolment and attendance entirely or in part. The availability of grants and the procedures for their allocation are indicated in the single selection notices. Grants are awarded on a classification basis: to be eligible, the candidate must have an income of less than €10,000 during the year of attending the masters course. Candidates looking to secure a grant must produce a self-certified statement of income at the time of enrolment.

 PhD students with no research grant can also apply for the scholarship, granted by the University handling regional funds to finance low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have a good academic record.
The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens (provided by the ESU Office).
Students will declare their economic condition through the ISEE, i.e. Income Assessment Form.
Moreover, foreign students will produce further documentation: a certification of the their household composition and a certification of incomes and properties, if residing in Italy because of working, of family reunification, or because they are political refugees. If they reside abroad, the documents have to be translated by the Italian Consulate/Embassy.

Total exemption is reserved for disabled students enrolled for degree and PhD courses or attending specialization schools, and having a level of invalidity confirmed by committees of the National Health Service as being between 66% and 100%. In this instance, a single instalment is payable on enrolment.
Partial exemption, on the other hand, is obtainable for students with a level of invalidity recognized as being between 50% and 65% and income (ISEE declaration - Equivalent Economic Status Index) no higher than € 21,000. In this instance, only the first instalment of the fees is payable.

Students having a disability recognized by the National Health Service are entitled to special benefits in view of the impact that their condition can have on the progress of their studies, on the hardships they may experience, and on the expense incurred in attending the university.
The certified percentage of invalidity is instrumental first and foremost in determining their income (ISEE declaration - Equivalent Economic Status Index) and their Equivalent Assets Index (ISPE): the immediate family unit is increased typically by a factor of two in the case of students with an invalidity certified at between 66% and 80%, and three in the case of students with an invalidity certified at 80% or higher. Invalidity is also taken into account in order to balance the credits required against the number of years for which the scholarship can be assigned.

Grants and Fellowships

Gini Foundation: Grants for Foreign Nationals - Deadline: September 15, 2016

The Fondazione "Ing. Aldo Gini"  support, for a period of not more than one year, those who plan to pursue a period of study and/or specialization at departments of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences for a period of at least six months.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Download Gini Foundation - Call for applications

Download Gini Foundation - Application form

The University of Padova, through funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Courses. During the 3-year doctorate programme, successful candidates are entitled to full board and lodging.
15 PhD grants for the admission of foreign candidates to doctoral courses (32nd series) a.y. 2016/17 are now available.

Deadline: 22nd April 2016

Application form

Download Call for applications for PhD foreign candidates

Download Annex 1 - List of Doctoral Courses and related research lines - update on March, 25 2016

Download Annex 2 - Guidelines for application form

Download Annex 3 - General terms and conditions for grants and scholarships

Download Frequently asked questions

The University of Padova and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created a scholarship programme to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Padova.
The scholarships build on Padova University’s existing relationship with China. It has, in fact, extensive research links with Chinese research institutions and Universities. This scheme provides Chinese students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Padova. They are supported jointly by the China Scholarship (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Padova.

Applying to the University of Padova as a full doctoral student for CSC applicants: deadline 15 January 2016 at 13:00 (Italian time).
Admissions for CSC candidates

For more information: www.unipd.it/en/scholarships-chinese-phd-students