The University of Padua recognizes and facilitates students’ activities and their free associations, which contribute at improving their study performance and the quality of university life, especially by promoting student-led activities in the fields of culture and cultural exchanges, sports and leisure. It helps the projects of proactive students come to life, by contributing to the financing of their best inititives.

Two Calls for proposal are published yearly: one for cultural and leisure time initiatives proposed by students, and the other for innovative projects.
Ideas can be submitted by individual or groups of students regularly enrolled in the University of Padua degree courses. Further information on the Calls is available on the website.

  International Student Council

The International Student Council is the representative association of the international students at the University of Padova.

Its main goals are:

  1. to act as a bridge between international students and the University of Padova, in order to improve life standards of international students and solve problems that may arise as a result of language barriers, cultural differences, etc.
  2. to create an international home where international students can share their issues and get advice on multiple aspects of everyday life, both as students and as residents of Padova
  3. to enhance the multicultural environment at the University of Padova by organising social events where people from any possible background can meet and by promoting tolerance as a standard way of living in a globalised world
  4. to ensure that international students are provided with equal opportunities as Italian students
  5. to strengthen the reputation of the University of Padova on a global level and to act according to the goals of internationalisation of the University of Padova, for example to help increasing the number of international students.



  Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) - Padua is an association composed by volunteer students who represent the interests of exchange students during their international mobility in Padua.

ESN supports exchange students by answering their questions and helping them in dealing with any kind of issue they might have. ESN also organises activities, trips and parties to promote Italian culture with the aim to create a positive environment where everybody can feel at ease and make new friends.


Galleria Tito Livio, nº 7
35123 Padova, Italy


  Concentus Musicus Patavinus

Concentus Musicus Patavinus is the Centre for musical activities and performances of the University of Padua. It is composed by the groups:

  • Orchestra
  • Great choir
  • Chamber choir
  • Jazz band
  • Contemporary dance group

Director of the Concentus Musicus Patavinus: Elisa Grossato.

  Students and other Associations

Please, check the list on the Italian Website.