Recognition of previous studies

Related study experience can be recognized and credited to your degree as a form of recognition of prior learning. Examinations or educational activities (already passed or to be passed shortly, before the deadlines for enrolment) can be validated in the following cases:

  • request for change of course or course updating (opzione)
  • request for a transfer FROM another University TO the University of Padova
  • request for validation of other examinations or extra-University educational activities
  • applicant has already graduated (in Italy or abroad), or has an interrupted university career, or has passed some examinations abroad and now wishes to enrol at the University of Padova.

N.B.: Students must take the initiative to apply for recognition and authenticate their prior learning. If you wish to transfer many credits, please discuss the matter with your course coordinator before submitting your application. International students will need additional documentation for pre-enrolment and enrolment: how to apply.

How to apply for recognition of previous studies or education activities

  Bachelor's and single-cycle degrees

The online procedure is available from 17th June to 15th July 2019 (6 p.m.).

A non-refundable 40 euro fee is due for every request.

Further information:

  Master's degrees

The procedure depends on the chosen course. Generally, it is carried on during the pre-enrolment process, according to the Call for applications.

If you are already enrolled and you need to obtain the validation of activities previously passed for the first time, the procedure is available from 17th June 2019.

Further information:


  Student Office

Ufficio Carriere Studenti

Casa Grimani, Lungargine Piovego, 2/3 - Padova
Tel. +39 049 827 6431 - Fax +39 049 827 6434

Opening hours (Agripolis Campus): Monday and Friday 10.00-12.30; Tuesday and Thursday 10.00-12.30 and 15.00-16.30. Closed on Wednesday.
Opening hours (all others): Monday and Wednesday 10.00 -13.00;  Tuesday 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00-16.30; Thursday 10.00-15.00; Friday 10.00-13.00 (only by appointment)

Phone answering: Monday-Friday 10.00-12.00; Tuesday also 15.00-16.00



Call centre  049 827 3131 - Fax 049 8276434

e-mail:  (international students and students with a foreign degree only)

Front Office

Call centre  049 827 3131 - Fax 049 827 6939

e-mail: (professors and students about to graduate only)

Back Office - Scientific Schools (Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine - Engineering - Science)

Tel. 049 827 6444 - fax 049 827 6939 
Tel. 049 827 2540 - fax 049 827 2541 (Agripolis Campus)

e-mail: (Agripolis Campus)

Back Office - School of Medicine (Medicine and Surgery - Health Professions - Pharmacy)

Tel. 049 827 6435 - fax 049 827 6447

Back Office - Schools of Human and Social Sciences (School of Economics and Political Science - Law School - School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage - School of Psychology)

Tel. 049 827 6442 - fax 049 827 6430  (School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage)
Tel. 049 827 6425 - fax 049 827 6415  (all others)


  Call Centre

Call Centre di Ateneo
Palazzo Storione
Riviera Tito Livio, 6 - 35123 Padova
tel.: +39 049 827 3131 - fax: +39 049 827 3973
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 9-17