International Relations

The International Relations Division supports, drives and implements the international strategy of the University of Padua, contributing to enhancing its global profile and developing an international dimension in all university services and activities.

The Division is organised in two Offices and several Units, serving complementary goals and objectives.

Global Engagement Office

  Recruitment Unit

Main activities:

  • Planning and managing international marketing activities to promote the University's brand and educational offer
  • Developing a network of representatives all over the world to promote the University locally
  • Planning and participating in professional (e.g. NAFSA, EAIE) and student fairs
  • Planning and designing online (web portals, social networks etc.) and offline (video, slides, brochures, etc.) marketing activities
  • Networking with embassies, consulates and Italian schools abroad
  • Performing market analysis and conducting research on the main trends in global higher education

Office: Palazzo Anselmi, Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

Online appointments only
Applicants: schedule an online appointment here
Online events for prospective students are published here
Phone + 39 049 827 8298
Tuesday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 12.00 pm 


  Admissions and Welcome Unit

Main activities:

  • Degree-seekers: managing admission and enrolment procedures, evaluating credential of foreign qualifications and assessing entry requirements, academic recognition of foreign qualifications (formerly equipollenza<), managing merit-based scholarships and fee-waivers, providing assistance on study visa-related procedures, organising welcome initiatives for international students
  • Developing initiatives for refugee students and scholars -
  • Responding to tax code requests (for both students and staff) -
  • Planning events and welcome activities for international delegations coming to Padua -
  • Providing assistance on arrival-related procedures (e.g. residence permit application and renewal procedures) in collaboration with
  • Assistance on housing search and related procedures in collaboration with the Housing Office -

Office: Palazzo Anselmi, Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

Online appointments only
Admitted students schedule an online appointment here
Recognition of foreign qualifications –equipollenza”: schedule an online appointment here
Phone + 39 049 827 8298
Tuesday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 12.00 pm 

  International Desk

The International Desk is a dedicated department-based support desk for international students.

It provides support and guidance regarding:

  • Orientating and advising for English-taught degree programmes
  • Helping to assess international students’ applications for relevant degree programmes
  • Welcoming international students seeking a degree in relevant degree programmes
  • Supporting international students throughout their academic career for relevant degree programmes

International Desks at School/Departments

Projects and Mobility Office

  Mobility Unit

Main activities:

  • Managing outgoing student mobility (Erasmus+, SEMP) -
  • Managing incoming student mobility (Erasmus+, SEMP, bilateral agreements, double and joint degrees) -
  • Implementing Erasmus+ agreements -
  • Organising the “Welcome Days” events and other events for students

Office: Palazzo Bo, via 8 febbraio 2- 35122 Padova (International Office Desks at Schools/Departments are also available)

Phone: +39 049 8273061

  International Projects Unit

Main activities

  • Advising and technically supporting application procedures to participate in higher education, training and European and international cooperation projects
  • Managing and overseeing Erasmus+ projects
  • Supporting training and information activities on topics concerning the internationalisation of education and European projects
  • Managing teacher and staff mobility within the Erasmus+ programme
  • Supporting activities related to the internationalisation of education through Seed Funding programmes, supporting Virtual Exchange and Blended Intensive Programmes


  Strategic Partnerships Unit

Main activities

  • Outlining regional strategies to strengthen the University's presence in different geographical areas
  • Managing strategic partnerships and related funding schemes
  • Developing, negotiating and signing bilateral agreements with foreign higher education institutions
  • Assisting departments in developing, negotiating and signing double/joint degree agreements
  • Welcoming delegations and visiting staff
  • Coordinating the Arqus European Alliance at the University of Padua by planning, managing and monitoring the Alliance activities and budgets

Office: Palazzo Anselmi, Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova


International Relations Division