Dual career student-athlete

The University recognises the dual career student-athlete eligibility for students who compete for selection as they practise a sporting discipline recognised by CONI or CIP, are represented at the Olympics/Paralympics and have achieved results of particular competitive significance.

Eligibility will be agreed if the athlete is summoned to the Italian National Team representative team, either as an overall champion or if he/she has achieved podium finishes in European or World Championships. Coaches, trainers and referees called up to represent Italy at the Olympics/Paralympics, those who play in national championships for sports clubs with which Unipd has a framework agreement and those who compete with Cus Padua in basketball and volleyball championships are also eligible.

The university may grant eligible students an annual contribution, the assignment of a tutor, the possibility of agreeing with the lecturer on a different exam date in the same session, the authorisation not to count the absence from compulsory attendance of a lesson or laboratory, psychological and motivational support, the possibility of requesting a suspension of studies for preparation for and participation in international sporting events and certification of sporting merit recognised as a student-athlete in the Diploma Supplement.

Initiatives (Italian web site)

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  Dual career student-athlete 2023-2024

For the eighth edition of the Dual Career Student Athlete organised by the University of Padua, the dual student-athlete qualification was awarded to 60 athletes who distinguished themselves in their category and speciality with outstanding results.
The following results were obtained (in the years 2022 and/or 2023):

  • 3 Italian Champion - National, European, World Podium
  • 2 European podium, with convocation with the national team
  • 1 National and European podium, with convocation with the national team
  • 2 Athletes Italian Champions, with convocation with the national team
  • 14 athletes Italian Champions
  • 16 athletes convoked with the national team
  • 20 athletes registered with the Unipd framework agreement teams

For the current edition, 56 athletes and athletes competing with the Cus Padova teams in the men's and women's basketball and volleyball championships were also recognised for their double career.

Unipd student athlete Martina Favaretto aims for the Paris Olympics after winning gold at the International Fencing World Cup in Cairo

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