How to apply

The University of Padua welcomes applications from well-qualified international students. You are considered an “international student” if you hold a non-Italian academic diploma, degree or equivalent.

Apply for a full degree course

  Bachelor's degrees

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor’s degree or a single-cycle degree, you need a minimum 12-year school record.

If you have been awarded a final diploma after a shorter programme of study (i.e. less than 12 years), in order to become eligible you must:

  • have attended at least 1 (in case of 11 years of schooling) or 2 (in case of 10 years of schooling) years of academic studies and passed all the scheduled exams.

OR

  • have obtained a post-secondary qualification  in a non-University higher education institution, certifying the additional one or two years of education. 

OR

  • have successfully completed one or two year preparatory courses (Foundation courses) to compensate for the missing years of schooling.

If in the country where you achieved your qualification a entrance exam is set for the admission to the University (e.g.: selectividad in Spagna, Prova de Aferiçao o Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portogallo, Vestibular o Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brasile, Gao Kao in China etc.), you must provide also a certificate which states that you have passed that test.

  Master's degrees

To be eligible for admission to a Master’s degree, you need a minimum of 15-year of previous education as well as previous specific curricula requirements in the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent foreign qualification.

  Application procedures

  •  ITALIAN-taught degree courses: applications dates vary depending on the course - check application procedures

Please note: courses at the University of Padova start in September/October of every year and January entry is not offered.

Apply for recognition of previous studies

If you are applying for a degree course and you would like to have some of your previous studies / educational activities recognized and credited to your degree, visit the dedicated page

Apply for a single course unit

If you are you interested in attending single course units and take the corresponding exams without having to be enrolled in any degree course, visit the dedicated page.

International Office - Welcome Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova
Opening hours: by appointment only

For general enquiries: +39 049 8276831 - international.admission@unipd.it

For academic related information, please contact the course coordinator/secretariat