Single course units

The University of Padua gives the opportunity to attend single course units and sit the respective examinations.

You may apply for up to five single course units of the University of Padua per academic year. You can only register for the single course units delivered in the same academic year in which you submit your application.

To have the ECTS credits recognised and validated in case of future enrolment in a degree programme of the University of Padua, you need to apply for assessment of minimum curricular requirements and credit recognition.

  Who can apply

Eligible applicants for single course units are:

  • EU citizens or EU-equated citizens, regardless of their qualification, provided that they are not enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master's or Single-cycle degree programme at the University of Padua.
  • Non-EU citizens residing abroad, provided that they pre-enrol via Universitaly and apply for a visa to the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence. For further information:

  Single course units on offer

You can choose single course units within:

Or searching by Scientific Academic Discipline Division

Degree Programmes which do not allow the choice of single course units
Degree programmes with access limited on a national basis (by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) do not allow the choice of single course units: Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Building Engineering and Architecture, Primary Teacher Education, health-related professions

Degree Programmes which allow the choice of single course units
The choice of single course units is allowed but subject to restrictions in some cases for degree programmes with access depending on a compulsory but not binding admission test and degree programmes with number of places limited by the University itself and therefore subject to a compulsory and binding admission test.


Please check the restrictions on registering for single course units on the Schools’ websites listed below (currently being updated) before finalizing the registration procedure.

  • School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine  (Veterinary Medicine - Safety and hygiene of food products do not allow the choice of single course units)
  • School of Economics and Political Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine: Medicine and Surgery- Dentistry - health-related professions at Bachelor’s and Master’s level do not allow the choice of single course units; Human movement sciences does not allow the choice of single course units, except for students who have to fulfil any additional learning requirements to enrol in the Master’s Degree Programme; Pharmacy - Chemistry and pharmaceutical techniques - Applied pharmaceutical science - Pharmaceutical biotechnologies: single course units are on offer with restrictions and therefore must be approved beforehand)
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Science: Astronomy, Biology, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Physics, Computer science, Mathematics, Optics and optometry, Materials science, Environmental sciences and technology, Geological science and Natural science
  • School of Human and social sciences and cultural heritage


  How to register

You can choose single course units within:

NB: You should check on restrictions before submitting your application.  Should there be restrictions, your application may not be accepted.

You must apply for registration exclusively on-line by sending an email to and attach the following documents:

  • registration form duly filled in Please note: only copies of the registration form scanned in pdf format are accepted, photos, screenshots or copies scanned via mobile phone are not
  • copy of a valid ID card
  • passport photo in JPG format
  • receipt attesting the payment of the revenue stamp of current value (€16).

Important: The revenue stamp must be paid through the PagoPA system
Access the main page and select Voluntary Payment to proceed with the payment. Enter your data, in the field Payment reason select DIDA12 - Stamp Duty - Single course units, in the field Reason type “Application for single course units - Name and Surname”.

Following checks on the documents provided, you will be emailed with the instructions to finalise your registration.

  Closing dates for registration

School of Science (except for degree programmes of Statistical Sciences area):

  • from Wednesday, 2 September 2020 to Friday, 2 October 2020 for annual and first semester single course units; 
  • from Monday, 1 February 2021 to Wednesday, 24 February 2021 for second semester single course units.

All other Schools:

  • from Wednesday, 2 September 2020 to Monday, 14 January 2021 for first semester single course units;
  • from Thursday, 25 February 2021 to Thursday, 27 May 2021 for second semester single course units.

Closing dates for Short Specialisation Degrees
Please visit the specific web page (in Italian). 

You must sit and record the examinations of single course units by the end of the academic year of registration (30 September).


You may submit your application (registration form) for up to five single course units per academic year.

When submitting each application (which may include registration for more than one single course unit), you must also pay the revenue stamp of current value (€16) through the PagoPA system.

Once you have received the email confirming the acceptance of your application, you must pay the registration fee for each single course unit (€200 each) to finalise the procedure.

Only for the first application and when finalising your registration, you also need to pay €24.50 (including revenue stamp of current value and insurance fee), in addition to the expected amount based on the number of activities you are registering for.

If you do not sit the examinations of the single course units you registered for, neither partial nor full reimbursement of fees is provided.


Once you have sat the examination, you can apply for a certificate of the activity carried out:

- Self-certification of the activities carried out
(Uniweb, section Didattica > Autocertificazioni);

- Certificate
instructions available on the following web page

  Student Office

Ufficio Carriere Studenti

Casa Grimani, Lungargine del Piovego, 2/3 - Padova
Tel. +39 049 827 3131 - 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  +39 049 827 3131 - Fax 049 8276434


Front Office

Call centre  +39 049 827 3131 - Fax 049 827 6939


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

Tel. +39 049 827 6444 - fax 049 827 6939 
Tel. +39 049 827 2540 - fax 049 827 2541 (Agripolis Campus)

email: (Agripolis Campus)

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

Tel. +39 049 827 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. +39 049 827 6442 - fax 049 827 6430  (School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage)
Tel. +39 049 827 6425 - fax 049 827 6415  (all others)