Study in Italian - how to apply

  • If you have an international entry qualification, please follow the instructions below.
  • If you have an Italian entry qualification, please refer to the Italian website

Bachelor's and single-cycle degree programmes (WITHOUT national-based selection)

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose one or more degree programmes on offer and carefully check entry requirements and deadlines set forth by the relevant Call for applications
  2. If the TOLC test is required as entry test for the degree programme, strictly follow the registration instructions on the dedicated web page.
  3. The Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit will check candidates’ entry qualification (upper secondary school certificate) gained abroad within the deadlines for pre-enrolment set forth by the Calls for applications. Sign up for apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the form to access the procedure. Once signed up, use the applicant code you received by email to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields due and uploaded all necessary documents in PDF format before clicking on “Submit”. Do not sign up more than once with different email addresses, or your application will be rejected.
  4. Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy must also pre-enrol online at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence through the Universitaly portal. The procedure (available both in English and in Italian) is divided into three parts (Personal data, Embassy and degree programme, entry qualification); when required, it is necessary to select "Università degli Studi di Padova" and the desired degree programme.
    If no certificate of B2 level (CEFR) or higher in Italian is held, they are also required to sit an Italian language test. They do not need to register on Uniweb.
    EU and EU-equated candidates must also register on Uniweb following the instructions set forth by the relevant Call for applications
  5. If an admission test (different from the TOLC) is required for the chosen degree programme, you must sit the test in Padua (please check the relevant Call for applications)
  6. To finalise enrolment, please refer to instructions in the section How to Enrol

  Deadlines

All deadlines are set forth by the relevant Calls for applications which  will be published in 2021 on : https://www.unipd.it/avvisi-ammissione-lauree-triennali-ciclo-unico

  Required documents

For admission purposes, coloured scanned copies (PDF format) of the following original documents are required:

  • Upper secondary school certificate (if already obtained, or enrolment or provisional certificate);
  • Valid ID card (ONLY for EU or EU-equated citizens) or passport;
  • Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU citizens residing in Italy);
  • English Language certificate or other language certificates (if required - check entry requirements for each programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each programme);

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will have to submit other documents, including legalised copies of your previous qualifications. No legalised documents will have to be submitted during application stage. However, an English or Italian translation of your entry qualification should be uploaded.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Inclusion Unit to report any special needs they may have or to get information on economic benefits, and services available during class attendance.


Programmes WITH national-based selection

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose one or more degree programmes on offer and carefully check entry requirements and deadlines set forth by the relevant Calls for applications
  2. Sign up for Universitaly
  3. Sign up for Uniweb, as per instructions in the call for applications, and submit the pre-enrolment application form within the deadlines set forth by the call for applications. Note: you can choose more than one degree programme.
  4. Pay the pre-enrolment fee (€30). The fee is not refundable. You have to pay the pre-enrolment fee for each degree programme you apply for.
  5. Print out the application summary. NB: you will not receive any confirmation email upon application submission. Therefore, the application summary print-out constitutes proof of application.
  6. Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy must also pre-enrol online at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence through the Universitaly portal. The procedure (available both in English and in Italian) is divided into three parts (Personal data, Embassy and degree programme, entry qualification); when required, it is necessary to select "Università degli Studi di Padova" and the desired degree programme. If no certificate of B2 level (CEFR) or higher in Italian is held, they are also required to sit an Italian language test.
  7. Sit the admission test, as specified in the call for applications, and wait for the selection results to be published on the dedicated web page.
  8. If you are admitted, please send the documents required to check the validity of your entry qualification to international.admission@unipd.it, within the deadlines for online enrolment application.
  9. Finalise enrolment following instructions provided by the Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit (see section How to enrol)

  Deadlines

Deadlines are set forth by the relevant Calls for applications, published on the University’s website starting from May 2020.

Tests dates 2020:

  • 1 September: Medicina Veterinaria (Veterinary Medicine);
  • 3 September: Medicina e Chirurgia (Medicine and Surgery), Odontoiatria e Protesi Dentaria (Dentistry);
  • 8 September: Professioni sanitarie - lauree (Health professions - Bachelor’s degree programmes);
  • 16 September: Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education);
  • By 25 September (the date is fixed by each University in its Call for applications): Ingegneria Edile-Architettura (Building Engineering and Architecture);
  • 30 October 2020: Professioni sanitarie - lauree magistrali (Health professions - Master’s degree programmes).

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Inclusion Unit to report any special needs they may have or to get information on economic benefits, and services available during class attendance.


MASTER’s degree programmes

  Step-by-step procedure (programmes with unlimited number of places)

  1. Choose one or more Master’s degree programme in Italian and carefully check its entry requirements.
  2. Prepare all required documents (in PDF format)
  3. Sign up for apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the online form.
  4. Use the applicant code you receive by email to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields due and uploaded all necessary documents before clicking on “Submit”. Please note that you can apply for up to 3 degree programmes. Do not sign up more than once with different email addresses, or your application will be rejected.
  5. Pay the pre-enrolment fee (€30). The fee is not refundable. You will be emailed with a link for payment.
  6. Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy must also pre-enrol online at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence through the Universitaly portal. The procedure (available both in English and in Italian) is divided into three parts (Personal data, Embassy and degree programme, entry qualification); when required, it is necessary to select "Università degli Studi di Padova" and the degree programme they have been admitted to. If no certificate of B2 level (CEFR) or higher in Italian is held, they are also required to sit an Italian language test.
  7. Wait for your application to be assessed. Please note that your application is first checked by the Admissions and Welcome Unit, and then assessed by a dedicated Academic Committee.
  8. To finalise enrolment, please refer to instructions in the section How to enrol.

  Step-by-step procedure (programmes with limited number of places)

  1. Choose one or more degree programmes on offer and carefully check entry requirements and deadlines set forth by the relevant Call for applications
  2. The Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit will check candidates’ entry qualification (upper secondary school certificate) gained abroad within the deadlines for pre-enrolment set forth by the Call for applications. Sign up for apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the form to access the procedure. Once signed up, use the applicant code you received by email to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields due and uploaded all necessary documents in PDF format before clicking on “Submit”. Do not sign up more than once with different email addresses, or your application will be rejected.
  3. Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy must also pre-enrol online at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence through the Universitaly portal. The procedure (available both in English and in Italian) is divided into three parts (Personal data, Embassy and degree programme, entry qualification); when required, it is necessary to select "Università degli Studi di Padova" and the desired degree programme. If no certificate of B2 level (CEFR) or higher in Italian is held, they are also required to sit an Italian language test. They do not need to register on Uniweb.
    EU and EU-equated candidates must also register on Uniweb following the instructions set forth by the relevant Call for applications
  4. Wait for your application to be assessed. Please note that your application is first checked by the Admissions and Welcome Unit, and then assessed by a dedicated Academic Committee.
  5. To finalise enrolment, please refer to instructions in the section How to Enrol

  Timeline

Degree programmes with an UNLIMITED number of places

First Call:

  • 2 November 2020 - 2 February 2021

Second Call:

  • 2 March - 2 May (for non-EU citizens residing outside Italy)
  • 2 March – 2 June (for EU citizens and non-EU citizens residing in Italy

 

Degree programmes with a LIMITED number of places

Deadlines are set forth by the relevant Calls for applications, published on the University’s website in 2021.

  Required documents

When completing your online application, you will have to upload coloured scanned copies (PDF format) of the following original documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in Italian;
  • Motivation Letter in Italian;
  • Transcript of Records;
  • University degree (if already obtained; or an enrolment or provisional certificate);
  • Valid ID card (ONLY for EU or EU-equated citizens) or passport;
  • Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU citizens residing in Italy);
  • Italian Language certificate or other language certificates (if required - check entry requirements for each degree programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each degree programme).

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will have to submit other documents, including legalised copies of your previous qualifications. No legalised documents will have to be submitted during application stage. However, an English or Italian translation of your entry qualification should be uploaded.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Inclusion Unit to report any special needs they may have or to get information on economic benefits, and services available during class attendance.


About your citizenship

Please check carefully the category below you most identify with, because it can affect the application process.

  EU and EU-equated citizenship

  • citizens of any European Union Member States
  • citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino
  • citizens with a dual nationality, one of which is Italian/European. Please note that, if you have an Italian nationality, you must apply as Italian, pursuant to Italian Law
  • citizens of a country outside the European Union residing in Italy and holding a valid Italian residence permit - Permesso di soggiorno which allows enrolment at university, as per existing regulations on enrolment.

  Non-European citizens residing outside Italy

Citizens of a country outside the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or San Marino AND who do not have a double nationality, including Italian or any European nationality, AND who cannot be considered as non-EU citizens residing in Italy (see above).

Candidates falling into this category can find key information and deadlines on the web page Studenti stranieri of the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

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Refugee status

Students who wish to inform the University of Padua about their refugee status can fill in the relevant form below and send it by email to international.admission@unipd.it together with the required documentation.

Global Engagement Office - Recruitment Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

For general enquiries: +39 049 8276831 - international.admission@unipd.it
For academic related information, please contact the programme coordinator/secretariat