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 and carefully check entry requirements and deadlines set forth by the relevant Call for applications
  2. Check which entry test is required for admission. If a TOLC test is required, strictly follow the registration instructions on the dedicated web page.
  3. The Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit will check candidates’ entry qualifications (upper secondary school certificates) gained abroad within the deadlines for pre-enrolment set forth by the Calls for application. Sign up for apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the form to start the procedure. Then, use the applicant code you received by email to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields required and uploaded all the necessary documents in PDF format before clicking on “Submit”. Do not sign up more than once using 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. Please check our video tutorial on how to fill in the pre-enrolment form. 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 you do not hold a B2-level (or higher) Italian language certificate (CEFR), you will be required to sit an Italian language test
    EU and EU-equated candidates must 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, it has to be sat in Padua (please check the relevant Call for applications)
  6. To finalise enrolment, please refer to the instructions outlined in the How to Enrol section.

  Deadlines

All deadlines are set forth by the relevant Calls for admissions which will be published in 2024 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);
  • Italian language certificate or other language certificates (if required - check entry requirements for each programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each programme);

If needed, the Admissions and Welcome unit may request a Statement of Comparability of your Upper secondary school diploma as issued by CIMEA (Italy’s Credential Information System). The certification may be obtained (upon payment) directly on a MyDiplome account. A special agreement between CIMEA and the University of Padova allows students to obtain such certification (upon payment) through a personal account on MyDiplome.

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will need to submit original and legalised copies of your previous qualifications. No legalised documents need be submitted at application stage. But, an English or Italian translation of your entry qualification has be uploaded.

Programmes
(with national-based selection)

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose one or more degree programmes.
  2. Check entry requirements and register for the admission test as per the instructions and deadlines set forth by the relevant Calls for applications
  3. Pay the application fee as indicated in the relevant Calls for applications. The fee is not refundable and has to be paid for each degree programme you apply for.
  4. Print out the application summary. NB: No confirmation email will be sent. Therefore, the application summary print-out constitutes proof of application.
  5. 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 . Please check the video tutorial on how to fill in the pre-enrolment form. Students must also prove a B2 level in Italian through a certificate or an online language test.
  6. Sit the admission test, and wait for the results to be published.
  7. If suitably placed in the ranking, follow the steps to secure your place and pay the admission fee (i.e. first instalment) as per the instructions set forth by the relevant Calls for applications.
  8. Submit the documents required to check the validity of your foreign entry qualification as per the instructions and deadline indicated to all selected candidates by from the Admissions and Welcome unit.
  9. Finalise enrolment by 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.

Tests dates 2024:

  • Medicina veterinaria, Medicina e chirurgia, Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria: TBD
  • September (TBD): Professioni sanitarie - lauree (Health professions - Bachelor’s degree programmes);
  • September (TBD): Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education);
  • September (TBD): Professioni sanitarie - lauree magistrali (Health professions - Master’s degree programmes

Master’s degree programmes

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose one or more Master’s degree programmes in Italian and carefully check their 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 received by email to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure all fields are filled in and upload all necessary documents before clicking on “Submit”. Please note that you can apply for up to three 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. A payment link will be emailed to you.
  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 at your earliest convenience and no later than 15 July 2024.
    The procedure (available both in English and in Italian) is divided into three parts (Personal data, Embassy and degree programme, entry qualification); when required, please select "Università degli Studi di Padova" and the degree programme you have been admitted to. . If you do not hold a B2-level (or higher) Italian language certificate (CEFR), you will also be required to sit an Italian language test.
  7. Wait for your application to be assessed. Please note that it will be first checked by the Admissions and Welcome Unit, and then by a dedicated Academic Committee.
  8. To finalise enrolment, please refer to the instructions in the How to enrol section.

  Timeline

Degree programmes with an UNLIMITED number of places

First Call:

  • 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024

Second Call:

  • 2 March - 2 May 2024

Third Call (ONLY EU citizens and non-EU citizens residing in Italy)

  • 2 June – 2 August 2024

 

Degree programmes with a LIMITED number of places

First Call

  • 7 January - 7 March 2024
  • For the School of Psychology, the First Call is open to non-EU citizens only.
  • For the School of Medicine, deadlines are set forth by the relevant Calls for applications, published on the University’s website from January 2024.

  Required documents

When completing your online application, please 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 - please check entry requirements for each degree programme);
  • Any other document required (please check entry requirements for each degree programme).


If needed, the Admissions and Welcome unit may request a Statement of Comparability of your Bachelor’s degree as issued by CIMEA (Italy’s Credential Information System). The certification may be obtained (upon payment) directly on a MyDiplome account. A special agreement between CIMEA and the University of Padova allows students to obtain such certification (upon payment) through a personal account on MyDiplome.

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will need to submit original and legalised copies of your previous qualifications. No legalised documents need be submitted at application stage. But, an English or Italian translation of your entry qualification has to be uploaded.

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.

Marco Polo Project

Global Engagement Office - Recruitment Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

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

tel. +39 0498273131