Welcoming International students

The Welcome Days are addressed to all degree-seeking international students.

Welcome initiatives

The Admissions and Welcome Unit of the Global Engagement Office organises - in collaboration with other university offices and Departments - a series of special welcome activities for all the international students who have chosen Padua for pursuing their Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  • Welcome Meetings held at School/Departments (September-October): information on lessons and student services, focusing on English-taught degree programmes;
  • SAOS webinars (every Thursday at 12pm, from 17th September to 12th November 2020): entry procedures and residence permits;
  • Workshops on Italian culture and language (October - November 2020)
    Intercultural effectiveness can help to reduce prejudice and miscommunication. The Workshop Cafè series provide a step towards fostering cross culture understanding. These dynamic workshops provide a safe space for conversations and increase awareness about intercultural attitudes, given that cultural differences are a value to preserve. Learn how with our experts: book your participation.

IN-PERSON  (compliant with Covid-19 health and safety measures)

  • Guided Tours of Padua (October): discover the beauty of a 3,000-year-old city through walking tours organized by ESN;
  • Campus Tours (28th September-29th October): explore the main university facilities with a senior student. Four different routes available. Registration form will be available soon.

international students

Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

The Staff is available for Zoom meetings every Thursday from 10am to 1pm. Please book your meeting here: https://web.unipd.it/international/en (choose the option "Front office on Zoom")

For general enquiries: Email - Contact us  / +39 049 8276831

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