FAQ – COVID-19 effects on international prospective students

We appreciate that you may have lots of questions regarding your life as a prospective student at the University of Padua. Some of the answers can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions hereunder. If you are unable to find the answer you are looking for, our team is ready to help: international.admission@unipd.it.

Documents and entry requirements

  My school/University is closed and I cannot get my official Transcript of Records. Can I still apply?

Yes, but you should at least provide evidence of your academic history through an unofficial Transcript of Records (student copy). If this is the case, please add a note to your online application.

  My school/University is closed and I will not be able to get my final qualification by 31st July 2020. What shall I do?

You should attach to your online application a provisional certificate issued by your School/University, stating that you have successfully completed High school/ Bachelor’s degree programme. The official certificate should be provided upon  enrolment and no later than 31st October.

  The University Entrance Examination in my country has been postponed and I will not be able to provide the results by 31st July 2020. What shall I do?

You should attach to your online application a certificate issued by your School, stating that the University Entrance Examination has been postponed until [new date] due to COVID-19. The results of the University Entrance Examination should be provided upon enrolment and no later than 31st October.

  My graduation session has been postponed and I will no longer be able to graduate by 31st July 2020. What shall I do?

You must attach to your online application a provisional certificate issued by your School/University stating that the graduation has been postponed until [new date] due to COVID-19.  Please note that your official final diploma must be provided upon enrolment and no later than 31st October.

  I was supposed to take the English test, but the exam has been cancelled. What shall I do?

Evidence of language proficiency should be provided upon enrolment and no later than 31st October. Please add a note to your online application.

Master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology: applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency by 31st July. If the English test has been cancelled due to COVID-19, they must provide official proof.

Visa related issues - travel bans

  How can I get the visa?

Italian Embassies and Consulates are progressively reopening. We do recommend you to check their websites regularly to make sure that you can submit your visa application as soon as the service is actually resumed.

  Am I allowed to travel to Italy?

Please note that, starting from 1st July, you are allowed to come to Italy for study purposes from any country: please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website for further information.

Academic year 2020/21 schedule

  How and when can I complete my enrolment?

Admitted applicants can complete their enrolment as soon as they arrive in Padua. Alternatively, if they are not allowed to travel to Italy, they can finalize their enrolment online.

Please note that enrolments will be accepted until 31st October.

  Is there any change in the Academic Year 2020-2021 calendar?

The calendar has not been changed. Nevertheless, if any change is applied, all students will be promptly informed.

  Has the start of the lessons been rescheduled?

No, classes are scheduled to start as usual at the beginning of October 2020. Nevertheless, if any change is applied, all students will be promptly informed.

  Will the classes be online during the 1st semester 2020/21?

The teaching mode for the 1st semester of the academic year 2020/21 will be either dual (simultaneously in the classroom and online) or blended (partly online and partly in classroom). In any case, all classroom activities will be made available online.

  Could I start classes online and then travel to Italy?

Yes, you could; however, we strongly advise you to come to Padua as soon as you obtain your study visa so that you can make the most of university life.