Study in English - 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

All degree programmes (except Medicine and Surgery)

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose your degree programme (www.unipd.it/en/english-degrees) and carefully check its entry requirements
  2. Prepare all required documents (in PDF format)
  3. Register on apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the form.
  4. Use the applicant code you receive on your email account to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields and uploaded all necessary documents before clicking on “Submit”.
    Please note that you can apply for up to 3 degree programmes. Do not register more than once by using different email addresses, otherwise your applications will be rejected!
  5. Pay the application fee (€30,00). The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each of them. In order to do that, you will receive a link by email for each programme you have applied to (please follow the Guidelines below).
  6. Wait for the evaluation feedback. Please note that your application is first checked by the Admissions and Welcome Unit, and then evaluated by a dedicated Academic Committee.
    If you applied to a degree programme with an unlimited number of places, you will be notified the evalution via the application platform.
    If you applied to a degree programme with a limited number of places, check admission results that will be published online starting from 6th April.
  7. In order to complete your enrolment, follow the instructions provided in the How to enrol section.

  Timeline

First Call for applications (all degree programmes):

  • 7th January 2020 – 7th March 2020. Ranking list (ONLY for degree programmes with a limited number of places): 6th April 2020

Second Call for applications:

  • 7th April – 7th June (non-European candidates residing outside Italy)
  • 7th April – 7th July (European candidates or non-European candidates already residing in Italy)

Please note that some degree programmes may not open a second Call for applications: check apply.unipd.it for more information.

  Required documents

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

Bachelor's degree programmes

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in English;
  • Motivational Letter(s) in English;
  • Transcript of records;
  • Secondary school final Diploma achieved after at least 12 years of schooling. If you have not yet obtained the final qualification, a certificate of enrolment or provisional diploma is also accepted.
  • Certificate proving the completion of 1 or 2 years of academic studies, OR a post secondary title, OR a foundation course certificate (ONLY if you apply to a Bachelor's degree and you do not have a minimum 12-year school record);
  • Certificate of entrance examination to access university, if required by law in the Country where you have been awarded your secondary school diploma (ie. Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, Vestibular or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brazil, Gao Kao in China etc.);
  • Valid ID (ONLY for EU – or equivalent – applicants) or Passport;
  • Italian Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU applicants already residing in Italy);
  • English Language certificate or other language certifications (if required - check entry requirements for each programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each programme);

Master's degree programmes

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in English;
  • Motivational Letter(s) in English;
  • Transcript of records
  • Academic title. If you have not yet obtained the final qualification, a certificate of enrolment or provisional diploma is also accepted.
  • Valid ID (ONLY for EU – or equivalent – applicants) or Passport;
  • Italian Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU applicants already residing in Italy);
  • English Language or other language certifications (if required - check entry requirements for each programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each programme).

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 must be submitted at application stage, but an English or Italian translation of your entry title should be uploaded as well.

Please note that NO Italian language certificate is required, since you are applying for a degree programme entirely held in English.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Disability and Dyslexia Service to report any special needs they may have or to enquire about tuition fee reductions and services available for support in relation to class attendance.

Medicine and Surgery (English-taught)

  Available places and application process

The single-cycle degree programme in Medicine and Surgery foresees a limited number of students, scheduled at national level by Ministerial Decree. The number of assigned positions, the date of the admission test, the content and the procedures for the selection are defined annually by Ministerial Decree and are indicated in the admission notice.

To apply for this degree programme it is required to register on Universitaly (June-July). Candidates must pass an admission test in English (IMAT) and can proceed to registration according to the available positions, ranking and the achievement of a minimum score set by the admission test. Please check how to enrol

If you are a non-European citizen residing outside Italy, please note that you must also pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence within the deadline (usually the end of July)

More information: www.unipd.it/en/medicine-surgery

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Disability and Dyslexia Service to report any special needs they may have or to enquire about tuition fee reductions and services available for support in relation to class attendance.

About your citizenship

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

  European citizenship

  • citizens of any European Union Member States
  • citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino
  • citizens with a dual nationality including Italian/European. Please note that if you have an Italian nationality, you must apply as Italian, according to Italian Law.

  Non-European citizens residing in Italy

  • citizens of a country not belonging to the European Union, holding a valid Italian residence permit - Permesso di soggiorno
  • citizens of a country not belonging to the European Union with a valid residence permit for study purposes, who enrolled in another Italian university in a previous academic year and would like to transfer to the University of Padua
  • Non-European staff on duty in foreign diplomatic delegations or in international organisations established in Italy and that are accredited by Italy or the Holy See, and their children.

  Non-European citizens residing outside Italy

citizens of a country not belonging to 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 a non-European citizen residing in Italy (see above)

Chinese citizens joining the Marco Polo Project

Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova
Opening hours: by appointment only

For general enquiries: +39 049 8276831 - international.admission@unipd.it

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