Welcome Days

The Welcome Days are addressed to all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme (Erasmus+ for Studies, SEN Coimbra Group, Swiss European Mobility Programme, ARQUS Alliance Mobility Programme, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree, Bilateral Agreements, Double & Joint Degrees).

Students are introduced to the University and the city of Padua and provided with all the information needed to ensure a great and fruitful stay at UniPD.

The Welcome Days take place at the beginning of each semester.

The events are organized by the Projects and Mobility Office of the International Relations Division

Schedule of the events: 12th September - 9th October 2022

Some events will be online (CET time zone) and some of them will be in presence.

Students will receive an email with the links in order to access the online meetings and to book a place for the events that will be held in-presence.

Beginning of the activities

The registration of the webinars are available in our MediaSpace channel, and the presentation in the dedicated Drive.

Classes start on 3rd October 2022 for most of the courses, however some degree courses can start their activities on 26th September. You should check the timetable of the courses you have in your Learning Agreement to verify the start date of each of them. Please note that the timetable is usually published in September, sometimes shortly before the start of the classes.

Some information about the start of some degree courses are summarized below.

Department of Political Science
All the degree courses start on 27/09/2022

Department of Economics
All the degree courses start on 27/09/2022, except for the courses of the first trimester of the third year of the bachelor degree in Economics (that start on 03/10/2022)

School of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine
The Master’s degree in Forest Science starts on 26/09/2022

School of Human and Social Science and Cultural Heritage
The following degree courses start on 26/09/2022:
Educational Sciences (Padova and Rovigo)
Management of Educational services and life long education
Cultural pluralism, social change and migration
Primary teacher education

School of Engineering
Some degree courses at the School of Engineering start on 26/09/2022.
The starting dates of classes are indicated in the Syllabi of the course units: www.didattica.unipd.it


The Webinars will be held on Zoom. Students will receive the invitation link via email.

  • September 12 at 11am - “Ready to start”: : all you need to know in order to start your mobility period at Unipd
  • September 14 at 11am - “How to become familiar with the teaching tools”: how to use our online platforms in order to take advantage of all the necessary tools to attend online classes and be able to sign up for courses.
  • September 15 at 11am - “Meet the University Language Centre (CLA)”: how to sign up for the Italian language course and all other opportunities provided by the University Language Centre

School/Department Welcome Meetings

You should attend the relevant Welcome meeting according to the subject-area you are assigned to. These meetings are a key opportunity to get acquainted with the new educational environment, exploring teaching activities and methodologies.

Some meetings are held online only, other ones both online and in presence.

School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – 22nd September at 1.30 pm - ONLINE ONLY
Department of Economics and Management –  22nd September at 11.00 am   - ONLINE ONLY
School of Engineering –  23rd September at 10.30 am   - ONLINE ONLY
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage – 26th September at 4.30 pm -  BOTH ONLINE AND IN PRESENCE
School of Law and Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies (SPGI) – 26th September at 4.30 pm  -  BOTH ONLINE AND IN PRESENCE
School of Medicine and Surgery – 29th September at 10.30 am  -  BOTH ONLINE AND IN PRESENCE
School of Psychology –  22nd September at 10.30 am  - ONLINE ONLY
School of Science –  22nd September at 11.00 am - ONLINE ONLY

Guided Tours of Padova by ESN (in presence)

September 24 and 25 and October 1 and 8

Thanks to the cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network Padua, you will be guided through the most interesting corners of our beautiful city and you will discover how the University of Padua and the City are deeply merged together and share a friendly and exciting atmosphere.

In order to attend this event, the registration is required. You can book only one place, so you have to choose the date you prefer. The booking form will be available on 17th September here www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus + students >  Welcome days - Guided Tours of Padova by ESN)Deadlines: 21st September for 24th and 25th September tours; 28th September for 1st October tours; 5th October for 8th October tours.

How to be internationally Italian (online meetings)

September 22 and 23 at 5.30 pm

The ESN - Erasmus Student Network Padova meets the students in order to share thoughts and experiences about culture, language, living abroad In order to attend this event, the registration is required. The booking form will be available on 17th September here www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus + students > Welcome days - ESN meetings "how to be internationally italian")Deadline: 21st September

Guided tours of Palazzo Bo (in presence)

September 26 and 27 (to be confirmed)

Students have the opportunity to explore the main campus of the University of Padua, that is located in the city's historical center. The tours are held in English.
The booking form will be available on 17th September here: www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus + students > Welcome days - Guided tours of Palazzo Bo)
Meeting point: ancient courtyard of Palazzo Bo (via 8 febbraio 2) near the Cornaro staircase
Deadline: 22nd September


Info: erasmus.incoming@unipd.it