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: 7th February – 5th March 2023

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.

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

Beginning of the activities

The key academic dates are available here:  https://www.unipd.it/en/key-academic-dates.

EXCEPTIONS: lessons of the third year of the degree course in Economics start on 16/01/2023. Lessons of the degree course in Dietistics start on 06/02/2023

Other exceptions can be checked in the timetable, approximately 2-3 weeks before the start of classes


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

  • February 7 at 11am - “Ready to start”: all you need to know in order to start your mobility period at Unipd;
  • February 9 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 classes and be able to sign up for courses;
  • February 10 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.

All the meetings are held online.

School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – 16th February at 2.30 pm
Department of Economics and Management –   14th February at 2 pm
School of Engineering –   16th February at 10.30 am
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage –  15th February at 11 am
School of Law and Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies (SPGI) –  17th February at 1 pm
School of Medicine and Surgery –  16th February at 2 pm
School of Psychology –   16th February at 10.30 am
School of Science –  16th February at 11.30 am

Other activities

Guided Tours of Padova by ESN (in presence)

February 25 and 26, March 4 and 5

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 starting from 13th February here www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus + students >  Welcome days - Guided Tours of Padova by ESN)
Deadlines: 22nd February for 25th and 26th February tours; 1st March for 4th and 5th March tours.

How to be internationally Italian (online meetings)

February 23 and 24 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 starting from 13th February here www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu Erasmus + students > Welcome days - ESN meetings "how to be internationally italian")
Deadline: 21st February

Guided tours of Palazzo Bo (in presence)

February 27 and 28, March 2 at 1.30 pm

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 starting from 13th February 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
Limited places available
Deadline: 21st February


Info: erasmus.incoming@unipd.it