On your arrival - Erasmus+ for Studies

  Step 1: SASSA service

Upon your arrival, the first step will be at the SASSA Service, the office in charge of students' accommodation and canteens, where you will receive the student card/badge. If you stay in a private apartment, you must still go to the SASSA Service upon your arrival.

After you have collected the badge, you will receive via email the Certificate of Arrival, attesting the start date of your Erasmus+ mobility in Padua.

SASSA Service – ESU Padova
via Tiepolo, 48 – 35129 PADOVA
Phone +39 049 7927306
Fax: +39 049 7800187
E-mail: sassa@esu.pd.it
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm; Monday and Wednesday also 3-6pm Please note that, due to the Covid-19 emergency, the SASSA service is open by appointment only (you will be emailed with instructions on how to make an appointment).

  Step 2: University's insurance and enrolment tax

You will be required to pay an enrolment fee of €24.50 covering the insurance costs (€8.50) and the revenue stamp for enrolment (€16.00). This is mandatory for all students enrolling at the University of Padua, even if already covered by other private or national insurance.

UNIPD insurance covers any accidents that may occur on the way from your house to university, while attending lectures or having your meal in an ESU canteen.

You can pay the € 24.50 fee without extra charge through PagoPA,a payment method which guarantees safe and reliable electronic payments to the public administration. To make the payment, access your personal Uniweb page and click on ‘Right to university studies, disability, disclosure, summer courses’ > Payments’. For further information on how to pay via PagoPA: https://www.unipd.it/en/pagopa

  Step 3: Welcome Days

The Welcome Days are a 4-day event addressed to all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme and to all degree-seeking international students. They usually take place at the beginning of each semester.

Further information

  Step 4: Non-EU citizens

All non-EU citizens will be contacted by the Mobility Unit of the Projects and Mobility Office and they will be assigned an online appointment on Zoom in order to receive support for the residence permit application or the Dichiarazione di presenza (declaration of presence).

On this occasion, be sure you have:

  • passport;
  • residence permit issued by an EU country (if you have one);
  • 1 revenue stamp (€16.00);
  • 4 passport format pictures;
  • tenancy agreement/dichiarazione di ospitalità (proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation), see step 5 for further information;
  • European Health Insurance Card or health insurance policy/certificate (see step 5 for further information).

  Step 5: Residence permit for non-EU citizens

The residence permit application must be submitted within 8 working days (from Monday to Friday), the first day that counts being the first full day after arriving in Italy.

The SAOS Desk will help you with the immigration procedures to stay in Italy and will check your documents and make an online appointment if necessary.

Below is the list of what you need for the Residence Permit Application/declaration of presence:

  • 4 passport format pictures;
  • 1 revenue stamp (€ 16.00), to be bought at a tobacconist’s;
  • insurance: photocopy of the policy/certificate. An acceptable medical insurance for Italian residence permit must provide evidence of a national office based in Italy to be contacted in case of emergency. You should be aware that the insurance used to obtain the visa may not comply with the requirements of the insurance needed for residence permit;
  • Confirmation of arrival: the Mobility Unit of the Project and Mobility Office will provide you with the document stating the date of arrival and the duration of the stay, required for the residence permit application;
  • photocopy of all the written pages of your passport (the main page and all the pages with visas/stamps);
  • Tenancy agreement/proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation: all students who stay in the University’s residence halls will sign a contract (“Atto di accettazione alloggio”) at SASSA Service upon arrival: a photocopy of such document will be included in the blue folder for residence permit application purposes. Students who chose a private accommodation should include in their application either a photocopy of the signed contract or the Dichiarazione di ospitalità” (proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation), which has to be sent by the landlord to the Immigration office within 48 hours after the student has moved into the apartment;
  • Italian tax identification number: this document will be provided by the Mobility Unit.

Once the application for residence permit is ready, you are required to personally send the envelope at any post office branch (“Poste Italiane”). The cost of the residence permit application, to be paid at the Post Office, is around €100.00

The Post Office will issue 3 receipts, to prove your application for the residence permit, containing the following information:

  • the date of the appointment at the Immigration Office for fingerprinting;
  • the payment confirmation of the application;
  • the username and password to check the status of your application on the following website: http://www.poliziadistato.it/articolo/view/15002/.

You should take care of these three sheets as they attest your regular stay in Italy until the police headquarters issues the actual residence permit card (it is recommended that you keep a photocopy in your wallet and leave the originals at home).

Once all the aforementioned procedures have been completed, non-EU citizens are required to send residence permit application receipt by emailing the Mobility Unit at erasmus.incoming@unipd.it. A colour scanned copy of each of the three sheets issued by the Post Office is required.

  Step 6: Scholarship payment - Erasmus+ KA107 students ONLY

Only for students coming from Universities located in:  Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Canada, Korea, Ethiopia, Russian Federation, Georgia, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan.

If the University of Padua manages your Erasmus scholarship, you will receive an advance payment of €900 in cash upon arrival.

The Mobility Unit will support you in opening an Italian bank account (free at Banca Intesa Sanpaolo for UNIPD students under 26 years).

The full travel contribution and at least 70% of the individual support (less the €900 already paid in cash) will be transferred to your new bank account no later than 40 days after your arrival.

At the end of your Erasmus stay you must notify the Mobility Unit of your exact final departure date and fill out the EU Survey for Erasmus+ beneficiaries that you will receive by email directly from the European Commission.  The balance payment will be then transferred to your Italian bank account. The balance is calculated according to the exact number of days of your stay (1 day = €28,33).

You will receive the travel contribution regardless of the means of transportation you use and the travel cost.

You must purchase the travel ticket yourself.

The contribution to travel costs is based on the travel distance between your home University address and UNIPD. Travel distances are calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission.

  • 100 - 499 km: €180  per participant
  • 500 - 1999 km: €275 per participant
  • 2000 - 2999 km: €360 per participant
  • 3000 - 3999 km: €530 per participant
  • 4000 - 7999 km: €820 per participant
  • 8000 km or more: €1500 per participant

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