Fee-waivers

The University of Padova and the Veneto Region offer several fee-waiver options. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

  Fee-waivers for students enrolling in degree programmes held in English
a.y. 2020/21

The University of Padua offers 100 full tuition fee-waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree courses held completely in English. Fee-waivers are offered for 1 academic year.

Amount of fee-waiver: you will have to pay the first instalment only (€187,00 in a.y. 2019/20) and you will be exempted from the second and third instalments of tuition fees due for a.y.

Duration of fee-waiver: the fee-waiver will be granted for 1 academic year and can be renewed:

  • for the 2nd year upon the achievement of at least 25 credits by the 10th of August 2021;
  • for the 3rd year (only for Bachelor’s and Single-Cycle degree students) upon the achievement of at least 80 credits by the 10th of August 2022.

After the duration above indicated, beneficiary students will be required to cover their tuition fees until graduation.

Who can apply: talented prospective international students from all over the world, having obtained their previous degree outside Italy, and wishing to enrol in one of the degree courses held in English at the University of Padua.

How to apply: you can be considered for the selection procedure, under penalty of exclusion, if you:

  • do not possess an Italian citizenship (except for dual citizenship including Italian);
  • hold a non-Italian foreign secondary school diploma (for Bachelor's or Single cycle degrees applicants) or a non-Italian Bachelor's degree (for Master's degrees applicants) allowing admission to the Italian University system;
  • apply to a degree programmes completely taught in English at the University of Padua. Please remember that you can apply up to 3 degree programmes.

If you meet the requirements, you will be automatically included in the selection procedure. There is no separate application or additional specific documents to be submitted besides those required to apply for the selected degree programme.

The best candidates of each degree programme (100 in total) will be awarded the fee-waivers based on their curriculum, personal motivation, language skills, etc.

Acceptance: you must accept the offer of admission received from the International Office  – Welcome Unit, pay the admission fee within the deadline indicated in Offer Letter and be able to comply with the conditions to finalise your enrolment at the University of Padua.

Info: international.admission@unipd.it

  Partial or total fee waivers for low-income students

The University of Padova provides various partial and total exemptions for the tuition fees, such as for example:

  • Exemption for students with disability: Students with disability enrolled in degree courses, PhD courses and specialisation schools, who have a level of disability officially recognised between 66% and 100% by NHS commissions or with disability recognised as per article 3, par. 1 of Law 104 of 5 February 1992, are fully exempted from paying the all-inclusive fee; students with disability enrolled in degree courses, PhD courses and specialisation schools, who have a level of disability officially recognised between 50% and 65% by NHS commissions and with an ISEE up to € 28,000.00, are partially exempted. The application for exemption is considered submitted by informing the University of the disability using the student’s reserved area on Uniweb and then by handing in the certification to the Student Service Office (in person in Via Portello 23 in Padova or by email to inclusione.studenti@unipd.it).
  • Exemption for working students: students who are simultaneously engaged in work activities, with an annual income for 2018 or 2019 of at least € 3,500.00 are granted reduction of the all-inclusive fee based on their ISEE.
  • Exemption for students belonging to the same household: students belonging to the same household with ISEE up to € 30,000.00 who are simultaneously enrolled in Padova University first, single, second cycle degree or Ph.D. and specialization courses for academic year 2019/20, are granted a reduction of euro 300 each
  • Exemptions for parents: female and male students are granted the exemption of the second and the third instalment due for the academic year of their children’s birth
  • Exemption for merit for newly enrolled students: such exemption is granted to students enrolled for the first year of first and single cycle degree courses: if the high school diploma final mark is equal to 60/60 or 100/100; second cycle degree courses: if the final mark of the first degree course is equal to 110/110 or 110/110 cum laude.

Some of the exemptions in the prospectus below are applied automatically by the University, others need the online request of economic benefits in Uniweb (Richiesta di Agevolazioni - Application for benefits) from 1 July to 30 November. For detailed information, please check Key Documents.

Ufficio Servizi agli studenti

Via Portello, 31 - 35129 Padova,
Tel. +39 049 8273131 (Call Centre) - Fax +39 049 8275030,
e-mail: benefici.studenti@unipd.it,
Opening hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10-13; Tuesdays 10-13 and 15-16.30; Thursdays 10-15; Fridays 10-13 only on reservation