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 courses held in English
a.y. 2019/20

The University of Padova 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.

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 Padova.

To be eligible, you must:

  • not have an Italian nationality
  • hold a non-Italian secondary school diploma (for Bachelor's degree applicants) or a non-Italian Bachelor's degree (for Master's degree applicants)
  • pre-enrol to any degree course completely taught in English at the University of Padova within the deadline (see the Call for Applications)

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means that you are not eligible for this scholarship.

How to apply: you will be automatically considered for the selection procedure if you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above (please check the section "Who can apply"). There is no separate application to be filled out or additional specific documents to be submitted besides those indicated in the Calls for applications of the chosen course.

Amount of fee-waiver: students will have to pay the first instalment only (€185,00 in a.y. 2018/19) and they will be exempted from the second and third instalments of tuition fees due for a.y. 2019/20.

Duration of fee-waiver: the fee-waiver will be granted for 1 academic year and may be renewed. Renewals could be granted upon specific merit conditions, but are not necessarily guaranteed.

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