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Are you willing to study in Italy but not sure if you can actually afford it? Good news for you: international students at the University of Padua can benefit from a wide range of scholarships (either merit-based or income-based) and fee-waiver opportunities, sponsoring your tuitions and/or living costs!


ECONOMIC SUPPORT

ECONOMIC SUPPORT

The University of Padua has always been on the front line to guarantee the right to study and equal opportunities to our students, no matter their family and economic background. In these challenging times for the whole world we have decided to allocate extra funds (15 million euros) to provide economic support to our students and their families through special initiatives: public transport subscriptions at a discounted rate, a 500-euro bonus for accommodation, a refund (up to 80%) for the purchase of a computer, and a SIM card (60GB) to support distance-learning expenses.


COMPETITIVE TUITION FEES

COMPETITIVE TUITION FEES

As we are a public University, our tuition fees are extremely competitive when compared with those of other top-ranking universities, and the maximum amount per year (up to 3,000 euros) can be significantly waived. How? Through a special certificate called ‘ISEE’, which indicates your financial standing in any given year on the basis of family status, earnings, property and expenses.  

Students with special merits (e.g. practicing sport at professional level) can also be entitled to a number of awards.


PART-TIME JOBS: ON & OFF-CAMPUS

PART-TIME JOBS: ON & OFF-CAMPUS

Finding a part-time job is a good way to support your studies. You can either look for a job off-campus or participate in annual calls for student collaborators (up to 200 hours/year) or tutors. If you do not succeed in finding a job by yourself, our Career Service Office will provide training periods in companies, public or professional bodies. 


AFFORDABLE CITY

AFFORDABLE CITY

Padua is quite an affordable city, where you can live on €700/month (unless your personal living standards are highly above average!).