Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships

The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors.

Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year. If you are admitted, you will attend both the course units at the University of Padua and the internal courses of the Galilean School, and you will be provided with free board and housing, language courses and personal study and career tutoring. As an international student, you may additionally be offered a reimbursement of travel expenses and a living allowance. You are expected to share rights and duties of all Galilean students.

Who can apply: you are eligible to apply if you

  • are a non-Italian citizen, residing outside Italy
  • hold (or be expected to obtain one before July 31st or September 30th 2022, depending on the chosen programme at the University of Padua) a non-Italian Bachelor's degreee;
  • have been admitted OR are eligible to be admitted to a Master's degree programme at the University of Padua;
  • are not older than 26 at the time of application

Available degree programmes: you may choose any Master's degree programme offered by the University of Padua

When to apply: from January 23th to March 13th 2023.

How to apply:

  1. Pre-enrol in at least one Master's degree programme e at the University of Padua
  2. Send your cover letter to      
  3. Have two referees send a reference letter to

You can find the Call and related documents containing the details about the application process on the School’s website

The scholarship package includes: a grant up to €2,500 per academic year, 1 round trip ticket from/to your home country (up to €1,500); free board and accommodation at University of Padova canteens and residences; reimbursement of documented expenses such as books, etc. See the Call for detailed information, requirements to maintain the scholarship, etc.

Info: Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori - tel.: + 39 049.8278971