Psychological science - a.y. 2020/21

The Bachelor’s degree discloses one of the most intriguing contemporary domains, where theoretical study and experimental clinical activities are on the same level. Enhanced by seminars and workshops, it provides strong foundations in psychology subjects, such as brain and behaviour, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Communication, Clinical Psychology and foundations of Health Psychology.


Level: Bachelor

Field of study: Psychology

Degree awarded: Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science

Start date: October 2020

Location: Padova

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: 55; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 35 (4 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Programme structure

  • 1st Year: Basic Concepts of Psychology; Brain and Behaviour; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology and Communication; Dynamic Psychology
  • 2nd Year: Statistical Methods in Psychology; Work and Organisation Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Animal Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • 3rd Year: Genes and Behaviour; Cognition and Sensory Perception; Spatial Cognition; Psychology of Language; Health Psychology

  Career opportunities

Graduates work in public or private bodies, in the field of education, and in enterprises and organisations of the third sector. Under the supervision of a professional psychologist graduates can work in services caring for the individual, groups, organisations and communities in promoting health.

  Entry requirements

  • Secondary school diploma
  • SAT Test (Scholastic Attitude Test only; the optional Essay is not required). Non-EU candidates residing outside Italy can replace SAT with a cv-based evaluation (awards, language certificates, achievements etc.). However, priority will be given to candidates with a SAT test score

  Language requirements

This programme does not require students to provide any English language certificate, nonetheless a fluent level of English (level B2 according to CEFR) is essential, being all the activities of the BA’s (i.e. lectures, exams, textbooks, etc.) totally held in English.


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on

Please read carefully the Call for Applications before applying online!

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Application timeline

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th July 2020

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2019/20. Please check:

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:


Programme Coordinator: Giulia Buodo