Scholarships

The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

  Padova International Excellence Scholarship Programme

Starting from a.y. 2018/19, the University of Padova will be offering a selected number of full scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a first-cycle or second-cycle degree taught in English at Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

Who can apply: highly talented prospective international students from all over the world wishing to enrol in one of University of Padova first-cycle or second-cycle degree courses held in English. To be eligible, you must:

  • have a non-Italian nationality
  • hold a non-Italian secondary school diploma (for first-cycle degree applicants) or a non-Italian first-cycle / Bachelor diploma (for second-cycle / Master degree applicants)
  • have been admitted to one of University of Padova degree courses taught in English
  • not benefit of other national or international scholarships or grants.
  • be able to comply with the conditions for obtaining an Italian visa

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

How to apply: you can apply for the scholarship directly when completing the application form of the chosen Degree Course

When to apply: you should submit the application by the deadline indicated in the Call for Application (Avviso di Ammissione) of the chosen course

Amount of scholarship: max. tuition fee-waiver + euro 12.000 scholarship (gross amount). An additional scholarship (euro 7500 - gross amount) is offered for the second-cycle degree course in Forest Science

Duration of scholarships: scholarships will be offered for 1 academic year. They might be renewed for the second (and third) year upon certain conditions (academic achievements, etc.). Further information will be available soon.

Selection criteria: eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study; academic quality and results of the preceding education, etc. The highest candidate in the rankings of each degree course will be awarded the scholarship.

Info: international.admission@unipd.it

  Regione Veneto Scholarships

The University of Padova, through the Veneto Region funding, supports low-income students (both Italian and international) enrolling in first, single or second cycle degrees and Phd courses.

Who can apply: any student meeting the below criteria:

  • have a low family income (ISEE below euro 23,253.00 and ISPE below euro 35.824,56)
  • have been admitted to one of the University of Padova degree courses or Phd courses
  • comply with the conditions for obtaining an Italian visa
  • do not benefit from any other national or international scholarship or grant
  • meet the merit criteria and other additional requirements specified in the Call

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

How to apply: you can apply online by filling out the Richiesta di agevolazioni - Application for benefits, available on your personal Uniweb page. Check Key Documents for further information.

When to apply: applications usually open at the end of July and close at the end of September

Amount of scholarship: the amount of the scholarship varies according to your family income and other conditions specified in the Call. The scholarship may include both the exemption of tuition fees and a subsistence allowance, as well as free or discounted student services such as accommodation, meals at university canteens, etc.

Duration of scholarships
: scholarships will be offered for one academic year, provided that you meet certain conditions (academic achievements, number of credits etc.). The request must be renewed every academic year.

Required documents: in order to apply for a regional scholarship, you need to provide your so called “Equivalent Economic Status Index (ISEE)” which also includes ISPE. Check Key Documents for further information.

  Galileian School of Higher Education Scholarships

The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padova’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.

Thirty highly talented students, both Italian and international (up to four), are selected each year through a competitive selection procedure and/or examination. If you are admitted, you will attend University of Padova courses and 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:

  • hold (or expect to hold by 31 July) a non-Italian first-cycle/Bachelor diploma
  • have been admitted OR are eligible to be admitted to one of University of Padova second-cycle degree courses
  • be no older than 26 at the time of application

Available degree courses: you may choose any second-cycle degree course offered by the University of Padova

How to apply: apply online following the instructions provided in the official Call for Applications. Please note: in addition to the Galilean School application, you need to apply to the chosen degree course on Unipd website following standard Unipd application procedures. For detailed information: how to apply.

When to apply: between 7 February 2018, 1.00 pm (GMT+1 ) and 4 April 2018, 1.00 pm (GMT+2 )

The scholarship package includes: 1 return ticket from/to your home country (up to euro 1.500); free board and accommodation at University of Padova canteens and residences; reimbursement of documented expenses such as books, etc.; up to euro 5.000 living allowance. See the Call for detailed information, requirements to maintain the scholarship, etc.

Call for international students


Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori 
via s. Massimo 33 - 35129 Padova
tel.: + 39 049.8278938/8939/8969/8971
fax + 39 049.8278940
e-mail: scuola.galileiana@unipd.it
www.scuolagalileiana.unipd.it/en

Other National and International Scholarships

  Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both International students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).   

The aim of these scholarships is to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world. Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognised.

Who can apply: International students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).

Eligible courses: scholarship applications are open to students wishing to apply to one of the following type of courses offered by the University of Padova:

  1. Second-cycle courses  (Master's Degree - Laurea magistrale)
  2. PhD Programmes
  3. Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)

Age requirements:

  1. Second-cycle courses: applicants should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
  2. PhD Programmes: applicants should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
  3. Research Projects under academic supervision: applicants should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call.

Language requirements:

How to apply:  applications shall be sent online trough the Ministry’s website: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en

When to apply: the deadline for applications 2018/19 has been extended to 7 May by 2 pm CEST (UTC +2). Grants are awarded for a period of study from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

Amount of scholarship: euro 900,00/month (max. 9 months).

Further information: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en

 

  Invest Your Talent

Invest Your Talent in Italy supports talented international students wishing to enrol in English-taught second-cycle degree courses in the fields of Engineering and Information Technologies, Management and Economics at top-ranked Italian universities, including the University of Padova. The programme offers full scholarship packages including subsistence allowance, fee-waiver and dedicated student support services. A short internship at leading Italian companies is also foreseen as part of the programme. It is supported by the Italian Government and the Italian Trade Agency.

Who can apply: the programme is open to talented students who completed at least a Bachelor degree and come from one of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Popular Republic of China, Turkey, Tunisia and Vietnam.

Available degree courses: student applying for “Invest your Talent in Italy” can choose among the following English-taught courses offered by the University of Padova:

Engineering and High Technologies

Economics and Management

How to apply: apply online following the instructions provided on the official programme website. Please note: in addition to the IYT application, you need to apply to the chosen degree course on Unipd website following standard Unipd application procedures. For detailed information: how to apply

When to apply: applications open in December 2017 and close in winter 2018. Precise deadlines are published on the official programme website.

Amount of scholarship: 8.000 euro/ academic year (gros) + full fee-waiver + free Italian language course

Duration of scholarships: scholarships will be offered for one academic year. It might be renewed for the second year upon certain conditions.

Further information: official programme website

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PhD Scholarships

  China Scholarship Council - University of Padova Scholarships - Deadline expired

The University of Padova and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have created a scholarship programme to enable talented Chinese students to undertake a PhD programme at Padova.
The scholarships build on Padova University’s existing relationship with China. It has, in fact, extensive research links with Chinese research institutions and Universities. This scheme provides Chinese students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Padova. They are supported jointly by the China Scholarship (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Padova.

Applying to the University of Padova as a full doctoral student for CSC applicants: deadline January 19, 2018 at 13:00 (Italian time).
Admissions for CSC candidates

For more information: www.unipd.it/en/scholarships-chinese-phd-students

  Gini Foundation: Grants for Foreign Nationals

The Fondazione "Ing. Aldo Gini" supports those who plan to pursue a period of study and/or specialization in a department of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences for a period of at least six months and no more than one year.
Deadline: August 31, 2018

  15 PhD grants for foreign students fully funded by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo - Deadline expired

The University of Padova, through funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Courses. During the 3-year doctorate programme, successful candidates are entitled to full board and lodging.
15 PhD grants for the admission of foreign candidates to doctoral courses (33rd series) a.y. 2017/18 are now available.

Deadline: 28th March 2017

Successful candidates must confirm their will to enrol by 3rd July 2017 either by sending a fax to number +39 049 8271934 (a copy of a valid ID document must be attached) or by sending an email to doctoral.grants@unipd.it or formazione.ricerca@unipd.it including a scanned copy of a valid ID document.
In the communication, they will have to confirm the choice of the Doctoral Course and of the curriculum (if any)


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