Scholarships for international students

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Degree-seekers scholarships awarded by the University of Padua

Merit-based scholarships


The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee-waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programmes held completely in English.
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  Padua International Excellence Scholarship

The University of Padua offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
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  Departmental scholarships

Some Departments offer additional scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a degree programme completely held in English in Padua.

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  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. 
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Scholarships awarded by other national or international organisations

  Regione Veneto Scholarships

The University of Padua, through the Veneto Region funding, supports low-income students (both Italian and international) enrolling in Bachelor's, Single-cycle or Master's degrees and PhD courses.
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  Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI

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).   

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  Invest Your Talent

Invest Your Talent in Italy supports talented international students wishing to enrol in English-taught Master's degree programmes in the fields of Engineering and Information Technologies, Management and Economics at top-ranked Italian universities, including the University of Padua. 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.

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  Arqus Talent Scolarship Fund

The Arqus European University Alliance is pleased to offer one scholarship through its Arqus Talent Scholarship Fund, designed to attract and retain talent at postgraduate level from around the world.

This scholarship opportunity is reserved to postgraduate students who want to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme at one of the Arqus partner universities (Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon 1, Maynooth, Minho, Padua, Vilnius and Wroclaw) including a compulsory mobility at a second Arqus partner university. 

Priority will be given to students with fewer opportunities, refugees/asylum seekers and applicants with a Bachelor’s degree not obtained at the Arqus university where they will undertake the master’s degree or where they are currently enrolled.

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If you have any further questions, please send an email to 

Students can apply from 2nd April to 30 June 2024 (23:59 CEST).

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Opportunities for refugees

Find out the actions and opportunities of the University reserved for refugee students in the relative webpage.

  Students at risk: scholarships to support students

The University of Padua offers up to 22 scholarships to support students at risk.

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Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova
Get in touch with the Global Engagement Office

For academic related information, please contact the programme coordinator/secretariat.
tel. +39 0498273131