Study in Italian - how to apply

  • If you have an international entry qualification, please follow the instructions below.
  • If you have an Italian entry qualification, please refer to the Italian website

MASTER’s degree programmes with UNLIMITED number of places

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose your Master’s degree programme in Italian and carefully check its entry requirements
  2. Prepare all required documents (in PDF format)
  3. Register on apply.unipd.it by clicking on “Become an applicant” and filling in the form.
  4. Use the applicant code you receive on your email account to “Sign In” and complete your application. Make sure you have filled in all the fields and uploaded all necessary documents before clicking on “Submit”.
    Please note that you can apply for up to 3 degree programmes. Do not register more than once by using different email addresses, otherwise your applications will be rejected!
  5. Pay the application fee (€30,00). 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 of them. In order to do that, you will receive a link by email for each programme you have applied to (please follow the Guidelines below).
  1. Wait for the evaluation. Please note that your application is first checked by the International Office – Welcome Unit, and then evaluated by a dedicated Academic Committee.
  2. Offer Letter: if you have been selected, you will receive an Offer Letter from the International Office – Welcome Unit. The letter will contain information on the degree programme you have been admitted to. Should you have been admitted to the programme despite not having met all requirements at the time of application (e.g. Bachelor graduation for a Master application, etc.) you will receive a Conditional Offer Letter
  3. In order to complete your enrolment, follow the instructions provided in the How to enrol section.

  Timeline

First Call for applications (all degree programmes):

  • 7th January 2020 – 7th March 2020

Second Call for applications:

  • 7th April – 7th June (non-European candidates residing outside Italy)
  • 7th April – 7th July (European candidates or non-European candidates already residing in Italy)

Please note that some degree programmes may not open a second Call for applications: check apply.unipd.it for more information.

  Required documents

When completing your online application, you will have to upload original colored scanned copy (PDF format) of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in Italian;
  • Motivational Letter(s) in Italian;
  • Academic Transcript of Records;
  • Academic title (if you have already graduated; otherwise, a certificate of enrolment or provisional diploma);
  • Valid ID (only for EU – or equivalent – applicants) or Passport;
  • Italian Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU applicants already residing in Italy);
  • English Language certificate or other language certifications (if required - check entry requirements for each programme);
  • Any other document required (check entry requirements for each programme);

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will have to submit other documents including legalised copies of your previous qualification. No legalised documents will have to be submitted at application stage, but an English or Italian translation of your entry title should be uploaded as well.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Disability and Dyslexia Service to report any special needs they may have or to enquire about tuition fee reductions and services available for support in relation to class attendance.

Other Italian-taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes

  Step-by-step procedure

When applying, you must follow the instructions and deadlines provided in the Call for Applications of your chosen degree programme. Key steps are summarised below:

  1. Choose your degree programme: have a look at our academic offer in Italian
  2. Check the entry requirements: make sure you meet the course requirements indicated in the Call(s) of the chosen course(s), otherwise your application will be rejected.
  3. Register on Universitaly – ONLY for the following degree programmes:
    Medicine & Surgery - Medicina e chirurgia
    Dentistry & orthodontics  - Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria
    Veterinary Medicine-  Medicina veterinaria 
    Building Engineering & Architecture - Ingegneria Edile-Architettura
  4. Register on Uniweb, as explained in the Call for Applications
  5. Complete the online application on Uniweb by the deadline indicated in the Call. Note: More than one programme can be chosen
  6. Pay the application fee (euro 30). 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 one of them
  7. Print out the application summary. Please note: you will not receive any email confirmation upon the submission of the application. The application summary print-out is therefore the proof of application.
  8. If you are a non-European citizen residing outside Italy, please note that you must also pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence within the deadline (usually the end of July). Moreover, you are required to have a certification of at least a B2 level (CEFR) of Italian language, otherwise you will have to pass an Italian language test upon your arrival in Padua.
  9. If required by your chosen course, take the Admission test as specified in the Call for Applications. If no test is foreseen, upon arrival in Padova, submit the documents listed here: How to Enrol. Please note that you will have to submit original and translated/legalised copies of your documents (e.g. previous qualifications). You can use  Form C to request legalisations, etc. to the Italian embassy in your country.  Refer to the How to Enrol section for further information.
  10. Wait for the selection results to be published. Admission results for degree courses with an entry test will be published on the Italian website; if no entry test is foreseen, you can check your admission status on your Uniweb personal page.
  11. Complete enrolment – How to Enrol.

  Timeline

May-July 2020 (to be confirmed)

  Required documents

When completing your online application, you will have to upload the following documents:

  • ONLY for Bachelor’s/Single-cycle degree applicants: copy of your secondary school diploma (if you have already obtained it)
  • ONLY for Master’s degree applicants: copy of your degree (if you have already graduated) and Transcript of Records of your previous qualifications (preferably including ECTS statistics – where applicable) OR Diploma Supplement
  • ONLY for non-European citizens residing in Italy: copy of your Italian residence permit
  • copy of an ID document (ID card or passport)
  • any documents required by your chosen degree programme.

NB: if you are admitted to the degree programme, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents will have to be submitted at application stage, but an English or Italian translation of your previous qualifications should be uploaded as well.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Disability and Dyslexia Service to report any special needs they may have or to enquire about tuition fee reductions and services available for support in relation to class attendance.

About your citizenship

Please check carefully the category below you most identify with, because it can affect the application process.

  European citizenship

  • citizens of any European Union Member States
  • citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino
  • citizens with a dual nationality including Italian/European. Please note that if you have an Italian nationality, you must apply as Italian, according to Italian Law.

  Non-European citizens residing in Italy

  • citizens of a country not belonging to the European Union, holding a valid Italian residence permit - Permesso di soggiorno
  • citizens of a country not belonging to the European Union with a valid residence permit for study purposes, who enrolled in another Italian university in a previous academic year and would like to transfer to the University of Padua
  • Non-European staff on duty in foreign diplomatic delegations or in international organisations established in Italy and that are accredited by Italy or the Holy See, and their children.

  Non-European citizens residing outside Italy

citizens of a country not belonging to the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or San Marino AND who do not have a double nationality, including Italian or any European nationality AND who cannot be considered a non-European citizen residing in Italy (see above)

Chinese citizens joining the Marco Polo Project