Study in English - 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

All degree programmes (except Medicine and Surgery)

  Step-by-step procedure

  1. Choose your degree programme 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 by email 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). The application fee is not refundable. You will receive a link for the payment by email.
  6. Wait for the evaluation feedback. Please note that your application is checked by the Admissions and Welcome Unit first, and then evaluated by a dedicated Academic Committee.
    If you applied for a degree programme with an unlimited number of places, you will be notified of the evaluation via the application platform.
    If you applied for a degree programme with a limited number of places (First Call), check the admission results
  7. In order to complete your enrolment, follow the instructions provided in the How to enrol section.

  Timeline

Degree programmes with an UNLIMITED number of places

First Call:

  • 2 November 2020 - 2 February 2021

Second Call:

  • 2 March - 2 May (for non-EU citizens residing outside Italy)
  • 2 March – 2 June (for EU citizens and non-EU citizens residing in Italy

Degree programmes with a LIMITED number of places

First Call:

  • 7 January - 7 March 2021

Second Call: to be defined

Please note that:

  • some degree programmes may open the First Call to non-EU citizens only
  • some degree programmes may not open a second Call for applications

Check apply.unipd.it for more information

  Required documents

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

Bachelor's degree programmes

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in English;
  • Motivational Letter(s) in English;
  • Transcript of records;
  • Upper secondary school certificate achieved after at least 12 years of school attendance. If you have yet to obtain your final qualification, an enrolment or provisional certificate is also accepted.
  • Certificate proving the completion of 1 or 2 years of academic studies, OR a post-secondary qualification, OR a foundation course certificate (ONLY if you apply for a Bachelor's degree programme and you do not have a minimum 12-year school record);
  • Certificate of entrance examination to access university, if required by law in the Country where you have been awarded your upper secondary school certificate (i.e. Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, Vestibular or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brazil, Gao Kao in China etc.);
  • Valid ID card (ONLY for EU or EU-equated applicants) or passport;
  • Italian Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU applicants 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);

Master's degree programmes

  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) in English;
  • Motivational Letter(s) in English;
  • Transcript of records
  • Academic qualification. If you have yet to obtain your final qualification, an enrolment or provisional certificate is also accepted.
  • Valid ID card (ONLY for EU or EU-equated applicants) or passport;
  • Italian Residence permit (ONLY for non-EU applicants already residing in Italy);
  • English Language 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 originals and legalised translations of your previous qualifications. No legalised documents must be submitted at application stage, but an English or Italian translation of your entry qualification should be uploaded in any case.

Please note that NO Italian language certificate is required, since you are applying for a degree programme entirely held in English.

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Inclusion Unit to report any special needs they may have or to get information on economic benefits, and services available during class attendance.


Medicine and Surgery (English-taught)

  Available places and application process

Available places and application process

The Single-cycle degree programme in Medicine and Surgery admits a limited number of students, selected at national level by Ministerial Decree. The number of places available, the date of the admission test, the content and the procedures for selection are set forth annually by Ministerial Decree and mentioned in the call for applications.

To apply for this degree programme, registration on Universitaly is required. Candidates must pass an admission test in English (IMAT) and can proceed with registration based on places available, their ranking and on whether they achieved the minimum score set by the admission test. Please check how to enrol section for further information.

If you are a non-EU citizen residing outside Italy, please note that you must also pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence through the portal Universitaly. The form to fill out is available in both Italian and English and is composed of three sections (personal information, Embassy and degree programme, qualification). We kindly remind you to select ‘Università degli Studi di Padova’ and the degree programme in ‘Medicine and Surgery’.

More information: www.unipd.it/en/medicine-surgery

  Advise for applicants with special needs

Students with disability or specific learning disability (SLD) may contact the University Inclusion Unit to report any special needs they may have or to get information on economic benefits, and services available during class attendance.


About your citizenship

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

  EU and EU-equated citizenship

  • citizens of any European Union Member States
  • citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino
  • citizens with a dual nationality, one of which is Italian/European. Please note that, if you have an Italian nationality, you must apply as Italian, pursuant to Italian Law
  • citizens of a country outside the European Union residing in Italy and holding a valid Italian residence permit - Permesso di soggiorno which allows enrolment at university, as per existing regulations on enrolment.

  Non-European citizens residing outside Italy

Citizens of a country outside 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 as non-EU citizens residing in Italy (see above).

Candidates falling into this category can find key information and deadlines on the web page Studenti stranieri of the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Refugee status

Students who wish to inform the University of Padua about their refugee status can fill in the relevant form below and send it by email to international.admission@unipd.it together with the required documentation.

Global Engagement Office - Recruitment Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

Join our MEET UNIPD webinars for international prospective students!

For general enquiries: +39 049 8276831 - international.admission@unipd.it
For academic related information, please contact the programme coordinator/secretariat