Scholarships and awards

The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarships and awards to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities most often proposed to international students in Padua.

Scholarships for prospective international students

Study awards for enrolled and graduate students

Regione Veneto Scholarships - a.y. 2023/24

  Regione Veneto Scholarships - a.y. 2023/24

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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PhD Scholarships

  SFRI Scholarships. Honour Tracks – Cancer 2023-2024. Deadline: June 2, 2023

The University of Lyon1 with the SFRI Scholarships supports excellent students that wish
to take up their master’s studies and PhD in France. The scholarship will start during the academic year 2023-

Within the framework of the International Development Graduate Track (SFRI – InnovInOnco), the University of Lyon1 offers a full student’s scholarship for 4 years:
• 10 months M2 scholarship – 600 €/months
• 3 years PhD grants – 40 k€/year

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Application Deadline: the deadline for applications is June 2, 2023

  Gini Foundation: Grants for Foreign Nationals - September 2023

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.
Deadline: September 15, 2023

Extraordinary Grants 2023-2024

  Esu Extraordinary Grants - Notice of Competition for A.Y. 2023-2024

Esu of Padua announces each year a Competition for the allocation of extraordinary grants intended to remedy situations of particular and exceptional economic hardship, such as to hinder or compromise the continuation of studies.

Students regularly enrolled for A.Y. 2023/2024 in a year following the first may apply for the extraordinary grant:

1. at the University of Padua for a number of years, starting from that of first matriculation, equal to the legal duration of the course plus one year
2. to courses in the upper period of the Conservatori di Musica of Adria, Castelfranco Veneto, Padua, Rovigo and Vicenza for a number of years equal to the legal duration of the course attended, with reference to the year of first enrollment plus one year
3. to first- and second-level ordinamental/experimental courses activated at the Conservatories of Music respectively pursuant to Ministerial Decree 8.10.2003 prot. no. 629/AFAM/2003 and 8.01.2004 1/AFAM/2004 for the period indicated below:
- ordinamental/experimental first-level courses for seven semesters (seven years for those enrolled in part-time study) with reference to the year of first enrollment
- ordinamental/experimental second-level courses for five semesters (five years for those enrolled in part-time study), with reference to the year of first enrollment

4. to the degree courses of the Higher Schools for Linguistic Mediators of Padua, Vicenza and CIELS seat of Padua Milan - LIMEC and ROME 
5. to the master's degree courses of the CIELS Higher School for Linguistic Mediators seat of Padua Milan - LIMEC and ROME, activated in accordance with Ministerial Decree No. 243/2020 for a period of five semesters starting from the year of first matriculation.

Application period: from December 5, 2023 - 12:00 noon to Feb. 6, 2024 - 12:00 noon