Scholarships

The University of Padua, 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 Padua.

  Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme - a.y. 2021/22

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. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. Successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

Amount of scholarship: fee-waiver + €8,000 scholarship (gross amount) per a.y. The only amount to be paid by beneficiary students for each year consists of an admission fee, corresponding to the regional tax and marca da bollo.

Duration: the Padua International Excellence Scholarship has a maximum duration of:

  • 2 continuous years for Master’s degree candidates;
  • 3 continuous years for Bachelor’s and Single-Cycle degree candidates.

After the duration indicated above, beneficiary students will be required to cover their own expenses as well as tuition fees until graduation.

Who can apply: highly talented prospective international students from all over the world wishing to enrol in one of University of Padua Bachelor's or Master's degrees completely held in English.

How to apply: you can be considered for the selection procedure, under penalty of exclusion, if you meet the requirements below.

  1. Do not possess an Italian citizenship (except for dual citizenship including Italian);
  2. hold a non-Italian foreign secondary school diploma (for Bachelor's or Single-cycle degrees applicants) or a non-Italian Bachelor's degree (for Master's degrees applicants) allowing admission to the Italian University system;
  3. do not reside in Italy;
  4. apply to one or more of the abovementioned degree programmes completely taught in English at the University of Padua. Please remember that you can apply up to 3 degree programmes.

If you meet these requirements, you will be automatically considered for the selection procedure. There is no separate application or additional specific documents to be submitted besides those required to apply for the selected degree programme.

Selection criteria: the Academic Commitee of each degree programme shortlists eligible applicants and awards the most deserving candidates the scholarships, based on academic excellence in their field of study, quality, and records from their prior learning.

Selection results: Scholarships are mainly reserved for candidates applying for the first application period; on an exceptional basis, the Academic Committees may decide to award the scholarship to eligible candidates of the second application period. 

Scholarships selection results will be published at www.unipd.it/en/assessement-results:

  • from 10 March 2021 in the case of unlimited access degree programmes (1st application period: 2 November 2020– 2 February 2021);
  • from 8 April 2021 in the case of limited access degree programmes (1st application period: 7 January 2021– 7 March 2021);
  • from 7 July 2021 in the case of the study tracks in Management Engineering and in Earth Dynamics and in the case of unlimited access degree programmes for which no scholarships were awarded in the first application period. (application period: 2 March 2021 – 2 June 2021);
  • following publication of IMAT test results in the case of the Single-cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery. 

For the sole purpose of this selection, the Committees shall consider only the applications received no later than 2 June 2021 for the study track in Management Engineering of the Master's degree programme in Ingegneria gestionale and the study track in Earth Dynamics of the Master's degree programme in Geologia e geologia tecnica for the first application period, and, for the second application period, for unlimited access degree programmes for which no scholarships were awarded in the first application period. 

Acceptance: if you are offered a Padua International Excellence scholarship you will receive a Padua International Excellence scholarship offer indicating the procedure and the deadline to accept it. To receive the scholarship, you must not benefit from other grants and be able to comply with the conditions to finalise your enrolment at the University of Padua. You will receive the first instalment upon your arrival in Padua. The merit conditions required to maintain the scholarship are detailed in the Call for applications.

Payments arrangements and maintenance requirements: the scholarship  will be paid in two (2) instalments of  €4,000 (gross amount) each per academic year upon achievement of the merit requirements indicated in the Call for applications.

Revocation: the University of Padua will revoke your scholarship if:

  • you do not obtain at least 20 ECTS by 30th November 2021
  • you decide to transfer to another University or withdraw from your studies.

In the above cases, you shall refund the amount of the scholarship already received.

Detailed information on the Padua International Excellence Scholarships will be available in the Call for applications (to be published soon).

Info: Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit: international.admission@unipd.it

  Regione Veneto Scholarships

Please note that the next Call for applications (A.Y. 2021/22) will be published in June 2021

N.B. for students enrolling in the second year of studies in the A.Y. 2020/21
Considering the exceptional situation that occurred during A.Y. 2019/2020, the verification of the achievement of 20 ECTS credits for students enrolled in the first year of A.Y. 2019/20 is postponed from 30th November 2020 to 28th February 2021

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.

Who can apply: any student meeting the below criteria:

  • have a low family income (ISEE below euro 23,626.32 and ISPE below euro 36,399.72)
  • have been admitted to one of the University of Padua 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 the guide for further information.

When to apply for the a.y. 2020/21: from 15th July to 30th September 2020.

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.

Payments: students enrolled in the first year shall receive the scholarship in two instalments. The first one is paid by December 2020; the second one is paid in several periods of the year, in April, July and September, only if the student earn 20 ECTS credits by 10th August 2021 at the latest.
Students enrolled in years subsequent to the first shall receive the scholarship in one single instalment by December 2020.

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 the guide for further information.

Info: Student Service Office - Tel. +39 049 8273131 (Call Centre), e-mail: benefici.studenti@unipd.it

  Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships - a.y. 2021/22

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. If you are admitted, you will attend both the course units at the University of Padua and the internal courses of the Galilean School, and you 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 be expected to obtain one before July 31st or September 30th 2021, depending on the chosen programme at the University of Padua) a non-Italian Bachelor's degreee;
  • have been admitted OR are eligible to be admitted to a Master's degree programme at the University of Padua;
  • be no older than 26 at the time of application

Available degree programmes: you may choose any Master's degree programme offered by the University of Padua

When to apply: from 18th January to 7th March 2021

How to apply:

  1. Pre-enrol in at least one Master's degree programme e at the University of Padua
  2. Send your cover letter to galilean.school@unipd.it      
  3. Have two referees send a reference letter to galilean.school@unipd.it

You can find the Call and related documents containing the details about the application process on the School’s website

The scholarship package includes: 1 round trip ticket from/to your home country (up to €1,500); free board and accommodation at University of Padova canteens and residences; reimbursement of documented expenses such as books, etc.; up to €5,000 living allowance. See the Call for detailed information, requirements to maintain the scholarship, etc.


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
http://www.scuolagalileiana.unipd.it/en/

Subject area related scholarships

  Scholarships offered by Departments - a.y. 2021/22

The following Departments offer additional scholarships to international students:

Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE)

The amount of each scholarship is €5,760.37 per academic year. The Scholarship is granted for two (2) academic years.

Department of Biomedical Sciences

The amount of the scholarship is €5,500.00 per academic year. The scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science (BCA)

The amount of each scholarship is €2,400.00. The Scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Industrial Engineering (DII)

The amount of the scholarship is €7,500.00 The Scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Information Engineering (DEI)

The amount of each scholarship is €5,500.00. The Scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TESAF)

The amount of each scholarship is €5,500.00 per academic year. The scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Mathematics “Tullio Levi-Civita” (DM)

The amount of each scholarship is €5,530.00 per academic year. The scholarship is granted for two (2) academic years.

Department of Medicine

The amount of each scholarship is €5,500.00 per academic year. The scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

Department of Physics and Astronomy (DFA)

The amount of each scholarship is €8,000.00 per academic year. The scholarship is granted for two (2) academic years.

Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies (SPGI)

The amount of each scholarship is €5,760.37. The Scholarship is granted for one (1) academic year.

How to appy: you can be considered for the selection procedure, under penalty of exclusion, if you:

  • do not possess an Italian citizenship (except for dual citizenship including Italian);
  • hold a non-Italian secondary school diploma (for Bachelor's degree applicants) or a non-Italian Bachelor's degree (for Master's degree applicants);
  • do not already reside in Italy;
  • apply to one or more degree programmes completely taught in English mentioned above. Please remember that you can apply up to 3 degree programmes.

If you meet these requirements, you will be automatically considered for the selection procedure. There is no separate application or additional specific documents to be submitted besides those required to apply for the selected degree programme.

Selection criteria: the Academic Commitee of each degree programme selects the candidates eligible for the scholarship on the basis of their academic excellence and premise in the proposed field of study, academic quality and results of prior learning.

Selection results: all selection results will be published at www.unipd.it/en/assessement-results according to the following timeline:

  • starting from 10th March 2021 - for open access degree programmes (application period: 2nd November 2020 – 2nd February 2021);
  • starting from 8th April 2021 - for limited access degree programmes (application period: 7th January – 7th March 2021);
  • after the publication of the IMAT test results - for the single-cycle degree in Medicine and Surgery.

Acceptance:  if you are offered a Departmental scholarship you will receive a Departmental scholarship offer indicating the procedure and the deadline to accept it. To receive the scholarship, you must not benefit from other grants and be able to comply to comply with the conditions to finalise your enrolment at the University of Padua. You will receive the first instalment upon your arrival in Padua. The merit conditions required to maintain the scholarship are detailed in the Call for application.

Info: Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit: international.admission@unipd.it

  Scholarships for the Master's degree programme in Scienze storiche - study track 'Mobility Studies' - a.y. 2021/22

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Master’s degree in Scienze storiche - study track 'Mobility studies' for A.Y. 2021/22 can apply for one of the 5 scholarships offered by the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World. The amount of each scholarship is € 4,500 (gross amount) per academic year. The scholarship is granted for two (2) academic years.

How to apply

  • If you have an international entry qualification, you should submit your application for the Master’s degree in Mobility Studies via apply.unipd.it 
  • If you have an Italian entry qualification, please refer to the dedicated Call for admission.

In both cases, in order to be considered for the scholarship selection procedure, you must submit the scholarship application form and the required documents to the Department of Historical and Geographical Sciences and the Ancient World by 2nd June (12.00 AM CET), following the indications provided in the Call for applications.

Other National and International Scholarships

  Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - a.y. 2020/21

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. Master's degree programmes  (Laurea magistrale)
  2. PhD courses
  3. Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)

Age requirements:

  1. Master's degree 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:

  • Italian-taught coursesB2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The language certificate is to be submitted together with the application: https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it
  • English-taught courses: no Italian-language requirement; English-language: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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

When to apply: before October 2, 2020.

Amount of scholarship€900 monthly allowance on a quarterly basis.

Further informationhttps://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en

 

  Invest Your Talent - a.y. 2020/21

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.

In addition to the scholarships provided by the IYT project, the University of Padua will award 2 additional scholarships to students selected by the Invest Your Talent Technical Committee who have chosen the University of Padua as their destination.

Who can apply: the programme is open to talented students who completed at least a Bachelor's 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 Master's degree programmes completely taught in English offered by the University of Padua:

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 are open between November and January. Precise deadlines are published on the official programme website.

Amount of scholarship: The scholarship consists of a monthly amount of 900 euros (net) for the duration of 9 months and it could be renewed for the second year of the Master's Degree, upon the achievement of at least 30 ECTS credits. To be granted the scholarship, students are also required to complete a 3-months compulsory internship in an Italian enterprise.

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 website

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  University Corridors for Refugees - 3.0 (Ethiopia - 2021/2023)

In cooperation with UNHCR, the University of Padua offers 2 scholarships for the A.Y. 2021/22 to refugee students.

Amount: the scholarship include full tuition fee-waivers, accommodation, meals at university canteens and many free services offered by local partners.

Duration: 2 years

Who can apply: students who meet the following requirements:

  1. are residing in Ethiopia and have been recognized the refugee status in collaboration with UNHCR
  2. hold a qualification valid for admission to the chosen second-cycle degree programme
  3. the qualification must be awarded by a higher education institution duly accredited and must grant access to a second-cycle degree programme in the relevant foreign system
  4. have obtained their qualification not before 2016 and no later than March 31st, 2021
  5. Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 according to the Ethiopian tertiary education grading system or equivalent according to the conversion table issued by the Italian Ministry of Education  
  6. Meet the specific admission requirements of the second-cycle degree programme of interest, or will meet such requirements by the deadline of enrolment

Please note that the scholarship cannot be granted to students who have obtained other scholarships funded by Italian public institutions (e.g.: Regional Scholarship).

How to apply: apply.unipd.it (deadline: 1st April 2021)

  100 scholarships for refugee students/students with international protection - a.y. 2020/21

According to the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI), in cooperation with ANDISU (Italian Association of Right to Study Organizations), the Italian Ministry of Interior offers 100 scholarships for the A.Y. 2020/21 to refugee students or students who obtained international protection in Italy by 30th July 2020.

Amount: the scholarship include full tuition fee-waivers and free student services such as accommodation, meals at university canteens, etc.

Duration: 1 year

Who can apply: students having the status of refugees or subsidiary protection and belonging to the following categories:

  1. Winners of the previous calls in the A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/2018, A.Y. 2018/2019 and A.Y. 2019/2020 who are entitled to obtain the scholarship in A.Y. 2020/2021 if they have obtained the minimum number of ECTS credits indicated in the Call for applications
  2. Students with suitable entry qualification, obtained in Italy by 25th July 2020, who enrol for the first time at an Italian University in a Bachelor's or Master's degree or PhD programme - A.Y. 2020/21

Please note that the scholarship cannot be granted to students who have obtained other scholarships funded by Italian public institutions (e.g.: Regional Scholarship)

How to apply: https://borsespi.laziodisco.it/ (deadline: 30th July 2020)

Call for applications

PhD Scholarships

  China Scholarship Council - University of Padova Scholarships

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 10, 2020 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, 2019