Welcoming International students

The Welcome Days are addressed to all degree-seeking international students.
The Welcome Days addressed to Exchange students and Double/Joint Degree students are available here: www.unipd.it/en/welcome-days-mobility

Welcome initiatives

The Admissions and Welcome Unit of the Global Engagement Office organises - in collaboration with other university offices and Departments - a series of special welcome activities for all the international students who have chosen Padua for pursuing their Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  • Institutional Welcome meeting (11 am on October 4) on streaming: the Rector welcomes our international students and all incoming students taking part in a mobility programme
  • Welcome Meetings held at School/Departments (September-October): information on lessons and student services, focusing on English-taught degree programmes;
  • SAOS webinars (every Thursday at 11 am from September 9 to October 21 2021 – September 23 excluded): entry procedures and residence permits:
    Click here to join the meeting
  • Workshops on Italian culture and language (October - November 2021)
    Intercultural effectiveness can help to reduce prejudice and miscommunication. The How to be internationally Italian series provide a step towards fostering cross culture understanding. These dynamic workshops provide a safe space for conversations and increase awareness about intercultural attitudes, given that cultural differences are a value to preserve. Learn how with our experts.

IN-PERSON (compliant with Covid-19 health and safety measures)

  • ESN Guided Tours of Padua: 25th, 26th September and 2nd October: in cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network Padua, you will be guided through the most interesting corners of our beautiful city and discover how the University of Padua and the City are deeply merged together while sharing a friendly and exciting atmosphere. Book your place here: www.unipd.it/relint/en (Menu International students > Guided Tour of Padua)
  • Campus Tours (from September 28 until October 29 every week from Tuesday to Friday): explore the main university facilities with a senior student. Four different routes available. Registration form.


international students

Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit

Palazzo Anselmi
Lungargine del Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova

Please book your meeting here: https://web.unipd.it/international

For general enquiries: Email - Contact us  / +39 049 8276831

For academic related information, please contact the programme coordinator/secretariat