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The University of Padua
The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of free thought, study and research. During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society: Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei are among the fathers of modern science, Andreas Vesalius and William Harvey founded modern Medicine and Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia became the w’rld’s first woman to graduate in 1678.
The University of Padua is today a multidisciplinary institution with 8 Schools and 32 Departments offering a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes, ranging from Engineering to Business and Political Sciences, from Medicine to Humanities, from Psychology to Agriculture, from Law to Science.
The 4 Departments of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are located in the Agripolis campus, less than 10km far from downtown Padua. Other research and teaching facilities are situated in various towns of the Veneto region, such as Vicenza, Treviso, Rovigo, Chioggia-Venice etc. Students benefit from world-class educational institution and enjoy an exciting student life in Padua, where they build long-lasting relationships and grow personally, academically and professionally.
Graduates are global citizens that succeed in all professional fields and bring their expertise and dedication to excellence into the world. A degree from the University of Padua is recognised as a prestigious achievement in the labour market worldwide. The University is also the scientific and cultural heart of’Italy’s industrious North-East, providing highly specialised training for ’he area’s 5-million-plus residents and its 400,000 plus companies, a role made possible by its extensive network of campuses located across the Veneto region.
Why study at University of Padua
- The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
- During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
- Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
- Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.
Awards & Accreditations
#1 in Italy for quality of teaching and research
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019
QS Employability Ranking 2019
QS Ranking 2020
Times Higher Education Ranking 2019
ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
Student services & facilities
- 29 libraries and over 40 study rooms
- University Language Centre and University Sports Centre
- Career Service
- Guidance and Tutoring Service (including Buddy tutors, senior university students who welcome and support international students upon their arrival in Padua)
- Inclusion Unit
The University of Padua is the scientifica and cultural heart of Italy's industrious North-East, providing highly specialized training for the area's 5-million-plus residents and its 400,000-plus companies, a role made possible by its extensive network of campuses located across the Veneto region.
The 4 Departments of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are located in the Agripolis Campus, less than 10km far from downtown Padua. Other research and teaching facilities are situated in various towns of the Veneto region, such as Vicenza, Treviso, Rovigo, Chioggia-Venice, etc.
The University affords a unique learning environment and is intertwined with the town and its layout. Padua is a welcoming and charming city, ensuring one of the finest experiences of Italian arts, culture and lifestyle. It combines history (over 3,000 years), culture and art with thriving businesses in every sector. Thanks also to its close ties with the University, Padua is a lively and dynamic city offering numerous events in the fields of art, music, theatre, cinema and sport throughout the year.
During their university career in Padua, students can find accommodation:
- at ESU residences (access is granted through an annual Call for applications)
- in private Halls of residence (some of them reserve some places for international students)
- in private flats, possibly shared with other students
Scholarships & funding
The University of Padua, the Veneto Region and other private or public institutions allocate a series of funding opportunities for international students, which can be merit-based and/or income-based. Awards for specific categories (e.g. students with special sport or academic achievements) are available as well.
Padua's fees are extremely competitive when compared with those of other top-ranking universities.
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