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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.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Humanities & Culture
Psychology Delivery method Length Location
Psychological Science On campus 3 years Padua
Science
Animal Science
Animal Care On campus 3 years Padua
Master's degree
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration On campus 2 years Padua
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation On campus 2 years Padua
Computer Science & IT
Cyber Security
Cybersecurity On campus 2 years Padua
Data Science & Analytics
Data Science On campus 2 years Padua
Physics of Data On campus 2 years Padua
Information Technology
ICT for Internet and Multimedia On campus 2 years Padua
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering On campus 2 years Padua
Engineering & Technology
Mathematical Engineering On campus 2 years Padua
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Medical Biotechnologies On campus 2 years Padua
Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies On campus 2 years Padua
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering On campus 2 years Padua
Industrial Engineering
Control Systems Engineering On campus 2 years Padua
Health & Well-Being
Medicine
Medicine and Surgery On campus 6 years Padua
Humanities & Culture
Economics
Economics and Finance On campus 2 years Padua
International Studies
European and Global Studies On campus 2 years Padua
Local Development On campus 2 years Padua
Mobility Studies On campus 2 years Padua
Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology On campus 2 years Padua
Law
Human Rights and Multi-level Governance On campus 2 years Padua
Science
Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture On campus 2 years Padua
Astronomy
Astrophysics and Cosmology On campus 2 years Padua
Biology
Molecular Biology On campus 2 years Padua
Environmental Science
Forest Science On campus 2 years Padua
Food Science & Technology
Biotechnologies for Food Science On campus 2 years Padua
Italian Food and Wine On campus 2 years Padua
Geography
Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources On campus 2 years Padua
Physics
Physics On campus 2 years Padua

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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 

ANVUR

#16

Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019

#161-170 

QS Employability Ranking 2019

#234

QS Ranking 2020

#201-250

Times Higher Education Ranking 2019

#201-300 

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

Campuses

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.

Student lifestyle

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.

Accommodation

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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Contact

University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua
Italy

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