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University of Pavia

University of Pavia

Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of linguistics, civil and structural engineering, pharmacology, life science and medicine. As highlighted by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 it ranks among the top 30 in the world in Classics & Ancient History and the first 305 in Engineering & Technology.

Like the UK’s Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Pavia is structured using a college system, dating back to the 16th century, with a striking historic campus. Comprised of 20 colleges which all have their own particular histories and opportunities to offer, UNIPV is an open community where academic achievement, traditions, parties and sporting rivalries all have their place.

University Programs

Originally created around schools of law, humanities and medicine, the University of Pavia now offers 83 courses in:

  • Engineering and architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Natural sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Health professions
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Languages and philosophy
  • Economics
  • Political sciences
  • Communication
  • Sports sciences
  • Musicology

The following Graduate programs are also offered in English :

  • Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Economics, Finance and International Integration
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences
  • World Politics and International Relations
  • Mediterranean Archeology

About Pavia

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train) within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum its city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points.

Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Students who can enjoy sport activities, at the University Sports Centre (CUS)which offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.


Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 150 to 4400 Euro. All students must pay an initial deposit of € 156.00 (~US$200) – subject to later reimbursement for lower-income students and students from developing countries. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.


Master's degree
International Business Length Location
Master's Degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE) 2 years Pavia
Master's Degree in Cooperation and Development 15 months Pavia
Computer Science & IT
Master's Degree in Computer Engineering 2 years Pavia
Engineering & Technology
Automotive Engineering
Post Bachelor Program in Design and Development of Vehicle Dynamics 1 year Pavia
Post Bachelor Program in Race Engineering 1 year Pavia
Civil Engineering
Master's Degree in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards 2 years Pavia
Electrical Engineering
Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering 2 years Pavia
Industrial Engineering
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering 2 years Pavia
Health & Well-Being
Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery 6 years Pavia
Humanities & Culture
The Ancient Mediterranean World: History, Archaeology and Art 2 years Pavia
Master's Degree in Economics, Finance and International Integration 2 years Pavia
Political Science
Master's Degree in World Politics and International Relations 2 years Pavia
Master's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences 2 years Pavia
Master's Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics 2 years Pavia
Doctorate / PhD
PhD in Computational Mathematics & Decision Sciences 3 years Pavia
Foundation / Pathway program
Foundation Year Program 10 months Pavia

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University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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