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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 Humanities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science and Medicine. As highlighted by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 it ranks among the top #35 in the world in Classics & Ancient History and top #151-200 in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Linguistics.

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 78 Italian-taught 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 undergraduate programs are offered in English :

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Medicine and surgery (6-year one cycle master degree program)

The following graduate programs are offered in English :

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

The Ancient Mediterranean World: History, Archaeology and Art

Besides the above-mentioned programs, the University of Pavia offers also 3 post graduate programs in English:

  • Cooperation and development
  • Design and development of vehicle dynamics
  • Race engineering

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

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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. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.

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Based on 6 reviews.

I applied to this program back in 2018, right after my Bachelor’s. I was not exactly sure which path I wanted to follow career-wise, but I was sure I wanted to continue my studies with a Master’s program in English – and, at the time, this was one of the only IR Master’s Programs in English in all Italy. The Program is well organized and student...
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I would have to say that through this master program I have learned many computer aided programs for analyzing, modelling and simulating engineering projects. That is exactly what an engineering student needs for his future job prospects. In fact, professors in every lesson besides teaching theoretical subjects, showed us how we can use the appl...
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I found this course well organized and scheduled. Subjects were of mine particular interest and I also got the possibility to exchange some default course with others based on my own idea of curriculum. Teachers explain pretty well and are helpful/available for clarifications. Now that the University of Pavia is going through a strong internatio...
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University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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