The University of Padova and the Veneto Region offer several fee-waiver options. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

  Fee-waivers for students enrolling in degree courses held in English

The University of Padova offers 100 full tuition fee-waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree courses completely held in English. Fee-waivers are offered for 1 academic year.

Who can apply

Talented prospective international students from all over the world, having obtained their previous degree outside Italy, and wishing to enrol in one of University of Padova degree courses held in English. To be eligible, you must:

  • have a non-Italian nationality
  • hold a non-Italian secondary school diploma (for first-cycle degree applicants) or a non-Italian first-cycle/ Bachelor diploma (for 2nd level / Master degree applicants)
  • have been admitted to one of University of Padova degree courses taught in English
  • not benefit of other national or international scholarships or grants, except for those issued by Regione Veneto and by the Galilean School of Higher Education.
  • be able to comply with the conditions for obtaining an Italian visa

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means that you are not eligible.

How to apply: you can apply for the tuition fee-waiver directly when completing the application form of the chosen degree course

When to apply: you should submit the application by the deadline indicated in the Call for Application (Avviso di Ammissione) of the chosen course

Amount of fee-waiver: it is a full fee-waiver. It covers the whole amount of tuition fees for a.y. 2018/19 except compulsory taxes. This implies that students who are awarded a full fee-waiver shall in any case pay a euro 185 fee corresponding to the regional tax and stamp duty.

Duration of fee-waiver: the fee-waiver will be granted for 1 academic year and may be renewed. A fee-waiver for a.y. 2019-2020 may be granted provided that the student acquires at least 25 ECTS by 10 August 2019.

Selection criteria: eligible candidates are selected for a fee-waiver on the basis of their academic quality and results of the preceding education, personal motivation, language skills, etc. The highest candidates in the rankings of each degree course will be awarded the fee-waivers.

Info: international.admission@unipd.it

  Partial or total fee waivers for low-income students

The University of Padova provides various partial and total exemptions for the tuition fees, such as for example:

  • Exemption for students with disability: Students with disability enrolled in degree courses, PhD courses and specialisation schools, who have a level of disability officially recognised between 66% and 100% by NHS commissions or with disability recognised as per article 3, par. 1 of Law 104 of 5 February 1992, are fully exempted from paying the all-inclusive fee; students with disability enrolled in degree courses, PhD courses and specialisation schools, who have a level of disability officially recognised between 50% and 65% by NHS commissions and with an ISEE up to € 28,000.00, are partially exempted. The application for exemption is considered submitted by informing the University of the disability using the student’s reserved area on Uniweb and then by handing in the certification to the Student Service Office (in person in Via Portello 23 in Padova or by email to inclusione.studenti@unipd.it).
  • Exemption for working students: students who are simultaneously engaged in work activities, with an annual income for 2017 or 2018 of at least € 3,500.00 are granted a 10% reduction of the all-inclusive fee
  • Exemption for students belonging to the same household: students belonging to the same household with ISEE up to € 30,000.00 who are simultaneously enrolled in Padova University first, single, second cycle degree or Ph.D. and specialization courses for academic year 2018/19, are granted a reduction of euro 100 each
  • Exemptions for parents: female and male students are granted the exemption of the second and the third instalment due for the academic year of their children’s birth
  • Exemption for merit for newly enrolled students: such exemption is granted to students enrolled for the first year of first and single cycle degree courses: if the high school diploma final mark is equal to 60/60 or 100/100; second cycle degree courses: if the final mark of the first degree course is equal to 110/110 or 110/110 cum laude.

Some of the exemptions in the prospectus below are applied automatically by the University, others need the online request of economic benefits in Uniweb (Richiesta di Agevolazioni - Application for benefits) from 9 July to 30 November. For detailed information, please check Key Documents.

Ufficio Servizi agli studenti

Via Portello, 31 - 35129 Padova,
Tel. +39 049 8273131 (Call Centre) - Fax +39 049 8275030,
e-mail: benefici.studenti@unipd.it,
Opening hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10-13; Tuesdays 10-13 and 15-16.30; Thursdays 10-15; Fridays 10-13 only on reservation