How to apply

Pre-enrolment is now open for the 2019/20 academic year. Candidates (EU and non-EU citizens residing abroad) must complete their pre-enrolment by following carefully the instructions which can be found in the admission notices. Non-EU candidates residing abroad must present their pre-enrolment application at an Italian Embassy (see below).

The admission notices of these courses and any further information are available on, by choosing the favourite course and reading the instructions in the admission notice.

Those who are enrolling in a second-level degree course must have a valid university or post-secondary qualification which must be legalized and translated into Italian, including a declaration of the level of the qualification.

Enrollments of EU/EU equated and non-EU are following different steps:

- Citizens from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Repubblica di San Marino and Liechtenstein are considered as EU citizens; all Non-EU citizens with a residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno) or a residence card (Carta di soggiorno) for work, family, religion or political asylum are treated like a EU citizens.
In case of dual citizenship, the Italian citizenship prevails (by law 31 May 1995, n. 218 art. 19).

Application procedures and documents vary depending on your current situation (citizenship, current residence, previous degree, etc.). Select the category below you most identify with:

Admission to 1st cycle, single-cycle and 2nd cycle degrees can be:

  • with restricted number of places (ad accesso programmato): places are limited for anybody (either EU or EU-equated citizens). Applicants who choose a course with restricted number of places must read the admission bulletin board carefully, pre-enrol, check the list of admitted applicants and enrol according to the admission bulletin board rule. Non-EU applicants must check if the chosen course has a contingente riservato (a number of reserved places for non-EU students residing outside Italy)
  • with compulsory assessment test (con prova di accertamento obbligatoria): there are no limited places for EU and EU-equated citizens. However, an assessment test is provided to identify possible educational debts. Applicants who chose a course with a compulsory assessment test must read the admission bulletin board carefully, pre-enrol, check the educational debts list and enrol according to the admission bulletin board regulations.
  • with admission requirements (con requisiti di ammissione): there are no limited places for EU and EU-equated citizens, but applicants must meet the requirements of the chosen course. Sometimes it is provided a compulsory assessment test too.

Contacts: International Office

Palazzo Anselmi, lungargine Piovego 1 - 35131 Padova,
For general enquiries: international.admission(at)

For academic related information, please contact the course coordinator/secreteriat

Further information at the page