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Student life at Padua

“For the great desire I had to see fair Padua, nursery of arts, I am arrived… and am to Padua come, as he that leaves a shallow plash to plunge in the deep, and with satiety seeks to quench his thirst” – William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

Six good reason for studying in Padua

The University of Padua is recognised as the best university in Italy for teaching quality (based on the 2018 evaluation of ANVUR, the Agency of the Italian Ministry of University and Research in charge of assessing university performance).

The University is one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned universities. It was founded in 1222 by students and lecturers in a bid to spread freedom of thought within study and teaching. Since then, students, researchers and alumni have deeply contributed to the improvement of knowledge, science and society.

global forestry MSc master
The Rectorate Palace.
Credit: U. of Padua media section
global forestry MSc master

Service quality – 90% of students are highly satisfied with their academic career and student experience at the University of Padua (National Graduate Survey, Almalaurea 2021).

An international community – A large and vibrant international community of staff, students and alumni support the development of the University’s missions at global level.

Financial incentives  Padua’s fees are extremely competitive when compared with those of other top-ranking universities. The University of Padua grants a large number of merit-based and income-based scholarships sponsoring international students’ tuitions and/or living costs.

Padua is a welcoming and charming city, ensuring one of the finest experiences of Italian arts, culture and lifestyle. It combines history, culture and art with thriving businesses in every sector. Efficient air, rail and road transportation links with the main cities in Italy and abroad international cities.

City of Padua. Credit: U. of Padua media section

Watch the video “10 reasons for studying in Padova”

English version – Spanish version – Chinese version

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