Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme

University of Padua
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 10 Mar/12 Apr/9 July 2023 (annual)
Study in: Italy
Course starts September 2023

Brief description: 

The University of Padua offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completely held in English in Padua.

Host Institution(s):

University of Padua, Italy

Field(s) of study:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees completely held in English offered at the University.

Number of Scholarships:

53 Padua International Excellence Scholarships and 50 scholarships given by Departments of the University of Padua

Target group:

Highly talented prospective international students from all over the world

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship includes a subsistence allowance of €8,000 and a tuition fee waiver. The only amount to be paid by beneficiary students for each year consists of an admission fee, corresponding to the regional tax and marca da bollo. The scholarship has a maximum duration of 2 continuous years for Master’s degree candidates or 3 continuous years for Bachelor’s and Single Cycle degree candidates.

Partial scholarships are also offered by the Departments of the University of Padua; departmental scholarships do not include tuition fee-waivers. Each scholarship’s amounts, duration, and requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility and for scholarship renewal, where applicable, are given in the sections listed on the call of applications (link found below).


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • • do not possess an Italian citizenship (except for dual citizenship including Italian);
  • • hold a non-Italian upper secondary school certificate (for Bachelor’s or Single cycle degrees applicants) or a non-Italian Bachelor’s degree (for Master’s degrees applicants) allowing admission to the Italian University system;
  • • do not reside in Italy;
  • • apply for one or more English-taught degree programmes of the University of Padua according to the procedures and within the deadlines set. You can apply for up to 3 degree programmes.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

You will be automatically considered for the selection procedure if you meet the eligibility requirements above. There is no separate application to be filled out or additional specific documents to be submitted besides those required to apply for the selected degree programme. The deadlines varies depending on the programme, either 10 March 2023 or 12 April 2023.  In the case of unlimited access degree programmes for which no scholarships were awarded in the first application period, the 2nd deadline is 9 July 2023.

It is important to read the Call for Applications 2023/24 and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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