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Entry/Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for BA/BSc programs:

  • High school diploma after completing at least 12 years of schooling;
  • Passing any specific national exam of your home country that are required to access higher education (e.g. Chinese GaoKao, Brazilian Vestibular).

Minimum requirements for MA programs:

  • BA/BSc in subjects related to the MA/MSc of your interest;
  • Transcript of records with exams and grades;
  • English proficiency for Degree programs taught in English (see specific requirements of each program);

Documents required for both BA, BSc/MA, MSc applications are to be officially translated into Italian together with the Declaration of Value*.

A national entry test is required to be admitted to the following degrees: Architecture, Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Health Professions Programs.

A local entry test is required by a number of BA and MA programs, see the course catalogue.

Application Deadlines and/or Starting Dates

Applications for 2022/2023’s intake open on 15th November 2021 until 31st May 2022*.

The academic year starts in September 2022.

* Limited enrollment programs will have a different starting date and the deadline. Please get in touch to receive further instructions.

Tuition Fees

Fees for EU students are based on students’ family income and on the field of study. Fees range from about 156 EUR to 4800 EUR per year.

Non-Eu student fees are set according to their country of citizenship and course of study. Fees range from 400 EUR to 4500 EUR per year.

To learn more about countries and their corresponding rates, please get in touch by completing the contact form.

Scholarships & Funding

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In order to strengthen the presence of international students and foster the creation of an ever more global community, the University of Pavia is awarding 150 tuition fee waivers providing exemption from the payment of University tuition fees to all foreign students enrolling in selected degree programs in the 2022/2023 academic year.

EDiSU Pavia scholarship

Edisu scholarship benefits for all level applicants include:

  • Accommodation in a Residence;
  • One meal per day at the canteens;
  • A sum of money, according to the student’s economic situation.


Two Master’s Degree programs (Civil engineering for mitigation of risk from natural hazards and Molecular biology and genetics) award scholarships to the most deserving International applicants, according to a merit-based evaluation.

The scholarship provides a monthly grant.


The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships to applicants from specific countries, fulfilling some merit requirements and enrolling in 3 Master’s Degree courses (Electronic engineering; International business and entrepreneurship; Economics, finance and international integration) and 1 Vocational program (Cooperation and development).

The scholarship provides a Tuition Fee exemption (Regional Tax excluded) and a monthly grant, and also includes an internship in an Italian company.


The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also assigns scholarships to applicants from specific countries, fulfilling some merit requirements and enrolling in Master’s Degree and PhD programs.

The scholarship provides a Tuition Fee exemption (Regional Tax excluded) and a monthly grant.

Please get in touch to receive further instructions.

What our students say

“What you expect when you plan a visit to an Italian town is to see ancient buildings, to experience grand medieval architecture, and to enjoy being part of a unique and lively environment. Pavia is this kind of town. The old University, its perfect location, the good public services around town, and the availability of study facilities offer the necessary conditions to facilitate the learning process. Thanks to the work of the many students’ organizations, entertainment is guaranteed: you will never be bored here!”

Ruslan Minich, Ukraine, graduate in World Politics and International Relations

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