|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Bachelor's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Bachelor's degree in Archaeology)|
|Tuition fee||€2,529 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Secondary Studies diploma (or equivalent)
TOLC-SU. Please check the TOLC webpage
Detailed information on application procedures is available in the relevant Call for applications
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
Certificate of Italian – B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
As stated on the Procedures for entry, residence and enrolment at higher education institutions for students requiring visas for higher education courses in Italy, proof of Italian language level is required ONLY for non-EU citizens residing outside Italy. Please note that non-EU applicants residing outside Italy and lacking this requirement will have to take a preliminary Italian language test onsite before the academic year begins.
The following students do NOT need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:
Through instruction of an archeological, historical-artistic and cultural nature, the degree programme provides solid preparation on the principal ancient cultures that have succeeded one another in the Mediterranean and Europe, from pre-historical times to the Medieval Ages. The degree course also conveys the main methodological profiles of modern archeological science. It fosters learning in specialized subjects in the fields of chemistry, physics, and geology; all applied to an understanding of archeological materials and contexts.
Theoretical knowledge is then integrated with a course component that involves practical lessons (work experience) on archeological sites. These activities aim at the acquisition of methods of stratigraphic archeological excavation, surface recognition, geophysical prospecting, and the use of graphic, photographic, and topographical survey instrumentation and data processing.
The degree course also includes the study of legislation concerning cultural heritage, a command of at least one of the modern languages of the European Union, and the understanding of the primary IT instruments applied to the research, protection, and enhancement of cultural heritage sites, in particular of archeological heritage.
The degree programme prepares: archeologists for inclusion in branch offices of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (regional and archeological superintendence), local authorities (municipalities, provinces, regions), and public and private museums; individuals operating in service companies specialized in archeological excavations; experts in ancient art (qualified to classify, certify, document, or provide consultation for restoration) as well as in publicizing and disseminating multimedia information in the area of cultural heritage; consultants for the planning and management of archeological parks and sites; individuals operating in the production of archeological maps, risk assessment in rescue archeology, in data analysis processing, forecasting, monitoring and enhancement of archeological resources.