10 Top Reasons to choose the University of Padua

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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


1) A diverse portfolio of study programmes – a multidisciplinary university offering a comprehensive range of constantly updated study programmes.

2) High-quality education – top-250 Times Higher Education university, top-160 QS Employability Ranking 2020, first in Italy for the quality of its teaching. A qualification from the University of Padua means the achievement of an ambitious objective and a recognised education.

3) World-leading research university – best Italian university for the quality of research results (ANVUR). Among the best European universities for the number of the top 10% most frequently cited publications.

4) Quality support services – 90% students satisfied with their academic career and their student life (AlmaLaurea).

5) One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe – established in 1222, the University has a glorious history and boasts among its scholars and professors Galileo Galilei and Elena L. Cornaro-Piscopia, the first ever woman to receive an academic degree from a university in 1678.

6) An international community – 2.100 international students welcomed in 2021 and a long tradition of international cooperation, participation in international networks of excellence as well as in research and education projects, welcoming students and scholars from all over the world.

7) Competitive tuition fees and incentives – the University offers competitive tuition fees in comparison to other top-ranked European universities, plus a vast array of incentives for deserving and/or low economic background students.

8) A univer- city! – a unique learning environment in a university which is deeply connected to its city and urban pattern. University students represent 30% of the city population.

9) A city, unlike any otherPadua blends historical tradition, art and culture with flourishing business and service industries.

10) Strategic location – easy connections to main Italian and international cities allow you to travel for tourism or visiting home.

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11 Oct 2021