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Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of Linguistics, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science and Medicine. As highlighted by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 it ranks among the top 35 in the world in Classics & Ancient History and top 151-200 in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy and Linguistics.
Today over 24,000 students, from both Italy and overseas, study at our university. The University of Pavia is composed of 18 departments offering study programmes in all subject areas and at all levels-from Bachelor’s degrees to PhDs. Close attention is paid to each student by our 900 professors and researchers. With a wide variety of both academic and social opportunities, including a strong tradition of international exchanges, Pavia is the ideal place to study.
Originally created around schools of Law, Humanities and Medicine, the University of Pavia now offers 83 courses in:
The following Graduate programs are totally taught in English:
Pavia is located in northern Italy with 70,000 permanent residents and over 24,000 students. It is located just 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes.
From Pavia, it is also easy to reach the Swiss border; the lakes of Como and Garda, among others; as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast.
Founded in Roman times with the name of the Ticinum, it was the Longobard capital for over two centuries. Its fascination remains intact with the centre’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the River Ticino.
Cultural life in Pavia is rich with 19 museums and collections, 12 cultural centres, 4 cinemas and theatres, a music conservatory and 2 civic schools of music and arts.
Pavia enjoys the advantages and services of nearby Milan but offers a calm, captivating and cooperative environment with a higher quality of life. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places, and university sports events offers students a unique university experience.
Just like Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, Pavia has a college residence system, unique in Italy, dating back to the 16th century.
Each of Pavia’s 20 residences, that in total host approximately 2000 students, has its own particular history and opportunities to offer, including access to many study abroad programs and sport activities.
College life aims to create an open community where academic achievements, traditional events, parties and sporting rivalries all play a role. Students living in residences can engage in different sport activities, learn different languages and, above all, build their first professional network.
Acceptance to residences is based on merit criteria and a parental-income based fee system.
Today, Pavia provides 4 merit-based residences, and 12 public residences managed by EDiSU, an instrumental body of the University of Pavia established to provide the services for the right to study, and 4 private residences.
Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 160 to 4800 Euro.
Scholarships, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by EDISU, a dedicated government agency. Check the website for fee waiver opportunities.