University of Pavia

Italy

Public

University of Pavia

Pavia, Italy

Public

35:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

43:57

Male: Female Ratio

November, December, January, March and April

Intakes

72%

Acceptance Rate

35:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

43:57

Male: Female Ratio

November, December, January, March and April

Intakes

72%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe, established in 825 in Italy. This institution, mainly devoted to law studies, was then chosen as the main education centre for northern Italy. Enlarged and renovated by the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it became the University of the Duchy, officially established as a Studium Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361. The University participates in international university networks such as EC2U and Coimbra Group, to offer its students more and more opportunities for growth and knowledge. The university is also affiliated with Policlinico San Matteo, where every year, hundreds of medical students from the university perform clinical rotations during their clinical years. QS World University Ranking 2022 places the university at #561-570. THE Rankings 2022 ranks at #351-400.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The City of Pavia is essentially a city campus, with buildings all over the city. The research university offers a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching organized in 18 departments and has study programmes at all levels: Bachelor’s degrees, single-cycle Masters degrees, research degrees, speciality schools and level I and II Masters degrees, including 8 English programs. The University offers 80+ undergraduate programs, 40+ graduate programs and about 20 doctoral programs. Research is carried out in departments, institutes, clinics, centres, and laboratories in close association with public and private institutions, enterprises and companies. The University of Pavia has a “Pavia System”, which is characterized by 20 colleges and residences where thousands of students can live, study and play sports. The oldest residences, named Collegio Borromeo and Collegio Ghislieri, were built in the 16th century; more recently other colleges for male and female students were founded through both public and private initiatives. The university operates multiple cultural and scientific museums, including the University History Museum, a botanical garden, research centres, university libraries and a university press. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

The certified quality of its mobility programs makes the University of Pavia a real international campus, offering training courses abroad focused on sustainability and digitalization. Internationalization is one of the core concepts of the University of Pavia, with an increasing presence in the international higher education arena. Pavia participates in more than 400 international agreements with universities all over the world, and it actively promotes research in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. Starting from 2020, the University of Pavia is officially part of the “European Campus of City-Universities” – EC2U, a network of 7 historical universities where students will be free to move between for study, research and internship purposes. The majority of University of Pavia students have the opportunity to study abroad during their university careers. Some of the top alumni include Camillo Golgi (Italian Pathologist & Biologist known for his work on the Central Nervous System), Cesare Beccaria (Lombard criminologist, jurist, philosopher, and politician), Gerolamo Cardano (Italian Polymath), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (Italian Geneticist), and Lorenzo Valla (Renaissance Humanist, Rherotican, Educator, Scholar, Priest), 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Pavia enjoys a strong tradition of international student and teacher exchanges: bilateral agreements involve, among others, the historical universities of Coimbra, and many universities in Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean area, the United States of America, China, Japan and many other countries. About 1,500 students who enter the university every year are international students. The Career Service promotes placement events and initiatives in collaboration with Companies and offers individual services to support the transition into the job market for the University of Pavia's new graduates. Most of the online tools and all the individual services are offered only in Italian. The services are offered in collaboration with AlmaLaurea, the University's career day "Open Doors to Business"   becomes completely virtual and turns into the Virtual Career Fair from 28 April to 21 May 2021. The Portal has a 96% employment guarantee after graduation.

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International Students %

8%

International Students %

8%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

601-650

Global Ranking

QS-2021

401-450

Global Ranking

Times-2021

601-650

Global Ranking

QS-2021

401-450

Global Ranking

Times-2021

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Scholarships

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Eligibility

Excellent academic background

Applicability

An application is to be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution.
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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Admission Requirements

FAQs

In order to study in Italy , students need to have their high school diploma translated and legalized through the Italian Consulate or Embassy in students’ Country which is to issue a document called “Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco”, also known as Declaration of Value or D.o.V.
In order to study in Italy , students need to have their high school diploma translated and legalized through the Italian Consulate or Embassy in students’ Country which is to issue a document called “Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco”, also known as Declaration of Value or D.o.V.
This depends on several variables, including the specific PhD Programme, the type of course (e.g. basic or advanced), and the criteria defined by the course lecturer. In case of doubt, you should liaise directly with the lecturer or with the Graduate Office.
This depends on several variables, including the specific PhD Programme, the type of course (e.g. basic or advanced), and the criteria defined by the course lecturer. In case of doubt, you should liaise directly with the lecturer or with the Graduate Office.
For non-EU students residing outside Italy, the University of Pavia automatically applies the “flat rate”, which includes the fixed tax of 156 Euros (INR 13,280), it is determined by citizenship and it applies to students with a study visa and a regular permit of stay for study. The flat rate ranges from 400 Euro (INR 34,050) to 4500 Euro (INR 3,83,100).
For non-EU students residing outside Italy, the University of Pavia automatically applies the “flat rate”, which includes the fixed tax of 156 Euros (INR 13,280), it is determined by citizenship and it applies to students with a study visa and a regular permit of stay for study. The flat rate ranges from 400 Euro (INR 34,050) to 4500 Euro (INR 3,83,100).
Italian is not necessary for the course, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.
Italian is not necessary for the course, as lectures and all related activities are in English. However, it would be advantageous to have some knowledge of Italian for your daily life in Italy.
Fees are defined on a yearly basis between April and June. A tuition fee and a registration fee must be paid. Tuition fees are variable, depending on the student’s financial status. An additional fixed fee covering registration, regional tax and fixed stamp duties has to be paid, which is in the region of 440 Euro (INR 37,460).
Fees are defined on a yearly basis between April and June. A tuition fee and a registration fee must be paid. Tuition fees are variable, depending on the student’s financial status. An additional fixed fee covering registration, regional tax and fixed stamp duties has to be paid, which is in the region of 440 Euro (INR 37,460).

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