University of Padova

Università degli studi di Padova is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Padova, Italy

Student experiences

Read about student experiences.


General information for exchange students

Faculty information

Course information

Course catalogue

Courses taught in English

Academic calendar

Semester I: October – February
Semester II: March – mid-July

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum of B1 language level (CEFR) in English/minimum of A2 in Italian is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities. Subjects taught here include: 

  • Communication and Information studies 
  • Dutch/ English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian Language and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Archaeology; visual and performing arts; cultural tourism; educational sciences;sociology; other languages and literatures: czech and slovak, hungarian, modern greek, polish, portuguese-brazilian, romanian, russian, serbo-croatian 

Students are also allowed to follow courses from other faculties. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Italian, English

Housing assistance

The Mobility Unit will send to all nominated students a guide on accommodation, containing information and tips on the search of private housing in Padua and surrounding.

You can also book an accommodation in one of the private colleges or in a Catholic University College available; you will have to contact them directly.

More information

Estimated living costs per month

€ 600 - € 700 per month minimum.


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

2 places

Additional information


Information Sheet

More information about Italian language courses

Social Media

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).