Studying in Padua
Enter and residence
International students in Padua need to go through a number of procedures that will differ according to:
- their nationality (European or non-European);
- the length of their stay (more or less than 90 days);
- their student status (international mobility or study programmes, or standard enrolment on an entire course).
All students are subject to Italian law regulating residence permits for foreign nationals. Please visit the following website for more information.
Students coming from EU countries can benefit from medical assistance in Italy thanks to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, in Italian “TEAM”) issued by the competent health institution in your country of residence. The EHIC must be valid abroad: please verify that the European medical assistance section is filled out with your personal data.
If you stay in Italy for more than 12 months, we recommend that you transfer your legal residence to Italy. To this end, the relevant health institution in your country of residence will have to issue the S1 form, which entitles you to receive the same medical assistance as an Italian citizen, and hand it in to the nearest Social Health District (Distretto Socio Sanitario).
Non-European students must hold a valid medical insurance in order to apply for their residence permit. The medical insurance can be obtained through private insurance or the voluntary registration in the National Health Service.
More information about health insurance under the following link.
Living costs vary greatly depending on the type of accommodation, whether you are sharing accommodation with roommates, and your overall standard of living. The following are thus estimates only and average amounts.
- Single room: from euro 250 to euro 400 + utilities
- Double room: from euro 150 to euro 350 + utilities
- Entire flat: from euro 500 + utilities
ESU provides accommodation for about 1600 students from outside Padua in its 14 halls of residence, which are situated in the city centre or near to the university buildings. Four university guesthouses are also available for short term stays.
Find more information about the different accomodations in Padua under the following link.
Monthly living expenses in Padua
One month living cost – hypotesis
Rent and bills: euro 300
Grocery shopping and meals: euro 250
Free time and sport: euro 160
Total: euro 710
For more detailed information visit the following link.