How to apply

Applications open every year in March.  Stay updated on our website and social media for the next round of applications!

To apply you need the following documents:

  • application form (if you are applying for a scholarship, remind to clearly specify it in the form)
  • copy of passport (for EU students, a copy of ID)
  • copy of the last university degree
  • only for foreign applicants: validation of university degree through consular authorities (i.e. dichiarazione di valore/declaration of value)*
  • transcript of academic records
  • one (max 2) reference letter
  • motivation letter (maximum 300 words!!)
  • CV:  highlighting all the training and professional experiences
  • for those applying for a scholarship: a copy of ISEE declaration (for Italians) or a copy of family income statement (for foreigners)** related to the previous year.

* the document is optional at application stage, while compulsory at enrollment stage. You will be asked to bring the DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE / DECLARATION OF VALUE to the Master Secretariat by December, please remind to apply for it at the Italian Consulate in your home country together with the visa before leaiving your country.

**With reference to the scholarships available, in many cases, in Developing countries, no documents such as income statements are issued.  You can apply to a scholarship by inserting the most complete and accurate information you have in this regard. If you don’t have income statements, you could show payslips (yours and of your relatives), other kinds of the declaration on other scholarship you might have beneficiated from in the past (university, etc…), declaration of your employer, a family statement showing the number of persons that compose your family, self-declaration on the motivations for which you ask to be considered for a scholarship.

The University of Pavia requires the payment of 35,00 euro as application contribution to all the applicants. Please note that:

  • foreign applicants who are paying from outside EU are required to pay ONLY through CREDIT CARD on PagoPA (please follow the instructions on your reserved area under “payment PagoPA – charges billed“).
  • Italian applicants must pay through PagoPa or trough the MAV (you can download the MAV directly from the online application).

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Early applications are highly recommended!

A pre-selection will be made on the basis of academic career, professional and studying experiences, knowledge of English language. Afterwards, if the CVs is considered, the candidate is invited for an interview to assess motivation and the knowledge of English language.

Interviews for pre-selected foreign applicants will be held by ZOOM call, while pre-selected Italian students will be invited for an interview in Pavia during the month of July. The final results will be communicated by the end of July each year



You can read more info on Application Procedures by clicking HERE  

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