StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MB BSFull-time6 yearsOctober find outEUR 2739 per year

About Medicine and Surgery, MB BS - at University of Padua

A recently activated course aiming to train doctors with a holistic vision of individuals, attentive to the issues of health promotion, preventive medicine and global health, enhancing the international scope of the medical position, addressing an audience of international students. The new educational organisation based on integrated courses, active involvement, the use of English as a target language and the clinical approach from the first year will allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to operate modern medicine even in multicultural contexts. You will acquire an Italian qualification that will give you the opportunity to access specialist schools in the medical field and will allow you to enter the job market in public or private structures (also as a freelancer), working both independently and in teams.

Learn more about Medicine and Surgery, MB BS - at University of Padua

Visit course webpage

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the degree programme, candidates must:

  • hold an upper secondary school certificate, or a qualification obtained abroad and suitable for admission to higher education, in accordance with regulations in place (https://www.unipd.it/iscrizioni-studenti-internazionali); or a certificate of enrolment in the last year of upper secondary school for students who are going to obtain the upper secondary school certificate in school year 2019-2020;
  • pass the admission test for the degree programme, for which they need to apply as per instructions provided for in section 2.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Padua

The University of Padua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and other organisations offer various scholarships and fee-waiver opportunities to support students.

The University of Padua offers up to 54 "Padua International Excellence Scholarships" to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue an English-taught degree at Padua.

Find out more about Funding and fees

Student reviews of University of Padua

Find out what students say about University of Padua

Student

Prachi

  • from India
  • Master’s degree in Biotechnologies for food science

I was positive to join UniPD because it had a curriculum that did fit my subject. Furthermore, there is a history of UniPD that instantly depicts the strong foundation of education... and to me that university, where I would get that foundation would always be preferred. And looking back at those years, I can clearly see that it was the right choice.

The educational structure was somewhat to quite different from my home country.
1) There is an inclination towards comprehensiveness of the course; professors like to teach in depth which make you get immersed into the topic and fully understand it.
2) Exam period is especially interesting. You have so much time to focus and prepare (even though it never feels enough to any student.. haha). Also, there is a good direction by the professor if someone doesn't do well in the exam, so he/she can prepare better next time and retake the exam.
3) It has a strong research focus for the science-based courses and that makes it a good learning.

I enjoyed going to classes, and then walking around in the city, breathing the nature and refreshing in the company of my class-mates. There were phases of fun, study, extreme-fun and intense-study, which we managed to balance well somehow. The bestest part was having some professors who were like friends to us, which made study much more engaging.. and I for sure miss those professors. Can you imagine how good it was, that someone miss going to classes, and by the way, it is not only about UniPD, but there was also a lot because of the country, Italy, that made my time memorable.

Student

Carolina

  • from Brasil
  • Master’s degree in Forest Science

The master's programme in Forest Science balances equally between the theoretical and practical parts of the courses, which frequently involves field trips in the North region of Italy, where Padova is located. This is a privileged region to have a forest science course, since it is close to a variety of ecosystems, such as the mountains (Alps), plain area (Po river), and the coast (Venice) and where it is possible to see the interaction of people-nature and climate change aspects.

After the first year of the master experience, I got the chance to do a summer internship in FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), whose headquarter is in Rome. That was a dream coming true, since from the beginning of my career I used FAO’s reports as supporting material for my job and studies.

Padua has the charm of a small city but everything you need from a big city. The thing I appreciate the most is just walking around the city centre and admiring the architecture of the historical buildings and squares, with an occasional stop for a coffee or spritz! The fact that it is bike friendly was another big plus.

Padova is also logistically interesting, since you can easily reach many beautiful cities by train or bus, such as Venice (in just 30 minutes!), Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, or if you feel like going a little bit further (2 hours) you can get to Milano, or to the Alps (Belluno, Asiago), where you can find natural areas to hike or ski or just escape the hot summer days.

Coming to Padova not only changed my professional career, but deeply changed my personal life: Here I found friends that I know I can count on for the rest of my life, and I also found love! I met my boyfriend over a year ago in the University.

Student

Lauren

  • from Scotland
  • Master’s degree in Human Rights and Multilevel Governance

I would recommend the Unipd experience to anyone who wants to challenge themselves and be immersed in the Italian style of learning at university. At times it’s very intense but it’s also flexible and can suit anyone’s schedule, as I managed to work part time and even for 6 months, full time, on top of studying and volunteering. One thing I think is really important is making a real effort to learn Italian: it was very important for me to speak to local people and have the independence to go through bureaucratic procedures independently. In saying that, Padua is a very open-minded city with lots of people who speak English and a lot of international students! I sat my Italian exam and I was very happy that my efforts to immerse myself in the language have paid off, having never properly studied Italian before arriving in Padua!

An important part of my university experience came from joining the CUS Padova triathlon team. Having not come from a sporty background but however enjoying running and cycling, I decided to challenge myself to complete a triathlon. I didn’t realise I would find such a great team of people who encouraged me to keep going and after 6 months in the team I saw such great improvements in my fitness. I managed to participate in 4 races, even completing one in Scotland whilst visiting home! The training sessions helped to de-stress after long days of studying but it also required a lot of commitment and taught me how to balance my studies alongside preparation for the race season!

Other courses at University of Padua

There are 56 other courses listed from University of Padua. A selection of these are displayed below:

Animal Care Bachelor Degree

University of Padua

Find out more

Applied Economics MSc

University of Padua

Find out more
View all 56 courses at University of Padua

Videos from University of Padua

Location of University of Padua

University of Padua main campus location is shown on the map below:

Map showing location of University of Padua

Related Information

Find out more about studying in Italy