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Foundation Year Program

Tuition fee €5,000 one-time
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Overview

The Foundation Year is a preparatory course, taught in Italian designed for:

- students who do not meet the minimum 12 years of schooling required for enrollment in an Italian University Degree course;

- students who want to access undergraduate degrees at the University of Pavia;

- students interested in learning Italian or improving their Italian language skills.

The course includes both Italian language classes and preparatory courses from one of the following study areas: (1) Humanities; (2) Science and Medicine; (3) Economics, Law and Politics.

For the academic year 2022-2023, students will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies courses in person in Pavia from October 2022 until June 2023.

Students who pass the Foundation year final exams will:

- meet the minimum entry requirements for undergraduate study and have the chance to possibly be exempted from the first year of University fee at the University of Pavia. ( Fee waiver)
- be exempted from the Italian Proficiency University admission test

Please note that students applying to degrees with limited enrollment must still take the admission test.

Programme structure

- 450 hours of Italian language and Culture course (several levels available from beginner to advanced)

-300 hours of Area Study courses taught in Italian

Students can choose one of the following AREA STUDIES:

1. HUMANITIES
- History of Art and Archaeology
- Italian Literature
- Ancient and Medieval History
- Philosophy

2. SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Mathematics

3. ECONOMICS, LAW AND POLITICS
- Political science
- Contemporary History
- Economics
- Law

Academic Calendar

Foundation Year program for the academic year 2022/2023 will start on 17 of October 2022 and will end on 23 June 2023.
Italian courses will run from 17 October 2022 to 23 June 2023.
Area study courses will run from 20 February 2023 until 23 June 2023.

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
10 Jan 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Jan 15, 2022
Application deadline
25 Feb 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Mar 1, 2022
Application deadline
10 Apr 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Apr 15, 2022
Application deadline
31 May 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Jun 1, 2022
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
UTC time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
10 Jan 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Jan 15, 2022
Application deadline
25 Feb 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Mar 1, 2022
Application deadline
10 Apr 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Apr 15, 2022
Application deadline
31 May 2022 23:59:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Oct 17, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application start
Jun 1, 2022
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
UTC time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States