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Foundation Year Program

Tuition fee €5,000 one-time
Application fee €35 per programme

This fee is not refundable.

More information

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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) Social Sciences.

For the academic year 2024-2025, students will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies courses in person in Pavia from October 2024 until June 2025.

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

- 400 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. SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Political science
- Contemporary History
- Economics
- Law

Academic Calendar

Foundation Year program for the academic year 2024/2025 will start on 14 of October 2024 and will end on 28 June 2025.
Italian courses will run from 14 October 2024 to 28 June 2025.
Area study courses will run from 19 February 2025 until 28 June 2025.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
11 Mar 2024
Application deadline
19 Mar 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

3rd call

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
9 May 2024
Application deadline
15 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Upon reaching 200 enrolled students, this call will not be opened.

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
24 Jun 2024
Application deadline
27 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Upon reaching 200 enrolled students, this call will not be opened.

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
11 Mar 2024
Application deadline
19 Mar 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

3rd call

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
9 May 2024
Application deadline
15 May 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Upon reaching 200 enrolled students, this call will not be opened.

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application start
24 Jun 2024
Application deadline
27 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time

Upon reaching 200 enrolled students, this call will not be opened.

Studies commence
14 Oct 2024