Skip to content High contrast mode
Logo of University of Pavia

Foundation Year Program

Tuition fee €5,000 one-time
More information

foundationyear.unipv.it/# 

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 2020-21, you can choose between two available options:
- Foundation Year – residential option: you will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies courses live in Pavia from October 2020 until June 2021

- Foundation Year – blended option: you will attend the intensive Italian course online from the October 2020 until February 2021; then you will attend live in Pavia the Italian language course and the area study preparatory courses from March until June 2021.

Students who pass the Foundation year final exams will:
- meet the minimum entry requirements for undergraduate study at the University of Pavia
- 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

Course structure

- 420 hours of Italian language and Culture course (three levels available: beginner, low intermediate and high intermediate)
- 300 hours of Area Study courses taught in Italian

Students can choose one of the following AREA STUDY:
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 courses will start on the 19th of October 2020. Italian courses will run from:
the 19th of October 2020 until 26th of February 2021 (first part)
the 1st of March until the 18th of June 2021 (second part)
Residential Area study preparatory courses will run from the 1st of March 2021 until the 18th of June 2021.

You can choose between:
- Blended option: which includes 50% online learning (19th October 2020 – 26th February 2021) and 50% face-to face live in Pavia learning (1st March 2021- 19th June 2021)

- Residential option: which includes live classes in Pavia for all courses from the 19th of October until the 19th of June 2021

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Oct 15, 2020 23:59:59
UTC time

APPLICATION RESULTS USUALLY WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN 4 WEEKS FROM CANDIDATE SUBMISSION

Studies commence
Oct 19, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Oct 15, 2020 23:59:59
UTC time

APPLICATION RESULTS USUALLY WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN 4 WEEKS FROM CANDIDATE SUBMISSION

Studies commence
Oct 19, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States