University of Padua: Statistics



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#148 of 14,131 In the World
#45 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 88 In Italy
#1 of 4 In Veneto
#28 of 2,148 For Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Top100 For 35 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (maturità) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September
Full time employee2,312
Student:staff ratio27:1

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for University of Padua based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Padua is a world-class research university with 153,059 scientific papers published and 3,798,102 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Environmental Science, and Biochemistry.


University of Padua majors

by publication & citation count

96,982 / 2,740,549
78,874 / 2,170,415
75,260 / 2,139,548
68,517 / 1,668,782
67,461 / 1,687,399
Computer Science
57,010 / 1,443,708
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
52,173 / 1,151,510
51,291 / 1,610,057
Environmental Science
49,643 / 1,192,115
46,841 / 1,511,078
Quantum and Particle physics
45,103 / 1,085,303
39,474 / 1,155,558
36,600 / 963,390
Organic Chemistry
35,312 / 985,258
Materials Science
30,361 / 747,556
29,207 / 704,989
28,766 / 727,425
27,785 / 664,415
25,756 / 496,145
24,656 / 623,784
Geography and Cartography
24,451 / 556,867
22,759 / 619,417
20,526 / 517,941
Optical Engineering
19,750 / 500,846
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
18,944 / 385,402
18,944 / 600,703
18,353 / 452,349
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
17,708 / 425,427
Political Science
17,591 / 364,472
16,994 / 404,306
16,930 / 367,364
16,841 / 357,823
15,997 / 460,416
15,101 / 332,391
Electrical Engineering
14,609 / 290,741
Metallurgical Engineering
13,878 / 374,001
13,697 / 313,540
13,351 / 280,788
Astrophysics and Astronomy
13,283 / 400,373
Anatomy and Physiology
12,072 / 332,015

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1230 7037
1992 1187 7748
1993 1236 8235
1994 1342 10059
1995 1368 11580
1996 1614 13197
1997 1555 15417
1998 1539 18075
1999 1713 20950
2000 1795 23704
2001 1958 27464
2002 2474 31794
2003 2496 35818
2004 2634 41091
2005 2870 48289
2006 3238 56780
2007 3449 66859
2008 3631 72499
2009 4056 85270
2010 4281 98067
2011 4468 109201
2012 4984 126770
2013 5485 140352
2014 5839 154956
2015 6343 169004
2016 6713 182035
2017 7087 196462
2018 7294 222433
2019 8110 248489
2020 9766 308849
2021 9870 364080
2022 9558 375310
2023 10309 381200
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Padua gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree €2,100
Master's Degree €2,100
PhD Program €2,100

The University of Padua has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Padua.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Laurea Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Archaeology, Astronomy and Space Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Heritage Preservation, History, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Literature, Mechanical Engineering, Medieval Studies, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurological Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Optics, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Radiology, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Statistics, Tourism, Veterinary Science
Master Universitario di 2° Livello Agriculture, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Philology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Statistics, Veterinary Science
Laurea Magistrale Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture and Planning, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, European Languages, European Studies, Food Science, Forestry, Geological Engineering, Geology, History, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Oenology, Orthodontics, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Primary Education, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Small Business, Statistics, Surgery, Tourism, Veterinary Science
Dottorato di Ricerca Agricultural Management, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Management, Food Science, Geography, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Real Estate, Social Sciences, Statistics, Veterinary Science

University of Padua alumni

  1. Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1473-1543 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in the University of Padua
    Studied in 1501-1503

    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. In all likelihood, Copernicus developed his model independently of Aristarchus of Samos, an ancient Greek astronomer who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.

  2. Giacomo Casanova

    Giacomo Casanova
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1725-1798 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the University of Padua
    In 1742 graduated with doctor of both laws

    Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic and provocative sources of information about the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.

  3. Andreas Vesalius

    Andreas Vesalius
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    1514-1564 (aged 50)
    university teacherphysiologistanatomistbiologistwriter

    Andries van Wezel, latinised as Andreas Vesalius, was an anatomist and physician who wrote De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the fabric of the human body in seven books), what is considered to be one of the most influential books on human anatomy and a major advance over the long-dominant work of Galen. Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was born in Brussels, which was then part of the Habsburg Netherlands. He was a professor at the University of Padua (1537–1542) and later became Imperial physician at the court of Emperor Charles V.

  4. Stephen Báthory

    Stephen Báthory
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    1533-1586 (aged 53)

    Stephen Báthory was Voivode of Transylvania (1571–1576), Prince of Transylvania (1576–1586), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1576–1586).

All 100 notable alumni

University of Padua faculties and divisions

School : Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Biotechnology, Crop Production, Entomology, Food Science, Forestry, Oenology, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Rural Studies, Veterinary Science
School : Economics and Political Science Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, European Studies, Finance, Human Rights, International Relations and Diplomacy, Management, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work
School : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Safety Engineering
School : Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Communication Arts, Czech, Dutch, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Fine Arts, French, Geography, Heritage Preservation, History, Hungarian, Italian, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Polish, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Romanian, Russian, Serbocroatian, Slavic Languages, Sociology, Spanish, Teacher Training, Tourism
School : Law Commercial Law, Labour Law, Law
School : Medicine and Surgery Biotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychotherapy, Radiology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Surgery
School : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychometrics
School : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Marine Biology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Optics, Physics, Statistics

General information

Alternative names UNIPD
Università degli Studi di Padova
Founded 1222
Accreditation Ministry of Education, University and Research
Motto Universa universis patavina libertas
Colors pantone 1807 red

Location and contacts

Address Via VIII Febbraio 2
Padova, 35122 PD
City population 210,000

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