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Universitā degli Studi di Padova

University of Padova, Via Riviera Tito Livio 6, 35122 Padova, Italy, Padua
3.92 / 5 based on 174 reviews.
Description:
The Universitā degli Studi di Padova is the second oldest University in Italy and its traditional name is "il Bo", i.e. "the Ox".

Our relationships with other academic Institutions and Research Centres the whole world over, from America to China and Australia, are extremely active through exchange of professors, information and publications.

The University is in a phase of expansion and is looking at smaller towns nearby as sites for future initiatives (development of a polycentric University). Many of the students come daily to Padova from neighbouring villages and towns.

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Programmes
Accreditations
86% of students recommend
174 reviews
Housing
4.1/5
All experiences (174)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (48)
Academic
3.6/5
4 stars (72)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (54)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.3/5
1 star (0)
If you need an accomodation, write soon to SASSA, the office for international relations because if you miss the final dates you have to look for a flat on your own and thatīs not really nice at Padova... Read Review
ClaudiaW, Germany

174 reviews of Universitā degli Studi di Padova

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HOUSING    
by Simona, Universitatea de Vest din Timísoara, Timisoara, Romania
Banking, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? gives you the chance to interact with a lot of people, to improve your language skills and to facilitate your social integration
Personal comments:
none
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Lisa, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
On a wednesday night everybody goes for a spritz (alcoholic beverage) before going to the fish market disco which is a great night out On a thursday night cafe madrid Friday nights are not that great in padova Saturday night go to pachucca disco On a sunday night Banale because its a night especially for erasmus and so erasmus students benefit from a discount
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ACADEMIC    
by Reim, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Education, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
there have been courses we dontīt have in Munich this was very goog and interesting



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Italian courses are diffrent to german coureses. The professor speaks and the students have to hear. There is no interaktion.

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by jessbiagora, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Computer Science/IT, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Italian
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Personal comments:
My advice is to take a course in the langiage of the the country that you are going to before you go. Don't just try an teach yourself, take a proper course, it will be worth it. I went out speaking about 3 words of Italian with the promise by my home university that it would be ok as I would get lessons. I did get lessons, which I enjoyed, and my language improved so I could handle myself in most situations by the end of my time there but I definitely lost out academically because language was a bit of a barrier, especially at the start and especially with technical descriptions used in my courses.
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EXPENSES    
by ClaudiaW, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Munich, Germany
Education, Special, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because I travelled a lot I spend more money than at home and in winter I also spend more for food because the milk-products are really expensive
Travel, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
nothing
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OVERALL    
by jessbiagora, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Computer Science/IT, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
1) Take a language course before you go. 2) Be very sure your home university is happy with the content of the courses you are going to do at your host university.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It's a good university in a great city. You may find a little office bureacracy from time to time but keep at people in a firendly way and they will normally be happy to help you.



FINAL COMMENTS

Try to balance the social aspects with the academic aspects. This might be difficult as the Erasmus association in Padova was so good at organizing events but it will definitely be better when you balance things out. Also don't forget to take a few day trips or weekend trips to see the different cities, the trains are normally very good (get a carte verde) and it's a beautiful country.
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