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.

For the academic year 2021-22, you can choose among three available options:

  • Foundation Year - residential option: you will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies courses  in presence* in Pavia from October 2021 until June 2022
  • Foundation Year - blended option: you will attend the intensive Italian course online from October 2021 until February 2022; then you will attend in presence* in Pavia the Italian language course and the area study preparatory courses from March until June 2022. 
  • Foundation Year - online option: you will attend all courses, both Italian and Area Studies classes entirely online from October 2021 until June 2022. 
  • *The in-person options will take place only if the sanitary conditions will be favorable and allow for in-person lessons. On the contrary, the program will be held entirely online, without any possibility of reimbursement or reductions of the tuition fees.

The impossibility of attending live classes due to unfavorable time difference, will not allow any kind of reimbursement or reductions of the tuition fees.

Applications for the a.y. 2021-22 are open!

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News

Foundation Year 20/21 Closing Ceremony

The Foundation Year Closing Ceremony for the 20/21 academic year was held on 25/06/2021.
On this occasion, 33 students were awarded the Statement of Successful Completion of the Program.
Congratulations to all!

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Why Study a Foundation Year at the University of Pavia

Do you still have doubts about choosing the Foundation Year at the University of Pavia? Read the following article: https://www.academiccourses.com/article/why-study-a-foundation-year-in-italy/ Read

Watch the New Video on our Foundation Year

Here is our brand new video on Foundation Year at the University of Pavia:         Read
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Brochure 2021/2022

Download the brand-new brochure of the Foundation Year Program for the academic year 2021/2022 here!       Read
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Watch the Foundation Year 2021-22 Webinar

Did you miss our Webinar? Do not worry! Watch the replay here:https://www.webinars4you.com/open-day/your-foundation-year-in-italy-build-your-future-and-learn-italian-at-the-university-of-pavia-new-online-edition-2021-22/?partnerref=university Read
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Webinar Academic Year 2021/2022

The Foundation Year Program is happy to announce its Webinar for the academic year 2021/2022, which will take place on 3 March 2021 at 2.30 p.m. (Italian time)
This is a great chance to […]

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NEW: Foundation Year – Online Option

The University of Pavia is happy to present its brand new option for its Foundation Year Program: the Foundation Year – Online Option.

Students who choose Foundation Year – Online will attend the entire program ONLINE, from […]

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FEE WAIVERS 2021-22

The University of Pavia is awarding 100 tuition fee waivers providing exemption from the payment of university tuition fees to foreign students enrolling in degree programs for the 2021/2022 academic year.
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Applications for a.y. 2021-22 are now open!

Applications for the a.y. 2021-22 are now open until September 15 2021! You can apply here  Read
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