Area Studies Courses

The Area Studies courses of our Foundation Year aim to provide foreign students, of various backgrounds and different previous knowledge, the tools to be able to profitably attend University in Italy.

Through the courses offered, students have the opportunity to complete their preparation in the disciplines characterizing each Area, to familiarize themselves with the specialized language of each subject and, finally, to acquire the skills needed to take the admission tests due to the limited number of students certain faculties allow.

During the lessons different teaching approaches are used to facilitate the understanding of the contents that are constantly reformulated and resumed. The specialized language is conveyed in a simplified way without falling into trivialization. In addition, the didactic approach used favors the active participation of students in the lessons and continuous interaction with teachers and within the class.

At the beginning of the year, students receive the syllabus of each course with a detailed presentation of the contents that will be addressed, in addition to the lesson plan and the definition of the evaluation methods.

The Foundation Year at the University of Pavia offers three different paths the student can choose to follow:

  1. HUMANITIES
  1. SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
  1. ECONOMICS, LAW AND POLITICS