9 months
Italian B2 Level
Preparatory Course
3 Areas
Access type
Non- Restricted

Notice Board

lessons and teaching
4 June 2024

Pubblicati i bandi di selezione per l'insegnamento della lingua italiana agli studenti internazionali dell'Università di Pavia a.a.2024-25
opportunities for students
29 May 2024
We are pleased to inform you that on the 3rd of June will open the first call for a university residence Ca' della Paglia for the A.Y. 2024/2025.
21 May 2024
Through this event, the aim was to promote precisely the socialisation of the University's youngest international students, those enrolled in Foundation Year for the year 2023-24.
15 May 2024
Students from all over the world, enrolled in the Foundation Year and Marco Polo Program spent an unforgettable day at the Apolf Cooking School in Pavia.
opportunities for students
9 May 2024
Fee waiver will be awarded on a "First come first served" basis to students enrolling in a non-restricted access Bachelor’s/Single-cycle degree program
24 April 2024
 Apolf and Foundation Year present an exciting event: Cooking workshop!
24 April 2024
ST.E.P. ESN Pavia, in collaboration with the Foundation Year Program, University of Pavia, organizes a 7-a-side soccer tournament where international students and Italian students
27 March 2024
The Program reached its capacity: 4th and 5th calls will not be open. If you are interested in applying for A.Y. 2025 - 2026 please contact us in October for more information
The Foundation Year
The Foundation Year Program is a preparatory course taught in Italian targeting students who want to study at an Italian university.
In particular, the Foundation Year Program is meant for those students who do not meet the 12-years-of-schooling requirement and/or other specific requirements necessary for enrolling in a university degree program in Italy.
This program is also suitable for those students who are learning Italian for the first time or want to improve their Italian language proficiency, along with expanding their knowledge of core subjects of the study area they are interested in.

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The Program
Started in 2018, University of Pavia's Foundation Year Program stands out for the variety of the courses offered, which are entirely taught in Italian to prepare students for their university life in Italy.
Reasons for choosing the Foundation Year Program
Completing the Foundation Year Program will allow you to:
- Fulfill the requirements necessary for enrolling in a university degree program in Italy and, in particular, at the University of Pavia.
- Acquire an adequate preparation, including knowledge of the study area selected and of the Italian language, to suceed in a university degree program in Italy
- Familiarize with the Italian academic environment through studying in an ancient, prestigious, and multidisciplinary university such as the University of Pavia
- Enrich your study and life experience
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What our students say about us
"The experience brought me many friends and beautiful moments that I will never forget! We learned how to live! This was very important to me. The teachers were all friendly and made me feel welcomed and respected every day. "

Svetlana (Russia) - Foundation Year Student 2021-2022
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