Romanesque towers rise above the university's neoclassical Piazza, Leonardo da Vinci, where students attend classes.
At the University of Pavia, we believe in the high quality of the education, research, services and quality of life that students enjoy in their host city. We also value the completion of studies, a facilitated entry into the world of work, and leisure with recreational, sport and cultural activities available.
Main CampusPavia, Italy20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in PaviaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Italian
Located on the banks of the Ticino River, Pavia is a peaceful university town featuring extensive Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The city's comfortable size and medieval character are a pleasant contrast to the bustle of Milan, located just 30 minutes away.
Located just 35 kilometers from Milan and linked by suburban rail, Pavia enjoys the advantages and services of its near neighbor. However, it offers a calm, captivating and cooperative environment with a higher quality of life. It also has a series of sports centers available for students to use, including those run by the Center for University Sports. Pavia is a place for students to call home. Founded in Roman times, Pavia population today is made up of approximately 70,000 inhabitants and 24,000 students. It was the Longobard capital for two centuries and its fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings all bordered by the River Ticino. There are 19 museums and collections (nine university museums, one civic museum, five university collections, two civic and two diocesan collections), two multi-use cultural centers, four public libraries (and 18 university circuit libraries), four cinemas and theatres, 10 socialcultural meeting places, a music conservatory and two civic schools of music and arts. Culturally speaking, Pavia has much to offer. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and university sports events combine to create an intellectually stimulating stage and the ideal place to live and study.