The institution is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the oldest one in Lombardy. Since its foundation in 1361 it has been a good place to study for both Italian and foreign students.
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The University of Pavia warmly welcomes job or internship offers for any area of study and from any European country. Steady and permanent contacts give enterprises visibility in the university, starting with the publication of their offer on the website.
The Centro Assistenza Studenti finds accommodation for incoming students prior to their arrival. The importance of making accommodation arrangements before coming to Pavia cannot be stressed enough, as looking for accommodation after arrival may be a very hard and frustrating experience. Because of the large number of students that come and study in Pavia every year, the student accommodation market is a very difficult one. Prices are higher than in other towns, and finding a room just before the start of the academic year is almost impossible, as places have already been taken by students during the summer months. However, some students may prefer to look for accommodation on their own.
The University has 9 libraries to serve its various faculties. In addition, there are also museums, research centres and the new Pavia Digital Archive (PAD) dedicated to digital records of contemporary authors.In total, there are 130 libraries in the local network, 1,500,000 documents (ranging from books, videos, theses, music and printed maps to electronic documents).
The University offers Wireless Internet access around the campus, wherever you find "Wi-Fi Area" signboards.
Non-EU citizens are requested to take out private health insurance before leaving their home country and to obtain a consular declaration of its validity for Italy. In order to get the Residence Permit they are in fact required to be in possession of a private Health Insurance for the entire duration of their stay in Italy.
Situated only 35 kilometres from Milan and linked by suburban rail, Pavia (originally Ticinum) enjoys the advantages and services of its near neighbour. It also has a series of sports centres available for students to use, including those run by CUS (Centre for University Sports). There are 19 museums and collections (9 university museums, 1 civic museum, 5 university collections, 2 civic and 2 diocesan collections), 2 multi-use cultural centres, 4 public libraries (and 18 university circuit libraries), 4 cinemas and theatres, 10 socialcultural meeting places, a music conservatory and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Culturally speaking, Pavia has much to offer.
The Pavia C.U.S. carries out competitive activities both in the university circuit (participation in the University National Championships and in national and international activities) and in the circuit of the National Sports Federations in the following disciplines: Track, Canoeing, Rowing, Volleyball, Rugby, Fencing and Archery.It organizes introductory courses aimed at recreation in: Aerobics, Soccer, Canoeing, Rowing, Physical Conditioning, Modern Dance, Fitness Mix, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Pre-skiing, Fencing, Step, Stretching, Archery, Judo and Tournaments in 7-man Men’s and Women’s Soccer, 5-man Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Beach Volley, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
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