Special needs

The University provides a number of services for disabled students, designed to ensure that they have proper access while pursuing their studies and are able to participate fully in the university life.

The University provides someone to accompany students to exams and lessons, as well as assistance with administration. Students enrolled are helped by a tutor to select their study plan and to develop an efficient method for exam preparation, and are encouraged to participate in international mobility programmes. Their individual needs will be assessed so that they can take entrance tests and examinations with additional time, IT support, etc. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can ask for the help of a professional sign-language interpreter, or for a real-time transcription of the lesson with stenotyping.

Job Placement is also provided by assessing the students’ abilities as well as the employment and work experience on offer. Special library and computer services support students during every step of their career at the University of Padova.

Further information concerning Students with special needs


Disability and Dyslexia Office
Servizio Disabilità e dislessia Information and services for students with special needs
via del Portello 25 - 35129 Padova
tel.: +39 049 827 5038 - fax: +39 049 827 5040
email: serv.disabilita@unipd.it, dislessia@unipd.it
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 6 pm