• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Animal Care course from University of Padova provides knowledge, skills and competences to develop qualified human resources specialised in animal care, husbandry and welfare, able to operate in different international contexts. Multidisciplinary field experiences, including visits to zoological parks, rehabilitation centres, research facilities are organised to introduce students to the practical activity.


Graduates work in private and public organisations where management, health, welfare and reservation of animals are driven by a modern and international approach. Work opportunities include taking care of animals in a controlled environment and assisting experts in the monitoring of animals intended for recreational, research, educational, sport and assistance activities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Animal Biology and Genetics
  • Anatomy and Physiolog
  • Nutrition and Reproduction

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Secondary school diploma (or higher).
  • Good command of Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Analytical and Logic skills,English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent
  • Suggested optional requirements: SAT score report  (Scholastic Attitude Test only; the optional Essay is not required) with a score greater or equal 50% of the score scale would be an asset.  Make sure to check well in advance the available date for the SAT Test in the official website.
  • All candidates will be required to take an entry interview with the Course selection commitee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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