Bachelor in Earth and Climate Dynamics
University of Padova
EUR 2,739 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2024
This Bachelor’s degree provides strong interdisciplinary advanced training in Earth system sciences based on topics covering solid Earth, oceans, climate, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere dynamics and their related complexities. With innovative teaching methods that combine classroom teachings and field activities, students will acquire a technical-scientific background of the most widely used and innovative techniques in remote sensing, satellite data processing, GIS, the use of drones, coding, and basic modeling. Students are provided with specific and professional skills that are becoming increasingly important to tackle today’s climate challenges.
Successfully obtaining expertise in Earth and Climate Dynamics involves the completion of a comprehensive academic program, encompassing a total of 180 ECTS credits.
1st Year: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Paleontology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Dynamics of Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Earth’s Surface.
2nd Year: Structural Geology and Earth’s Geodynamics, Paleoclimatology, Climatology and Climate Models, Methods for Earth Observations and Data Management, Field Monitoring and Thematic Mapping, Georesources and Sustainability, Soil System Science, Geochemistry of Earth System.
3rd Year: Global Impacts of Mass Movements, Fluvial Systems, and Extreme Events, Ecosystems under Climate Changes, Geohazards and Risk Analysis, Evolution of Coastal Systems.
Students can pursue their studies with a Master’s degree in Earth Dynamics, Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources, or related fields. Graduates can also work in public and private laboratories for geological and environmental analyses, in public and private research agencies and bodies for environmental management and protection at the national and international levels, and in protected areas, natural parks, and marine reserves in relation to communication and mitigation of the effects of climate change.
Scholarships and Funding
Padua International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Padua offers 53 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programs held completely in English.
Some Departments offer additional scholarships to more than 30 international students
Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships
The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors. Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year.
Scholarships awarded by other national or international organizations
Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both international students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).
These scholarships aim to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture, and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Loans for merit
The University of Padua has signed an agreement with the bank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, the savings bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, and the Association ‘Friends of the University of Padua’. The agreement is aimed at providing EU students with a flexible borrowing option at advantageous interest rates, to be granted with no need for collateral, to bear expenses for education.
The loan will be granted following checks on the eligibility criteria of the student asking for the financing and prior approval of the lender.
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Credits: 180 ECTS
Bachelor's Degree in Earth and Climate Dynamics