Incoming Students

The Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici “Dante Alighieri”, previously known as Scuola per Traduttori e Interpreti, is a registered educational institution recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research MIUR (Ministerial Decree No. 24/09/2003), which grants a three-year degree in translation and interpreting studies. Upon completion of studies, students may enroll in a master’s degree course in Conference Interpreting, Literary Translation, Technical and Scientific Translation, and the like.

Where is the Scuola located?

The Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici “Dante Alighieri” is located at Riviera Tito Livio, 43 – 35123 Padua. The Scuola is easily accessible by bus and tram, and is within walking distance of the train station. Moreover, the Scuola is very close to ESU (the regional organisation for student affairs and services) canteens, libraries, shops, restaurants and other amenities.

What language are courses taught in?

Couses are generally taught in Italian, but English, Spanish, German, and French are also used for teaching units. Therefore, we suggest that incoming students have a B1 level both for Italian and the other foreign language they wish to study.

Is attendance required?

Students are required to attend at least 70% of courses to be admitted to sit their final examination.

Where can I find accommodation?

Thr Erasmus Student Network (ESN) can help you find the best accommodation for your stay in Padua. Besides finding an updated list of private accommodations available in Padua and the sorrounding area, on the association’s website you can also find information regarding events and activities taking place in Padua.
Further information on accommodation can be found here, too.

After being selected and officially nominated by your home university, you will receive an e-mail with all relevant information and documents necessary for application purposes. Please make sure to write an e-mail to providing your personal details (full name), e-mail address, field of study and period of stay (first/second semester or full academic year).


Nominations shall be sent to, according to the following deadlines:

  • First semester / full academic year: May 30th
  • Second semester: October 31st


Students are required to submit their application via, according to the following deadlines:

  • First semester / full academic year: June 15th
  • Second semester: November 15th

Please be aware that a formal response shall be provided within three weeks of receipt of your application.

If you are an Erasmus nominated student, please read and follow instructions provided in the e-mail.


Here you can find a number of documents you will need to complete your application. 



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