Psychological counselling

This free service (in Italian and English) is for students, teachers and technical-administrative staff. The talks will take place via a Zoom video call platform with the necessary guarantees to protect privacy. You can book an appointment by sending an email to the address and provide your telephone number: you will be called back as soon as possible by the psychologist in charge of telephone triage. During the call, appointments with psychologists will be fixed and instructions for connection will be provided.
On working days the triage service is active from 9.00 to 11.00 by calling 0382.987034.

Interviews have a maximum duration of 50 minutes.


If you are a foreign student and a European Union citizen, you can ask any doctor of general medicine who works in Pavia for health care. Showing the European health card (TEAM), you will receive the same medical services as an Italian citizen, without paying any rate.

If you are a foreign student, you are citizen of a country not belonging to European Union and you have a paid-in residence permit for study purposes, asking at the counters of ATS and self-certifying the domicile for study purpose (form), you can ask to be temporarily assigned to a general medicine doctor for the duration of residence permit. The service is free of charge.

ATS help desks assigned to this service are located at the ground floor of the ATS building in Viale Indipendenza, 3 (help desks 1, 2, 3, 4) and they have the following opening times:

  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Access to these help desks is regulated by priority numbers whose distribution ends about half an hour before the closing time.

The phone numbers which you can use for calling are the following: 0382 432332-431350-431351-432453 – fax 0382 432475.

In order to assist you, the University, in cooperation with the Pavia Medical Association, provides you with an out-patients department to which you can turn to for help.

The doctors of the Associate Medical Surgery located at no. 80, Viale Ludovico il Moro, have also made their services available to university students who originally come from other cities. To ask for assistance or book an appointment, please call 0382 467871. The receptionist will allocate you an available time slot.

The Surgery is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to12.30pm and from 3pm to 7pm.

Academic and career counselling

The Career Service C.OR. supports current students through different types of activities: strategic support projects with peer tutors, specific courses for the newly enrolled, exercises targeting exam preparation and workshops aimed at enhancing and developing study methods.

The service intends to promote the acquisition of skills, strategies and abilities necessary to achieve educational goals in a general climate of individual and academic well-being.

The guidance center creates and/or promotes courses dedicated to students with specific needs or fragilities. The service comprises different courses that vary according to the student’s needs.



The pre-courses are meetings with expert students selected to favor the regularity and development of the lessons, as a sort of introduction to study. It is a service aimed at freshmen in the first weeks of the first semester.


Support for the study method (3ESSE - wellness project)

These are meetings and workshops with an expert useful for experimenting with effective study strategies, organizing study time, scheduling exams effectively, addressing or finding a listening space for problems that could create difficulties in daily life at the University.


I want to stay in Unipv

“I want to stay in Unipv” is a project aimed at students late in their exams who, through direct contact with their referring teacher, will be able to make the most of the opportunities that the University of Pavia offers (counselling, workshops, meetings with an au pair tutor) to overcome any career obstacles, take exams, live the university period to the fullest.


Examination tests simulation laboratories

In the period preceding the exam sessions, freshmen can participate in test simulations with the guidance of students who are experts in the subject. These exercises help to gain awareness about their preparation, will facilitate engagement with more experienced au pair tutors, and will ease the acquirement of skills related to the management of emotions that could compromise the result of the exam.