Changing your degree programme, system or University

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What is an intra-university transfer?

An intra-university transfer is what happens when a student enrolled at Ca’ Foscari decides to change to another degree programme within the same university system at Ca' Foscari. Remember that a change of path when studying for a degree in Languages, cultures and societies of Asia and North Africa is considered an intra-university transfer. 

  • If you are a student enrolled in a degree programme set up under the Italian Ministerial decree 270/2004 you may transfer to another degree programme at Ca' Foscari belonging to the same system.
  • If you are a student enrolled in a degree programme set up under the Italian Ministerial Decree 509/1999 or under the old system (in force before Italian Ministerial Decree 509/1999) and you wish to change degree programme, you may exercise an ‘option' to change university system. For more information, see the Change system section in this page.

    The intra-university transfer involves the following stages:

    • request for recognition of credits;
    • eventual request for permission;
    • submission of intra-university transfer request.

    In the case of limited access degree programmes, intra-university transfer may only be requested after the first year and is dependent upon the availability of places.

    In the case of Master's degree programmes, intra-university transfer will only be granted to students meeting the academic entry requirements and in accordance with the procedures established for second-cycle degree programmes.

    Entry requirements and examination procedures are detailed, for each Master's degree programme, in a webpage accessible through the menu Corsi > Lauree e lauree magistrali, and after having selected the name of the Master's degree programme, Iscriversi > Requisiti di accesso.

    Request for recognition of credits

    Recognition of credits must be requested by contacting the Campus Administrative Office/Department Teaching Offices:

    • by 12 September 2017;
    • from 16 October to 24 November 2017only applies to students enrolling in a Master's degree programme during the second enrolment period from 14 November to 11 December 2017.

    Free access degree programmes

    Request procedure

    To obtain recognition of your previous student career, you need to contact the Campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus service for the study programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area.

    Remember to include all exams taken including those that have not yet been recorded.

    Year of enrolment

    The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTS) recognised:

    • up to 47: admission to 1st year of programme. You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned. You will find all the relevant information on the page about entry requirements in the Enrolment section of our website.
    • from 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year of programme. You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned and that you have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements by the time of transfer: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find all the relevant information on the page about OFAs in the Enrolment section of our website.
    • 108 and above: admission to 3rd year of programme. You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned and that you have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements by the time of transfer: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find all the relevant information on the page about OFAs in the Enrolment section of our website.

    Limited access degree programmes

    Request procedure

    To obtain recognition of your previous student career, you need to contact the Campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus service for the study programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area.

    Remember to include all exams taken including those that have not yet been recorded.

    Year of enrolment

    The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTs) recognised:

    • up to 47: admission to 1st year of the programme. No intra-university transfers are permitted during the first year of limited admission study programme. Students must take an admission test and, if you obtain a place on the shortlist, withdraw from the study programme in which you are enrolled and re-enrol again;
    • from 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year of the programme. You must check the availability of places and check any possible indications specified in the relative Call for Admissions. Furthermore, you must ensure that you possess the basic understanding specified for each study programmes and have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements at the moment of enrolment; you will not be able to take any exams until they are fulfilled. You can find all the information on the page dedicated to OFAs located in the Study menu on the tab website for the degree programme.
    • from 108 and above: admission to 3rd year of the programme. If you wish to pass to:
      • a degree programme in the Economic area, in Language, Cultures and Societies of Asia and North Africa, in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation or in Sciences of Society and Social Service, you must check the availability of places and any possible indications specified in the respective Calls for application. Furthermore, you must verify that you possess the basic understanding required for each study programme, as well as having fulfilled any OFAs at the moment of registration: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find all the information on the page dedicated to OFAs in the ‘Studiare’ menu of the degree programme website;
      • the degree programme in Philosophy, International and Economic Studies; you must not check availability of places but you must be in possession of the admission requirements for the programme;
      • the degree programme in Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies, you must not check availabilities of places but you must verify that you possess the basic understanding required for each study programme as well as having fulfilled any OFAs at the moment of registration: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find all the information on the page dedicated to OFAs in the ‘Study’ menu of the degree programme website.

    Master's degree programmes

    Request procedure

    To obtain recognition of your previous student career, you need to contact the Campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus service for the study programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area. 

    Remember to include all exams taken including those that have not yet been recorded.

    Year of enrolment

    The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTs) recognised:

    • up to 47: admission to first year of programme;
    • 48 or over, admission to second year of programme.

    Limited admission Master’s degree programmes

    Request Procedure

    For recognition of the course of studies, you must speak to the Economic Campus: remember to show any possible exams you have taken that are still not registered.

    Year of Enrolment

    The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTs) recognised:

    • up to 47: admission to first year of programme. Intra-university transfers are not permitted during the first year of limited admission study programme. Students must take an admission test and, if you obtain a place on the shortlist, withdraw from the study programme in which you are enrolled and re-enrol again;
    • 48 or over, admission to second year of programme. If you wish to pass to:

      • A Master’s Degree programme in the Department of Management, you must check the availability of places,  successful personal preparation through carrying out the admissions test and being in possession of the expected curriculum requirements: find all the information on the page dedicated to the test and admission requirements, found on the Enrolment menu on the sub-website of the Master’s Degree programme
      • in the Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa Master’s Degree programme, you must not check availability of places but you must be in possession of the admission requirements for the programme; find all the information on the page dedicated to the test and admission requirements, found on the Enrolment menu on the sub-website of the Master’s Degree programme.

    Submitting your intra-university transfer request

    You can submit your intra-university transfer request:

    • from 3 July to 30 September 2017 – applies to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes;
    • from 14 November to 11 December 2017 – only applies to students enrolled in the 1st year of a Master's degree programme: if you did not matriculate in the period between 14 November and 11 December 2017 you will have to pay a penalty fee of EUR 200.00.

    The procedures laid down for the an intra-university transfer request involve the following stages, which must be carried out after you have received and accepted your recognition of credits sheet and after enrolling in the academic year and paying the first instalment of your tuition fees:

    • compilation of the online change of study programme procedure in your Personal Area under the heading  > Online student services - Esse3 > Change of degree programme. The compilation of the online procedure is considered as an implicit acceptance of the credit recognition sheet drawn up by the Campus Administrative Office/Department Teaching Offices;
    • payment of 16 euros in stamp duty using a credit card by going to your Personal Area and the heading “Payments”. The transfer can only be finalised if you have paid stamp duty and the first instalment of your tuition fees;
    • Finalisation of your inter-university transfer request by the L and LM Student Career Area – after its conclusion you will receive a confirmation email.

    Subsidies and Financial Aid

    If you wish to receive forms of financial aid (such as the reduction of tuition fees and/or a scholarship) you should read the regulations on the relative web page and then contact the Financial Aid Unit to request a consultation once you have obtained the recognition of your credits and before proceeding with your transfer request.

    This will help you to assess whether you should continue with your application for intra-university transfer or whether it would cost less to withdraw and re-enrol with recognition of credits.

    What is an option or change of system?

    By exercising this ‘option’ students enrolled in the old university system who have interrupted their studies or are behind with their exams can start studying again by requesting an assessment of their credits on the basis of the exams already taken and the reorganisation of their study plan in compliance with the university system currently in force (under Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004).

    The ‘option’ is irrevocable: once your career recognition proposal has been accepted, you will no longer be able to return to the previous system.

    In order for your ‘option’ request to be finalised, you must have settled all your tuition fees including the first instalment of your fees for the academic year 2017/2018.

    Request for recognition of credits

    To obtain recognition of your previous student career, you need to contact the Campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus service for the study programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area, before 12 September 2017.

    What are the advantages?

    1. Bonus for degree grade (your final grade will only take into account the year in which you enrolled as a student in the degree programme established under the new university system, not the total number of years of your enrolment);
    2. Students enrolled in a study programme established prior to the introduction of Ministerial Decree 509/99 (four-year degrees) will be allocated 6 credits for six-month courses and 12 credits for annual courses taken; students enrolled in a study programme established under Ministerial Decree 509/99, will be allocated 6 credits for any 4 or 5 credit exams taken, and 12 credits for any 8 or 10 credit exams taken;
    3. automatic exemption from OFA (Additional Learning Requirements), exluding the B1 English language requirement;
    4. possibility of taking the final exam in advance, as from the February 2018 session.

    Year of enrolment

    Depending on the number of credits recognised students requesting this “option" will be admitted to one of the degree programmes below:

    Bachelor's degree programmes

    • up to 47 ECTS – admission to first academic year;
    • from 48 to 107 ECTS – admission to second academic year;
    • 108 ECTS and over – admission to third academic year.

    Master's degree programmes:

    • up to 47 ECTS – admission to first academic year;
    • 47 ECTS and over – admission to second academic year.

     

    Submission of option request

    You can submit your option request from 3 July to 30 September 2017.

    The procedures laid down for the an intra-university transfer request involve the following stages, which must be carried out after you have received and accepted your recognition of credits sheet:

    • compilation of the online option procedure in your Personal Area under the heading > Online student services - Esse3 > Change of degree programme/option. The compilation of the online procedure is considered as an implicit acceptance of the credit recognition sheet drawn up by the Campus Administrative Office/Department Teaching Offices;
    • payment of 16 euros in stamp duty using a credit card by going to your Personal Area and the heading “Payments”. The transfer can only be completed if you have paid stamp duty;
    • Finalisation of your inter-university transfer request by the L and LM Student Career Area – after its conclusion you will receive a confirmation email.

    In case of option towards a Master's degree programme you will need to have passed the check of curricular requirements: the procedure and deadlines are listed on the website of the Master's degree programme.

    Before requesting a transfer to another Italian university (inter-university transfer) remember to inform yourself about the dates and procedures in place at the university that you wish to transfer to.

    Remember that the following transfers are not allowed:

    • transfers to non-Italian universities, fine art academies or music conservatories;
    • transfers if you are enrolled in the 1st year of a limited access degree programme: you could eventually withdraw from your studies and then enrol in a study programme at an other university;
    • transfers to other universities if you have not settled your tuition fees first.
    Contacts and reservations

    Time Period

    3 July - 30 September 2017

    Procedure

    During this time, students must send the following documentation via email to  carriere.studenti@unive.it:

    • request for transferral to another university;
    • Receipt of payment of 32 Euros (stamp duty for the transfer application +  stamp duty for enrolment for the academic year) payable online (select 2 for ‘quantity’);
    • Copy of a valid identity document;
    • Authorization to transfer issued by the university that you intend to transfer to, if the degree programme is of limited admission.

    From the moment that students hand in their transfer forms, they cannot undertake any further activity in their course of studies.

    If the practicalities for the transfer are not completed at the destination university, the latter will return the documentation to Ca’ Foscari where students must pay the entire amount of taxes and tuition fees for the academic year 2017/2018.