Depending upon the qualification concerned, international academic qualifications may be recognised as equivalent to either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree issued by the university.
All year. In the event that you wish to obtain recognition of your qualifications for the purpose of enrolment, the deadline will be 31 May of the previous academic year. For example: if you wish to enrol in September 2015 (a.y. 2015/16) you will need to obtain recognition of your international qualification by 31 May 2015.
To request recognition of an international academic qualification you need to submit your request with a revenue stamp to the Welcome Unit.
The following documents must be attached to your request:
Study programmes can be submitted in the original language if equivalence is being requested for a language degree programme; in French, English, Spanish and German if the desired study programme is in the humanist area; in English if the desired study programme belongs to the economic or scientific sectors.
The procedure can also be carried out by sending all the requested documentation and a photocopy of your ID by registered mail with return receipt to the following address: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Welcome Unit, Ca' Foscari, Dorsoduro 3246 - 30123 Venice.
Translation of documents necessary for the request of recognition of an international academic qualification will be carried out at the student’s expense.
The teaching body responsible will usually confirm total or partial recognition of the international academic qualification submitted within 90 days of receiving your request:
Once the recognition procedure has been commenced, you will no longer be able to obtain the reimbursement of the fee paid.
Under the Agreement between the Italian Republic and the Republic of Austria, the so-called 'Scambio di Note’ of 16 and 17 February 2003, in force from 1.04.2003, which completes and updates the list of corresponding academic qualifications attached to the ‘Scambio di Note’ of 28 January 1999, and which introduces a table of corresponding grades in application of the decisions made by a 16th Joint Committee of experts, there is full equivalence between the academic qualifications and grades issued by Italian and Austrian universities and contained in the attached list.
Under the aforementioned ‘Scambio di Note’ the recognition of an academic qualification in Italy is considered to confer equivalence. The recognition of an academic qualification allows the individual concerned to acquire all rights connected to possession of the corresponding degree obtained at an Italian university after completing the foreseen study programme.
Only Austrian academic qualifications contained in the list attached to the ‘Scambio di Note’ will be recognised. Moreover, Università Ca' Foscari will only issue equivalence for academic qualifications included in its own programme and in the list attached to the ‘Scambio di Note’.
All year long. In the event that you wish to obtain recognition of your qualifications for the purpose of enrolment, the deadline will be 31 May of the previous academic year. For example: if you wish to enrol in September 2015 (AY 2015/16) you will need to obtain recognition of your international qualification by 31 May 2015.
You must submit your request along with all the necessary documentation to the Welcome Unit.
The procedure usually takes 90 days. Once the recognition procedure has been commenced, you will no longer be able to obtain the reimbursement of the fee paid.
Once the procedure has been completed, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia will ask you to come in person to collect your certificate of recognition, equivalence diploma and original documentation.
You may also authorise someone to collect your documentation on your behalf. In this case they must bring with them a letter of authorisation signed by you, a photocopy of your ID and a photocopy of their own ID.
Once the certificate of recognition has been issued, the procedure is considered to have been completed.
The certificate of recognition has legal value while the diploma is intended for personal use.
Under Italian Ministerial Decree of 9 July 2009 Ca' Foscari has introduced a procedure to define the equivalence of degrees taken prior to the Italian Ministerial Decree 509/1999 (‘lauree del vecchio ordinamento’) to the corresponding Master’s degree study areas for the purpose of participation in competitions for recruitment in the civil service.
In the following cases equivalence is automatic due to the correspondence of the degrees taken under the old university system ('lauree del vecchio ordinamento’) to a single second-cycle/master's degree class:
The relative certification will be produced automatically by the administrative system of the Student Administration Unit when you request your graduation certificate.
When equivalence concerns more than one degree class it does not take place automatically but following an assessment of merit carried out at the request of the graduate concerned.
In fact, the teaching bodies of the university responsible for issuing the qualification will assess, on a case-by-case basis, the pathway of study involved in the relative degree taken under the old university system and establish correspondence with a single class of second-cycle/master’s degree programme.
Graduates will receive certification and their personal file and relative certifications will be updated (also available by means of the relative online procedure).
Graduates should submit their request on paper to the Student Administration Unit or send it by post or fax. If sending by post or fax, remember to attach a copy of current ID.
Last update: 30/05/2018