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Ca' Foscari offers a tuition fee waiver to 100 international freshers

Fee exemption for 100 international students selected according to quality criteria: the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice promotes international recruitment and enhances the educational excellence of Italian universities.

The top 100 international students, selected by the University, will have the opportunity to study at Ca’ Foscari, enrolling in one of the degree programmes, particularly those taught in English. Furthermore - as any other Italian, EU, and International student at Ca' Foscari - these students will also be supported by the Housing Service of the University in finding accommodation in Venice, either in a student residence or in the private sector.

Selected students will be exempt from tuition fees due to the University for the first year of enrollment (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes). Each of the students will be able to retain this fee exemption for the second and subsequent years as long as they achieve a minimum of 42 credits at the end of the first year and 84 credits at the end of second year.

There are around 1,000 foreign students currently studying at Ca’ Foscari, and every year there are about 350 new foreign students enrolled.

The initiative was promoted by the Rector of Ca’ Foscari, Michele Bugliesi: "It is an important investment that we wanted to implement to encourage the enrollment of international students in our university. Internationalizing the student community is an important choice first of all for the students themselves, who in this way we can offer a university experience that is enriched by the diversity of its participants, their personal experiences, and cultures. Encouraging talent is an established practice in the world, and part of a very heated competition to attract the most qualified and motivated students. With this initiative, Ca’ Foscari follows up its strategic choices of internationalization policy, and at the same time enhances its leading educational assets and further strengthens its already important commitment in supporting the right to education."

Students who can benefit from exemption will be selected from the following three categories:

  • Degree seeking students (in possession of a non-Italian diploma): students who are recipients will be identified together with relevant departments and selected from those with the most qualified profiles;
  • Students who, in the academic year before registering, spent a period of mobility (Erasmus, Overseas, SEMP, etc.) at Ca’ Foscari: students who are recipients will be selected from those with the highest academic performance during the mobility.

For more information on this initiative and for the call for applications, please visit this webpage.

This initiative adds to the numerous options for financial aid that Ca’ Foscari offers annually, on the basis of income and merit, for a total of over 20 million euros: PhD scholarships, regional grants, mobility scholarships, allowances for supplementary educational activities, student collaborations and finally exemptions, of some 7 million euros, in favor of students on the basis of income and merit.