The information about our courses for the academic year 2019/2020 will be updated shortly

Academic year: 2019/2020

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

L-11 (Modern Languages and Civilisations)

Announcements and Regulations

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The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

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Double/Joint Degree


Department of Asian and North African Studies, Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice (Italy)
For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies

Prof. Katja Centonze (Teaching Committee Coordinator,



Access to the programme

Limited admission, 850 available places in which:

  • Chinese curriculum: 270 places;
  • Korean curriculum: 80 places;
  • Japanese curriculum: 270 places;
  • Sub continental Indian curriculum: 40 places;
  • South East Asia curriculum: 60 places;
  • Near and Middle East curriculum: 130 places.

Quota reserved to foreign non-EU students residing abroad: 10 seats, of which 5 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, as part of the Marco Polo Project.

Admission test: Italian language, logical skills, English language.

A certified knowledge of English language at least at level B1 is also required.

Admission requirements

To access the course, a previous suitable background is required. Each programme requires specific knowledge, which the student should have before enrolling the university in order to attend the course successfully. This knowledge may be verified before enrolling.

If the result of the test is negative, the student can enroll, but they receive a supplementary required exam (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in their background through specific activities organized by the University.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission tests.

Learning outcomes

The programme plans to develop the relative linguistic abilities of two Asian languages with different sets of skills according to the selected curriculum, and offers a solid understanding of the cultures and societies of these Bachelor’s languages. Furthermore, it offers an in-depth understanding of the English language or the acquisition of basic skills of written and spoken French, and the critical-interpretive study of Italian literature. Through dedicated exercises, students will also be able to master the principal informatics and telematic tools, with possible reference to the specifications in the linguistic area of expertise.

Language courses available:

  • China curriculum
    Language for 3 years: Chinese
  • Korea curriculum
    Language for 3 years: Korean
  • Japan curriculum
    Language for 3 years: Japanese
    Second languages for the China, Korea and Japan curricula (1 year): Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Hebrew, Georgian, Japanese, Hindi, Mongolian, Modern Greek, Persian, Sanskrit, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Vietnamese, Urdu.
  • Indian Sub-continent curriculum
    Language for 3 years: Hindi
    Second language (for 2 years): Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Turkish and Urdu.
  • Near and Middle East curriculum
    Two languages for 3 years, to choose between: Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish.
  • South East Asia curriculum
    Two languages for 3 years: Thai and Vietnamese.

Other languages that you can include among the offered modules (according to the curriculum): Amharic, Azeri, Marathi, Modern Greek, Tibetan

Curricula available

  • China
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Japan
  • Near and Middle East
  • South Korea
  • South East Asia

Occupational profiles

Bachelor’s Degree graduates will be able to work in the intercultural communication field and interest themselves professionally into various sectors, both public and private, including cultural and museum bodies, national and communal public institutions, and international organizations.
They will also be able to write and translate texts with cultural relevance and with linguistic assistance at companies and other entities.
Finally, they will be able to develop professions linked to the organization and promotion of cultural and artistic events (exhibitions, expositions, festivals...) and work for businesses and other companies interesting in the Asian and Mediterranean market.



Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.
The degree exam consists in preparing a paper/thesis, evaluated according to methods similar to those of written exams but not in the presence of the student. The supervisor may require an oral discussion of the paper/thesis, in case they consider it to be necessary.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Master's Degree Programmes

Last update: 31/05/2019