Preliminary evaluation for international students

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If you are an EU or non-EU student with an international qualification and you wish to enrol in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at Ca' Foscari, you must request a preliminary online evaluation of your qualifications. After uploading the required documentation and completing the procedure you will be informed of the outcome by email.

If you are applying for a Master's degree, and if the outcome of your preliminary evaluation requires you to obtain extra credits before you can be accepted in to your chosen Master's degree programme, you could be able to gain the required credits through the summer Bridge Term at the School for International Education.


Pre-evaluation Procedure

All undergraduate programmes require a minimum of B1 level English, and certain programmes require B2. Students lacking certification are required to fulfil an Additional Learning Requirement (OFA) in English following enrollment and have one year to complete the requirement.

All graduate programmes require a minimum of B2 level of English and students must provide certification by 31st December 2017 unless otherwise specified on each degree programme's website.

Students wishing to apply for entry to English-taught degree programmes (BA and MA) must submit evidence of English language proficiency at  B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more detailed information on language certification accepted by our university, please consult this page.


Categories of Students

Admission rounds

For the a.y. 2018/2019 there will be 3 admission rounds to apply for our Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. More details as followed:

1st Admission round

  • Application period: 2nd November 2017 - 30th November 2017
  • Welcome Unit pre-evaluation: 2nd November 2017 - 31st January 2018 (2 weeks Winter break)
  • Teaching Committee pre-evaluation: 2nd November 2017 - 28th February 2018 (2 weeks Winter break)

2nd admission round

  • Application period: 4th December 2017 - 30th April 2018
  • Welcome Unit pre-evaluation: 8th January 2018 - 31st May 2018
  • Teaching Committee pre-evaluation: 8th January 2018 - 29th June 2018

3rd admission round

Only for Italian citizens, EU citizens and NON-EU residing in Italy with a valid residency permit.

  • Application period: 2nd May 2018 - 29th June 2018
  • Welcome Unit pre-evaluation: 2nd May 2018 - 27th July 2018
  • Teaching Committee pre-evaluation: 2nd May 2018 - 3rd August 2018

Required documents

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Valid ID (for EU and Italian applicants only) or passport;
  • Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
  • Final Secondary Education Leaving Qualification (or the Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of secondary School if  the final leaving qualification diploma is not yet ready);
  • Mark Sheet or Transcript of records;
  • Certificate declaring the pass grade of an eventual special Academic Competence Exam eventually required for entry to University in the Country of origin (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, Vestibular or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brazil, Gao Kao in China etc.);
  • Eventual English or Italian translation of the documents listed on the first 3 points;
  • Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies.
  • These certificates must be accompanied by a detailed programme listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities.
  • Declaration of Value (or Statement of Validity) released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained; or the CIMEA Statement of comparability.

Master's Degree

  • Valid ID (for EU and Italian applicants only) or passport;
  • Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
  • A minimum 3-year-Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (or the Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of your Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree programme if the final qualification diploma is not yet ready);
  • Certificate released by the competent University declaring the exams done (transcript of records);
  • Diploma Supplement (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a EU country only);
  • Upon request of the Teaching Committee, a detailed programme description (syllabus) for the completion of said qualifications may be asked. Study programmes can be certified by the Diploma Supplement (where in place);
  • Eventual English or Italian translation of the documents listed on the first 4 points;
  • Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies.
  • These certificates must be accompanied by a detailed programme listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities
  • Declaration of Value (or Statement of Validity) released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained; or the CIMEA Statement of comparability (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a NON-EU country only)
  • Curriculum vitae

For non-EU students only

Please note that the admission procedure for non-EU students residing outside of Italy follows the directives established yearly by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, which also deals with the process and timings planned for the pre-enrolment at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives abroad and the request for the VISA.

Details and deadlines at http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/