Preliminary evaluation for international students

EU and non-EU students with an international qualification who wish to enrol in a bachelor's or master's degree programme at Ca' Foscari, must request a preliminary online evaluation of their qualifications on the online platform apply.unive.it. After uploading the required documentation and completing the procedure, additional information and the outcome of the application will be communicated via email.

Pre-evaluation procedure

The Welcome Unit verifies that applicants with an international entry qualification are eligible to enrol in their chosen programme(s) of study. When applicants prove eligible, their entry requirements and academic background are then evaluated by a Teaching Committee.

Contacts and reservations

Applicants for bachelor’s degree programmes must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. Applicants having obtained a secondary school diploma in a country where students are required to take a national test in order to have access to higher education do not need to demonstrate that they have taken and passed this exam. Nevertheless, applicants from non-EU countries must be aware that Italian diplomatic representatives abroad might ask for the proof that the exam has been taken and passed in order to issue the visa for study purpose and the Declaration of Value.
In addition, if an applicant’s chosen programme requires sitting an entry test, applicants must take the exam in order to be admitted. More information about specific entry tests can be found on the programme’s web page.

Applicants for master’s degree programmes must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. Depending on the programme of interest, applicants will need to demonstrate their possession of specific academic prerequisites in order to guarantee that they are adequately prepared to undertake their studies at the master’s level.
In addition, if an applicant’s chosen programme requires sitting an entry test, applicants must take the exam in order to be admitted. More information about specific entry tests can be found on the programme’s web page.

Depending on the chosen programme of study, applicants are required to provide certification of their knowledge of one or more languages. Information about each programme’s language requirements can be found on the programme’s web page. Applicants will be asked to provide their language certification(s) during the enrolment procedure.
For more information about the language certifications that Ca’ Foscari accepts, please check the webpage about language requirements.

If the applicant is accepted, he/she will receive a letter of enrolment eligibility. This letter does not guarantee the student’s enrolment at Ca’ Foscari, the student will still need to satisfy all of the mandatory requirements and respect the relevant deadlines.

Required documents

Depending on the chosen programme, applicants may need to provide different documents. During the application process, students will be guided step by step on our online platform apply.unive.it.

These documents change depending on the study level to which an applicant is applying for admission (bachelor’s or master’s level). An applicant will always be asked to provide documentation regarding the completion of the academic qualification that provides access to the desired level of study.

For more information about the required documents for applying, please check the web page Entry requirements for applicants holding an international qualification.

Application fee

In order to apply for admission to Ca’ Foscari, international students need to pay an application fee.
More information will be published on this webpage around November 2022.

Admission rounds

For students wishing to apply for admission to begin a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the 2023/2024 academic year, there are 7 successive admission rounds outlined here below.
Please note: the university’s study offer for the 2023/2024 academic year will receive final approval in March 2023, so neither the content nor the availability of the programmes included on this platform will be definitive until that time. At the moment of enrolment, accepted applicants will need to demonstrate that they satisfy the prerequisites and requirements approved in March 2023.

Please read the following information carefully in order to understand when you are eligible to apply to begin your studies in September 2023.Here are some of the most important dates:

  • For non-EU citizens requiring a visa, the final deadline to apply is 5 May 2023, but we strongly encourage you to apply in one of our earlier admission rounds in order to know as soon as possible if your application will prove successful and to have plenty of time to carry out the visa request process.
  • For EU applicants and international students in possession of an Italian permit of stay valid for university enrolment who are applying for admission to any master’s degree or to a bachelor’s degree requiring an entry test, the final deadline to apply is 23 June 2023.

Please keep in mind that the indications regarding how long it will take successful applicants to receive their acceptance letters are only estimates based on the time it has customarily taken our International Office and professors to process applications submitted in each round in the past.

    (PLEASE NOTE: the International Office will be closed from 24 December 2022 through 8 January 2023)

    • prospective students can apply from 05/12/2022 until noon (CET) on 13/01/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 24/02/2022 and 10/03/2023
    • prospective students can apply from 16/01/2023 until noon (CET) on 24/02/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 07/04/2023 and 21/04/2023
    • prospective students can apply from 27/02/2023 until noon (CET) on 31/03/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 19/05/2023 and 01/06/2023
    • prospective students can apply from 03/04/2023 until noon (CET) on 05/05/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 23/06/2023 and 07/07/2023

    (only for EU citizens and applicants in possession of an Italian permit of stay valid for university enrolment)

    • prospective students can apply from 08/05/2023 until noon (CET) on 23/06/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 28/07/2023 and 04/08/2023

    (only for EU citizens and applicants in possession of an Italian permit of stay valid for university enrolment who are applying for an open-access bachelor’s degree)

    • prospective students can apply from 26/06/2023 until noon (CET) on 01/09/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 15/09/2023 and 22/09/2023

    (only for EU citizens and applicants in possession of an Italian permit of stay valid for university enrolment who are applying for an open-access bachelor’s degree)

    • prospective students can apply from 04/09/2023 until noon (CET) on 13/10/2023
    • accepted applicants are expected to receive their letter of enrolment eligibility between 20/10/2023 and 27/10/2023

    More information for non-EU students

    The admission process for non-EU students who require a visa to finalize the enrolment procedures follows the directives published annually by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI) and the Ministry of the Interior.

    Updated information are available on the dedicated page Pre-enrolment and visa application.

    International students with a disability

    Students with disabilities / LD can count on the support of the Ca’ Foscari Disabled Students Service. 

    Disabilities must be reported by the students during the application procedure by submitting a declaration in English, containing the details about the services they need.
    During the online registration on Ca’ Foscari website the students will have to attach the certificate stating the disability and/or the specific type of learning.

    For further information about the services for students with disabilities and learning disabilities please visit www.unive.it/disability.

    Last update: 29/11/2022