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 Counseling and 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 of 10 euros.

This fee allows them to apply to up to three programmes by submitting a single application. Students will be unable to submit their application for evaluation until they have paid the fee. 

More information about about how to pay are available at this link.

Exemption cases

The following categories of students are exempted from paying the 10 euro application fee:

  • students who have been enrolled in another programme offered by Ca’ Foscari in the previous academic years (e.g. Foundation Year, Marco Polo Programme, professional master’s programmes, single courses, etc.),
  • exchange students who have carried out a mobility period at Ca’ Foscari through an existing exchange agreement with their Home University during the academic years before the intake to which they are applying for admission,
  • candidates applying to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Department of Economics and Department of Management, holding a SAT test with a total score equal to or higher than 1200,
  • students with official refugee status.

In order to benefit from the exemption, each student will have to upload documentation proving their status to their online application form (e.g. certificate of enrolment to one of the programmes, transcript of records, SAT score report, residency permit).

In order to request the exemption, students will need to insert the reference code “APPFEE_exemption” in their online application on apply.unive.it. Further information about how to insert this reference code is available at this link.

The Counseling and Welcome Unit will verify these requests on a regular basis.  Exemption requests will only be taken in charge if the applicants will insert the reference code in their online application at least 7 working days before the final deadline of the relevant admission round. When the requests are approved, the students who have requested the exemption will be able to proceed with the submission of their applications without paying the application fee.


Admission rounds

There are 7 successive admission rounds for applying for admission to our degree programmes for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The university’s study offer for 2021/2022 will receive final approval in March 2021, so neither the content nor the availability of the programmes included on this platform is definitive yet. At the moment of enrolment, accepted applicants will need to demonstrate that they satisfy the prerequisites and requirements approved in March 2021.

1st admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 07/12/2020 until 10/01/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 11/01/2021 until 29/01/2021
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 11/01/2021 until 12/02/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 26/02/2021

2nd admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 18/01/2021 until 21/02/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 22/02/2021 until 05/03/2021
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 22/02/2021 until 19/03/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 02/04/2021

3rd admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 01/03/2021 until 04/04/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 06/04/2021 until 23/04/2021
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 06/04/2021 until 07/05/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 21/05/2021

4th admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 12/04/2021 until 09/05/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 10/05/2021 until 28/05/2021
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 10/05/2021 until 18/06/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 07/07/2021

5th admission round

Only for UE citizens or applicants holding a permit of stay valid for enrollment:

  • prospective students can apply from 17/05/2021 until 27/06/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 28/06/2021 until 09/07/2021
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 28/06/2021 until 23/07/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 30/07/2021

6th admission round

Only for open-access bachelor’s degree and for UE citizens or applicants holding a permit of stay valid for enrollment:

  • prospective students can apply from 28/06/2021 until 12/09/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 13/09/2021 until 24/09/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 24/09/2021

7th admission round

Only for open-access bachelor’s degree and for UE citizens or applicants holding a permit of stay valid for enrollment:

  • prospective students can apply from 13/09/2021 until 17/10/2021
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 18/10/2021 until 22/10/2021
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 22/10/2021

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: 14/01/2021