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. If the country in which the student has obtained this diploma requires them to take a national test in order to have access to higher education, they must also demonstrate that they have taken and passed this exam (e.g., the Selectividad in Spain, the Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, the Vestibular or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brazil, or the Gao Kao in China etc.).
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 -- so, applicants requesting admission to a bachelor’s degree will need to provide documentation about their high school career while applicants to a master’s degree will need to document their bachelor’s studies.

Bachelor's degrees

  • Valid ID (for EU 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;
  • CIMEA Statement of comparability OR Declaration of Value released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained.

Master's degrees

  • Valid ID (for EU 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 applicants are currently attending the last year of your studies or 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) or 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);
  • 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;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Admission rounds

There are 7 successive admission rounds for applying for admission to our degree programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The university’s study offer for 2020/21 will receive final approval in March 2020, 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 2020.

1st admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 2/11/2019 until 1/12/2019
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 2/11/2019 until 13/01/2020
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 2/11/2019 until 19/01/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 22/01/2020

Please note: there will be a 2-week winter break at the end of December and the beginning of January during which the university closes and the pre-evaluation process is temporarily suspended.

2nd admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 14/12/2019 until 6/01/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 14/12/2019 until 24/01/2020
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 14/12/2019 until 23/02/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 26/02/2020

3rd admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 18/01/2020 until 1/03/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 18/01/2020 until 13/03/2020
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 18/01/2020 until 19/04/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 24/04/2020

4th admission round

  • prospective students can apply from 14/03/2020 until 30/04/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 14/03/2020 until 15/05/2020
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 14/03/2020 until 21/06/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 26/06/2020

5th admission round

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

  • prospective students can apply from 1/05/2020 until 28/06/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 1/05/2020 until 3/07/2020
  • evaluation of the Teaching Committee takes place from 01/05/2020 until 17/07/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 22/07/2020

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 11/07/2020 until 20/09/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 11/07/2020 until 30/09/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 30/09/2020

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 01/10/2020 until 16/10/2020
  • pre-evaluation from the Counseling and Welcome Unit takes place from 01/10/2020 until 26/10/2020
  • accepted applicants receive their letter of enrolment eligibility by 29/10/2020

More information for non-EU students

Please note that the enrolment procedure for non-EU students residing outside of Italy follows the directives established each year by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). This same ministry that defines the process and schedule for the pre-enrolment procedure at the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate abroad, a process that leads to the request for a study visa.

Non-EU applicants who receive a letter of enrolment eligibility should remember that this letter:

  • must be presented to the relevant Italian diplomatic institution (embassy, consulate, etc.) in their home country as part of the pre-enrolment procedure;
  • does not exempt them from carrying out the above-mentioned pre-enrolment procedure;
  • does not guarantee the receipt of a study visa, which is decided exclusively by the relevant Italian diplomatic representatives in their home country;
  • does not eliminate the need to carry out the enrolment procedure at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the chosen programme, which can only be finalised after the completion of the pre-enrolment procedure and the receipt of a study visa. The Italian diplomatic representatives are in charge of verifying the authenticity of the documentation and the possession of all the prerequisites required for enrolling in a degree programme in Italy.

All details and deadlines regarding the pre-enrolment procedure can be found on the ministry’s website. The updated version for 2020/2021 academic year should be available online by April 2020.


International students with 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: 15/01/2020