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.


Pre-evaluation Procedure

All Bachelor's degree programmes require a minimum of B1 Level of English, and certain programmes require B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more information about the language certification recognized by our university, please click here. Students lacking the B1 Level of English certificate are required to fulfil an Additional Learning Requirement (OFA) in English following enrollment and have one year to complete the requirement.
All Master's degree programmes require a minimum of B2 Level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); unless otherwise specified on each degree programme's website.

NON-EU students residing abroad interested in enroling to Italian-taught degree programmes (BA and MA) must submit evidence of Italian language proficiency at a B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more information about the language certification recognized by our university, please click here. Students lacking of the reuqired language certification, must attend the preliminary test of Italian language held every academic year, at the beginning of September. Italian language certificate: although, they must reach out this latter level within their first academic year.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:

  • Italian mother-tongue students;
  • EU students (regardless of citizenship and residence);
  • non-EU students residing in Italy with valid Residence Permit who have already passed a similar B2 Level Italian language test to the one established by art. 1, part III, of the “Procedure per l’ingresso, il soggiorno e l’immatricolazione degli studenti richiedenti visto ai corsi della formazione superiore in Italia per l’Anno Accademico 2018/2019 presso le istituzioni della formazione superiore” released by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

Chinese Marco Polo students can enrol to Italian-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes only if they attended and passed the B1 or B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of Italian language course established by the ministerial programme itself. Chinese Marco Polo students that have only the B1 Level of Italian language certificate can enrol anyway to the Italian-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes and will receive a temporary and partial exemption from presenting a B2 Level of Italian language certificate: although, they must reach out this latter level within their first academic year.


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)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.

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/

For NON-EU students residing outside Europe, the admission test will consist on participating in an interview with our Professors via Skype in order to verify the entry requirements and also the motivational and cultural skills acquired.

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.

Ca’ Foscari Disabled Students Service can provide the following services:

  • Assistance during the exam, Tutor support (if requested);
  • Additional study time or mediation with professors in agreeing on the most suitable exam modality;
  • Initial support in familiarizing with the university buildings where the students’ lessons are held, the libraries and the administration offices;
  • Reservation of seats in the classrooms and potential help in obtaining the study materials and lectures notes.

For further information: www.unive.it/disability

Last update: 14/06/2018