Erasmus+ study programme

The Erasmus+ study programme offers students from European countries the opportunity to come to Ca’ Foscari to study and conduct research in the beautiful city of Venice. During their stay in Venice, students will have the opportunity to deepen their university education, increase their knowledge of foreign cultures and languages, and live a significant life experience.
They will also benefit from high learning resources, wide offer of activities and events and support services. It is a great opportunity for personal, academic and social development.

Contacts and reservations

Home institution procedures

In order to attend Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as an Erasmus+ incoming student, please make sure to contact the International Office of your home institution first. In particular:

  • make sure there is a valid inter-institutional agreement for your study field between your home institution and Ca’ Foscari (I VENEZIA01);
  • be informed about selection procedure and financial support;
  • make sure that the official nomination from your home institution is forwarded to Ca’ Foscari University’s Counselling and Welcome Unit ( incoming.mobility@unive.it) before the deadline.

Deadlines for nominations by partner institutions:

  • April 1st - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the first semester or full academic year (September arrivals);
  • October 1st - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the second semester (January arrivals).

Procedures for Erasmus+ incoming students

After being officially nominated, Erasmus+ Incoming students will receive Ca' Foscari University’s Welcome Message, with a unique code (token) needed in order to start their online application.

Students have to prepare beforehand, and then upload, the following documents:

  • transcript of records (certificate prepared by the home university);
  • learning Agreement (if your home university uses the OLA version, just send us the link of your LA);
  • English or Italian certificate (B2 level) - check the "Recognized certification" tab; native English speakers do not have to submit any language certificate;
  • copy of a valid ID or passport.

Deadlines for students' online application (please, mind that it is u to your home university to send us your nomnation!):

  • April 30th - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the first semester or full academic year (September arrivals); 
  • October 30th - Erasmus+ Incoming mobility for the second semester (January arrivals).

How to apply for a visa for study purpose - for NON-EU students

In order to get a VISA for study purposes, students need to apply to the Universitaly portal: this tool has been designed for international students willing to study in Italy both for an entire study cycle or for a semester/year abroad.

This procedure do not concern citizens of Countries in the European Union, as well as from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See.

In order to apply to the Universitaly portal, we warmly recommend checking the Guidelines in attachment.

Please, do not forget to select: “I WANT TO SPEND A PERIOD OF MOBILITY FOR STUDY/TRAINEESHIP”.

Please, remember also to upload your Acceptance Letter while applying.

Once you have completed the procedure on the Universitaly portal, the International Office staff will check your applications which will be then forwarded by the system to the competent Embassies/Consulates. Each VISA application will be processed according to the relative methods and time frames of each Country diplomatic institution.

Please, mind that that the Universitaly application is compulsory but does not guarantee or imply any automatic right to the issuing of the relative study visa, which is the exclusive responsibility of the competent embassy or consulate.

Read the list of Italian embassies and consulates abroad [ITA].

Before leaving your country

General procedures:

  • have an identification document valid for foreign travel;
  • for non-EU students only : request an official acceptance letter issued by the University in order to get your VISA (contact:  incoming.mobility@unive.it).
  • have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC card) issued by your National Health Authorities (for EU students) or another health insurance (for non-EU students);  should you need any assistance please contact  immigrationteam@unive.it or check the link 

Learning Agreement, Courses and programmes:

  • Fill out your Learning Agreement before the mobility by choosing among the courses offered by Ca’ Foscari and following the Guideline for course catalogue. You may also choose among free Italian courses and courses regarding Italian and Venetian Culture;
  • If you are about to attend your mobility for research activities, please fill out the Learning Agreement for research activities. Remember that you will not receive any ECTS at the end of your mobility period.
  • Erasmus+ Incoming students must choose courses according to the Department they are enrolled in at Ca’ Foscari University; at least 70% of the courses should belong to the Department. Ca' Foscari offers various courses taught entirely in English or with English resources (bibliography, exam in English). Course details (professor, times, programme) can be found in the relevant course webpage. In case of mobility for research activities, the student won’t receive any credit at the end of the mobility period.

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During your Erasmus+ Stay

Appointments with the Counseling and Welcome Unit

  • In order to arrange an appointment with the International Relations Office click here and choose "Counseling and Welcome Unit". Each appointment is individual.

Courses and programmes

  • Erasmus+ Incoming students can attend all the courses offered;  as detailed in the Guideline for course catalogueCa' Foscari offers various courses taught entirely in English or with English resources (bibliography, exam in English). Course details (professor, times, programme) can be found in the relevant course webpage. In case of mobility for research activities, the student won’t receive any credit at the end of the mobility period.

Changes to the Learning Agreement

    • In case you want to change the Learning Agreement, please ask the Counseling and Welcome Unit ( incoming.mobility@unive.it) for guidance. Once you have chosen the new courses (or deleted the old ones) please have your home institution sign the new Learning Agreement, and then forward it to the Counseling and Welcome Unit. The document will be sent to your Academic Coordinator at Ca’ Foscari University for the final signature.

Extension of the Erasmus+ stay

  • If you wish to request an extension of your Erasmus+ study period at Ca’ Foscari University, please contact your home university first to make sure you are allowed to do it. Once you have arranged your extension of stay with your home university, please contact the Counseling and Welcome Unit ( incoming.mobility@unive.it). Please, use the blank form “extension of stay” in attachment.

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Before leaving Venice

In order to finalize the procedures regarding the conclusion of your mobility, you should send an email with “END OF MOBILITY” as object to the Counseling and Welcome Unit ( incoming.mobility@unive.it).

Please, do not forget to attach:

  • your Learning Agreement Before the Mobility and Learning Agreement During the Mobility with all the signatures required (Student signature, Home University signature, Ca’ Foscari Academic Coordinator signature). Remember that all the exams you have taken during your mobility need to be included in your Learning Agreements;
  • the list of all the exams you have taken (course code, course title, exam date, grade, number of ECTS, Professor in charge).

You should then fill in the Library Module, which is a compulsory step to verify that you do not have still books from a Ca’ Foscari library.

Finally, the Counseling and Welcome Unit Staff will send you your official Confirmation of Stay and Transcript of Records.

Confirmation of Stay

This document reports:

  • the Date of your Arrival at Ca’ Foscari, which corresponds to one of our Welcome Days;
  • the Date of your Departure from Ca’ Foscari, which corresponds to the last academic activity the student accomplishes at Ca’ Foscari University (normally, the date of the last exam).

Transcript of Records

As soon as your exam results have been registered at the end of the study period in Venice, a Transcript of Records will be issued by Counseling and the Welcome Unit; this document includes the list of the exams the student has passed at Ca’ Foscari and a conversion of the grades according to the ECTS scale.

The ECTS grades are generated automatically upon the creation of your transcript by taking into account the results obtained by all of the students who have taken the same exam at Ca' Foscari in the last three years.

Here is an example of how the calculation works: Mario Lopez received a grade of 19/30 on the "English Language" exam associated with the code LT005P.

The percentage of Ca' Foscari students who obtained the same grade on the same exam in the last three years is 2%, which on the ECTS scale is interpreted as an E.

The formula used in this conversion process can be found in the ECTS guide published by the European Commission.

Please, be informed that only exams with a passing grade will be reported in the final Transcript of Records.


Incoming students with disabilities

Incoming students with disabilities / LD can count on the support of the Counseling and Welcome Unit.

Partner universities must report the students’ disabilities once they are nominated by submitting a declaration in English, containing the details about the services offered at the home university to support the students.

During the online registration on Ca’ Foscari website the incoming students will have to attach the following documents:

  • Certificate stating the disability / LD;
  • Declaration provided by the home university. 

The Counseling and Welcome Unit will report the situation to Ca’ Foscari Disabled Students Service, which 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. 

Last update: 12/10/2021