Erasmus+ study programme

The Erasmus+ study programme gives students from European countries the opportunity to come to Ca’ Foscari to study and carry out research. Their stay in Venice will enhance their university education, increase their knowledge of other cultures and languages, and provide them with an important life experience.

Contacts and reservations

Sending university procedures

To come to Ca’ Foscari as an Erasmus+ incoming student, you should first contact the International Office of your home institution in order to:

  • make sure there is a valid inter-institutional agreement between your home university and Ca’ Foscari (I VENEZIA01), in your specific study field;
  • find out all details about selection procedure and financial support;
  • make sure that official nomination from your home institution is forwarded to Ca' Foscari International Relations Office ( before the deadline.

Nomination deadlines 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 receive Ca' Foscari Welcome Message, with a unique code (token) for the online registration.

Students have to prepare the following documents:

  • one passport-size photo (good quality, JPG format, 4MB max.);
  • transcript of records (certificate prepared by the home university);
  • learning Agreement;
  • English or Italian certificate (B2 level) - check the "Recognized certification" tab;
  • copy of a valid ID or passport;
  • accommodation form with one passport-size photos, only if you ask for accommodation in Venice; the International Office of Ca’ Foscari University will send you the accommodation form with the Welcome Message.

Forms must be uploaded in the website for the online registration. Original documents will be handed at the first meeting in Venice.

Deadlines for student registration:

  • 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).

Before leaving your country

Do not forget to:

  • have an identification document valid for foreign travel;
  • only for non-EU students: ask the Welcome Unit of Ca’ Foscari University ( for an official university acceptance letter for the VISA;
  • 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);
  • book your enrolment appointment with the Welcome Unit.

During your Erasmus+ Stay

Appointments with the International Relations Office

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

Courses and programmes

  • Erasmus+ Incoming students can attend all the courses offered; only PHD programmes and Professional Master's Programmes are excluded.  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.

Changes to the Learning Agreement

  • In case you want to change the Learning Agreement you have to arrange a meeting with the Departmental Coordinator of Ca’ Foscari to get it approved and signed. After that, take an appointment with the Welcome Unit: the IWD Staff will update your courses in your online career and they will send the approved document to your home University.

Extension of the Erasmus+ stay

  • If you wish to request an extension of your Erasmus+ study period at Ca’ Foscari University, you need to provide the Welcome Unit ( )with the authorization from your home university (an e-mail will be enough).

Before leaving Venice

In order to officially close your Erasmus+ period in Venice, you have to take an appointment with the Welcome Unit.

The Welcome Unit staff will give you your final official certificate.