Transfers to Ca' Foscari from another University

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If you intend to transfer to Ca' Foscari, you will need to ask for an assessment of your previous studies. The procedure involves the following phases:

  • registration on the University website;
  • eventual recognition of your credits;
  • in case of transfers to the subsequent years of limited admission degree programmes (with the exception of the third years of degree programmes in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology, the second year of the degree programme in Philosophy, International Studies and Economics, for the second year of Master’s Degree programme in Languages, Economic and Legal Institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa), confirmation of available places and request for permission from the Enrollment Unit;
  • submission of transfer procedure to the University where you are currently enrolled, taking into account processing times of University of origin as well as of Ca’ Foscari;
  • finalization of matriculation at Ca' Foscari.

You can only transfer to a limited access degree programme after your first year and subject to availability of places.

In the case of Master’s degree programmes, you may only transfer if you meet both the general entry and subject-specific academic requirements. Entry requirements are listed on the webpage for each degree programme. On this page you can also find procedures and deadlines for assessment of eligibility.

Students who attained their qualifications abroad must get their qualifications pre-assessed: the necessary information can be found on the relevant webpage.

Request for Credit Recognition

Open Admission Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Request Procedure

In order to request the recognition of your previous studies you should contact the campus services  for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus for programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area.
You will be asked to provide the following:

  • a signed self-certification document listing the exams taken and giving the following details: name of degree and classification, name of the university, name of exams taken including relative scientific disciplinary sector and credit weighting, grade and date taken. Check if self-certification is available in the Personal Area of your University: if it is not available or if not all the requested data is available, you can use the form on this page;
  • eventual exam programmes.

The Campus/Teaching Office will accept the credit recognition requests that are submitted to the Teaching Committees for assessment. Your credit recognition form will be sent to you by email following approval by the Committee. Remember to sign the form.

Year of Enrollment

The year of enrollment will be established according to the number of university credits (ECTS) recognized:

  • up to 47: admission to 1st year of programme. You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned: you will find the relevant information on the degree programme website.
  • 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year of programme. You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned and that you have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements at the time of enrolment: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find the relevant information on the degree programme website.
  • 108 and above: admission to 3rd year of programme.  You must ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned and that you have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements at the time of enrolment: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find the relevant information on the degree programme website.

Limited Admission Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Application procedure

To obtain recognition of your previous studies, you need to contact the Campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus service for the study programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.
You will be asked to provide the following:

  • signed self-certification document listing the exams taken and giving the following details: name of degree and classification, name of the university, name of exams taken including relative scientific disciplinary sector and credit weighting, grade and date taken. Check if self-certification is available in the Personal Area of your University: if it is not available or if not all the requested data is available, you can use the form on this page;
  • eventual exam programmes.

Year of Enrollment

The year of enrollment will be established according to the number of university credits (ECTS) recognized:

  • up to 47: admission to 1st year of programme, with the exception of limited admission degree programmes. You will have to take an admission test and if you are shortlisted then you must withdraw from the degree programme in which you are currently enrolled and matriculate at Ca' Foscari;
  • 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year of programme: you will need to verify placement availability as well as the requirements specified in the respective Calls of Admission.  You also need to verify you have the prerequisite basic knowledge and that you satisfy the OFA requirements (Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi – Additional Learning Requirements) at the time of enrolment. You will not be able to sit for exams until these requirements have been met in full. All information can be found on the OFA pages on the ‘Study’ drop-down menu of each Degree Course;
  • 108 and above: admission to 3rd year of programme. If you wish to enrol in a degree programme:

    • economic area, in Language, Cultures and Societies of Asia and Mediterranean Africa, in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation or in Sciences of Society and Social Service, you will have to check the availability of places and whether there are any specific requirements in the single Calls for Applications. You will also have to ensure that you meet the basic entry requirements for the study programme concerned and that you have fulfilled any Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) at the time of enrolment (you will not be able to take any exams as long as they are outstanding). You will find all the relevant information on the page about OFAs in the Studying menu of the degree programme mini-website;
    • in Philosophy, International and Economics Studies: you do not need to check the availability of places but you will have to ensure that you meet the entry requirements;
    • in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology, you do not need to check the availability of places but you will have to ensure that you meet the entry requirements for each study programme and that you have fulfilled any Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) at the time of enrolment (you will not be able to take any exams as long as they are outstanding). You will find all the relevant information on the page about OFAs in the Studying menu of the degree programme mini-website.

Master’s Degree Programmes

Application Procedure

In order to request the recognition of your previous studies you should contact the campus services for degree programmes in the economic, scientific and humanistic areas, the Treviso campus for programmes held there, and the Department Teaching Offices for degree programmes in the languages area.
You will be asked to provide the following:

  • a signed self-certification document listing the exams taken and giving the following details: name of degree and classification, name of the university, name of exams taken including relative scientific disciplinary sector and credit weighting, grade and date taken. Check if self-certification is available in the Personal Area of your University: if it is not available or if not all the requested data is available, you can use the form on this page;
  • eventual exam programmes.

Year of Enrollment

The year of enrolment will be established according to the number of university credits (ECTS) recognized:

  • up to 47, you will be admitted to the first year of your chosen degree programme;
  • 48 and above, you will be admitted to the second year of your chosen degree programme.

Limited Admission Master's Degree Programmes

Application Procedure

In order to request the recognition of your previous studies you will have to contact the Economic Campus for Master’s Degree programmes in the Department of Management, and, for the Master’s Degree programmes in Languages, Economic and Legal Institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa, the Didactic Secretary of the Department of Asian and North African Studies.

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • a signed self-certification document listing the exams taken and giving the following details: name of degree and classification, name of the university, name of exams taken including relative scientific disciplinary sector and credit weighting, grade and date taken. Check if self-certification is available in the Personal Area of your University: if it is not available or if not all the requested data is available, you can use the form on this page;
  • eventual exam programmes.

Year of Enrollment

The year of enrollment will be established according to the number of university credits (ECTS) recognized:

  • up to 47: admission to 1st year of programme: You will have to take an admission test and if you are shortlisted then you must withdraw from the degree programme in which you are currently enrolled and matriculate at Ca’ Foscari. You will have to verify that you meet the general entry requirements as well as the subject-specific academic requirements: you will find all the information you need on the master’s degree programme webpage;
  • 48 and above: admission to 2nd year of programme: if you would like to enrol in:

    • a Master’s degree programme in the Department of Management, you must verify the availability of places, successfully through personal preparation through passing the admission test and being in possession of the required curricular requirements: find all the information on the page dedicated to the test and admission requirements on the Enroll menu of the mini website for the Master’s Degree programme;
    • a master’s degree programme in Languages, Economic and Legal Institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa, you must not confirm availability of places but be in possession of personal preparation and required curricular requirements: find all the information on the page dedicated to the test and admission requirements on the Enroll menu of the mini website for the Master’s Degree programme.

Transfer Window

  • recognition of credits required at the Didactic Campus/Secretary: by 24th November 2017. For the Master’s degree programmes in the Department of Management, the deadline varies depending on the admissions session: for the spring selection, the request must be presented by 2nd May 2017. For the Master’s degree programme in Languages, Economic and Legal Institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa, the request must be presented by the deadline indicated on the Admission Announcement page.
  • Submission of transfer request to the University where you are currently enrolled: by 30 September 2017;
  • Finalization of matriculation at Ca' Foscari: by 11 December 2017, according to the procedures communicated to you by the Enrollment Unit.

Subsidies and financial Aid

If you wish to receive forms of financial aid (such as the reduction of tuition fees and/or a scholarship) you should read the regulations on the relative web page and then contact the Financial Aid unit to request a consultation once you have obtained the recognition of your credits and before proceeding with your transfer request.

This will help you to decide whether in order to continue your studies at Ca’ Foscari you should continue with your transfer application or whether it would cost less to withdraw from your University of origin and re-enrol at our University with recognition of credits.