Master's Degrees: Open Admission Programmes

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Qualifications Needed

To enrol in a Master’s Degree course you need the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree;
  • A Degree gained under the previous legislation (prior to Ministerial Decree 509/1999) or University Diploma, (accepted on evaluation made by the Teaching Committee of reference as outlined below);
  • For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment as outlined on this webpage.

Entry Requirements

Admission to an open access Master’s Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. Students who do not demonstrate they possess an adequate preparation and do not hold the requisites specified by their course of choice may not enrol in the Master’s Degree course. Students are required to provide certified evidence of a minimum B2 level of English language on which they will also be evaluated.

The entry requirements for each Master’s Degree are specified on the web page dedicated to it.

Contacts and Reservations

Enrollment in a Ca’ Foscari open access Master’s Degree programme for the 2018/2019 academic year involves the following steps:

  • Completing the online self-certification form to request an evaluation of your entry requirements;
  • Completing the online enrolment form;
  • Paying the first instalment of your university fees;
  • the Enrolment Unit completing enrolment procedures within seven working days of payment.

Students enrolled in Master’s Degree programme who gain these qualifications after October 1st and by the end of December 2018, may enrol from November 14th to December 14th 2018 without paying late fees.


Evaluation of entry requirements

It is necessary to complete the online pre-evaluation procedure for your entry requirements to be verified: the results will be published online at Programmes > Bachelor and Master’s Degrees, selecting the webpage of your Master’s Degree programme.

There are three evaluation periods throughout the year:

Period Self-Certification Completion Results Published
1st period Wednesday May 2 – Monday June 4, 2018 Friday 22 June 2018
2nd period Tuesday July 10 – Monday August 27, 2018 Friday 14 September 2018
3rd period Tuesday October 2 – Monday November 5, 2018 Friday 23 November 2018

To access the online self-certification application please visit this webpage. On the same page, you will find information on how to complete the application and the documentation needed.


Enrollment

You may enrol from July 3rd to October 1st, 2018.

A further enrolment period will be opened from November 14th to December 14th, 2018: registration will then involve the payment of a penalty of 50.00 Euros.

Graduands from the 2017/18 autumn session and students enrolled in a Master's degree programme who will graduate between October 1st and December 2018 will be able to register from November 14th to December 14th 2018 without paying any penalty surcharge.

How to Enroll

It is possible to enrol once your entry requirements have been verified, as indicated by the online application.  You may enrol only if you possess the entry requirements foreseen for your chosen Master’s Degree course.

To enrol you must only use the online procedure.

The procedure involves:

  1. Registering online with the University: registration involves giving your personal details, residence and contact information.  You do not need to register online if you are already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari: to access your Personal Area you will need to use the username and the password you have been assigned. Should you forget your username and/or password, you may recover them with this procedure [IT].
  2. Online pre-enrolment: to pre-enrol you will need to access your Personal Area on the Ca’ Foscari website with the username and the password you are assigned at the end of the registration process. Select Department Administration Office and then select Enrol in open access Degree Courses. Once you have chosen the Master’s Degree, you will need to complete the online enrolment process. You will be asked to upload a photograph of yourself (passport sized, face on, clear and legible) in .jpeg format and then upload the following documentation:

    • copy of a valid identity document (front and back);
    • any additional documents necessary for enrolment ( for example, language certificates, Credit accreditation forms, self-certifications etc.);

    If you have applied for entry requirement evaluation as a graduand, you must attach a signed self-certification form listing exams indicating: the name of the University, the name of the Course of study and class, the date of attainment and final degree mark, the name of individual exams with their scientific area and weight in credits. Verify if the self-certification form, complete with the above information, can be printed from your Personal Area of your University of origin. Alternatively, use the self-certification form found on this page.
    Once the documents have been uploaded, it is necessary for you to confirm the information you have submitted and then continue on to the Payment section.

  3. Payment of the first tax rates and tuition fees: the payment is made by clicking on the “payments” button generated at the end of filling in the matriculation application;
  4. Completing the enrolment procedure: having completed the enrolment form and paying the first instalment of University fees does not mean that you have been automatically enrolled at Ca’. The enrolment procedure is completed within seven working days of payment. Confirmation of enrolment will be communicated by email.  Please note that the seven working days take effect from the payment date and exclude Saturday as is not considered a working day.

Special Circumstances

It is possible to enrol or transfer to a Degree course by requesting:


September Exam Session

The opportunity to take an exam in the September exam session is at the discretion of the Course of Study Teaching Committee: to participate, recent graduates must contact the Teaching Committee in advance and request authorization.  

You may enrol in a Master’s Degree Programme requesting accreditation for the following studies and training activities:

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degrees, or Master’s Diplomas;
  • Incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed status or transfer;
  • Individual courses;
  • Internship/traineeship/previous employment.

Credit accreditation is possible only for those activities that have not been previously used for other awards. This does not exonerate students from being tested on their personal preparation and their prerequisite academic knowledge.

Enrolment with credit accreditation is not allowed to students concurrently enrolled in another University course and for which suspension has been requested.

Accreditation Request Period

The request for credit recognition must be submitted to the Campus/Department Teaching Office by September 12th 2018. After this date the only  accreditation requests that will be accepted are those arriving between the dates of October 15th 2018 to November 23th 2018 exclusively for students enrolling in a Master’s Degree in the November 14th 2017 to December 14th 2018 period.

The Accreditation Request Form must be attached when completing the online enrolment procedure.

 

Accreditation Procedure

Please refer to Campus Services for Degree programmes in the fields of Economics, Scientific and Humanities; to the Treviso Campus for Degree programmes offered there; and, to the Department Teaching Office for Degree courses offer in Linguistics. You are required to submit:

  • a signed self-certification form listing exams. Please indicate for each exam: the name of the Course of study and class, the name of the University, the name of individual exams taken with their scientific area and weight in credits, the mark and the exam date. Please verify if self-certification is available in your University Reserved Area: if it is not available or, if all the required data is not listed, you may use the forms on this page;
  • any exam programmes in your possession.


Requests for accreditation are to be submitted to the Campus/Department Teaching Office, which will then be subject to evaluation by the Teaching Committee.  Once approved, the Accreditation Form will be sent to you via e-mail. Please remember to sign the form.

Should you wish to request accreditation exclusively for previous Ca’ Foscari activities that have the same teaching code you find in the study plan of the course you wish to enrol in (for example, requesting accreditation for individual courses studied at Ca’ Foscari), you may complete the Accreditation Form by yourself and attach it directly during the online Enrollment procedure.


ECTS Accreditation Criteria

Accreditation will be made based on the following criteria:

  • The number of credits acquired in ex-Ministerial Decrees no. 509/1999 and no. 270/2004 Degree courses will be accredited as specified; exception being for Ca’ Foscari students who have previously withdrawn from courses or forfeited their studies. For these applicants, specific incentives have been provided (see the related FAQs);
  • Exams that have already been used as entry requirements will not be awarded further accreditation.

If you have a Professional Master’s Programme, you can get recognition up to a maximum of 60 Credits.

The activities recognized by Bachelor’s, Master’s Degrees or Professional Master’s Diplomas have no impact in terms of the final mark average needed for admission to graduation. On the other hand, the activities accredited from the study of single courses and incomplete university studies following withdrawal, lapsed student status or incoming transfer are taken into consideration in the final mark average.
 


Enrollment with ECTS Accreditation

Enrolment is always subordinate to an assessment of your personal academic preparation and your prerequisite academic knowledge, needed for admission to Master’s Degree courses.

Please note that:

  • when starting to fill out the application form, select “Registration for shorter course length” if you are asking for accreditation from a previous Degree, Master’s Diploma or individual courses; “Registration from withdrawal” if asking for accreditation following your withdrawal from another degree course or lapsed student status; “Transfer inbound” if you are transferring from your university to Ca’ Foscari;
  • in choosing the degree programme and a curriculum, you will only find courses for the 2018/2019 academic year: the Accreditation Form will be taken into consideration when it is time to finalize your enrolment. You will be enrolled in the exact year and with the curriculum specified on the Form;

Some students may be exempt from payment of the accreditation fee: please see the Payment FAQs.

Enrollment Year

The year of enrolment is determined on the basis of the number of ECTS Credits you have been awarded

  • Up to 47, you will be enrolled in First Year;
  • from 48 or more, you will be enrolled in Second Year.

What, How, Who and When

What activities can be awarded accreditation?

You may request accreditation for the following academic qualifications and training activities:

  • Bachelor Degrees under Ministerial Decree 509/1999, Master's Degrees, Single Cycle Degrees or Professional Master's Programmes;
  • incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed student status;
  • individual courses and exams held at the Summer School;
  • Internship/traineeships/previous employment;
  • Other skills and knowledge developed in post-secondary training programmes planned and realized with Ca’ Foscari University involvement.

     

If I am enrolled in another course of studies and have asked for suspension, may I request accreditation for the exams I have sat for so far?

No, you cannot. It is not possible to enrol using these exams as credits if you are currently enrolled in another degree course and have asked for suspension.

If I have already been awarded accreditation for another degree, may I use the same exams for further accreditation?

No, you cannot. Once accreditation has been awarded for existing qualifications, the same may not be used to request further awards.

May I ask accreditation for exams “used” as entry requirements for enrolment in a Master’s Degree?

No, you cannot ask accreditation for exams used as entry requirements.

If the exams I am requesting accreditation for refer to qualifications under Ministerial Decrees 509/1999 or 270/2004, how will accreditation be awarded?

The ECTS belonging to ex-Ministerial Decrees 509/1999 and 270/2004 Degree courses will maintain their effective number. Incentives are provided if you are requesting accreditation for exams held at Ca’ Foscari for a degree that was not finished due to withdrawal or lapsed status belonging to Ministerial Decree 509/99. In this case, you will be accredited 6 ECTS per subject indicating 4 or 5 credits and 12 ECTS for those indicating 8 or 10 credi

If the exams I am requesting accreditation for refer to qualifications attained prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99, how will accreditation be awarded?

Exams held for Degree courses prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99 will be assigned 6 ECTS for subjects studied per semester and will be assigned 12 ECTS for annual courses.

I have a Professional Master’s Diploma, how many ECTS will I be assigned?

You may be accredited up to a maximum of 60 ECTS.

What weight will my accredited exams have in terms of my final degree mark?

Degree or Professional Master’s Programme activities that have been accredited do not affect the final mark average used as admission to the Degree exam. However, individual courses and incomplete University studies due to withdrawal, lapsed status or transfer will be included.

Who do I need to contact?

To have your previous studies accredited, please refer to the:

  • Economics Campus for Master’s Degree programmes in Economics and Finance; Governance of Public Organizations and Intercultural Development of Tourism Systems;
  • Scientific Campus for Master’s Degree programmes in Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies; Computer Science; Environmental Sciences and Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials (Inter-University Programme);
  • Treviso Campus [IT] for Master’s Degree programmes in Editorial Interpreting and Translation, and Economics and Business Development;
  • Humanities Campus for Master’s Degree programmes in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Anthropological Linguistics (Inter-University Programme); Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities; Italian Philology and Literature; Work, Social Citizenship, Interculturality; Ancient Civilizations: Literatures, History and Archaeology; Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage; Philosophical Sciences; History from the Middle Age to Present; History of Arts and Conservation of Artistic Heritage, and History and Management of Archival and Bibliographical Heritage (Inter-University Programme);
  • Department Teaching Office of the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies for Master’s Degree programmes in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature; International Relations, and Language Sciences;
  • Department Teaching Office of the Department of Asian and North African Studies for Master’s Degree programmes in Asian and North African Studies; Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa.

What documents do I need to submit to the Campus/Department Teaching Office to request accreditation?

You will need to provide:

  • a signed self-certification form listing exams. Please indicate for each exam: the name of the Course of study and class, the name of the University, the name of individual exams taken with their scientific area and weight in credits, the mark and the exam date. Please verify if self-certification is available in your University Reserved Area: if it is not available or if all the required data is not listed, you may use the forms on the online Accreditation Request page;
  • any exam programmes in your possession.

 

 

If I am asking for accreditation of individual courses, must I refer to the Campus/Department Teaching Office to complete the form?

No, this isn’t necessary. Should you request accreditation exclusively for activities that you have carried out at Ca' Foscari and that have the same teaching code as courses for which you are enrolling in, you may complete the Accreditation Form yourself and attach it directly to your online form during the enrolment procedure. If one or more courses are not included in your study plan but are part of the open unit credits, you will have to pay a 300.00 Euro additional fee.

Do I include the accredited exams in my study plan?

Yes, you have to complete your study plan including the exams for which you have gained accreditation.
If when filling-in your study plan you do not find a match between your awarded open unit credits and those proposed in your chosen degree course, enter any of the elective courses. You will be able to change them when filling-in the study plan once you will receive the notification of the successful registration of the recognitions.


Payment

Do I have to pay to request accreditation?

Yes, you are required to pay €300.00 unless you enrol with accreditation:

  • single courses or summer school courses, if the code of these courses are included in the study plan.If one or more courses are not included in your study plan but are part of the open unit credits, you will have to pay a 300.00 Euro additional fee;
  • having transferred from another University;
  • from specific Ca’ Foscari Master Diploma courses (please refer to the Master Diploma FAQs).

 

 

How do I make the accreditation payment?

The payment invoice will be issued by the Enrolment Unit when the application will be successfully carried out. You will have to pay using the PagoPA system.

Which Professional Master's Diplomas secure exemption from accreditation payment?

You are exempt from accreditation payment if you enrolled in a Master's degree and you have been awarded 60 ECTS for the following Ca' Foscari  Professional Master's Diplomas:

  • Creative Development and Management of Cultural Activities;
  • Global Economics and Social Affairs (GESAM).

Should you be awarded less than 60 ECTS for a Professional Master's Diploma, you are required to make the €300.00 accreditation payment.

Last update: 30/05/2018