Scholarships for Student Financial Aid

Scholarships for Student Financial Aid a.y. 2017/2018

A scholarship is a financial aid that aims to help students with their living costs and therefore varies in amount depending on the student’s status:

Contacts and Reservations

Non-resident Students

You are a non-resident student if you live in a town over 80 km from the campus, or if it takes you over 80 minutes to reach the campus. If you are non-resident student you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to EUR 4,524.00 and a free daily meal in the university refectories.

If you are a student with non-resident status not using Venice ESU accommodation facilities you must submit a copy of a legally drawn-up rental contract lasting at least 10 months to the Financial Aid Unit within and no later than 22 November 2017 (or on the 20th of December 2017, if you are a student registered for the first time on a Master’s degree programme in the 2017/2018 academic year).

Students participating in programmes of international mobility organised by the University in 2017/2018 who will be living in two different locations in the course of the academic year, reaching a cumulative total of 10 months can submit the second of two tenancy contracts by the 15th of March, 2018.

You must either be a signer or co-signer of the contract, which should be submitted using one of the following procedures:

  • in person or delegating someone to do so;
  • faxing a copy of the contract to the Financial Aid Office at Fax: 041/2347579 together with a copy of valid ID
  • sending a copy of the contract (pdf format only) to  dirittoallostudio@unive.it and attaching a copy of a valid ID.

Failure to submit a rental contract, submission by means other those listed above or after the deadline will automatically lead to your status being reclassified from non-resident to commuting student
If you are staying in ESU accommodation, remember that standard accommodation fee of EUR 1,500.00 will be deducted from your scholarship.
If you are a non-EU student you will automatically be considered as a non-resident student, regardless of the distance from your home to the campus, unless your family is resident in Italy; in any case, in order to acquire non-resident status you will need to be living in paid accommodation in the campus municipality or in one of the municipalities classified as “resident municipalities”, for a period of at least ten months during the academic year 2017/2018.

Commuting Student

You are a commuting student if you live in a town lying between 40 and 80 km from the campus, or if it takes you between 40 and 80 minutes to reach the campus or if you are student living over 80 km from campus or taking over 80 minutes to reach it but not living in accommodation in the town where you are studying with a legally-drawn up rental contract. If you are a commuting student you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to EUR 2,427.50 and a free daily meal in the university refectories.

Resident Student

You are a resident student if you live in the town where you are studying. If you are a resident student, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to EUR 1,934.00 and a free daily meal in the university refectories.

To identify your status you can consult the list of municipalities divided by distance and travel time to the Ca’ Foscari campuses in Venice, Mestre and Treviso.

Distances and Travel Times for the University Campuses

Criteria for the Definition of Routes, Distances and Travel Times

The arrival points are the Ca’ Foscari main campuses and outlying campuses.
For the sake of simplicity, the departure points correspond more or less to the town halls  in the various municipalities, followed by the centre of the various hamlets, neighbourhoods (in the case of cities) and the place of domicile of students.

Calculations are based on the assumption that public transport is used and that the train is the fastest and cheapest method of travel: in the case of places without a train station a combination of bus (average travel times) and rail was used to calculate distances and travel times (bus to the nearest train station followed by train).
If you are a student in Venice, travel times are calculated on the basis of public water-bus lines.

Distance from University Campus

The distance is calculated along the road axis to establish which towns are between 40 and 80 km from Piazzale Roma, Venice, and from the university campuses outside Venice (Mestre - via Torino, Treviso, Oriago di Mira, Belluno).
The distance is also calculated along the rail axis between the Venice Santa Lucia station and the train stations in the various towns.
Road and rail axes are combined in calculating distances to towns that do not have a train station.

This calculation does not take into account the distance between the road and rail arrival points in Venice and the various university campuses.

Travel Times

Rail travel times are calculated on the basis of rail timetables, using the morning and evening times of interregional and regional trains (not Intercity or EuroStar trains); in the case of connections between different rail routes, calculations were based on the average waiting time for the next train (the waiting times are minimal during the time slots considered).

Urban road travel times are based on an average speed of 20 km/h given that travel mainly takes place during the rush hours.

Pay attention: If you cannot use the refectory service because you are participating in the international Erasmus+ programme, the deduction for the refectory service will only be applied for the months in which you are actually staying in Italy, and you will be entitled to a proportionally higher scholarship –  a maximum of EUR 5,124.00 for non-resident students, and EUR 2,827.50 for commuting students, respectively.


Who can apply for a Scholarship

You can apply for a scholarship by 30 September 2017, provided you are a student:

  • enrolled in a Bachelor's  or Master's degree programme for the first time;
  • enrolled in subsequent years of a Bachelor's degree programme;
  • enrolled in subsequent years of a Master's degree programme;
  • enrolled in a PhD programme for the first time;
  • enrolled in subsequent years of a PhD programme.

Remember that scholarships are awarded for the first time that you complete each of the levels of a study programme.

If you are enrolled in inter-university study programmes you will be required to submit your scholarship request to the university that is the administrative office for your study programme and to which you pay your university fees.

Part-time Students

If you are a part-time student you are entitled to request and obtain a scholarship using the same procedures and deadlines as other students enrolled in first- and second-cycle degree courses: the requirements for requesting scholarships and scholarships amounts are proportionally reduced.

Remember that scholarships are awarded for 7 years to part-time students enrolled in first-cycle degree programmes and for 5 years to part-time students enrolled in second-cycle degree programmes .

N.B. If you matriculated in a study programme with “full-time” status and opted for “part-time” status during the course of your university career, in calculating the number of years and merit requirements, each academic year attended with “full-time” status will count as two “part-time” years.


Income Requirements

To participate in the award of scholarships you must have an economic condition (ISEE) of less than EUR 23,000.00 and an asset situation (ISPE) of less than EUR 35,434.78. These conditions are defined on the basis of your ISEE (Equivalent Economic Status Indicator).


Merit Requirements

Students enrolled in the first year of a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme

If you matriculated for the first time in the first year of your first- or second-cycle degree programme, your scholarship will be assigned to you on the basis of income only.  However, in order to comply with scholarship requirements, you will need to obtain 20 credits during the first year of your study programme. If you have not obtained at least 20 credits by 10 August 2018 you will not receive the second installment of your scholarship; if you have not obtained 20 credits by the 30 November 2018, you will be required to pay back the first instalment of your scholarship and pay the university fees from which you were originally exempted.

Students enrolled in subsequent years of a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme

If you are enrolled in subsequent years of a first- or second-cycle degree programme, you will be assessed on the basis of a merit indicator calculated according to your mean grade and the number of credits you have obtained by 10 August 2017. The mean benchmark grade is the mean grade obtained by a hypothetical student taking the same exams as you during the same academic years.
If you fail to obtain the necessary credits to be eligible for a scholarship, you can opt to use your bonus; the bonus changes its value – in terms of credits – depending on the year in which you use it and can be used on a once-only basis. Only the credits necessary to meet merit requirements are used, and the remaining credits can be used in subsequent years. For example, if you ask for a bonus to meet scholarship requirements for your second academic year and you only use 3 ECTS out of a total of 5 ECTS available for the second academic year, you will only be able to use the remaining 2 ECTS in subsequent years.

Pay attention: The calculation of merit requirements of students enrolled in first- or second-cycle degree programmes, the following ECTS are not taken into account:

  • recognised from previous university careers ending in graduation or following withdrawal/forfeiture or other activities carried out prior to enrolment for which a credit exemption was obtained;
  • deriving from single courses followed prior to enrollment to the Bachelor's/Master/s degree programme;
  • deriving from partial exams.

Enrolment in another study programme following withdrawal from your studies is considered a first enrolment and previous years of enrolment will not be taken into consideration (from the date of your matriculation), provided you did not receive a scholarship during your previous enrolment.

How to request a Scholarship

In order to apply for a scholarship you must carry out all of the following operations by 11:59 PM of 30 September 2017:

  • enrol in the academic year 2017/2018 by paying the first instalment of university fees from 24 July 2017 until 30 September 2017 and no later (students graduating in the autumn session of academic year 2015/2016 must pay a pre-enrolment fee of EUR 202.00 between September 20th and September 30th). The first instalment of university fees is:

    • EUR 1,134.00, which includes the regional tax and stamp duty, if you enrol in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme;
    • EUR 182.00, which includes the regional tax and stamp duty, if you enrol in a PhD programme.

    Enrolling students belonging to the following categories are required to pay EUR 166.00 in regional tax and EUR 16.00 in stamp duty only:

    • Recipients of a regional scholarship or students eligible for a scholarship in AY 2016/2017, enrolling in subsequent years of their Bachelror's or Master's degree programme or PhD programme who are not enrolling in a year beyond the prescribed time in AY 2017/2018, meeting the requirements laid down by the call and intending to re-submit an application for a scholarship for AY 2017/2018;
    • With a disability rated as 66 per cent or more.

  • request 2017 ISEE certification valid for “prestazioni agevolate per il diritto allo studio universitario” (financial aid). You will have compile the DSU form containing information on your household and on the income and assets of each member of the household in the online services section of the INPS website or with the help of a tax assistance centre (CAF) or a qualified consultant.
    In the case of two (or more students) belonging to the same household, each student will have to request calculation and provision of ISEE certification.
    Foreign students or Italian students resident abroad should follow the guidelines laid down in article 12, section 1 of the Call for Applications.
  • submit, before September 30th, 2017, their scholarship application by filling in the “request for scholarship” online in the Personal Area in the University website, and authorising the university to receive all information contained in the ISEE certification from INPS (Italian Institute of Social Insurance). The completed form must then be confirmed in order to be considered valid, thus completing the electronic submission of the request and eliminating the need to submit it in paper form; the IT system will issue a receipt that will also be sent via email to your address (student’snumber@stud.univ.it) and which you must keep as proof of submission.

The 20th of December 2017 at 11.59pm deadline for requesting benefits for the academic year 2017/2018 is exclusively for students registering for the first time on a Master’s degree programme at the University in the 2017/2018 academic year.

For more information, please see the ISEE for Financial Aid webpage.

Failure to carry out even a single one of the above steps will lead to your exclusion from the call for applications for scholarships.

No additional documents or requests for amendments will be accepted after closure of the call.

Successful and eligible applicants

Scholarships will be awarded in order of ranking and depending on the financial resources available for the academic year 2017/2018. Shortlisted students who do not receive a scholarship are defined as eligible and are entitled to:

  • Total exemption from payment of tuition fees (with the exception of sucessful and eligible applicants – for an additional semester with respect to the normal duration of study programmes - who will obtain total exemption from enrolment fees and a fifty per cent reduction of tuition fees);
  • Free daily meal in the university refectories (with the exception of students enrolled in the first year of a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme, who will be entitled to a discount on the refectory service).

Payments

Scholarships will be paid in two six-monthly instalments by payment to the Multiservice Card.

NB: if you submit an application for a scholarship you will be required to activate the Ca’ Foscari CartaConto at one of the University’s partner banks within 30 days of being awarded a scholarship. Failure to do so will cause you to forfeit your right to receive the amounts due.

Disbursement of the first instalment will be made to all beneficiaries by 31 December 2017.

Disbursement of the second instalment will take place by 30 June 2018 (or by 30 September 2018 for students enrolled in the first year of a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme, provided they have obtained 20 credits by 10 August 2018).

Cancellation

Scholarship and eligibility will be cancelled in the following cases:

  • If you matriculated for the first time in a first- or second-cycle degree programme and failed to obtain the minumum number of 20 credits by 30 November 2018;
  • If you transfer to another university in the course of the academic year 2017/2018;
  • If you withdraw from your studies during a.y. 2017/2018 or do not enrol in the subsequent year of your study programme (you must contact the Financial Aid Unit a least 15 days before withdrawing from studies);
  • If you are enrolled in a PhD programme and withdraw during a.y. 2017/2018, fail to enrol in the subsequent year or are not admitted to the following year;
  • If you graduate in the special session of a.y. 2016/2017. In this case you will have to reimburse the scholarship received for a.y. 2017/2018 before you obtain the title.

The cancellation of your scholarship means you will be required to repay the monetary amount of your scholarship and the amount corresponding to the value of refectory and/or accommodation services provided by the Venice ESU and used during the course of the year.

If your scholarship or eligibility are cancelled you will also be required to pay the tuition fees established by the University administrative regulations currently in force.

Scholarships for financial aid in 10 steps: ten answers to ten questions.

1. What are the requirements necessary to apply for the scholarship?

Refer to articles 7 and 8 in the call for applications.

There are two requisites and you must be in possession of both:

  • Income: The ISEE (Indicatore Situazione Economica Equivalente; Equivalent Economic Status Indicator) in order to access financial aid, the total income of the household must be below Euro 23,000.00 and the ISPE (Indicatore Situazione Patrimoniale Equivalente; Equivalent Assets Status Indicator) of the household must be below Euro 35.434,78.
  • Merit: for those enrolled in subsequent years, the requisite in terms of credits obtained varies according to the year of enrollment and the level of the course studied (first or second-cycle degree). For those enrolled for the first time in 2017/2018, the requisite for participation is on the basis of income only but in any case, a minimum number of credits is required in order to maintain benefits.

2. Can I participate in the selection process for the scholarship?

Refer to article 3, section 1 in the call for applications.

You may participate in the selection process for scholarships if, for the 2017/2018 academic year you are:

  • enrolled for the first time in a Bachelor's degree programme;
  • enrolled for subsequent years in a Bachelor's degree programme;
  • enrolled for the first time in a Master's degree programme;
  • enrolled for subsequent years in a Master's degree programme;
  • enrolled for the first time in a PhD programme;
  • enrolled for subsequent years in a PhD programme.

Please Note! If you have previously attended university (for reasons of transfer, withdrawal, or change of faculty) you must read art. 3 very carefully in order to understand what is meant by the year of initial enrollment and how previously acquired credits and scholastic years are counted.

3. When is the deadline and how can I apply?

Refer to article 4, section 2 in the call for applications.
You must have finalized the following operations by the closing date of 30 September 2017:

  • make a request for the ISEE 2017 certification valid for the “prestazioni agevolate per il diritto allo studio” (financial aid) directly from the section “servizi online” (online services) of the INPS website or with the help of a CAF(tax assistance centre)/qualified professional;
  • complete the “request for scholarship” form found in the Personal Area on the University website. Please read the guide on how to correctly fill in the form at this webpage;
  • enroll in the academic year 2017/2018 by paying the first installment of university tuition and fees.

Attention! If you have enroled for the first time in a Master’s degree programme in the academic year 2017/2018, you must complete the scholarship request procedure indicated above before the 20th of December 2017.

4. Is my status: resident, commuter or non-resident?

Please refer to article 5, section 1 in the call for applications and the tables published on the website in the section Beneficiaries and requirements.

You may request the scholarship as a:

  • Resident student: if you reside in the municipality or surrounding area of the campus where you attend your study programme;
  • Commuting student: if you live between 40-80 km from your campus
  • Non-resident student : if you live more than 80 km away from campus. In this case you must hand in your ten month tenancy contract to the Financial Aid Unit by the 22nd of November, 2017 (or the 20th of December if you have enroled for the first time in a Master’s degree programme in the academic year 2017/2018). You may maintain your status as a non-resident student if you take part in an international mobility program organized by the University, as long as you pay rent abroad for a period that, summed up with the period you spent in Italy, is not inferior to 10 months. You must then hand in a copy of the location contract translated in Italian or English to the Financial Aid Unit.

 

 

 

5. What do I get if I meet all the requirements? And if I win the scholarship?

Please refer to article 6 in the call for applications.

Eligibility for the scholarship guarantees you:

  • benefits for food services;
  • university fee exemptions.

If you are also the winner of the scholarship, you will also receive a monetary amount calculated based on your status.

6. What are the criteria for formulating the shortlist?

Please refer to article 9, section 1 in the call for applications.

  • ISEE if you are enrolled for the first time, the shortlist will be based only on the ISEE (economic status) in ascending order.
  • Merit for those enrolled in subsequent years, merit is assessed based on the number of credits obtained with eventual use of the bonus and the average grade of the student by 10 August 2017. If you are registered in subsequent years, merit is combined with the ISEE.

7. When and where will the shortlist be published?

Please refer to article 9 in the call for applications.

The shortlist will be published by 31 October 2017 (or on the 19th of January 2018, if you are a student registered for the first time on a Master’s degree programme in the 2017/2018 academic year.)

 on the university website on the page www.unive.it/financialaid > Scholarships for student financial aid.

Attention! If you find any anomalies on the rankings published by the 31st of October 2017, please download the relevant form from the University’s website and hand it in at the Financial Aid Unit by the 22nd of November 2017 (or on the 31st of January 2018, if you are a student registered for the first time on a Master’s degree programme in the 2017/2018 academic year.)

8. When and how will the scholarship be paid out to me?

Please refer to article 10 in the call for applications.

The scholarship will be paid in two installments:

  • the first installment will be in December 2017;
  • the second installment will be in June 2018. If you are enrolled for the first time in a course, the installment will be paid in September 2018 only if you have obtained at least 20 credits by 10 August, 2018.

The deposits will be made exclusively on the Ca’ Foscari CartaConto. Failure to activate the card within 30 days of receipt will result in forfeiture of rights to receive the amount due.

9. Can my scholarship and my eligibility be revoked?

Please refer to article 11 in the call for applications.

Yes, in the following cases:

  • you are enrolled for the first time in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme and you have not obtained at least 20 credits by 30 November 2018;
  • you transfer to another university during the 2017/2018 academic year;
  • you withdraw from your studies during the 2017/2018 academic year;
  • if you graduate in an extraordinary session in the 2016/2017 academic year.

10. If I am a foreign student? Part-time? Disabled?

Please refer to articles 12,13,14 of the call for applications.

  • If you are an Italian or foreign student residing abroad, for the economic requirement you must attest to your economic situation and assets with the correct documentation issued by the proper authorities from the country where the income was derived and it must be translated into Italian by the competent Italian diplomatic authorities for the territory. You must necessarily contact one of the following CAF CGIL offices which have an agreement with Ca' Foscari and book an appointment to receive your ISEE parificato documentation:

    • Bureau of Venice, Fondamenta del Gafaro 3536; tel. +39 041 549 1188
    • Bureau of Mestre, via Ca’ Marcello 10; tel. +39 041 549 1100

  • If you are a student with a disability rated as 66% or more, you can apply for and receive a scholarship using the same procedures and deadlines as other students enrolled in first or second-cycle degrees. You will have specific merit requirements.
  • If you are a part time student, you can apply for and receive a scholarship using the same procedures and deadlines as other students enrolled in first or second-cycle degrees: the merit requirements requesting scholarships and scholarship amounts are proportionally reduced.

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