Scholarships for Student Financial Aid

Scholarships for Student Financial Aid a.y. 2020/2021

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

Off-site Students

You are an off-site 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 4,664.00 and a free daily meal in the university refectories.

The student with off-site status, regardless of the type of accommodation, must complete the online form in his/her reserved area in the "Right to study and fees"> "Upload rental contract for off-site" from 24 August 2020 to 31 October 2020.If you are enrolling in the first year, you will only be able to fill in the online form after enrolment and after receiving your matriculation number.

The student who does not use the residential facilities of the ESU of Venice or uses them for only one part of the year, when filling out the online form "Upload rental contract for off-site", in the period from 24 August 2020 as of 31 October 2020, is obliged to attach the .pdf file of the rental contract for consideration pursuant to the law for a period of at least 10 months or the months remaining to the completion of the 10 months envisaged, included in the period between September 2020 and September 2021.
Exclusively for students registered for the first time for the academic year 2020/2021 in a master’s degree programme at the University, the deadline for completing the aforementioned online form and attaching the existing rental contract is set for November 30 2020.
Only if the student participates for the academic year 2020/2021 in a study programme abroad promoted by the University and lodges during the academic year in two different residences, accumulating the periods for the purpose of achieving the 10 months, he/she must:

  • fill out the online form "Upload rental contract for off-site" in the period from 24 August 2020 to 31 October 2021 (or 30 November for those enrolled in a master's degree programme) and attach the .pdf file of the first of the two contracts for consideration, abroad if he/she participates in a study program abroad in the first semester, or of the municipality classified on-site;
  • send by email to dirittoallostudio@unive.it the .pdf file of the second of the two contracts for consideration, abroad in case he/she participates in the study programme abroad in the second semester, or of the municipality classified on-site, by 15 April 2021

The two contracts presented must have immediate continuity between them. The student requesting the benefit must necessarily be a signatory or co-signer of the rental contract. Failure to comply with the indications given in this paragraph will lead to the re-determination of the status from off-site to commuter.

If you benefit from a place in ESU accommodation, we remind you that €1,500.00 will be deducted from the amount of the scholarship or grant, corresponding to the standard rate due for the accommodation service.

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 2020/2021.

Commuter Student

You are a commuter 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. You may be considered a commuter student even if you are a resident in the town where the course you are attending is held, depending on the particular distances or travel times of public transport. If you are a commuting student you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to EUR 2,505.00 and a free daily meal in the university refectories.

On site Student

You are an on site 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 1,978.00 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.

Distances from University Campuses

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 5,264.00 for off-site students, and EUR 2,905.50 for commuter students, respectively.


Who can apply for a Scholarship

You can apply for a scholarship if you are a student:

  • enrolled in a Bachelor's;
  • 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 23,626.32 and an asset situation (ISPE) of less than EUR 36,399.72. 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 2021 you will not receive the second installment of your scholarship; if you have not obtained 20 credits by the 30 November 2021, 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 2020. 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.

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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 be eligible for the scholarship, all students, regardless of whether they are already registered at the University or who wish to enrol in bachelor’s degree programmes, master's degree programmes and PhD programmes, must:

  • present the scholarship application - indicating the status with which he/she intends to participate - by completing and submitting, only online, the "Subsidy Request" available in the reserved area of the University’s website. In the section ‘Right to education and fees’> ‘Application for financial aid’, or at the dedicated link esse3.unive.it/auth/Autocertificazioni/Autocertificazione.do for those who have not yet enrolled; by submitting the Application for Financial Aid, you also give the University the right to receive from INPS all the information contained in your ISEE certificate.
    The non-deferrable deadline for submitting the Scholarship Application is set as 30/09/2020 at 11:59 pm.
  • request I.S.E.E. 2020 certificate valid for “financial aid for the right to university education” - by presenting the DSU to INPS - or I.S.E.E. Equivalent, in the name of the student applying for the benefit, which must display their tax code, by the deadline shown in the table below (the date of presentation of the DSU shall be taken as proof).
Kind of student deadline
enrolled for the first time on a degree course, with Italian or EU citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled in subsequent years of a degree courses, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled in subsequent years of Master's degree course, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled on a PhD course, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled for the first time on a degree course, with non-EU citizenship 30/11/2020 23:59
enrolled for the first time on Master's degree courses, without distinction of citizenship 30/11/2020 23:59
  • register in the 2020/2021 academic year by paying, as of 1 July 2020 for Irst-year students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programmes, master’s programmes and PhD programmes, or from 22 July 2020 for those registered in the successive years, the first installment of fees and contributions  within the deadline shown in the following table:
Kind of student deadline
enrolled for the first time on a degree course, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled in subsequent years of a degree courses, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled in subsequent years of Master's degree course, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled on a PhD course, without distinction of citizenship 30/09/2020 23:59
enrolled for the first time on Master's degree courses, without distinction of citizenship 17/12/2020 23:59

The amount of the first instalment of fees and contributions is equal to:

  • 700.00 euros, an amount including the regional fee for the right to university study and stamp duty, for students on bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes (except as provided for the bachelor’s degree programme in "Digital Management" and the master's degree programme in "Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration - MIM");
  • 188.00 euros, an amount including the regional fee for the right to university study and the stamp duty, for students of PhD programmes.

The student who registers in the successive years of the bachelor’s degree and master's degree programmes (excluding students outside of the prescribed time period for the 2020/2021 academic year) and the student who registers in the second or third year of the PhD programmes, who were found to be suitable in the academic year 2019/2020, only if in possession of all the requisites envisaged by this call for applications and upon presentation of the request for access to the benefit, will be able to pay, by 23.59 on 30 September 2020, exclusively, the stamp duty (16.00 euros) and the regional fee for the right to university study (172.00 euros).If the student does not meet the requirements, does not present the application for a scholarship or is excluded, he/she must contact the Right to Study and Disability Sector in advance to have the amount of fees due recalculated; otherwise the amount not paid in the enrolment phase of the 2020/2021 academic year (first and second instalment) will be added to any third installment due and must be paid in a single payment.

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.

You can also check the progress of the aforementioned operations by logging in to your Reserved Area in the section ‘Right to education and fees’> ‘Summary financial aid application’.

Successful and eligible applicants

Scholarships will be awarded in order of ranking and depending on the financial resources available for the academic year 2020/2021. 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 CartaConto 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 2020 (or by 28 February 2021 for students enrolled in the first year of master's degree programmes).

Disbursement of the second instalment will take place by 30 June 2021 (or by 30 September 2021 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 2021).

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 2021;
  • If you transfer to another university in the course of the academic year 2020/2021;
  • If you withdraw from your studies during a.y. 2020/2021 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 graduate in the special session of a.y. 2019/2020. In this case you will have to reimburse the scholarship received for a.y. 2020/2021 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 23,626.32 and the ISPE (Indicatore Situazione Patrimoniale Equivalente; Equivalent Assets Status Indicator) of the household must be below Euro 36.399,72.
  • 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 2020/2021, 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 2020/2021 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 non-deferrable deadline of of 30 September 2020:

    • request the I.S.E.E. 2020 valid for "subsidized services for the right to university study", in favour of the student requesting the benefit. Foreign or Italian students residing abroad will have to receive an equalized I.S.E.E.
    • present the SubsidyRequest - indicating the status with which he/she intends to participate - by completing and submitting, only online, the "Subsidy Request" available in the reserved area of the University’s website. University web.
    • register in the 2020/2021 academic year by paying the first installment of fees and contributions.

    Students enrolled in the first year of master's degree programmes and students transferred from other universities have to enroll by December 17th 2020 at 23:59

Notice: students enrolled for  the first time in Bachelor's degree programmes, with non-EU citizenship, student enrolled  for  the  first  time  in  Master's  degree programmes, with no distinction of citizenship have to request ISEE 2020 certificate or ISEE equivalent by 30 November 2020.


4. Is my status: on-site, commuter or off-site?

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:

  • on-site student: if you reside in the municipality or surrounding area of the campus where you attend your study programme;
  • Commuter student: if you live between 40-80 km from your campus
  • off-site student : if you live more than 80 km away from campus. In this case, regardless of the type of accommodation, you must complete the online form in your reserved area in the "Right to study and fees"> "Upload rental contract for off-site" from 1 August 2019 to 31 October 2019. If you do not use the residential facilities of the ESU of Venice or uses them for only one part of the year, when filling out the online form "Upload rental contract for off-site", in the period from 24 August 2020 as of 31 October 2020, you are obliged to attach the .pdf file of the rental contract for consideration pursuant to the law for a period of at least 10 months or the months remaining to the completion of the 10 months envisaged, included in the period between August 2020 and August 2021.

Exclusively for students registered for the first time for the academic year 2020/2021 in a master’s degree programme at the University, the deadline for completing the aforementioned online form and attaching the existing rental contract is set for November 30 2020.

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 2020. 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 2020 (or on the 22th of January 2020, if you are a student registered for the first time on a Master’s degree programme in the 2020/2021 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 2020, please fill the relevant form from the University’s website and hand it in at the Financial Aid Unit by the 13 November 2020 (or on the 5 of February 2021, if you are a student registered for the first time on a Master’s degree programme in the 2020/2021 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 by 31 December 2020 (or by 28 February for students enrolled in the first year of master's degree programmes);
  • the second installment will be by 30 June 2021. If you are enrolled for the first time in a course, the installment will be paid by 30 September 2021 only if you have obtained at least 20 credits by 10 August, 2021.

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 2021;
  • you transfer to another university during the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • you withdraw from your studies during the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • if you graduate in an extraordinary session in the 2019/2020 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, by 30 September 2020, 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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Last update: 21/10/2020