10 good reasons for international students to choose Ca’ Foscari
Ca’ Foscari offers excellence in both teaching and research. We are world-ranked in 16 different subject areas that range across the humanities, social sciences, and science and technology, so our professors are everything you expect them to be. You can hear all about our English-taught bachelor's and master's degrees as well as our one-year Foundation Year programme by checking out the recordings of our live online International Open Days, which took place from February 27 to March 10!
We’re based in the heart of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage city. With its student population and its year-round calendar of events, Venice offers a vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle. The Biennale brings the world to the lagoon for contemporary art and architecture exhibitions, and the stars of today’s cinema shine in the Venice Film Festival. Venice is perfectly located if you wish to explore the rest of Europe via plane or rail.
The high-quality education we offer as a public university is subsidised by the Italian government, which means that our degrees are affordable: the most you pay for a year of bachelor’s studies is about 1,900 euro, while for a year of master’s studies it is about 2,100. To make choosing Ca’ Foscari even more manageable, we offer scholarships for high-achieving international students that support them from the beginning of their studies through to graduation.
We all know that today’s universities need to be global in spirit, character and ambition, so we are proud to be Italy’s top university for internationalisation. We teach more than 40 languages and facilitate cultural studies of all kinds, so our students are excited to meet you and learn about where you come from. We also encourage you to go out into the world by offering over 500 exchange agreements around the world (the students above are in Edinburgh!). Thanks to our 5 bachelor’s degrees and 16 master’s degrees entirely taught in English, we have a university community that includes students from over 75 countries.
Although we are located in a city with over 1,600 years of history, we are a modern, forward-looking institution in every way. Our faculty and researchers are committed to impactful research that addresses the many global challenges facing us today, our policies make sustainability in all of its forms an institutional priority, and we’ve built a new, cutting-edge science and technology campus over the last five years. We are dedicated to the kind of innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning that turns university students into global citizens who have the will and the power to make their mark on the world.
At Ca’ Foscari, we encourage you to design a tailor-made educational experience based on what you want and need. Since your university degree is about so much more than your chosen programme’s study plan, we offer ways to personalise your learning, such as transversal study minors to help you expand your horizons, the inclusion of 12 elective credits in every degree programme, and the possibility of learning and getting professional experience abroad. You can even take additional courses that interest you, free of charge.
Your career is top of mind even before you begin your degree, so we offer opportunities and services to start building your future while you study. Our degrees incorporate a curricular internship – you gain university credits for getting your feet wet in the real world. Our Career Service is always at your disposal, offering help with your CV and interview skills, and arranging interviews with international and Italian employers
Thanks to our amazing university community, events and initiatives, you benefit from – and end up contributing to – an enriching and stimulating student life that is animated by culture and sports. You might like to learn how to dragon boat, or perhaps you’d like to help run our international Short Film Festival as a student volunteer. There is something for everyone.
Once you get here, we work hard to help you get settled in. You’ll surely make use of our International Office, which organises and coordinates a dedicated International Welcome Week packed with social events and a Buddy Programme, all of which makes the daunting experience of studying abroad not only manageable but enjoyable and welcoming. Our tutors will be ready to help with anything related to your academic experience.
It couldn’t be easier to apply. Our whole application procedure takes place on a dedicated platform and there is no need to send us your physical documents during the evaluation process.
Last update: 04/07/2023