How to apply

 Admission rounds

1st call

  • prospective students can apply from 5 November 2018 until 30 November 2018
  • the pre-evaluation from the Welcome Unit starts from 5 November 2018 until 21 December 2018
  • the pre-evaluation of the Teaching Commitee starts from 5 November 2018 until 25 January 2019

Please note: there will be 2 weeks Winter break on which the institute will be closed and the pre-evaluation will momentary be paused

2nd call

  • prospective students can apply from 7 January until 19 April 2019
  • the pre-evaluation from the Welcome Unit starts from 7 January until 30 April 2019
  • the pre-evaluation of the Teaching Commitee starts from 7 January until 31 May 2019

3rd call (only for Italian citizens, EU citizens and NON-EU residing in Italy with a valid residency permit):

  • prospective students can apply from 22 April until 28 June 2019
  • the pre-evaluation from the Welcome Unit starts from 22 April until 26 July 2019
  • the pre-evaluation of the Teaching Commitee starts from 22 April until 26 July 2019

4th call (for EU nationals who want to enroll at a Bachelor degree program with open admission only):

  • prospective students can apply from 1 July until 20 September 2019 
  • the pre-evaluation from the Welcome Unit starts from 1 July until 20 September 2019

Admission to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees programs

If you have an International Diploma and are applying to a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree programs at Ca’ Foscari: there is a pre-evaluation procedure  to follow in just three steps:

  1. Read all the information you need to know about each degree programme you are interested in on the dedicated webpage;
  2. Visit our online application platform and create your applicant account, click on become an applicant button above and fill out the online registration form;
  3. After having registered and signed in with the applicant code you will receive on your email address. Fill out the application form following the instructions and submit it.
Contacts and reservations

For detailed information and exceptions about enrolment dates and procedures for Students with an international diploma click on the dedicated webpage.

The enrollment to some of our Bachelor’s and Master’s degree will be limited, thus requiring an admission test.

Registration to the TOLC-E tests is already open for all Bachelor’s programs in Economics and Management . Check out the TOLC-E dates in Venice on the CISIA website [ITA]

For the admission to the Bachelor's Degree in "Digital Management", students will be required to take a mandatory English TOLC-E test. 

For the Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology, registration to the TOLC-I tests is already open. The TOLC-I dates in Venice are currently available on the CISIA website [ITA].

Students wishing to apply to the Bachelor’s Degree in Languages, Civilisations and the Science of Language - LT10, will be required to take a TOLC-SU test. The dates in Venice are already available on the CISIA website [ITA] .

Here is a list of the limited enrollment programs for 2019/2020

Bachelor’s degrees with limited enrollment Selection sessions
Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa Spring/Summer
Linguistic and Cultural Mediation Summer
Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language Spring/Summer
Sustainable Chemistry and Technology From April to September
Economics and Business Spring/Summer
International Trade and Tourism Spring/Summer
Digital Management Spring/Summer
Business Administration Spring/Summer
Philosophy, International and Economic Studies Spring/Summer
Sciences of Society and Social Service Summer
Master’s Degrees with limited enrollment Selection sessions
Accounting and Finance Spring/Summer
Business Administration Spring/Summer
Marketing and Communication Spring/Summer
Management Spring/Summer
Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM) Spring

For non-EU students only
Please note that the admission procedure for non-EU students residing outside of Italy follows the directives established yearly by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, which also deals with the process and timings planned for the pre-enrolment at the Italian Diplomatic Representatives abroad and the request for the VISA.

Details and deadlines at http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/

For NON-EU students residing outside Europe, the admission test will consist on participating in an interview with our Professors via Skype in order to verify the entry requirements and also the motivational and cultural skills acquired. 

Required documents

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Valid ID (for EU and Italian applicants only) or passport;
  • Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
  • Final Secondary Education Leaving Qualification (or the Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of secondary School if  the final leaving qualification diploma is not yet ready);
  • Mark Sheet or Transcript of records;
  • Certificate declaring the pass grade of an eventual special Academic Competence Exam eventually required for entry to University in the Country of origin (Selectividad in Spain, Prova de Aferiçao or Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior in Portugal, Vestibular or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio in Brazil, Gao Kao in China etc.);
  • Eventual English or Italian translation of the first three documents listed above;
  • Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies.
  • These certificates must be accompanied by a detailed programme listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities.
  • Declaration of Value (or Statement of Validity) released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained; or the CIMEA Statement of comparability.

Master's Degree

  • Valid ID (for EU and Italian applicants only) or passport;
  • Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
  • A minimum 3-year-Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (or the Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of your Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree programme if the final qualification diploma is not yet ready);
  • Certificate released by the competent University declaring the exams done (transcript of records);
  • Diploma Supplement (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a EU country only)OR Declaration of Value (or Statement of Validity) released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained; OR the CIMEA Statement of comparability (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a NON-EU country only);
  • Upon request of the Teaching Committee, a detailed programme description (syllabus) for the completion of said qualifications may be asked. Study programmes can be certified by the Diploma Supplement (where in place);
  • Eventual English or Italian translation of the documents listed on the first 4 points;
  • Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies. These certificates must be accompanied by a detailed programme listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Language requirements

All Bachelor's degree programmes require a minimum of B1 Level of English, and certain programmes require B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more information about the language certification recognized by our university, please visit the dedicated page. Students lacking the B1 Level of English certificate are required to fulfil an Additional Learning Requirement (OFA) in English following enrollment and have one year to complete the requirement.
All Master's degree programmes require a minimum of B2 Level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); unless otherwise specified on each degree programme's website.

NON-EU students residing abroad interested in enrolling to Italian-taught degree programmes (BA and MA) must submit evidence of Italian language proficiency at a B2 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more information about the language certification recognized by our university, pleasevisit the dedicated webpage. Students lacking of the required language certification, must attend the preliminary test of Italian language held every academic year, at the beginning of September. Italian language certificate: although, they must reach out this latter level within their first academic year.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:

  • Italian mother-tongue students;
  • EU students (regardless of citizenship and residence);
  • non-EU students residing in Italy with valid Residence Permit who have already passed a similar B2 Level Italian language test to the one established by art. 1, part III, of the “Procedure per l’ingresso, il soggiorno e l’immatricolazione degli studenti richiedenti visto ai corsi della formazione superiore in Italia per l’Anno Accademico 2018/2019 presso le istituzioni della formazione superiore” released by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

Tuition fees & Financial aid

Last update: 04/12/2019