Admission

The degree programme in Language, Civilisation and the Science of Language is of limited admission and expect candidates to carry out a test  that, as well as ensuring the possession of an adequate initial preparation, gives access to a list of admissions: in fact, registration is conditioned by the position of a candidate on the ranking list.

For 2021/22 Academic year, there will be 2 selection process sessions.

All the relevant information on how to pre-register, select and enrol will be included in the admissions call.

The admissions procedure for the spring selection occurs as follows:

  • taking the TOLC-SU exam and online pre-registration to Ca’ Foscari selection;
  • inclusion on the ranking list;
  • place acceptance and payment of fee;
  • online matriculation and first payment of taxes and university contributions.

If you are a candidate with a disability or with DSA, you can make use of individualized procedures for taking the test

All the specific information on the available assistance is in the admission announcement and on the services for disabled and DSA students webpage; the request is present during the TOLC-SU registration.

Taking the TOLC-SU test

The process of taking the TOLC-SU test is as follows:

  • signing up for the test on the CISIA [ITA] website;
  • payment of the contribution to the university to the test equal to 30,00 Euros following the process indicated on the CISIA website when signing up for the TOLC-SU.

You can take the TOLC-SU through any of the Italian universities making use of this testing platform. You can find a list of these institutions and the dates in which they are offering the test in the calendar of testing dates.

Ca' Foscari is offering the TOLC-SU via the TOLC@CASA – or TOLC@HOME – service. The dates are as follows:

  • March 23rd, 24th and 25th   
  • April 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Before you register to take the TOLC@CASA, be sure to check that you can satisfy the technical requirements for taking the test remotely and read the test regulations.

For additional information about registering to take the TOLC-SU, please contact the Help Desk via telephone or email.

Please note: You do not have to take the TOLC-SU through Ca’ Foscari! You can register to take the test via any of the universities offering it and your results will be used in the evaluation of your candidancy for your chosen programme(s) at Ca’ Foscari.

In order to take part in the second selection round, you need to have taken the TOLC-SU any time between January 2020 and midnight on 23rd April 2021.

How is the test structured?

The composition of the test and required understanding is reported on the CISIA website on the dedicated page.

I’m having problems with TOLC-SU enrollment: who should I contact?

Check whether your question is answered in the Frequently Asked Questions [ITA] page on the CISIA website: if you need more support you can contact the Help Desk [ITA].

Is the TOLC@CASA and the TOLC at university the same?

Yes, they are equally valid. The only difference is how the test is provided.

I have seen that I can take the TOLC-SU test more than once: how often is it possible to take this test?

The TOLC-SU can only be taken once a month (solar month) irrespective of which institute you take the test in or modality.

If I take the TOLC-SU test more than once, which result will be considered?

Your best result will be considered.

I have already taken the TOLC-SU test: can this be used for the Ca’ Foscari selection process?

Yes, but only if you have taken the test since January 2020.

Is the payment for contribution to enrolment expected?

Yes: enrolment for the test to undertake the TOLC-SU requires the payment of a contribution equal to 30.00 Euros.

Pre-registering to the Ca’ Foscari selection process

Pre-registering to the Ca’ Foscari selection process will come into effect from 15th March until 23rd April and allows you to be placed in the ranking of results achieved from taking the TOLC-SU test. If you have taken the test more than once, your best result will be considered.

The procedure is completely online and requires the following steps:

  • Registration on the University website;
  • Access the Personal Area of the website with your SPID account and selection "Admission test".

Once you have concluded the pre-registration process you will receive a confirmation email to the email address stated in the registration process.

How many languages can i participate in?

You can apply for a minumum of 3 and a maximum of 5 languages.

Is it important to put the languages that I want to participate in order of preference?

It is determined at the end of your admission, in fact, you will be present in all ranking lists for each languages that you have chosen.

Can I edit the data inserted in the questionnaire whilst I am filling in the application form for Ca’ Foscari’s selection process?

No, the questionnaire cannot be modified: if you have put in incorrect data, send a request by accessing the link: www.unive.it/faqsforstudents.

Can I change the preferences that I selected during filling in the application form for Ca’ Foscari’s selection process?

Yes you can fill in the form again, but exclusively by 23rd April 2021, the enrolment deadline.

I can’t see the button to print the application form: am I enrolled in Ca’ Foscari’s selection process?

The possibility to print the document only activates at the end of the procedure: if you can’t see this button and you have not received an enrolment confirmation email, go back into the application and repeat the required steps.

I did not enrol by 23rd April: can I fix this?

No, if you have not completed the enrolment process before the deadline, you cannot participate in the spring selection process.

I have already passed the exams: can I request recognition?

Yes, you can find all this information on the page dedicated to enrolment onto degree programmes.

Verification and fulfillment of OFA (Additional Learning Requirements)

Admissions to the degree programme is subject to the evaluation of the initial preparation believed a student must have to profitably attend a selected degree programme.

For the degree programme in Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language, a basic understanding of Italian language and understanding of English language at level B1, at least, are expected. Furthermore, to insert English or Anglo-American language into the study plan, understanding of English language at level B2, at least, is expected.

The admission test acts as validation for basic understanding of Italian language. In case of failure, or if you achieve a mark lower than 10 as a sum of the marks obtained from the 30 Italian language questions, you will be assigned an OFA to carry out by September 2022.

Those that have achieved one of the certificates listed on the specific web page are exempt from the obligation of verifying their understanding of English at B1.In this case, it is necessary to attach a copy of the certificate once you have been enrolled. Otherwise, you will be assigned an OFA to complete by 30th September 2022.

Students that have enrolled in a subsequent year to their first, such as in cases of transfer, internal paths or matriculation with credit recognition, should have fulfilled the OFA by the time they are enrolled: they cannot take exams until they have fulfilled them nor may they participate in the eligibility tests organized for freshers.

English or Anglo-American Language

In the case in which students choose the study of english or anglo-american studies, the possession of understanding of English language at B2 level is required.

Understanding must be certified, from the moment of matriculation, through the presentation of certificates or possible titles in possession: see the specific web page to consult the list of linguistic certificates and cases of exemption.

In the case in which the certificate is not carried out at the moment of registration, you will not be able to take exams in English and Anglo-American literature and language (SSD LIN/10, LIN/11 e LIN/12) until proof of possession of the required knowledge.

Place acceptance and enrolment

Place acceptance

Place acceptance of successful candidates placed on the ranking list will be carried out by 12th May 2021: according to what is required on the selection announcement possible remaining vacant spots after the place acceptance can be re-assessed.

The procedure consists of two parts:

  • completion of the online pre-matriculation form;
  • Payment of the tuition fees: The payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system, clicking on the payment button when finishing the registration procedure. The contribution cannot be reimbursed in any case.

Failure to comply with the deadline specified above results in loss of the right of registration: if you encounter any problems, send a request by accessing this link: www.unive.it/faqsforstudents.

Enrolment

Enrolment of candidates that have correctly completed their place acceptance for the first selection will take place from the 1st to 30th of July 2021.

The process of matriculation consists of two parts:

  • Completion of the online pre-matriculation form;
  • Payment of the first installment of the tuition fees and university taxes: The payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system, clicking on the payment button when finishing the registration procedure. This amount will be deducted from the remaining payment when accepting your place.

The contribution cannot be reimbursed in any case.

Failure to comply with the deadline specified above results in loss of the right of registration: if you encounter any problems, send a request by accesing this link: www.unive.it/faqsforstudents.

Processing registration form

Accepting the place and payment of the first installment does not mean that the student is automatically enrolled. Enrollment will be developed by the Matriculation Sector and communicated via email.

For students who have obtained a degree outside Italy, enrollment will be possible only after the pre-evaluation procedure. For more information please contact the Welcome Unit.

Particular Cases

Remember that it is possible to enrol in a degree programme requesting again for:

Enrollment with ECTS Accreditation

In order to enrol with credit recognition, make the internal transition or transfer from another university, you must ask for the evaluation of the exams already taken and the release of the credits recognition sheet.

For admission to the year following the first, in addition, you have to be assigned a place: all the information is published in the final part of this page.

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

  • Bachelor/Master's Degrees, or Master's Diplomas;
  • incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed status;
  • single courses;
  • Internship/traineeships/previous employment.

The year of enrolment is determined on the basis of the number of University Credits (CFU) you have been awarded:

  • Up to 47: admission to 1st year. You have to take the TOLC-SU exam and pre-register to Ca’ Foscari selection. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2021/2022.
  • From 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year: you will need to apply for a place.  You also need to verify you have the prerequisite basic knowledge and that you satisfy the OFA requirements (Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi – Additional Learning Requirements) at the time of enrolment. You will not be able to sit for exams until these requirements have been met in full. All information can be found on the OFA pages on the ‘Study’ drop-down menu. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2020/2021; 
  • From 108 or more: admission to 3rd year: you will need to apply for a place. You also need to verify that you have the prerequisite basic knowledge and that you satisfy the OFA requirements at the time of enrolment. You will not be able to sit for exams until these requirements have been met in full. All information can be found on the OFA pages on the ‘Study’ drop-down menu. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2019/2020.

Enrolment with recognition of credits is subject to the fee payment of 300.00 euros. The payment invoice will be provided upon confirmation of enrolment.

You are not obliged to pay if you request credit transfer from activities undertaken previously at Ca' Foscari (for example single courses) if the code of the lectures corresponds to that required by the study plan. In the case that some lectures do not fall among those indicated in the study plan, and are thus entered as free exams, you will be have to pay the fee of 300.00 euros.

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

The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTs) recognised:

  • up to 47: admission to 1st year of the programme. No intra-university transfers /transfers from another university are permitted during the first year of limited admission study programme. You have to take the TOLC-SU exam and pre-register to Ca’ Foscari selection and, if you obtain a place on the shortlist, withdraw from the study programme in which you are enrolled and re-enrol again;
  • from 48 to 107: admission to 2nd year of the programme. You will need to apply for a place and check any possible indications specified in the relative Call for Admissions. Furthermore, you must ensure that you possess the basic understanding specified for each study programmes and have fulfilled all outstanding OFA requirements at the moment of enrolment; you will not be able to take any exams until they are fulfilled. You can find all the information on the page dedicated to OFAs in the "Study" menu.
  • from 108 and above: admission to 3rd year of the programme. You will need to apply for a place and any possible indications specified in the respective Calls for application. Furthermore, you must verify that you possess the basic understanding required for each study programme, as well as having fulfilled any OFAs at the moment of registration: you will not be able to take any exams until they have been fulfilled. You will find all the information on the page dedicated to OFAs in the "Study" menu.

Request period

There are two deadlines for requesting the issue of the record, to be used in the procedure for assigning the place in a year following the first:

  • 30th June 2021;
  • 19th August 2021.

If you enrol in the first year, however, request the recognition form well in advance of the deadline set in the enrolment notice: to complete the enrolment application, you will have to attach the approved record.

For recognition of your academic career, you must contact Linguistic Campus service.

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 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.

Warning! For the request for internal transfer there is no need to attach the self-certification. However, remember to report any exams that are not yet recorded.

Please note that it is not possible for you to fill in the credit recognition form on your own, unless you require the recognition of exams previously taken at Ca’ Foscari; in this case, the exams must have the same course code listed on the study plan of the programme in which you are enrolling (e.g. recognition of single courses taken at Ca’ Foscari).

Assignment of the place for enrolment in a year following the first year

In case of recognition of over 47 CFU, you will have to apply for a place: admission to a year following the first of a limited -access programme is in fact subject to the availability of places.

Publication of places available Application for a place Publication of the ranking
15 June 2021 10 am on 7 July - 14 July 2021 21 July 2021
5 August 2021 10 am on 24 August - 26 August 2021 1 September 2021

The ranking will be drawn up on the basis of the evaluation of the CV and motivation letter.

In the event of successful application, for the first round, you will have to complete the enrolment or transition by 30 July 2021, under penalty of losing the assigned place. If you request clearance for transfer from another university, however, you will receive all the instructions by e-mail.

To apply for a place for the first round, you must log in to the reserved area, select the "Evaluation test" and choose "Ammissione agli anni successivi al primo dei corsi ad accesso programmato". The procedure will be open from 10 am on 7 July 2021.

You must attach:

  • your credits recognition sheet;
  • self-certification of having taken the exams for which you have been awarded credits;
  • your CV;
  • a motivation letter;
  • an identity document.

Warning! The procedure allows you to submit the application, in order of preference, for a maximum of three courses: if you enter more than one preference, you will have to attach the credit recognition sheet for each chosen course.

If you have never been a student at Ca’ Foscari you will have to:

  • register on the website;
  • access your personal area using your SPID account.

Last update: 21/04/2021