The degree programme in Sciences of Society and Social Service is of limited admission and expect candidates to carry out a test: in fact, registration is conditioned by the position of a candidate on the ranking list.

All the specific information on the process of pre-registration, selection and matriculation are included in the call for application.

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. 

The admissions procedure occurs as follows:

  • online registration, if you are not already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari;
  • online pre-registration for the admissions test;
  • taking the admissions test and insertion onto the ranking list;
  • matriculation online and payment of the first tax installment and of the contributions to university.

If you are a candidate with a disability or with DSA, you can make use of individualized procedures for taking the admissions 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 online registration.

Verification and fulfilment of OFA (Additional Learning Requirements)

To access the degree programme, a basic understanding of Italian language and an understanding of English at level B1, at least, is required.

The admission test acts as validation for basic understanding of Italian language. In case of failure, or if you achieve a mark lower than 9 as a sum of the marks obtained from the 15 Italian language questions, you will be assigned an OFA to carry out by September 2020.

Regarding knowledge of English language, students whom have achieved one of the certificates verified by the university are excluded from the obligation to verify their understanding of English. The list of linguistic certificates, cases of exemption for verification and the process of verification are described in the specific web page. On the contrary, they will be assigned an OFA to carry out by 30th September 2020. After this data, in such case that the OFA is not carried out, it will not be possible for that candidate to sit the examinations

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 OLA by the time they are enrolled: they cannot take exams until they have fulfilled them.

Online Registration

Registering for the admissions test for the spring selection process will be carried out from 1st July until 12pm on 19th August 2019.

With your Username and Password assigned to you at the end of the registration process you must access the Personal Area following this path: Secretary to Student Services - ESSE3 > Admissions test. 
Once you have concluded the pre-registration process you will receive a confirmation email to the email address stated in the registration process.

Enrolment Fee

Participation in the admissions test requires the payment of a tuition fee totalling 30.00 Euros, that is paid after having completed the online enrolment procedure, selecting the ‘payments’ button.

The payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system.

Admission Test

The admissions test will be carried out Saturday 24th August at the San Giobbe institute: the convocation is fixed for 10.00 am.

You must attend the test with a valid document of identification.

Place acceptance and enrollment


Accepting the place requires matriculation of the candidates in successful positions on the admission ranking list, and two ‘slips’ on the list on the basis of possible places still available, according to what is required on the selection announcement. Possible remaining vacant spots after this ranking slip can be re-assessed.

If you succeed in obtaining a place from the ranking list, you must accept your place through the specific online procedure by 5th September 2019.

Accepting the place coincides with matriculation and consists of two steps:

  • 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. The payment will not be reimbursed under no circumstances.

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:

  • recognition of formative activities already carried out;
  • status of part-time students;
  • The economic treatment dedicated to students with a disability.

Last update: 15/01/2020