Exams

Please complete the questionnaire before registering for exams

The questionnaire to evaluate the quality of teaching is an anonymous way for you to rate each course for which you want to sit the exam. You must complete this questionnaire online before registering for exams. You can find it in “Esse3”, on your student page, under “Questionnaires”.

The teachers and governing bodies at Ca' Foscari will use the results to improve teaching material, the programme and lesson content. The results of the questionnaires are published annually, in aggregate form.

Registering for exams

Log in to Esse3 (S3) on your student page and register for the exams that are already open for registration.

To view upcoming exams and the relative registration periods, see the registration periods in Esse3.

Find out about upcoming exams and exam sessions

The academic year has two semesters (I and II), with each being divided into two periods (1, 2 and 3, 4). Lessons can last for a period or for a semester and they are always followed by an exam session. The exam session is the period of time in which the individual exams are scheduled.

One month before the exam session starts, advance notice of all exams is provided in the examination calendar: here you can view all dates, locations and other details (but you cannot register).

To check, instead, the start and end dates of the various exam sessions during the academic year and the general distribution of exams within each session, please consult the exam session table.


Regulations

Scheduled exams for language and culture exam sessions

Language Exams

There are 3 exam sessions, each one with 1 or 2 scheduled exams. The exams are distributed as follows:

  • 2 scheduled exams in the summer session (May-June), with the obligation for each student to enrol in 1 session of their choice;
  • 1 scheduled exam during the autumn session (August - September);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the winter session (January of the following year).

For the language courses a partial test is expected, with the following scheduled exams:

  • 2 scheduled exams during the winter session (January), with the obligation for each student to enrol in 1 session of their choice;
  • 1 scheduled exam during the summer session (May-June);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the autumn session (August - September).

By rule, the partial tests will not be verbalised, since verbalisation of the exams only takes place after passing each section. Passing the partial test is valid until the scheduled exam in the winter session (January) of the following year; the entire language exam must therefore be passed by each session.

Students in the extra and summer sessions will only be able to take advantage of the first scheduled exam of the exam sessions.

For the newly enrolled, the possibility of taking exams in the September session is not normally possible; it is without prejudice to the right of the Didactic College, based on the assessment of the particular case, to grant specific permissions.

Culture Exams

Scheduled exams for modules carried out in the first semester results in the allocation as follows:

  • 2 scheduled exams in the winter session (January);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the summer session (May-June);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the autumn session (August-September).

For modules carried out in the second semester:

  • 2 scheduled exams in the summer session (May-June);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the autumn session (August - September);
  • 1 scheduled exam during the winter session (January of the following year).

Students in the extra and summer sessions will only be able to take advantage of the first scheduled exam of the exam sessions.

For the newly enrolled, the possibility of taking exams in the September session is not normally possible; it is without prejudice to the right of the Didactic College, based on the assessment of the particular case, to grant specific permissions.

Last update: 07/07/2020