Here below you will find useful information for taking the exams of the courses offered by Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
At the end of this webpage you will also find the information necessary to take the exams of the courses provided by the University of Padua.
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.
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.
Exams worth 12 ECTS
The study plan can include exams worth 12 ECTS, exams in which the teaching of a module can be undertaken by different professors.
To take these exams, students must not enrol in the modules worth 6 ECTS; they must always reference the exam code for 12 ECTS present in their own study plan and will reserve in the list for each mid-term examination, when it is activated.
The lists for mid-term exams are opened on professors’ application and as a rule they coincide with dates assigned to the modules worth 6 ECTS. The mid-term lists are only used for the electronic registration of the tests taken (even in different exam sessions) until the completion of the total 12 ECTS.
When the mid-term lists are not active, students should enrol in the 12 ECTS list, that by rule coincides with the scholar’s fixed data for the second part of the exam.
Registration of written exams
For written exams, the scholar communicates the date of the publication of results to the students, as well as the possible date for those who wish to see their paper.
Correction of written exams usually occurs within around 12 working days. When the scholar has finished correcting the work, he will hand over the exam results to those that were in attendance.
Students receive an automatic email in their inbox ( email@example.com) and will be advised on the necessity to express their explicit acceptance or possible refusal of the grade.
Students should log on to their Personal Area: on the notice board of results each student will see their individual grade, not the marks of other students that took the same exam.
If the student intends to refuse the grade, they must explicitly say so online within 8 days of the results being posted. If the student does not accept nor reject the grade, consent by silence is applied and the grade will be accepted.
After 8 days of the results being posted, the scholar can proceed with the registration. The grades will only be visible in the record book after verbalisation.
Those that urgently want to obtain their exam verbalisation (e.g. Students who are about to graduate) may be able to request this of the scholar, who will agree upon the process with the Humanities Campus.
Eventual changes to the grade before official verbalisation can only be produced by the scholar after 8 days aforementioned for the refusal or acceptance of a grade.
Setting an exam at the University of Padua
To sit an exam at the University of Padua you must:
- go to Unipd student’s web agenda to view the exam calendar;
- e-mail the relevant University of Padua lecturer to sign up for the exam;
- show up for the exam in the day and time agreed with the lecturer based on the official timetable .
In order to record the examination, the lecturer will:
- fill in the form (declaration) stating that you sat the exam;
- send the declaration to the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World of the University of Padua.
The Department will be responsible for forwarding the Declaration to Ca’ Foscari University’s Student Administration Unit, which will formally record the result.
Last update: 14/02/2024