How to submit your ISEE request

ISEE for University financial aid

The ISEE indicator is a tool assessing the effective income and asset situation of anyone requesting financial aid, and is obtained by combining and assessing three factors: income, assets and the composition of the household.

Your household will be assessed in combination with that of your parents unless both of the following conditions are met:

  • you have lived away from your family home for at least two years prior to submitting your application for each study programme for the first time, in an accommodation not owned by a family member;
  • you have income from employment or declarable tax income of at least 6,500,000 EUR with reference to a single-person household.

ISEE certification is needed to access all forms of university financial aid. Please note that ISEE certification will not be considered in the following cases:

  • the certification was submitted after the deadline;
  • the declaration shows discrepancies reported by INPS, not corrected;
  • you do not meet the minimum merit criteria needed to access financial aid;
  • you enrolled in the academic year after the deadlines;
  • you have not compiled and transmitted your online request for financial aid;
  • you already have a university diploma at the same level.

How to request ISEE certification and financial aid

ISEE certification

Students residing in Italy:

If you are an Italian national or financially independent non-Italian national residing in Italy, you must request your ISEE for financial aid by compiling the DSU self-certification form concerning the composition of your household and the income and asset situation of each member of the household. You can either do so by yourself by filling in the form in the “online services” section of the INPS [IT] website or with the help of a CAF centre or professional tax consultant. Should more than one student from the same household be applying for financial aid,  certification must contain a note specifying that the ISEE applies to financial aid for each student concerned. On average, ISEE certification is issued within 10 working days of DSU completion. You do not need to submit your ISEE certification to the University, which will only receive it if you have already compiled and transmitted your online request for financial aid.

ISEE certification must be requested by 1 October 2018 (date on DSU submission receipt  will serve as proof). There is a second deadline on 17 December 2018 for tuition fee reduction requests only (with payment of a penalty surcharge of 50.00 EUR).

Italian or non-Italian nationals residing abroad:

If you are an Italian or non-Italian national residing abroad, you may request an ‘ISEE parificato’ (ISEE equivalent) used in cases where it is not possible to present an ISEE declaration. If you are a non-EU student the “ISEE parificato” will be taken into consideration only for applications to scholarships and student mobility (not for tuition fee reductions).

You should request an ‘ISEE parificato’ if you are:

  • a non-Italian national resident abroad;
  • Italian national resident abroad;
  • non-Italian national residing in Italy who is not financially independent.

To obtain the ISEE you have to contact a CAF centre approved by the University from July 2nd, 2018 onwards to make a free appointment:

  • Venice headquarters, Fondamenta del Gaffaro 3536; tel. 041/5491188
  • Mestre headquarters, via Ca’ Marcello 10; tel. 041/5491100.

You must come to your appointment at the mentioned CAF offices with all the required documents to generate the "ISEE parificato". The certified ISEE equivalent will be calculated on the basis of your income and assets abroad and will be automatically transmitted to Ca' Foscari by the CAF offices.

Requesting entitlements on-line

In order to access financial aid (tuition fee reductions, scholarships or student collaborations), as well as submitting your ISEE you will also need to compile and transmit an online application from your Personal Area between 23 July 2018 and 1 October 2018. There is a second deadline on 17 December 2018 for tuition fee reduction requests only that will incur a penalty surcharge of 50.00 EUR payable whether or not your request is granted.

By filling in the online financial aid requests you are authorising the University to receive all the information contained in your ISEE certification from INPS (Italian Institute of Social Insurance).

After completing the form you must confirm your request for it to be considered valid, thus completing the electronic submission of the request.

The IT system will issue a receipt that will also be sent via email to your university email address ( and which must be kept as proof of submission.


The university is required by law to carry out random checks to confirm the truthfulness and accuracy of the information submitted in self-certification. Making a false statement is not only a criminal offence but will lead to administrative penalties being applied.

Last update: 25/02/2021