Foundation year

The Ca’ Foscari Foundation Year is a propedeutic year-long programme, designed to prepare international students for undergraduate studies at an Italian university. Students will take courses on modern Italian history, English or Italian language, as well as a basic introduction to the main disciplines of future study.

We expect to be able to offer the 2021/2122 Foundation Year in the classroom (face-to-face), depending on the development of the Covid global health crisis. Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year are now closed.

Who should take the Foundation Year?

  • Students who have less than 12 full years of schooling at the end of high school and have (or will shortly have) their school leaving certificate
  • Students wanting to improve their English or Italian language skills before beginning an undergraduate degree at a university in Italy
  • Students who studied in the American school system and got (or will get) their High School Diploma, but do not have the three Advanced Placement exams required to enrol at an Italian university
  • Students who have completed their studies within the British school system and got (or will get) their General Certificate of Education/A-levels, but do not have the three A-levels required to enrol in their chosen degree programme at an Italian university
  • Students who have a vocational qualification

2021/2022 Programme

The Ca' Foscari Foundation Year runs throughout the academic year, from October 2021 until June 2022.

The programme offers a general curriculum for University preparation to all students, as well as 4 Study Tracks that aim to provide students an elementary background in the subjects they are interested in pursuing during their undergraduate studies. Students also take a language module in either Italian or English, depending on the degree programme they are planning on enrolling in.

All Study Tracks and the general curriculum are offered in English. Students are therefore required to already have a certified B1 language level (according to the CEFR).

In order to pass Foundation Year and obtain the final certificate, students must successfully complete each of the three learning modules:

  1. General curriculum: Modern and Contemporary Italian history, Critical Thinking and academic skills for University preparation
  2. Study Track: Economics, Science, Humanities or Architecture, Art & Design
  3. Language module: International Option (English), Bridge Option B1 or B2 (Italian), or a personalised option for Native Speakers

General Curriculum

The general curriculum is taken by all students and offers classes in modern Italian history, critical thinking and a workshop on academic skills for university preparation. All subjects are taught in English.

This course will provide an overview of the major cultural and political developments that have defined Italian modern and contemporary history in its European context (1789-1948). Starting from the period following the French Revolution the course will focus on the events leading up to the creation of the Italian independent State, Italy's role in WWI, the rise of Fascism in the 1920s and Italy during WWII.

Special attention will be paid to the transition from Fascism to the Republic and the challenges faced by the post-war Italian state and Italian society.  At the end of the course students will have gained a general knowledge of the key concepts and main periods in modern and contemporary Italian history.

The course will explore the foundations of critical thinking in order to provide awareness of our own beliefs about the world, where they come from and why we might have them—with a focus on how power and politics shape the ways that we understand the world, and how critical thinking can serve as a resource to empower people.

Topics:

  • fundamental thinking, reasoning, and language abilities
  • statements, arguments, beliefs, and evidence
  • think critically about media
  • use critical reasoning to address problems
  • critical thinking about difficult moral and societal issues
  • communicate more effectively

The workshop is designed to assist students so as to learn, understand and reinforce their academic skills. 

It will focus on academic essay writing, researching sources and verifying their reliability, as well as strenghtening the students' study method through various activities and strategies.

Language module

Depending on the degree programme they want to apply for at the end of the Foundation Year, students choose to take one of four language module options:

  • International Option (English)

    • For students wishing to enrol in a degree programme in English. Students will study to achieve a B2 language level in English together with an Elementary Italian course aimed at promoting the student life in the city and at the university.

  • Bridge Option: B2 (Italian)

    • For students wishing to enrol in a degree programme in Italian and who therefore require a B2 in Italian language. Students will study to achieve a B2 language level in Italian provided they already have a certified A2 level knowledge of the Italian language.

  • Intensive Bridge Option: B1 (Italian)

    • For students wishing to enrol in a degree programme in Italian but who do not already have a certified A2 level knowledge of the Italian language. Students will study to achieve a B1 language level in Italian, with which they can apply to Ca' Foscari (under a special agreement that allows them to achieve a B2 by the end of their first year).

  • Native Speaker Option

    • This is a personalised option for students who can demonstrate to be a native speaker of English, AND have a C1 knowledge of Italian. Students in this category will take extra disciplinary courses in English and courses in formal speaking or writing in English or Italian, and will be required to write a short thesis in the language of their choice, which will be reviewed by the Teaching Committee for evaluation.

NB: the Bridge options will be activated based on student numbers. If enrolment numbers are low in both options, only Bridge B1 will be activated. Should there still be insufficient enrolment for the Bridge B1 option only, all students will be enrolled in the International Option.

Students who are interested in obtaining an official Italian language certification can register for the CILS exam (for a separate registration fee).

Study Tracks 2021/2022

Each student chooses a Study Track from one of the four options below. Students must attend and successfully complete each course within the Track. It is not possible for students to mix courses from the different Tracks.

Study Tracks will be offered with a minimum number of students enrolled per Track. Should a student's chosen Track not be activated, he/she will have the opportunity to switch Tracks, or request reimbursement. See "Applications" for more detail.

Track A: Economics and Management

This set of courses is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree course in the fields of economics or management and will include topics such as mathematics, financial literacy, data analysis, business management and administration and law.

Topics:

  • Terms and forms of mathematical language: logical connectives; implication; quantifiers; definition; axiom; theorem.
  • Natural and integer numbers. Rational and real numbers. Properties of powers. Logarithms and their properties. Algebraic expressions and polynomials. Percentages.
  • Elements and sets. Subsets and operations between sets.
  • Functions. Composite and inverse functions. Real functions of real variables: monotone; periodic; even; odd . Graph of a function. Transformations of function graphs. Linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Equations and inequalities: rational; irrational; with absolute value; exponential; logarithmic.
  • Coordinate systems in the plane and in the space. Distance in the plane. Line, circumference, ellipse, hyperbole and parabola.
  • Basics of Trigonometry

This course introduces students to some of the main topics in economics by improving their knowledge of financial markets and their comprehension of the financial behaviour of individuals along the life-cycle.

Module 1 - Topics:

  • Current and future value of money: interest, compounding interest and present value
  • Prices, inflation and purchasing power of money
  • An introduction to the life-cycle model
  • Risk and risk attitudes
  • Financial markets: the relationship between price and return
  • Financial markets: the relationship between risk and return
  • Diversification and portfolio choice
  • Biases in investors' choices


Module 2 - Topics:

  • Loans and mortgages (both fixed and floating rate mortgages)
  • Investment products: bank saving accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), retirement accounts, life insurance policies
  • Investors' protection
  • Pension systems: defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. Multi-pillar pension systems

This course is an exploration of some of the fundamental themes at the basis of business administration and contemporary management studies. In particular, the course aims at equipping students with concepts, definitions and tools that will be useful in their further management studies at the university. 

Topics:

  • Business administration and Management: subjects and fields  
  • Organizations and modern business firms
  • The nature and content of management as a profession;
  • Organization structure and human resources management
  • Strategy, marketing and innovation: the interfaces between firms and demand
  • The relevance of accounting in measuring and reporting financial performance

Topics:

  • Introduction to the phenomenology of legal systems in modern and contemporary Western experience.
  • Common aspects.
  • The national States and the Constitutions. Formal sources and customary.
  • Civil law and common law.
  • The traditional legal partitions.
  • From the Constitution to the other branches of law
  • The impact of the European Union on national systems, from the point of view of public law and private law.
  • Fundamental rights.
  • The legal regulation of relations between private subjects.
  • Patrimonial relations and personal relations.
  • The fundamental institutes of relations between individuals: obligations and contracts; rights on things and immaterial resources; responsibility; person and family models.

Coding tools for data management

  • Definition of a research question and identification of the relevant variables to consider
  • Introduction to a statistical software for data-analysis
  • Data collection and organization of datasets
  • Basic notions of coding: conditional expressions, loops
  • Examples and applications

Applied statistics for data analysis

  • Variable types: quantitative and qualitative variables
  • Summary statistics and graphical data visualisations of the distribution of quantitative and qualitative variables
  • Statistical tools and graphical data visualisations to describe the relationships among variables

The course is expected to include hands-on sessions to give students the possibility to carry out data analyses assisted by the course instructor.

Track B: Humanities and Arts

This set of courses is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree course in the fields of Humanities and Languages, and will include topics such as literature, art history, philosophy and classical studies.

The course will provide an introduction to and a broad overview of the Italian literature through its key authors, from Dante Alighieri, through the Renaissance, to our days. Students will work on texts of world-known poets, novelists, playwrights, including "libretto d'opera".

At the end of the course students will be able to identify the main period of Italian History (late medieval, Renaissance, Counter-Reformation, Enlightenment, Romanticism and Modernity) and associate themes and ideas to specific epochs.

This course offers a chronological survey of the major artistic styles of Italian art from the Early medieval period up to the mid 1800s and the Neoclassical art. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify the main periods of Italian art history within their historical and cultural context and analyse the characteristics of prominent works of art.

This course is designed to enable students to read and analyse philosophical texts and topics. It will cover the development of Western philosophical thought throughout the ages, providing students with the key philosophical concepts and questions, as well as insights into the historical and theoretical context surrounding the development of the framework of Western philosophy, from its ancient origins (Plato, Aristotle, Saint Augustine) and through key-figures of the Middle Ages and early modern period (Saint Thomas, Descartes), up to modern day (from Kant to Hegel).

Students will gain an understanding of the main schools of thought and their approaches (e.g. metaphysics, idealism, materialism, empiricism, etc.) and will become acquainted with a variety of philosophical issues (e.g. the mind-body problem, the nature of beauty and goodness, and the relation between human freedom and necessity) which are key to critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

This course will provide an introduction to the history and literature of ancient Greece and Rome based on extracts from key authors and texts such as Homer, Virgil, Greek tragedy and Latin love poetry. By addressing these texts in their cultural and historical context, students will gain a basic knowledge of Classical culture and society. The course will help students identify the Classical roots of European culture, and of Italian culture within it.

Track C: Science

This set of courses is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree course in the fields of science, such as Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Engineering Physics, and will include topics such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

Topics:

  • Terms and forms of mathematical language: logical connectives; implication; quantifiers; definition; axiom; theorem.
  • Natural and integer numbers. Rational and real numbers. Properties of powers. Logarithms and their properties. Algebraic expressions and polynomials. Percentages.
  • Elements and sets. Subsets and operations between sets.
  • Functions. Composite and inverse functions. Real functions of real variables: monotone; periodic; even; odd. Graph of a function. Transformations of function graphs. Linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Equations and inequalities: rational; irrational; with absolute value; exponential; logarithmic.
  • Coordinate systems in the plane and in the space. Distance in the plane. Line, circumference, ellipse, hyperbole and parabola.
  • Basics of Trigonometry

Topics:

  • Definition of position, velocity, acceleration. Uniform linear motion. Linear motion at constant acceleration.
  • Force. Newton's laws of motion. Mass and weight. Projectile motion. Pendulum motion. 
  • Work, energy, power. Energy conservation. Friction.
  • Fluids. Pressure. Pascal's and Archimedes' principles.
  • Temperature. Heat. Ideal gas law. Changes of phase. First law of thermodynamics. Second law of thermodynamics (outline).
  • Sound. Propagation. Intensity. Echo, resonance, interference.
  • Light. Propagation. Reflection. Refraction. Dispersion and colors. Speed, frequency and wavelength.
  • Electric charge. Static electricity. Coulomb's law. Insulators and conductors.
  • Magnetism. Magnets. Magnetic dipoles. Earth's magnetic field. Compass.
  • Electric current. Electric battery. Ohm's law. Electric power. Electromagnetic induction.
  • Radioactivity (outline). Atomic theory of matter (outline).

Topics:

  • Elements, compounds and atoms.
  • The gas laws.
  • Atomic mass.
  • Mole.
  • Basic rules of nomenclature.
  • Stoichiometry.
  • Subatomic particles and atomic structure.
  • Periodic table.
  • Chemical bonds, intermolecular forces.
  • The properties of solutions.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • First principle, enthalpy, state functions, entropy.
  • Second principle, free energy.
  • Reaction kinetics and chemical equilibrium.
  • Chemical reactions: acids and bases, redox reactions, electrochemistry.
  • Alkanes alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds.
  • Functional groups.
  • Biomolecules: carbohydrates, aminoacids, polysaccharides, proteins, DNA.
  • Cellular metabolism and photosynthesis.

Topics:

  • Definition of "life". Life molecules and organic compounds. Biomolecules.
  • The cell: shapes, dimensions, membrane and cytoplasm. Difference between animal and plant cell. The cytoskeleton. Transport mechanisms through the cell membrane: passive transport (simple, facilitated diffusion, osmosis). Active transport. Cell and energy: metabolism, ATP. Aggregation of cells and tissues formation. Cellular reproduction.  The cell cycle. Mitosis. Meiosis.
  • Genetics: Mendel's experiments and his laws. Variations on Mendel's laws, incomplete dominance, co-dominance.
  • The evolution: evidences. Fixism and evolution. Lamark and Darwin. Modern evolutionary theory.

Track D: Architecture, Art and Design

This set of courses, provided by IUAV – University of Venice, is designed for students wishing to apply for a degree course in the fields of architecture, arts, design, fashion or urban planning.

This track is taught mainly in English but some lessons may be offered in Italian towards the end of the module.

As suggested by the national admissions policy for undergraduate studies in Architecture, students will take two admission test simulations (in Italian) during the course.

This course aims to develop knowledge and skills in order to prepare for the Italian admission test for BA programmes in Architecture. The modules focus on the following main areas:

  1. art and architectural history;
  2. design and drawing sessions;
  3. physics and mathematics.

Starting with a module on industrial design theory, this course aims to develop knowledge and skills in order to prepare for the Italian admission test for BA programmes in Product and Visual Design and Interior Design. The modules focus on the following main areas:

  1. industrial design history;
  2. product design and visual communication;
  3. drawing sessions (product and interior design)

Taking into consideration all peculiarities of fashion BA or MA programmes, this course focuses on the following main areas:

  1. fashion history;
  2. communication strategy for fashion;
  3. Italian art and fashion system;
  4. drawning sessions.

This course is focusing on different issues related to the modern planning and urban design: cli-mate change, energy, place identity, city and territory resilience, social equality and inclusion, participation, management of specific applications for planning and urban design in ICT.

This course aims to develop a basic knowledge of the different languages that dominate today’s planning and production of visual artworks, from photography to film, and from performance to 2D and 3D representation. A particular focus is related to the language of the visual arts both as a tool of expression and as a tool for non-verbal communication.

Eligibility

The Foundation Year is principally designed for students who have finished high school but who do not have the 12 years of schooling required to enrol at an Italian university and/or the formal qualification required for University entrance in their home country.

Eligibility for Foundation Year

Students applying for the Foundation Year need to meet the following obligatory eligibility requirements:

  1. have an adequate certified mastery of English (a minimum of B1 according to the CEFR)
  2. have finished their 11th year of schooling OR are currently enrolled at high school in their 11th year of schooling 
  3. hold a high school diploma, school leaving certificate, or equivalent, or will have one at the completion of the current school year (NB: in this case enrolment in the Foundation Year is conditional on the student receiving a High School Diploma)

Underage students (minors)

Students who have not yet reached 18 years old at the time of their application can apply for the Ca' Foscari Foundation Year provided they will turn 18 by March 31st of the year of programme completion. For the 2021/2022 programme this means students must be born no later than 31st March, 2004.

In this case, the underage student is required to have his/her parents:

  • Sign a consent form for admission
  • Initiate the process of nominating a legal guardian residing in Italy for the duration of the Foundation Year programme until they reach legal age

How does this apply to me?

You are eligible for the Foundation Year if you meet the above critieria, and are in one of the following specific situations:

  • YES if you completed your studies in a system where there are only 11 years of schooling in total
  • YES if you studied in the American school system and do not have the 3 APs required to access tertiary studies in Italy
  • YES if you studied in the British school system and do not have the 3 A-levels required to access your chosen degree programme at an Italian university
  • YES if you hold a vocational qualification
  • YES if you are already eligible for undergraduate studies, but still want to improve your English or your Italian and your background knowledge before enrolling at an Italian university

Eligibility for University enrolment following Foundation Year

Upon successful completion of the full Foundation Year, students will be eligible for enrolment at Ca' Foscari. Participation in the Foundation Year does not entitle students to directly access their chosen degree programme; students must take an entry test, where necessary.

Eligibility for enrolment at other Italian Universities is not guaranteed. Students who are planning on enrolling at other Universities or Tertiary Institutions should contact the appropriate office at the Institution in question.

How to apply

Applications for the Foundation Year 2021/22 are now closed.

Programme dates

  • Orientation: Monday October 4th - Friday October 8th, 2021
  • Semester I: Monday October 11th, 2021 - Friday February 17th, 2022
  • First semester / Mid-year exams: February 21st-25th, 2022 (subject to change)
  • Semester II: Feburary 28th - June 17th, 2022

For more information, please contact  foundation.cfsie@unive.it.

Application process

Students must first create an account, and can then apply directly online. The deadline for applications is July 4th, 2021.

Students can refer to the Online Enrolment Handbook for assistance.

Once we have evaluated and approved your documents, you will receive an email to let you know your application has be sent to the Admissions Committee for acceptance into the programme. Your application status at this stage will be "Ready for Admission Committee". If there are mandatory documents missing from your application, you will be notified and will have 7 days to send them to us.

If the Admissions Committee approves your application you will be sent an acceptance letter or a conditional acceptance letter (see below). If your application is not approved, you will receive a letter of rejection explaining why your application has failed.

To accept your place within the program you must pay the first fee installment of €1,000 within 14 days after you have been accepted or conditionally accepted onto the programme.

  • The payment must be made online. Once you have been accepted (or conditionally accepted), you will see that your application will have a new task to resolve (Application Fee Payment FY), and you will receive an email with all the relevant information on how to pay.

IMPORTANT: Once you have carried out your payment, you will have to click a second time on the payment link to finalise the process; the status will then change to "PAID" and the task will be resolved. 

Once the School for International Education has received your payment, your enrolment will be processed and you will be sent confirmation by email.

Following your enrolment in the Foundation Year, we will notify you by late August if your chosen Study Track has not been activated. You will have the chance to transfer into another Track, or request reimbursement.

Conditional admission

If you receive a letter of Conditional Admission, you are required to send us certain documents (such as your final diploma/qualification and, language certifications in order to complete the enrolment procedure.

These documents must be uploaded on your application page on apply.unive.it and then also sent by September 12th, 2021 to the email address:  foundation.cfsie@unive.it (please specify in the subject line: SURNAME NAME - SUPPLEMENT TO FOUNDATION YEAR APPLICATION 2021).

Required documents

  • Final high school leaving qualification (or Certificate of Enrolment, if you are currently attending the last year of secondary School and your final leaving qualification is not yet ready) and English or Italian translation if required
  • Transcript of records for the past 3 years
  • Certification of a B1 level (or higher) of the English language (see the following webpage for recognised certifications), or proof of having studied at least one full year of high school in English
  • Valid ID (for EU and Italian applicants only) or passport
  • Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Only for students choosing the Bridge B2 option: certification of an A2 level of the Italian language - (see the following webpage for recognised certifications), or proof of having studied at least one full year of high school in Italian

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Total tuition is €5,000. Tuition includes all teaching activities and tutorials, and all University administrative and support  services. Extra curricular activities, transport, accommodation and living expenses, if any, must be covered by the student.

Tuition costs are to be paid in three installments

  1. €1,000 14 days after receiving the acceptance letter
  2. €2,000 one month after the beginning of the classes
  3. €2,000 by January 15th, 2022

Withdrawal policy

If an accepted applicant notifies his/her withrawal from the programme, the School will implement the following withdrawal policy (referred to the payment of the first installment only)

  • Students can withdraw from the Foundation Year with a full refund of the first payment (€1,000) up until one month prior to the programme starting (September 12th, 2021)
  • Students who withdraw following September 12th must motivate their request for reimbursement and may receive up to 50% of the first payment (€500) in exceptional circumstances. NB: should there be governmental regulations limiting international travel due to the Covid health emergency, the student can request to carry out the first semester entirely online
  • Students withdrawing after the beginning of the program will not receive reimbursement

NB: Students who are unable to meet the payment deadlines will be promptly withdrawn from the program without reimbursement, unless specific arrangements have been made in advance, and in exceptional circumstances only.

Scholarships for the Foundation Year

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to students applying to the Scholarship Call (available now on this page in the blue box "Calls and forms"), based on merit and motivation. The scholarship is a fee reduction that will be applied to the third installment.

The Call for Applications is out now.

Arriving on Campus

Foundation Year students receive comprehensive pre-departure arrival information and assistance with the visa process, and upon arrival will find out how to access students services at Ca’ Foscari such as fully equipped libraries (open late), student cafeterias, campus-wide wifi, the buddy programme for international students, and more.

Visa requirements

In order to complete enrolment in the Ca' Foscari Foundation Year, students from non-EU countries must have a valid study visa, even if they are to follow some of the programme online. Your visa needs to be requested once you have been accepted and have received your letter of eligibility, by pre-enrolling through the Universitaly portal.

If you pay the first instalment on time (and the task is resolved within your application) the School be able to will confirm that you are enrolled in the programme, and you will then be able to proceed with your visa application.

Residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno)

All non-EU students staying in Italy for longer than 90 days are required to apply for a Residence permit. You will need to prepare your documents and apply at the Post Office as soon as you arrive. You will then be given an appointment at the Questura (Police station). For further information see the website, or contact  immigrationteam@unive.it.

Housing

There are a limited number of places at the Santa Marta Residence reserved for international students who arrive in October for the first semester. Please contact us for further information. If you wish to receive information on all accommodation options our Housing Office can assist you for a small fee: find out more on their webpage.

To find out more about what the University has to offer, read through the Ca' Foscari Welcome Guide.

Foundation Year Online

For as long as the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we expect to offer face-to-face classes, but students can request to follow the Foundation Year courses online for the first semester in exceptional circumstances. Lessons will be scheduled on Zoom, and each course will have a Moodle page detailing all course information, contacts, and online/offline classes and activities.

We encourage students nonetheless to come to Venice from October, as the learning experience is much greater immersed in the city and the culture. All on-campus lessons and activities are organised in safety and in accordance with the latest governmental regulations and restrictions.

Please note that students who take the first semester online will not be considered for the places reserved for internationational students at the Santa Marta residence, but can contact our Housing office for support in looking for accommodation.

Enrolment at Ca' Foscari following Foundation Year

Students who successfully complete the Ca' Foscari Foundation Year will be eligible for enrolment in any of the many undergraduate programmes at our University.

Participation in the Foundation Year does not entitle students to directly access their chosen degree programme; students must still take an entry test, where necessary.

Language requirements

  • Undergraduate studies in Italian

    • Students must have a B1 Italian language level at the time of enrolment, and are required to obtain a B2 by the end of their first year. Additionally, students must have a B1 English language level when they apply, and must obtain a B2 by the end of their studies in order to graduate.
    • Students who take the Foundation Year - Bridge Options are not required to produce language certifications of their Italian language level.

  • Undergraduate studies in English

    • Students are not required to have a minimum language level in Italian if they choose to study in English, but must have a B2 level of the English language. The Foundation Year - International Option best prepares students for studying in English.
    • Students who take the Foundation Year - International Option are not required to produce language certifications of their English language level.

Application process for Foundation Year students

For the purposes of enrolment in a degree programme, former Ca' Foscari Foundation Year students are equivalent to EU citizens / Italian residents. This means that they should follow the procedures outlined here.

Foundation Year students can apply to Ca' Foscari during any of the admission rounds: from December through to September for open-admission programmes, and until June for limited admission degree programmes (for which an admission test is required). However, it is strongly suggested you apply early in case there are issues with your documents, pre-requisites or qualifications.

"Dichiarazione di valore"

In order to be admitted to an undergraduate degree programme at an Italian university you must obtain an official certification of your high school leaving diploma certifying the legal value of your high school leaving qualification in the country where you obtained it. This is called "Dichiarazione di valore". You can usually request a "Dichiarazione di valore" from the Embassy or the Consulate of Italy in your country.

You are not required to provide this document for admission to the Foundation Year, but we strongly recommend you start the process before you leave your home country for Foundation Year.

Financial aid for international students at Ca' Foscari

The best performing students who successfully complete the Ca' Foscari Foundation Year and then enrol in a degree programme at Ca' Foscari will receive a tuition fee waiver on the first payment for tuition fees, and for all future payments provided they complete 42 ECTS per year. 

In addition, they can apply for a scholarship of € 5,000.00 awarded to international students through an annual call. For further information visit the webpage.

For further information on enrolment at Ca' Foscari as an international student please visit the webpage or contact our International Welcome Unit. We look forward to having you with us!

Last update: 23/11/2021