Further financial assistance

Below you will find information on further financial assistance offered to reduce your university fees for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Exemptions

With the exception of the stamp duty and regional tax for the right to education, full exemption is granted to:

  • students who are the beneficiaries or the children of beneficiaries of a disability pension, established by art.12 of Italian Law 118/71, as provided for by art.30 of the same law. If you meet these requirements, contact the Right to Education and Disability Area for the exemption application procedure;
  • holder of refugee status or subsidiary protection status;
  • foreign students beneficiaries of a scholarship from the Italian Government under the development cooperation programmes.

The students beneficiaries of regional scholarships and those who were eligible are entitled to full exemption from fees and shall thus be refunded for the amounts paid, with the exception of the stamp duty.
The students beneficiaries of and eligible for scholarships for an additional semester beyond the normal duration of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes are entitled to exemption from half of the fees due and to the refund of the regional tax.

Reductions

The amount due as fees may be reduced further based on merit criteria (independently from the ISEE means-test declaration).

Further fee reductions may be applied: where more than one member of the same family is enrolled at Ca’ Foscari and for students with a certified disability between 50% and 65%.

These reductions may be combined with other funding granted by the "Student Act" or with other financial aid foreseen for merit or income criteria.

Attention: If you are  enrolled in the Digital Management Bachelor’s Degree programme you will not be able to benefit from the reductions indicated below and you will be held to the contribution required by your degree programme.

Reductions

Merit-based reductions

Reductions are calculated automatically in April 2021 and are applied to the total amount due as the fee balance without your having to make any specific request.

A band of academic excellence corresponding to a reduction of:

€ 315.00 for first year full-time students and € 205.00 for part-time students is also foreseen.

€ 500.00 for subsequent years full-time students and € 325.00 for part-time students is also foreseen.

These reductions are given in the following cases:

  • first year students with a minimum Higher School Certificate mark of 98 out of 100 (or a minimum of 58 out of 60 for school leavers up to the 1998/99 academic year);
  • students enrolled in successive academic years who satisfy both of the following conditions:

1. To have achieved and registered the credits resulting from the exams held by September 30, 2020 on their personal page as follows:

Year* ECTS full-time students ECTS part-time students
2 54 27
3 108 54
4 no reduction 81
5 no reduction 108
6 no reduction no reduction

(*) “Year” refers to the number of years the student has been enrolled starting from their first enrolment in their first year at any University, as in the case of transfers from other Universities or from other Ca’ Foscari programmes.

For the purpose of calculating merit for obtaining benefits, any years of suspension from studies are not counted, except in cases where the suspension has been determined by disciplinary measures. Furthermore, credits coming from:

  • exams or internships recognized in past academic studies which have concluded with a qualification or following withdrawal/loss of student status or from other activities, even if held before enrolment and for which students have been granted accreditation;
  • exams taken for single courses previous to enrolment to the Degree;
  • exams that have not been completed (partial exams are not considered);
  • eligibility certificates/internships/seminars also gained after enrolment.

After six years of part-time enrolment the student acquires full-time status with the resulting rules for determining merit.

To determine the number of years and merits for students who initially enrolled as “part-time” students and who continue their university career as “full-time” students as per the above table, every two years studied at “part-time” status qualifies as one “full-time” year of study. In any case, every year of “part-time” study is regarded as one full year of study.  To determine the number of years and merit for students who started their university career as “full-time” students and then continue as “part-time” students, each academic year of “full-time” study qualifies as two years of “part-time” study.

2. To have gained the following marks (out of 30): the range of marks for each field of study in relation to the weighted mark average in undergraduate degree programmes of the same academic field will be considered. In particular, for the following fields:

  • Economics: a minimum mark of 26/30;
  • Humanities:29/30;
  • Languages: a minimum mark of 28/30;
  • Science: a minimum mark of 26/30.

The mark 30 cum laude will be counted as 30 for the purposes of determining the mark average used for the final degree mark.

To benefit from merit-based reductions, you may not already hold a degree either obtained before or after Ministerial Decree 509/1999 (Laurea Vecchio Ordinamento or Laurea Nuovo Ordinamento) gained in Italy or abroad. Nor may you hold a Diploma issued by the Conservatorium or Academy of Fine Arts or a Bachelor’s Degree issued under Law no. 508/1999.

Please note: if you fail to satisfy any of the above conditions, you may not take advantage of reductions based on merit.

Incentives for families with more than one member enrolled at Ca' Foscari

Students who have enrolled at Ca’ Foscari as of the 2017/2018 academic year may benefit from a reduction of € 400.00 for every year of enrolment if they have other family members also enrolled in a Bachelor or Master’s Degree at the University.

The concession will be granted during the preparation of the third instalment (April 2021) to all members of the family unit registered with Ca' Foscari provided that each one meets the following conditions:

  • students requesting the incentive must be up-to-date with their university fees for the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • students who apply for the incentive must be financially dependent on the same family unit;
  • the reduction is granted exclusively to students whose financial situation as outlined in their ISEE (means-test declaration) is less than € 60,000.00 and hold the minimum merit requisites foreseen by their current university fees payment schedule;
  • students must submit by the deadline of 17 December 2020 the benefits application online in the reserved area, the ISEE certificate for fee reductions for the right to university education and the “Family Incentive form” for households including one or more members enrolled at Ca' Foscari. All members of the household that are simultaneously enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at Ca' Foscari are required to submit the documentation.

Please note: if you fail to satisfy any of the above conditions, you may not take advantage of above-stated reductions.

The reduction may be added to other benefits available from the "Student Act" or with other merit or income based reductions offered.  Students who are already exempt from paying fees (winners of regional grants or eligible for the same, or students with disabilities equal to or above 66% etc.).

Financial incentives for Science degrees

As part of the Science Degree Plan for the degree programme in Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies and the degree programme in Computer Science, a fee reduction/refund of €500.00 is envisaged for:

  • the top 3 students enrolled in the first year of each course;
  • the top 3 students enrolled in the second year of each course;
  • the top 3 students enrolled in the third year of each course.

The ranking will be drawn up automatically by the Financial aid and Disability Unit in June 2021. This incentive can be combined with the fee reductions for merit.

Students with recognized disabilities certified between 50% and 65%

If you are a student with a recognized and certified disability between 50% and 65%, you have the right to fee reductions providing have formally submitted the benefits application and the ISEE declaration, and:

  • satisfy all the requisites foreseen for means-test ISEE fee reductions;
  • your ISEE declaration is € 60,000.00 or less.

The subsidy include a reduction of 400.00 euros from the fees, based on the ISEE economic circumstances. You cannot benefit from this aid if you are already exempt from paying the fees (i.e. scholarship winners).

Exemptions

With the exception of the stamp duty and regional tax for the right to education, full exemption is granted to:

  • students who are the beneficiaries or the children of beneficiaries of a disability pension, established by art.12 of Italian Law 118/71, as provided for by art.30 of the same law. If you meet these requirements, contact the Right to Education and Disability Area for the exemption application procedure;
  • holder of refugee status or subsidiary protection status;
  • foreign students beneficiaries of a scholarship from the Italian Government under the development cooperation programmes;

The students beneficiaries of regional scholarships and those who were eligible are entitled to full exemption from fees and shall thus be refunded for the amounts paid, with the exception of the stamp duty.
The students beneficiaries of and eligible for scholarships for an additional semester beyond the normal duration of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes are entitled to exemption from half of the fees due and to the refund of the regional tax.

Reductions

The amount due as fees may be reduced further based on merit criteria (independently from the ISEE means-test declaration).

Further fee reductions may be applied: where more than one member of the same family is enrolled at Ca’ Foscari and for students with a certified disability between 50% and 65%.

These reductions may be combined with other funding granted by the "Student Act" or with other financial aid foreseen for merit or income criteria.

Attention: If you are enrolled in the Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration (MIM) Master’s Degree programme you will not be able to benefit from the reductions indicated below and you will be held to the contribution required by your degree programme

Reductions

Merit-based reductions

Reductions are calculated automatically on April 2021 and are applied to the total amount due as the fee balance without your having to make any specific request.

A band of academic excellence corresponding to a reduction of:
€ 315.00 for first year full-time students and € 205.00 for part-time students is also foreseen.

€ 500.00 for subsequent years full-time students and € 325.00 for part-time students is also foreseen.

These reductions are given in the following cases:

  • students enrolled in first year of the following Master’s Degrees and whose Bachelor Degree mark is:

    • Economics: from 108 to 110 cum laude;
    • Humanities: 110 and 110 cum laude;
    • Languages: 110 and 110 cum laude;
    • Science: from 108 to 110 cum laude.

  • students enrolled in successive academic years who satisfy both of the following conditions:

1. To have achieved and registered the credits resulting from the exams held by September 30, 2020 on their personal page as follows:

Year* ECTS full-time students ECTS part-time students 
2 54 27
3 no reduction 54
4 no reduction no reduction

(*) “Year” refers to the number of years the student has been enrolled starting from their first enrolment in their first year at any University, as in the case of transfers from other Universities or from other Ca’ Foscari programmes.

For the purpose of calculating merit for obtaining benefits, any years of suspension from studies are not counted, except in cases where the suspension has been determined by disciplinary measures. Furthermore, credits coming from:

  • exams or internships recognized in past academic studies which have concluded with a qualification or following withdrawal/loss of student status or from other activities, even if held before enrolment and for which students have been granted accreditation;
  • exams taken for single courses previous to enrolment to the Degree;
  • exams that have not been completed (partial exams are not considered);
  • eligibility certificates/internships/seminars also gained after enrolment.

After four years of part-time enrolment, the student acquires full-time status with the resulting rules for determining merit.

To determine the number of years and merits for students who initially enrolled as “part-time” students and who continue their university career as “full-time” students as per the above table, every two years studied at “part-time” status qualifies as one “full-time” year of study. In any case, every year of “part-time” study is regarded as one full year of study.  To determine the number of years and merit for students who started their university career as “full-time” students and then continue as “part-time” students, each academic year of “full-time” study qualifies as two years of “part-time” study.

2. To have gained the following marks (out of 30): the range of marks for each field of study in relation to the weighted mark average in undergraduate degree programmes of the same academic field will be considered. In particular, for the following fields:

  • Economics: a minimum mark of 29/30;
  • Humanities: 30/30;
  • Linguistics: a minimum mark of 29/30;
  • Science: a minimum mark of 29/30.

The mark 30 cum laude will be counted as 30 for the purposes of determining the mark average used for the final degree mark.

To benefit from merit-based reductions, you may not already hold a degree obtained before Ministerial Decree 509/1999, a Master’s Degree gained either in Italy or abroad. Nor may you hold a Diploma issued by the Conservatorium or Academy of Fine Arts or a Master’s Degree issued under Law no. 508/1999.

Please note: if you fail to satisfy any of the above conditions, you may not take advantage of reductions based on merit. 

Incentives for families with more than one member enrolled at Ca' Foscari

Students who have enrolled at Ca’ Foscari as of the 2018/2019 academic year may benefit from a reduction of € 400.00 for every year of enrollment if they have other family members also enrolled in a Bachelor or Master’s Degree at the University.

The concession will be granted during the preparation of the third instalment (April 2021) to all members of the family unit registered with Ca' Foscari provided that each one meet the following conditions:

  • students requesting the incentive must be up-to-date with their university fees for the 2020/2021 academic year;
  • students who apply for the incentive must be financially dependent on the same family unit;
  • the reduction is granted exclusively to students whose financial situation as outlined in their ISEE (means-test declaration) is less than € 60,000.00 and hold the minimum merit requisites foreseen by their current university fees payment schedule;
  • students must submit by the deadline of 17 December 2020 the benefits application online in the reserved area, the ISEE certificate for fee reductions for the right to university education and the “Family Incentive form” for households including one or more members enrolled at Ca' Foscari. All members of the household that are simultaneously enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme at Ca' Foscari are required to submit the documentation.

Please note: if you fail to satisfy any of the above conditions, you may not take advantage of above-stated reductions.

The reduction may be added to other benefits available from the "Student Act" or with other merit or income based reductions offered. Students who are already exempt from paying fees (winners of regional grants or eligible for the same, or students with disabilities equal to or above 66% etc.).

Students with recognized disabilities certified between 50% and 65%

If you are a student with a recognized and certified disability between 50% and 65%, you have the right to fee reductions providing have formally submitted the benefits application and the ISEE declaration, and:

  • satisfy all the requisites foreseen for means-test ISEE fee reductions;
  • your ISEE declaration is € 60,000.00 or less.

The subsidy include a reduction of 400.00 euros from the fees, based on the ISEE economic circumstances. You cannot benefit from this aid if you are already exempt from paying the fees (i.e. scholarship winners).  

Last update: 17/11/2020