Master's Degree Programme in
Environmental Sciences


If you hold an international qualification, before starting the application process please make sure you have completed the pre-evaluation procedure and that you have all the requirements for international students.

If you have a disability or an SLD (specific learning disability), you can request support for the admission test (when required) and specific support services during your studies.

Admission to the programme

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For Academic year 2024/2025, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in Environmental Sciences requires:

  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • an adequate personal preparation;
  • english language proficiency at B2 level: the procedure for verification and the cases in which exemption is possible are indicated on the language requirements webpage.

Enrolment onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

Students who have graduated in classes L-2 Biotechnologies, L- 13 Biology, L-25 Agriculture and Forestry, L-32 Environmental Sciences, L-34 Earth Sciences or with an equivalent degree in the old system are considered to meet the curricular requirements for admission to verification of personal preparation.

Students who have graduated in a different class must have earned 60 credits broken down in the following scientific-disciplinary sectors (of which the candidate must possess at least 6 ECTS from each of the 3 fields):

Field of the disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, IT and Statistics

  • FIS/01 Experimental Physics
  • FIS/02 Theoretical physics, models and mathematical methods
  • FIS/03 Matter Physics
  • FIS/04 Nuclear and Sub-Nuclear physics
  • FIS/05 Astronomy e astrophysics
  • FIS/06 Physics for the Earth System and Outer Space
  • FIS/07 Applied Physics (to Cultural Heritage, Environment, Biology and Medicine)
  • FIS/08 Didactics and History of Physics
  • INF/01 Computer Science
  • ING-INF/05 Information Processing Systems
  • MAT/01 Mathematical logic
  • MAT/02 Algebra
  • MAT/03 Geometry
  • MAT/04 Additional mathematics
  • MAT/05 Calculus
  • MAT/06 Probability and Statistical Mathematics
  • MAT/07 Mathematical physics
  • MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
  • MAT/09 Operations Research
  • SECS-S/01 Statistics
  • SECS-S/02 Statistics for experimental and technological research

Field of the disciplines of Chemistry and Engineering

  • CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry
  • CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry
  • CHIM/05 Science and Technology of Polymeric materials
  • CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry
  • CHIM/07 Principles of Chemistry for Applied Technologies
  • CHIM/08 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • CHIM/09 Pharmaceutical and Technological Applications of Chemistry
  • CHIM/10 Food Chemistry
  • CHIM/11 Chemistry and Biotechnology of fermentation
  • CHIM/12 Chemistry of Environment and Cultural Heritage
  • ING-IND/09 Energy Systems and Power Generation
  • ING-IND/11 Building Physics and Building Energy Systems
  • ING-IND/24 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
  • ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants
  • ING-IND/34 Industrial Bioengineering
  • ICAR/01 Hydraulics
  • ICAR/02 Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology 
  • ICAR/03 Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
  • ICAR/20 Urban and Regional Planning
  • ICAR/21 Urban Design and Landscape

Field of the disciplines of Biology and Ecology

  • BIO/01 General Botany
  • BIO/02 Systematic Botany
  • BIO/03 Environmental and applied Botany
  • BIO/04 Plant Physiology
  • BIO/05 Zoology
  • BIO/06 Comparative anatomy and cytology
  • BIO/07 Ecology
  • BIO/08 Anthropology
  • BIO/09 Physiology
  • BIO/10 Biochemistry
  • BIO/11 Molecular Biology
  • BIO/12 Clinical Biochemistry and clinical molecular biology
  • BIO/13 Applied Biology
  • BIO/14 Farmacology
  • BIO/15 Pharmaceutical biology
  • BIO/16 Human Anatomy
  • BIO/17 Histology
  • BIO/18 Genetics
  • BIO/19 General Microbiology

Field of the disciplines of Earth Sciences

  • GEO/01 Paleontology and Paleoecology
  • GEO/02 Stratigraphical geology and sedimentology
  • GEO/03 Structural Geology
  • GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology
  • GEO/05 Applied Geology
  • GEO/06 Mineralogy
  • GEO/07 Petrology and petrography
  • GEO/08 Geochemistry and volcanology
  • GEO/09 Minary Georesources and Mineralological-Petrographical applications for the environment and cultural heritage
  • GEO/10 Solid earth Geophysics
  • GEO/11 Applied Geophysics
  • GEO/12 Oceanography and atmospheric physics

Field of the disciplines of Law, Economics and Agriculture

  • AGR/01 Economics and Rural Evaluation
  • AGR/02 Agronomy and herbaceous crops
  • AGR/03 General Tree surgery and Tree Cultivation
  • AGR/04 Horticulture and floriculture
  • AGR/05 Settling in forestry and Silviculture
  • AGR/06 Wood Technology and Uses of the Forest
  • AGR/07 Agricultural Genetics
  • AGR/08 Agricultural hydraulics and hydraulic-forestry installations
  • AGR/09 Agricultural Engineering
  • AGR/10 Rural Constructions and Land Forestry
  • AGR/11 General and applied Entomology
  • AGR/12 Plant Pathology
  • AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry
  • AGR/14 Pedology
  • AGR/15 Food Science and Technology
  • AGR/16 Agricultural Microbiology
  • AGR/17 General livestock and breeding
  • AGR/18 Animal Food and Nutrition
  • AGR/19 Special Livestock
  • AGR/20 Zoo Culture
  • IUS/01 Private Law
  • IUS/03 Agricultural Law
  • IUS/06 Navigation Law
  • IUS/09 Public Law
  • IUS/10 Administrative LawI
  • IUS/13 International Law
  • IUS/14 EU Law
  • M-GGR/01 Geography
  • M-GGR/02 Economic and Political Geography
  • SECS-P/01 Political Economics
  • SECS P/02 Economic Policy
  • SECS-P/03 Science of Finance
  • SECS-P/06 Applied Economics
  • SPS/04 Political Science

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricular requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or other universities.

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of Mathematics, Computer science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology and Earth and Social Sciences.

Personal preparation will be verified by the Teaching Committee through the evaluation of CV.

Students who have the following qualifications are normally considered in possession of personal preparation:

  • degree class: L-02 Biotechnologies, L- 13 Biology, L-25 Agriculture and Forestry, L-32 Environmental sciences, L-34 Earth Sciences or with an equivalent degree in the old system;
  • minimum degree grade: 80/110.

In the event that candidates fail to achieve the minimum degree mark required in the classes indicated or graduate in a different degree class (provided they have earned enough credits in specific academic fields, as specified in the section on curricular requirements), the Teaching Committee verify the personal preparation through the evaluation of professional and personal CVs and possible oral interview.

Admission process

In order to enrol in one of Ca’ Foscari’s open-access master’s degree programmes, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the online application to request an evaluation of your entry requirements;
  2. Fill out the online enrolment form;
  3. Pay the first instalment of your university tuition fees.

Ca’ Foscari’s Enrolment Unit will then process your enrolment within seven business days of your payment. 

Evaluation of entry requirements

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online request: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

  • 1st session
    • filling in of the online application: from 2nd May to 6th June 2024
    • results publication: 27th June 2024
  • 2nd session
    • filling in of the online application: from 8th July to 22nd August 2024
    • results publication: 12th September 2024
  • 3th session
    • filling in of the online application: from 2nd October to 4th November 2024
    • results publication: 25th November 2024

The verification of admission requirements can be carried out prior to completing all the required exams or to having graduated.

The procedure for the evaluation of the possession of the entry requirements is mandatory for all students. Candidates who send an application for evaluation and are in possession of all the requirements will be able to receive useful communication in order to proceed with enrolment before the date scheduled for the publication of the results of the evaluation.

If you want to enrol with credit recognition, you will need to submit a recognition request when completing the application for assessment of the access requirements, attaching the useful documentation. All the information is reported in the Enrolment with CFU accreditation section.

Before proceeding with the online application for evaluation of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption;
  • CV for verification of your personal preparation.
  • If possessed, the certificate of "Health and Safety in educational activities and research in scientific areas" D. Lgs. 81/2008 and smi and DM 363/1998.

Graduand students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the online application you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order, you must fill in the online application, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Access to the application

To fill in the online application for the evaluation of entry requirements, click on the "online application" button found at the bottom right hand side of the page, insert your fiscal code, and select the Master's Degree programme and the chosen curriculum.

Important: at the end of the procedure, once you have inserted the required data, you must click on the "Confirm and send" button. At this point, it will not be possible to re-enter the procedure to make changes.

Online application [ITA]


You may enrol from July 1st to September 30th 2024.

A further enrolment period will be opened from October 1st to December 17th 2024: enrolment will then involve the payment of a penalty of 50.00 Euros.

Graduands from the 2023/24 autumn session and students enrolled in a Master's degree programme who will graduate between October 1st and December 2024 will be able to enrol from October 1st to December 17th 2024 without paying any penalty surcharge.

The deadline for the second instalment of tuiton fees for those who will enrol in December 2024, will be set on December 23rd 2024.

It is possible to enrol once your entry requirements have been verified, as indicated by the online application. You may enrol only if you possess the entry requirements foreseen for your chosen Master’s Degree course.

To enrol you must only use the online procedure.

The procedure involves:

  • Registering online with the University: registration involves giving your personal details, residence and contact information.  You do not need to register online if you are already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari.
  • Online pre-enrolment: in order to pre-enrol, you must access the Personal Area on the website with your SPID or CIE and select Department Administration Office and then select Enrol in open access Degree Courses. Once you have chosen the Master’s Degree, you will need to complete the online enrolment process. You will be asked to upload a photograph of yourself (passport sized, face on, clear and legible) in .jpeg format and then upload the following documentation:
    • copy of a valid identity document (front and back);
    • any additional documents necessary for enrolment ( for example, language certificates, Credit accreditation forms, self-certifications etc.);

If you have applied for entry requirement evaluation as a graduand, you must attach a signed self-certification form listing exams indicating: the name of the University, the name of the Course of study and class, the date of attainment and final degree mark, the name of individual exams with their scientific area and weight in credits. Verify if the self-certification form, complete with the above information, can be printed from your Personal Area of your University of origin. Alternatively, use the self-certification form found on this page.
Once the documents have been uploaded, it is necessary for you to confirm the information you have submitted and then continue on to the Payment section.

  • Payment of the first tax rates and tuition fees: the payment is made by clicking on the “payments” button generated at the end of filling in the enrolment application;
  • Completing the enrolment procedure: having completed the enrolment form and paying the first instalment of University fees does not mean that you have been automatically enrolled at Ca’ Foscari. The enrolment procedure is completed within seven working days of payment. Confirmation of enrolment will be communicated by email. Please note that the seven working days take effect from the payment date and exclude Saturday as is not considered a working day.

Particular cases

Students are reminded that it is possible to enrol on a Master’s Degree programme requiring:

Enrolment with ECTS accreditation

You may enrol in a Master’s Degree Programme requesting accreditation for the following studies and training activities:

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degrees, or Master’s Diplomas;
  • Incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed status or transfer;
  • Individual courses;
  • Internship/traineeship/previous employment;
  • simultaneous enrolment.

Enrolment with credit accreditation is not allowed to students concurrently enrolled in another University course and for which suspension has been requested.

Enrolment is always subordinate to an assessment of your personal academic preparation and your prerequisite academic knowledge, needed for admission to Master’s Degree courses.

The Accreditation Request Form must be attached when completing the on line enrolment procedure.

In case of transfer you do not have to submit the enrollment request that will be generated by Enrolment Unit.

You are required to pay €300.00 unless you enrol with accreditation:

  • for single courses or summer school courses, if the code of these courses are included in the study plan. If one or more courses are not included in your study plan but are part of the open unit credits, you will have to pay a 300.00 Euro additional fee;
  • having transferred from another University;
  • for simultaneous enrolment.

Enrolment year

The year of enrolment is determined on the basis of the number of ECTS Credits you have been awarded

  • Up to 47, you will be enrolled in First Year;
  • from 48 or more, you will be enrolled in Second Year.

Please note that in choosing the degree programme and a curriculum, you will only find courses for the 2024/2025 academic year: the Accreditation Form will be taken into consideration when it is time to finalize your enrolment. You will be enrolled in the exact year and with the curriculum specified on the Form. We remember you that in case of transfer you do not have to submit the enrollment request that will be generated by Enrollment Unit.

The request for recognition of credits can be presented together with the compilation of the application for assessment of the access requirements by attaching the documentation shown below.

You are required to submit:

  • a signed self-certification form listing exams. Please indicate for each exam: the name of the Course of study and class, the name of the University, the name of individual exams taken with their scientific area and weight in credits, the mark and the exam date. Please verify if self-certification is available in your University Reserved Area: if it is not available or, if all the required data is not listed, you may use the forms on this page;
  • any exam programmes in your possession.

Requests for accreditation will be submitted to the Campus which will then be subject to evaluation by the Teaching Committee. Once approved, the accreditation form will be sent to you via e-mail. Please remember to sign the form.

Recognition forms for previous Ca’ Foscari activities

Should you wish to request accreditation exclusively for previous Ca’ Foscari activities that have the same teaching code you find in the study plan of the course you wish to enrol in (for example, requesting accreditation for individual courses studied at Ca’ Foscari), you may complete the Accreditation Form by yourself and attach it directly during the online Enrollment procedure.

ECTS accreditation criteria

Accreditation will be made based on the following criteria:

  • the number of credits acquired will be accredited as specified; exception being for Ca’ Foscari students who have previously withdrawn from courses or forfeited their studies. For these applicants, specific incentives have been provided;
  • exams that have already been used as entry requirements will not be awarded further accreditation.

If you have a Professional Master’s Programme, you can get recognition up to a maximum of 60 Credits.

The activities recognized by Bachelor’s, Master’s Degrees or Professional Master’s Diplomas have no impact in terms of the final mark average needed for admission to graduation. On the other hand, the activities accredited from the study of single courses and incomplete university studies following withdrawal, lapsed student status or incoming transfer are taken into consideration in the final mark average.