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Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italian: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia) is a public university in Venice, Italy; it is usually known simply as Università Ca' Foscari.
Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice.
The institute became a university in 1968. It currently has eight departments and almost 21,000 students. It is one of the highest ranked universities in Italy, ranking 5th in 2017 out of 89 universities.
As a leading center for academic excellence, Ca’ Foscari strives to attract and nurture talented scholars across the world, offering a distinguished curriculum and delivering cutting-edge research emerging from the active engagement of the hard and digital sciences with the disciplines of our traditional establishment rooted in social sciences and humanities. Our mission is:
- Promote scientific advances by undertaking the highest quality research, addressing global questions and deliver acknowledged impact across various disciplines;
- Encourage a transformative learning experience based on dedicated academic tutoring, a research-inspired, demand-led curriculum and an engaging student life;
- Attract a diverse and international community of scholars and students at the very heart of one of the world’s most stunning locations;
- Act as an accountable and stable institution, capitalizing on culture and academic excellence to promote civic innovation and economic growth.
School of Economics, Languages and Imorendoriality for International Exchanges
Department of Management
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Department of Studies On Asia and Mediterranean Africa
Department of Economics
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies
Department of Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Statistics
Department of Humanities
Department of Economics and Finance
The institution was founded as the Regia Scuola Superiore di Commercio ("royal high school of commerce") by a Royal Decree dated 6 August 1868, and teaching commenced in December of the same year. The idea of establishing such a school had arisen after the annexation of the Veneto to the new Kingdom of Italy in 1866, and was promoted by three people in particular: the Jewish political economist Luigi Luzzatti, later Prime Minister of Italy; Edoardo Deodati, senator of the Kingdom of Italy and vice-president of the province of Venice; and the Sicilian political economist Francesco Ferrara, director of the school for its first thirty years.
The school was the first institute of higher education in commerce in Italy, and was from the outset conceived as a national rather than a regional institution; it had a diplomatic arm to prepare commercial consular staff for overseas service, and was also a training college for secondary school teachers of commercial subjects. Foreign languages were taught from the start. The school was modelled on the Institut Supérieur de Commerce d'Anvers, founded in 1853 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Following the establishment of a national syllabus for university teaching in 1935, the Istituto Superiore di Economia e Commercio di Venezia, as it was by then called, was authorised to teach and award four-year laurea degrees. In 1968 it obtained university status, and the name was changed to Università degli Studi di Venezia. In the following year two new faculties were created, of industrial chemistry and of philosophy and letters.
The Counseling and Welcome Unit verifies that applicants with an international entry qualification are eligible to enrol in their chosen programme(s) of study. When applicants prove eligible, their entry requirements and academic background are then evaluated by a Teaching Committee.
Applicants for bachelor’s degree programmes must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. Applicants having obtained a secondary school diploma in a country where students are required to take a national test in order to have access to higher education *do not need* to demonstrate that they have taken and passed this exam. Nevertheless, applicants from non-EU countries must be aware that Italian diplomatic representatives abroad might ask for the proof that the exam has been taken and passed in order to issue the visa for study purpose and the Declaration of Value.
Applicants for master’s degree programmes must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. Depending on the programme of interest, applicants will need to demonstrate their possession of specific academic prerequisites in order to guarantee that they are adequately prepared to undertake their studies at the master’s level.
Depending on the chosen programme of study, applicants are required to provide certification of their knowledge of one or more languages. Information about each programme’s language requirements can be found on the programme’s web page. Applicants will be asked to provide their language certification(s) during the enrolment procedure.
- Valid ID (for EU applicants only) or passport;
- Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
- Final Secondary Education Leaving Qualification (or provisional Transcript of records or provisional secondary school diploma, if you are currently attending the last year of secondary School if the final leaving qualification diploma is not yet ready);
- Mark Sheet or Transcript of records;
- Eventual English or Italian translation of the documents listed on the first 3 points;
- Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies;
- CIMEA Statement of comparability OR Declaration of Value released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained.
- Valid ID (for EU applicants only) or passport;
- Valid Residency Permit (for non-EU applicants residing in Italy);
- A minimum 3-year-undergraduate/bachelor’s degree diploma (or provisional Transcript of records or provisional bachelor's degree diploma, if applicants are currently attending the last year of your studies or if the final qualification diploma is not yet ready);
- Certificate released by the competent University declaring the exams done (transcript of records);
- Diploma Supplement (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a EU country only) or Declaration of Value (or Statement of Validity) released by the Italian diplomatic authority in the country where the final education qualification was gained; or the CIMEA Statement of comparability (for applicants that gained their academic degree in a NON-EU country only);
- Upon request of the Teaching Committee, a detailed programme description (syllabus) for the completion of said qualifications may be asked. Study programmes can be certified by the Diploma Supplement (where in place);
- Eventual English or Italian translation of the documents listed on the first 4 points;
- Certificate for interrupted studies and/or other awarded university degree qualifications, showing exams passed and/or withdrawal from studies. These certificates must be accompanied by a detailed programme listing the single learning activities and hours of study for theoretical-practical activities;
- Curriculum vitae.
More information for non-EU students
Please note that the enrolment procedure for non-EU students residing outside of Italy follows the directives established each year by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). This same ministry that defines the process and schedule for the pre-enrolment procedure at the relevant Italian Embassy or Consulate abroad, a process that leads to the request for a study visa.
Non-EU applicants who receive a letter of enrolment eligibility should remember that this letter:
- must be presented to the relevant Italian diplomatic institution (embassy, consulate, etc.) in their home country as part of the pre-enrolment procedure;
- does not exempt them from carrying out the above-mentioned pre-enrolment procedure;
- does not guarantee the receipt of a study visa, which is decided exclusively by the relevant Italian diplomatic representatives in their home country;
- does not eliminate the need to carry out the enrolment procedure at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the chosen programme, which can only be finalised after the completion of the pre-enrolment procedure and the receipt of a study visa. The Italian diplomatic representatives are in charge of verifying the authenticity of the documentation and the possession of all the prerequisites required for enrolling in a degree programme in Italy.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Venezia (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Veneto. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Treviso. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy), Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia (UNIVE) is a large coeducational higher education institution. Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia (UNIVE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 151 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
The formal system for accreditation of State University programs in Italy began in 1933. This law accredits a set of Universities, faculties, and courses. It involves two separate but correlated programs that were instituted at the same time: First, each University went through a four-step process to adopt and approve its own Regolamenti Didattici di Ateneo (RDA). The RDA establishes the rules for the organisation of teaching at the university, including establishing the requirements and objectives of each degree program, the curricula, credits awarded and requirements and objectives of examinations.
The RDA's were developed in consultation with representatives of the individual university, the regional coordinating committee (CRC), employers and the National University Council and are ultimately approved by the Ministry of Education (MIUR). Second, a series of formal, objective standards was adopted as minimum requirements for approval of any programs.
The Housing office service is intended for students, researchers, professors and international academic staff, that arrive in Venice to study or work in
ca’ Foscari. The Housing office helps international students search for suitable and affordable accommodation in either one of ca’ Foscari’s student residences, or in flats and hotels holding agreements with ca’ Foscari university.
eSu Venezia is in charge of the university canteens where ca’ Foscari students can eat at discount prices and choose among a variety of full or reduced menus including vegetarian and dietetic ones. You can access
the canteens by using a qR code;
for instructions to obtain it, please consult: www.esuvenezia.it. You can find the canteens on the map
of ca’ Foscari buildings.
All students enrolled at ca’ Foscari unviersity receive a carta conto after enrollment.
Ca’ Foscari University promotes the adoption of e-learning methodologies to facilitate access to studies and to encourage integration and the dissemination of knowledge.The activities in e-learning provide support to students and their active involvement.
MOOC - Massive Online Open Courses
Cultural and popular on-line training activities that are not included in University teaching and therefore do not issue credits. The activities, usually lasting 4-6 weeks, are free and open to all, and are divided into weekly sections that provide video lessons, documents and resources, forums, collaborative activities, homework and tests of different types.
Curricular courses online
These are included in the education offer through university credits (CFU). Are entirely offered online through the e-learning platform of the university.The credits are earned after passing the exam and are aimed at students of Ca’ Foscari, but may also be open to the general public at the teachers discretion. In this case the external persons may aquire credits by enrolling at Ca’ Foscari for single courses and carrying out the examination.
The university Sports centre of Venice (cuS) offers university students the chance to participate in a wide variety of sports such as judo and personal defense, aerobics, and other kinds of recreation such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball and five-a-side football. There is also a sauna.
The ca’ Foscari School for international education (cFSie) organizes italian language courses for international students.
Radio ca’ Foscari (RcF) is the university’s web radio, which offers enrolled students the opportunity to participate in the activities led by the radio station. indeed, it is possible to collaborate with the radio simply as a radio enthusiast or through an internship for the production of radio programmes, which will provide you with university credits (ecTS/cFu).
University orchestra and choir
For over 30 years the university orchestra and choir have offered students the opportunity to begin or further cultivate a passion for vocal or instrumental music. The repertoire changes every year and ranges from medieval and Renaissance music to contemporary, avantgarde and easy listening. Anyone can join provided he/she has an ear for music and/or adequate playing skills.