Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Introduction

Established in 1868 as the first Business School in Italy, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a modern university, which encompasses a vast and varied array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to numerous PhD programmes and a wide selection of executive courses.

The University teaches approximately 20.000 students and covers four main subject areas: Economics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities and Sciences.

The university is divided into 8 Departments and 6 Interdepartmental Schools, responsible for research and teaching activities of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes. Three university structures exist alongside these:

  • Ca' Foscari Graduate School, which coordinates Research Doctorates (PhDs);
  • Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, which organises Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and other opportunities for executive education;
  • Ca’ Foscari School for International Education, which promotes intensive summer and autumn courses, orientation programmes, foundation year programmes and other extracurricular activities for Italian and international students.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice also offers a wide range of English-taught programmes and double degrees, which along with numerous cooperation agreements with institutions from all over the world, enrich the international focus that has always been a feature of the university. Indeed, internationalisation is not simply a goal or a strategy; it is much a daily practice and an everyday commitment to pursue excellence in teaching and research.

The University also organizes a lot of cultural events to bring students and staff together in a city which is like no other, a place where past meets innovation and your thirst for knowledge is stimulated by numerous initiatives. Living in Venice is living art, architecture, development, research, attention to the environment and discovering ancient traditions and different cultures.

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SERVICES

Ca Foscari assists students during their entire University career by offering a range of loans, grants and bursaries through its Financial Aid Office. Tailor-made support is available to international students, students who work and students with disabilities. The Housing Office is a service for Italian and international students, researchers, professors and administrative staff coming to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. It offers useful information and contacts to find suitable and convenient accommodation solutions in Venice and in the nearby area.

The International Welcome Unit offers a wide range of services for international beneficiaries, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, visa application process, residency permit, student services, health issues and transportation.

Students can actively participate in the university life thanks to a lot of welcomes and enjoy activities.

Keep in touch with your tutor, read your Welcome Guide and become involved in the Buddy Programme to break the ice!

Student facilities

  • Welcome Days devoted to international students to help them discover Ca’ Foscari and Venice
  • A renown University Library System ( with approximately 1 million books)
  • Tailor-made support to open a bank account and to obtain the Italian tax-payer code
  • Appropriate support to obtain a valid Health Insurance
  • Career placement services in partnership with international companies to enter the labour market
  • Language courses held at the University Langauge Centre
  • Wi-fi in all university buildings
  • Social networks to receive all the updates: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin

Student Life

The university experience enjoyed by Ca’ Foscari students every day takes place in an international environment where the focus is placed on the most innovative aspects of research and teaching.

Students can strengthen their academic profile thanks to a series of initiatives organized by the School for International Education and by the International College.

Studying at Ca Foscari provides an opportunity to study and live in a very unique city, where you can wander for hours and even enjoy getting lost, have aSpritzin one of Venice beautiful squares, visit the world-famous museums and exhibitions, travel by boat through the smaller islands of the lagoon, enjoy the Lido beaches and taste delicious food.

At Ca Foscari you can find:

  • Theatre, music and film festivals
  • International art exhibitions
  • Radio Ca Foscari, the University web radio
  • Sports facilities at the Venice University Sports Centre
  • University Orchestra and Choir
  • Student associations like the Erasmus Student Network, ComeIn Venice and Aiesec
  • Lectures by internationally recognized scholars and ambassadors
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This MSc program takes two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in Computer Science and Information Technology. [+]

This MSc program takes two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in Computer Science and Information Technology. It is suitable for students with diverse academic backgrounds, such as computer science, engineering, statistics, mathematics and related disciplines. The program has been awarded the GRIN 2015 Quality Label. GRIN is an Italian association that aims at promoting research and education in Computer Science.

Link to the Degree Program page Link to the application procedure page The program

The program unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. During the last semester, students work on an individual project and dissertation, supervised by a department member. The program is organized around two curricula, which include both compulsory and elective courses, from which students have to build their study plan for qualification.The two curricula, which include the first semester of common courses on advanced topics in computer science and mathematics, are the following:... [-]


Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (Global Environmental Change Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

The MSc programme in Environmental Sciences offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development. [+]

The University of Venice offers an MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Environmental Sciences" which includes three available curricula, one of which is fully taught in English (Global Environmental Change programme).

The MSc programme in Environmental Sciences also offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development.

Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page The study plans

The programme unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. The last semester is dedicated to the development of individual projects and of the thesis, supervised by a department member. Each study plan is organized around a set of core courses, two elected activities and a final examination, in which the candidates will defend their thesis.... [-]


Master

Master' Degree in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature (English Studies Curriculum and American Studies Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literature and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities. [+]

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literature and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities.

European Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies with Otto-Friedrich Universität - Bamberg (Germany), Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria), Pécsi Tudományegyetem - Pécs (Hungary), Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France). Double Degree with Universidade do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Universidad de Huelva (Spain) or with Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Double Degree with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (France), Humboldt-Universität - Berlino (Germany) Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page Curricula available Literature and Cultures English and American Literary and Cultural Studies Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones Access to the programme ... [-]

Master's Degree in Comparative International Relations (International and Cross-Cultural Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

The MSc program involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. [+]

The MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Relazioni Internazionali Comparate – International Relations", active since 2008, involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines.

Link to the Degree Program page Link to the application procedure page The curriculum

Students can choose from five curricula, comprising specific groups of related elective courses focusing on specific themes or geographic areas:

Europe-East Asia. Inter-Mediterranean Relations Transatlantic Relations Eastern Europe Development policies (fully taught in English) The final project
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Master's Degree in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

The Master’s degree Programme prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage, providing solid interdisciplinary scientific training that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for storage of artefacts. [+]

Masters in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

The Master’s degree Programme prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage, providing solid interdisciplinary scientific training that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for storage of artefacts. The training course is designed to prepare a professional figure able to interact with experts in other disciplines involved in the process of the protection and conservation of cultural assets, acting as a technical and scientific reference.

The graduate will be able to design and test new technologies for restoration work, to develop projects for prevention of damage and maintenance of cultural heritage and to run diagnostic tests for the characterization of artefacts.... [-]


Master's Degree in Economics and Finance (Economics-QEM Curriculum and Finance Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This graduate degree program produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial markets. [+]

This degree program offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities.

Double Degree in Economics, Econometrics, and Finance (MEEF) with Aix-Marseille University (France)At the end of this study program, students will be awarded a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille. Joint Degree in Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM)in collaboration with Université Pantheon-Sorbonne - Paris 1 (France), Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and Universitat Autònoma - Barcelona (Spain). Double Degree with Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière with Université Paris-Dauphine (France)At the end of this study program, students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière of Université Paris-Dauphine. Link to the Degree Program page Link to the application procedure page Access to the program ... [-]

Master's Degree in Editorial interpreting and translation

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation, capable of using IT and multimedia technologies and tools. [+]

This graduate programme trains professionals in dealing with numerous linguistic, literary and socio-cultural topics, in a comparative and multicultural way. Graduates are equipped with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and (specialist and literary) translation and are able to use IT and multimedia technologies and tools. The courses are taught in the specialisation language as well as in English.The courses include Italian-Chinese and Chinese-English consecutive interpretation, Chinese and Cantonese for Business, Chinese Translation for Mass Media and computer-assisted translation tools.

Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page ... [-]

Master's Degree in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa (Language and Management to China Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

This degree programme allows students to achieve proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire a sound knowledge of socio-linguistic and communication processes, as well as familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialisation.

Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the application procedure page Access to the programme

Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.... [-]


Master's Degree in Language Sciences (Language Sciences Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Program will provide advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge, analytical skills in the chosen foreign language as well as the necessary ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. [+]

This degree program offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities.

- Joint Master's Degree in Linguistics (English Language) in collaboration with Otto-Friedrich University - Bamberg (Germany); Karl-Franzens Universität - Graz (Austria); Pécsi Tudomànyegyetem - Pécs (Hungary); Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 (France.) - Double degree with Goethe University - Frankfurt At the end of this study program students can be awarded a double degree: "Master of Science in Language" (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) and "

Master of Arts in Italienstudien" (Goethe University Frankfurt).

Link to the Degree Program page Link to the application procedure page Access mode ... [-]

Master's Degree in Management

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This MSc programme takes two years and combines curricula in Marketing and Communication, Accounting and Finance and lastly, International Management by covering a wide range of topics management-related. [+]

Description:

This MSc programme takes two years and combines curricula in Marketing and Communication, Accounting and Finance and lastly, International Management by encompassing a wide range of topics management-related. The courses (entirely taught in English) will cover many subject-areas such as strategy, innovation, marketing, administration, corporate finance, and management control.

According to the curriculum chosen, this MSc degree seeks to give you the skills and knowledge required to work in public and private organizations that deal with whatever circumstances may arise in the international economic scene.

This degree programme also offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities:... [-]


Master's Degree in Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies (Environment Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme focuses on chemical sciences, both theoretical and experimental. [+]

This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities.

Double Degree with Univerza v Novi Gorici (Slovenia). At the end of their study programme, students can be awarded a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Chimica e Tecnologie Sostenibili of Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and Okolje 2. Stopnje - Study program Environment of Univerza v Novi Gorici. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme

Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.Moreover, a certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is required at enrolment.... [-]


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Contact

Address Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venice, Italy
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31056 Treviso, Italy
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