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 encompass 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 welcome 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 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
  • Sport 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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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

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

This MSc programme 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 programme has been awarded with the GRIN 2015 Quality Label. GRIN is an Italian association that aims at promoting research and education in Computer Science. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page The programme The programme unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and lab experience. During the last semester, students work on a individual project and dissertation, supervised by a department member. The programme 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 a first semester of common courses on advanced topics in computer science and mathematics, are the following: Data Management and Analytics (DMA) This curriculum is designed to train a new generation of professionals specialized on data collection and processing. The study program of this curriculum allows students to acquire skills and key competences on fields such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, advanced databases and information retrieval, statistics, data mining and visualization, cloud, distributed and parallel computing. Software Dependability and Cyber Security (SDCS) The curriculum aims at training specialists in software engineering with advanced skills in software correctness verification, in design of secure and privacy aware systems, and their performance evaluation.... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

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

The University of Venice offers a 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 Enviromental Sciences also offers the possibility of getting a Joint Master's Degree in Sustainable Development. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply 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. The Global Environmental Change Programme, fully taught in English, provides a thorough understanding of Earth System dynamics, through a holistic and systemic approach, which also takes into account the social and economic systems. Several disciplines are covered, including: climatology, past and recent climate history, tools for predicting changes in climate, analysis and forecasting of the impacts of climate change on the environmentas well on human society and welfare, adaptation and mitigation strategies, integrated assessment of global change drivers. The final work The final work (thesis) is the culmination of the programme. The students will work intensively on a topic of their choice, while interacting on regular meetings with the project supervisor. In several cases these projects lead to a PhD career. Applying to the programme To... [-]

Master

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures 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, literatures 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 apply procedure page Curricula available - Literatures and Cultures - English and American Literary and Cultural Studies - Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos - Master européen en Etudes Françaises et Francophones Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum requirements. Special admission requirements are established for the following curricula: Curriculum in English and American Literary and Cultural Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Doble titulación en Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos / Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies. Access: through a selection following an admission call (Universidad de Huelva, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Universidad de Sevilla). Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones. Access: through a selection following an admission call. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree... [-]

Master's Degree in Accounting and Finance (Business Administration Curriculum)

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. [+]

This graduate programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. It offers any necessary effective grounding in order to operate within companies and local authorities in positions related to corporate accounting, finance and management control. The Business Administration curriculum is fully taught in English. This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities. - Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree : Laurea Magistrale in Amministrazione, finanza e controllo of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Restricted. Places available are 270 (180 for the Administrative Consultancy curriculum and 90 for the Business Administration curriculum). Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation. Moreover, certified knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level is required. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. Occupational profiles This Second Cycle Degree Programme offers any necessary effective grounding to operate within companies and local authorities, holding positions related to corporate accounting and finance including management control. Furthermore, graduates may be employed at consulting companies and work on a self-employed basis. [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

The MSc programme 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 Programme page Link to the apply 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
 The programme culminates with a final project. Students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while attending regular meetings with their project supervisor. Applying for the programme
 To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree, with a sound knowledge of key issues in history, international law, and economics. Further requirements include certified knowledge of English at B2 level in addition to basic knowledge (B1 level) of one of the following languages: French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese. Graduate careers
 The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organizations and businesses operating internationally. Possible career opportunities include: - Purchasing of goods and services - Image and public relations consultancy and similar professions - Government and regional bodies - National and... [-]

Master's Degree in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time October 2017 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 artifacts. [+]

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 artifacts. 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 artifacts. All information regarding terms and conditions and registration times will be posted soon. Overview Level of qualification Master’s degree programme Where Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre (Italy) For information please contact us. Access to the programme Unlimited, with the possession of minimum entry requirements (20 places are reserved for non-EU students residing abroad). Admission requirements Admission onto the course requires the fulfillment of minimum curricular requirements and adequate personal preparation. You must also have a certified knowledge of English at least level B2. Admission requirements are verifiable on the relevant web page. [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

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

This degree programme 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 programme, students will be awarded with 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 programme 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 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, as well as the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes This graduate degree programme produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial and investment markets. Graduates will be able to seek employment at financial institutions (trade banks, savings management companies, insurance companies) as managers, controllers, analysts... [-]

Master's Degree in Editorial interpreting and translation

Campus Full time October 2017 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 apply procedure page Languages available: Chinese and Cantonese. Access to the programme Unlimited entry subject to assessment of minimum 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. Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed as professional interpreters, translators (on a freelance basis or for translation agencies), officials in international companies and organizations. They may be also hired in the following sectors: cross-linguistic communication, editing, multimedia. They may carry out research and teaching activities in the field of linguistics and translation. Attendance Open attendance Access to further studies Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes [-]

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

Campus Full time October 2017 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 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 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. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution of Japan Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist consulting in the economic-financial... [-]

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

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme 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 programme 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 programme students can be awarded with 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 Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access mode 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, as well as the minimum curricular requirements. If the language of specialisation is not English, a certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Students who do not attest the knowledge at enrollment will be required to verify it before graduation. Access to the Doulbe Degree Curricula is only possible through a previous selection. Learning Outcomes This Second Cycle Degree Programme 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. According to their plan of study, students will acquire specific know-how in the historic, diachronic evolution of the language they choose, in the issues and tools concerning... [-]

Master's Degree in Marketing and Communication (Innovation and Marketing Curriculum)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Marketing e Comunicazione of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe (agreement currently under renewal). [+]

This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities. Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of this study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: "Laurea Magistrale in Marketing e Comunicazione" of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe (agreement currently under renewal). Curricula available Marketing and Corporate Communication Innovation and Marketing (fully taught in English) Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Restricted. Places available are 190 (100 for the Marketing and Corporate Communication curriculum and 90 for the Innovation and Marketing curriculum). Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation. Moreover, certified knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level is required.Specifically: - For the English-taught curriculum, knowledge of English language must be obtained at enrolment, otherwise the student will not be allowed to enroll. - For the Italian-taught curriculum, students who do not attest knowledge of the English language at enrollment will be allowed to enroll with a B1 level, but will be asked to obtain the B2 level before graduation. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. Learning outcomes & Occupational profiles This Second Cycle Degree Programme trains experts who will be able to play managerial roles in those companies specialized... [-]

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

Campus Full time October 2017 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 with 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. Learning outcomes This Programme focuses on chemical sciences, both theoretical and experimental. It produces highly qualified chemists able to devise original ideas, plan and study new reactions or processes, carry out new molecules and material synthesis, set up innovative and complex analytical methods, apply this expertise in the various industrial and production fields, so as to realize initiatives suitable for health and environment protection. Curricula available Chemistry Industrial Chemistry Environment Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies (fully taught in English; eligible for the Double Degree with Univerza v Novi Gorici) Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates in Sustainable Chemistry and Technology may competently operate, as employees or freelance professionals, in all of the departments of a modern company or a research institute, as well as perform managerial... [-]

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Contact

Address Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venice, Italy

Address Via Sile, 6
31056 Treviso, Italy