Ca' Foscari has approximately 23,000 students and hosts over 1,300 international students each year. In the firm belief that higher education and cutting-edge research must be innovative and international, the university has forged an extensive academic network of partner universities spanning the globe, allowing it to offer a variety of joint and double bachelor’s and master’s degrees and over 700 active exchange agreements with institutions all over the world.
Ca' Foscari also prepares its students for the competitive global workplace and fosters an international, inclusive academic community by offering study programs taught in English at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ca' Foscari at Glance
23,000 students, including 1,300 international students
1,300 professors, lecturers and administrative staff
100 visiting professors each year
18 bachelor’s degrees (3 years)
36 master’s degrees (2 years)
16 doctoral degrees (3 years)
25 professional master’s programs (1 year)
15,000+ internship agreements in Italy and abroad
700+ student exchange agreements
26 double and joint degrees
2 Summer Schools in partnership with Harvard University (USA) and Columbia University (USA)
2 International Seminar Programmes in partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada) and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
- Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
- Department of Humanities
- Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
- Department of Management
- Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
- Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
- Department of Asian and North African Studies
- Department of Economics
- Ca' Foscari School for International Education
- Ca' Foscari School of Economics, Languages and Entrepreneurship
- Ca' Foscari Challenge School
1 Language centre
- Foundation Year
Language of instruction: English
The Ca' Foscari Foundation Year is for students who wish to prepare for enrolment at an Italian University. It provides you with an adequate mastery of English and a basic knowledge of the main disciplines of your future study area. In addition, if your chosen degree programme requires you to take an admission test, the Foundation Year prepares you to do so.
The programme offers a general curriculum for University preparation to all students, as well as 4 Study Tracks that aim to provide students an elementary background in the subjects they are interested in pursuing during their undergraduate studies. Students also take a language module in either Italian or English, depending on the degree programme they are planning on enrolling in.
All Study Tracks and the general curriculum are offered in English. Students are therefore required to already have a certified B1 language level (according to the CEFR).
In order to pass Foundation Year and obtain the final certificate, students must successfully complete each of the three learning modules:
- General curriculum: Modern and Contemporary Italian history, Critical Thinking and academic skills for University preparation
- Study Track: Economics, Science, Humanities or Architecture, Art & Design
- Language module: International Option (English) or Bridge Option (Italian)
Classes run from October through June, and your learning is assessed throughout the year on the basis of class participation, essay writing, presentations and tests.
Cost: € 5,000 (ask more about special rates for HSE students).
- Economics and Management
- Languages and Cultures
- Science and Technology
- Arts and Humanities
Bachelor's degree programmes
Master's degree programmes
- Comparative International Relations
- Crossing the Mediterranean: towards investment and integration (MIM). Degree programme in English and French
- European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature - Curriculum English studies and curriculum American studies
- Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa - Curriculum Languages and management to China
- Language Sciences - Curriculum Language sciences
- Language and Management to China - NEW
- Environmental humanities - NEW
Master's degree programmes
- Computer Science
- Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage
- Environmental Sciences - Curriculum Global environmental change
- Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials (inter-university)
- Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies - Curriculum Environmental sustainable chemistry and technologies