Tuition fee €5,000 per programme

Overview

The Foundation Year programme is a propedeutic year-long programme designed to prepare international students for studying degree programmes at an Italian university.

It is composed of three learning modules: a general curriculum, the chosen study track, and the language module (English or Italian). For more information on the curriculum, visit this webpage.

All subjects are taught in English.

COVID PROVISIONS
Classes will start on campus in October. In exceptional circumstances, students can request to follow the courses online for the first semester only should the Covid pandemic still be restricting travel.

Programme structure

All students take the ALL courses of the General Curriculum:
- Modern and Contemporary Italian history
- Critical Thinking
- Academic skills for University preparation

Students choose ONE Study Track from the following:
- Economics and Management
- Humanities and Arts
- Architecture, Art and Design
- Science

Students choose ONE language module from the following:
- International Option (English): students will study to achieve a B2 language level in English together with an Elementary Italian course aimed at promoting the student life in the city and at the university.
- Bridge Option B2 (Italian): students will study to achieve a B2 language level in Italian (required to enrol in a degree programme in Italian), provided they already have a certified A2 level knowledge of the Italian language.
- Intensive Bridge Option B1 (Italian): students will study to achieve a B1 language level in Italian with which they can apply to a degree programme at Ca’ Foscari (under a special agreement that allows them to achieve a B2 by the end of their first year).
- Native Speaker Option: a personalised option for students who can demonstrate to be a native speaker of English, AND have a C1 knowledge of Italian. Students in this category will take extra disciplinary courses in English and courses in formal speaking or writing in English or Italian, and will be required to write a short thesis in the language of their choice, which will be reviewed by the Teaching Committee for evaluation.

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 11, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 11, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States