Originally established as Italy’s first business school in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now a multidisciplinary institution offering a wide range of study programs in economics and management, modern languages, the humanities and the sciences.
Ca’ Foscari is ranked third in Italy for the excellence of its research, and it has earned so many of the coveted European Commission Marie Curie research fellowships that it is one of Europe’s ten most successful universities in this regard. Globally, the QS world university rankings place Ca’ Foscari among the world’s top 150 universities for Modern Languages, the top 200 for History, and the top 250 for the study of Economics & Econometrics.
Ca’ Foscari is located in the awe-inspiring city of Venice. With canals and boats instead of streets and cars, this city’s truly singular historic center has been a vibrant place of cultural and economic exchange for over a millennium, and the beauty of its art and architecture has made it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Thanks to the stimulating cultural legacy of its dynamic cosmopolitan context, Ca’ Foscari is characterized by the synergetic intersection of tradition and intellectual innovation, offering its students and professors the uniquely rewarding opportunity to learn and work in one of the world’s most remarkable cities.
Ca’ Foscari has approximately 21,000 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.
STUDENT SERVICES AND FACILITIES
The Welcome Unit offers a wide range of services for international students, such as guidance, information and assistance for enrollment procedures, support for the recognition of academic qualifications, for visa application process and for residency permit requests as well as general information on the main student services, such as financial aid, health services and transportation
The Housing Office offers useful information and contacts to find suitable and convenient accommodation solutions in Venice and in the nearby area.
Ca’ Foscari International College is a centre of excellence which attracts high-achieving students from Italy and abroad. It organizes a wide range of interdisciplinary activities and programmes and offers subsidized accommodation and full or partial scholarships based on merit.
Ca’ Foscari School for International Education offers international students the opportunity to learn about Italian history, language and culture. It organizes Summer programmes in collaboration with prestigious international partners, such as Harvard University and Columbia University in the State of New York. In addition it organizes the University Preparation Year for those students who have less than 12 years of schooling and want to improve their knowledge before the enrollment at the BA degree program.
Ca’ Foscari Career and Placement Office offers a wide range of activities to strengthen the employability of students and graduates. It organizes career fairs, internships in Italy and abroad in partnership with international enterprises and training seminars to support the development of soft skills and exchange of know-how.
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Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies Venice
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems Mestre
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage Venice
Department of Asian and North African Studies Venice
Department of Humanities Venice