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The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently launched the Universitaly portal to allow non-EU citizens residing abroad who have been accepted to a programme of study at an Italian university to complete the pre-enrolment procedure online.

In a nutshell, here is the latest news about the pre-enrolment procedure — for more detailed information and guidelines, please consult our recently updated web page in English or Italian:

  • All students requiring a visa need to apply ONLINE via a new platform found on the Universitaly website.
  • The Ministry has indicated that the deadline for embassies and consulates to issue study visas is NOVEMBER 30, which is later than usual as a consequence of the impact of COVID-19 around the world. The deadlines to apply for a visa are still being determined, and may vary from one embassy/consulate to another. The Ministry will communicate the details to us as it coordinates the matter with its diplomatic network, and we will then inform you. This news likely means that some of you may not have your visa in time to travel to Venice in September, so we are currently working to adapt the deadlines of our enrolment process in order to allow you to begin your studies remotely until you receive your visa and are able to come to Ca’ Foscari in person. We are committed to making it possible for our new students to begin their studies on time – even if initially online – despite the problems created by COVID-19.

Please check your email account regularly for updates regarding the visa request process as well as for invitations to upcoming webinars! Our first one, focused on the student experience and Ca’ Foscari’s plans for teaching in the fall semester, was a wonderful success!

Sending our best,
The International Office team

25 Jun 2020