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About the University 🏫

Ca'Foscari University of Venice: Your Gateway to Excellence in Italy

Brief History

Founded in 1868, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) holds the distinction of being Italy's first business school and Europe's pioneer in offering higher education in business and economics. Nestled in the heart of Venice, this historic institution has evolved over the years to become a leading university, educating the modern-day Marco Polos in various disciplines.

Student Life

  • International Community: Each year, the university welcomes around 1,500 new international students, adding to the vibrant community of over 24,000 students.
  • Cultural Immersion: The university's location in Venice offers a unique blend of history, art, and culture, providing a rich backdrop for academic and social experiences.


  • Campus: Located in the scenic heart of Venice, the campus offers a picturesque setting for academic pursuits.
  • Amenities: Students have access to a range of facilities including a well-stocked library, cozy eateries, a fitness room, and comprehensive student services.

Academic Programs

  • Diverse Offerings: The university offers a wide range of English-language bachelor's and master's programs, covering disciplines from humanities and economics to science and art.
  • Expert Faculty: Education at Ca' Foscari is tailored to attract top-tier researchers and educators who are deeply specialized in their respective fields.

Career Opportunities

  • Global Network: The university's historical positioning and focus on economics and entrepreneurship provide students with a global network of opportunities.
  • Skill Development: The curriculum is designed to equip students with skills in economics, multiple languages, and entrepreneurship, preparing them for leadership roles in various sectors.

Quick Facts

  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Founded: 1868
  • Student Population: Over 24,000
  • Language of Instruction: Primarily English for international programs

Embark on your Study Abroad journey at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, a historic institution offering a unique blend of academic excellence and cultural richness.

About the city 🌇

Venice: The Queen of the Adriatic Awaits You

A Brief History

Venice, often referred to as the "Queen of the Adriatic," is a UNESCO World Heritage city that dates back to the 5th century. Built on a lagoon with over 100 small islands, this city is a living testament to ingenuity, art, and history. It's a place where the past and present coexist, offering a rich Study Abroad experience that you'll cherish forever.

Distances and Transportation

  • Campus to City Center: A mere 15-minute Vaporetto (water bus) ride.
  • Airport to City: Marco Polo Airport is approximately 13 km away, easily accessible by water taxi or bus.

Budget-Friendly Living

  • Meals: Expect to spend around €10-€20 for a decent meal.
  • Transport: A single Vaporetto ticket costs about €7.50, but student discounts are available.
  • Entertainment: Movie tickets are around €10, and a night out could cost €20-€40 depending on your choices.

Attractions and Lifestyle

  • Iconic Landmarks: From the majestic St. Mark's Basilica to the bustling Rialto Market, Venice is a city of endless exploration.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine, strong espresso, and local wines that will elevate your gastronomic experiences.
  • Cultural Immersion: Venice is a hub for art, music, and theater, offering a plethora of cultural events year-round.

Quick Facts

  • Language: Italian, but English is widely understood.
  • Population: Around 260,000
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters.

Living in Venice is like stepping into a painting where every corner is a piece of art and every moment is a slice of heaven. Make the most of your Study Abroad journey by immersing yourself in this timeless city.

Housing Opportunities🏫

Housing at Ca'Foscari University of Venice: Your Home Away from Home

Quick Facts

  • Location: On-campus, in the heart of Venice
  • Options: Shared housing and private rooms

The housing office can be contacted at and / or at +39 041 234 8222

See more here


Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Ca'Foscari University of Venice, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to Ca'Foscari University of Venice are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at Ca'Foscari University of Venice.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Ca'Foscari University of Venice in Venice can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Ca'Foscari University.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Ca'Foscari University of Venice vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Ca'Foscari University of Venice ranges from 2.100 EUR to 6.700 EUR per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Ca'Foscari University of Venice for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 1000 EUR for non-EU students and free for EU students.

See more about Ca'Foscari University of Venice's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

Ca'Foscari University of Venice uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in February or September.

See more about Ca'Foscari University of Venice's important dates in the academic calendar.

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What the students say

“Before coming to Venice for study abroad I had no idea what to expect. At the end of it, what I can say, is that it was truly the most rewarding and enriching experience I have ever had" - Jess U.
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