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Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The university at a glance 2011/2012
Established on August 6th, 1868 as a Royal Business College, Ca Foscari University was the first educational institution in Italy to offer higher education in business and economics.
Ca Foscari International College of the Ca Foscari University of Venice offers undergraduate courses to promising young students showing outstanding skills and merit, for interdisciplinary competencies and a highly international outlook. The programme is characterized by the creation of a community living together in a dedicated location in Venice-Italy. Scholarships covering the full cost of fees and accommodation for the academic year are provided.
Educational Offer and Organization
Since 2011/2012 a.y. Ca Foscari educational offer has been organised in First and Second Cycle Degree Programmes, Master's Degree Programmes (2 years) and PhD Programmes which refer directly to the 8 new Departments (Asian and North African Studies; Economics; Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics; Humanities; Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies; Management; Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems; Philosophy and Cultural Heritage), 6 Interdepartmental Schools (Asian Studies and Business Management; Cultural Production and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage; Global Development; International Relations; Social Work and Public Policies; Sustainability of Environmental and Tourism Systems) and the Ca Foscari Challenge School, Ca Foscari Summer School and Graduate School.
The main building is Ca Foscari Palace, the Venetian-Gothic building located on the largest bend of the Grand Canal.
Following a recent reform, Italian Universities now confer three main degrees, patterned along the three-level scheme common to several education systems across the world.
The first-level degree is a three-year Laurea. This is an undergraduate program equivalent to a Bachelor. The second-level degree is a two-year Laurea Specialistica. This is a graduate program equivalent to a Master. Possession of a first-level degree is required to access the Laurea Specialistica.
The third-level degree is a three-year Dottorato di Ricerca. This is a post-graduate program equivalent to a Ph.D. Possession of a second-level degree is required to access the Dottorato di Ricerca.
In addition to these main degrees, the system allows for two intermediate degrees known as Master program. This terminology is unfortunate, because it can lead to misunderstanding. The Master universitario di primo livello is a one-year graduate program which is open to holders of a first-level degree. The Master universitario di secondo livello is a one-year graduate program which is open to holders of a second-level degree.
Ca Foscari assists students during their entire University career, providing access for qualified students to benefits through the Financial Aid Office, and responding to the needs of working students, foreign students and students with disabilities through its specialized offices. The Housing Office helps international students to search suitable and affordable accommodation in Venice.
Ca Foscari promotes student-involvement in social issues and in local sustainable development projects. Students are recruited to fill appropriate temporary positions with the university.
Our International Office offers a range of useful support services and specialized staff to help you. Keep in touch with your tutor, read your Welcome Guide and become involved in the Buddy Program and in activities during the welcome days organized for you. Discover the University and get a good start learning and living at Ca Foscari.
Venice is the place where people from all over the world congregate. Studying at Ca Foscari provides an opportunity to study and live in one of the worlds most interesting cities, where you can wander for hours and even enjoy getting lost, have a Spritz in one of Venice beautiful squares, visit the world famous museums and exhibitions, travel by boat through the smaller islands of the lagoon, enjoy the Lido beaches and enjoy our fresh Adriatic fish and other Venice specialties.
A number of international and local partnerships with civic, educational and cultural institutions, and over 800 events organized each year make Ca Foscari one of the most active promoters of cultural events in the Italian university system.
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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master's degree at Ca' Foscari University of Venice!