Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Academic excellence - Ca Foscari has a nationally and internationally outstanding reputation for academic excellence in the fields of teaching and research
  • International network - Up over 250 cooperation agreements with Universities from all over the world to promote mobility for education and research
  • Several international programmes Ca Foscari students can choose among many international Double/Joint Degree Programmes and English-taught Degree Programmes



Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice.


The University teaches approximately 20.000 students and covers four main subject areas: Economics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities and Sciences.The University is divided into 8 Departments and 6 Interdepartmental Schools, responsible for research and teaching activities of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes.

  • Ca' Foscari Graduate School, which coordinates Research Doctorates (PhDs);
  • Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, which organises Professional Master’s Programmes
  • Ca’ Foscari School for International Education, which promotes intensive summer and autumn courses, orientation programmes, foundation year programmes and other extracurricular activities for Italian and international students.


Ca’ Foscari University of Venice also offers a wide range of English-taught programmes and double degrees, which along with numerous cooperation agreements with institutions from all over the world, enrich the international focus that has always been a feature of the university. Indeed, internationalisation is not simply a goal or a strategy; it is much a daily practice and an everyday commitment to pursue excellence in teaching and research


The Ca’ Foscari Career Service offers an integrated system of services intended both for graduating students/recent graduates and for Italian and international enterprises, in order to promote employability and provide adequate responses to corporate recruiting needs.

Short Courses

Social Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)


Student services

The International Welcome Unit offers a wide range of services for international beneficiaries, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, visa application process, residency permit, student services, health issues and transportation.Students can actively participate in the university life thanks to a lot of welcome and enjoy activities.Keep in touch with your tutor, read your Welcome Guide and become involved in the Buddy Programme to break the ice!

Housing services

The Housing Office is a service for Italian and international students, researchers, professors and administrative staff coming to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. It offers useful information and contacts to find suitable and convenient accommodation solutions in Venice and in the nearby area.

Library services

  • Cultural Flow Zone (CFZ)
  • Library of Economics (BEC)
  • Library of Foreign Languages and Literatures (BALI)
  • Library of Humanities (BAUM)
  • Library of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences (BAS)

Student Life

Campus life

The University also organizes a lot of cultural events to bring students and staff together in a city which is like no other, a place where past meets innovation and your thirst for knowledge is stimulated by numerous initiatives. Living in Venice is living art, architecture, development, research, attention to the environment and discovering ancient traditions and different cultures.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre of Venice (CUS) offers university students the possibility to participate in a wide variety of sports: judo and personal defence, aerobics and other kinds of gymnastics, fitness, volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball and five-aside-football. There is also a sauna.

Student clubs

The university experience enjoyed by Ca’ Foscari students every day takes place in an international environment where focus is placed on the most innovative aspects of research and teaching.

Students can strengthen their academic profile thanks to a series of initiatives organized by the School for International Education and by the International College.

Studying at Ca Foscari provides an opportunity to study and live in a very unique city, 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 taste delicious food.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

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