• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the Foundation Year programme from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, students will take courses on modern Italian history, English or Italian language, as well as a basic introduction to the main disciplines of future study.

The Foundation Year runs for 8 months from October until June.

The programme offers a general curriculum for University preparation to all students, as well as 4 Study Tracks that aim to provide students an elementary background in the subjects they are interested in pursuing during their undergraduate studies. 

Students also take a language module in either Italian or English, depending on the degree programme they are planning on enrolling in.

All Study Tracks and the general curriculum are offered in English. Students are therefore required to already have a certified B1 language level (according to the CEFR).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • 1st round: 2 November – 1 December 
    • 2nd round: 14 December – 6 January 
    • 3rd round: 18 January – 1 March 
    • 4th round: 14 March – 30 April 
    • 5th round: 1 May – 28 June (only for EU citizens and NON-EU citizens residing in Italy with a valid residency permit)
    • 6th round: 11 July – 20 September (only for open-access bachelor’s degree and for UE citizens or applicants holding a permit of stay valid for enrollment)
    • 7th round: 1 October - 16 October (only for open-access bachelor’s degree and for UE citizens or applicants holding a permit of stay valid for enrollment)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In order to pass Foundation Year and obtain the final certificate, students must successfully complete each of the three learning modules:
  • General curriculum: Modern and Contemporary Italian history, Critical Thinking and academic skills for University preparation
  • Study Track: Economics, Science, Humanities or Architecture, Art & Design
  • Language module: International Option (English) or Bridge Option (Italian)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Ca’ Foscari offers a university preparatory year programme through the School for International Education that is aimed at international students: the Foundation Year.The Foundation Year is right for you if:

  • upon completing high school you will have fewer than the 12 years of schooling required to enrol in a bachelor’s degree in Italy
  • you want to improve your English or Italian language skills before beginning an undergraduate degree at an Italian university 
  • you studied in the American school system and will not have the three Advanced Placement exams required to enrol in university in Italy
  • you studied in the British school system and will not have the three A-levels required to enrol in university in Italy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Venice

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships available.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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