Preliminary evaluation for international students

European and non European students with an international qualification who wish to enrol in a bachelor's or master's degree programme at Ca' Foscari, must request a preliminary online evaluation of their qualifications on the online platform After uploading the required documentation and completing the procedure, additional information and the outcome of the application will be communicated via email.

Pre-evaluation procedure

The Welcome Unit verifies that applicants with an international entry qualification are eligible to enrol in their chosen programme(s) of study. When applicants prove eligible, their entry requirements and academic background are then evaluated by a Teaching Committee.

This section provides general information about how the procedure works. For specific requirements and procedures, applicants are invited to register in the dedicated platform for international students

Contacts and reservations

Applicants for bachelor’s degree programmes must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling. Applicants having obtained a secondary school diploma in a country where students are required to take a national test in order to have access to higher education do not need to demonstrate that they have taken and passed this exam. Nevertheless, applicants from non European countries must be aware that Italian diplomatic representatives abroad might ask for proof that the exam has been taken and passed in order to issue the visa for study purposes and the Declaration of Value.

In addition, if an applicant’s chosen programme requires sitting an entry test, applicants must take the exam in order to be admitted. More information about specific entry tests can be found on the programme’s web page.

Applicants for master’s degree programmes must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. Depending on the programme of interest, applicants will need to demonstrate their possession of specific academic prerequisites in order to guarantee that they are adequately prepared to undertake their studies at the master’s level.
In addition, if an applicant’s chosen programme requires sitting an entry test, applicants must take the exam in order to be admitted. More information about specific entry tests can be found on the programme’s web page.

Depending on the chosen programme of study, applicants are required to provide certification of their knowledge of one or more languages. Applicants will be asked to provide their language certification(s) during the enrolment procedure.
For more information about the language certifications that Ca’ Foscari accepts, please check the webpage about language requirements.

If the applicant is accepted or conditionally accepted, he/she will receive a letter of enrolment eligibility. This letter does not guarantee the student’s enrolment at Ca’ Foscari, the student will still need to satisfy all of the mandatory requirements and respect the relevant deadlines.

Required documents

Depending on the chosen programme, applicants may need to provide different documents. During the application process, students will be guided step by step on our online platform

These documents change depending on the study level to which an applicant is applying for admission (bachelor’s or master’s level). Applicants should keep in mind that they will always be asked to provide documentation regarding the completion of the academic qualification that provides access to the desired level of study.

For more information about the required documents for applying, please check the web page Entry requirements for applicants holding an international qualification.

Application fee

In order to apply for admission to Ca’ Foscari, international students need to pay an application fee of 30 euros.

This fee allows them to apply to up to two (2) programmes by submitting a single application. Students will be unable to submit their application for evaluation until they have paid the fee. 

More information about how to pay is available at the following webpage: Application fee payment instructions.

Exemption cases

The following categories of students are exempted from paying the 30 euro application fee:

  • students who have been enrolled in another programme offered by Ca’ Foscari in the previous academic years (e.g. Foundation Year, Marco Polo Programme, professional master’s programmes, single courses, etc.);
  • exchange students who have carried out a mobility period at Ca’ Foscari through an existing exchange agreement with their Home University during the academic years before the intake to which they are applying for admission;
  • candidates with official refugee status inside the Schengen Area;
  • candidates applying to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Department of Economics and Department of Management, holding a SAT test with a total score equal to or higher than 1200.

In order to benefit from the exemption, each student will have to upload documentation proving their status to their online application form (e.g. certificate of enrolment to one of the programmes, transcript of records, SAT score report, residency permit).

In order to request the exemption, students will need to insert the reference code “APPFEE_exemption” in their online application on Further information about how to insert this reference code is available at the following webpage: Application fee payment instructions.

The Welcome Unit will verify these requests on a regular basis.  Exemption requests will only be taken in charge if the applicants insert the reference code in their online application at least 7 working days before the final deadline of the relevant admission round. When the requests are approved, the students who have requested the exemption will be able to proceed with the submission of their applications without paying the application fee.

Admission rounds

For students wishing to apply for admission to begin a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the 2024/2025 academic year, Ca’ Foscari will begin accepting applications on December 18, 2023. 

There are several admission rounds planned for 2024/2025 academic year based on our applicant’s citizenship, the news are available on

In order to see which of our multiple admission rounds are available, candidates must go to our portal, insert their citizenship on the landing page in the upper right-hand corner. In this way the relevant news item will be displayed, search for “Admission rounds for the 2024/2025 academic year”.

More information for non European applicants

The admission process for non European applicants who require a visa to finalize the enrolment procedures follows the directives published annually by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI) and the Ministry of the Interior.

Updated information are available on the dedicated page Pre-enrolment and visa application

International students with a disability

Students with disabilities / LD can count on the support of the Ca’ Foscari Disabled Students Service. 

Disabilities must be reported by the students during the application procedure by submitting a declaration in English, containing the details about the services they need.
During the online registration on Ca’ Foscari website the students will have to attach the certificate stating the disability and/or the specific type of learning.

For further information about the services for students with disabilities and learning disabilities please visit

Last update: 19/06/2024