Admission

If you hold an international qualification, before starting the application process please make sure you have completed the pre-evaluation procedure and that you have all the requirements for international students.

If you have a disability or an SLD (specific learning disability), you can request support for the admission test (when required) and specific support services during your studies.

For Academic year 2024/2025, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature requires:

  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • an adequate personal preparation;
  • english language proficiency at B2 level: the procedure for verification and the cases in which exemption is possible are indicated on the language requirements website.

Enrolment onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

Contacts and reservations

It is also required the possession of at least 48 credits distributed as follows:

For all curricula it is required to have at least 12 CFUs in linguistics, language teaching research, philological, Italian studies, historical, comparative field in the following disciplinary areas:

L-LIN/01 Linguistics
L-LIN/02 Didactics in Modern Languages
L-FIL-LET/15 German Philology
L-FIL-LET/09 Romance Philology and Linguistics
L-LIN/21 Slavistic Studies
L-FIL-LET/10 Italian Literature
L-FIL-LET/11 Contemporary Italian Literature
L-FIL-LET/14 Literary criticism and comparative literature
M-STO/04 Contemporary Histrory
M-STO/02 Modern History

These 12 credits can also be filled with extra credits of literature/ culture of specialization additionally to those provided for the literary field of each course below.

Literature and Culture Curriculum, English Studies and American Studies course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures
    • L-LIN/12 English language

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/10 English literature
    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/10 and L-LIN/11 (English literature, American language and literatures), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that English language and American language are considered equivalent.

Literature and Culture Curriculum, French studies course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • LIN/04 Language and Translation - French

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/03 French Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, German Studies Course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • LIN/14 Language and Translation - German

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/13 German Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, Scandinavian Studies Course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • LIN/15 Language and Translation - Nordic

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/15 Nordic Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, Iberian Studies course

Spanish and Hispano-American:

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/07 Language and Translation - Spanish

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/05 Spanish Literature
    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/05 and L-LIN/06 (Spanish Literature, Hispano-American Language and Literature), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that Spanish Literature and Hispano-American Language and Literature are considered equivalent.

Portuguese and Brazilian:

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/09 Language and Translation - Portuguese and Brazilian

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/08 Portuguese and Brazilian Literature

Literature and Culture Curriculum, Slavic and Balkan Studies Course

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/18 Albanese Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/20 Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/18 Albanese Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/20 Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

Curriculum Joint Degree English and American Literary and Cultural Studies

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • LIN/11 American language and literatures
    • L-LIN/12 English language

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/10 English literature
    • L-LIN/11 American language and literatures

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/10 and L-LIN/11 (English literature, American language and literatures), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that English language and American language are considered equivalent.

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

Double Degree in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies

Spanish and Hispano-American:

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature
    • L-LIN/07 Language and Translation - Spanish

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/05 Spanish Literature
    • L-LIN/06 Hispano-American Language and Literature

Note: for the students in the scientific-disciplinary sector L-LIN/05 and L-LIN/06 (Spanish Literature, Hispano-American Language and Literature), the 12 required credits indented to be acquired in both scientific-disciplinary sectors, with a link to the presence of at least 6 credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sector chosen for the Master’s Degree. It reiterates that Spanish Literature and Hispano-American Language and Literature are considered equivalent.

Portuguese and Brazilian:

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/09 Language and Translation - Portuguese and Brazilian

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/08 Portuguese and Brazilian Literature

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

Curriculum Double Degree with Russian State University for the Humanities

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

Curriculum Master européen en Études Françaises et Francophones

  • In linguistic field: minimum 24 ECTS

    • L-LIN/04 Language and Translation - French

  • In literary field: minimum 12 ECTS

    • L-LIN/03 French Literature

For admission into each curriculum view the specific page

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or other universities.

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of linguistic knowledge at level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference; the level changes depending on the language chosen and will be verified on the basis of the curriculum studiorum or any recognized language certification.

Personal preparation will be verified by the Teaching Committee through the evaluation of CV.

Students who have achieved a minimum degree grade equal to 90/110 in the degree classes indicated (L-11 Modern Languages and civilization, L-12 Applied Languages) and a minumum number of ECTS (depending of the chosen curriculum) are normally considered in possession of personal preparation.

In the event that candidates fail to achieve the minimum degree mark required in the classes indicated or graduate in a different degree class (provided they have earned enough credits in specific academic fields, as specified in the section on curricular requirements), the Teaching Committee verify the personal preparation through the evaluation of professional and personal CVs and possible oral interview.

In order to enrol in one of Ca’ Foscari’s open-access master’s degree programmes, you must complete the following steps:

  • Fill out the online application to request an evaluation of your entry requirements;
  • Fill out the online enrolment form;
  • Pay the first instalment of your university tuition fees.

Ca’ Foscari’s Enrolment Unit will then process your enrolment within seven business days of your payment. 

Evaluation of entry requirements

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online request: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

  • 1st session

    • filling in of the online application: from 2nd May to 6th June 2024
    • results publication: 27th June 2024

  • 2nd session

    • filling in of the online application: from 8th July to 22nd August 2024
    • results publication: 12th September 2024

  • 3th session

    • filling in of the online application: from 2nd October to 4th November 2024
    • results publication: 25th November 2024

The verification of admission requirements can be carried out prior to completing all the required exams or to having graduated.

The procedure for the evaluation of the possession of the entry requirements is mandatory for all students. Candidates who send an application for evaluation and are in possession of all the requirements will be able to receive useful communication in order to proceed with enrolment before the date scheduled for the publication of the results of the evaluation.

If you want to enrol with credit recognition, you will need to submit a recognition request when completing the application for assessment of the access requirements, attaching the useful documentation. All the information is reported in the Enrolment with CFU accreditation section.

Before proceeding with the online application for evaluation of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption
  • CV for verification of your personal preparation

Graduand students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the online application you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order, you must fill in the online application, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Enrolment

You may enrol from July 1st to September 30th 2024.

A further enrolment period will be opened from October 1st to December 17th 2024: enrolment will then involve the payment of a penalty of 50.00 Euros.

Graduands from the 2023/24 autumn session and students enrolled in a Master's degree programme who will graduate between October 1st and December 2024 will be able to enrol from October 1st to December 17th 2024 without paying any penalty surcharge.

The deadline for the second instalment of tuiton fees for those who will enrol in December 2024, will be set on December 23rd 2024.

It is possible to enrol once your entry requirements have been verified, as indicated by the online application. You may enrol only if you possess the entry requirements foreseen for your chosen Master’s Degree course.

To enrol you must only use the online procedure.

The procedure involves:

  • Registering online with the University: registration involves giving your personal details, residence and contact information.  You do not need to register online if you are already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari.
  • Online pre-enrolment: in order to pre-enrol, you must access the Personal Area on the website with your SPID or CIE and select Department Administration Office and then select Enrol in open access Degree Courses. Once you have chosen the Master’s Degree, you will need to complete the online enrolment process. You will be asked to upload a photograph of yourself (passport sized, face on, clear and legible) in .jpeg format and then upload the following documentation:

    • copy of a valid identity document (front and back);
    • any additional documents necessary for enrolment ( for example, language certificates, Credit accreditation forms, self-certifications etc.);

If you have applied for entry requirement evaluation as a graduand, you must attach a signed self-certification form listing exams indicating: the name of the University, the name of the Course of study and class, the date of attainment and final degree mark, the name of individual exams with their scientific area and weight in credits. Verify if the self-certification form, complete with the above information, can be printed from your Personal Area of your University of origin. Alternatively, use the self-certification form found on this page.
Once the documents have been uploaded, it is necessary for you to confirm the information you have submitted and then continue on to the Payment section.

  • Payment of the first tax rates and tuition fees: the payment is made by clicking on the “payments” button generated at the end of filling in the enrolment application;
  • Completing the enrolment procedure: having completed the enrolment form and paying the first instalment of University fees does not mean that you have been automatically enrolled at Ca’. The enrolment procedure is completed within seven working days of payment. Confirmation of enrolment will be communicated by email.  Please note that the seven working days take effect from the payment date and exclude Saturday as is not considered a working day.

Special Circumstances

It is possible to enrol or transfer to a Degree course by requesting:

Enrolment with ECTS Accreditation

You may enrol in a Master’s Degree Programme requesting accreditation for the following studies and training activities:

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degrees, or Master’s Diplomas;
  • Incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed status or transfer;
  • Individual courses;
  • Internship/traineeship/previous employment;
  • simultaneous enrolment.

Enrolment with credit accreditation is not allowed to students concurrently enrolled in another University course and for which suspension has been requested.

Enrolment is always subordinate to an assessment of your personal academic preparation and your prerequisite academic knowledge, needed for admission to Master’s Degree courses.

The Accreditation Request Form must be attached when completing the on line enrolment procedure.

In case of transfer you do not have to submit the enrollment request that will be generated by Enrolment Unit.

You are required to pay €300.00 unless you enrol with accreditation:

  • for single courses or summer school courses, if the code of these courses are included in the study plan. If one or more courses are not included in your study plan but are part of the open unit credits, you will have to pay a 300.00 Euro additional fee;
  • having transferred from another University;
  • for simultaneous enrolment.

Enrolment Year

The year of enrolment is determined on the basis of the number of ECTS Credits you have been awarded

  • Up to 47, you will be enrolled in First Year;
  • from 48 or more, you will be enrolled in Second Year.

Please note that in choosing the degree programme and a curriculum, you will only find courses for the 2024/2025 academic year: the Accreditation Form will be taken into consideration when it is time to finalize your enrolment. You will be enrolled in the exact year and with the curriculum specified on the Form. We remember you that in case of transfer you do not have to submit the enrollment request that will be generated by Enrollment Unit.

Accreditation Request 

The request for recognition of credits can be presented together with the compilation of the application for assessment of the access requirements by attaching the documentation shown below.

You are required to submit:

  • a signed self-certification form listing exams. Please indicate for each exam: the name of the Course of study and class, the name of the University, the name of individual exams taken with their scientific area and weight in credits, the mark and the exam date. Please verify if self-certification is available in your University Reserved Area: if it is not available or, if all the required data is not listed, you may use the forms on this page;
  • any exam programmes in your possession.

 

 

Requests for accreditation will be submitted to the Didactic Unit DSLCC which will then be subject to evaluation by the Teaching Committee.  Once approved, the Accreditation Form will be sent to you via e-mail. Please remember to sign the form.

Recognition Forms

Should you wish to request accreditation exclusively for previous Ca’ Foscari activities that have the same teaching code you find in the study plan of the course you wish to enrol in (for example, requesting accreditation for individual courses studied at Ca’ Foscari), you may complete the Accreditation Form by yourself and attach it directly during the online Enrollment procedure.

Credits recognition forms for activities carried out at Ca' Foscari will be available in April 2024.

ECTS Accreditation Criteria

Accreditation will be made based on the following criteria:

  • The number of credits acquired will be accredited as specified; exception being for Ca’ Foscari students who have previously withdrawn from courses or forfeited their studies. For these applicants, specific incentives have been provided;
  • Exams that have already been used as entry requirements will not be awarded further accreditation.

If you have a Professional Master’s Programme, you can get recognition up to a maximum of 60 Credits.

The activities recognized by Bachelor’s, Master’s Degrees or Professional Master’s Diplomas have no impact in terms of the final mark average needed for admission to graduation. On the other hand, the activities accredited from the study of single courses and incomplete university studies following withdrawal, lapsed student status or incoming transfer are taken into consideration in the final mark average.

Last update: 09/04/2024