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 Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Anthropological Linguistics 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

Minimum credit requirements (CFU):  42 CFU in the scientific-disciplinary sector of the following indicated, of which at least 6 credits are from M-DEA/01 Sector (Disciplines of Ethnography and Anthropology)

BIO/07 Ecology
BIO/08 Antropology
ICAR/20 Technical and Urban Planning
ICAR/21 Urbanism
IUS/09 Public Law
IUS/13 International Law
IUS/21 Public Comparative Law
L-ART/04 Museology and Critical Art and Restoration
L-ART/05 Performing Arts
L-ART/06 Cinema, Photography and Television
L-ART/08 Ethnomusicology
L-FIL-LET/12 Italian Linguistics
L-FIL-LET/14 Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature
L-LIN/01 Linguistics
L-LIN/02 Didactics of Modern Languages
L-LIN/19 Finno-Ugric Philology
L-LIN/21 Slavic Studies
L-OR/07 Semitistica - Language and Literature of Ethiopia
L-OR/08 Hebrew
L-OR/09 Language and Literature of Africa
L-OR/10 History of Islamic Countries
L-OR/11 Islamic Archeology and Muslim Art History
L-OR/12 Arab Language and Literature
L-OR/13 Armenian, Caucasian, Mongolian and Turkish Studies
L-OR/14 Philology, Religion and History of Iran
L-OR/15 Persian Language and Literature
L-OR/16 Archeology and History of India and Central Asia
L-OR/17 Philosophies, Religions and History of India and Central Asia
L-OR/18 Indian and Tibetan Studies
L-OR/19 Modern Languages and Literature of the Indian Subcontinent
L-OR/20 Archeology, History of Art and Philosophy of Eastern Asia
L-OR/21 Language and Literature of China and South-East Asia
L-OR/22 Language and Literature of Japan and Korea
L-OR/23 History of Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
M-DEA/01 Disciplines of Ethnography and Anthropology
MED/02 History of Medicine
MED/25 Psychiatry
MED/42 General and Applied Hygiene
MED/43 Legal Medicine
MED/44 Industrial Medicine
MED/45 General, Clinical and Pediatric Nursing
M-FIL/01 Theoretical Philosophy
M-FIL/03 Moral Philosophy
M-FIL/05 Philosophy and Theory of Language
M-FIL/06 History of Philosophy
M-GGR/01 Geography
M-GGR/02 Economic and Political Geography
M-PED/01 Social and General Pedagogy
M-PSI/01 Psychology
M-PSI/05 Social Psychology
M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology
M-STO/01 Medieval History
M-STO/02 Modern History
M-STO/03 Eastern European History
M-STO/04 Contemporary History
M-STO/05 History of Science and techniques
M-STO/06 History of Religion
M-STO/07 History of Christianity and Churches
M-STO/08 Archival, bibliography and library science
SECS-P/01 Economia politica
SECS-P/02 Politica economica
SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought
SECS-P/12 Economic History
SECS-S/04 Demography
SPS/01 Political Philosophy
SPS/02 History of Political Doctrines
SPS/03 History of Political Institutions
SPS/04 Political Science
SPS/05 History and Institutions of America
SPS/06 History of International Relations
SPS/07 Sociology
SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication
SPS/09 Sociology of Economics and Labor
SPS/10 Sociology of the Environment and Territory
SPS/11 Sociology of Political Phenomena
SPS/12 Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Change
SPS/13 History and Institutions of Africa
SPS/14 History and Institutions of Asia

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 another university.

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge of humanities.

Personal preparation will be verified through the evaluation of the CV, by the Didactic Board, which reserves the right to have a candidate undergo a supplementary interview.  

Students who have the following qualifications are normally considered in possession of personal preparation:

  • degree classes:

    • L-1 Cultural Heritage; L-3 Disciplines of the Visual Arts, Music, Performance and Fashion; L-5 Philosophy; L-6 Geography; L-10 Humanities; L-11 Modern Languages and Culture; L-12 Linguistic Mediation; L-15 Science of Tourism; L-19 Sciences of Education and Training; L-20 Science of Communication; L-36 Sciences of Politics and International Relations; L-37 Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace; L-39 Social Services; L-40 Sociology; L-42 History;
    • 3 Sciences of Linguistic Mediation; 5 Humanities; 6 Sciences of Social Services; 11 Modern Languages and Culture; 13 Sciences of Cultural Heritage; 14 Science of Communication; 15 Sciences of Politics and International Relations; 18 Sciences of Education and Training; 23 Sciences and Technology of the Visual Arts, Music, Performance and Fashion; 29 Philosophy; 30 Geographical Sciences; 35 Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace 36 Sociological Sciences; 38 Historical Sciences; 39 Science of Tourism.

  • minimum degree grade: 95/110.

In the case of candidates who do not achieve the minimum grade required in the indicated classes, The Teaching Committee verifies the personal preparation through the evaluation of the curriculum vitae et studiorum and reserves the right to subject candidates to a possible 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. Following this, the University of Padova will complete your registration/enrolment in order to allow you access to the services available to its students.

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;
  • CV for verification of your personal preparation;
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption.

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.


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 2023/2024 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 (if you are not already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari) 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:

September Exam Session

The opportunity to take an exam in the September exam session is at the discretion of the Course of Study Teaching Committee: to participate, recent graduates must contact the Teaching Committee in advance and request authorization.  

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 Humanistic Campus 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