Traineeship and substitute activities

In the field of the aforementioned “Other formative activities”, the study plan assigns 6 Formal University Credits (ECTS) to educational training and orientation

The ECTS relative to educational training and orientation can be acquired through different types of activities, up until students reach the necessary quota of 6 ECTS. The range of activities through which students may choose are listed below. Only the activities that are mentioned can be taken into consideration by the Didactic College for accrediting ECTS provided by the educational training and orientation. 

Recognition in credits of the placement/internship activities and of the substituted activities are based on the request from the student, according to the principle that 25 documented hours (understood as the time passed both whilst working at this institute developing the activity and from an eventual time quota managed autonomously to produce written work) corresponds to 1 ECTS.


Current agreements

Ca’ Foscari has activated numerous agreements with public and private firms available to host formative placements for their students. They can be carried out within a maximum of 150 hours, equivalent to 6 ECTS.

To activate the procedure for starting a placement students must first contact Ca’ Foscari Internship Office and then agree a training project with the members of the Teaching Committee for placements (listed in the Scholars page on the Presentation menu). The training project must then be signed in three copies of the corresponding modules (leaving with them a fourth copy, even if it is not provided in the instructions of the Internship Office). Once you have concluded the placement, the same representative must sign the conclusive report that must then be delivered to the Internship Office to obtain the ECTS.

If, after having consulted the pre-existing list of the firms that have already activated an agreement with Ca’ Foscari to host formative placements, the student does not find the name of a company in which they want to carry out their placement, the student can propose an agreement with another firm following the instructions included in the “Agreement” section on the Activate an internship web page.

Substitute Activities for the placement

Substitute activities

Only the activities mentioned in this page are considered valid by the Didactic College for the accreditation of ECTS expected for fulfilling “educational training and orientation”. Students cannot be accredited activities only recognised by the Didactic College from other degree programmes. In case of doubt, the matter is addressed by the members of the Didactic College representing the placements (listed on the Scholars page on the Presentation menu).

The number of ECTS accredited to each activity carried out by the placement are established by the Didactic College and are previously announced to students in the relative documentation for each activity, or can be requested by the scholar representing the same activity. 

Upon finishing the activity, students must have the form for the understanding of the activities carried out by the placement filled out by the representative scholar for the single activity carried out and then must hand it in to the Humanities Campus upon reaching the number of ECTS expected from the study plan together with the rest of the documentation.

To consult the available substitute activities, visit the Italian page.

Substitute exams (only for part-time students)

Part-time students can request the Didactic College to substitute the placement with an exam (to carry out only after having agreed it with their own College) without having to modify their study plan. Forms are available from the members of the Didactic College representatives for placements (listed on the Scholars page on the Presentation menu).

Last update: 27/02/2024