Admission

For academic year 2021/22 the Master’s degree in Environmental Humanities is a limited admission programme. It requires personal preparation and minimum credit requirements as well as participation in a selection procedure.

Enrolment is based on the position of the candidate on the ranking list.

All the information on the admission deadlines procedures are in the selection announcement.

For admission to the second year in the case of enrolment with credit transfer, internal transfer or transfer, in addition to meeting all the admission requirements, you have to be assigned a place: all the information is published in the final part of this page.

Candidates who graduated from a Bachelor’s programme in L-1 Cultural heritage; L-5 Philosophy; L-10 Humanities; L-11 Modern languages and civilisations; L-12 Applied languages; L-13 Biology; L-32 Environmental sciences ; L-33 Economics; L-42 History, or equivalent in the old university system are considered to meet the curricular requirements for admission to verification of personal preparation

If the candidate graduated from a different Bachelor’s programme, they must have achieved minimum credit requirements 42 ECTS in the following scientific disciplines:

BIO/03 Environmental and Applied Botanics
BIO/05 Zoology
BIO/07 Ecology
BIO/08 Anthropology

GEO/01 Palaeontology and paleeoecology

L-LIN/10 English literature
L-LIN/11 Anglo-american languages and literature 
L-LIN/12 English languages and literature

M-DEA/01 Population Studies, Ethnography and Anthropology

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 General and Social Pedagogy

M-PSI/01 General Psychology
M-PSI/05 Social Psychology

SECS-P/01 Political Economics
SECS P/02 Economic Policy

SECS-S/04 Demography

SPS/01 Political Philosophy
SPS/04 Political Sciences
SPS/06 History of International Relations
SPS/07 Sociology
SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication
SPS/09 Sociology of Economic Processes and Labor
SPS/10 Sociology of the Environment

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 will be verified by the Didactic College through CV and an eventual interview.

By rule, students are considered in possession of personal preparation if they attain the following requirements:

  • degree class: L-1 Cultural heritage; L-5 Philosophy; L-10 Humanities; L-11 Modern languages and civilisations; L-12 Applied languages; L-13 Biology; L-32 Environmental sciences ; L-33 Economics; L-42 History, or equivalent in the old university system;
  • minimum degree mark: 90/110.

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 Didactic College verify the personal preparation through the evaluation of professional and personal CVs and possible interview.

Students holding an international qualification must request the preliminary evaluation of their qualifications.

Certified understanding of English language at B2 is also required.

The admissions process for is as follows:

  • online registration, if you are not already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari;
  • pre-enrolment for the selection procedure;
  • placement on ranking list;
  • online enrolment and payment of the first installment of tax and university fees.

Online enrolment

Pre-enrolment will be on the Aprile 15th until 12pm on July 15th 2021.

Before proceeding, remember to arrange in electronic format:

  • Your degree self-certification (enrolment if you are a student) with signed exams (in which is indicated: University where you achieved the qualification, class and degree programme, degree date and grade, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and the weight in credits): Verify if the self-certification, completed with all the aforementioned information, can be printed from the Personal Area of the host University website: alternatively, use the model of self-certification on this page;
  • Your resume;
  • Your English language certification attesting at least a B2 level or useful documentation to show that you are subject to one of the provided cases of exemption;
  • Your letter of motivation (written in English, 500 words);
  • A short essay (in English, 1,000 words) on the Environmental Humanities.

The procedure is completely online and requires the following steps:

  • Registration on the University website. You do not need to register online if you are already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari;
  • Completion of the online pre-enrolment form: access the Personal Area of the website with your SPID account (if you are or have been a student at Ca' Foscari, you can use your matriculation number and your password) and selection "Admission test".

Once you have concluded the pre-enrolment process you will receive a confirmation email to the email address stated in the registration process.

Failure to comply with the deadline specified above results in loss of the right of registration: if you encounter any problems, send a request by accessing this link: www.unive.it/faqsforstudents.

If you want to request one of the assistances provided for candidates that are disabled or diagnosed with DSA for taking the admissions test, you must fill in the specific section for procedure of online enrolment and attach a certificate demonstrating possession of the disability/impediment.

Enrolment Fee

Participation in the admissions test requires payment of a fee totalling 30 Euros, that should be paid after having completed the enrolment procedure online, by selection the “payment” button.

Place acceptance and matriculation

The procedure for accepting your place requires acceptance on behalf of the successful candidate and of those in the second round of selection depending on the available remaining places as indicated in the call for admission. Any remaining places after the second round of selection may be reassigned.

If you succeed in obtaining a place from the ranking list, you must accept your place through the specific online procedure from 3rd August to 26th August 2021.

Please note that the procedure for accepting a place on the course coincides with registration and involves two steps: 

  • Completion of the enrolment application form online;
  • Paying the first instalment of tuition fees: the payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system by pressing the payment button that will generate upon completion of the online enrolment application form. The first instalment of tuitions will not be reimbursed in any circumstance.

If you do not pay before the deadline indicated above, you will lose the right to enrol: if you have trouble with any aspect of the process, please contact  the registration office before the deadline.

Accepting your place

The procedure for accepting a place on the course involves two steps: 

If you do not pay before the deadline indicated above, you will lose the right to enrol: if you have trouble with any aspect of the process, please contact  the registration office before the deadline.

Enrolment

If you have accepted your place correctly you will be enroled between the 18th of November and the 17th of December 2021.

The enrolment procedure involves two steps:

  • Updating the enrolment application online. Once you have chosen your Master’s Degree programme, you can change the application you submitted when you accepted your place by adding information on the academic qualifications you have obtained and other attachments relevant to enrolment. You must also include self-certification for m listing degrees obtained and exams taken.
  • Paying the first instalment of tuition fees: the payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system by pressing the payment button that will generate upon completion of the online enrolment application form. The first instalment of tuitions will not be reimbursed in any circumstance.

If you do not pay before the deadline indicated above, you will lose the right to enrol: if you have trouble with any aspect of the process, please contact  the registration office before the deadline.

Enrollment with ECTS Accreditation

In order to enrol with credit recognition, make the internal transition or transfer from another university, you must ask for the evaluation of the exams already taken and the release of the credits recognition sheet.

For admission to the year following the first, in addition, you have to be assigned a place: all the information is published in the final part of this page.

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

  • Master's Degrees, or Master's Diplomas;
  • incomplete University studies as a result of withdrawal, lapsed status;
  • single courses;
  • Internship/traineeships/previous employment.

The year of enrolment is determined on the basis of the number of University Credits (CFU) you have been awarded:

  • Up to 47: admission to 1st year. You are required to sit for the Admission test. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2021/2022;
  • From 48 or more: admission to 2nd year. You will need to apply for a place as well as the requirements specified in the respective Calls of Admission.  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. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2020/2021.

Enrolment with recognition of credits is subject to the fee payment of 300.00 euros. The payment invoice will be provided upon confirmation of enrolment.

You are not obliged to pay if you request credit transfer from activities undertaken previously at Ca' Foscari (for example single courses) if the code of the lectures corresponds to that required by the study plan. In the case that some lectures do not fall among those indicated in the study plan, and are thus entered as free exams, you will be have to pay the fee of 300.00 euros.

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

The year of enrolment is established according to the number of university credits (ECTs) recognised:

  • up to 47: admission to 1st year of the programme. No intra-university transfers /transfers from another university are permitted during the first year of limited admission study programme. You are required to sit to the admission test and, if you obtain a place on the shortlist, withdraw from the study programme in which you are enrolled and re-enrol again;
  • from 48 or more: admission to 2nd year of the programme. You will need to apply for a place as well as the requirements specified in the respective Calls of Admission. You will refer to the study plan for the a.y. 2020/2021.

Request period

There are two deadlines for requesting the issue of the record, to be used in the procedure for assigning the place in a year following the first:

  • 30th June 2021;
  • 19th August 2021.

If you enrol in the first year, however, request the recognition form well in advance of the deadline set in the enrolment notice: to complete the enrolment application, you will have to attach the approved record.

For recognition of your academic career, you must contact Linguistic Campus service.

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 are to be submitted to the 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.

Warning! For the request for internal transfer there is no need to attach the self-certification. However, remember to report any exams that are not yet recorded.

Please note that it is not possible for you to fill in the credit recognition form on your own, unless you require the recognition of exams previously taken at Ca’ Foscari; in this case, the exams must have the same course code listed on the study plan of the programme in which you are enrolling (e.g. recognition of single courses taken at Ca’ Foscari).

Recognition Forms

Assignment of the place for enrolment in the second year

In case of recognition of over 47 CFU, you will have to apply for a place: admission to the second year of a limited - access programme is in fact subject to the availability of places.

Publication of places available Application for a place Publication of the ranking
15 June 2021 10 am on 7 July - 14 July 2021 21 July 2021
5 August 2021 10 am on 24 August - 26 August 2021 1 September 2021

The ranking will be drawn up on the basis of the evaluation of the CV and motivation letter.

In the event of successful application, for the first round, you will have to complete the enrolment or transition by 30 July 2021, under penalty of losing the assigned place. If you request clearance for transfer from another university, however, you will receive all the instructions by e-mail.

To apply for a place for the first round, you must log in to the reserved area, select the "Evaluation test" and choose "Ammissione agli anni successivi al primo dei corsi ad accesso programmato". The procedure will be open from 10 am on 7 July 2021.

You must attach:

  • your credits recognition sheet;
  • self-certification of having taken the exams for which you have been awarded credits;
  • your CV;
  • a motivation letter;
  • an identity document.

Warning! The procedure allows you to submit the application, in order of preference, for a maximum of three courses: if you enter more than one preference, you will have to attach the credit recognition sheet for each chosen course.

If you have never been a student at Ca’ Foscari you will have to:

  • register on the website;
  • access your personal area using your SPID account.

Last update: 10/05/2021