Enrolment for non-EU students who require a visa

International students enrolling at Ca' Foscari  are defined as prospective or degree-seeking students. On this webpage they will find all the information about enrolment procedures at Ca’ Foscari.

The procedures described here apply only to international students who require a visa for long-term stay in Italy.

They have been defined in compliance with the so-called “Procedures for entry, residency and enrolment of international students and the respective recognition of qualifications, for higher education courses in Italy for the academic year 2023-2024” available at studiare-in-italia.it [ITA].

Citizens from European Union Member States, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Swiss Confederation; from the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See; foreigners already officially residing in Italy as expressly indicated in Art. 39, comma 5, of Legislative Decree 286 of 25 July, 1998, must follow procedures and deadlines published on Enrolment for EU students and equivalent.

Double - Joint degree programme applicants should contact  jointdegree@unive.it for more information about enrolment procedures.

More information on selection procedures can be found on the Double - Joint Degrees webpage.

Deadlines, tuition fees and procedures for enrolment

The Welcome Unit is in charge of enrolment procedures for students with an international qualification.

After passing the pre-evaluation procedure through the portal for international students apply.unive.it, applicants who received their letter of enrolment eligibility and who completed the application on Universitaly portal can proceed with the enrolment process.

Once the enrolment procedure has been completed, applicants will become officially Ca' Foscari students and will receive their matriculation number. Although applicants can follow classes without having completed the enrolment procedures, only enrolled students can access university services as well as fill out the study plan and take exams.

Deadlines

The final deadline for enrolment to all bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes at our institution is 19th of December 2023. More information can be found on the dedicated sections below (bachelor’s and master’s degree, procedures for enrolment).

Different deadlines for enrolment applies if future students would like to request the regional scholarship and incentives.

The enrolment payment must be completed within:

  • 2nd of October 2023 for bachelor’s degree programmes;
  • 19th of December 2023 for master’s degree programmes.

Note: the application for regional scholarship and other incentives must be submitted through the Personal Area on www.unive.it within the 2nd of October 2023 both for bachelor's and master's degree students. More information on the call for regional scholarship and other incentives, available on the webpage Scholarship and incentives.

Tuition fees

Considering the long procedures for the visa request, Ca’ Foscari decided to extend the deadline to the 19th of December 2023 for the completion of enrolment procedures for non European students who require a visa.

Due to this extension, the payment schedule of the remaining tuition fees through the academic year has been defined as follows:

  • Second instalment: December 11th 2023
    For students who will pay the first instalment after December 11th, the deadline of the second instalment will be postponed to December 22nd 2023.
  • Third instalment: May 15th 2024
    The amount of this last instalment will be calculated based on the status of each student and on the total amount of tuition fees due for 2023/2024 academic year. 

More information on the webpage Tuition fees a.y. 2023/2024 - Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Important note for regional scholarship applicants: the deadline for first instalment payment is different. More information on the so-called dedicated section above “Deadlines”.

Procedures for enrolment

The Welcome Unit is in charge of enrolment procedures for students with an international qualification. 

Starting from 11th of July 2023 applicants' who have been accepted or conditionally accepted will receive an email directly from the portal apply.unive.it with all the instructions for proceeding with enrolment. These instructions are also written in the next sections.

Future students must keep in mind that the visa for study purposes is a mandatory requirement for enrolment. They are warmly suggested to start their enrolment request by paying the first instalment of the due tuition fees only after having obtained your visa.
Under no circumstances the enrolment will be finalized after the final deadline (December 19th, 2023).

Applicants enrolling into bachelor’s degree programmes must have uploaded all the following documents in the relevant “Task” sections of their profile on apply.unive.it:

  • Italian visa for study;
  • Higher Secondary School final Diploma and transcript of records (both in the original language and officially translated into Italian or English language if needed);
  • Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA OR Declaration of Value issued by the Italian representatives abroad;
  • English language certificate AND/OR Italian language certificate: level and requirements are specified on the specific course’s web page on unive.it;
  • (if applicable) Specific requirements could have been requested through the conditional offer sent during the admission procedure on apply.unive.it.

Important: lack of one or more of the above mentioned documents prevents the successful completion of enrolment procedures.

The final deadline for uploading all the mandatory documents remains the 19th of December 2023, except for regional scholarship applicants (see above section "Deadlines").

Applicants enrolling into master’s degree programmes must have uploaded all the following documents in the relevant “Task” sections of their profile on apply.unive.it:

  • Italian visa for study;
  • Bachelor’s degree final Diploma and transcript of records (both in the original language and officially translated into Italian or English language if needed);
  • Statement of Comparability issued by CIMEA OR Declaration of Value issued by the Italian representatives abroad OR Diploma Supplement issued by the qualification awarding institution;
  • English Language Certificate and/or Italian Language Certificate: level and requirements are specified on the specific course web page;
  • (if applicable) Certificate attesting the withdrawal from possible studies at other Universities.

Important: lack of one or more of the above mentioned documents prevents the successful completion of enrolment procedures.

The final deadline for uploading all the mandatory documents remains the 19th of December 2023, except for regional scholarship applicants (see above section "Deadlines").

Admitted applicants can find on this section the enrolment procedures to be followed step-by-step.

  1. Meet all the requirements by the deadlines
    To finalize the enrollment all the previously-mentioned documents must have been uploaded on the “Task” section of applicants’profile on apply.unive.it.
    Lack of one or more of the required documents prevents the successful completion of enrollment procedures.
  2. Obtain the provisional login information
    The personal information of future students who have been accepted or conditionally accepted on the portal for international students apply.unive.it are imported automatically into Ca’ Foscari’s database (which is different from apply.unive.it portal).
    An email will be sent to the address used on the application profile with instructions on how to activate the account and obtain the provisional credentials.
    The provisional username and password can be used to access digital learning tools and to apply for the Regional scholarship for student financial aid and other incentives through the applicant’s Personal Area.
    Applicants who already have a profile on www.unive.it will be contacted with instructions for eventually retrieve their account and will be redirected directly to step 3.
  3. Choose the programme through the "decision" function
    After receiving the provisional credentials, applicants are required to confirm the degree programme they wish to enrol in on our application portal apply.unive.it, through the so-called “Decision” function.
    Important! The so-called “Decision” needs to be made by everyone who have been accepted or conditionally accepted, even for just one programme.
    In order to do so, applicants should:

    • Access their online application on apply.unive.it;
    • Click on “Offers” on the menu on the left side of the landing page: they will be redirected to the section “Review your offers”;
    • Beside the name of the programmes for which they have been Accepted or Conditionally Accepted for, they will find a drop-down menu to make the decision;
    • click on “Make my final decision” to confirm the programme, so the system will automatically decline all other possible offers.

    Non-EU student requiring a visa for enrolment must confirm the same choice they made in their pre-enrolment application on Universitaly portal.

  4. Check the enrolment request
    When the final decision has been made, an enrolment request for the chosen programme will automatically be generated in our system.
    Within 2-3 days applicants will receive an email confirming that the enrolment request has been successfully generated and they will be given instructions on how to carry out the payment to confirm and submit the final enrolment request.
  5. Pay the first instalment
    In order to confirm and submit the enrolment request, future students must pay the first instalment of annual fees. Deadlines for payments are mentioned on the section "Deadlines" of this webpage.
    More information on how to pay is available here: How to pay.
    If applicants have already been granted a tuition fee waiver or have been recognized the status of refugee or hold a MAECI or CRUI scholarship, they should contact us at  welcome@unive.it before paying.
  6. Wait for the enrolment number
    The Welcome Unit will verify the enrolment application and will finalize the request as soon as possible, provided that the applicant meet all requirements and hold all mandatory documents.
    Applicants will then receive an email containing their matriculation number and password. These credentials will replace the provisional ones and grant access to the Personal Area and webmail @stud.unive.it.
    Remember that this email address @stud.unive.it will be used for all official communications: it must be checked regularly.

Credit recognition

You can enroll both in a bachelor’s or a master’s degree program asking for credit recognition of activities already carried out for:

  • another bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or professional master already obtained;
  • unfinished university career because of withdrawal or decay;
  • single courses (outside of a degree scheme);
  • stage/internship/work activity.

Enrolment with credit recognition is not allowed for students currently enrolled in another university programme for which suspension was requested.

Enrolment with credit recognitions is subject to the payment of a fee of €300,00: the invoice for the payment will be generated when enrolment is confirmed.

You don’t need to pay this fee if you request credit recognition for:

  • activities previously accomplished at Ca' Foscari (for example individual courses) if the code of courses corresponds to that of the study plan of the programme you are enrolling into. If the courses aren’t included in the specific study plan and are thus inserted in the free choice courses you will have to pay the 300 Euros fee;
  • transfers from other Universities.

Procedures and deadlines 

Credit recognition request must be carried out before enrollment

International applicants must contact the related Campus for more information about the procedure: Economic CampusHumanistic CampusLinguistic CampusScientific Campus.

For further information and deadlines, read the section Enrol > Admission > Enrollment with ECTS (European Credit Transfer System Credits) credit recognition of the pages of the specific bachelor’s or master’s degree programs that can be reached through www.unive.it/offertaformativa.

Last update: 14/02/2024