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Ca' Foscari University of Venice

4.1 out of 5 (397 reviews) Venice, Italy
As a leading center for academic excellence, Ca’ Foscari strives to attract and nurture talented scholars across the world, offering a distinguished curriculum and delivering cutting-edge research emerging from the active engagement of the hard and digital sciences with the disciplines of our traditional establishment rooted in social sciences and humanities. 

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Business & Management (4)
Humanities (4)

About

History

Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice.

Education

The University teaches approximately 23.000 students and covers four main subject areas: Economics, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities and Sciences.The University is divided into 8 Departments and 6 Interdepartmental Schools, responsible for research and teaching activities of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes.

  • Ca' Foscari Graduate School, which coordinates Research Doctorates (PhDs);
  • Ca’ Foscari Challenge School, which organises Professional Master’s Programmes
  • Ca’ Foscari School for International Education, which promotes intensive summer and autumn courses, orientation programmes, foundation year programmes and other extracurricular activities for Italian and international students.

Research

Ca' Foscari invests in developing talent, in innovation, in supporting researchers and in international collaborations making it more competitive in the global arena and influential in information sharing.

Ca’ Foscari is highly committed in achieving excellence in research, developing international partnerships and funding promising researchers. Our Teams will enforce this engagement by promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research.

Career

Ca’ Foscari offers targeted services to support, guide and orient you through the world of work, giving you the opportunity to make direct contact with international companies, develop your skills through specific workshops on self-entrepreneurship and transversal skills. You can participate in recruiting and job orientation events, receive assistance and guidance in writing and creating your video CV.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
501
2017
501 -100
2016
401
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
701
2017
701
2016
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
922
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The International Welcome Unit offers a wide range of services for international beneficiaries, such as guidance and assistance for enrolment procedures, recognition of academic qualifications, visa application process, residency permit, student services, health issues and transportation.Students can actively participate in the university life thanks to a lot of welcome and enjoy activities.Keep in touch with your tutor, read your Welcome Guide and become involved in the Buddy Programme to break the ice!

Housing services

The Housing Office is a service for Italian and international students, researchers, professors and administrative staff coming to study or work at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The office can help you look for a suitable and convenient accommodation in student residences, flats or hotels that hold an agreement with Ca’ Foscari University. 

The Housing Office matches the needs and preferences of the applicants with the available accommodations. It may also help you look for a temporary lodging and give useful information about Venice accommodation. 

Library services

The University Library System (SBA) includes 4 main libraries (Arts and Humanities, Economics and Management, Languages and Cultures, Science and Technology), holding about 1 million books and 4,400 periodicals and providing access to a wide range of electronic resources. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University organizes a lot of cultural events to bring students and staff together in a city which is like no other, a place where past meets innovation and your thirst for knowledge is stimulated by numerous initiatives. Living in Venice is living art, architecture, development, research, attention to the environment and discovering ancient traditions and different cultures.

Sports facilities

The University Sports Centre of Venice (CUS) offers university students the possibility to participate in a wide variety of sports: judo and personal defence, aerobics and other kinds of gymnastics, fitness, volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball and five-aside-football. There is also a sauna.

Student clubs

The university experience enjoyed by Ca’ Foscari students every day takes place in an international environment where focus is placed on the most innovative aspects of research and teaching.

Students can strengthen their academic profile thanks to a series of initiatives organized by the School for International Education and by the International College.

Studying at Ca Foscari provides an opportunity to study and live in a very unique city, where you can wander for hours and even enjoy getting lost, have a Spritz in one of Venice beautiful squares, visit the world famous museums and exhibitions, travel by boat through the smaller islands of the lagoon, enjoy the Lido beaches and taste delicious food.

Student Reviews

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Multidisciplinary Opportunity in a Multicultural Context
rated 4 out of 5 stars
It is an excellent opportunity to study in a multicultural city like Venice. Ca' Foscari offers several interdisciplinary courses which allow the students to have a complete knowledge of the subject. It offers lots of study experiences, stages and internships in other universities, companies or firms around the world. The organization behind the courses could be improved in order to offer a co...
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Good points for Venice
rated 3 out of 5 stars
My university experience was good but honestly I had higher expectations. I think the university should be better organized and modernized. I've really liked the city and the locations.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Chinese language at Ca'Foscari university
rated 4 out of 5 stars
Chinese classes were very good, but I think they should make students practice more