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The historical seat of the university is Ca’ Foscari, a Venetian Gothic palace overlooking the widest bend of the Grand. The palace lies in the ‘sestiere’ of Dorsoduro, one of the six large neighborhoods that the city is divided into. During restoration work, remains from the ninth century were discovered beneath the external courtyard and a frescoed floor from the fifteenth century and gilded ceilings from the sixteenth century came to light.
Venice is a magical city in the northeastern coast of Italy. Architecture in Venice is frequently restored to ensure buildings that are centuries old remain intact, thus maintaining a historic and charming feel to the city. With its gondolas, canals, waterfront palazzos and palaces, Venice’s romantic ambiance is inviting and beautiful.
The 8 Departments are Asian and North African Studies, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Humanities, Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Management, Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, and Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.
Ca’ Foscari International College is a center of excellence which attracts high-achieving students from Italy and abroad. The International College provides accommodation to selected students on the Island of San Servolo, an international residential campus located near St. Mark’s Square. Students attend degree programs at Ca’ Foscari University and participate in an additional interdisciplinary program of courses and innovative activities arranged by the College, making it one of the most vibrant cultural and scientific centers in the area. In addition to subsidized accommodation at the College, full and partial scholarships are awarded based on merit.
Ca’ Foscari School for International Education offers international students the opportunity to learn about Italian history, language and culture, and provides prospective students with the possibility to take courses in any disciplines that are required in Ca’ Foscari degree programs. Summer programs organized by the School in collaboration with prestigious international partners contribute to expanding the learning experience at Ca’ Foscari for local and international students
Ca' Foscari offers several English-taught courses or with facilitations in English. In the webpage for each course you can find all the course details. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice also offers English-taught programs and double/joint degrees, which along with numerous cooperation agreements with European and extra-European institutions and universities, enrich the international focus that has always been a feature of the university. To discover English-taught degree programs and single curricula, visit the webpage with Ca' Foscari's educational offer and look for the degree programs highlighted with the English flag.
Hints for Researching Available Courses:
- First term: Mid-September to mid-October, exams finish end of October
- Second term: November to December 2015, exams finish mid-December
- Third term: February to March 2016, exams finish mid-March
- Fourth term: End of March to end of April, exams finish early May
To discover our English-taught degree programs and single curricula, visit the webpage with Ca' Foscari's educational offer and look for the degree programs highlighted with the English flag.
Housing and Meals:
The Housing office acts as an intermediary by matching your needs and preferences with accommodation available and may be able to help you look for a temporary lodging as a starting point prior to finding more suitable accommodation in Venice.
Further details are available on the Ca' Foscari Website
for international students.
Insurance Requirement or Health Recommendations:
When applying for their residence permit, non-European students are required to provide evidence of health insurance coverage. The health insurance coverage can be obtained:
- With a private insurance contract. You can subscribe a private insurance contract valuable in Italy and abroad with the following requirements:
- t must be valid in Italy;
- It must cover all risks of illness;
- It must have a coverage for the entire period of your stay in Italy and have specific dates of release and expiration;
- It must include indication about the procedures needed to ask for a reimbursement;
- It must be legally translated in Italian language if the insurance policy has been issued by your belonging country.
- With a voluntary registration to the Regional Health Service. In this case the student should go to the Health District and provide:
- A copy of the residence permit or the receipt of the application form for obtaining the residence permit released by the qualified Post Offices (Post receipt);
- An italian fiscal code;
- Receipt of the payment of € 149.77 in the bank account n. 343301 of “Poste italiane S.p.A- C.S.S.N. Regione Veneto”.
The voluntary registration gives you the right of obtaining the same health care as an Italian citizen, it has a validity of a calendar year (January 1st –December 31st), it is not apportionable and cannot be backdated.
Non-EU nationals will need a visa in order to stay in the European Union for more than 90 days in any 180–day period. Some country nationals will need a visa for entry. Check with the Italian consulate in your country to make sure you comply with visa regulations.
Make an appointment with the International Welcome Desk: www.unive.it/welcome
Students should plan to allocate enough money for their flight to and from Italy, along with a stipend for room and board, and payment for the visa application. As the program is exchange, a SDSU student will pay their tuition to SDSU, a student from Ca’ Foscari will pay their home university, and the two students will exchange positions.