Enrolment for non-EU students who require a visa

International students enrolling at Ca' Foscari (also described as prospective or degree-seeking students) will find: outstanding teaching and research activities as well as cultural, sports and leisure activities; a wide range of study courses and learning activities, many of which international in scope; tailored services for every stage of their studies, from preliminary evaluation of qualifications necessary for admission and enrolment to careers services for job placement after graduation.  

After passing the pre-evaluation procedure through the university portal, 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.

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

If you are 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, please follow procedures and deadlines explained on Enrolment for EU students and equivalent.

If you have been selected for a Double / Joint degree programme, please contact  jointdegree@unive.it for more information about the enrolment procedures.

These procedures for enrolment 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 2022-2023” available at studiare-in-italia.it [ITA].

Procedures and deadlines for enrolment

Deadlines

The Welcome Unit is in charge of enrolment procedures for student's with an internazional qualification. The updated enrolment procedures will be published here around July 2022.

Procedures and deadlines for non European citizens described on this webpage concern all applicants who have successfully completed both the pre-evaluation procedure and the pre-enrolment application on Universitaly portal.

The deadline for enrolment to all bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes at our institution is 19th of December 2022. More information can be found on the dedicated sections below (bachelor’s and master’s degree).

There are different deadlines for enrolment, if you would like to apply for regional scholarship and incentives.
The enrolment procedure must be completed within:

  • 3rd of October 2022 for bachelor’s degree programmes;
  • 19th of December 2022 for master’s degree programmes.

Note: the application for regional scholarship and other incentives must be submitted through your Personal Area on www.unive.it within 3rd of October 2022.
More information on the call for regional scholarship and other incentives, available on this webpage.

Tuition fees

Considering the extended deadline for the completion of enrollment procedures for non European students who require a visa, the payment schedule of the tuition fees has been defined as follows:

  • non-EU students requiring a visa will have to pay the first installment of the tuition fees within December 19th 2022, to finalise their enrolment request;
  • the second and third installments will possibly be calculated based on the status of each student and on the total amount of tuition fees due for 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline for payment of the second and third installments is set for May 15th 2023.

Note: there are different deadlines for payment, if you would like to apply for regional scholarship and incentives. Please check the dedicated section above, “Deadlines”.

Procedures for enrolment

Applicants to bachelor’s degree programmes must have obtained a secondary school diploma after having completed at least 12 years of schooling.

To finalize the enrolment you must have uploaded all the following documents in the “Documents” section of your profile on apply.unive.it:

  • 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 [ITA] 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) Certificate attesting the withdrawal from possible studies at other Universities;
  • Italian visa for study.

Lack of one or more of the above mentioned documents prevents the successful completion of enrolment procedures.

Note: please be reminded that the visa for study purposes is a mandatory requirement for enrolment. You are warmly suggested to start your enrolment request by paying the first instalment of the due tuition fees only after having obtained your visa. Under no circumstances the paid tuition fees will be refundable.

Enrolment procedures


The Welcome Unit is in charge of enrolment procedures for student's with an international qualification. 

1. Make sure you meet all the requirements by the deadlines

To finalize the enrollment you must have uploaded in the “Documents” section of your profile on apply.unive.it all the above-mentioned documents.
Lack of one or more of the required documents prevents the successful completion of enrollment procedures.

2. How to obtain your provisional log-in information

The personal information of students who have been accepted or conditionally accepted on apply.unive.it are imported automatically into Ca’ Foscari’s database.
An email will be sent to the address used on your 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 through your Personal Area.

3. Decide the programme you wish to enrol in

After receiving your provisional credentials, you are required to confirm the degree programme you wish to enrol in on our application portal apply.unive.it, through the so-called “Decision” function.
In order to do so, you should:
Access your online application on apply.unive.it.
- Click on “Offers” on the menu on the left side of the landing page: you will be redirected to the section “Review your offers”.
- Beside the name of the programmes you have been Accepted or Conditionally Accepted for, you will find a drop-down menu to make your decision: click on “Make my final decision” to confirm the programme you wish to enrol in and automatically decline all other possible offers.

Important! Please keep in mind that you need to formally make a decision, even if you have been accepted or conditionally accepted for one programme only.

If you are a non-EU student requiring a visa for enrolment, you must confirm the choice you made in your pre-enrolment application on Universitaly.

4. Enrolment request

When the final decision has been made, an enrolment request for the programme you chose will automatically be generated in our system.
Within 2-3 days you will receive an email confirming that the enrolment request has been successfully generated and giving instructions on how to carry out the payment to confirm and submit your enrolment request.

5. Payment

In order to confirm and submit your enrolment request, you must pay the first installment of annual fees. Follow the deadlines for payments mentioned above.
More information on how to pay is available here: How to pay.
If you have already been granted a tuition fee waiver or if you have been recognized the status of refugee or if you hold a MAECI or CRUI scholarship, please contact us at welcome@unive.it before paying.

6. Enrollment

The Welcome Unit will verify your enrollment application and will finalize the request as soon as possible, provided that you meet all requirements and hold all mandatory documents.
You will then receive an email containing your matriculation number and password. These credentials will replace the provisional ones and grant access to your Personal Area and webmail @stud.unive.it.
Remember that your email address @stud.unive.it will be used for all official communications: make sure to check it regularly.

Applicants to master’s degree programmes must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. Depending on the programme of interest, applicants will need to prove their possession of specific academic prerequisites in order to guarantee that they are adequately prepared to undertake their studies at the master’s level.

To finalize the enrollment you must have uploaded in the “Documents” section of your profile on apply.unive.it all the following documents:

  • 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 [ITA] 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;
  • Italian visa for study.

Lack of one or more of the above mentioned documents prevents the successful completion of enrollment procedures.

Note: please be reminded that the visa for study purposes is a mandatory requirement for enrolment. You are warmly suggested to start your enrolment request by paying the first instalment of the due tuition fees only after having obtained your visa. Under no circumstances the paid tuition fees will be refundable.

Enrolment procedures


The Welcome Unit is in charge of enrolment procedures for student's with an international qualification. 

1. Make sure you meet all the requirements by the deadlines

To finalize the enrollment you must have uploaded in the “Documents” section of your profile on apply.unive.it all the above-mentioned documents.
Lack of one or more of the required documents prevents the successful completion of enrollment procedures.

2. How to obtain your provisional log-in information

The personal information of students who have been accepted or conditionally accepted on apply.unive.it are imported automatically into Ca’ Foscari’s database.
An email will be sent to the address used on your 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 through your Personal Area.

3. Decide the programme you wish to enrol in

After receiving your provisional credentials, you are required to confirm the degree programme you wish to enrol in on our application portal apply.unive.it, through the so-called “Decision” function.
In order to do so, you should:
Access your online application on apply.unive.it.
- Click on “Offers” on the menu on the left side of the landing page: you will be redirected to the section “Review your offers”.
- Beside the name of the programmes you have been Accepted or Conditionally Accepted for, you will find a drop-down menu to make your decision: click on “Make my final decision” to confirm the programme you wish to enrol in and automatically decline all other possible offers.

Important! Please keep in mind that you need to formally make a decision, even if you have been accepted or conditionally accepted for one programme only.

If you are a non-EU student requiring a visa for enrolment, you must confirm the choice you made in your pre-enrolment application on Universitaly.

4. Enrolment request

When the final decision has been made, an enrolment request for the programme you chose will automatically be generated in our system.
Within 2-3 days you will receive an email confirming that the enrolment request has been successfully generated and giving instructions on how to carry out the payment to confirm and submit your enrolment request.

5. Payment

In order to confirm and submit your enrolment request, you must pay the first installment of annual fees. Follow the deadlines for payments mentioned above.
More information on how to pay is available here: How to pay.
If you have already been granted a tuition fee waiver or if you have been recognized the status of refugee or if you hold a MAECI or CRUI scholarship, please contact us at welcome@unive.it before paying.

6. Enrollment

The Welcome Unit will verify your enrollment application and will finalize the request as soon as possible, provided that you meet all requirements and hold all mandatory documents.
You will then receive an email containing your matriculation number and password. These credentials will replace the provisional ones and grant access to your Personal Area and webmail @stud.unive.it.
Remember that your email address @stud.unive.it will be used for all official communications: make sure to check it 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.

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

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

For further information on procedures 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: 14/09/2022