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.
The University teaches approximately 20.000 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 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.
The Ca’ Foscari Career Service offers an integrated system of services intended both for graduating students/recent graduates and for Italian and international enterprises, in order to promote employability and provide adequate responses to corporate recruiting needs.
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!
The Housing Office is a service for Italian and international students, researchers, professors and administrative staff coming to study or work at Ca’ Foscari. It offers useful information and contacts to find suitable and convenient accommodation solutions in Venice and in the nearby area.
The University also 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.
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.
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.