Language, civilisation and the science of language, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ca' Foscari University of Venice Italy

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About Language, civilisation and the science of language at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Academic Year: 2018/2019

Level of qualification:
Bachelor's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code:
L-11 (Modern Languages and Civilisations)


Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies

  • Ca’ Bernardo, Dorsoduro 3199, 30123 Venice (Italy)
  • Palazzo Cosulich, Dorsoduro 1405, 30123 Venice (Italy)
  • Ca’ Bembo, Dorsoduro 1075, 30123 Venice (Italy)

For further information please contact the Department Teaching Office,

Head of studies:

Prof. Gerardo Tocchini (Teaching Committee Coordinator,

This degree programme provides a solid training in two foreign languages chosen among the seventeen languages offered. The linguistic skills vary (from B1 to C1) according to the chosen language and are completed by additional skills depending on the chosen curriculum. The Literatures and Culture curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of contemporary and classic literature and culture in the two chosen languages, skills in the analysis of literary texts and in understanding how they relate to their own context. The Linguistics, Philology and Language Teaching Research curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of language structures, in particular of the chosen languages, and skills in theoretical and applied linguistic, philology and language teaching. The International Politics curriculum develops the student’s knowledge of history and culture, policies and international relations, and historical and political dynamics of international and economic systems.

Languages for which teaching is active:

  • Three-year languages: 
    Albanese, Anglo-American, Catalan, Czech, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Hispano-American, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, German.

  • One-year languages: 
    Basque, Bulgarian and tactile Italian Sign Language.

Curricula available:

  • International Politics
  • Linguistics, Philology and Language Teaching Research
  • Literatures and Culture

Access to the programme

Open admission.
Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 12 seats, of which 1 is reserved for a Chinese student living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

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Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies:

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Notes about fees for this course

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements:

To access the course, a previous suitable background is required. Each curriculum requires specific knowledge, which the student should have before enrolling the university in order to attend the course successfully. This knowledge may be verified before enrolling.

If the result of the test is negative, the student can enroll, but they receive a supplementary required exam (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in their background through specific activities organized by the University.

To study English or Anglo-American language it is required, at enrollment to have a certified knowledge of English language at least at B2 level.

To study German language it is required, at the start of the lessons, to have language knowledge at least at B1 level.

The student will not be required to show any certification or pass any entry test.

More information on OFA for this programme is available on the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

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