Language of instruction: Italian

The Ca’ Foscari Bridge Year aims to improve the study experience of international students at Italian universities by helping them achieve an adequate mastery of the Italian language and acquire a solid background knowledge of the main disciplines of future study.

The programme will run for 10 months from November 2019 until August 2020.

The Bridge Year offers you two blocks of courses:

Block 1: Italian language course; 10 months (October–August);

This block consists of 800 hours of intensive Italian language study. At the end of the programme you should achieve an upper intermediate knowledge of Italian (B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Entry language level: Any

Extra feature: CILS exam (Italian language certification) included

Block 2: Study track of 4 introductory Italian taught courses; 7 months (February–August)

The study tracks will run for 7 months from February 2020 until August 2020. Each study track has 4 courses for a total of 120 hours. Study tracks will only be activated if the minimum number of enrolments is reached.

Study tracks available: Economics and Science; Humanities; Architecture and Design

Cost: € 5,000


Language of instruction: English

The Ca’ Foscari Foundation Year is a propedeutic year-long programme designed to prepare international students for enrolling in an English taught degree programme at an Italian university.

The Foundation Year runs for 8 months from October 2019 until June 2020.

The programme lets you choose between two main study tracks of 150 hours and also includes an additional 230 hours of general preparation for university study that focus on modern European history, the English language and basic Italian.

The two study tracks available are:

• Economics and Science Track: For students wishing to apply for a degree course taught in English in the fields of economics, management or science. The four courses offered are: Mathematics, Introduction to Law, Critical Thinking, and Computer Science

• Arts and Humanities Track: For students wishing to apply for a degree course taught in English in the humanities, especially literature, languages, linguistics or art history. The four courses offered are: Italian Literature, History of Italian Art, Philosophy, and Introduction to Classics Entry language level: B2 in English (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Cost: € 5,000

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 30, 2019
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- 5.000 euros per one year but you can get scholarships

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