Experience history and architecture, world-famous food and diverse nature during one or two semesters in Italy. As an exchange student in Italy, you can take courses in both English and Italian.
GU-wide exchange spots
The University of Gothenburg has a joint interdisciplinary agreement with Ca' Foscari University of Venice through the EUTOPIA network. Most of the university's students can apply for an exchange place there, but the possibility to go on GU-wide agreements differs between the different faculties. You need to check with your faculty, and thatCa' Foscari University of Veniceoffers courses in your study field.
Universitá Ca' Foscari is located in Venice, on the north-eastern coast of Italy. It was founded in 1868 as the first business school in Italy. The university currently has a student population of 20 000 and covers a broad range of subjects: foreign languages and literature, humanities, economics, sciences. Languagues, literature and economics have been ranked in second place and fifth place amongst universities in Italy (QS World Rankings, 2022).
Ca' Foscari has several campus buildings located in Venice and Mestre.
Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply for an exchange at Ca' Foscari, but make sure to carefully check the course offer in English and the ability to transfer the credits before you apply.
Exchange students can choose freely from the courses offered in English. It is worth noting that courses are taught at different campuses across the island, which means that it is possible that you may have to travel a short distance by foot/water taxi between them. Be mindful of potential timetable clashes.
For a wider and more accurate search, try to only indicate 2023/24 and tick the box for "English taught courses". Course codes containing a "T" stands for "Triennale" (bachelor level) and an "M" stands for "Magistrale" (master level). There are more courses offered at master level than bachelor level.
Please note that courses are NOT taught in the following disciplines:
Teacher training (though they offer didactics and specialist subjects such as English and chemistry)
Medicine and health studies
Italy is part of the Erasmus+ programme – which means that you can receive an Erasmus+grant if you do an exchange period at Universitá Ca' Foscari.
1 semester = 30 credits
1 full academic year = 60 credits
Fall term: September to December
Spring term: February to May
English at B2 level, and Italian at B2 level should you wish to study courses in Italian. When you submit your application you will simultaneously complete an OLS (online language assessment) through Erasmus+.
Housing is not guaranteed and is limited in Venice, however Mestre on the main land is not far away, commuter-friendly and offers more choice.