24 months
2100 EUR/year
2157 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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 This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field while gaining hands-on experience with the artistic and cultural patrimony of Venice, a UNESCO heritage site.

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This English-taught Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice trains you as an expert in cultural heritage conservation by applying an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the study of chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology. The programme prepares you to use modern restoration and conservation technologies as well as design new ones, and equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to plan and execute prevention and maintenance projects and to study artefacts in a conservational context. Since the study programme emphasises hands-on experience, you will get to practice what you are learning in a city that is exceptionally rich with artistic and cultural heritage.

Launching your career

As a graduate, you will be a trained conservation scientist, a technical and scientific expert in the conservation of cultural heritage, so you'll be ready to launch a career with both public and private organisations as well as businesses and laboratories specializing in restoration and conservation. Possible career opportunities include:

  • Museum technician
  • Restorer
  • Cultural consultant
  • Restoration technology development

The programme also allows you to continue your studies with a doctorate in chemistry.

Programme Structure

The program's two-year study plan is designed to train you as an expert in the diagnostics and conservation of cultural heritage, so the course work provides a solid interdisciplinary scientific background that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, and geology.

Some of the courses involved are:

  • Analytical Methods and Applications
  • Computer Science Applications in Cultural Heritage
  • Geology Applied for Cultural Heritage
  • Innovative Materials for Conservation
  • Experimental Design and Statistics
  • Research Methods for Archaeology

The program also requires that you complete a thesis and carry out a curricular internship, which ensures that you get some work experience before you graduate. It is also possible to carry out one or two semesters of the program abroad through one of the university's many international exchange programs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Ca' Foscari will receive applications for the academic year until May 3 for NON-EU students and June 21 for EU students and the application procedure will take place entirely online.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligibile for admission, you need to have:

  • a minimum three-year undergraduate degree
  • completed 48 ECTS in various study fields, including Chemistry, Physical Science, Mathematical and IT Sciences, Earth Sciences and Biology, Ancient Civilizations and others. For more specific information, please visit the programme's web page on the official university website or contact us!
  • You need a certified B2-level knowledge of English.

    A Teaching Committee assesses your CV to make sure you have adequate personal preparation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2100 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2157 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2157 EUR per year during 24 months.

To make education as affordable as possible to all, Ca' Foscari offers tuition fee reductions to students coming from non-OECD countries, with fees sometimes as low as 700 euro per year. Contact us for more information.

Living costs for Venice

600 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • As a public university in Europe, Ca' Foscari not only keeps tuition fees low, but also provides targeted financial aid for high-achieving international students. Ca' Foscari University offers high-achieving international students renewable scholarship packages of various sizes, ranging from 6,500 euro a year for bachelor's students to 8,000 euro a year for master's students.

    These scholarship packages are designed to offer support for the full duration of an award-winner's degree.

  • To be eligible to apply, you will need a minimum 8.5/10 CGPA. Complete information about the requisites and procedures to apply are at the dedicated webpage.

    The regional government also offers financial aid for international students from low-income families for which you can apply after enrolment

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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