• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Why enrolling in this Comparative International Relations master’s degree at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

  • The programme offers students a solid preparation in the fields of international economics, history and politics of international relations, international law and English language.
  • It offers students the possibility to choose among five different curricula to specialize in either area studies or in the themes of globalization and climate change.
  • The programme promotes numerous opportunities to come into direct contact with international realities, both through the many existing exchanges with universities all over the world, and through the possibility of conducting curricular internships abroad (in embassies, international organizations, NGOs or companies).

Professional profiles

  • advanced knowledge of the international system from the juridical, economic, historical and political standpoints, and of the characteristics of specific geographic areas or specific global phenomena
  • ability to communicate contents related to such topics fluently in English and in a second language, and to elaborate coherent strategies aimed at solving problems at the international scale
  • career in international organizations, public administrations, NGOs, private companies, think tanks for research and communication about international realities, institutes for the ideation and monitoring of international cooperation programmes
  • preparation for ministerial competitions for diplomatic service and for further continuation of studies in a research doctorate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law
  • Global History
  • History Of International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • History Of Contemporary East Asia
  • History Of International Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There are 7 admission rounds:

    • 1st admission round : 2 November – 1 December 2019
    • 2nd admission round: 14 December 2019 – 6 January 2020
    • 3rd admission round: 18 January – 1 March 2020
    • 4th admission round: 14 March – 30 April 2020
    • 5th admission round: 1 May – 28 June 2020 (only for EU citizens and NON-EU citizens residing in Italy with a valid residency permit)
    • 6th admission round: 11 July – 20 September 2020 (only for EU citizens and NON-EU citizens residing in Italy with a valid residency permit)
    • 7th admission round: TBA (only for EU citizens and NON-EU citizens residing in Italy with a valid residency permit)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Italian
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
  • An adequate personal preparation;
  • Understanding of English language at level B2
  • Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of History, economic-law or international relations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Depending on the nationality, the international fees may range from 700 to 2,100 Euros.

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.


  • In order to ensure that everyone effectively has access to higher education, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety 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. 

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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