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European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature

24 months
2100 EUR/year
2157 EUR/year
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This European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature degree at Ca' Foscari University of Venice enriches your knowledge and skills in relation to the study of languages, literature, and culture in European, North American and postcolonial contexts.


This European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature degree at Ca' Foscari University of Venice allows you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the languages, literatures, and cultures of specific European, American or postcolonial contexts thanks to multiple study paths that allow a focus on French, German, Iberian, American, Slavic or Balkan studies. 

You develop both an advanced knowledge of the literary history and culture of your chosen focal region while simultaneously strengthening your skills in one of the languages that you study. 

As a result of collaborations with foreign universities that even allow you to obtain a joint/double degree, the programme is markedly international in nature. The languages available are:Albanian, Anglo-American, Czech, English,French, German, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish

Launching your career

Thanks to the skills and knowledge the programme provides, once you graduate you are prepared either to continue your academic career with a doctoral degree or to launch a career with national or international businesses, institutions and organisations, both public and private. You'll find job opportunities in many fields, especially:

  • Image management and public relations consultancy
  • Interpreting
  • Translation
  • Linguistic/philological research or consultancy 
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Museum curation

Programme Structure

This programme's two-year study plan involves a wide range of course work as well as a curricular internship and a thesis. Some of the subjects covered by the courses you will take include:

  • American Language

  • English Language

  • 18th Century Studies

  • 19th Century Novel

  • 19th Century Studies

  • American Literature

  • Comparative Syntax

  • Renaissance Literature

  • Renaissance Studies

  • American Cultural Studies

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 36 ECTS in the fields of Linguistics and Literature. For more specific information, check the programme web page or contact us!

For the language requirements of each curriculum or double/joint degree programme, please check the relevant programme web page on Ca' Foscari's official website or contact us!

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

Tuition Fee

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  • 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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