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Language Sciences

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

24 months
2100 EUR/year
2157 EUR/year
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This Language Sciences programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice equips you with an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages.


This Language Sciences programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers you an advanced command of one of a range of foreign languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Czech, English, French, German, Italian Sign Language (LIS, including tactile sign language), modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish. 

Depending on the curriculum you choose, you focus on a different area of study by applying an in-depth comparative approach: themes and teaching tools for teaching Italian to foreigners and foreign languages to Italians; advanced research tools for the analysis of language disorders and linguistic acquisition in case of deafness and bilingualism; the formal analysis of language; new technologies for the study of languages and linguistics; and culture and literature in the different phases of their development and the historical diachronic evolution of your focal language. 

The modules are taught in multiple languages, including your chosen language of specialisation and English. You can also strengthen your expertise in specific areas of language studies, such as the teaching of foreign languages and Italian as a foreign language, the psychology of development and learning applied to language, computer science and information processing systems in language processing, linguistic analysis of speech and deafness disorders, the most advanced linguistic theories and the study of competence and processing in typical and atypical situations (eye tracking).

Launching your career

As a graduate, you'll be prepared to launch a career in linguistic education, international cooperation and international institutions and public services related to cross-cultural communication. Some of the career opportunities open to graduates include:
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Linguist or philologist
  • Language teacher
  • Media researcher
  • Consultant for multimedia publishing and communication
  • Italian Sign Language expert 
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

This programme's two-year study plan helps you develop an advanced linguistic and cultural understanding of your chosen language as well as the ability to interact with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research groups by pairing course work with a curricular internship and a final thesis. Curricula available

  • English Linguistics (double degree)
  • Language Sciences (taught in English or in Italian) Languages available for this programme: Albanian, Czech, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, German, Swedish.

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


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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 30 ECTS in the field of Language Sciences and 24 ECTS in the language on which you want to focus during the degree. For more specific information, check the programme's official web page or contact us!
The Language Sciences Curriculum taught in English requires a certified B2-level knowledge of English.

The other paths and curricula require a certified B2-level knowledge of both Italian and English.

For all curricula, a Teaching Committee must assess your CV to make sure you have adequate personal preparation. 

For the English Linguistics Curriculum, there is a separate admission procedure. For more information, please contact us!

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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