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Comparative International Relations

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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24 months
2100 EUR/year
2061 EUR/year
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This Comparative International Relations programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers two study paths taught in English that intertwine the study of languages and foreign cultures, international law and economics.

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This programme is the only one in Italy focused on International Relations that provides you with a rich understanding of international law and economics while deepening your knowledge of languages and foreign cultures. 

It immerses you in linguistic and cultural studies regarding Europe, Asia and the Atlantic world, something Ca’ Foscari has done since its founding in 1868, and empowers you to explore, understand and analyse international relations through juridical, economic, historical and political lenses.

 By the end of the  Comparative International Relations - Curriculum in European Union Studies programme at Ca' Foscari University of Venice , you will be able to fluently communicate in both English and a second language as well as elaborate coherent strategies aimed at solving problems on an international scale.

Launching your career

As a graduate with an in-depth understanding of the complex dynamics of international relations as well as a nuanced familiarity with a specific geographic area, you will be prepared to assume a position of responsibility at businesses and organisations operating in international markets, local government and regional bodies, or at national and international institutes, agencies, foundations and study centres. 

Career opportunities can be found in the following fields, among others:

  •  Public relations consultancy 
  •  Journalism and broadcasting 
  •  International marketing
  •  Image management
  •  Public service

Programme Structure

The two-year study programme equips you with a solid linguistic training as well as a familiarity with international law and economics through a combination of course work, a thesis and a curricular internship, which can be carried out in Italy or abroad.You have 5 study paths, or curricula, to choose from, two of which are taught exclusively in English:

  •  European Union Studies (ENG)
  • Global studies (ENG)
  •  Americas (ITA)
  •  East Asian (ITA)
  •  Eastern Europe (ITA)
Each curriculum provides you with in-depth knowledge of a specific geo-political area by exploring its political, cultural, geographic and sociological dynamics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are five admission rounds for admission in the fall of 2021, so earlier the round in which you apply, the sooner you'll find out if you have been accepted


English, Italian


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy certain curricular requirements. You therefore must have completed 36 ECTS in specific study areas, including Economics, Law, Political Science, Social Science and History. 
  • You need a certified B2-level knowledge of English.
  • A Teaching Committee assesses your CV to make sure you have adequate personal preparation. In addition, you must declare a B1-level knowledge of ONE of the following languages: French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2061 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2061 EUR per year and a duration of 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.


For high-achieving international students, Ca' Foscari offers:

  •  renewable tuition fee waivers
  •  one-time scholarships of €5,000

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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Comparative International Relations
Ca' Foscari University of Venice