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History (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Humanities
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 1 844 €

Next admission round: 

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Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 200

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level

This Bachelor's Degree provides students with a basic humanities education as well as the knowledge of the main historical, philosophical, ethno-anthropological and archival methodologies from ancient times to present times.
You will study the ancient Near-East, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary history as well as anthropology and geography. The anthropological, archival and historical approaches will explore more specific fields.

Thanks to the skills you will have gained you will be able to carry out a professional career in such diverse fields as cultural heritage management, communication, cultural event organization, and publishing.



In the Bachelor's Degree Programme in History past events and phenomena are analyzed through critical investigation, in order to learn how to reconstruct and understand the sequence of different societies and their reciprocal connections. It provides a basic humanistic training and the fundamental relative understanding of the contents and of the methodology of research in a historic, anthropologic, social and documentary environment, relative to the chronological art that goes from ancient times to our present day. It offers diverse courses of cultural growth in the field of humanitarian science, that allow access to different Master's university degree programmes and already offers, at this level, useful tools to manage interpersonal relations and complex decision processes of organizational structures such as public businesses and administrations.

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

Knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.

The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis, that will be evaluated through methods similar to those of a written exam but without the student being present. Should the supervisor deem the oral discussion of the thesis to be necessary, he/she may require it.


Course format: 

Curricula available:

  • Anthropology
  • Archive and Library Studies
  • History: The Mediterranean World from Antiquity to the Middle Ages or From European Hegemony to Globalization.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Students with a Bachelor's Degree programme in History have a solid preparation in the historical disciplines used to work in fields of information, editing and journalism. Upon completing the study of this Master's Degree programme, students can teach historical subjects, literature and philosophy in secondary school (first and second grade). Students can be involved in public and private structures operating in fields of historical culture and conservation of memory.

Students with a Bachelor's Degree programme in History can pursue, through different coherent educational courses of their own interest, a Master's Degree in: History from medieval times to the present day; Cultural, Ethnological, and ethno linguistic anthropology (inter-university);  History and Management of the estate archives and bibliography (inter-university); Science of religion (inter-university); Science of antiquity: literature, history and archaeology; Comparative International Relations.

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: High school / secondary education (or higher)
Language requirements:


B2 level is required.

As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CILS

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.


B1 level of English language is also required.

We accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 57-86

Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies.

Admission criteria: 

Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.

Students coming from countries where admission test to university is compulsory, must also submit a certificate attesting that they have passed it (i.e. Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao minimum score 380, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc.).

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school/university. If yours is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalized or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy. Documents issued by European countries joining international conventions (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia, Estonia and Germany) are exempt from legalization or Apostille.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

Access to this programme is unrestricted. However, personal knowledge will be evaluated with an italian language written test.

If the result of the evaluation test is negative, the student can enroll, but he/she receives a supplementary educational debt (OFA), which means that the student must fill any gaps in his/ her background through specific activities organized by the University.

A certified knowledge of the English language at least at level B1 is also required.

For more information, please consult the website dedicated to entry requirements

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms 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.