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Environmental Sciences (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca' Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

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

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Jan
to
Dec

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 200

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 

September

Level of entry: 

A Level

Learning activities comprise taught courses, workshop-based projects and training/internships so that students can acquire a broad range of competencies, both theoretical and practical, that are transferable to the world of work, as well as life-long learning skills.

Learning outcomes are verified by means of written exams, oral exams, assignments, project reports, presentations, and group as well as student-teacher discussions.
The final exam consists in the preparation of a paper/thesis and, in some cases, of an oral presentation. The Final Examination Board comprises a supervisor and advisor appointed by the Faculty Board.

 

The programme trains future professionals with multidisciplinary skills who are able to design prevention plans and develop diagnosis and solutions to environmental problems.

It offers core competencies in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, ecology and geology, as well as specific competencies in environmental sciences. You will gain knowledge in environmental economics, ecology, environmental chemistry, law and environmental planning and learn the bases of how to evaluate environmental impact.

You will test your knowledge in workshops, labs and on the field, including an entire week with professors, researchers and tutors during the second year, a unique opportunity in Italy.

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.
During the whole university career, the various skills acquired will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a paper/thesis that might be discussed with the supervisor and a co-supervisor appointed by the Teaching Committee.
Thanks to the international agreement with universities around the world you will be able to study abroad.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Graduates in Environmental Sciences may draw on their multidisciplinary skills in the prevention, diagnosis and solving strategies for environmental issues, in support of public and private bodies and organizations.

Entry requirements

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

Language requirements:

Italian

B2 level is required.

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

  • CELI
  • CERT.IT
  • CILS
  • PLIDA

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.

English

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.

Access to this programme is unrestricted. However, personal knowledge will be evaluated with a test of logic and mathematics.

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.

 

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.

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 (http://www.unive.it/): 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.