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Comparative International Relations: European Union Studies - MA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    1,184 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,200 EUR

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September

Program overview

What Ca' Foscari University of Venice says about their program:
"This Comparative International Relations 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 programme, 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."

Admission requirements

Undergraduate & Graduate Requirements

  • IELTS - From 5.5 to 6.5
  • PTE - From 59 to 75
  • TOEFL iBT - From 72 to 94
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment - First

Language certificates are not mandatory during the application phase, but students must have them at the moment of their enrolment. Students who don't have one of the language certificates on the list or do not reach the level required cannot enrol.

Undergraduate requirements

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Translations
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Passport identification page

Many of our programs (most of all at the bachelor's level) require applicants to take an entry test for admission. The format and timing of the test depend upon various factors, including the applicant's nationality. Information about entry tests will be available in early 2022.

Graduate requirements

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Translations
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Passport identification page
  • CV
  • Motivation letter / Statement of purpose

Undergraduate and graduate deadlines

  • Fall semester (September) - May 3rd
  • Spring semester (January) - October 30th

Platform opens to all applicants on 7th December 2021. EU applicants applying to bachelor's program requiring entry test or any Master Programme will have until June 21st to apply.

Fees and funding

Students from OECD countries*

  • Undergraduate tuition - €1,900 per program
  • Graduate tuition - €2,100 per program

    *If you are a student with citizenship to one of the following OECD countries: Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the UK, you are subject to the same fees as students with Italian or EU citizenship.

Students from countries with low human development

If you are a bachelor's or master's student from one of the Low Human Development Countries, as identified by the Ministry of Education, you are subject to a flat fee of €700 for the academic year 2021/2022.

All other non-EU students

If you are a bachelor's or master's student with citizenship to a non-EU country not belonging to one of the first two categories, you are subject to a flat fee of 1,200 Euros for the 2021/2022 academic year.

EU students

  • Undergraduate tuition - up to €1,705 per program
  • Graduate tuition - up to €1,928 per program

The university will announce the funding being made available to high-achieving international students enroling in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the 2022/2023 academic year in early October.

All information regarding application processes and deadlines will be posted on the university website on the relevant web page.

Visa requirements for Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Many international students will require a visa to study in Italy, and this is a vital step in your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Italy student visa requirements