selections and admissions


The Specialisation School has 25 available seats for each year of the programme, for a total of 50 overall.


The Specialisation School website publishes the “bando di concorso” (Competition Notice) every year.

Here, students can find the deadline for application submissions, and information regarding the required documentation and the details on how to carry out the initial oral examination. The purpose of the oral exam is to ascertain the applicant's basic knowledge of the Specialisation School's disciplines.


A designated Specialisation School committee will determine the criteria with which students will be selected, and the score amount to be awarded to the CV and initial oral exam; these criteria will be made public well before the evaluation.

The evaluation procedure is in two phases: the first concerns the evaluation of each candidate’s qualifications; the second presents the evaluation of the tests that are established by the Competition Notice itself.


Admission takes place based on the final ranking drawn up by the committee, until all available seats are filled; in case of equal scoring, the younger candidate will be chosen.




Key dates and deadlines 2017-2018


July 19 – November 27,2017

online application thought the Student Web Service


November 30, 2017

shortlisted candidates invited to interview


December 6, 2017

Interview sessions 


December 7, 2017

publication of the final ranking


December 8 – 14, 2017

pre-enrolment for successful candidates 


December 15 – 18, 2017

publication of available places / shortlist of candidates admitted to the clearing procedure / pre- enrolment for these candidates


January 8 – 12, 2018




Bando 2017-2018


Manifesto degli studi




fees and contributions


The Specialisation School fees coincide with those of all students enrolled in Iuav graduate courses, and the Academic Senate sets them for everyone year by year.


UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia will claim fees and contributions for the year 2017/2018 in three instalments, scheduled as follows:


first year


first instalment

application fee

regional tax for the right to education

stamp duty


900.00 euro

125.00 euro

16,00 euro

1.041,00 euro


second instalment

second instalment fee

regional tax for the right to education


800.00 euro

41.00 euro

841,00 euro


third instalment

third instalment fee


800.00 euro

2.682,00 euro


Non-payment will not allow the enrolment to the academic year, courses, examinations, final specialisation exams, or the issue of certificates. The defective student will not be able to perform any degree-related activity and will not be able to undertake exams.




fee and tax exemption or reduction


According to Article 8 of the Italian Ministerial Decree 9 April 2001 (“UniformitÓ di trattamento sul diritto agli studi universitari”), the following people are exempt from paying the total amount of university fees:

– 2017/2018 scholarship beneficiaries

– students with a certified disability of at least 66%.


They will be charged with stamp duty payments.


In the case of students with disabilities, the tax exemption will be granted with the submission of a medical certificate issued by ULSS Commissions.






There are two scholarships that provide complete tax exemption, and they are awarded according to the ranking list that is drawn up after admission tests.


It should be noted that each scholarship:

– is granted only for the first application of each study programme level

– is compatible with other scholarships granted by other Italian regions, provinces, associations, and other institutions. This provision does not apply in the case of scholarships supplementing education or research abroad, such as the Erasmus scholarship and the integration scholarship for international mobility

– it is not subject to taxation as it is part of the exempt income.




academic support


UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia provides academic support benefits for all students – undergraduates, graduates, and phds – that fall under the conditions of academic merit and financial limitations.


Academic support benefits:

collaboration activities

designated student collaboration (disability tutor)

university loans

special benefit access conditions for disabled students

individual treatment and tutoring service for disabled students

ESU services: accommodation, canteens