To be admitted to the master course, it is necessary to have a three-year degree in one of the following qualifications: architecture, design, art or related disciplines including classes in architecture, architectural history, or related to aesthetic or cultural practice from an accredited university.


Applicants who have a three-year degree in other qualifications must provide evidence of work in criticism, research, design, history, theory, exhibition work or curatorial practice.


All the courses will be conducted in English.






The specific procedure of application is available here >>.

Admittance fee for the selection € 50


Go to the page to create your personal account.



registration process


enter the reserved area using your access credentials, or if you are not registered on the site, proceed to registration by selecting "Registration" from the menu.
You must register your name and surname according to your passport credentials or Id card credentials.
After completing the registration, wait at least 5 minutes before entering the reserved area


– Candidates that are already registered with the Website but have lost their access credentials must contact the front-office of the Didactic Area and Student Services and fax their request for credentials, together with a copy of their own valid identity document, to +39 041 2571002


– Select "admission test


– Click on “Apply to Competitions” and then select “Proceed with the process


– Then go to “Apply to Competition


– Click on “Postgraduate specialization programmes” - level 1, and select “Next”


– Select CURATORSHIP OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN and follow the instructions provided by the application software.
The application will collect all the electronic documents you have to submit (the list is down below).  
You can submit the scanned documents in several formats, (however PDF format is strongly preferred) up to max of 5MB.


You must finish your electronic submission before the deadline otherwise your application will not be validated.
When done, you will get a receipt.



You will get also the admittance bulletin fee of € 50 (the MAV).

> In any Italian bank you show the MAV and you pay the admittance fee.

> For foreigners whose bank is located out of Italy they have to pay, using this IBAN Code:

Banco Popolare Venezia

Iban: IT36D0503402071000000020500

Swift code: BAPPIT22


You will need to send the receipt of payment by e-mail to





List of documents for the selection


Candidates must upload the following documents to the online application:



Open the Application Form



European Curriculum Vitae



Open the Motivation Letter





In addition, for candidates with foreign qualifications:

- Certified copy of academic degree(s) in original language and translated into Italian, stating the final classification obtained (university degrees and others - do not send high school diploma) (PDF format preferred). The title must be translate in Italian language and legalized with the declaration of value in an Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the institution, which issued the qualification, is located


- Certified copy of academic transcript(s) in original language and translated into English, listing the grade/rank/mark of each discipline/subject attended to obtain each degree (university degrees and others - do not send high school diploma). All courses taken must be included (PDF format preferred).


The original ones will be asked after the selection process and must be presented at Servizio Master of Iuav University of Venice within the deadline established for the enrollment.



What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

– Why you want to study Curatorship of Architecture and Design

– Why you want to study at UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia

– What attracts you to this programme

– How your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment

– Where you would like to go professionally with your degree


The motivation letter is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.