Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Why study at Iuav?


Degree programmes and courses in English, a wide network of worldwide partners in teaching and research, a number of visiting academics and professionals and vibrant student community from all over the world make Iuav an international university.


Here are some of the reasons why studying at UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia is a great choice.



World-class education


UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia is one of the leading universities in Italy, Europe and across the world in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional planning, and theatre.

Iuav is among the top 3 universities in Italy for architecture, design and arts according to Repubblica -Censis and Education Around national rankings and it has confirmed its position as one of the world's top 100 universities for architecture and urban planning according to the QS World University Ranking.

Iuav Department of Architecture and Arts was designated as a department of excellence based on a competitive selection process carried out by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in 2018.



Located in Venice, open to the world


Iuav is strategically and conveniently located in the heart of Venice historical centre, which greatly benefits students in terms of cultural and sport opportunities.

Internationalization is one of Iuav key features: it is ranked first in Italy both for international mobility programmes and number of international students enrolled in a study programme (Repubblica -Censis).



Interdisciplinarity and practical experience


Iuav combines a renowned tradition with a strong commitment to permanent innovation while putting the design process at the core of the whole educational experience.

Interdisciplinarity is key to broaden the scope of disciplines while building competencies in line with today’s world transformations. Iuav study programmes are based on practical experience through intensive workshops led by internationally renowned lecturers and professionals.



Varied postgraduate specialisation programmes


Postgraduate specialisation programmes and courses and a PhD programme complete the educational path of bachelor’s and master’s degrees with a varied advanced training opportunities.



Career development

Iuav provides students with a wide range of internship opportunities and organises workshops to support students in finding their way into the labour market.

90% of Iuav graduates find a job within 3 years after graduation (Almalaurea 2020)



Outstanding facilities and services


Iuav offers students and staff excellent facilities for study and research in well-equipped buildings, including a library and a project archive and a number of educational labs.

Iuav is committed to grant a welcoming high-quality administrative support to all students.




Sustainable Iuav


Iuav is part of RUS – Rete Italiana delle UniversitÓ per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (Italian Network of Universities for Sustainable Development).

Through a dedicated working group, Iuav promotes actions, events and projects aimed at enhancing a more sustainable approach to space, environment and people, while encouraging responsible lifestyles to reduce the environmental impact and improve the quality of the university experience and the relationship with the city of Venice.