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

Iuav international relations


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



Iuav strategic plan


Internationalisation is a flagship and crucial element of the overall university strategy.

At the heart of Iuav strategy is the broadening of the international outreach through partnerships and international programmes.


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Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027


The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities which a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+.


The ECHE 2021/2027 re-inforces many of its existing principles and encourages more target groups to be included, especially individuals with fewer opportunities.

It also includes a commitment to work together to fully digitalise international mobility procedures, achieve automatic recognition of credits earned abroad, and make the Erasmus+ programme more environmentally friendly.


Read the ECHE awarded to Iuav for 2021-2027 >>



Ranking positioning


Iuav positioning in national and international rankings confirms the outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research and internationalisation.


QS World University Ranking 2024

The 2024 edition of the QS World Ranking UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia gains three positions among the best universities in the world for Art History, going from 18th place, achieved in the last edition, to 15th.

Iuav is ranked among the world's top 100 universities for architecture and built environment (range 51-101) and the field of among the world's top 150 universities for art and design (range 101-150).


Censis ranking 2023

Iuav is ranked first in Italy in the field of internationalisation (intended as international mobility and students with international qualifications enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s degrees).

Iuav bachelor's degrees in arts, design, and fashion rank first in Italy.



Global engagements


A growing network of international partners constantly enhances Iuav international dimension.


In 2023 Iuav has:

200 agreements with EU higher education institutions

70 agreements with non-EU higher education institutions



International study programmes


Along with a growing number of courses taught in English, for 2023/2024 a.y. Iuav international study programmes include:


2 master’s degrees in English

MA in architecture >>

MS in urban planning for transition >>


8 double degrees with international partners universities:

Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine (France)

Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania)

Pontificia Universidad Catˇlica de Chile (Chile)

Tongji University (China)

Universidad de Chile (Chile)

Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)

Universidad Mayor (Chile)

UniversitÚ de Reims-Champagne (France)



International exchange opportunities


Students have several opportunities to enrich their studies through an international mobility experience for study or for traineeship via Erasmus+ Programme and other specific agreements as well as short mobility periods to join in international workshops abroad.


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University Corridors for Refugees 3.0


UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia is a partner of University Corridors for Refugees 3.0 (UNICORE 3.0), a project coordinated by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to support inclusive education and promote refugees' access to university education, social integration and active participation in the academic life.


More information on UNICORE 3.0 at Iuav >>