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

international mobility service – how to apply

Dear incoming student welcome at the prestigious Universitą Iuav di Venezia, unique in its educational offer as a project university located in the charming city of Venice full of history, artistic and suggestive mood





The Municipality of Venice will start an experimentation for the payment of access contribution to the city of Venice and the islands of the lagoon.

The permit of access is called “city pass”.


For exemption of the payment read the guide >>



Please, run the indication here below in order to apply for Iuav


application process


Step 1: partner universities nominate their exchange students online at this link


Step 2: application form for students >> .docx   .pdf


Print, fill out the application form and send it by e-mail to mobilita.studenti@iuav.it with a passport size photo and copy of ID or passport.

Application without ID or Passport in copy will be not considered.


deadlines for nomination


> June 30 (for admission winter semester or full year)


> October 30 (for admission spring semester)


Academic Calendar


1st Semester: October / February (Examination period: January/February)


2nd Semester: February / May (Examination period: June/July)


language requirements


Iuav offers courses held in Italian and in English.


Students who apply in courses held in Italian should have a certification of Italian language minimum level B1.


Students who apply in courses thought in English should have an English proficiency minimum level B2.


Iuav does not provide Italian language courses.


Information about Italian language courses offered by private Centers in Venice are available in the Welcome Guide published below.


Iuav also offers courses in English >>


grading and credit system


The grades for subject exams are measured in thirtieths (0-30 scale), the minimum passing grade is 18/30 and the maximum grade is 30/30. The maximum grade can be enhanced with “cum laude” (30 cum laude).


University study courses are structured in credits. A university credit (CFU) is usually equivalent to 25 hours of study by a student, including individual study in the total. The average quantity of academic work performed by a full-time student in one year is by convention measured as 60 CFUs. The CFU system is equivalent to the ECTS system.


More info >>




Universitą Iuav di Venezia collaborates with many organisations to support students in their search for accommodation.


More info >>


checklist: upon arrival


As soon as the student is in Venezia he/she will need to report to the International for the completion of the enrolment process.


Student will need to bring (if he/she has not already done so): 2 passport-size pictures, a copy of her/his ID or passport, Application Form, Learning Agreement, Transcript of Records.




Extra-European students with a Visa are personally responsible for completing immigration procedures within 8 days of arrival, applying for a residence permit.


The International Office might provide the student with the documents she/he will need to complete and then send to the immigration office. Information for foreigners intending to come to Italy are available here. 


How to apply for the permit of stay >>


How to apply for the renewal of the residence permit >>


buddy students programme


When arrived at Iuav, the inbound students will be put in contact with a Iuav Buddy who can help incoming students integrate in the new experience in Venice.



Welcome Guide >>





Ms Paola De Rossi

Mobility Officer – Incoming Students


Tel: +39 (0)41 257 1417

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