Philosophy, International and Economic Studies


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Program Description

Are you looking for an education that empowers you to understand, analyze and interpret social, political and economic issues as interconnected phenomena? If so, then you're a good fit for this Philosophy, International and Economic Studies program, which provides a solid logical-philosophical grounding, a familiarity with international cultures and realities, and a basic knowledge of the tools used to analyze the macroeconomic context, market behavior and economic factors. By developing your critical understanding of philosophical, political and economic texts and helping you acquire the skills you need to be able to gather and communicate information about the globalization, the program prepares you to identify and shape solutions to some of the complex challenges we are facing today. You will also be pleased to know that the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks Ca' Foscari in the top 150 universities in the world for History and the top 250 for Economics & Econometrics.

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Some of the areas of study covered by the program's course work include:

  • Economics of Labor and Welfare
  • Modern Sociology
  • Political Philosophy
  • History of Latin America
  • International Relations
  • Political Philosophy
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Sociology and Politics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • History of Asia

In your second year of study, it is possible to apply to complete a double degree with the University of Groningen.

The H-FARM campus


As a graduate, you'll be ready for employment as a consultant in the international economics field or to practice a profession in international relations thanks to your specialized knowledge of economic-political phenomena and national institutions. You could work at either national or regional governmental agencies, at chambers of commerce, at international institutions (OECD, World Bank, UN, etc.) or at private companies (for example, as an export manager or manager of international relations). As a result, some possible career profiles include:

  • International relations expert
  • Public relations consultant
  • International marketing specialist
  • Diplomatic core
  • Cultural mediator
  • Economics expert

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  • A certified B2-level knowledge of English is required.
  • EU candidates must take a written entry test that evaluates their knowledge of logic and general culture at a testing center in Italy.
  • Non-EU citizens must take either an oral entry test (via Skype) or a written entry test (at a testing center in Italy) that assesses their knowledge of logic and general culture. To determine which test you need to take, please write to


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Depending on your nationality, the fees range from 700 to 2100 euros. To know how much your fee would be, contact us!

For high-achieving international students, Ca' Foscari offers:

  • renewable fee waivers
  • one-time scholarships of €5,000

The regional government also offers financial aid for international students from low-income families.


Life at Ca' Foscari is both rewarding and stimulating thanks to a wide range of activities and events organized by the university as well as the students themselves. You can get involved in student clubs and sports, as well as take advantage of everything the city itself has to offer, from international cultural events to some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. Plus, if you choose to live in Venice's historic center, you'll surely enjoy living locally and sustainably thanks to the fact that distances are manageable and there are no cars or traffic to compete with.

To get an insider's perspective, why not book an online chat with a current international student?

Also be sure to check out our international student Instagram account, @studentlifeinvenice for a window onto life at Ca' Foscari!


Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Originally established as Italy’s first business school in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now a multidisciplinary institution offering a wide range of study programs in economics and manage ... Read More

Originally established as Italy’s first business school in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now a multidisciplinary institution offering a wide range of study programs in economics and management, modern languages, the humanities and the sciences. Globally, the QS World University Rankings place Ca’ Foscari among the top 100 universities for Modern Languages, the top 150 for History, the best 200 for Linguistics and Geography, and the top 250 for Economics and Econometrics as well as Accounting and Finance. Read less
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