Admission 2009 - 2010

    The School offers two doctoral programs: Economics (DEC) and Business Management (DEA). They cooperate and share most activities.

    There are 5 three-year fellowships available for DEC and another 5 for DEA.

    Classes start on September 1st, 2009. Most first-year classes are common across the two programs.

    The general application procedure is similar for the two programs, with minor differences. Please make sure to carefully read the relevant information for the program you wish to apply for: DEA or DEC.

    Separate applications are required for either program. Simultaneous applications to more than one program are possible.

    An application must abide by the statute of their respective "Bando" (Official Advert) as published on the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana. The official version of each Bando is available from the website of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice following the path Offerta Formativa -> Dottorati di Ricerca -> Scuola Superiore di Economia - SSE. (With a bit of luck, this dynamic link should get you there in one click.) Links to the necessary documents are in the grey box on the right-hand column. You can also download a copy of each Bando using the links posted in the admission page of the program you wish to apply for.


    These are guidelines to assist you in making your application to the SSE Doctorate programs 2009 and should be considered as informal information and are in no way legally binding.

    1-  Read official announcement carefully
    2 – Download attachments A, B & C
    3 – Read all attachments carefully
    4 – Compile attachment B  (application form)
    5 -  Ensure you have the obligatory documents to include with the application form
    Attachment B  - see list below
    6 – Where necessary (original foreign qualifications without legal translation) fill out attachment C
    7 – You should put your application and all attachments in an envelope and put the following phrase on the envelope:
    Domanda di ammissione alle Scuole di dottorato di ricerca 25° ciclo (A.A. 2009/2010)
    (Application for admission to Research Doctoral schools 25th cycle – AY 2009/2010)
    Dottorato di ricerca in
    (Research doctorate in) [please indicate the doctoral course]

    8 –Deadline: Ensure that your application arrives by and not after June 23rd, 2009 at 12.30.   Applications arriving after this time will not be accepted.

    You can hand deliver your application to e Accoglienza studenti, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice (1st floor), during opening times to the public: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm; Wednesday also from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

    you can send it via express/registered mail (with note of receipt) or by private courier to Università Ca’ Foscari
    Ufficio Protocollo Informatico, Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia, arriving no later than Tuesday 23rd June 2009 at 12.30pm. It must arrive by this time and not sent by this time
    You must attach a photocopy of your identity card (or other proof of identity) to the application form.

    Obligatory attachments to the application form:
    Statement of purpose written in English language -The candidate should describe his/her professional goals and research interests, as well as providing any information useful to evaluate him/her (but not implied by the other attached documents) (no more than 15.000 characters)
    Curriculum Vitae
    Degree Certificate –or equivalent qualification: Grade/marks of degree, title of the dissertation and a dissertation abstract of no more than 30.000 characters.

    At least two letters of recommendation from university professors or scientific researchers (one letter has to attest the candidate’s adequate knowledge of English language) Please use the online form. LINK

    Foreign academic qualifications: if you have foreign academic qualifications you are required to attach the following:

    • the academic qualification certificate including the list of exams taken, with sworn translation into Italian and Apostille;
    • a “statement of value”, issued by the Italian embassy/consulate in the country where the institution issuing the academic qualification is based certifying that the qualification is valid for registration at a university course – in that country - equivalent to the Research doctorate in Italy.

    If you are unable to provide the “statement of value” document within the application deadline, you must fill in attachment “C”.
    In this case candidates will be admitted to the competitive examinations “under reservation”. Therefore, if they qualify for admission as winners, they will have to submit the required original documents at the time of enrolment

    All candidates must be in possession of the qualifications requested at the time of applying for the doctoral program, 23rd of June 2009, otherwise they will be excluded from the competitive examination.

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/ DOCUMENTS  to include with your application – not obligatory
    • Curriculum studii (w.marks)
    • Publications consistent with the Doctoral program aims, including working papers
    • Masters and other advanced courses
    • Research experiences with university or research institutions
    • Prizes, grants
    • Score in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or similar standard tests

    Please note:
    You can not apply electronically
    All applications must be sent to address stated above
    Al documentation must be in English (preferred) or in Italian

    For more information about applications to DEA and DEC, please contact (; tel.: +39-041-234-7962).