Università Iuav di Venezia is one of the leading universities in Europe and across the world in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional planning, and theatre.
Established in 1926 as one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy, 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.
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.
Iuav is strategically and conveniently located in the heart of Venice historical centre, which greatly benefits students and staff in terms of cultural and sport opportunities.
Tuitions and scholarships
Iuav is a public university. The max annual fee amount for all students is 2.800 euro. All students may apply to income based benefits as exemptions, reductions, scholarships and student collaborations. International candidates may also take part in our “[email protected]” program that offers 6 scholarships and 30 tuition fee waivers. International students may also be eligible for an annual “Iuav flat fee” between 500 and 1.000 euro, depending on the country of origin. Iuav welcomes students with disabilities and ensures them an accessible learning environment. Iuav also gives students the opportunity to access subsidized college loans.
ESU Venezia, our partner agency, manages student residences and canteens and reserves rooms in their facilities for students regularly enrolling or attending an exchange programme in our university. Students should apply through their website prior to their arrival in Venice. www.esuvenezia.it
Iuav, together with the other leading universities in Venice, has also created a web platform dedicated to finding student apartments in Venice historic center. Here all the useful information are available for students looking for a home in Venice and for owners who have a property to rent .
Internships and job placement
Every year more than 92% of Iuav students benefit from internship experiences in Italy and abroad. We currently offer our students a network of more than 8000 partner companies or studios that can be selected. Iuav graduates experience an employment rate higher than the national average, more than 90% of our graduates are employed after 3 years from graduation (source Almalaurea, 2020). Iuav Career Service Office is available for constant support and guidance for internships and post graduate work placement.
Tutorship and language course
Our international students will be supported throughout their career by well-prepared tutors. International students will also be able to attend an Italian language course, free of charge.
Iuav is ranking first between all Italian polytechnic universities in the field of internationalization (source: Censis, 2020). We believe in the importance of international experiences and we collaborate with international cultural institutions and universities to convey a modern, updated education for a globalised world. Students can attend workshops and seminars taught by visiting scholars, professionals and specialists who are part of our international network made up by more than 200 European and 70 non-EU institutions and universities. Students are also given the possibility to study and to attend traineeship abroad within the support of the Erasmus+ grant programme. Iuav also offers several double degree courses: by studying (2/3 semesters) in a Partner University, students have the chance to be awarded a double Master’s Degree (one from Iuav and the other one from the Partner).
Iuav University Library is one of the most important libraries in Europe in the fields of architecture, urban planning and the arts. It houses a wide and rare collection of volumes, databases and journals and a considerable range of international magazines and books.
|Architecture & Building||Architecture [ITA]||Bachelors||3 years|
|Fashion||Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts [ITA]||Bachelors||3 years|
|Urban Planning & Land Management||Planning and Urban Design [ITA]||Bachelors||3 years|
|Visual Design (Graphic Design)||Product, Visual Communication and Interior Design [ITA]||Bachelors||3 years|
|Architecture & Building||Architecture [ITA]||Masters||2 years|
|Architecture & Building||Architecture [ENG]||Masters||2 years|
|Fashion||Fashion and Visual Arts [ITA]||Masters||2 years|
|Urban Planning & Land Management||Planning and Urban Design [ITA]||Masters||2 years|
|Urban Planning & Land Management||Urban Planning for Transition [ENG]||Masters||2 years|
|Visual Design (Graphic Design)||Product, Communication and Interior Design [ITA]||Masters||2 years|
|Performing Arts||Theatre and Performing Arts [ITA]||Masters||2 years|