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Università Iuav di Venezia

Santa Croce 191 Tolentini Venice View map


COVID-19 Information:

All activities "on site" at the university are currently suspended but the activity of the university goes on. Students are benefitting of our online learning platforms, classes and graduations are taking place online. Application deadlines and requirements are currently confirmed as they are presented on the website, no restrictions on intl. students. Events such as the open day and similar are canceled. We remain available for online consultation both by email and videocall. We are currently planning online presentations and other activities dedicated to prospective students. All information will be given here, our office is fully active, [email protected] is our email where students can have all information.

Università Iuav di Venezia was established in 1926 as one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy. To this day, it still maintains its unique status. It is a design-themed university focusing on the teaching, research and practice in the design of living spaces and environments (buildings, cities, landscapes and territory) and in the design of everyday use objects, of fashion and of graphics. It has a more recent but well-established tradition in the teaching, research and practice of visual arts, theatre and performing arts, and multimedia events.

Why Iuav?

Iuav is standing as one of the best Design and Art Schools in Europe and across the world.
It is the only university in Italy to provide thorough education and training in architecture, urban planning, design, visual arts, theater and fashion.
It is deep-rooted in tradition but truly committed to innovation and gives students the opportunity to interact with high-profile teachers and world-level professionals.
Iuav is an international university that offers courses and internships both in Italy and abroad and encourages student exchanges.
It teaches the knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure successful entry into the world’s job market.
It is a widely recognized School of Excellence in an unparalleled city – Venice – famous for its beauty, culture and lifestyle.

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Students can take advantage of the university’s innovative didactic facilities and services, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories.

  • Library System
    Iuav Library at Tolentini houses a wide and rare collection of volumes, databases and journals especially focusing on architecture, urban planning and the arts. It holds a considerable range of international magazines and books. It is open from Monday to Friday until midnight.
  • Didactic Facilities, Equipment and Labs
    Iuav students can take advantage of innovative didactic facilities and a highly-equipped innovative system of laboratories managed by specialists and experts and also available to the extramural community.
    Iuav labs carry out scientific and professional research on such fields as the study of materials for architecture and industrial design, cartography, photogrammetrical surveying, physical environmental technology, fundamental principles of building science, low-energy design strategies, analysis of ancient materials, conservation of building materials, earth science, multimedia technologies and photography.
    Through these labs, students have the chance to focus on the use of technical equipment and the realisation of projects and experiments. In particular, our labs deal with these activities:

> Atelier: lab techniques and artistic expressions;
> Alias: sewing, ceramics, wood, iron, paper, screen printing, chalks and resins;
> Warehouse 7 Multimedia Workshop: multimedia equipment for production and digital image, video and editing management;
> Modelling: using and processing of materials such as wood, plastic, cardboard, polystyrene and clay;
> FabLab: using applications for design, modelling, analysis and presentation of products.
All labs are accessible through training and specialised seminars delivered through the academic year.

Living in a city that is famous for its beauty, culture and lifestyle, students can explore all that Venice has to offer between lectures, in the evenings, or at weekends.

> Cafeterias and Housing
ESU (Regional Agency for the Right to Education) offers students cafeterias and restaurants with special prices based on financial status, income and/or merit.
Access is granted through ESU magnetic card or by Iuav card.

> Sport Activities
CUS (University Sports Centre) offers students a wide range of sports and recreational activities.

The admission process is the same for Italian and EU citizens. The same conditions apply to any applicant who is currently residing in Italy (including refugees, and beneficiaries of international protection).
If you’re a non-EU citizen and are interested in applying to study at Università Iuav di Venezia, you will need to do so exclusively through the Italian Embassy (or Consulate) in your home country.
Fees are assessed on income, merit and each student’s personal situation.

International students may apply for the “Iuav flat fee” in order to pay an annual fee between 500 and 1.000 euros.

Scholarships are granted each year.
High-achieving international candidates have the chance to apply for the “[email protected]” programme that offers 6 scholarships and tuition fee waivers.
Iuav welcomes students with disabilities and ensures them an accessible learning environment.
Iuav also offers students the opportunity to access subsidised college loans.

Click the relevant link below for further information regarding bachelor degree and master degree admissions.

Bachelor degree admissions

Master degree admissions

Iuav’s Career Service helps students to find the most suitable opportunities for internships and future careers, whether it’s in Italy or abroad.

Through the Erasmus+, students and recent graduates who have studied at undergraduate, graduate, or PhD level can benefit from traineeship opportunities abroad.

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