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Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Cultural Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 2 061 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 100
Places available per academic year: 170

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

NOTICE: You can apply for this Degree Programme through only if you are an international student. Here follows the categories considered:

  • EU citizens and EU-equated citizens
  • Non-EU citizens with an Italian residency permit
  • Non-EU citizens residing in Italy with an Italian qualification
  • Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy
  • Italian citizens with a qualification obtained abroad

Italian citizens with Italian qualifications must follow a different procedure. For more info please visit:

The course provides you with a high command of an Asian or Mediterranean African language, enriching your studies with knowledge of sectoral languages related to the economic and juridical field, a solid knowledge of the real economic-business, legal and historical, political and social relevance to the target geographical area of study.
The skills you will have acquired at the end of the course will be versatile and multifaceted: in addition to mastering the sociolinguistic and communicative processes that will allow you to solve problems of a practical, ethical and socio-anthropological nature, you will be able to develop both general IT and telematic skills, specific linguistic realities of reference, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the main research tools and related methodologies in the field of social, political, economic and juridical institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.




The Master's Degree programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa has the formative objective to prepare students to possess an elevated understanding in a language from Asia or Mediterranean Africa, with particular attention to the specific jargon relating to the economic and legal framework, combined with a solid knowledge of economic and business, legal, historical, political and socio-political reality relevant to the geographical area covered by the study and available in a specialized way, depending on the chosen curriculum. A fundamental element of the preparation is the competence of of sociolinguistic and communicative processes specific to the areas in question, aiming to allow the student to be able to resolve problems of a practical, ethical and socio-anthropological nature within intercultural communication, and in various aspects of the international corperation. The students, furthermore ,will have informatic and telematic skills, whether general or linked to the specific reference linguistic realities (software for writing in languages with different alphabets to those latin or non-alphabetic, the use and compilation of databases in these languages, etc.), as well as an in-depth understanding of the principle research tools and relative methodology, in the fields of social, political, economic and legal institutions of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.
Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.


Course format: 

Curricula available:

  • Language, Politics and Economics in Arabic countries: language studied is Arabic.
  • Language and Management to China: language studied is Chinese. In this curriculum the teaching language for modules other than Chinese and Informatics is English.
  • Language, Societies and Institutions of Contemporary China: language studied is Chinese.
  • Language, Economics and Institutions of Japan: language studied is Japanese.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Graduates will be able to work, with jobs of elevated responsibility, in the fields of relations with financial businesses and institutions that are active in the Asian or Mediterranea African market; as high level authorities in local, national and international public firms, in voluntary organisations and in international institutions and organisations operating in the sector of cooperation and development aid.

They may also carry out their professional activity and expertise through firms and institutions in the fields of economic, social and cultural integration; in the specific journalism sector and technical and scientific publishing, the expert advice in the economic and financial field and in the protection of immigrant languages.

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: Bachelor diploma (or higher)
English language at level B2 is required.

Admission criteria: 

For Academic year 2018/19, admission onto the Master's Degree programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa is limited admission and requires, other than an adequate personal preparation and specific curricula requirements, that the student passes a selective test.
A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
For NON-EU students residing outside Europe, the admission test will consist on participating in an interview with our Professors via Skype in order to verify the entry requirements and also the motivational and cultural skills acquired.

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 2061€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries ( 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.