Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

By | December 15, 2022

MILAN, ITALY

Brief information

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore was founded in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli. In Italy they are also affectionately called “Cattolica”. It received official university status as early as 1924 and is now the most important and renowned Catholic university in Europe. In 1961 she founded a medical faculty (Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgi) in Rome, where a short time later she opened the associated university hospital – named after the founder of the Cattolica A. Gemelli. Check healthknowing for more universities.

A total of 12 faculties at four locations in Italy (Milan, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona and Rome) offer courses in medicine, law, social sciences, linguistics and cultural studies, economics and business administration, accounting and finance, agricultural sciences, nutritional sciences and the environment as well as offered psychology. In addition, Cattolica maintains very close ties with industry and other potential employers, offering over 6,900 internship options each year on. It also has a broad network of renowned universities around the world.

In the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2016, every subject offered by the Cattolica appears in at least the top 200. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is among the top 500 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It is the only Italian private university to appear in the ranking. No wonder, since the university employs dedicated researchers and lecturers who are considered world leaders in their fields.

In addition to the more than 200 Italian-language degree programs, the university offers 26 programs in English, including an English-language degree in human medicine. In addition to a bachelor’s or master’s degree, international students can also study at the Cattolica as part of a short-term program and complete one or two semesters abroad or a summer session.

Despite the large number of students, there is a family atmosphere on every campus, because at the Cattolica one sees oneself as a large community. The service concept and the good support of its students are very important to the university.

  • Website of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website for international students

University facts

Year of foundation: 1921

University Type: Private University

Number of students: total 40000, international 2900

Accreditations:

Academic year:

The academic year at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is divided into an autumn and a spring semester.

There are two different variants of the semester program : International Curriculum and Academic Curriculum. While a semester in the Academic Curriculum corresponds to the normal semester dates, the semester in the International Curriculum ends earlier.

The English-language bachelor’s and master’s programs at the Faculty of Economics (Facultà di Economia) and the associated courses are divided into a quarter system.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Other courses
  • Summer Sessions

International students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and to obtain credits during this time, which they can count towards their studies after consultation with their home university.

Students can take courses at the Milan, Rome and Piacenza-Cremona campuses and choose between two different curricula : the UCSC International Curriculum and the UCSC University Academic Curriculum. It should be noted that the semester for the International Curriculum is shorter than for the University Academic Curriculum.

In the International Curriculum, classes are generally held in English. The courses offered in English are numerous and varied and relate to the subjects of Business and Economics, International Relations, Fashion and Design, Media, Communications and Sociology or Italian Culture, among others. When choosing courses, it should be noted that due to the different semester dates, only courses from the International Curriculum can be selected.

The University Academic Curriculum takes place in the regular academic year and therefore lasts longer than the International Curriculum. The students attend courses in English as well as courses in Italian from the general course offer, provided they have sufficiently good language skills. Here you can choose between courses at both bachelor and master level at the faculties in Milan, Rome and Piacenza-Cremona. The range of courses is correspondingly wide and varied.

As part of their semester program, students can attend two different types of language courses and choose up to four additional courses (in English and/or Italian). The so-called Intensive Course (6 ECTS) takes place before the beginning of the semester, the Semester Course (6 ECTS) takes place during the semester, parallel to the academic courses. It is possible to attend both courses. In order to determine the appropriate language level, the students complete an online test beforehand. At the Piacenza Campus, semester students have the opportunity to attend an Intensive Italian Business Language Course at the beginning of the academic year.

  • Semester program of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Fees

  • Fall Term (Bachelor & Master) 2022

Tuition (4 courses)

4500.00 EUR

The indicated tuition fees include four courses of 6 ECTS each plus 90 hours of language course (pre-session and/or during the semester). Each additional course currently costs 900 euros.

  • Tuition fees of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Requirements

If you want to take part in the semester program of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, you must have been enrolled at a university for two semesters and have good academic results (GPA 2.75 or better).

For the English-language courses, applicants must use a language test such as IELTS or TOEFL to prove that they have sufficiently good language skills. Alternatively, a DAAD language certificate is also accepted.

Those wishing to take Italian language courses must submit an Italian Language Proficiency Report.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level B2 level
IELTS 6.0 6.0
TOEFL (internet based) 80 80

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted later.

  • Application requirements for the semester program of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Banking and Finance ((University Academic Curriculum, Milan)
  • Business and Economics (International Curriculum, Milan)
  • Business and Economics (Piacenza)
  • Economics (University Academic Curriculum, Milan)
  • Fashion and Design (International Curriculum, Milan)
  • Health management (Rome)
  • International Relations (International Curriculum Milan)
  • International Relations and Global Affairs (University Academic Curriculum, Milan)
  • Italian Culture: Literature, Theater, Cinema, Music and Philosophy (International Curriculum, Milan)
  • Media, Communications and Sociology (International Curriculum, Milan)
  • Political and Social Sciences – Law (University Academic Curriculum, Milan)
  • Viticulture and Enology (Piacenza)

Degrees/Courses in Italian – Postgraduate

  • Laurea Magistral in Scienze infermieristiche e ostetriche (Rome)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Archeologia e storia dell’arte (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie mediche (Rome)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Communication per l’impresa, i media e le organizzazioni complesse (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Consulenza pedagogica per la disabilità e la marginalità (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Direzio e consulenza aziendale (e-blended learning) (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Economia (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Economia dei mercati e degli intermediari finanziari (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Gestione dei beni culturali e dello spettacolo (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Economia e legislazione d’impreas (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Filologia moderna (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Filologia moderna (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Filosofia (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Fisica (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Food Marketing and Commercial Strategy (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Gestione del lavoro e comunicazione per le organizzazioni (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Gestione di content digitali per i media, le imprese e I patrimoni culturali (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Gestione d’azienda (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Lingue, letterature e culture straniere (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Lingue, letterature e culture straniere (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Management of Services (Rome)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Management per l’impresa (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Matematica (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Mercati e strategie d’impresa (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Politiche e servizi sociali per le famiglie, I minori e le comunità (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Politiche europee ed internazionali (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Politiche per la cooperatione internazionale allo sviluppo (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Politiche pubbliche (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Progettazion pedagogica e formation delle risorse umane (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Progettazione ne pedagogica nei servizi per minori (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia clinica e promozione della salute: persona, relazioni familiari e di comunità (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia degli interventi clinici in contesti sociali (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia dello sviluppo e dei processi di tutela (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia per il benessere: empowerment, riabilitazione e tecnologia positive (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Psicologia per le organizzazioni: Risorse umane, marketing e comunicazione (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Science e tecnologie agrarie (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Food Science and Technology (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze dell’antichità (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze e tecniche delle attività motorie preventive e adattate (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze linguistiche (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze pedagogiche (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze Religious (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze statistiche, attuariali ed econmiche (Milan)
  • Laurea Magistrale in Scienze statistiche, attuariali ed economiche (Milan)

Degrees/Courses in Italian – Undergraduate

  • Laurea triennale in biotechnology sanitarie (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in communication and society (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Dietistica (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Diritto ed economia delle banche e delle imprese (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia aziendale (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia dei mercati e degli intermediari finanziari (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia delle imprese e dei mercati (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia e Gestione aziendale (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia e gestione aziendale (Service Management) (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia e Gestione dei beni culturali e dello spettacolo (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia e Gestione dei servizi (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Economia e legislazione d’impresa (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Filosofia (Milan)
  • Laurea triennial in Fisioterapia (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Igiene dentale (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Infermieristica (Rome)
  • Laurea triennial in Lettere (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Lettere (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Linguaggi dei media (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Logopedia (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Matematica con curricula in Matematica, Fisica e Informatica (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Ortottica ed assistenza oftalmologia (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Ostetricia (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Politics and International Relations (Brescia)
  • Triennial Laurea in Science and Psychology (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Scienze dei beni culturali (Milan)
  • Triennial Laurea in Science of Social Service (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Scienze del servizio sociale (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Science dell’educazione e della formation (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Science dell’educazione e della formation (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Science dell’educazione e della formation (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea triennale in Science and Psychology (Milan)
  • Triennial Laurea in Agricultural Science and Technology (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea triennale in Science and Technology Alimentari (Piacenza-Cremona)
  • Laurea triennale in science and technology cosmetology (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Science and Technology of Art and Culture (Brescia)
  • Triennial Laurea in Linguistic Science (Brescia)
  • Laurea triennale in Scienze linguistiche (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Scienze linguistiche per le relazioni internazionali (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Scienze motorie e dello sport (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Science politiche and delle relazioni internazionali (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Servizi Giuridici (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Sociologia (Milan)
  • Laurea triennale in Tecniche della prevenzione nell’ambiente e nei luoghi di lavoro (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Tecniche di fisiopatologia cardiocircolatoria e perfusione cardiovascolare (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Tecniche di laboratory biomedico (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Tecniche di radiologia medica, per immagini e radioterapia (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Tecniche ortopediche (Rome)
  • Laurea triennale in Terapia occupazionale (Rome)

Campus

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore has four campuses in Italy : Milan, Piacenza-Cremona, Rome and Brescia. The main campus, which is also the largest campus with 27,000 students, is located in the heart of Milan in a former monastery with impressive Renaissance architecture, beautiful gardens and idyllic courtyards. It is surrounded by cafés, restaurants and the many cultural highlights that Italy’s business city has to offer. In total, it consists of eight faculties in the fields of economics, humanities and philosophy, psychology, banking, finance and insurance, teaching and pedagogy, linguistics and literature as well as political and social sciences.

The site of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome was founded in 1960. This is where the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Facoltà di Medicina eokueria) and the attached university clinic “A. Gemelli”, which is one of the best in the country. Likewise, the Cattolica also has a Faculty of Economics in Rome. The Graduate School of Healthcare Economics and Management is also located here, which is connected to both the medical and economic faculties.

There are five faculties at the Brescia site : Humanities, Education/Teaching, Psychology, Political and Social Sciences, and Mathematics and Physics. The campus consists of four individual locations spread across the old town of Brescia. Even if only 3,700 students study here, the Brescia campus of the Cattolica is a world leader in mathematics and physics and enjoys an excellent reputation in the fields of linguistics and theater.

At the Piacenza-Cremona location, in the heart of the Po Valley and the “breadbasket” of Italy, you can, in addition to economics, law and pedagogy / teaching, at the Facoltà di Scienze agrarie, alimentari e ambientali courses in the fields of agricultural science, nutritional science and the environment To take. The campus in Piacenza consists of very modern buildings and was designed according to the Anglo-Saxon model with extensive green areas and many places to relax. Another university building is located in the neighboring city of Cremona and has been attached to the campus in Piacenza. Piacenza and Cremona are two beautiful medieval towns an hour south of Milan. One of Europe’s leading graduate schools in the field of agribusiness is located on the Cremona campus. The local environment is perfect because many commercial and industrial companies in the food sector are based here.

  • Locations of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome
  • Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan
  • Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Brescia
  • Campus of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza-Cremona

Housing

Depending on the location, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore itself offers on-/off-campus accommodation or works closely with private providers of student accommodation.

While the university itself offers various accommodation options in Rome and Piacenza-Cremona, in Milan it cooperates with the provider Milano International Living Service (MIL Service). These offer furnished and fully equipped single or shared rooms in Milan and Piacenza-Cremona. The International Student Center of Cattolica also offers assistance in finding private accommodation. The following links provide more information on accommodation options:

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels

The university city of Milan

With around 1.3 million inhabitants, Milan is the second largest city in Italy, capital of the province of Milan and the Lombardy region in northern Italy and is located in the Po Valley, surrounded by the rivers Olona to the west and Lambro to the east. Canals, the so-called Navigli, connect the city with the northern Italian lakes and the Lombard rivers.

In terms of economy and media, the city is the center of Italy and is also considered the “Moral Capital”. In terms of fashion and design, it can even consider itself a world leader alongside Paris. The Milan Scala, the Gothic cathedral and many different art treasures are particularly well known. The most important trade fair in Italy also takes place here. Also worth seeing is the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, a 19th-century house museum with art collections from the Italian Renaissance. The city is served by two international airports, Malpensa and Linate, and is Italy’s main transport hub.

The climate is relatively humid, the summers are very warm and the winters are rather cold, sometimes it can snow heavily. Not much needs to be said about the nightlife and shopping opportunities in a city of over a million inhabitants, there are many options for every taste.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore