Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Application procedure


STEP 1. Click on the button “Apply Now”

Please note that you may select a second choice programme.
Your application will be considered for your first choice only. In the event of it being unsuccessful, it will be automatically considered for your second choice programme.
We are experiencing problems both receiving and sending e-mails with the domain name@qq.com.
We therefore strongly discourage use of any email with the above-mentioned domain for the purpose of the online application.


You will receive an email with the activation link from international.inquiry@unicatt.it account: check your spam box as well! Please do not create more than one account as this may lead to errors in processing your application.

You do not need to complete the application in one session; you can save a partially completed version. If you do this, you can simply log back into your application (Self Service Center) and carry on from where you left off. Just make sure you don’t miss the final deadline!
  • Copy of passport (page with your data and photo). If you have both a EU and a non-EU passport, upload the two;
  • If you have already graduated from high school: copy of your official diploma and transcripts of your last two years of high school*;
  • If you are currently enrolled in the last year: a copy of your high school transcript – must include your penultimate year. If available at the time you submit your application, please include your most up-to-date record card for the current year*;
  • IB and A-level students: provide the predicted grades, if availble;
  • American High School students: fill in the AP exams declaration form and upload it in the additional document section. If you have already passed one or more AP exams, upload your AP Official Score Report (.pdf document) downloadable from your personal page on the College Board website;
  • SAT, ACT (.pdf document) downloadable from your personal page on the College Board/ACT website, when applicable (check the entry requirements); 
  • Updated CV;
  • Motivation letter – In a couple of paragraphs explain why you want to study with us;
  • Non-EU residents applying for Cattolica’s Food Production Management Scholarship upload the dedicated motivation letter;
  • Only if available: Italian fiscal code.

*Always upload the original documents issued directly by the relevant school/board. If they are not officially issued in Italian, English, French or Spanish, provide their translation into English or Italian as well.
All documents must be uploaded in a legible format, preferably pdf. For ease of assessment, we request that you name each attached file in English (for example: Bachelor’s diploma, CV, transcript). Scan your school records of each year in a single document and in chronological order.

For evaluation purposes, our office reserves the right to additionally request the Statement of Comparability, issued by CIMEA. 

Once you have completed all the above steps, remember to click on submit.
Please note that incomplete or inaccurate applications may cause a delay in the assessment. 
You will be automatically directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay the application fee by using a PayPal account or a credit card (if you don't have an account).

Please check if PayPal serves your country. Should it not be available, please contact us.

If you decide to pay in another moment, you can simply log back into your application and click on “Make Payment” in the “Invoices” section to be directed to the PayPal website. 
Your application will not be reviewed until the payment is received: the status of your application in the Self Service Center must change from “Applied and awaiting payment confirmation” to “Applied and paid”. 

When you have submitted your application, you will be able to track its progress from your Self Service Center (SSC).

A summary of your application will be displayed: 

  • Requirements: you can find the list of the documents that you have uploaded
  • Invoice: you can find the receipt of the payment of the application fee 

When an update on your application is published, you will be also notified by email. Please check your SSC regularly anyway as well as your spam box.

Upon receipt of the application, the Admissions Office will verify that it is complete: if any document is missing, a message of “Incomplete” application will be displayed, and you will have to upload the indicated documents from your SSC - Requirements section.

Pursuant to the provisions of Law no. 17 of 28 January 1999 and Law no. 170 of 8 October 2010, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore has created the Disability and Specific Learning Disorders Support Service for the integration of students with disabilities and SLD. The Support Service, through the technical-administrative support of the Secretariat and the advice of specialized pedagogical staff, aims to accompany students in their university experience, supporting their path from the first orientation phases until graduation. Candidates with disabilities and with SLD are required to contact the Disability and Specific Learning Disorders Support Service of the reference campus when they begin their registration procedures.

For further information visit our website (English version).