Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Application procedure

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.
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.

Note: We are experiencing problems both receiving and sending emails with the domain name@qq.com. We therefore strongly discourage the use of any email with the above-mentioned domain for the purpose of the online 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*;
  • NOTE for IB and A-level students: provide the predicted grade. 
  • SAT, ACT, AP score results/exam registration, when applicable; 
  • Updated CV;
  • Motivation letter: answer the questions outlined in this template - other formats will not be accepted;
  • 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

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.

For academic year 2020/2021 transfer opportunities are not available.