Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Application procedure

After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email regarding your account creation from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore <registration.dashboard@unicattolica.it>. 

Simply follow the instructions in the email. 

If you have not received an email, please check your spam box. 
If you still have not received it, please contact international.inquiry@unicatt.it
Please do not create more than one account.

Create your password, start your application and answer the questions. 

Completion of the application form will take about 30 minutes on average, if all the required documents are ready to be uploaded.
You do not have to complete the application in one session; you can save the progress of a partially completed application form by clicking on “Save and continue” (at the bottom of each stage of the application). 
You can log back into your application anytime and carry on from where you left off to finish it.
Make sure you don’t miss the final deadline, remember to check the application rounds in the dedicated section on the website. 

If you wish to be considered for a second-choice programme (an option available only in case you are not eligible on your first choice), make sure to complete the dedicated section in the application form before submitting it.
Evaluation and feedback of your second choice will follow the programme’s timeline (which may be different to your first choice).

List of documents:
  • Copy of passport(s) / ID document (single page with your data and photo). If you have an EU and a non-EU passport, upload both
  • Only if applicable: Italian fiscal code
  • Only if applicable: Italian residency permit
  • Copy of your official high school diploma
  • Official transcript of records for your bachelor degree, including grading and credit system explanation; 
    if you have not yet graduated, the transcripts must include the exams that you still have to take*
  • Copy of your bachelor degree* - if already available
  • Academic reference letter
  • Updated version of your Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter: you may refer to this template as a guideline here
    Include any other comments that might help you succeed in the selection process. Please type into the downloadable word document and once completed, save it in pdf format
  • Only if applicable: GRE or GMAT score report
  • Check the linguistic entry requirements of the programme to which you are applying to verify if you need to provide an English language certificate. If you have had English as a medium of instruction at secondary or tertiary education level, upload an official statement from your university. 
    In case of doubts, contact international.inquiry@unicatt.it.

Instructions for upload:     
All documents must be uploaded in a legible format, preferably in pdf format and with a maximum size of 5MB.
For ease of assessment, we request that you rename each attached file in English (for example: High school diploma, CV, Transcript). Scan your university transcripts of each year in a single document and in chronological order.

* Always upload the original documents issued directly by the university. 
If they are not officially issued in Italian, English, French or Spanish, please provide their official translation into English or Italian as well.

NB: For evaluation purposes, the International Admissions Team reserves the right to additionally request the Statements of Comparability and verification, issued by CIMEA.

  • Click on “Save and review application”
  • Once you have reviewed the application, select “Save & Pay”
  • Choose “Pay Online” as payment method and click on “Buy now” to be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay the application fee by using a PayPal account or a credit card.

Check here if PayPal operates in your country. Should it not be available, please contact international.inquiry@unicatt.it to receive instructions to pay by credit card on an alternative payment circuit. 

If you decide to pay the application fee in another moment, you can log back into your application and  finalise the payment. 

Please don’t close/exit the payment webpage until the payment has been completed. Once the payment is confirmed, click on “Return to merchant website” to finalise the submission of your application.

Once the payment is registered, remember to access back into the Online Application Portal and click on “SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION”.

To finalise your application, leave your electronic signature by simply typing your full name, and click on “Verify and submit”. 
Once the procedure is complete, the following message will appear: 
Thank you for submitting your application!

Your application on the Online Application Portal will now result 100% complete. 
Please note that incomplete or inaccurate applications may cause a delay in the assessment.
Your application will not be reviewed until the payment is received and your application successfully submitted.

Did you submit the application for the wrong programme? 
Please don’t close/exit the payment webpage until the payment has been completed. Once the payment is confirmed,

The International Admissions Team will now process your application. 

You will be notified by email whenever there is an update regarding your application, so please regularly check your email inbox (including the spam folder).
We will evaluate your application and provide you with feedback within 4-6 weeks after the round deadline, as published on the dedicated section on each programme’s webpage. Outstanding candidates may receive early feedback:

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, contact us: