Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Italian language course

Università Cattolica welcomes hundreds of International Students to its Milan campus within the scope of international mobility projects, and to promote internationalization. Cattolica International organizes an Italian Language Course, designed for students who want to learn, study and explore the Italian language. The language course is not compulsory but highly recommended.

Pre-session intensive course (44 units - 6 ECTS)

Held at the beginning of each semester.

Fall 2020 dates:
August 31 - September 11

Spring 2021 dates:
8 - 19 February

From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1 pm. There will be also 2 lessons in the afternoon. Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.

Semester course (44 units - 6 ECTS)

Runs throughout the semester and in conjunction with other academic coursework.

Fall 2020 dates:
Starting on September, 21

Spring 2021 dates:
Starting on March 1

Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7 pm, depending on your level. Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.

Pre-session intensive + Semester course 88 units - 12 ECTS

€ 50

Pre-session intensive course only 44 units - 6 ECTS

€ 30

Semester course only 44 units - 6 ECTS

€ 30
You will receive the link to the registration via email.

You can complete the course enrollment while filling the online application form. You will have the possibility to select:

  • Pre-session intensive Italian language course only
  • Semester Italian language course only
  • Both pre-session intensive and semester Italian language course

As a visitor/study abroad student the course is part of your benefits. You will, however, be asked to formally opt for one or both courses and to complete an online placement test in order to assess which level is the most appropriate for you. 

Should you register and then decide not to take the course anymore, the cost fee will not be refunded for any reason.

Once you fill in the registration form and click on Register, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay by using a PayPal account or a credit card. If PayPal does not serve your country, please contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

After the Payment has been successfully received, you will receive an email with a link and the instructions to access the online placement test. If you do not receive any email in 24 hours, check your spam box or contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it. This test is designed to help the Italian Course coordinator determine your level and place you in the most suitable course. It is absolutely necessary you take the placement test even if you have never studied Italian.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the online placement test, you must attend an oral interview during the Orientation Events (location and time will be communicated to enrolled students by email) with the Italian language professors in order to assess your level.

Oral interview dates:

Fall semester 2020 pre-session intensive course August 25, 2020
semester course September 8, 2020
Spring 2021 pre-session intensive course February 2, 2021
semester course February 16, 2021