Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Programme Dates

Welcome day: September 26 (to be confirmed)

Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters:

  • Semester 1: from October to January;
  • Semester 2: from March to June.

The Medical Curriculum is composed of several courses (divided into different subjects), with lectures and practical classes held over a semester.


Examinationstake place 3-4 weeks after the end of each course.

Three examination sessions are held during the year:

  • February (1st period courses)
  • June-July (1st and 2nd period courses)
  • September (2nd period courses).

  • March or April (Easter Vacations – one week)
  • April 25th (Liberation Anniversary)
  • May 1st (Labour Day)
  • June 2nd (Italian Republic Day)
  • November 1 (All Saints Day)
  • December 8 (Immaculate Conception)
  • December 15 (Christmas Holy Mass for University Students)
  • December 23 - January 6 (Christmas Vacations – two weeks)