Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Exchange programme in Brescia

Courses for Fall 2022 are planned to be offered in-person*.
However, we are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and will promptly inform partners and students should the circumstances change.
All students coming to Cattolica are expected to follow any protocol and restrictions that might be in place due to COVID-19 pandemic.

* With the implementation of decree n° 111 dated 6 August 2021, as of this Fall semester, only students with a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent for non-EU students if recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health (Green Certificate/ Health pass / Pass sanitaire or equivalent) will be granted access to University buildings and services in Italy

What makes Brescia unique is the experience that the Cattolica campus offers: iconic, historic Italy, minimal traffic, cobblestone streets, family cafes and few tourists. Brescia is a highly attractive and desirable city to visit, study and live. Here is your chance to immerse yourself in the Italian traditions and experience a contemporary education.

In order to come to Cattolica for a semester or a year as an Exchange student, your home institution must be a Cattolica partner, either within Europe (List of EU Partner Institutions) or outside (List of NON-EU Partner Institutions) or an ISEP member institution (ISEP Network). To verify all the options available for you, and to have information about application procedure, please refer to your International Office.

As an Exchange student, you can select the Italian-taught courses of UCSC University Academic Curriculum.

Language of instruction: 
Italian and English

Curriculum details:
Depending on the degree and type of program, the courses of UCSC University Academic Curriculum in Italian and English can be:

  • Annual courses:
    End of September / End of July (exams included)

  • Semester courses:
    Fall Semester: End of September / End of February (exams included)
    Spring Semester: End of February / End of July (exams included)

The courses bear ECTS credits.


  • Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  • Good academic standing
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergradute level
  • Applicants are required to have a good knowledge of the Italian language (B2 level is recommended) and must provide an Italian Language Proficiency Report
  • Applicants for UCSC coursework in English: If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of B2 or equivalent English language proficiency or above. Example of minimum requirements: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6, Cambridge B2 First (FCE), or comparable certification.

September/February - February/July

Class profile: 
Mostly Italian Students

Course specifics:

  • Attendance not formally required
  • Three possible final examination dates for each course

Course selection after beginning of classes; individual registration for examination is required.