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Cattolica International

Exchange programme in Milan

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.

To all international students, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers two different curricula of study with a wide variety of courses. Students can choose to create their own semester of study by selecting courses from either of the two curricula:

UCSC International Curriculum UCSC University Academic Curriculum
Language of Instruction English English and Italian
Curriculum details Read here Read here
Requirements
  • Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  • Good academic standing
  • Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher, or equivalent
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  • English proficiency: for non-native speaker, applicants need to submit a min. TOEFL score of 79 iBT, an IELTS score of 6 or an equivalent certificate (First Certificate of English - Cambridge ESOL / ISE II - Trinity College, London); or have successfully completed a degree program taught in English; or currently studying in English at their home institution.
  • Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  • Good academic standing
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  • Applicants for UCSC coursework in Italian are required to have a good knowledge of the language (B2 level is recommended) and must provide an Italian Language Proficiency Report
  • Applicants for UCSC coursework in English, if non-native speaker, need to submit a min. TOEFL score of 79 iBT, an IELTS score of 6 or an equivalent certificate (First Certificate of English - Cambridge ESOL / ISE II - Trinity College, London); or have successfully completed a degree program taught in English; or currently studying in English at their home institution.
Calendar September / December - February / May September / February - February / July
Class profile Mostly international students Mostly Italian students
Course Specifics
  • Activity Registration Fee of 45 €
  • Required attendance
  • Expected participation
  • One midterm and final examination
  • Attendance not formally required
  • Three possible final examination dates for each course ** (courses from the Faculty of Economics – coursework in English – have two possible examination dates at the end of each quarter)
Registration Required before beginning of classes Course selection after beginning of classes; individual registration for examination required

* Erasmus+ students are allowed to take one course from the International Curriculum and will likely have to complement their course load with UCSC Academic Curriculum Courses in order to satisfy their home institution course load requirements.

** Non-European students can request an early exam session in December / May.