Students can choose to create their own semester of study by selecting courses from either of the two curricula:
UCSC International Curriculum
The courses within the UCSC International Curriculum will be mainly offered on a semester basis (both Spring and Fall); however, as changes may occur, applicants will be advised on the effective and definitive list of courses available two months before the semester starts.
The courses bear the equivalent of 3 U.S. Credits, however, within the European Exchange framework, these same courses have the value of 6 ECTS. The conversion from US or ECTS credits to your credit system is defined by your home institution. Please refer to your Study Abroad Advisor for detailed information.
Please view the Academic Policies for the UCSC International Curriculum.
UCSC Academic Curriculum
Depending on the degree and type of program, the courses of UCSC University Academic Curriculum in English and in Italian may follow different calendars. Courses can be:
End of September / End of July
Fall Semester: End of September / End of February (exams included)
Spring Semester: End of February / End of July (exams included)
Quarter courses - only for the Faculty of Economics and Management, Undergraduate (LT) and Graduate (LM) level
I Quarter: Third week of September / Mid of December (exams included)
II Quarter: Beginning of January / Beginning of April (exams included)
III Quarter: Mid April / End of July (exams included)
The courses bear ECTS credits.