Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Application procedures & Tuitions

  • Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  • Good level of 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. 
  • Good knowledge of Italian language (B2 level is recommended) if applying for UCSC coursework in Italian
Application deadline: 
October 15

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:

  • A passport size picture
  • The scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • The transcript of records
  • Applicants applying for UCSC coursework in English, if non-native speakers, must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex. TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification)
  • Applicants applying 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. The form can be downloaded into the application

Note that the tuition fee and program application are payable to Cattolica. Housing costs are paid separately either to the Cattolica housing provider or, if housing is found independently of Cattolica, directly to the renter. As registered Cattolica students, a discount is available on meal tickets for use at the university cafeteria.

Category Non E.U. residents E.U. residents
Tuition fee
(4 courses comprising 12 US credits plus 90 contact hour language Pre-session and semester course, orientation)
€ 5,700 € 4,500
Cost per additional course € 1,400 € 900
Program application Fee € 75 € 75
Housing (off campus)
The cost varies according to the type of housing (shared apartment/dorm) and the proximity to the campus. The prices indicated are merely indicative.
€ 3,250
per semester
€ 3,250
per semester
Meals and other estimated personal expenses € 550
per month
€ 550
per month

Fees are subject to change.

  • In case of withdrawal up until 16 days before the semester starts*: a cancellation fee of € 500 is withheld (which corresponds to the deposit)
  • In case of withdrawal 15 calendar days or less before the semester starts*: 50% of the tutition fee is withheld
  • In case of withdrawal after the semester starts *: no refunds possible

*Please note that Università Cattolica considers the first official arrival date of each semester as the official start of the semester

NB: Please note that this refund policy refers to the tuition fee only