Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Application Procedures & Tuition fees

  • Current enrolment at an institution of higher education
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicant's own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  • Minimum level B2 English language proficiency or above. Example of minimum requirements: TOEFL iBT 79, IELTS 6, Cambridge B2 First (FCE), or comparable certification
  • Minimum level B2 Italian language proficiency if applying to Cattolica Academic courses in Italian
  • Fall semester: May 15
  • Spring semester: October 15
Please upload the required documents listed below.

Required documents:

  • Passport sized photo to be used on your Cattolica Student Card. Photo must be a head shot, not a group photo.
  • Identity document. Non-EU students must upload a scan of their Passport. EU students who use their ID cards must send a scan of the FRONT and BACK.
  • Special needs formPlease note: the Special Needs form must be completed, even if you believe it is not applicable to you. If you require academic accommodations (e.g extra time in exams) please also provide a medical assessment.
  • Transcript of records of the courses you have already completed at your home university.*

*Unofficial transcripts are accepted if students are regularly enrolled at a  partner institution. Università Cattolica reserves the right to request an official document if students intend to take graduate level courses.

Optional documents:

  • Permit of stay
  • Fiscal Code
  • Language Proficiency for Italiancompulsory if you are planning on taking courses in Italian at Cattolica.
  • Language proficiency for English: if English is not your first language, or not the primary language of instruction at your current home university, you must provide evidence of B2 or equivalent English language proficiency or above.
Programme tuition fees are payable to Cattolica. Housing fees are paid separately to the Cattolica housing provider, or to the independently sourced landlord. A discount at the University cafeteria is also available for Cattolica students.


Category Non E.U. residents E.U. residents

Tuition fee
Enrolment fee of €80
Up to 36 semester credits

€ 5,700 € 4,500
Cost per additional course € 1,400 € 900
Programme 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.
€ 4,000
per semester
€ 4,000
per semester
Meals and other estimated personal expenses € 550
per month
€ 550
per month


Fees are subject to change.

  • The enrolment fee (€ 80) is non refundable
  • The application fee (€ 75) is non refundable
  • In case of withdrawal before November 30th (Applications for the Spring semester) and June 30th (Applications for the Fall semester) the tuition fee will be reimbursed (Excluding the € 80 enrolment fee)
  • In case of withdrawal  after November 30th (Spring semester) and June 30th (Fall semester): a cancellation fee of € 500 will be applied
  • In case of withdrawal after the start of the semester: no refunds will be given