Students who study abroad have a unique opportunity to expand their horizons, and to meet new cultures and societies. The country and the lifestyle are of big interest, however, the study program is the very first one.
There are hundreds of universities in Europe, and choosing the right university is not easy. If you are looking for a Banking, Finance and Data Science, Food Production Management, or Psychology in English, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers innovative programs, built on 100 years of experience and know-how.
Moreover, students at Università Cattolica maximize their experience in an international environment with 40.000 students from over 160 nations. Becoming a student at Università Cattolica in charming Italy, the eighth largest economy worldwide may be your wish come true.
Keep reading to find out the opportunities that this largest private university in Europe offers to international students and the reasons that make life in Italy beautiful.
Why Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore?
Università Cattolica offers a wide variety of programs and is the second-best university in Italy for the student-faculty ratio. The overall 7,600 faculty staff take care of about 40,000 students. This makes Università Cattolica a top university in Italy and among the first 10 universities in Europe for employment-student connections.
Università Cattolica is highly rated on different lists. Sixteen subjects are in the top 300 QS World University Rankings (this ranking features 1,300 universities worldwide). Agriculture, Forestry, and Psychology are among the top 150, while Accounting, Finance, and Economics are among the top 200.
If you are interested in Economics or Finance, Università Cattolica has its campus in Milano, the Italian capital of finance where the 200 years old stock exchange Borsa Italiana is headquartered.
Another reason to choose Università Cattolica is the advantage of being accommodated on campus. This is especially crucial if you want to study in big cities Milano and Rome. Only a few universities offer this for year one students, so you will have less uncertainty and be able to focus on studies and social life.
Università Cattolica is a private university with an international environment. When we say international, is not only related to students but also professors. Its international team of professionals organizes student mobility by sending students abroad for study or work opportunities, as well as supporting students on all campuses.
High-Quality Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at Università Cattolica
Università Cattolica offers various undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for international students organized at 12 schools.
The list of programs is long thanks to the diversity of faculties that this university has built-in a 100 years of existence. So, take your time while going through the programs’ lists.
Università Cattolica has 78 available programs, of which 7 are in English with a duration of 3 years, except Medicine and Surgery which requires 6 years:
|Program||Faculty – Milan Campus|
|1 Communication Management||Political and Social Sciences|
|2 Economics and Management||Economics|
|3 Finance||Banking, Finance, and Insurance Sciences|
|4 International Relations and Global Affairs||Political and Social Sciences|
|Program||Faculty – Piacenza Campus|
|6 Food Production Management||Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences|
|Program||Faculty – Rome Campus|
|7 Medicine and Surgery||Medicine and Surgery|
Among the list of graduate programs, you may find 2-year M.Sc. degrees and 1-year Specializing Masters at 12 faculties with the differences shown in the table:
Find below the 2-year English programs:
The list of 1-year English programs is shorter, and you should know that some of the programs start in January each year. You may find 18 English programs in the field of agribusiness, humanities, management, marketing & communication, and political sciences, banking, finance, and data science.
Università Cattolica has made available international short-term programs such as summer, winter, semester, experimental and online programs.
Have a look at the university website, still, we at EAC are here to give you advice on the most suitable program for you. It has shown that our 45 minutes advising session for free saves the time of potential applicants. Have a try and take the advantage of our 20 years of professional experience.
The very first and most important step is to choose the program you want to study. Yet, this step is just the beginning of a long enrollment process with uncertainty. Here is the process overview, however, you know that you can count on the EAC advisor who will support you within this process.
Applications for English-taught undergraduate programs for Medicine and Surgery open in October, while the other programs usually open in mid-November. Ask your dedicated EAC advisor for the list of documents that you need to prepare.
As part of the application process, you have to fulfill the university requirement with sufficient knowledge of the English language. For this reason, it is best to complete an English test as soon as possible, unless you have a valid certificate already.
You can also rely on EAC for this step. If you need preparation for TOEFL IBT or other English exams, schedule a preparatory course. When you get ready, you can register and do the exam at EAC in the first available term when you register.
Be aware that every year, more and more international students enroll at Università Cattolica. In the last 5 years, this interest has increased by 37%. Among the top 20 nationalities of degree-seeking students, Macedonia, Serbia, and Albania are on the list.
So, don’t waste your time and enter the process. If you don’t know how EAC is here to guide you.
Tuition Fees and Scholarship
Tuition fees depend on students’ residency. For non-EU residents, for Medicine and Surgery tuition fee is €16,200 per year, and for the rest of the undergraduate programs, it costs €8,340 per year.
For all programs but not for Medicine and Surgery, there is an opportunity for an international partial scholarship supported by EDUcatt financial aid. This scholarship will reduce the tuition fee to €5,300 per year. The yearly tuition fee is divided into installments where the first one will be considered as a deposit for confirmation.
If you don’t know how to get awarded, EAC will help you with this too.
Your Life at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Living in Italy can be very exciting. During your studies, you might prefer to find private accommodation. But before doing so, check what does the life on Università Cattolica campus look like. In both cases, on and off campus, MIL Service and EDUCatt are there for you to assist and provide you with necessary housing services.
Università Cattolica offers accommodation to students, close to the teaching location of the faculties. There are 5 campuses in Milan, Rome, Brescia, Cremona, and Piacenza. Depending on the specific campus, you may be accommodated in a single or double room with or without a private bathroom.
Prices vary from а 3.020EUR annual fee for a double room with an external bathroom on campus Sacro Cuore in Brescia, to 5.830EUR for a single room with a private bathroom on campus Nuovo Joanneum in Rome.
If you are accommodated on campus, you can use other facilities such as free Wi-Fi, a cleaning service, libraries, shared rooms for watching TV, kitchenware, and washing machines.
Health centers on the campuses offer health assistance by general and specialist doctors including psychological counseling. You can ask for help in emergency cases, specialty diet advice, and a certificate for sports activities.
For sure you can continue to be active and have sports activities. Campuses in Rome, Piacenza, and Brescia offer a varied proposal of sports spaces suitable for football, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Sport InCampus Rome organizes tournaments and championships in different sports for women and men.
When you arrive at the campus for the first time, friendly staff will welcome you, show you the campus and building where you will stay, and definitely will be at your disposal even after. For one thing, you have to be sure, you will not feel left alone, either by the staff or by your colleagues that arrived there for the same reason as you.
Study in Italy
Studying abroad means getting familiar with the country, local people, and culture. Most of us think that we know a lot about Italy, but is it real?
The home country of Pinocchio offers plenty of beauty, from the rich history and tradition, through tasty food, to a healthy lifestyle. It is everywhere, from the crystal clear blue sea surrounding the boot-shaped peninsula, up to Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, shared with France).
While the northern part of the country has a more West European way of living, the south enjoys a more leisurely life and takes time to do business. Anyhow, it is worth mentioning that out of 2000 world’s largest companies, 23 are in Italy, but also Italy is ranked as the 20th worldwide country in the Bloomberg Innovation Index. Moreover, in 2021 Italy is ranked as the eighth trading partner country of North Macedonia.
Various types of pasta, tomato sauces, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, or the intensive taste of truffles are just a few of the delicious tastes of well-known Italian cuisine that you can experience every day. All that is accompanied by a glass of wine and espresso. Moreover, the joy that Italians have during mealtimes is for respect. Keep in mind that it is not polite to dial someone who has lunchtime, be sure you will not get the answer.
Rome, Firenze, Bologna, and other cities are open-space historic museums so it is impossible to visit everything in one trip. Italy has 58 world heritage sites, more than any other country. The best way to explore 2000 years old Rome, beautiful landscapes and vineyards in Tuscany, small villages, or other heritages, is to come again or study in Italy.
Get Ready for Your First Action: Contact EAC
By choosing Università Cattolica, you will get a high-quality education and research experience, valuable for your future work or continuity in education. You can integrate your academic experience with professional skills to become a ready candidate for the first job with a valuable balance of your theoretical and practical knowledge.
And, all of that in Bella Italia, the fourth European economy, is a wish come true.
Let EAC be your trustful partner in this process. The advisors have years of experience and will certainly help you when making the decision and lead you through the whole process.
Plenty of opportunities are there for you. Call us and schedule an advising session. We will help you to explore and grab the chance.