UCSC – Italy

Institution: Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore —

Location: Milan, Italy —


Our full name may be Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, however we are affectionately known as Cattolica. Our students and alumni feel fortunate to be part of a university with a recognized academic profile, one that is reflected by its academics, reputation, and global network.

At Cattolica your choices are endless: we offer an impressive range of innovative programs in the fields of Economics & Business, Accounting & Finance, Agriculture, Psychology and Linguistics, as well as Philosophy and the Arts. In the renowned QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, Cattolica’s ascendency placed the University in formidable company, with 12 disciplines ranked in the top 250 in the world, or higher.

Whilst at Cattolica we pride ourselves on our academic reputation, what truly distinguishes our University is the campus diversity and endless possibilities. You will be sure to choose a program and learning environment that is the best fit for you, and one that will facilitate the growth of skills and competencies towards your brighter future.

Cattolica puts you first. The professional academic staff believes in you and helps to connect your learning and desired career path. And our range of campus facilities and services ensures that every international student has access to all of the support, information and mentoring which international students seek. These include a dedicated international student center, a housing service, health center, sports facilities and international student associations.

Cattolica works continuously towards developing new and emerging programs. Become part of a contemporary reality, and embrace the new opportunities and options available to students.From your first day at Cattolica, you will not only feel part of our University, you will be a welcome part of our community Cattolica.


Website: https://www.ucsc.it/


Study Dates Application Deadline
September – December 2019 February 1, 2019
February – May 2020 May 1, 2019
September – December 2020 February 1, 2020
February – May 2021 May 1, 2020
September – December 2021 February 1, 2020
February – May 2022 May 1, 2021

Orientation will take place each semester one prior to the first day of classes.

Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of UCSC. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.

Language Requirements:

English language proficiency:

For applicants whose first language is not English they will need to provide proof of English language proficiency. (Only applicable to degree courses taught in English).

Italian language proficiency:

(Only applicable to degree courses taught in Italian). Non-native Italian speakers, or candidates that have not carried out their previous schooling in Italian, should have a minimum knowledge of Italian upon enrollment, which is a B2 in the European framework of measurement of language proficiency, which corresponds to about 120 hours of language instruction. Evidence of the language level obtained can be either an official language certificate (e.g. CILS or PLIDA), or a letter released by the language school you attended. Should the level reached be considered insufficient, an Italian Language Test will be administered before the beginning of the Academic Year. Those candidates that do not meet the minimum proficiency level will be required to take an Italian language course before the beginning of the first semester.


Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa at the Italian Consulate of their jurisdiction. Non-EU citizens will apply for a National D Visa. The cost of this visa is 50 Euro.

If you are a non-EU citizen, once in Italy you must apply for the residence permit in the city where you’ll be living within 8 working days after your arrival. The cost of the residence permit is approximately 76 Euro.


Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. You may select a housing solution through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) which offers single or shared rooms in a residence hall off-campus or fully furnished apartments with wireless internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television, plus extra amenities such as a kitchenware.
Accommodation will cost between 400 and 700 Euro per month.

Cost of Living: 

  Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Accommodation 400 – 700 per month
Meals 150 per month
Public Transport 200 per semester
Miscellaneous/ Personal Expenses 100 – 200 per month




*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.



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*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.