Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università Cattolica students and alumni feel fortunate to be part of the largest private university in Europe, characterised by a strong commitment to providing dedicated services to students and by its recognised academic quality.
Studying at Cattolica means studying in an international context, with more than 160 different nationalities across our four campuses, but Italian at heart.
What truly distinguishes our University is the campus diversity and endless possibilities, facilitating networking and career opportunities based on the location of our 5 campuses in Milan, Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona and Rome.
Milan is the digital start-up capital where a true city-life student experience is guaranteed; Brescia is the innovation hub of the university, thanks to its state-of-the-art laboratories teaching the most up-to-date trends and professional inputs; Piacenza campus is immersed in the Food Valley, enjoying exceptionally strong links with companies in the agro-food sector; the brand-new Cremona campus is a completely renovated 16th Century monastery located in a strategic location for agribusiness studies with on campus laboratories and plain farm fields in close proximity.
Rome, the Eternal city, boasts the acclaimed School of Medicine and Surgery, with 43 faculty members listed among the Top Italian Scientists.
Università Cattolica works continuously towards developing new and emerging programmes: you will be sure to choose a programme and learning environment that is the best fit for you, that will foster the growth of your skills and competencies to offer you a brighter future!
Scholarships & funding
Università Cattolica reserves partial merit-base and some programme-specific scholarships to talented students, available scholarships are limited: the sooner you apply, higher the chances!
Get in touch to know more or check details in the dedicated section on the website for your chosen programme.
Why study at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largest private university in Europe
Historical University with 100 years of history, largest private university in Europe for number of enrolled students. True international experience, more than 150 different nationalities represented in amazing destinations such as Milan, Rome, Brescia, Cremona and Piacenza.
Internationally recognized quality teaching
Multidisciplinary university with 12 different Schools, 40+ English taught programmes at all study levels in several different study fields. 13 of our academic disciplines are listed in the top 300, QS Global Rankings by Subject (2021).
Exceptionally strong ties with the industry
Exposure and connections to relevant employers of the highest prestige: industrial ties with the most globally renowned companies, allowing networking and internship opportunities. With an exceptional graduate placement rate after studying, we rank number 1 in the country for Employer-Student Connections, QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020).
Awards & Accreditations
#1 for Employer-Student Connections
QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020)
13 academic disciplines in the top 300
QS Global Rankings by Subject (2021)
Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Go Abroad (2022)
#1 in Italy: University hospital Policlinico Gemelli
World's Best Hospitals - Newsweek (2021)
Student services & facilities
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.
Each campus offers something unique and perfectly linked to the subject you will choose to study:
- By living and studying in Milan, with its constant flow of international businesses and investments, our students are ideally positioned to put to practice the knowledge gained in their studies whilst using their own language abilities and cultural competencies.
- The campus in Rome features the Policlinico Gemelli hospital which is ideal for our medical students, set in a stunning green campus offering a quiet respite from Rome’s city centre frenzy, but close enough to allow students to go and explore the Eternal City easily.
- Brescia is the innovation hub of the university, thanks to its state-of-the-art laboratories teaching the most up-to-date trends and professional inputs.
- Piacenza and Cremona campuses are strategically located in the Italian food valley. By being smaller, these campuses offer a more intimate and laid-back atmosphere to accompany the contrast of the challenges of academia.
The university facilitates students’ search for accommodation by providing a list of recommended private housing providers specialized in international student accommodation. Some campuses offer options such as halls of residence both on and off campus, more details available on the university website.
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