Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Milan, Italy
Università Cattolica is the largest private university in Europe distinguished for its academic excellence, strong ties with industries and a wide range of services tailored for international students. Merit-based partial scholarships are also available for international students. The main campus is based in Milan, Italy’s financial and fashion capital, where students have the chance to put into practice their knowledge whilst using their own language abilities and cultural competencies.
  • #401 Ranking
  • 18 Masters
  • 41000 Students

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • We offer partial, merit-based scholarships on most programs offered. across 12 Faculties and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • 10 of 12 disciplines taught by us feature in the top 200 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016
  • Our largest campus is located in the heart of Milan’s city centre, allowing students to enjoy all the social and work experiences at their doorstep.



Founded in 1921, Università Cattolica is the largest university in Europe, boasting over 41 000 students across 12 Schools and 4 campuses.


·We offer the opportunity to study both English-taught and Italian-taught programs, at different levels. The areas covered range from traditional fields as Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology and Italian literature to the most competitive and cutting-edge fields of Banking and Finance, International Business, International Relations, Agricultural Economics, Management, Corporate Communication.


·By living and studying with us, students are ideally positioned to put into practice the knowledge gained at the University whilst using their own language abilities and cultural competencies. Our enviable industrial ties with the most globally renowned companies allow for unique networking and internship opportunities.


Support Services
  • International Student Advisors The International Student Advisors will assist all international students from the very first contact and throughout the students experience at Cattolica. The support services include assistance with admissions, enrolment, housing, academic advising, access to health and welfare services, visa and residency permit applications and financial questions.
  • Italian Language and culture courses UCSC International together with the Language Center offers specialized Italian language courses before and throughout the academic year for International students wanting to improve their Italian language level. Check out the Italian Language and Culture Course page: exchange students or degree-seeking students.
  • Dedicated orientation events
  • Internship and placement assistance
Campus Facilities
  • Library and Bookstore As in any university, the library is the place where study, research and cultural contact all meet. The library system of the Università Cattolica is one of the most prestigious in Italy. It is currently supported by all kinds of modern technology, including an electronic catalogue that can be consulted over the web.
  • Computer rooms and internet access Computer halls around campus allow for internet access either on fixed desktops or personal laptops (wall connection or Wi-Fi if available). Computer rooms are usually open all day until 9:00 PM. Cattolica provides wi-fi in areas of the main building. Some areas of the main cloisters have wi-fi from 7.00 am until 10.00pm
  • Language Center Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo The Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo (SeLdA) offers a variety of support language courses to International and Italian Students, to faculty and staff. Currently the Language Centre also offers language training and instruction in the following languages: Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and German.
  • I-Catt I-Catt is an intranet system for students and faculty that provides information about university services and news, course and schedule planning, exam registration, and many more.
  • Health Services The Cattolica Health Centre provides all enrolled students medical care, nursing care and psychological counselling.
  • General, specialist (gynaecology, ophthalmology, diet) and preventative medical examinations are available to students. During the centre's opening hours, the Nursing Service is always on hand to administer first aid, medication and prescribed drugs, measure blood pressure, take body temperature, provide information about local heath services, and give health advice. Access is free, no appointment needed.

Student Life

Choosing Cattolica will be an enriching experience, not only from an academic point of view: students will profit of the active cultural and social life at the University by getting involved with students associations, sport organizations and many other opportunities offered within the campus. Just at their doorstep then, the city of Milan will provide them with endless options typical of a busy and successful city, yet capable of astonishing for its undiscovered and quiet corners. From vibrant and exciting nightlife to cultured museum tours, from tastes of the finest restaurants to intimate walks around gardens and streets. Milan is a versatile and dynamic city , yet always true to its authentic Italian spirit.

The Global Study Awards

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