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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Arts, Law, Politics
Course Language(s) English, Italian
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Fall September - December
Spring February - May

About the University

Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe's most important Catholic university. It is also the only university in Italy with campuses all over the country: in Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome. Università Cattolica holds a place in European tradition as a seat of cultural development; the strong and essential focus on a comprehensive, unifying building of knowledge facilitates an understanding and interpretation of the complexities of life today. Read more.


Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia, Rome, Italy

Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on courses available in English, visit the UCSC website.


Housing in Milan is not easy to find. 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.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at EUR 4000-5500.

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Visa requirements

Students coming for a semester are required to apply for a student visa at the Italian consulate in Brisbane by appointment with the invitation letter required for application.

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