Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Milan, Piacenza, Rome

Language of instruction


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe's most important Catholic university. Academic excellence, a commitment to charting the frontiers of research, and high standards of services are the strengths of an institution long recognised for its openness to innovation and change. The university’s mission translates into the offer of an education focused on the development of the person as a whole.

The main campus in Milan is an integral part of the local community. The bustling streets surrounding the campus are full of cafés, restaurants and shops, while within the perimeter are picturesque gardens and courtyards.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semster August–December

View the UCSC academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UCSC has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:


3 of UCSC's campuses are available to exchange students:

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at UCSC is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UCSC.

Only students with a record of advanced Italian language skills (level B2/C1) will be considered for undergraduate courses that are taught in Italian.

Find courses

Search the UCSC course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Communication, digital media and PR
Film, TV and media
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Business information systems
Communication, digital media and PR
Film, TV and media
Food science
Human resources
International business
International relations
Mathematics and statistics

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


Student housing options at UCSC are as numerous as they are varied. International students looking for accommodation in apartments should check out the resources provided on the university's housing web page.

Cost of living

Cattolica has prepared a list of average living costs in Milan to help you budget for exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Non-EU residents must have health insurance which covers costs related to medical treatment and admission to hospital in order to apply for a Residency Permit.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.