Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Milan, Piacenza, Rome
Italy

Language of instruction

English
Italian

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:

Campuses

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

  • Milan (main campus)
  • Piacenza
  • Rome 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

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 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. 

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

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Communication, digital media and PR
Film, TV and media
Journalism
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
Film, TV and media
International relations
Food science
Mathematics and statistics

Course restrictions

Students can choose to build their own semester of study by selecting courses from two curricula: UCSC University Academic Curriculum and UCSC International Curriculum. See the curriculum requirements.

For courses taught in Italian at the undergraduate level - only those students who have an advanced Italian language ability (B2/C1) will be considered.

Italian Language courses (both pre-semester and semester-long) are not covered by the exchange agreement, so students must pay the tuition fees for the language courses direct to Sacro Cuore.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

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.  

Insurance

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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 UQ Abroad 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.