Università Cattolica's summer programs are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context.

A mix of practical and theoretical aspects, with a relevant experiential learning component (site/company visits) strictly related to the course to ensure a 360° direct experience of the subject.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Film, TV and media
  • Health science
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International relations
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political science
  • Sociology

Go to the 'Course List' tab to find the full list of courses and course dates.

Credit equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

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 host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and the host program requirements. Some courses may impact on UQ semester 2, 2019 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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Course list

UQ Students can choose to participate in one of the following courses: 

Business, Government and the Global Economy
  • Start date: 08 July 2019
  • End date: 19 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Start date: 24 June 2019
  • End date: 05 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan

New fronteirs in brand communication and consumer engagement

  • Start date: 24 June 2019
  • End date: 05 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan
Understanding the customer: theories, trends, and values for an effective communication strategy
  • Start date: 08 July 2019
  • End date: 19 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan
Brand Strategy Experience: a professional approach
  • Start date: 24 June 2019
  • End date: 05 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan
A Mafia Story: its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television
  • Start date: 25 June 2019
  • End date: 05 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Milan

Health policy and management for universal coverage

  • Start date: 24 June 2019
  • End date: 05 July 2019
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Campus: Rome

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Costs and funding

The program fee varies depending on the number of courses you choose to do. Program fees range from $2,300 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. UQ students may be eligible for a program discount. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see information on the host university website

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimerfor further details.

Università Cattolica Course BEL Credit Assessment

IB/MG340su Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Approved for #2 unspecified level 2, Group 3 BBusMan Elective
IB /EC 320su Business, Government and the Global Economy  Approved for #2 level 2 Econ Elective
CM/MK300su New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement  Approved for #2 unspecified level 2 marketing major course
CM/MK330su Understanding the Customer: Theories, Trends and Values for an Effective Communication Strategy Approved for MKTG2501 Consumer Behaviour
CM/MK320su Brand Strategy Experience: A Professional Approach Approved for MKTG2508 Brnad Management and Strategy

Daisy - 2019

Prior to leaving, I already considered myself quite independent but whilst traveling and studying abroad solo I realized the full extent of this, which was quite challenging at first. Learning to work with students from all over the world was also extremely valuable, even more so than the course content itself! The time was also a reminder to not take life too seriously - there really is so much to see and do in life. I will carry these with me through my personal, academic and professional life.

Read more of Daisy's story here



Key Dates

Winter applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

See the 'Courses' tab for course dates. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Milan, Italy
Credit: Various - see courses tab
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.