Winter Programs at Cattolica is ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context.

Every week, students will participate in a site visit, strictly relevant to the course (business company, agency, etc) to ensure a 360° direct experience of the subject.

Field of Study

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Sustainability
  • International business
  • Political science
  • Management
  • Environmental studies

For more detailed information about the courses available to UQ students, see 'Courses' tab.

Credit Equivalent 

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 12 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 university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the Cattolica entry requirements.

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The tuition fee is approximately AUD $2,500 - $4,600 depending on course load. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Accommodation is available at an additional cost. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university website. 

UQ Students can choose to participate in one, two or three courses offered during the Winter Programs at Cattolica program. More information regarding courses can be found on the host university website

The challenges of a sustainable economy: A comprehensive strategic approach
  • Start date: 09 December 2019
  • End date: 20 December 2019
Green Management and Sustainability
  • Start date: 20 January 2020
  • End date: 31 January 2020

Bradley - 2016

I decided to enroll in the short term program in Milan as it provided the perfect opportunity to complete a course for credit and experience a European Christmas. I think that being in Milan in the lead up for Christmas added an extra element to the experience and if it was another time of year I don’t the city would have had the same feeling. Milan is a great city and provides the opportunity to quickly travel to Venice or into Switzerland for the weekend or even a quick trip to Madrid which is what I did.






Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September
Host: 01 November

Program Dates

See 'Courses' tab for various program dates

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Milan, Italy
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and 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.​