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
  • Sustainability
  • International Relations

For more detailed information about these courses go to the host university website.

Credit Equivalent 

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

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 $2,370 - $6,625 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

Business, Government, and the Global Economy
  • Start date: 26 November 2018
  • End date: 06 December 2018
Green Management and Sustainability
  • Start date: 10 December 2018
  • End date: 21 December 2018
Understanding the Middle East: Regional and International Identities, Interests and Strategies
  • Start date: 07 January 2019
  • End date: 18 January 2019

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 Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: 1 November 2018

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

UQ Abroad 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.​