Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)

An immersion in Italian historic beauty and culture whilst experiencing an international focus in your studies and professional outlook.


Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

Milan, Cremona and Brescia = City campus
Piacenza and Rome = Suburban campus


Depends on subject: 50 (for international relations) to 240 (for economics)

Cattolica is the largest private university in Europe, and one the most prestigious higher education institutions in Italy. It is characterized by a strong internationalization strategy, its services to students, and its academic quality; 12 of our academic disciplines are listed in the top 250 QS Global Rankings by Subject (2019). We offer Undergraduate, Summer and Semester programs in English and over 40 Italian-taught degree subjects. Exceptionally strong industrial ties facilitate networking and internship opportunities: we rank #1 in the country for Employer-Student Connections (QS Employability Rankings 2020).


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Somewhat Selective

English language requirements waived. Only full IB Diploma accepted (no IB Certificates). Minimum 24 points: no other predicted minimum grade. For Economics or International Relations, we require strong Maths: IB Application and interpretation HL, or Analysis and approaches SL/HL. SAT or ACT accepted to boost weaker Maths.

Yes, University Foundation Program accepted. A total of 12 years schooling is required.

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

Multidisciplinary (13 different Schools)

Yes: it is recommended

Yes absolutely

Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

Not based on nationality but on taxes paid inside or outside EU. For non-EU produced incomes, 3 year BSc degrees: €8,000 per annum. MD Medicine & Surgery: €15,800.
For EU-produced incomes: €4,000-€9,000
(depending on family income) MD Medicine & Surgery: €7,000 - €16,000

Yes. Not based on nationality but on taxes paid inside or outside EU. For non-EU produced incomes: merit-based UCSC international scholarships reducing tuition fee. For EU-produced incomes: financial aid available based on family income: if eligible, entire tuition fee waived.


Accounting & Finance


World Top 200



Modern Languages Mixed

World Top 100


Business and Management

World Top 300

Food Production Management


World Top 200



Youth and Childhood Studies

Communication and Media Studies

World Top 200

International Relations


Medicine (Undergraduate)

World Top 200


World Top 200

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020 https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2020
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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