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Education Abroad Office

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Area: Direct Enroll Program
Location: Milan
Country: Italy
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year
Website: Sacro Cuore Direct Program

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) has several campuses. The main campus is located in the heart of Milan. Most of the buildings, colleges, and campus facilities are located in St. Ambrose district, within the city centre of Milan.  Milan is currently recognized as one of the world's four fashion captials. Students are able to learn at a prestigeous and recognized university while experiencing all of the culture and life that Milan has to offer. 

Cost: All tuition and fees are paid directly to the host institution. 

Requirements: 3.0 GPA, completion of 2 or more semesters of undergraduate coursework. 

Tuition and fees are paid directly to UCSC. Tuition is due to UCSC upon completion of the UCSC application, which is April for a fall program, and November for a spring program. In addition to tuition and fees, students should plan to budget approximately €3,000 -€4,000 per semester for accomodations and €550 per month for meals and personal expenses. However, the amount you spend on daily necessities can vary greatly according to individual preference and lifestyle. To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Italy compared to other countries in the world.

UCSC offers a wide variety of courses surrounding Italin language and culture. Students take between 24-30 ECTS hours at UCSC which is equivalent to 12-15 hours of credit at USC. To see courses USC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Students have the ability for personal travel and sight seeing inside of the city. Additionally, UCSC offers a vast amount of on-campus programming including a buddy network that is helpful for students who are wanting to make connections with locals before the depart and sport facilities. 

Per university policy, all USC students will be charged for  emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance of  for their time abroad. Students will be enrolled in this insurance by the education abroad office prior to their departure. This charge will appear on the USC bill the semester(s) in which the student is abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details. 

Students will need to arrange their own housing in Milan. UCSC has limited on-campus housing and offers a list of preferred housing partners that they recommend. 

The academic calendar at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore for the international curriculum is similar to the one at USC. The fall term begins in late August and ends in December, while the spring term begins in February and ends in late May. 

UCSC hosts a three day orientation prior to the start of the semester.  Students who wish to attend should plan to arrive 1-2 weeks prior to their program start to participate. 

Semester and academic-year students will need a Student Visa to study in Italy.  Visa applications and submission requirements may vary based on the Italian Consulate/Embassy you go through. Students will need to use the embassy/consulate within their home juristdiction. Students are typically required to appear in person at their consulate/embassy to drop off and/or pick up any visa materials. Please contact the Education Abroad Office if you have any questions. 


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