Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Our full name may be Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, however we are affectionately known as Cattolica.Our students and alumni feel fortunate to be part of a university with a recognized academic profile, one that is reflected by its academics, reputation, and global network.

Top reasons to study here

  • An international study experience is that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become fully immersed into a different society and culture.
  • Your international study experience will allow you to push new boundaries.
  • You will open your mind to a completely different world, where your fellow students will share different perspectives.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

Founded in Milan in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is Europe's most important Catholic university.

Education

At Cattolica your choices are endless: they offer an impressive range of innovative programs in the fields of Economics & Business, Accounting & Finance, Agriculture, Psychology and Linguistics, as well as Philosophy and the Arts.

Research

Cattolica’s 10 Research subject areas:

  • Mathematical and IT Sciences 
  • Physics 
  • Biology 
  • Medicine 
  • History, Philosophy, Education and Psychology 
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • Philology, Literature and Historical Sciences
  • Law
  • Economics and Statistics 
  • Political and Social Sciences 

Career

Students can enhance their university studies by taking part in an international experience by studying abroad through Cattolica’s semester & summer programs, language courses or work experience abroad.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401 200
2020
601 -200
2019
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
551 -40
2021
511 -10
2020
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
-
2020
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
459 43
2020
502
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The International Student Center is a student's home away from home and it houses the sup - port staff: advisors, mentors and friends. The staff have a unique understanding of the challenges experienced by international students, based on firsthand international experience.

Housing services

Cattolica's student housing options are as numerous as they are varied. 

  • The MIL Service - offers single or shared rooms in a residence hall off-campus or fully furnished apartments with wireless internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television, plus extra amenities such as a kitchenware.
  • EDUCatt (Assistance and Financial aid Organization for the students of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) offers housing solutions both on and off campus.

Library services

A unique underground and prestigious library containing over 2 million volumes. 

ICT services

Facilities include:

  • Wireless internet connection 
  • Utilities (water and electricity)
  • Biweekly cleaning service
  • TV & DVD player
  • Kitchenware

Medical services

The Cattolica health center provides students with medical care, nursing care and psychological counseling. General, specialist (gynecology, ophthalmology, diet) and preventative medical examinations are available to students. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our Milan campus is located on hallowed turf. Developed around the original site of a monastery in the very heart of the city. Home to over 27,000 students, our Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven of peace and grace within a city which offers an abundance of food, history, heritage and choice. Milan is Italy’s commercial heart. 
  • Piacenza is located in the culinary heartland of Italy, a medieval town which is surrounded by the enchanting Italian countryside. Piacenza is quintessential Italy. Charming. Beautiful. Historic.
  • Our Brescia campus is a hidden jewel. Once experienced, never forgotten. Whilst a small campus, the location is unforgettable. 

Sports facilities

Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS) is an association that promotes sport and physical education for university students in Milan. The CUS information point is located at the Milan campus, Largo A. Gemelli, 1. 

GetFIT is a trendy gymnasium located just 5 minutes walking distance from Cattolica Milan campus, boasting added value with a sauna, swimming pool and squash courts.

Feature: Special gym subscriptions are available to Cattolica international students thanks to the collaboration between Università Cattolica and GetFIT gym.

Student clubs

Erasmus Student Network (ESN), is an invaluable support network for international students. They organize numerous social and cultural events, tours and recreational activities.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good university with good teachers and a lot of projects

Visionary master degree program
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The reason why I chose this course is because I believe that the future will be digital and computer science/IT oriented. After my bachelor's, I wanted to pursue a career in management but I asked myself: management master course is a consolidated career starter path, but will it be updated and in line with the market requests in 30 years, or 40, when I will still be...

Cattolica review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I find my university to be very nice and easy to navigate once you get used to the different campuses. The classes are usually small, at least in my course, and the professors are qualified and friendly.

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