John Cabot University

John Cabot University

Small classes from professors who encourage dialogue and use the city of Rome as a learning laboratory. You will also have opportunities for internships at multinational companies, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, government offices, and museums, as well as opportunities for study and travel beyond Italy's borders to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Europe.

Top reasons to study here

  • A large percentage of the graduates pursue further studies and careers in international settings. Internationally-educated students find that their credentials.
  • JCU produces graduates who are sought after by and successful in the international communities of business, public service and academe.
  • JCU offers undergraduate students generous merit-based scholarships and need-based assistance grants.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)



John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.


  • 14 majors and 19 minors
  • M.A. in Art History
  • 250.000 items in the Frohring Library
  • Average class size 15 students
  • Students from over 80 countries


JCU’s Center for Career Services helps students prepare for and successfully enter the workforce by offering workshops, internship opportunities, and job placement assistance.

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Student services

Our Student Services Office organizes and supports a variety of co-curricular activities that reflect our values as a multicultural university, from clubs to spiritual life to weekend trips.

Housing services

2 residence halls and multiple off-campus apartments

Library services

The Frohring Library provides access to the most extensive academic English-language collection in Rome, as well as a quiet location to study or work on projects.

ICT services

John Cabot University's computer labs and multimedia lab provide a space for students to prepare presentations, write papers, or carry out multimedia projects.

Medical services

The Office of Health and Wellbeing connects students with physical and mental health resources. JCU provides an on-campus doctor and counseling clinic. Students may also request assistance with off-campus doctors and the insurance claims process.

Student Life

Campus life

Three campuses located in the heart of Trastevere, Rome.

Sports facilities

John Cabot University offers recreational sports teams, trips, and classes to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

The Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, bicycles, cardiovascular machines, and free weights. 

Students involved in competitive team sports have the opportunity to develop their athletic skills and form long-lasting friendships with teammates.

Student clubs

20+ student clubs and organizations


John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Student Reviews

I am proud to have chosen my university!
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a university rich of extra activities. The professors are well qualified and happy to help students. It is situated in the beautiful hearth of Rome. Unfortunately, it lacks of parking area at all.

I couldn't have chosen better
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The professors are excellent, super prepared and passionate about their questions. The lessons are interesting and the material stimulating. The teachers demand a lot but this pushes the students to give their best and to aspire to the best.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to study at such an empowering school that has shaped me into the bright young woman I am today. I have learned so much about myself, and the world around me and have been given opportunities to further my education abroad in Rome. I am so excited to be able to learn about roman culture and tradition

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