AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), or "Cattolica"?, is the largest private university in Europe. The university has been granted five stars by QS Stars, a global university rating system. Cattolica's Milan campus hosts over 27,000 students per year and is located in a beautiful 8th-century monastery, renovated by Bramante in the 1600s. The school is an integral part of the local community of Milan, attracting students from within Italy as well as from around the world.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
SAI requires a 2.75 GPA to be considered for this program.
FALL SEMESTER: Mid-September – Mid-December SPRING SEMESTER: Mid January – Late May SUMMER: 4 & 6 week sessions
AREAS OF STUDY
SAI will house you in student apartments. SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Click here and scroll down to housing for more infrormation.
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
3. Airfare Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
4. Other Meals
Visas may require a fee (SAI will provide visa information if you are accepted)STUDENT LIFE
The bustling streets around the UCSC campus are full of cafés, restaurants and shops. Yet hidden discreetly within the school’s perimeter are picturesque gardens and courtyards, all of which add to the unique ambience and study environment. SAI students at Cattolica join others from around the world in elective semester and summer courses offered in English across the liberal arts curriculum. Cattolica prides itself on the strong community that is fostered with both degree-seeking and visiting students. Visiting students have access to the school’s international student center, health center, sports facilities and international student associations.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 1
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Universita' Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore is a private research university, founded in 1921 and is the largest private university in Europe. The university has been granted five stars by QS Stars, a global university rating system and students come from around the world to attend, in addition to Italian students.
Yet hidden discreetly within the school’s perimeter are picturesque gardens and courtyards, all of which add to the unique ambience and study environment. Cattolica hosts over 27,200 students per year and is located in an 8th century monastery, renovated by Bramante in the 1600’s.
Cattolica Academic Programs:
4 weeks (6 credits)
6 weeks (9 credits)
Semester Elective: 12-15 credits
Areas of Study:
Business and Economics
Fashion and Design
Italian Language and Culture
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa preparation, housing, student health insurance, transcripts, pre-departure, on-site orientation & advising, and cell phone service.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.