Exchange: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Founded in 1921, UCSC offers undergraduate, graduate programs in Italian and English and a strong interdisciplinary approach. It is the largest non-state university in Europe. It has campuses in Milan, Rome, Brescia and Piacenza-Cremona. UCSC is among the top 150 universities ranked in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Credit Equivalency: 60 Credits = 5.0 UofT FCE

Courses Available:

– International curriculum courses: completely taught in English and taken mainly by international students.

– Academic curriculum courses: taught in English and in Italian, with Italian and international students.

– Italian language courses are offered at a cost for exchange students.

Internships Available:

– Part-time internship during the semester, to be combined with 2/3 academic courses.

– Full-time internship after the semester.

Knowledge in Italian is required for internships. In case students do not have any, they will be required to enroll in the Italian language courses. More information on this program can be found here.

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed, but the host institution will assist in securing housing. Please find more information here.


Country(ies): Italy
City: Milan
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Fall (Sep-Dec), Winter (Feb-May), Year-long (Sep-May)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall/Full Year Deadline: January 17, 2024
Winter Deadline: April 3, 2024


Language of Study: English, Italian
Level of Study: Undergrad, Graduate
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Professional/Internship, Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.75 Language Requirement: depending on course selection, Italian B2 may be required