Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Student Body

Admission rate:


Degree background:

Diverse academic background

International students:


International student diversity:

Europe: 67%
Asia and Oceania: 16%
Africa: 8%
Central/South America: 6%
Middle East: 6%
North America: 3%

Admission Requirements

University degree:

Undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), preferably in a similar subject (specific requirements vary according to programme)

Language tests:

IELTS – Overall 6.0/6.5 (varies according to the programme)
TOEFL iBT – 84 -95 (varies according to the programme)
CAE – 173 – 180 (varies according to the programme)


1 academic or professional reference letter

Minimum work experience:

Proof of one year’s full-time work experience (by written confirmation letter/certificate from your current and/or former employers that specifically mentions starting & ending dates)

Minimum managerial experience:

Only required for MIB Executive programmes


Application fees:

EUR 75

Tuition fees:

MSc degrees: (refers to academic year 2021; check the website for 2022) – varies for EU residents from EUR 3,600 to EUR 9,300; Flat fee for non-EU residents of EUR 8,690/ 1-year Specializing Masters: EUR 7,000 – 14,000 (varies according to programme); flat fee for both EU and non-EU residents


Partial, merit-based scholarships for MSc degrees: EDUCATT scholarships for EU residents after their arrival in Italy and UCSC International Scholarship for non-EU residents covers 37% of the total costs. There may also be some programme-specific scholarships. Limited merit-based scholarships available for Specializing Master’s programmes.

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Push New Boundaries

Università Cattolica students and alumni feel fortunate to be part of the largest private university in Europe, characterised by a strong commitment to providing dedicated services to students and by its recognised academic quality.

Studying for a postgraduate programme at Cattolica means studying in an international context, with 153 different nationalities across our four campuses, but Italian at heart. Each University campus teaches competitive academic programmes related to the region, facilitating networking and career opportunities based on the location: Milan is the digital start-up capital where a true city-life student experience is guaranteed; the Piacenza-Cremona campuses are immersed in the Food Valley, enjoying exceptionally strong links with companies in the agro-food sector; Brescia is the innovation hub of the university, thanks to its state-of-the-art laboratories teaching the most up-to-date trends and professional inputs. Rome, the Eternal city, boasts the acclaimed School of Medicine and Surgery, with 43 faculty members listed among the Top Italian Scientists.
You will be sure to choose a programme and learning environment that is the best fit for you, that will foster the growth of your skills and competencies to offer you a brighter future. Our efforts have been recognised by ranking first place in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings (2020) for employer-student connections in Italy.

As it is a multidisciplinary university with 12 different Schools, students are taught specialised subjects, but always with valuable and relevant influences from other academic disciplines. Cattolica’s students also have access to plenty of opportunities to study abroad and custom-made internships to further enhance the international dimension of their CV.



36 postgraduate programmes in the areas of management, data science, food science, marketing, finance, business, political science and communication, among others.

Programme info

Programme name

Master of Science and Specializing Master

Programme format(s)

2-year Master of Science degrees and 1-year Specializing Master programmes; full-time


Master of Science degrees and 1-year Specializing Master’s diplomas

Language(s) of instruction

English or Italian depending on the programme

Locations of study abroad or international exchanges

Experience our exchange programmes or double degrees through our university partnerships in and out of Europe

Application deadlines between fall


and spring


February – June 2022 (varies according to the programme)

Starting dates between fall


and spring


MSc starting dates: September 2022/ 1-year Specializing Master’s starting dates: September 2022/January 2023 (depending on the programme of your choice)


On 9 September 2020 the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) declared the Faculty of Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore eligible to enter the EFMD Programme Accreditation for the Master of Science in Management


13 of our academic disciplines are listed in the top 200 QS Global Rankings by Subject (2021). Università Cattolica ranks first in the country for employer-student connections (2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings)

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