Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is is an Italian private research university founded in 1921. Its main campus is located in Milan, Italy, the location where DMU students can spend a year studying on exchange. UCSC is highly ranked in QS World University Rankings by subject 2022, with 16 disciplines ranked in the top 300 in the world, or higher. The University prides itself on its academic reputation and campus diversity.
Cattolica puts students first! The professional academic staff believes in you and helps to connect your learning and desired career path. Their range of campus facilities and services ensures that every international student has access to all of the support, information and mentoring. Services at UCSC include a dedicated international student centre, a housing service, health centre, sports facilities and international student associations.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with UCSC allows students enrolled on a wide range of programmes to study abroad:
Modules will be available in English. Click here to find out more about the study options available to you. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year at UCSC. In addition, students may also choose to study some modules related to Italian literature, theatre, cinema, musics and history. There are also highly recommended Italian language courses on offer, but they do have an additional cost to students.
Learn more about student life and support
International students can be faced with challenges and new experiences so whether you are seeking advice related to your studies, accommodation or overall experiences, you should never fear being alone on campus as the Cattolica International team will be your first port of call. Details of their support services can be found here.
The UCSC campus has a range of facilities including a library, computer rooms, language centre and cafeterias. You can find more details here.
Adapting to a new culture can be exciting yet challenging. The student associations at UCSC will help you feel like at home. They offer a buddy scheme and have an Erasmus Student Network society who offer support and arrange activities and events for all exchange students. You can find more details here.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Milan are slightly higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Italy: