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Africa Scholars Program 


The deadline to submit an application for the academic year 2016/2017 expired on May 15. Applications for the academic year 2017/2018 will open in November 2016.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC's Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Through the Cattolica Africa Program all accepted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions (see the chart below). However, students will still be responsible for their own living expenses, hence the Cattolica Africa Program is NOT a program through which full scholarships can be obtained.

Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for the Cattolica Africa Program, which is applicable only for the following degree programs taught in English.

Cattolica Africa Scholars Program

This program consists of five 2-year MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale), all taught in English. These programs are preparing for an academic and/or professional career. Graduates of MSc programs are also eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.


  1. MSc in Banking and Finance (Milan Campus) - Commencement in September 2016
  2. MSc in Economics (Milan Campus) - Commencement in September 2016
  3. MSc in Management (Milan Campus) - Commencement in September 2016
  4. MSc in International Management, Legislation and Society (Piacenza Campus) - Commencement in September 2016
  5. MSc in Agriculture and Food Economics (Cremona Campus) - Commencement in September 2016

For additional information about the various programs, you can download the pertaining brochure by clicking on the name of the program above.

Students should expect to cover a minimum of €850 per month for rent and food. Living costs in Piacenza and Cremona are approximately €200 per month lower than in Milan.


The tuition fees (after tuition fee reduction) are as follows:

Degree Name/Title

Published Tuition

Tuition fee reduction

Tuition to be paid

M.Sc.in Banking and Finance 


€6,040 per year

€2,500 per year

M.Sc.in Economics 


€6,040 per year

€2,500  per year

M.Sc.in Management


€6,040 per year

€2,500 per year

M.Sc.Agriculture and Food Economics


€6,040 per year

€2,500 per year

M.Sc. in International Management


€6,040 per year

€2,500 per year

Cattolica offers scholarship opportunities for 1-year English-taught Specializing Masters as well. For more information please visit the page.


Admission requirements

Admission requirements for all graduate Degree programs include:

  1. Completion of at least a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university (2nd class upper division / 2.1 degree or higher)
  2. Proof of proficiency in English 

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