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Africa Scholars Program at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Africa Scholars Program at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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 LEVEL : Masters, Research
 FUNDING : Partially Funded
 OPEN TO : Africans
 PLACE : Italy
 STARTS IN : September
STATUS : 14 Days left

Applications are opened for the Africa Scholars Program at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. This scholarship program is part of the university’s mission to foster relationships with developing countries. This scholarship program to study in Italy has been created to allow African students to study in 2-year graduate degree programs taught in English at either Milan, Roma, Piacenza or Cremona campuses.

Through this scholarship program to study in Europe, all accepted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions. The Cattolica Africa Scholarship is NOT a fully funded which provide coverage for tuition, monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, etc. Therefore, students should be aware that they will be responsible for their own living expenses, and others related fees.

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC, UNICATT or Cattolica), is a private research university in Italy. With 12 faculties and 7 schools, the university provides undergraduate, graduate, PhD degree programs. UCSC has campuses in Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia, and Rome. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and the largest Catholic University in the world. The university ranks in the top 250 universities globally for three main subject areas: Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, Social Sciences and Management.

Program Details

  • Host institution: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) in Italy.
  • Fields of Study: This program consists of 2-year graduate degrees (Lauree Magistrali), all taught in English and commencing in September every year.
  • Duration: up to 2 years.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Target group: Open to students from the African continent.

Africa Scholars Program Benefits

Winners of this scholarship will have a tuition fee reduction of €5,870 per year. Instead of paying €9,050 selected candidates will only pay a tuition of €3,480 per year.

Through the Africa Scholars Programme, all admitted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions (as written above). However, students will still be responsible for their own living expenses. Hence the Università Cattolica Africa Scholars Programme is NOT a programme through which full scholarships can be obtained. Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for the Africa Scholars Programme, which is applicable only for the degree programmes taught in English (shown below).

Eligible programs for the Cattolica Africa Scholarship

This scholarship program consists of 2-year graduate degrees (Lauree Magistrali), all taught in English and commencing in September every year. These programs prepare for an academic and/or professional career and graduate students from these programs are eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.

Milan campus

  1. The Art and Industry of Narration
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Communication for Business, Media and Culture
  4. Data Analytics for Business
  5. Economics
  6. European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication
  7. Innovation and Technology Management
  8. Linguistic Computing
  9. Management
  10. Methods and Topics in Arts Management
  11. Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

Piacenza-Cremona campus

  1. Agricultural and Food Economics
  2. Consumer Behaviour
  3. Food Processing: Innovation and Tradition
  4. Global Business Management
  5. Sustainable Viticulture and Enology

Brescia campus

  1. Applied Data Science for Banking and Finance
  2. Innovations in Biotechnology Applied to Regenerative Medicine
  3. Physics and Innovation

Rome campus : Healthcare Management

European Double Degree Programme – Cremona, Italy (Università Cattolica) / Lyon, France (ISARA) : Sustainable Food System

Italian programme : Italian-taught 2-year graduate programmes

Africa Scholars Program Eligibility

Admission requirements for all graduate Degree programs include:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university (2nd class upper division / 2.1 degree or higher)
  • Meeat english requirement. Please click here to see updated information about language requirements.

Note : Candidates must satisfy the English language requirements by May 31, 2024. However, priority consideration will be given to students who provide a recognized English test at the time of application.

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How to Apply for the Africa Scholars Program

To apply for this university scholarship program to study in Italy, candidates must click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications. They should also scan and upload the required documents.

  • STEP 1 : Click on the button the “Apply” button below to start a new application
  • STEP 2 : Create your account and sign up on the Online Application Portal
  • STEP 3 : Complete your application on the Online Application Portal
  • STEP 4 : Upload the required documents
  • STEP 5 : Review your application and pay the application fee (€75, non-refundable)
  • STEP 6 : Submit your application
  • STEP 7 : Check your feedback on the Online Application Portal

Required Documents

  1. Copy of passport(s) / ID document (single page with your data and photo). If you have an EU and a non-EU passport, upload both
  2. Only if applicable: Italian fiscal code
  3. Only if applicable: Italian residency permit
  4. Copy of your official high school diploma
  5. Official transcript of records for your bachelor degree, including grading and credit system explanation. if you have not yet graduated, the transcripts must include the exams that you still have to take
  6. Copy of your bachelor degree – if already available
  7. Academic reference letter
  8. Updated version of your Curriculum Vitae
  9. Motivation letter: you may refer to this template as a guideline here. Include any other comments that might help you succeed in the selection process. Please type into the downloadable word document and once completed, save it in pdf format
  10. Only if applicable: GRE or GMAT score report
  11. Check the linguistic entry requirements of the programme to which you are applying to verify if you need to provide an English language certificate. If you have had English as a medium of instruction at secondary or tertiary education level, upload an official statement from your university.

In case of doubts, contact [email protected].

Application timeline

Applications will be evaluated only if all required documents have been provided upon submission and if the application fee has been paid. Given the limited number of places on the programme and the high level of competition, some applicants might be placed on a waiting list. Feedback for completed applications will be available within 4-6 weeks after the round deadline. Outstanding candidates may receive early feedback.

1st assessment roundDecember 12, 2023January 25, 2024
2nd assessment roundJanuary 26, 2024February 22, 2024
3rd assessment roundFebruary 23, 2024March 26, 2024
4th assessment round (Final deadline for non-EU students who must apply for a study visa)March 27, 2024May 9, 2024
5th assessment round (Final deadline for EU students)May 10, 2024June 27, 2024

Note : Some local Italian Consulates/Embassies can be stricter than others regarding the deadline of the pre-enrolment process. Therefore, non-EU students residing abroad who need a study visa are strongly advised to submit their application as soon as possible and to verify the dates of the pre-enrolment with their local Italian Consulate/Embassy.

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