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 (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.
- Host institution: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 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 €5,540 per year. Instead of paying €8,540, selected candidates will only pay a tuition of €3,000 per year.
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 and in Rome.
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 graduated students from these programs are eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.
- The Art and Industry of Narration (Milan Campus)
- Banking and Finance (Milan Campus)
- Economics – Laurea Magistrale in Economia (Milan Campus)
- Innovation and Technology Management (Milan Campus)
- Management (Milan Campus)
- Methods and Topics in Arts Management – Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Gestione dei Beni Culturali e dello Spettacolo (Milan Campus)
- Statistical and actuarial sciences – Actuarial Sciences for insurance (Milan Campus)
- Agricultural and Food Economics (Cremona Campus)
- Food Processing: innovation and tradition (Cremona campus)
- Global Business Management (Piacenza Campus)
- Healthcare Management – Laurea Magistrale in Management dei Servizi (Roma Campus)
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)
- Proof of proficiency in English:
- Academic IELTS: 6.0
- TOEFL iBT: 83
- Cambridge English: First, Advanced, Proficiency: 173
- Vantage, Business Higher: 173
- have successfully completed a degree program taught in English; or
- currently studying in English at their home institution.
How to Apply for the Africa Scholars Program
To apply for this 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 required documents. While filling the admission form, those who wish to apply for this scholarship must enter “yes” in the relevant section of the tab “Additional information”.
- Copy of passport (page with your data and photo);
- Italian fiscal code, if available;
- Copy of your high school diploma;
- Copy of your bachelor degree – if already available;
- Official transcripts of the bachelor degree including grading and credit system explanation;
- Updated CV;
- Motivation letter – in a couple of paragraphs explain why you want to study within the university;
- Academic reference – you can use the fields “Additional documents 1/2/”;
- GRE/GMAT score report (Optional).
NB Applicants should be aware that there is an application fee of 75€ that is charged by the university while applying for this program.
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