The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Piacenza (Italian: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Piacenza), also known as simply UCSC Piacenza, is a private Catholic university located in Piacenza, Italy. It is one of the five campuses of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, which is the largest private university in Italy.
UCSC Piacenza was founded in 1991 and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of disciplines, including:
Economics and Management
Humanities and Social Sciences
Food Sciences and Nutrition
Medicine and Surgery
The university is known for its high-quality education, its strong focus on research, and its commitment to social justice. UCSC Piacenza has a strong international reputation and its graduates are highly sought-after by employers in Italy and around the world.
Our Milan campus is located on the hallowed turf. Developed around the original site of a monastery in the very heart of the city. Our Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven of peace and grace within a city that offers an abundance of food, history, heritage, and choice. Milan is Italy’s, commercial heart. Piacenza is located in the culinary heartland of Italy, in a medieval town that is surrounded by the enchanting Italian countryside. Piacenza is quintessential Italy. Charming. Beautiful. Historic. Our Brescia campus is a hidden jewel. Once experienced, it's never forgotten. Despite being a small campus, the location is unforgettable. The Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS) is an association that promotes sports and physical education for university students in Milan. The CUS information point is located at the Milan campus, Largo A. Gemelli, 1. GetFIT is a trendy gymnasium located just 5 minutes walking distance from the Cattolica Milan campus, boasting added value with a sauna, swimming pool, and squash courts. Special gym subscriptions are available to Cattolica international students thanks to the collaboration between Università Cattolica and GetFIT gym. The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is an invaluable support network for international students. They organize numerous social and cultural events, tours, and recreational activities.
The school does not guarantee housing, but students can receive assistance in finding housing through the Milan International Living Service or the International Student Association. Housing ranges from about 500-800 euros per month.
A flat tuition fee is applied to international students residing outside the European Union and associated states. The full tuition fee amount is €8040 per year. However, this amount can be discounted if candidates request the “UCSC International Scholarship” while filling out the online application. The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by University Catholic in order to foster international students' access to degree programs. The discount covers about 37% of the total cost. Applicants are notified of the award by e-mail when they receive an offer for admission. The annual tuition fee applicable to undergraduate students who receive the UCSC International Scholarship is €5000.