The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Italy, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, developed a special program – the Africa Scholars Program – for students from the African continent.
The UCSC Africa Scholarships program will enable students to study selected masters degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona Campuses. Cattolica offers scholarship opportunities for 1-year English-taught Specializing Masters as well.
UCSC Italy is pleased to offer partial African scholarships in the fields of study listed below for the 2016/2017 academic year for eligible students from Africa.
Cattolica Africa Scholars Program
Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Country to Study in: Italy
Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for these scholarships that are applicable only for the degree programs taught in English as listed below (see ‘Fields of study’).
PROGRAM INFORMATION & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission requirements for all Masters Degree programs include:
For the MBA at least three years of work experience and GMAT/GRE are required (students can apply without a GMAT/GRE score; however this test has to be taken before program commencement). For the Master of International Business no work experience is required.
Citizens and residents of ALL African countries
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC); Italy (campuses at Milan, Piacenza and Cremona)
Fields of Study
The Cattolica Africa Scholarship consists of 2 programs:
1. Cattolica Africa Scholars Program
This program consists of five MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale), all taught in English, which take 2 years to complete. These programs are preparing for an academic and/or professional career. Graduates of these MSc programs are also eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.
For additional information about the various programs, you can download the pertaining brochure by clicking on the name of the program while on the official website (link to it is below).
2. Cattolica Africa Leadership Program [NOT currently offered for 2016/2017 session]
This program consist of five specialized Master programs (Master Universitario), taught in English, which all take 1 year to complete. These programs consist of one semester of coursework and one semester of internship and/or project activities. These programs are designed for students who seek to enhance their professional career through a specialized area of study, taught by top-academics and professional experts in the field.
For additional information about the various programs, you can download the pertaining brochure on clicking on the name of the program while on the official website (link to it is below) or access the online program description.
Number of Awards
Up to 47 scholarships are being offered for the 2016/2017 academic session. (In the past, however, 52 scholarships – 12 full tuition and 39 partial tuition – have been awarded)
The Cattolica Africa Scholars Program will be offered for 2 years. It covers the 2-year MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale) taught in English.
Through the Cattolica Africa Program all accepted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions. 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.
Living costs in Piacenza and Cremona are approximately €200 per month lower than in Milan. (P.S: See official website for complete breakdown of scholarship values.)
Method of Application
4 steps are involved:
NOTE: Candidates have to upload the originals of the transcript of academic records, bachelor-level Diploma (if available), and Secondary School Diploma, plus their official translation into Italian or English. If the documents are issued in English, French or Spanish, the translation is not required.
There are 4 application rounds:
|ROUND||Online application period||Results available*|
|1st Round||November 5, 2015 – February 1, 2016||Not later than March 14, 2016|
|2nd Round||February 2 – March 15, 2016||Not later than April 26, 2016|
|3rd Round||March 16 – April 15, 2016||Not later than May 27, 2016|
|4th Round||April 16 – May 15, 2016||Not later than June 27, 2016|
Due to the restrictive and lengthy nature of the student pre-registration process required by the Italian Consulates and Embassies in various countries, Università Cattolica strongly advise non-EU students residing abroad to apply by April 15.
Application Deadline: 1 Feb / 15 Mar / 15 Apr / 15 May 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY eligible countries)