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Program Description:


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore International Winter School

Location: Milan, Italy
Program dates: 26 November 2018 - 18 January (depending on program choice).
Application deadline: 1 November 2018
Duration: 2-3 weeks

University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 2 - 3 weeks of their summer holidays undertaking classes and social activities at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. The three courses on offer run one after the other, with students able to spend up to 7 weeks in beautiful Milan, studying business & international relations related subjects.

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Academic Information

Language Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Business, Government and International Relations
Academic credit: 6 ECTS per subject (40 contact hours)
General Conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits 

Courses available
Business Government and the Global Economy - 26 November - 6 December 2018

Green Management and Sustainability - 10 December - 21 December 2018
Understanding the Middle East: Regional and International Identities, Interests and Strategies - 7 January - 18 January 2019

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Useful Information 

Local overview
Milan is famous for its industry, finance – it’s the home of Italy’s stock exchange – and, of course, its fashion and design. Steeped with the history of the Roman Empire, it’s a place of art and culture, with the opera La Scala, the Duomo cathedral, numerous museums and art collections and amazing shopping.

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Università Cattolica can provide accommodation through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) should students request it. Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. Their young and professional team is what makes the service competitive within the housing market since they understand the students' needs and respond with a quick and concrete solution.?

Off-campus shared flats (Double room) 
three weeks: € 420 (tbc)

Off- campus dorm (single room)       
two weeks: € 365 (tbc)             
three weeks: € 550 (tbc)

Off- campus hotel (single room)
two weeks: € 650 (tbc)            
three weeks: € 1100 (tbc)

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Contact for more information
+39 02 72345801


This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 

Program fee: € 1575 - € 4275 (approx. $2500- $6765 AUD) 

One course: € 1,500 (approx. $2375 AUD)
Two courses: € 2,850 (approx. $4510 AUD)
Three courses: € 4,200 (approx. $6645 AUD)
Application fee: € 75 (approx. $120 AUD)

Program fee inclusions: Workshop, lectures, and visits related to the topics discussed in class.

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 5x $1500 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, accommodation, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Milan.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore International Winter School applications have now closed for 2018/2019.

In the meantime, planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply Now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at