Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome

Health Sciences in the Eternal City

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), or "Cattolica", is the largest private university in Europe. Cattolica’s Rome campus was founded in 1960 and is home to the School of Medicine and Surgery, which is affiliated with the acclaimed Policlinico Gemelli University Hospital. This gives health science students access to a world-class hospital. Students benefit from access to internationally acclaimed experts in their field, including an impressive 43 Faculty members listed among the top Italian Scientists. The University Hospital is ranked first for the number of national non-profit clinical trials and third for non-profit drug experimentations performed. It is also a top Italian oncology hospital for the number of patients treated.

U.S. School of Record: St. Norbert College (WI)

Language of Instruction: English

Classmates: Mixture of about 27,000 degree-seeking and study abroad students from Italy and around the world.


  • Be part of a university with a recognized academic profile, one that is reflected by its academics, reputation, and global network.
  • A vibrant and large university, with a small, community feel.

To study in Rome is to study in the heart of a cultural, yet dynamic treasure, blending the past with the present. Cattolica’s internationally acclaimed School of Medicine and Surgery boasts an ideal affiliation with Policlinico Universitario “A.Gemelli”. Cattolica Medicine and Surgery students permeate their knowledge and create a positive scene as they line the corridors of the hospital with their lab coats. At Cattolica’s Rome campus students will feel at home. Located a short train ride away from the city center, students experience the best of both worlds: a close knit community at school, and the exciting and buzzing city of Rome.

Areas of Study

Health Science

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.