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Italy: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program 2020/2022 for African Masters Students

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) offers masters scholarships for African students to study for selected programs for 2020/2022 academic year through the Cattolica Africa Scholarship.

Applicati,on Deadline: 

  • 1st Round: 1st February, 2020
  • 2nd Round: 15th March, 2020
  • 3rd Round: 15th April, 2020

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Subject Areas: The Cattolica Africa Scholarship program consists of twelve 2-year MSc programs (Laurea Magistrale), all taught in English. These programs are preparing for an academic and/or professional career. Graduates of MSc programs are also eligible to enter PhD programs at Italian universities.

  1. The Art and Industry of Narration (Milan Campus)
  2. Banking and Finance (Milan Campus)
  3. Economics – Laurea Magistrale in Economia (Milan Campus)
  4. Innovation and Technology Management (Milan Campus)
  5. Management (Milan Campus)
  6. Methods and Topics in Arts Management – Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Gestione dei Beni Culturali e dello Spettacolo (Milan Campus)
  7. Statistical and actuarial sciences – Actuarial Sciences for insurance (Milan Campus)
  8. Statistical and actuarial sciences – Data Analytics for Business and Economics (Milan Campus)
  9. Agricultural and Food Economics (Cremona Campus)
  10. Food Processing: innovation and tradition (Cremona campus)
  11. Global Business Management (Piacenza Campus)
  12. Healthcare Management – Laurea Magistrale in Management dei Servizi (Roma Campus)

About the Award: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, as part of its mission to foster relationships with developing countries, has developed a special program for students from the African continent. This program will enable students to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs taught in English at UCSC’s Milan, Piacenza and Cremona campuses.

Through the Cattolica Africa Scholarship, all accepted applicants will be offered tuition fee reductions (see the chart below). 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.

Type: Masters (Taught degree)

Eligibility: Students, either citizens or residents, of all African countries may apply for the Cattolica Africa Scholarship, which is applicable only for the degree programs taught in English.

Admission requirements for all Master Degree programs include:

  • Completion of at least a Bachelor Degree from a recognized university (2nd class upper division / 2.1 degree or higher)
  • English Language Test score: IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or TOEFL IBT 80 if English is not your first language.or successful completion of a degree program taught in the English language.
  • An application fee of 75€ is due in order to submit the candidacy.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: €5540 tuition waiver per year.

Duration of Award: Cattolica Africa Scholarship Program will be offered for 2 years

How to Apply

  1. Download the application guidelines and read them carefully. Make sure you follow the instructions provided in order to properly submit your application.
  2. Select the degree program of your choice. You may select up to two programs. Your application will be considered for your first choice only. In case of your application being unsuccessful, will we automatically consider you for the second choice.
  3. Create your account, fill out the online form and upload the required documents (listed in the guidelines)
  4. Pay the application fee (75€, non-refundable) and submit your application. We will start processing your application after the payment of the application fee has been received: check that the status of the application in your Self Service Center is “Applied and paid”. In case it is not, please contact. [email protected]

Visit scholarship webpage for details

  1. Caroline says

    am very much interested with your Scholarship but to bad that in Eastern Africa you Only chose 3 countries… Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda…. You forgot mine (TANZANIA).

    I was interested with M.A International Relations, as I hold a Bachelor degree B.A in Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

    Thanks for the opportunity though it does not benefit me!! Sob sob…

  2. Tekle Ligdi says

    I have already applied for this scholarship before some months but I do not know the status of my application. There for shall I applied again? your immediate response in this regard is highly appreciated.

    1. admin says

      No! You don’t need to apply again.

  3. Getachew Beza MELASH says

    I am Getachew Beza MELASH.I was born 14 August 1988 In Ethiopia.I have BA degree in Economics with CGPA 3.30.Since october 2009, i am working in ministry of finance and economic development as assistance expert. Even if i have get a back ground knowledge in economics,it is not enough to be well known professional for this organization. Due to this i am very interested to apply this scholarship.

  4. Aman Donacian says

    I think Tanzanian are not covered to this and to be eligible you must have being selected for the related master or you may start afresh.

  5. Saka waheed M. says

    Thanks for the opportunity given to us in developing countries generally, more grace to your elbow. I am interested in the scholarship to do my masters in economics. I read economics in my first Degree, i also read Post Graduate Diploma in Agric. Econs & Extension. Besides this, I am currently rounding up my masters in International Affairs & Diplomacy. I believe with my level of education & work experience i should be able to carry out the research work successfully. I am from Nigeria. How can u help me in this regard sir/ma?

  6. Janet Njiram'madzi says

    why isn't Malawi included? not fair.

  7. beriso says

    Have any body ever won a undergraduate scholarship from africa just wondering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  8. Daba Meshesha Gusu says

    Iam from ethiopia. I have master of science degree in mathematics and am lecturer in one of ehiopia university,AMBO.I served my country for 9 years and ten mounths.AND To continue my phD Programmee in applied mathematics or statistics .please i will continue in sep 2012 and after than please help how can to continue a further process. Sincerly yours. thankyou. my email address is [email protected]

  9. Ivan Turyahebwa says

    when is UCSC Africa scholarship program for 2012/2013 short listing its candidates for January intake 2013.

  10. ERNEST THOMAS says


  11. Jonathan ocheni says

    Please sir, I have third class in Business administration. Can I apply for it?

  12. [email protected] says

    I got a c- in my results and I kindly request that you offer me a scholarship


    I am Zemedkun Tekle i was born in 1996 suthern part of ethiopian,kambata tembaro administration zone and i am graduated in statistics with total CGPA of 3.62 from university of Gondar ethiopia,it is one the oldest university in ethiopia it found in oldest and historical city called Gondar. There is a chang in everyday and every where now so,you must be update your self according with chang for that matter i wanna to get scholarship to serving my country and nations of the rest world.

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