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University of Catania
Catania, Italy (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Sem 1 & Sem 2,
Sem 2 & Sem 1,
Semester 1,
Semester 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Semester 1 2019 27/05/2018 15/08/2018 TBA TBA
Sem 1 & Sem 2 2019 27/05/2018 15/08/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Agreement Type:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Language of Instruction:
English (limited classes in some areas), Italian
Sem 1, 2019
Anticipated Places
Program Description:

University of Catania

Palazzo dell'Università
The University of Catania, in Italian Università degli Studi di Catania, was founded in 1434 and is the oldest and main university in Sicily.  The king of Spain, Alfonso V of Aragon (also King Alfonso I of Sicily) authorised the establishment of a Studium generale with the privilege of issuing academic titles in the four core disciplines of Medicine, Philosophy, Canon and Civil Law and Theology to compensate the city for moving the capital to Palermo. Papal recognition came ten years later from Pope Eugene IV.

The University has 23 departments, having abolished faculties in the education reforms in Italy of 2010, which are responsible for the organization of teaching and research.  It teaches approximately 66,000 students and has the Italian Language and Culture School for Foreigners.  The Department of Humanities, the main participant in this agreement, is housed in an old Benedictine monastery, several blocks from the main University building.

Did you know?

The University's building was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 and students, left without a place to continue their studies, before it was rebuilt, transferred their classes to wooden huts by the harbour. The new building, designed by Giovan Battista Vaccarini, is a magnificent  monument of Baroque architecture and remains the seat of the University today.
Benedictine monastery Catania