Premium Community Services UCSC Alumni
Graduates of Università Cattolica enrolled in the premium services of the UCSC Alumni community are entitled to a reduction on Graduate tuition fees to be applied to the second instalment. Visit the individual Graduate pages to find out about the subsidised amount.
Per Merito. The loan that believes in your talent
Funding that encourages your studies at university and Graduate level, with advantageous conditions. To prepare you confidently for the world of work. After you have completed your studies, you can either pay back the entire amount in your account in one lump sum or you can apply for a Per Merito loan.
Per Merito PerTe is dedicated to students with specific merit requirements. The Loan takes place in three distinct phases: the opening of the credit account, the "bridge period" or "moratorium" during which the student has the opportunity to decide how to repay the sums used with the credit opening, and the loan, where chosen as the Loan repayment method.
StudioSì - Smart Specialisation Fund
StudioSì is the latest instrument promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research ( (MIUR) in agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of the 2014-2020 NOP Research and Innovation and co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), which enables university students to take advantage of funding to support their postgraduate tertiary education.
The fund is intended for students residing in the 8 regions of Southern Italy (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Apulia, Sardinia and Sicily) who are attending or will attend, in the 2020/2021 academic year, tertiary education courses (integrated degree programmes, graduate degree programmes, specialising masters, and specialisation schools) in Italy or abroad recognised by the MIUR.
Interested students can apply for a loan of up to 50,000 euros, at zero interest and without personal guarantees or third-party guarantors, which can cover not only university fees but also study-related expenses. Education pathways must be completed by 31 December 2025.
Further information on requirements and how to participate is available on the official page of the initiative on the MIUR website.
Resources will be disbursed through two financial operators: Intesa San Paolo and Gruppo Bancario Cooperativo ICCREA.
Fondo Studio - Right to the future: a guaranteed loan for deserving students
The aim of the Fund is to provide the necessary guarantees to enable deserving young people to obtain funding for university enrolment or for postgraduate specialisation or foreign language courses.
In order to access the financing guaranteed by the Fund, young people who meet the requirements set out in the regulations must fill in the application form, attach the required documentation and go to the branches of the lenders participating in the initiative.
Who can apply for funding
Students enrolled in a first or second level specialising masters, who have paid their tuition fees and hold an undergraduate or graduate degree with a mark of at least 100/110.
Scholarships for individual Specialising Masters
Thanks to the financial support of institutions and companies that collaborate in specialising masters, the University awards partial and/or full scholarships to cover the master tuition fees.
For more information, see the individual specialising master's pages and click on admission procedures.
Tuition fee deductions
Pursuant to the Ministerial Decree of 26 December 2016, tuition fees, for enrolment in all first and second level university specialising masters at the Milan, Brescia and Piacenza campuses, are deductible at 19% for a maximum amount of €3,700 (regardless of the Graduate subject area).
The deduction is granted on condition that you are in possession of receipts for the payment of taxes made by MAV, bank transfer or by credit card or other payment systems.
Information on the deductibility of education costs (ITA)
If you are a VAT-registered worker who has attended a specialising master, you can benefit from tax savings. As an alternative to the 19% deduction, you can deduct from your income the cost of attending the master programme, including any travel and accommodation expenses, up to a maximum of €10,000.