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Study abroad at John Cabot University

John Cabot University (JCU) is an independent, four year liberal arts university based in the Italian city of Rome. It offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and study abroad programs to international students from all over the world.

The University has three campuses located in the heart of Trastevere, Rome, with two residence halls and multiple off-campus apartments available for students to live in. At JCU you will learn in small classes and also have opportunities for internships at multinational companies.

The University offers a wide range of programs, and students studying art history, classical studies and history can study Rome's history and culture in their context, examining archaeological sites and invaluable artwork firsthand.

JCU offers plenty of student organizations and athletics, as well as excellent on-campus housing, and a career services center that provides students with internship opportunities and career advice.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at John Cabot University

  • Small classes

    The average class size at John Cabot University is 15 students

  • Great location

    John Cabot University is located at the heart of Rome, one of the world’s most culturally rich cities

  • Multicultural environment

    Student from around the globe


John Cabot University

Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

In Rome you will experience ancient ruins, all of the pasta you can stomach, and timeless works of art.

Fees and funding

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to making American degree programs in Rome as affordable as possible. Through the philanthropic support of donors the University are able create scholarships opportunities to help dedicated and deserving students pursue their degrees at JCU.

Fee information

  • Bachelor's program tuition

    $27,000 per year

  • Master's program tuition

    From $20,000 to $22,000 per program


All applicants to JCU’s graduate programs will be automatically considered for the following forms of financial assistance (a separate funding application is not required):

Full Presidential Graduate Tuition Grants

  • Assists selected students of limited means and/or extraordinary academic achievement 1-2 merit-based awards per year for each degree

Partial Graduate Tuition Grants

  • Assists selected students of limited means and/or extraordinary academic achievement

Applicants to JCU’s MA in Art History will be automatically considered for the following scholarship:

Regina A. Lee Scholarship

  • Assists selected students of limited means and/or extraordinary academic achievement

Applicants to JCU’s MA in International Affairs will be automatically considered for the following scholarship:

Frank J. Guarini Scholarship

  • Assists selected students of limited means and/or extraordinary academic achievement

Visa requirements for John Cabot University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Italy, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at John Cabot University

John Cabot University has a strong international student population, representing more than 70 different nationalities. All incoming international students take part in an orientation week, which is designed to help you transition to life at John Cabot University and the city of Rome.

The University’s student life team provides a range of services and extracurricular programs, and is also available for any support and assistance you might need. They aim to ensure that you have the opportunity and support you need to engage in the life of the University and make the most of your time at JCU.

Taking part in student clubs and organizations is encouraged as a great way for international students to meet new people and engage with life at the University. They also give you the opportunity to grow and develop skills like time management, communication, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and conflict resolution.


  • Food & Restaurants
    • 1 Cafe’s
    • 2 Restaurants
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Natural Turf American Football Pitches
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 23 Clubs & Organizations
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • volleyball courts
    • Basketball Courts
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service

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