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John Cabot University

Check whether John Cabot University is right for you as an international student.

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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.

Why study at JCU?

  • 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

Life as an international student

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.

Student life & facilities

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    • Campus Bus Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 1
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    • Dance Studio
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    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
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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.

Undergraduate international students can be assessed for a scholarship on tuition of 20-25%. Postgraduate programs are eligible for the one or two merit based 100% scholarship awards per year, or a grant of up to 50% off tuition and fees.


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.

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