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Short Programmes / Summer School

Are the lessons in Italian or English?

All the lessons are taught in English. You need to have a good command of English (at least level B2 for the European standard)


If I don’t speak any Italian can I still apply?

YES. All content-based lessons are taught in English


How many credits will I receive upon completion of the programme?

For your participation in the Summer School you will obtain 8 ECTS credits if you pass the final exam.

Will the credits be automatically transferred to my home university?

Most international universities accept credits from LIUC – Università Carlo Cattaneo. However, each institution has its own policy regarding credit acceptance from other institutions. We strongly recommend that the students consult their academic advisor and/or professor to receive credit transfer approval before applying to LIUC Summer School. The students who would like to transfer credits to their home universities should print out all documents and contact the professor or study abroad advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.


What do the fee includes?

The fee includes:

  • Classroom teaching
  • Company visits
  • Pick up service at Malpensa airport (only for groups arriving with the same flight)
  • Accommodation
  • Campus facilities, incl. Wi-Fi and library services
  • Extracurricular activities and social events, allowing participants to get to know each other outside the classroom
  • Official transcript in ECTS format


What is the deadline for the application?

The application deadline is March 15th


Will I get a proof of attendance letter indicating that accommodation is provided?

Once you complete the full Application procedure, we issue a Letter of Admission indicating that you have been admitted to the programme, stating the length of the programme in LIUC, and the accommodation where you will be staying


How can I make the payment?

ONLY by bank transfer; you will find bank details at the bottom of the email you receive after admission.


Do I need a proof of medical insurance?

Students coming from an EU country can use the Italian health service by presenting the European Insurance card, issued by the health insurance authorities of their country. In any case, it is strongly suggested to have also a personal private health insurance.

Non-EU students are required to have some form of private insurance valid also in Italy.


Do I have to apply for a visa to attend the programme?

Visa requirements differ depending on your country of origin; we suggest you contact the Italian Consulate in your country in order to know which procedures you should follow indicated on http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en


What about Castellanza?

Castellanza is a town located in the province of Varese, along the boundary of the province of Milan (35 kilometres North), in the Lombardy region in North-West Italy.

The town has a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants, and since the late nineteenth century has been one of the main industrial centres in the province of Varese.

The province of Varese, with the beautiful backdrop of the Alps and the famous Italian lakes Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como, is also home to 23,000 manufacturing and craft industries that export over 30% of their production worldwide.


How do I get to Castellanza?


From Milano Malpensa Airport

This is the closest airport to the University (12 minutes to Castellanza by train).


Malpensa Express information: http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/


From Milano Linate Airport

This is the other Milanese airport (41Km from Castellanza). Travels with public transports from Milano-Linate airport to Castellanza is around 1,5-2 hours


Once in Milano Linate you will need to take the bus to Milano Centrale (departures every 30 minutes, on-board ticketing).


Once in Milano Centrale, follow the instructions below to reach Castellanza station.


From Orio al Serio Airport

This airport is close to Bergamo city (71Km from Castellanza).

Travels with public transports from Orio al Serio airport to Castellanza around 2,5-3 hours.

Arriving at Orio al Serio you will need to take the bus to Milano Centrale.

Orioshuttle: http://www.orioshuttle.com/_eng/#

Autostradale: http://autostradale.it/en/

Once in Milano Centrale, follow the instructions below to reach Castellanza station.


If you arrive by train to Milan, there are two main train stations:

  • from “Milan Central station”, take the train direction ‘Malpensa airport’, Castellanza is the 5th stop. The train leaves once an hour with no changes, takes approx 40 minutes.
  • from “Milan Cadorna station”, take the train towards ‘Novara’, Castellanza is the 5th stop. The train leaves once an hour with no changes, takes approx 30 minutes.


The ride is approx 40 minutes.

Timetable: http://www.trenord.it/en/timetable/timetable.aspx

Once at the Castellanza train station take the LIUC shuttle.


Who do I contact for additional information?

You can write to international@liuc.it

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