Follow these steps to complete your application.


STEP ONE: Application online

Once your University informs us that you have been selected to study for one semester or one academic year at Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, you will receive an e-mail with the instructions for the Application online as you will need credentials provided by the International Relations Office at LIUC.
Please check if you are coming from our partner universities in Europe or outside Europe.

The Application online has to be completed uploading the following documents:

  • 1 scanned photo (jpeg format is preferable) it will be used for the student LIUC card
  • Readable photocopy of your Identity card or Passport (driving licences are not accepted)
  • Current Transcript of records (academic certificate of exams)
  • Language proficiency (it could be the form received along with the other documents or an English language certification like TOEFLS, IELTS, etc.) only if you are not English or Italian mother tongue
  • Learning agreement (signed both by the student and the home university)


Language proficiency

It is a document which should state the level of knowledge of English language of instruction. It can be the excel form sent to you by LIUC International Office along with all the other information and forms; or a recent international certification  like TOEFL, IELTS or similar. If you use the form provided by LIUC it has to be completed and signed by a language teacher or the International office of your home university.

Download the Language Proficiency Form here


Learning agreement

On this form you have to indicate the courses you would like to follow during your exchange at LIUC, please note that you can upload the file in the Application online if you have it already signed by your home university and yourself, if you do not have this document at the time of the application you can send it at a later stage by e-mail to or by post to the address you will find on the second page of this file.

LIUC will provide a format of the learning agreement along with all the other documents and information but if your university has its own form for the same purpose please use that one! as LIUC will accept that one.

This form is used to indicate the courses you wish to follow during your exchange at LIUC. It should be signed by the student and the home university and sent to the LIUC International Office by:

  • End of July for the First semester
  • End of December for the Second semester


Course information

Courses offered in English are available under “Courses in English” and are updated in May/June for the next academic year. You should make your selection on the basis of the courses available on the website. Any changes will be communicated to you.

You may select any course from the list providing you meet the pre-requisites (indicated in the course description) but be aware that mixing courses from different schools or levels may mean timetables overlap.

Students wishing to follow courses in Italian should refer to the different faculties:

Italian language courses

The University offers 3 levels of Italian language open to all exchange students.

  • Italian level 1 – Beginners
  • Italian level 2 – pre-intermediate
  • Italian level 3 – intermediate-advanced

All students following courses only in English are strongly suggested to take a course in Italian language. It is not possible to combine levels.

Students can take 30 credits per semester and once courses start, they will have 2 weeks time to finalise the study choice.

Download the Learning Agreement here:


STEP TWO: Housing request

The University offers campus accommodation and guarantees a number of rooms for International Exchange students.
Please download the accommodation form here.

Students may of course make their own housing arrangements. In this case we suggest arriving at least 1 week before the Orientation Week to look for accommodation. You may apply for temporary accommodation at the campus hotel during your search.

Temporary accommodation

If you wish to book a hotel room before arriving at the University you should send the last page of the Accommodation form duly completed and signed to the e-mail address of the Residence Hall at least 15 days before arrival indicating the exact period of the stay. The Hotel inside the Residence Halls will confirm the booking by e-mail. The payment has to be made upon arrival.

If you wish to book a hotel room for friends or relatives once you are on campus, you can apply directly to the Campus Reception.

Current rates are indicated on the booking form.

All visitors must register at reception upon arrival. If they wish to stay overnight they must apply for accommodation in the Hotel rooms of the Campus halls. For security reasons they are not allowed to stay in student rooms.


STEP THREE: Documents to be ready before arriving in Italy

DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION, to be given to the International Office the first day of the Orientation week:

Students who do NOT require a visa to enter Italy

  • photocopy of your international health insurance card

N.B.= Non EU students currently studying in the European Union should check whether their current visa is also valid for Italy.

Students who do require a visa to enter Italy

  • photocopy of your health insurance
  • photocopy of student visa appearing on your passport

N.B.= all students from outside the European Union are advised to contact the Italian Consular Authority in their country to receive updated information about visa requirements for Italy. These students will be also asked to apply for a Residence Permit once they arrive in Italy, please check on the following link the documents required from the Italian Police.


STEP FOUR: Arrival form

Please complete and send this form ONLY once you know all travel details and write in capital letters.

It is very important that the International Office has your arrival date and time by the deadlines:

  • First semester: 16th August
  • Second semester: 13th January

Students are required to arrive by the start of the Orientation Week. Please note that the campus accommodation is made available on the first of the month. Students arriving earlier can apply for temporary accommodation or make alternative arrangements.

Download the Arrival Form here



Cristina Colombo
International Office
Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC

Fax: +39 0331 572 435
Corso Matteotti, 22
21053 Castellanza

General information about arrival

The closest airport to the University is “Milano-Malpensa” airport (12 minutes to Castellanza by train). Other airports for Milan are “Milano-Linate” (41Km from Castellanza) and “Orio al Serio” which is close to Bergamo city (71Km from Castellanza). Travel time on public transport from Milano-Linate airport to Castellanza is around 1,5-2 hours and from Orio al Serio airport to Castellanza around 2,5-3 hours.

A “meet and greet” service is offered by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) from Castellanza train station. This service will only be offered for a limited time period indicated in the information package sent to the student. If you arrive before or after these dates, once at the Castellanza train station take the LIUC shuttle. Please indicate on the Arrival Form if you wish this service. Confirmation will be sent a few days before arrival.

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

  • from “Milan Central station”, take the train towards ‘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.

Once at the Castellanza train station take the LIUC shuttle.

If you arrive by car it is essential that you give an approximate arrival time to the International Office (Cristina Colombo).