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John Cabot University - American University in Rome

Address: Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Description John Cabot University - American University in Rome

  • Year of foundation: 1972
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Age: from 16 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 1200 people
  • Type of institution: private university
  • Accommodation: student residences, apartments.

John Cabot University is a unique and well-known educational institution, founded in 1972 and named after the outstanding explorer, traveler and merchant Giovanni Cabot. A small and cozy university for many decades is one of the best in Rome and the whole country, has accreditation of specialized organizations in the USA and is licensed by the Italian Ministry of Education. The University considers its mission the education of real leaders of the 21st century, responsible, able to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions of the modern world. The university plays an important role in the development of American-Italian and American-European university and cultural ties.

The system is organized according to the type of higher education in North America, all education is conducted in English. The university actively attracts foreign students and boasts a truly international composition - students from all continents and from a large number of countries of the world study here. Today, John Cabot University offers high-quality programs at associate, undergraduate and graduate levels in several broad areas:

  • Art history
  • Business management
  • Classic Studies
  • Communications
  • Economics and finance
  • English literature
  • Story
  • Humanistic studies
  • International affairs
  • international Business
  • Italian studies
  • Marketing
  • Political science.

For foreign students are available preparatory and language programs. All students undergo professional education in the best companies and organizations, many students receive job offers even before graduation (more than 95% of graduates are employed or continue their education within 6 months after graduation).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in John Cabot University - American University in Rome

Program name

Undergraduate Program

1. Age of participants: from 17 years

2. Length of study: 4 years

3. Start of classes: September, January, May

4. Type of education: full-time

5. Level of English: TOEFL80 / IELTS 6.0 / Pearson Test of English 53

6. Level of education: high school diploma

7. Language of instruction: English.

John Cabot University offers students from all over the world high-quality and popular bachelor programs in a wide range of areas:

  • Art history
  • Business administration
  • Classic Studies
  • Communications
  • Economics and finance
  • English literature
  • Story
  • Humanistic studies
  • International affairs
  • international Business
  • Italian studies
  • Marketing
  • Political science.

The university awards the degrees “Bachelor of Arts” (BA): programs consist of 40 courses distributed over semesters and years of study. Following the standards of the higher education system adopted in North America (USA and Canada), students choose not only basic but also additional specialization (major and minor). For additional specialization, 6 courses (out of 40) are held, which allows students to be more qualified and developed, to have a better chance of employment. Each year is divided into semesters, each semester contains a certain number of disciplines for which credits are awarded. The total weight of the programs is 120 credits.

The average size of the group does not exceed 15 people, which allows you to pay maximum attention to each, to analyze in detail all the complex topics and sections. Teachers have a high level of qualification, many are successful in science, art, business and other fields. The cornerstone of the education system is the practical orientation of studies: students carry out special group and individual projects, participate in debates, discussions and competitions. All students undergo professional training in the best companies in their profile, where they can express themselves and their talents. Foreign students receive additional advice on adaptation to lifestyle, all students can additionally engage in English. Students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs and study in one of the partner institutions in Italy, Europe and America.

With the successful implementation of all requirements, students receive a bachelor of arts degree in the relevant field, may enroll in a magistracy or begin their career. Bachelors with diplomas from John Cabot University are highly valued by employers and achieve great success in the professional field.

from 19 000 € / 4 semesters

Master's Program

1. Age of participants: from 20 years

2. Duration of training: 15 months

3. Start of classes: September, January, May

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Level of English: TOEFL80 / IELTS 6.5 / Pearson Test of English 61

6. Level of education: bachelor's degree

7. Language of instruction: English.

The John Cabot University Master Dept. offers high-quality students in the Master of Arts (MA) in Art History program. To participate in the program are considered students with a bachelor's degree, having a certain number of credits in the subject "History of Art"; applicants who study (or speak) Italian, French or German are welcome. The program is accredited by the American Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and is the first Master of Art History program, accredited by US agencies and fully developed and implemented in Italy.

The course is aimed at mastering students with theoretical knowledge and methods of art history with an emphasis on direct research in museums, monuments and archaeological monuments of Rome. The standard duration of training takes 15 months, the schedule contains several steps:

  • Foundation Year (fall and spring semesters; courses, practices and research seminars, attending cultural events)
  • Summer Term (summer semester; exams, courses, seminars)
  • Thesis Term (Fall Semester 2; writing and defending a final research paper).

Most of the time is devoted to serious research and practice. A plan is carefully drawn up for visits and cultural events, where students can see firsthand how art developed over the long centuries of human civilization. Rome, a unique "city-museum", is the best suited for the tasks assigned to students. All teachers are highly qualified specialists, have professorships, doctoral and master degrees in the field of art history and archeology, assigned by leading specialized institutions and universities:

  • Cortald Institute
  • New York University Institute of Fine Arts
  • Duke University
  • Boston University
  • Universities of Oxford, Chicago, Munich, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh.

All professors have many years of experience and research in Rome and Italy, transferring invaluable experience to students.

If all the requirements of the program are successfully met, students receive a standard diploma and a Master of Arts degree in art history. Masters with degrees from John Cabot University are considered to be highly qualified specialists and achieve success in their professional activities.

Tuition = from 19000 € / full period of study (4 semesters).

21.09.2020 -14.12.2020
from 3 000 € / semester

Accommodation, housing and food

The University provides students with comfortable accommodation options in student residences and apartments:

  • John Cabot University Housing
  • Gianicolo residence
  • Viale Trastevere Apartments.

Each option includes different types of rooms, they all have a full range of necessary furniture and amenities, security and safety systems are available in the residences. The university canteen (Tiber Cafe) provides students with good nutrition, various types of diets are available.

Cost of accommodation and meals (per semester):

  • Accommodation: from 3600 €
  • Meals: from 160 € to 1050 €.

Events John Cabot University - American University in Rome

Much attention in the learning process is given to sports and creative development - students are engaged in various types of activity, participate in contests and competitions. An active and diverse life helps students better adapt to their lifestyle and get a lot of pleasant experiences. Sports:

  • Football (male and female)
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cheerleading
  • Aikido
  • Cricket
  • Crossfit
  • Yoga
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis.

Clubs and communities:

  • Art History Society
  • Business
  • Chess
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Society of Economics and Finance
  • Fashion and design
  • Cinema, media and communications
  • International relationships
  • UN Model
  • Newspaper
  • Latin American organization
  • Debate
  • Student government
  • Theater Society
  • "Universities fighting hunger in the world."

Extracurricular activities and excursions:

  • Culinary lessons
  • "Night at the Opera"
  • Appian Way Bike Tour
  • Gelato tour and tasting
  • Thermal baths
  • Day trip to Assisi
  • Day trip to Montalcino
  • A weekend trip to Umbria.


  • Prestigious private university of the American sample
  • Quality and in-demand programs
  • Accreditation from specialized organizations and authorities
  • Internships in the best companies
  • Practice-oriented education
  • The best equipment and equipment
  • Rome is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.

Equipment John Cabot University - American University in Rome

The school has three campuses located in the heart of Rome, near the Vatican and the famous Roman Forum:

  • Frank J. Guarini Campus
  • Tiber campus
  • Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus.

The campuses are within walking distance from each other and in the immediate vicinity of the hostels. Opportunities:

  • Spacious and light classrooms and classrooms
  • Multimedia and computer equipment
  • Extensive library
  • Media Labs
  • Student center
  • Student cafe
  • Physical Laboratory
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Photo Studio
  • Rest rooms and public spaces.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of classes: September, January, May. The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • Autumn: from September 2 to December 14
  • Spring: from January 20 to May 8
  • Summer (additional sessions): 1: from May 25 to June 27, 2: from July 6 to August 8.

Cost of education:

1. Undergraduate: from 9000 € / semester

2. Master: annual programs: from € 19,000 / full-time study

3. Courses "Academic English": from 3000 € / course.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For undergraduate:

1. Age: from 18 years

2. Graduate Diploma

3. English Level: TOEFL80 / IELTS 6.0 / Pearson Test of English 53

4. Interview with a university employee

5. Opening remarks (essay)

6. Letters of recommendation.

For magistracy:

1. Age: from 21 years

2. Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits minimum)

3. English Level: TOEFL80 / IELTS 6.0 / Pearson Test of English 53

4. Interview

5. Motivation letter

6. Recommendations.

For academic English courses:

1. Age: from 16 years

2. Language level: from beginner (A2).

Scholarships John Cabot University - American University in Rome

Students have the opportunity to participate in competitions for scholarships - both at the undergraduate and graduate programs, and during the passage of language programs.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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