Papal University access course





 LOCATION: Urbania


Centro Studi Italiani has set up a special SIX MONTH UNIVERSITY ACCESS PROGRAM for SEMINARIANS, PRIESTS AND NUNS who will be starting theological studies, but lack the necessary linguistic and cultual knowledge. We can offer different educational possibilities and the courses can always be adapted to suit specific needs. General information for a four week course:

Total number of hours 100
Total number of hours per week 25
Number of Italian language hours per week 17
Number of conversation hours per week 4
Number of cultural classes (*) per week 4


Recreational and free time activities
Cultural events  Operatic concerts (June, July and August), lectures.
Excursions Venues of historical, artistic and religious interest will be visited: (Urbino, Gubbio, Perugia, Ravenna, Assisi, etc). These excursions are not compulsory and are not included in course fees.

(*) Suggestions for cultural classes: 
  • History of Italy
  • Ecclesiastical Latin
  • History of the Renaissance
  • Italian literature
  • Biblical Greek
  • Theoretical philosophy
Weekly program:

  Morning (8.50-10.50 a.m. / 11.20 to 12.20 a.m.) Afternoon (2.30-4.30 p.m.)
Monday Language and conversation Cultural class
Tuesday Language and conversation Conversation
Wednesday Language and conversation Excursion (2.30-7.30 p.m.)
Thursday Language and conversation Conversation
Friday Language and conversation Cultural class
Saturday Review (from 9.00 to 11.00)  

Full day excursion (8.00 a.m. / 7.30 p.m.)


Why choose this course:
  •  Urbania is a pleasant town, quiet and safe, rich in history and humanity, far from mass tourism where it is easy  to communicate in Italian with everybody and to practise the language at all levels. It is possible to stay with specially selected host families or in local monasteries.
  • The language courses are offered at 8 different levels; classes are small (maximum 12 students per class) and programmes can be adapted to specific needs.
  • Specialised teaching in language for philosophical and theological studies.
  • Possibility to collaborate with local parish work and participate in ecclesiastical groups.
Course fees (for intermediate periods, prices on request)
4 weeks  560 €
8 weeks  1.040 €
12 weeks  1.520 €
16 weeks  1.990 €
20 weeks  2.450 €
24 weeks  2.890 €
Registration fee:  45 €
Fees include:
  • Assistance in obtaining visas and residence permits (if necessary)
  • Housing placement (with host families or monasteries)
  •  Textbooks and learning materials
  •  Student ID and attendance certificate