Admissions at John Cabot University

Frequently Asked Questions by Parents (FAQ)

How will my son or daughter benefit from attending John Cabot University in Rome?
What can my son or daughter expect after graduating from John Cabot University?
Are scholarships and financial aid offered?
How will my son or daughter find a place to live in Rome?
Is Rome a safe city?
Does JCU offer a meal plan?
Where can a student receive mail and packages?
What medical facilities are available to students?
How are emergencies handled at John Cabot University?
How are financial obligations with JCU handled?
May parents attend events during Orientation Week?
Where should we stay when visiting Rome?
Do you have a list of helpful websites for more information about Italy and Rome?


How will my son or daughter benefit from attending John Cabot University in Rome?
One of best things about a John Cabot University education is our location in Rome, Italy, a city of unparalleled cultural wealth and international significance.

We take full advantage of Rome's resources by incorporating Roman, Italian and European sites, history, literature and politics into our highly regarded liberal arts curriculum.

JCU also employs a multinational faculty who enrich classes with their wide-ranging perspectives and global worldviews. JCU faculty selection is also based on their dedication to teaching as well as concern for the personal growth of our students. Finally, Rome offers countless opportunities for enhancing students' educations outside the classroom through study excursions, volunteering, and internships with multinational companies, international organizations, government offices, and cultural institutions.


What can my son or daughter expect after graduating from John Cabot University?
Students who earn degrees at John Cabot University are well-prepared to enter the international workforce. Multilingual and globally sophisticated, our alumni get jobs in multinational companies, universities, financial institutions, and diplomatic organizations.

Plus, JCU graduates are accepted into some of the finest graduate and professional schools in the world, institutions that include American University in Washington, D.C., Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, King's College London,Oxford University, and the Italian universities: Università Bocconi, Università degli studi "Roma Tre, Università degli studi "Tor Vergata," and many others.


Are scholarships and financial aid offered?
Yes. John Cabot University offers scholarships to degree-seeking students from all over the world. We also participate in the U.S. Title IV Program for Stafford Loans and PLUS

Study abroad students can often apply their existing financial aid packages to their studies at JCU. For more information, see Financial Aid and Scholarships.


How will my son or daughter find a place to live in Rome?
John Cabot University offers a Housing Placement Service. For new students who complete the Housing Request Form in the application packet, the Housing Department will secure housing and move the student in upon arrival.

Thanks to Rome's public transportation system, no apartment is more than a short metro or bus ride away from JCU and most are within walking distance. A housing deposit is required to secure the facilities and will be credited to the first month's rental expense.


Is Rome a safe city?
Rome is a large world center, however, it is very safe compared to many American cities. At Orientation, students receive useful information about living in Rome and the Student Services staff is always available to answer any questions about staying safe in the city. Students are advised to take the same precautions they would take at any US university. Click here for important information about student safety. A 24/7 Emergency Phone service is available to all JCU students.


Does JCU offer a meal plan?
Yes. The Meal Plan is available to all enrolled students and can be used only at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Participating students are issued vouchers that can be used for a full meal at lunch time. Full details and application are available here.

Fresh food markets are also plentiful near JCU and many of our students become excellent cooks while studying here. We also offer cooking classes so students can learn to cook all'italiana.


Where can a student receive mail and packages?
Each student is assigned a mailbox number. Students receive this number via email sometime during the week of Orientation. All mailboxes are located in the Student Lounge at the Guarini Campus.

Students are able to receive mail at the Guarini Campus using this address:

Student name
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara, 233
00165 Rome, Italy

Packages:
For reasons of space and security, JCU Guarini Campus will only accept packages that are no bigger than the size of a shoebox. All packages that are bigger than the appropriate size will be refused and returned to the sender.


What medical facilities are available to students?
The Italian National Health system provides Italians and foreign nationals alike with free emergency treatment in public hospitals and associated clinics.

The Student Services staff is available to help students arrange medical care and appointments with English-speaking doctors and specialists. Plus John Cabot University has professional psychologists, who provide counseling services to students having difficulty adjusting or other personal problems. Does your student take a medication? We advise students who take medications to bring enough with them for the duration of their studies; Italy does not allow shipments of medication from non-European Union countries.

For more information, click here.


How are emergencies handled at John Cabot University?
JCU maintains a 24-hour Emergency Phone Line. The JCU staff member who answers will make every possible effort to assist the student and direct him/her to the proper agency or service.

The emergency phone is (+39) 335 775 5474.

At Orientation, we also provide students with numbers to handle emergency situations such as fire, theft, or serious illness.


How are financial obligations with JCU handled?
U.S. citizens residing in the United States, permanent residents of the United States, and Canadian citizens pay tuition and fees in dollars as posted in the schedules or payment plans on the JCU website.

Citizens and residents of other countries pay tuition and fees in Euros according to the schedules posted on the JCU website.

See information on tuition payment.


May parents attend events during Orientation Week?
We encourage parents to visit John Cabot University at any time. The University holds special events for parents and families during Orientation. Contact [email protected] for more information.


Where should we stay when visiting Rome?
Here's a list of some nearby hotels:

ALBERGO DEL SOLE
Piazza della Rotonda, 63 (Pantheon)

HOTEL FONTANA
Piazza di Trevi, 96

HOTEL RAPHAEL
Largo Febo, 2 (Piazza Navona)

HOTEL BRAMANTE
Vicolo delle Palline 25

HOTEL GIANICOLO
Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107

HOTEL PONTE SISTO
Via dei Pettinari, 64

HOTEL SANTA CHIARA
Via Santa Chiara, 21 (Pantheon)

RESIDENZA FARNESE
Via del Mascherone, 59 (Campo de' Fiori)

HOTEL CISTERNA
Via della Cisterna 7.8.9 (Trastevere)

HOTEL LA ROVERE
Vicolo Santonofrio 4-5

HOTEL MONTEVERDE
Via Monteverde 86

HOTEL SANTA MARIA
Vicolo del Piede (Trastevere)

HOTEL SMERALDO
Vicolo del Chiodaroli 9 (Campo de' Fiori)

HOTEL TRASTEVERE
Via L. Manara


Do you have a list of helpful websites for more information about Italy and Rome?
Certainly! Here they are:

The Italian Government Tourist Board
The Official Tourist Website for Rome
Rome Travel Guide
The U.S. Embassy in Rome
The Embassy of Italy in Washington