Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions

How to Apply for Graduate Study

The Graduate Admissions Office seeks to admit a diverse, talented pool of study abroad students each semester. We are looking for students who seek a diverse international environment, challenging dynamic classes, and who will take full advantage of the opportunities that studying and living in Rome allows.

Admission to John Cabot's Creative Writing graduate courses is based on a review of the following items:

1. Completed application form

2. $50/€50 Application fee. Please note that only U.S. and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars.  Learn more. The application fee is waived for American University students enrolled in the MFA program and current John Cabot University students.

3. Official transcript from all post-secondary work to date (undergraduate and post-graduate). Transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation. Please note that undergraduate students wishing to take the graduate-level courses must have at least junior standing and must have completed 2 previous Creative Writing courses with a grade of B or higher.

4. Writing sample of 20 pages of fiction, or 20 pages of poetry/10 poems.
This requirement is waived for American University students enrolled in the MFA program and for undergraduate students taking the courses for undergraduate credit.

5. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for students who have studied in an English language institution for fewer than two years)

Application Deadlines for Creative Writing Graduate Courses


Application Deadline 

Deposit Deadline 

Full Payment Deadline 

 Summer I

April 1

April 15

April 30

Art History M.A. Application deadlines  

Deadlines for admission in Fall semester 2017 Date by which all application materials must be received    Decision notification date   Notes 
Regular Decision March 1, 2017 April 1, 2017 Application deadline for applicants wishing to be considered for funding
Late Decision I June 1, 2017 June 15, 2017  
Late Decision II July 31, 2017 August 5, 2017 Available only to applicants who do not require a visa for study in Italy

For further questions about the MA program or application process please contact: [email protected].

Please note that you must check with your university’s study abroad office to ensure that you are following their procedures before beginning your application to John Cabot University. Should you wish to satisfy graduation requirements by transferring credits earned at JCU, please consult with your academic advisor to choose your courses prior to departure.

Candidates are responsible for ensuring that the completed application and all supporting materials reach the University in accordance with the above application deadlines. 

Students living in the United States or Canada may send their completed application and materials to either the U.S. Mailing Address in Washington, D.C. or directly to the Office of Admissions in Rome. Please note that you should only send your materials to one location.

The University is open to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services. Study abroad students enjoy all the rights, privileges and services of degree-seeking students, although priority in course registration is granted to full-time, degree-seeking candidates.

Rome Admissions Office
John Cabot University
Via della Lungara 233

00165 Rome, Italy
Tel: +(39) 06-681-9121
Fax: +(39) 06-589-2088
email: [email protected]
U.S. Mailing Address
John Cabot University
One Metro Center
700 12th Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC, 20005 
Toll free number: 1-855-JCU-ROMA
email: [email protected]