Admissions at John Cabot University

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Families

Please contact [email protected] should you have further questions about JCU Admissions.

Students who earn degrees at John Cabot University are well-prepared to enter the international workforce. Our alumni are hired by multinational companies, universities, financial institutions, and diplomatic organizations.

JCU graduates are also accepted into some of the finest graduate and professional schools in the world, including Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, King's College London, Oxford University, and Università Bocconi.

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 Parent PLUS loans.

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

John Cabot University offers apartment-style housing for students. There are a few housing options: the Gianicolo Residence, the Trastevere Apartments, and the Lungara Apartments. On semesters with high enrollment, students may also be placed in neighborhood apartments in convenient locations.

Thanks to Rome's public transportation system, no apartment is more than a short tram or bus ride away from JCU, and most are within easy walking distance. Shared apartments have fully equipped kitchens, bed and bath linens and a washing machine. Amenities also include WiFi and 24-hour security in our residences. On-call JCU staff and a community of Resident Assistants provide support for students during their stay at JCU.

Learn more about our housing options and prices.

To secure their place in housing, students must complete the housing application and pay a housing deposit.

Yes. The meal plan is available to all enrolled students and can be used only at the Tiber Cafe in the Tiber Student Center. Students are issued meal plan points on their JCU ID card. The points can be used to purchase any item at the Tiber Cafe.

Full details about dining services.

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.

The Italian National Health system provides Italians and foreign nationals alike with free emergency treatment in public hospitals and associated clinics. Italian law requires that all non-Italian students living in Italy have medical insurance, whether they need a Permit to Stay or not. John Cabot University works with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) to assist students in obtaining high quality health insurance that will fulfill your immigration requirements.

For the convenience of the student body, John Cabot has an English-speaking general practitioner on campus twice a week. The service is free of charge. The Office of Health and Wellbeing is also available to help students arrange medical care and appointments with English-speaking doctors and specialists off campus. 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.

John Cabot University works with a team of professional psychologists, providing free counseling services to students having difficulty adjusting or other personal problems.

JCU maintains a 24-hour emergency phone line. This number can be found on the back of students' JCU ID card. 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) 331 656 1907.

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

Due to U.S. and Italian privacy laws, in order to access your student's private information, such as application status, billing information, financial aid, and educational records, your student must complete, sign, and return the JCU FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) form to [email protected].

U.S. citizens and permanent residents 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 all other countries pay tuition and fees in Euros according to the schedules or payment plans posted on the JCU website.

See information on tuition payment policies.

Unfortunately, no. Due to covid restrictions, only Students Staff and Faculty are allowed on JCU premises.

JCU is located in the heart of Rome, so there are numerous options for accommodation. Here's a list of some nearby hotels:

  • Hotel Raphael – Relais & Châteaux (5 stars)
    • Largo Febo, 2, Navona, 00186 Rome
    • +39 06 682831
    • Website:
  • Hotel Ponte Sisto (4 stars)
    • Via Dei Pettinari, 64, Navona, 00186 Rome
    • +39 06 6863100
    • Website:
  • Hotel La Rovere (4 stars)
    • Vicolo Sant'Onofrio 4, 00165 Roma
    • +39 06 68806739
    • Website:
  • Residenze in Farnese (4 stars)
    • Via Del Mascherone, 59, Navona, 00186 Rome
    • +39 06 68210980
    • Website:
  • Hotel Teatro Pace (3 stars)
    • Via Del Teatro Pace 33, Navona, 00186 Rome
    • +39 06 6879075
    • Website:
  • Hotel Villa della Fonte (3 stars)
    • Via della Fonte dell'Olio, 8, 00153 Rome, Italy
    • +39 06 5803797
    • Website:
  • Hotel Trastevere (3 stars)
    • Via Luciano Manara, 24-25, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
    • +39 06 5814713
    • Website:
  • Roma Trasteverina (Bed & Breakfast)
    • Via Luigi Santini, 21, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
    • +39 320 6173754 / +39 08 62060174
    • Website:
  • Orti di Trastevere (Bed & Breakfast)
    • Piazza Bernardino Da Feltre, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
    • +39 06 5896794
    • Website:

These hotels are simply a list of options in the John Cabot University neighborhood and are not endorsed by the university.