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John Cabot University

Via della Lungara 233 Rome,
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COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

John Cabot University is an American four-year liberal arts university offering 13 Bachelor of Arts degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from over 60 countries.

Located in Rome, Italy, John Cabot offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking students to study in a world city. The university offers Bachelor’s degree programs in:

  • Art history
  • Business administration
  • Classical studies
  • Communication
  • Economics and finance
  • English literature
  • History
  • Humanistic studies
  • International affairs
  • International business
  • Italian studies
  • Marketing
  • Political science 

Courses are taught by professors who are dedicated teachers, scholars, and mentors in small, interactive classes. Students can finance their education with federal financial aid and our generous scholarship program. Studying in Rome allows students to immerse themselves in Italian art and culture; John Cabot’s Career Services Center helps students prepare for life after graduation.

COVID-19 Information: 

• What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours?
All campus visits and tours have been cancelled until April 15th and open days/admitted student day events have been cancelled for the month of April. We are offering online alternatives on Zoom and will reevaluate planning more events in the summer as soon as the university reopens. This is as of today; things can change in the coming weeks as we wait on the government to decide on extended measures or not.

•  How can applicants contact the university about their application? 
Students can contact Admissions at [email protected]bot.edu or directly to me at [email protected]. We are currently working from home and responding to emails within 24 hours.

• How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled? We are evaluating and admitting applicants based on predicted scores and assigned grades. 
We do not plan on rescinding any acceptances due to cancelled exams and will be flexible with each student's peculiar situation. We are also working with our Registrar to continue to transfer credits for A Level and IB courses.

• What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed? 
The University is offering an internal English Skype Test with our English Department to evaluate English proficiency.

• How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed? 
At this moment, we are not able to answer with certainty. We are aware that many Italian Consulates around the world are closed or not providing visas at this time. However, we are positive that they will reopen in the summer months when most students are applying for visas. It is still early in our cycle and students begin applying for visas in June/July.

• Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants? 
Yes, we are still accepting applications and there are no restrictions in place. We will allow for refunds of tuition and housing deposits if the situation should not improve and have also extended our deadlines.

• How are applications for university accommodation being handled? 
Housing Applications are still being received and assigned though refunds are available.

• Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
We are not making any changes to entry requirements at this time though we will be flexible and work with each student's peculiar situation on a case by case basis.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Art History and Studio Art


English Language and Literature

History and Humanities

Modern Languages and Literature

Political Science and International Affairs

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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