Collegio Universitario S. Caterina da Siena
The wondering women
Living the university, imagining your future.
Universitario S. Caterina da Siena is a highly-qualified university training
centre, dedicated to female students enrolled in the degree courses or upgrade,
specialization and research courses of Pavia University.
multidisciplinary and international environment in which to grasp the best
opportunities for studying and launching out into the world of work.
Changing the world, one young woman at a time.
mission is to train well-prepared professional persons, ready to place their
expertise and experience at the service of society.
determined in terms of their decisions and their desire to understand the world
and the changes it is undergoing: not wonder women then but wondering
women able to ponder over reality and its meaning.
which plays a lead role in the cultural life of the city, able to cater to the
needs of students and create a warm and serene family atmosphere during and
also after the years at University.
College of merit, European post-graduate training.
is accompanied through her university career by an extensive range of
supplementary courses and seminars, with the chance to make use of scholarships
and study stays, workshops and internships in Italy and abroad.
At the end of this experience, the student can obtain the Diploma Supplement
(DS), a supplementary qualification issued by advanced learning institutes,
developed and promoted by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and
The entrance exam
the College is by means of participation in a competition held every year in
September, a diploma mark of at least 80/100
is required. The winners of the competition maintain their place up to
graduation with an average mark of 27/30.
Every year the
students pay an oblation proportionate to their family income. Special attention is paid to situations of
economic difficulty, with free and subsidized places and facilitations.
Studying and living in the College.
building in via San Martino, in the old-city centre of Pavia only a few metres
from the main University building, the students are accommodated in single
rooms with private amenities and room cleaning.
operates from September to July and there are kitchens on the floors.
are a large garden, study and computer rooms, a conference hall, a library with
over 11,000 books, a video library and a newspaper and periodical library, and
recreational spaces for sport and leisure time.
Pavia city of knowledge.
Pavia is a
city rich in art and history, people-friendly and surrounded by the Parco del
Ticino. Its university is one of the oldest and most prestigious and offers a
range of different courses actively supported by a university college system
which is unique in terms of quantity and quality and in creating and promoting
S. Caterina plays a lead role in the city’s cultural life. Distinctive traits
of its spirit of initiative are civil and social commitment, focus on legality
issues, ethical and religious debate, excellence in the scientific medical and
biomedical field and innovation in publishing.
Its history, its relations.
The College is
among the high-qualification cultural Institutions under the supervision of the
Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Established in 1973, it is
among the founding bodies of the Scuola
Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia.
Since 1997, it
has been a member of the CCUM Associazione dei Collegi Universitari di Merito and
EUCA European University College Association. In 2008, it joined the WEW
Women’s Education Worldwide, international network of colleges dedicated to
Among its most
prestigious partnerships, the twinning with St. Michael’s College of Toronto
(CAN) and Hughes Hall of the University of Cambridge (GB).
Via S. Martino, 17/B - 27100 Pavia (PV)
Telephone 0382 375099 - Fax 0382 33423
- Website http://www.collegiosantacaterina.it/en/