"I think one could say that at the most intimate level, the true origin of the university lies in the thirst for knowledge that is proper to man. The human being wants to know what everything around him is. He wants truth." Benedict XVI
"May the possibility of studying in Rome help you to reinforce your sense of belonging to the Church and your commitment of fidelity to the Pope's universal Magisterium." Benedict XVI
"There is need of a true evangelical hermeneutic for better understanding life, the world and humanity, not of a synthesis but of a spiritual atmosphere of research and certainty based on the truths of reason and of faith." Francis
"We cannot grow and we cannot educate without consistency: consistency and witness!" Francis
"Dear students, in the University you are not only recipients of services, but you are the true protagonists of the activities performed there." St. John Paul II

Qualifications Framework

Academic university centers of the Catholic Church are different, depending on their aims and course contents; therefore, there are two different kinds: • Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties •... Read more

Training offer

At the center of the overall architecture of university studies we find Courses Supply, in which each curriculum is structured in a consistent and integrated way. Legislation According to the... Read more


  • Communication from the Congregation for Catholic Education concerning the exams or equivalent tests

    Due to the socio-health situation created by the epidemiological emergency of COVID-19 and the relative provisions issued by the civil authorities, as well as due to received multiple requests for clarification from the Faculties, this Congregation considers useful to publish instructions concerning exams or equivalent tests (cf. Apostolic Constitution. Veritatis gaudium, art. 43). The provisions... Read more

  • International Center for Recognition

    The International Center for Recognition is aware of and continues monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Under current circumstances, applicants may experience challenges, such as delays, when seeking qualification assessment/recognition decisions. The Center continues deploying efforts to ensure continuity of service for applicants, in collaboration with other stakeholders upon which they rely for... Read more

  • New date for the Global Compact on Education meeting which is due on 15 October 2020

    Due to the uncertainly linked to the spread of COVID-19, and considering the decisions taken on a global level, the Global Compact on Education will take place on the 15th of October 2020. The event, entrusted to the Congregation for Catholic Education, was to take place this coming 14 May, with a series of complementary events between 10 to 17 May, such as the "Village of Education",... Read more

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