Scalabrini International Migration Institute

Via Calandrelli, 11 - 00153 Roma

Tel. (+39) 06 5812741
Fax (+39) 06 5819354



Licentiate and PhD in Pastoral Theology of Human Mobility


SIMI offers as Pontifical Degrees a Licentiate and a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology of Human Mobility. The Licentiate can be obtained in two years. Download here in PDF the brochure presenting the Licentiate and Doctorate.

The academic year goes from October until June and is divided up into 2 semesters. At the end of each semesters the exam session is held .

Enrollment in SIMI is held every year in September. For the per-enrollment, the candidate must fill out the proper form to be filled and presented to the SIMI office.

SIMI grants some scholarship every year to selected licentiate and doctoral students. To get further information kindly contact the SIMI secretariat.

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Graduate Diploma in Pastoral care of Human Mobility


The SIMI Graduate Diploma Program in the Pastoral Care of Human Mobility is an initiative of the Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI), an academic institute established by the Scalabrinian Congregation (Missionaries of St. Charles) and incorporated to the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome.

Such initiative is carried on in cooperation with the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. The Fondazione Migrantes (Italian Bishop Conference), the Fundación Comisión Católica Argentina de Migraciones (Argentinian Bishops Conference).

The Portuguese version of the Diploma is managed by the Centro de Estudos Migratorios (CEM) de São Paulo (Brasil).

This program offers students a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care of Human Mobility. Students who successfully complete the graduate diploma will be eligible to progress to the Advanced Graduate Diploma program.

The Graduate Diploma comprises of five courses that are distributed in one full academic year. The same structure will be used for the Advanced Diploma. All courses will be “reading courses” where face-to-face lessons are substituted by the individual reading of reference materials prepared by the professor every fortnight.

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