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Educational Offer and Application

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Where may I find information about Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes?

Information about the contents of the programmes can be found on Educational offer section of this website.

Which requirements are essential to be admitted to the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes at Politecnico di Milano?

To enter a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes in Architecture, Design or Engineering it is necessary to take an entrance test to evaluate the qualification of the applicants.
For more information check the "How to apply" section on our website.

Where may I find information about Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes?

Information about the contents of the programmes can be found on Educational offer section of this website.

Is it possible to attend programmes taught in English?

Yes, there are several programmes taught in English, at different stages of education. The list of these programmes is available on the "Educational Offer" section of this website.

Is it possible to have information about the application procedures?

Yes, all the information about the application procedures can be found on the "How to apply" section of this website dedicated to students from abroad.

Which requirements are essential to be admitted to the "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes at Politecnico di Milano?

Students from every country can be admitted at Politecnico di Milano, therefore both from EU and non-EU, of any nationality, age, sex and religion. Political refugees living in Italy can also be admitted. The essential admissions requirements for the "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) Programmes are as follows:

  • A Bachelor degree 
  • A minimum GPA by Country
  • Valid language certificate/s

For "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes taught in English:

  • TOEFL CBT: 210
  • TOEFL IBT: 78
  • TOEFL PBT: 547
  • TOEIC: 690
  • IELTS (Academic): 6
  • Cambridge Proficiency: C
  • Cambridge Advanced: C
  • Cambridge First Certificate: B
  • Trinity College: ISE II

For "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) taught in Italian - The minimum requirement for Italian language proficiency is B1 level (Common European Framework).

Is it necessary to take an Italian test to attend a "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programme?

It is not necessary to do it if willing to attend a "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programme entirely taught in English language. It is requested for programmes taught in Italian.


Pre-Arrival and Arrival

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When do programmes start?

Lessons at Politecnico di Milano start at the beginning of October in the 1st Semester and at the beginning of March in the 2nd Semester.

Before I leave for Italy is it necessary to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in my country?

Yes, it is necessary to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate to present your original documents which need to be translated into Italian, legalized and provided to Politecnico di Milano. For more information on documentation requested, check the "How to apply" section on this website.

What are the main deadlines to be respected once I arrive in Italy?

The main deadlines to respect after arriving in Italy are:

Where do I get my the residence permit (permesso di soggiorno)?

Students should go to the Police Office (Questura) within 8 working days after their arrival in order to obtain their residence permit (permesso di soggiorno), as described at the following link:
Residence Permit

Is it possible for a foreign student to work in Italy?

Milano offers a wide range of job opportunities. Politecnico di Milano offers to international students the opportunity to work on campus up to 150 hours/year, while it's also possible to get employed off campus.
'Informagiovani' is an institution of the Comune di Milano offering different services to help young people looking for a job.
Italian and European citizens can work full time, while non-European citizens can sign contracts that allow them to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week, until their residence permit expires. Knowledge of the Italian language is generally required to get a job. However, speaking other languages is usually positively evaluated in reviewing your CV.

Is it possible to attend Italian language courses?

Yes, each year Politecnico organizes intensive Italian language courses for foreign students in September and semester-long programs starting in October. For further information check the "Italian courses" page on this website.

Is it possible to obtain accommodation through the University?

Yes, Politecnico di Milano supports international students for finding accommodation. For further info please visit our "Accommodation" website.

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