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Educational Offer and Application

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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.

Laurea (equivalent to BSc)

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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.

Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to MSc)

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How can I learn about the Laurea Magistrale courses available?

Here you can find the list of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) courses offered at the Politecnico di Milano. In order to learn further details, please click the links within the webpages of each specific course (programme courses and programme educational rules).

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.

Are there any particular requirements depending on the country where I come from?

Yes, there are some special requirements for applicants who have studied at some specific countries and they can be found here.

I cannot access my online services, what shall I do?

If you do not remember your password please go to the Online Services > Credentials Recovery (you can switch to English language by clicking on the button on the top right side of the webpage). Write your personal code and the e-mail address that you used to register to the online services; eventually you will receive an e-mail that will allow you to choose a new password. If you do not remember your personal code, you can find it in your registration receipt or in the confirmation e-mail that you received at the end of your registration to the online services. If you still cannot find it, please follow the directions available here: Online Services > Credentials Recovery (you will have to fill out a form and send it to the relevant office together with a copy of your identity document).

I have completed my online application and sent the documents by post. What’s next?

Wait for our message within your personal profile which will confirm that your documents are received. The evaluation of your candidature will start eventually.

Will the International Admissions Office inform me when the evaluation of my candidature starts?

Yes, you will be notified via the message area within your personal profile.

How the evaluation process works?

The evaluation of international prospective students’ applications is a 2-step process. First, the applications are evaluated by the International Admissions Office then a Committee of Professors of the relevant Department takes the final decision about the outcome of candidatures.

When can I expect the final outcome of my application?

You can check this information on our website (please select the academic year + semester to which you are applying and note that there are different calls and deadlines according to your citizenship, i.e. EEA or non EEA resident in Italy. Please be sure of the call in which you are applying).

Will I receive a message when the final outcome of my application is available?

No, but you can monitor the status of your application anytime by entering your personal profile and then clicking the link to the section “LAUREA MAGISTRALE (equivalent to a Master of Science) programme(s) selection”

I sent a message to the International Admissions Office in the message area within my personal profile. When can I expect a reply?

Normally the International Admissions Office gets back to your messages within 24 hours, 48 if you write on a Friday or during weekends/holidays. Any message is processed in chronological order of its receipt therefore if you are waiting for a reply to an urgent request it is advisable to wait rather than writing again. A Skype contact is also available, please find details on our website

I was admitted but I cannot find my admission letter within my personal profile. Why?

Because you have not provided any valid English language certificate yet or because you have not accepted your admission. If your English language certificate is not verified by the International Admissions Office please write a message.


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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