Studying at Humanities

Teaching organization

For each Humanities course available in the Academic Year, lessons are organized on a six-monthly basis, with the exception of some language disciplines which have an annual schedule. The lessons are suspended during graduation sessions.

Lessons and teaching activities are organized in two semesters:

  • 1st semester: from Monday 14 September 2020 to Monday 30 November 2020
  • 2nd semester: from Monday 8 February 2021 to Friday 21 May 2021.

View the list of courses with lessons start dates for A.Y. 2019/20. The lessons schedule for A.Y. 2020/2021 is in progress.

To view the calendar of the courses of your interest, access the lessons schedule, go to the list of courses on the right of the page, and deselect all the other courses. Online classes are shown as "virtual classroom" or "distance learning".

For more information, check your degree programme website regularly.

Assessment of knowledge of a European Union language
Final examination

Admission to the final exam is subject to the acquisition of a certain number of credits (CFU) and the preparation of a thesis paper.

Additional learning requirements (OFA)

Admission to Bachelor's and single-cycle Master's degree programmes is subject to an assessment of the student's educational background. Should the assessment reveal any gaps, the student will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), to be met through additional activities such as courses and seminars as set out in the call for applications or on the website for each study programme.


During the course of their studies students are required to obtain credits through workshops which the Faculty holds. The workshops, usually of a thematic nature and held by experts in the field, are structured to allow more immediate contact with their instructor and a more dynamic relationship between the student and their subject of study. The workshops are useful to the consolidation of basic skills and knowledge of select aspects of methodologies and professional practices. The choice of workshop is free and will be related to the student's trajectory or to the development of the thesis topic.

International mobility

The Erasmus+ programme to which EU and non-EU countries adhere, offers those students who meet course requirements and are in possession of certified language skills the possibility of carrying out periods of study ranging from 3 to 12 months at many European universities. For students of degree programmes in specific disciplinary areas, the Humanities Faculty has established agreements with partner universities determining which reference teachers will assist them during their training experience abroad.


Information and contacts for students interested in a period of study at European universities.

Traineeships and internships

Lo studente può svolgere il tirocinio o la tesi presso enti, aziende ed associazioni con cui l’Università ha sottoscritto una convenzione, presso un’associazione/ente/azienda di sua preferenza o all’interno delle strutture universitarie.

Lo studente che voglia svolgere il tirocinio/tesi:

  • presso aziende ed enti esterni può riferirsi al COSP
  • all’interno delle strutture universitarie può rivolgersi al proprio Tutor e al Presidente di Consiglio di Coordinamento Didattico del proprio Corso di Laurea.

Students can carry out internships or theses at institutions, companies and associations with which the University has signed an agreement; at a choosen association/institution/company or within the University structures. Students who choose to do an internships or a thesis:

  • at companies and external bodies can refer to COSP;
  • within the University structures can contact their Tutor and the President of the Didactic Coordination Council of their Degree Programme.

For further information on internships and traineeships

Study awards

The University of Milan can award prizes for students and graduates, thanks to either its own or external funding

International agreements

The Faculty of Humanities favours initiatives aimed at establishing and developing relationships with international organizations and institutions.