International Studies and European Institutions (SIE)
The overall aim of the degree is to develop the student's understanding of contemporary economic, political and social phenomena within both a European and international community framework.
Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme in International Studies and European Institutions is conditional upon earning a secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent foreign diploma. Students must also have a skill set and knowledge base allowing them to successfully follow the study programme. More specifically, a basic knowledge in the area of language and communication, as well as logic and mathematics, is required.
Candidates are likewise required to prove English language proficiency at a B2 level (or higher) under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In order to safeguard educational quality standards in relation to available resources, pursuant to art. 2 of Law 264/1999, enrolment in the degree programme is capped to 400 students, plus a quota of 20 non-EU students residing abroad. Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory online test delivered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems): TOLC-E.
The candidate's educational background will be assessed through the admission test. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores set forth in the call for applications for the three areas of the TOLC-E test.
Two admission sessions will be held – one in the spring for 220 places, and one in the summer for 180 places, and any remaining places from the spring session.
Students admitted with a lower score in one or more of these areas will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA), by attending courses or workshops, including online, or reading supplementary study materials. The OFA shall be satisfied and assessed within year I of the programme. For information on how to fulfil the OFA, please refer to the University portal, Study area of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences.
Students who do not fulfil these requirements within the deadline will not be able to take any exams for subsequent years.
English-language OFA - Proficiency level B2
In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follows:
Through a language certificate, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher (for the list of language certificates recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded upon enrolment;
Through a Placement Test delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during year I only, from October to December. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not sit the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the end-of-course test within six attempts, must obtain a paid certificate by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.
Attendance is strongly recommended.
International Relations - B61.
General admission requirements for candidates holding a Bachelor's degree earned in Italy, including English language proficiency
Admission into the Master's degree programme in International Relations is conditional upon the following requirements:
meeting specific admission requirements (including curricular and academic career requirements)
passing an entrance assessment test.
Bachelor's degrees in: Philosophy (L-5), Geography (L-6), Humanities (L-10), Modern languages and cultures (L-11), Language mediation (L-12), Legal services (L-14), Tourism (L-15), Administration (L-16), Business administration (L-18), Communication (L-20), Economics (L-33), Political sciences and international relations (L-36), Social sciences for cooperation, development and peace (L-37), Social service (L-39), History (L-42) and in the corresponding classes under Ministerial Decree 509/99; degrees in other classes, four-year or master's degrees, equivalent qualifications earned abroad, subject to a resolution by the Academic Board, provided that the candidate earned a number of academic credits in certain academic fields as specified in the Study Programme.
Graduates of the above programmes must also meet the following curricular requirements:
having earned at least 60 credits in the following academic fields, of which:
a) at least 9 credits in the following academic fields: SECS-P/01 - Political economy; SECS-P/02 - Economic policy; SECS-P/03 - Finance; SECS-P/06 - Applied economics
b) at least 15 credits in the following academic fields: IUS/01 - Private law; IUS/02 - Comparative private law; IUS/04 - Business law; IUS/05 - Economic law; IUS/07 - Labour law; IUS/08 - Constitutional law; IUS/09 - Public law; IUS/10 - Administrative law; IUS/13 - International law; IUS/14 - European Union law; IUS/21 - Comparative public law
c) at least 9 credits in the following academic fields: SPS/01 - Political philosophy; SPS/02 - History of political doctrines; SPS/03 - History of political institutions; SPS/04 - Political science; SPS/06 - History of international relations; IUS/19 - History of medieval and modern law; IUS/20 - Philosophy of law; L-OR/10 - History of Islamic countries; M-STO/02 - Modern history; M-STO/03 - History of Eastern Europe; M-STO/04 - Contemporary history; SECS-P/12 - Economic history
d) at least 9 credits in the following academic field: L-LIN/12 – Language and translation – English, with a mark out of thirty.
This requirement may also be met by submitting a language certificate at or above Level B2 (for the list of language certificates recognized by the University please refer to the website: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application.
The Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies (DILHPS) - which is responsible for the Bachelor degree -collaborates with several partner Universities in France, Spain, Eastern Europe (mainly the Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania), as well as in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Norway and the United Kingdom. Moreover, thanks to specific arrangements with some Turkish Universities, students will have the chance to experience life and study in a stimulating cross-cultural environment.
While staying in a partner University, students will be able to pursue their studies, in particular in the fields of International Relations, International and Comparative Law, Public and Private Law, History of International Relations and Politics.
The procedure for the recognition of exams taken abroad consists of two phases: a) before the student leaves, a 'Learning Agreement' will identify the courses that he is authorized to take abroad on the basis of the student's preferences and subject to the agreement of each Professor; b) upon the student's return, the University of Milan will recognize the exams included in the 'Transcript of Records' provided by the partner University and convert the grades received by the student.
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment