Coming from abroad

The Italian university system is based on three main study cycles to which international students have access.

With the aim of favouring the mobility of international students, the University of Milan runs many programmes in English, has a specific fee system and provides scholarships and support, especially for international students.

International students are:

  • EU students, foreigners resident in Italy, Italians with foreign qualifications
  • Italian and EU students with foreign qualifications. Citizens of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, San Marino and non-EU countries who already live in Italy with a regular stay permit and therefore have access to the university under the same conditions as EU students, also belong to this category. Refugees and persons with subsidiary protection status are under the same laws as EU citizens, as is the personnel of foreign embassies and international organizations based in Italy
  • Non-EU students resident abroad: all students from countries outside the EU
  • Erasmus and mobility students
  • Marco Polo students

Offices and services to ask for help and further information

Applications for academic year 2024/2025

You can now apply for our open-admission Master’s degree programmes for the academic year 2024/2025.

Non-EU students VISA applicants can apply for admission until 31 March 2024, except for some degree programmes. Check the deadline for the degree programme you are interested in.

International students are also required to follow the instructions available on the webpage International enrolment in degree programmes.

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How to enrol

Programmes, deadlines, scholarships for international students who want to enroll in a bachelor's degree, a master's degree or a post-graduate course.

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Studying for a limited period at the University of Milan

Erasmus and international mobility calls: procedures, deadlines and services.

Get to know the University of Milan

International students' strengths, timeline, opportunities, benefits and main locations:

Living in Milan

Discover the city, find accommodation and manage emergencies

Learning Italian

Improve your Italian, take the CELI certification or join the International courses of Italian language and culture in Gargnano sul Garda