Students enrolled on a bachelor’s degree programme can be exempted from payment of university fees on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements.
Students enrolled in postgraduate schools, doctoral programmes and specialization courses can only benefit from exemptions for holders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships and for students with handicap and with a certified disability greater than 66%, and/or a recognised handicap pursuant to Law No. 104/1992.
Exemptions do not apply to the Regional Tax for the Education Incentive Programme of € 140.00 plus a € 16.00 revenue stamp, which must in any case be paid. Only students with handicap and with a certified disability greater than 66%, and/or a recognised handicap pursuant to Law No. 104/1992, will exclusively pay the € 16.00 revenue stamp.
Students who make false declarations regarding themselves or their family members, with the intention of obtaining financial benefits, must pay a penalty and will lose their entitlement to other benefits for the entire duration of their studies. Any false statements uncovered by the University will be reported to the appropriate judicial authorities.
Exemptions can be total or partial and are granted either by request of the student or automatically, without the need for a formal request to be made.
Students benefitting from exemptions who have to pay the balance of the second instalment, where due, plus any late fees incurred due to having re-enrolled or submitted their University ISEE certificate late, must access the online Sifa Services from their personal page UNIMIA and go to Payment Service by the deadlines indicated, which vary according to the type of exemption.
Students requesting exemption from payment of the second instalment must apply online from 4 November to 2 December 2019, only after enrolling for academic year 2019-2020 and paying the first instalment of fees.
To request exemption, students must go to their personal page on UNIMIA to access the online Sifa Services –> Payments, fees and exemptions -> Fee exemption application, and select the type of exemption they wish to apply for.
Some types of exemptions by request must be made through the Infostudenti service.
The online procedure checks whether a student can actually apply for the type of exemption requested, and issues an advice slip indicating whether or not they meet the necessary requirements for exemption (when the requirements are not met, the procedure indicates the reason and the application is not processed).
The Exemptions Office carries out spot checks on students’ possession of requirements during the online request process, listing on the advice slip any necessary documents and specifying the methods for presenting them. The Exemptions Office may, in any case, ask the student to provide any other document they may require in order to evaluate the exemption request.
For the 2019/2020 academic year, the University will reimburse the second instalment (all-inclusive fee) relating to the last academic year of enrolment, to students:
- whose University ISEE certificate does not exceed € 35,000.00
- who graduate with a mark of 110/110 within the minimum time frame prescribed by the respective regulations, starting from the date when they first enrol at the University, and are not registered as either “not on track with exams” or as a "repeating student”.
Graduates who have had exams validated from a previous university programme cannot apply for exemption.
How and when to apply for exemption
Those who graduate within the prescribed time frame may submit a request for reimbursement through the Infostudent Service within 30 days of graduation.
Disabled students are totally exempted from paying the regional tax of € 140.00 and the second instalment (all-inclusive contribution) provided that:
- they have a documented disability (under article 3, comma 1, Law No. 104/1992)
- their disability is equal to or greater than 66%.
These students are only required to pay the € 16.00 revenue stamp.
Exemption requests by students with a disability of less than 66% are assessed individually, based on their economic situation, as confirmed in the University ISEE certificate. The decision as to whether or not to grant exemption and the amount of the exemption is the remit of a special committee.
First-year students can apply for exemption during the online enrolment process.
Students who re-enrol on years after the first:
- provided that they have not already benefitted from an exemption in the previous academic year and before paying the € 16.00 revenue stamp, must apply to the Exemptions Office through the servizio Infostudents Service, attaching a certificate from the Medical Committee verifying their disability status and degree of disability, and/or a certificate from the Medical Committee verifying their handicap (Law No. 104/1992)
- are not entitled to submit an exemption request if they have already benefitted from this type of exemption in the previous academic year.
If, in the previous academic year, the student’s degree of disability fell below 66% or the recognised status of a handicap was withdrawn (Law No. 104/1992), these changes must be notified.
Students with a disability below 66% must apply within the deadline through the online procedure. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, depending on the applicant's financial situation as certified by University ISEE. Any exemptions will be granted by a special Committee.
Students with study grants awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation are exempt from paying the second instalment (all-inclusive fee).
When more than one student coming from the same family unit with a University ISEE certificate not exceeding € 35,000.00 is enrolled at the University of Milan in the same academic year, an exemption of € 100.00 per student may be requested. This amount will be deducted from the second instalment.
This type of exemption can be accumulated with others and each enrolled student from the same family unit must apply for exemption individually.
Automatic exemptions can be either total or partial and are automatically granted without the student having to make a formal request.
The only requirement is to be enrolled on the current academic year with payment of the first instalment of € 156.00.
The following students are entitled to full, automatic exemption from payment of the second instalment:
- recipients of DSU regional study grants
- recipients of service and merit scholarships financed by the University
- students eligible for merit scholarships financed by the University
- disabled students who have a degree of disability greater than 66% and/or who have a certified disability (Law No. 104/1992), and beneficiaries of the same type of exemption in the previous academic year
- first-year students in the 2019-2020 academic year who have achieved an upper secondary school diploma mark of 100 cum laude. Students who transfer from other universities, repeating students and students who have already graduated, are not eligible for full, automatic exemption
- recipients of Excellence Scholarships.
The following students are entitled to partial exemption from payment of the second instalment:
- students who are partial recipients of the DSU regional study grant are entitled to a 50% exemption
- first-year students in the 2019-2020 academic year who have achieved an upper secondary school-leaving mark of 100 are entitled to a maximum discount of € 400.00. Students who transfer from other universities, repeating students and those who have already graduated are not eligible for a partial exemption
- students enrolled on years after the first year, with an ISEE of less than € 60,000.00 and who - by 30 September 2019 – have obtained 90% of the credits required for their degree programme up to the previous academic year – are entitled to a reduction in the second instalment proportional to the value of their University ISEE.