DSU regional scholarships

Education incentive Programme - Diritto allo Studio
Ricalcolo importo Borsa di studio fuori sede/pendolare

In considerazione della particolare situazione dovuta all'emergenza da Covid-19, agli studenti beneficiari di Borsa di studio a.a. 2019/20 in qualità di fuori sede che non raggiungono i 10 mesi a titolo oneroso (per risoluzione anticipata del contratto o mancata integrazione di documentazione) l'importo di Borsa di studio non sarà modificato da fuori sede a pendolare, ma sarà ricalcolato come segue: all’importo spettante da pendolare per la fascia reddituale di appartenenza dello studente è sommato l’importo corrispondente a 1/10 della differenza di importo da fuori sede a pendolare moltiplicato per i mesi effettivi a titolo oneroso comprovati da un regolare contratto d’affitto registrato o da un contratto estero stipulato in Erasmus o dalle ricevute fiscali in caso di ospitalità in struttura collettiva.

Regional scholarships for academic year 2019/20 - Final ranking

The final rankings for regional DSU scholarships and need-based scholarships (Borsa di Ateneo Servizio) for a. y. 2019/20 have been published.

The rankingare are available at the online helpdesk, Higher Education Grants > Rankings published in the last two academic years.

Please note that the rankings for merit scholarships (Borsa di Ateneo Merito) and need-based scholarships (Borsa di Ateneo Servizio) for students enrolled in the first year of master's degree programmes will be published in 2020, as per the Call for applications.

Regional scholarships consisting of a sum of money and free access to refectory services are related to DSU benefits (Education incentive Programme - Diritto allo studio).

Financed by the Lombardy government and the Ministry for Education, regional scholarships are guaranteed to all eligible applicants thanks to extra funds provided by the University.

The scholarships are awarded yearly, via competition, to university students meeting certain merit, income and regular attendance requirements, provided they are regularly enrolled in degree or postgraduate programmes.

Students enrolled in first level master programmes, medical schools of specialisationand doctoral students - who already enjoy a scholarship or research grant - are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must:

  • not hold scholarships from other institutions for the same year of their programme

  • not be enrolled in a part-time programme

  • not be enrolled as repeating students on a programme level they have already attended;

  • not be enrolled on the first year of a degree programme or single-cycle Master's degree programme after graduating from high-school with a grade lower than 70/100.

The amount of the scholarship varies from € 1,214 to € 4.544 depending on income range certified by University ISEE, and zone of residence in terms of travelling time to the university campus by public transport.

Students holding DSU regional scholarships automatically participate in the awarding of merit scholarships of up € 6.000, financed by the university.

How to apply

To apply to the competition, either for the first time or for a renewal, students have to access the Online Service Desk.

Prospective students have to register to Unimi in order to login to Online Service Desk.


The ranking lists are first published in provisional and then in final form on the University website -> Benefits (Scholarships, Accomodation, Meal).

The provisional ranking list - generally available by the end of October - is designed to accommodate any appeals for review by students who claim that their documentation was assessed unfairly.

Once applications with supplementary documentation have been assessed and any unfair positions reviewed, the final ranking list of scholarship winners is published. Winners are entitled to:

  • complete exemption from university fees and other charges

  • one free midday meal and another meal at a price determined by the student's income range (for external students).

Scholarships awarded to students whose previous university merit cannot be evaluated - first year, doctoral or specialisation students - have a ranking list based solely on income.

For students enrolled in second or later years of a programme, the ranking list is based on number of creditsand average exam results.

Students enrolled in the first year of the courses

To maintain the right to a scholarship, students enrolled in the first year of a programme must earn the number of credits indicated in the announcement, within August 20th, 2020, with the possibility of using 5 CFU bonus credits for students enrolled to bachelor's or single-cycle degree programmes. 

Students in their first year course of a doctoral programme or a postgraduate school mantain the right to their scholarship only when sitting the final exam, otherwise their right to the scholarship lapses.

The scholarship lapses also when students do not meet the attended merit requirements within November 20th, 2020. In this case they must return to the University the amounts already received. 

Payment of the first instalment (50% of the total) will take place by December of each year.Instalments will be credited on the student’s bank account or on a prepaid card with IBAN code that has to indicated at the application.

The second instalment is only paid once attainment of the necessary merit has been ascertained: October for students enrolled in the first year and 30 June for all others.

Students enrolled in other course years (after the first one)

Students enrolled to academic years next to the first will receive the payment of the first instalment  by December of each year, and the second instalments by June, on their student’s bank account or on a prepaid card with IBAN code that has to indicated at the application. 

They mantain the right to the scholarships awarded for the academic year 2019/2020 without meeting any other merit requirements.