International scholarships

In line with its internationalization strategies for increasing incoming mobility and attractiveness to foreign students, the University of Milan offers its international students scholarships and exemptions from tuition fees.

Excellence scholarships

The University of Milan offers its best new students "Excellence Scholarships", all students enrolled in the first year of a Master's degree programme can apply.

For academic year 2023/2024, 155 incentives are available to the best international students admitted to a Master's degree programme, of which:

  • 55 scholarships worth € 6,000 each, with the right to exemption from the all-inclusive tuition fee
  • 100 total exemptions from the all-inclusive tuition fee

"Excellence Scholarships" are awarded by an ad-hoc Commission among all those who applied for admission to a Master's degree programme by 31 May 2023. 

You don't have to apply. In July, the beneficiaries will receive a formal email confirming the grant.

UNICORE 5.0 - University Corridors for Refugees

The University of Milan is a partner to the UNHCR inclusive education programme to promote refugees' access to university education, social integration and active participation in academic life.

Within the framework of UNHCR inclusive education programme was created the project UNICORE - University Corridors for Refugees, to which University of Milan participates since academic year 2020/2021.

For academic year 2022/2023 under the project UNICORE 5.0 the University awards one scholarship worth € 3,000, accommodation and a canteen card to candidates who are refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudafrica, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe and have been admitted to a Master's degree programme delivered in English

The UNICORE 5.0 project is promoted by UNHCR in cooperation with Caritas Ambrosiana, the Waldensian Deaconry, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and numerous Italian universities. The University of Milan will be supported by Caritas Ambrosiana and the Waldensian Deaconry in providing the services offered.

Educational corridor - Monastery of Mar Musa

In the 2019/2020 Academic Year, the University opened the first "educational corridor" through the intermediation of the Monastery of Mar Musa, in Syria providing 2 scholarships.

In the Academic Years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 were awarded 6 scholarships in total. 

For the 2023/2024 Academic Year, the University offers up to 4 scholarships worth 6,000 Euros, including accommodation in the University's halls of residence.

The University relies on the collaboration of Waldensian Deaconry, that offers a professional educator devoted to the project.