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 year2020/2021, 154 incentives are available to the best international students admitted to a Master's degree programme, of which:

  • 54 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 30 June 2020. 

What you need to do

You don't have to apply. By July, the beneficiaries will receive a formal email confirming the grant.
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UNICORE 2.0 - 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.

Under the UNICORE 2.0 - University Corridors for Refugees project, which is part of this programme, the University awards two scholarships worth € 3,000 each, accommodation and a canteen card to candidates who are refugees in Ethiopia and have been admitted to a Master's degree programme delivered in English.

The UNICORE 2.0 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.

The call for applications will be published soon

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. This initiative allowed two Syrian students to obtain a scholarship and accommodation which allowed them to enter Italy legally and resume interrupted studies.

For the 2019/2020 Academic Year, the University offers up to 5 scholarships worth 6,000 Euros, including accommodation in the University's halls of residence.