Single courses

It is possible to enrol on one or more courses of interest from the various bachelor's, master's or single-cycle degree programmes. Enrolled students may attend classes, sit the final exam and obtain a certificate. 

Single courses are useful for those who:

  • wish to keep abreast of certain topics or supplement their professional competencies

  • have already graduated but must take extra courses for admission to public competitions or postgraduate schools, or to meet the curricular requirements for admission to a master's degree programme

  • are university students, in Italy or abroad, who wish to attend certain classes in the context of programmes and mobility agreements or out of personal interest.

Further information
Requirements and limitations

Those who wish to enrol on single courses must have at least an upper secondary school diploma (or equivalent qualification). In this case students may attend 2 courses per academic year.

Graduates may instead attend up to 4 courses per academic year.

Those already enrolled in postgraduate schools, doctoral research programmes, master's degree programmes or advanced courses are likewise allowed to enrol on single courses.

Students at the University of Milan or other universities who are enrolled on a bachelor's or master's degree programme or who have suspended or interrupted their studies cannot enrol on single courses.

Available courses

It is possible to enrol to almost all courses of the degree, single-cycle and master's degree programmes of the current academic year. See below to find out the courses that are not available to enrolment as single courses or that require prior authorization to enrolment.

Search the course catalogue to find:

  • syllabus
  • teacher
  • university credits (CFU) 
  • Scientific Disciplinary Sector/s (SSD)
  • related degree programme

Courses not available for the enrolment as single courses 

The following are not available as single courses: Organic Chemistry and Chemistry Laboratory, Physics and Physics Laboratory, General Mathematics, Laboratory of Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Computer Laboratory.

Courses that require prior authorization to enrolment from the academic bodies

Courses belonging to programmes such as Medicine and Surgery (Policlinico Hospital Location), Dental Medicine, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Health Professions and Medical Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry F5X and Industrial Chemistry F6X require prior authorization to enrolment and special enrolment procedures (see below).

    Le aree di studio

    The enrolment fee for single courses is:

    • 180 euro for the first course;

    • 126 euro for any other single courses

    The feefor enrolling on a single course pertaining to the bachelor's degree programme in Computer Systems and Networks Security - online  is 300 euros and there is no reduction for enrolment on more than one course.

    Fee exemption
    The following are exempt from payment of the enrolment fee and need only pay the 16 euro revenue stamp:

    • foreign students enrolled at universities with which the University of Milan has agreements or interuniversity programmes

    • recipients of study grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    • students with certified disability (ex article 3, comma 1 Law 104/1992) or with a degree of invalidity equal to or greater than 66%.

    The application for exemption must be submitted before that for enrolment on single courses, along with payment of the 16 euro revenue stamp. The specific form and list of documents required for exemption are available from the Fee Exemption Office through the Infostudenti Service.

    Request for exemption

    Enrolment on single courses is generally open from mid-July to the end of the academic year; however, some courses have specific enrolment procedures and deadlines.

    Those who enrol on more than one single course need submit only one application for enrolment each academic year, which cannot be modified or updated.

    The application for enrolment must always be submitted in time for the student to sit the final exams, which must be completed by 31 January of the year subsequent to enrolment.

    Normal enrolment procedure
    • complete the enrolment application form, and for each selected course indicate: course title, lecturer, university credits awarded on completion (CFU), scientific-disciplinary sector/s (SSD) and the reference degree programme

    • pay the appropriate fee for enrolling on the number of selected courses using the payment form enclosed in the enrolment application form

    • use the  Infostudenti Service to submit the application, along with a copy (front/back) of a valid identity document and the receipt of payment.

    The application form may also be delivered to the Student Registry desk by booking an appointment through the Infostudenti Service.

    Courses that require prior authorization

    To enrol on some of the single courses, students must obtain prior authorization from the academic bodies. Before paying the enrolment fee, they must therefore submit a special application form to the Student Registry desk, booking an appointment through the Infostudenti Service.

    Check the deadlines for submitting the request for authorization and any special instructions for the degree programmes in:

    Medicine and Surgery (Policlinico Hospital Location), Dental Medicine, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Health Professions and Medical Biotechnology

    • 16 July - 3 September 2018 for first semester courses

    • 3 December 2018 - 31 January 2019 for second semester courses.

    Veterinary medicine

    • 10 July 2017 to 1 September 2017 for first semester courses

    • 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018 for second semester courses.

    Chemistry F5X and Industrial Chemistry F6X

    Request authorization