The University of Milan is the top Italian university in most international rankings and is the only Italian university among the 21 prestigious institutions that belong to the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
With a teaching staff of more than 2,180 tenured professors and 63,866students, the University of Milan is the largest university in Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and internationally oriented EU regions and leader in the Italian economy.
The system in which the University of Milan operates has no equal in terms of the level and importance of its scientific initiatives; it comprises a further 11 universities and a large number of research institutes, many of them of international standing and reputation.
The Universitys interdisciplinary vocation and the connections between a wide range of fields create a highly stimulating environment for study and work in its 31 departments.
The University of Milan offers 136 study programmes, 21 doctoral schools and several vocationally-oriented courses in three major areas of study, divided among 10 further specific areas:
- Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Humanities, Political, Economic and Social Sciences, Law, Linguistic and Cultural Mediation Sciences
- Medicine and Healthcare, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Exercise and Sports Sciences
- Science , Science and Technology, Agricultural and Food Sciences
Milan is known throughout the world for fashion, design, publishing, theatre, music, sports, food and its international trade fairs, like the forthcoming Expo 2015.Located in the north of Italy, the city is just a few hours away from Venice, Florence, the most famous Italian lakes, the Alps, the Ligurian Sea and all the major European cities.
The Universitys main campus is located in a 15th-century monumental complex in the heart of Milan, a city with countless artistic points of interest. Its other campuses are located in historic buildings and modern structures situated in both the city centre and the university quarter built in the 1920s, known as Città Studi (literally "the City of Studies).
As a general rule, applicants must have studied for at least 12 years before applying for a university course and there are different admission applications for European citizens and non-EU citizens.
European citizens, non-EU citizens resident in Italy with a current, valid “permesso di soggiorno” (residence permit) and natives of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein can apply to the university like Italian citizens, submitting their admission application directly to the University.
Non-EU citizens resident abroad must submit a pre-application request to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.
Graduates who wish to apply for a doctoral programme or a medical specialisation school must follow the instructions in the competitive examination announcements.
The University of Milan is a public institution: therefore, fees are curbed in order to guarantee, to the greatest possible extent, the right to study. University enrolment fees vary according to the chosen course of study and in proportion to income.
The University awards scholarships and prizes to students and provides refectory and accommodation services. To take advantage of these opportunities, students must meet specific criteria based on merit and income, as established by the competitive examination announcements published annually during the summer.
A guidance service - run by the COSP Centre -helps future students with study choices and provides enrolled students with individual support services and assistance in adapting study methods, and graduate students with career advice by means of internships, interviews with companies, the advertising of vacancies and a graduates’ curriculum database.
Furthermore the University of Milan offers a Disability and Handicap Service that promotes the social integration of disabled students and University staff, protecting their rights and providing helpers to accompany them, as well as offering administrative, educational and psycho-pedagogical assistance.
The University of Milan offers Italian language and culture courses at various levels: Summer courses held in Gargnano, on Lake Garda, and in Milan for foreign teachers and promoters of Italian language and culture; courses for Erasmus students; and a Master’s Degree online for the teaching and promotion of Italian as a Second or Foreign Language.
With 400 international mobility agreements and over 1040 agreements within European Community programmes, our University has worked with foreign partners for many years. As a result it is now able to offer international agreements for double degree curricula within graduate and undergraduate courses, short courses, summer schools and joint modules, all programmes based on specific collaboration agreements.
The University of Milan participates in the “Marco Polo” programme for Chinese students and is home to a branch of the Confucius Institute, established in collaboration with the Liaoning Normal University and the Hanban of Beijing, the office for the international promotion of the Chinese language.
The University is also one of the institutions in Italy where it is possible to take the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test, the International Certificate in Russian as a Foreign Language and the International Certificate “Français des Affaires et des Professions”.
Master's and Single-cycle degrees
Master's (double) degrees
The University of Milan has 21 Doctoral Schools that offer PhD programmes in which highly specialized training and research activities are closely related.
Students holding a master degree are admitted on the basis of competitive selection and most of them are supported by fellowships.
The Doctoral Schools or individual PhD programmes in which English is the working language are:
The University of Milan promotes sporting and cultural activities through its Sport Centre and through collaborations with the citys main cultural and recreational institution.
Students can also take part in music and theatre initiatives which include the University's Choir, Theatre Centre and Orchestra that offers students the possibility to audition for a classical music ensemble that is both young and prestigious, thanks to its close collaboration with the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at The University of Milan!