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University of Milan

University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7 Milano,
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Founded in 1924, the University of Milan is a research-intensive university, offering high quality teaching at all levels in a broad spectrum of fields. Over the years, it has succeeded in maintaining a skillful blend of tradition and innovation, adjusting to the requirements of a fast-growing society without putting aside its distinctive traits.

The university’s interdisciplinary vocation and connections between a wide range of fields result in a highly stimulating and rich offer of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and specialization courses with Italian being the main language of teaching. There is also a wide offering of degree programs available in English. 

As one of the top international institutions in terms of scientific productivity, the University of Milan’s wide range of educational and research competencies and its relationships with the business world also make it an important resource for its socio-economic context. 

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).

Get social! Find out more about the University of Milan on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. 

The University of Milan’s main campus is located in the old “Ca’ Granda”, a striking historical complex in the heart of Milan. The university’s other campuses are located in historic buildings and modern structures that are situated in both the city center and the university district which were built in the 1920’s, and is known as “Città Studi”.

The university is home to ten faculties, including: 

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Technology 
  • School of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Milan possesses an important artistic and scientific heritage which is housed in various museums, libraries and archives. In addition, there are 33 research departments, 22 libraries, and one digital library which contains 62,522 e-journals, 368,940 e-books and 187 databases. 

Student support services

The University of Milan offers a guidance service to help future students with their study options through group presentations and individual interviews. 

Current students are provided with individual psychological support services as well as careers advice by offering internships, interviews with companies, and advertising vacancies on the curriculum database.

Student life in Milan 

Studying at the University of Milan and living in Milan is an exciting experience. Milan – which hosted the Expo 2015 – is known throughout the world for science, finance, fashion, design, publishing, theatre, music, food and its international trade fairs. 

It is also an extremely lively city, which offers great cultural opportunities as well as the best in sports and leisure. Due to its central position in the northern part of Italy, it is a good point of access for many world-renowned localities. The most famous Italian lakes are just one hour away, while just a little more time is needed to reach the Alps, the Ligurian Sea, Venice and Florence by car or train, and all the major European cities by plane.

Lombardy is also an important point of cultural, artistic and scientific reference for the city of Milan which plays host, amongst other things, almost every year, to more than 300 events that are attended by tens of thousands of people. 

Student life on campus

The University of Milan itself is home to approximately 64,000 students – with almost seven percent of students being international students, representing 196 different countries around the world. 

It promotes sporting and cultural activities for both students and staff, through its University Sport Centre and through collaborations and special arrangements with the city’s main gymnasiums, cinemas, dance/music agents and theatres. 

Students can also take part in music and theatre initiatives organized by the university’s resident cultural institutions, which include the Orchestra, the Choir and the University Theatre Centre. The University of Milan Orchestra 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.

Find out more about student life at the University of Milan here.

Student accommodation

The University of Milan has its very own student accommodation right on campus. For more information about this, please visit the university’s website.

European citizens, non-EU citizens in Italy with a current, valid “permesso di soggiorno” (residence permit) and natives of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein can apply to the university.

Non-EU citizens who are residents 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 program or a medical specialization school must follow the instructions in the competitive examination announcements.

For more information about applying to the University of Milan, click here.

Special funding and scholarships

The University of Milan believes in getting the best out of young talent, and offers special incentive programs aimed at supporting highly gifted students.

The Excellence Scholarships program is particularly aimed at international students. The program offers 100 incentive grants to the newly enrolled best international students at master’s level. The incentives include 50 scholarships of 6,000€ plus enrollment fee exemption. 

To find out more about, visit the university’s website

The University of Milan offers a guidance service to help future students with their study choices and to provide graduates with career advice. Future students can obtain information about courses and study programs through group presentations and individual interviews.

The university also helps students approach the world of work by offering internships, interviews with companies, as well as advertising vacancies on the curriculum database. The university has over 1,500 partnerships which offer worldwide mobility opportunities for its graduate and undergraduate students.

Within a year of graduating, 53 percent of bachelor’s graduates are in employment, 64.1 percent of master’s graduates are in employment, and 55.4 percent of single-cycle graduates are in employment. 

The University of Milan’s University Study and Career Guidance Service offers individual guidance sessions on how to:

  • Organize your CV,
  • Compile your University CV online,
  • Browse and apply to job vacancies that are posted on the university’s online noticeboard, 
  • View and obtain useful materials, such as the Catalogue of Professions.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Exercise and Sports Sciences

School of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication

University Highlights

University of Milan is one of the top Public universities in Milano, Italy. It is ranked #=301 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 48,041


International students - 2,967


Total faculty staff - 2,525


Total students - 48,041


International students - 2,967


Total faculty staff - 2,525

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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