Politecnico di Milano

Milan  Italy

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one the most outstanding technical universities in Europe and the largest Italian university in Engineering, Architecture and Design, with more than 47,900 students and programmes at all academic levels. More than 40 Master of Science programmes and 20 PhD programmes are taught in English. The latest QS University Rankings place Politecnico di Milano at the top position in Italy, among the best 10 technical universities in Europe and within the top 20 technical universities worldwide. The reputation among employers is very high. Scientific research plays a central role in the university mission thanks to strong links to corporate research, to the availability of considerable European funds and to several well-equipped laboratories, which also ensures advanced and high-quality teaching.

Why study at Politecnico di Milano?

Public university offering high-quality education in English, in a multi-cultural environment and with great value for money

Research-intensive university with well-equipped labs

High placement rates of graduates thanks to the career service and to the excellent reputation among employers


postgraduate students



Milan  Italy

main campus

Architecture, Building & Planning (3) History & Archaeology (19) Geography (17) Engineering (12) Creative Arts & Design (9) Environmental Sciences (13) Computer Science (8) Biological Sciences (4) Physics (29) Mathematics (25) Business & Management (5) Materials Science (24) Chemistry (6) Food Sciences (15) Agriculture (1) Finance (14) Economics (10) Information Services (20)

About Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano promotes the culture of sustainable development in all its institutional activities, in teaching and research. Working in partnership with society and helping it to achieve sustainable development goals at global, national and local levels is an integral component of the mission of the University that has been working with growing commitment for many years on at least four fronts: environmental sustainability, promotion of responsible research, international cooperation for development and equal opportunities.

Politecnico di Milano aims to play a driving role in research and innovation, combining cutting-edge technological contents with social issues. A flexible and interdisciplinary research that counts on structures of excellence and on the development of human capital, while successfully obtaining financing from European programmes. Among the main objectives: a consolidated relationship with enterprises, also by supporting start-ups and enterprise development.

Thanks to a fruitful network of relations and strategic alliances, both national and international, Politecnico di Milano organises various cycles of cultural events open to the city, enhancing the University’s role as a catalyst of free culture available to all. Shows, concerts, meetings, book presentations, conferences, laboratories, exhibitions, guided tours, film discussion groups, all ranging from science to technology, from architecture to design, give life to a rich programme of events throughout the year. Free events open to the city are organised in the renovated piazza in front of the historical premises of the University.

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There are many services provided to international students. A dedicated Welcome Week in the main campuses in Milan is organised at the beginning of the Academic Year, so that they can immediately start to make new friends and enjoy their stay; a Welcome Desk in all the Campuses support our international students throughout their stay in Italy. International students will easily discover the campus and organise their activities, especially if they choose to have a buddy, guiding them before their arrival and in the first few months of their studies. Studying at Politecnico di Milano does not mean only high-quality technical education. Students have the opportunity to attend several courses aimed at fostering “soft skills” or the knowledge of foreign languages. Life on campus is very exciting: speeches, sports facilities, student associations, cultural and social events are just some examples of student life at Politecnico di Milano. In addition, Milan is the city of innovation, design, fashion and of scientific and technological research, with a vibrant cultural life and with many students. Well connected with public means of transport, it is the perfect starting point also to travel thorough Italy and Europe. Students who choose Milan will be able to explore a wonderful country with a huge historical and artistic heritage, with marvellous mountains to go skiing or hiking, with wonderful lakes and many attractive villages at the sea or on the country. The Italian food and wines and all the cultural events, concerts, shows, exhibitions will make your experience unforgettable and your life very enjoyable! If you wish to know more, #Askastudent!

Yes, we do offer fully funded merit-based scholarships, please visit the website to know more.

Politecnico di Milano is a public university, funded by the Italian government. Therefore tuition fees are affordable and amount to about 3,900 Euros a year. For students of the European Economic area, tuition fees might be lower, depending on the family income.

It is possible to work for the administration of Politecnico di Milano for up to 200 hours a year, this is a part-time job fully compatible with lessons.

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Politecnico di Milano