The University of Milan is the only Italian university among the 23 prestigious institutions that belong to the League of European Research Universities (LERU). With a teaching staff of more than 2,140 tenured professors and 65,933 students, it is the largest university in Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and internationally oriented EU regions and leader in the Italian economy.



The University of Milan was founded in 1924, uniting two institutions that boasted a great tradition of medical, scientific and humanistic studies: the Accademia Scientifico-Letteraria (Scientific-Literary Academy), active since 1861, and the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (Clinical Specialisation Institutes), established in 1906.


Educational Programme

First Cycle

  • Bachelor programmes: 68
  • Single-cycle master programmes: 9

Second Cycle

  • Master programmes: 55


  • Publications: approximately 25,200 in the last 3 years
  • 488 new research projects in 2015 (152 funded by European and national programmes, 336 by contracts)
  • More than 1000 research projects currently underway


The office provides the following services:

  • advice on writing a curriculum vitae and on job search methods and tools;
  • advice regarding the job offers on the Job Notice Board and applying for positions of interest.


The University of Milan offers 67 bachelor’s degree programs in the following: 

Economics, Law and Social Sciences

  • Political, Economic and Social Sciences
  • Law 


  • Humanities
  • Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication 

Medicine and Healthcare

  • Medicine 
  • Veterinary Medicine 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences


  • Science and Technology 
  • Agricultural and Food Sciences 

Tuition fees

The University of Milan is a public institution. Therefore, the university offers lower tuition fees in proportion to income, with fees being curbed in order to guarantee, to the greatest possible extent, the right for every student to have the opportunity to study. 

For international students, enrolment fees vary according to the student’s citizenship and can vary between €156 to maximum of €1,156 each academic year.

The University of Milan also offers scholarships and other special funding, such as refectory and accommodation services. Enrolled students can apply for a scholarship, depending on whether they’re based on merit, income or both.

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 special funding and scholarships, visit the university’s website

Entry requirements

Almost all bachelor’s and single cycle degree programs require candidates sit an admission test to ensure they are eligible for their chosen course of study. Each year, between February and July, the University of Milan publishes its calls to apply for admission to bachelor’s degree programs. These calls for application report the procedure for enrolment (matriculation) on the first year of studies, as well as:

  • Admission requirements,
  • Dates, programs, procedures and locations for evaluation tests and entrance examinations,
  • Number of places available for programs with limited enrolment,
  • Instructions for candidates with disabilities or SLD,
  • Information on rankings,
  • Enrolment procedures.

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