We selected 10 reasons to prove you why becoming one of the  > 200,000 students in Milano is going to be an amazing experience:

 

1. EXCELLENT AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

In Milano there are many top-ranked universities in the world. Bocconi for business-oriented studies, Politecnico di Milano for architecture and engineering, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera for arts, are just few examples worth to mention along with the rich offer of the local Fine Arts Academies and Conservatories.

2. A CITY OF CULTURE

When you think of Milano, only big shopping areas might pop up to your mind.

You will be surprised to discover a city built on historic treasures such the Duomo, Palazzo Reale or Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper; not to mention the hundreds of museums and private collections displaced around the city.

In 2017 UNESCO appointed Milano Creative City for Literature: besides fetching job opportunities in one of the city historical publishing corporation, you might be happy to know that over 26 public libraries are at disposal for your studies.

3. A CITY OF INNOVATION

Milano holds its reputation as the Italian business capital, a breeding ground for innovation where its users like to turn fresh ideas into success.

Start-ups are blossoming in Milano, also thanks to the presence of prestigious top business schools. The universities of the city provide new skilled talents on the market and in most cases act as incubators for start-ups.

If your dream is to turn an idea into a company, you might be interested in the activities of the Fintech industry in Milano.

 

4. A FUN & FRIENDLY CITY

A city not too small, not too big, but clean and well organized, with plenty of cultural and leisure opportunities.

Enjoy the vibrant cultural and social life of the city: concerts, cinemas, theatres, art exhibitions, festivals, performing events, from Monday to Sunday. Every day of the week you get a lot of opportunities to live the city at its best.

Get inspired by the Milanese vibes and don't be shy in joining the coolest events in the city suburbs.

5. GREAT FOOD

When you think about Italy, you first think about its cuisine. Make it sure you try the local traditional dishes “Risotto alla Milanese”, “Cotoletta Milanese”, “Cassoeula” and the famous Milanese Christmas cake: Panettone.

Tired of Milanese food? Don’t worry, the city tempts you with a variety of different Italian regional and world tastes.

If 20 Michelin starred restaurants could not be enough, our local markets and affordable - but tasty - street food corners will save you from starving!

6. EFFICIENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Public transport in Milano is efficient, well connected and affordable.

Four metro lines, trams and buses can be accessed by students at a monthly rate lower than 30 euros.

We are a green and sustainable city; that's why  the Milanese usually prefer to move with their bikes or on foot. Did you know that Milano is one of the European cities with the highest number of electric car, scooter, and bike sharing? Try one of our app to move across the city districts.

Three airports connect Milano to the rest of Italy and the world: Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate and Bergamo airports.

High speed trains make your trip to Rome in less than three hours while it just takes 1h40' to get to to Florence or Venice.

7. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

If locals are often stereotyped as gloomy, busyworking and always in a rush, you will be surprised to know that Milano is the Italian city with the highest number of foreign Consulates General in the world and has a long lasting tradition of welcoming and inclusion.

This makes Milano a multicultural city, built on equal opportunities and equal growth for young motivated people who are committed to contribute to their local community.

Most importantly: in Milano you can survive without speaking Italian, most of the people can speak a rather good English here!

8. STAY HEALTHY, STAY MINDFUL

Notwithstanding the food temptations of the city,  people in Milano cares a lot about their quality of life and health. The great number of public and private sport facilities will keep you fit and give sport lovers the opportunity to train at a professional level.

Outdoor sports are also practiced in the city center thanks to the over 14,681,400 sqm of green areas: Parco Sempione, with its famous Castello inside just minutes away from Duomo, and Giardini di Porta Venezia are the most popular.

9.THE NIGHTLIFE

Studying and working hard might not be the only reasons to move to Milano: you can’t miss the hundreds of aperitivi going on every day in every single bar of the city as you'd better enjoy one of the a bunch of concerts that every month are on air in Milan. 

10. A CITY TO KICK OFF YOUR CAREER

Milano is a business-oriented city where many expats decide to settle their professional career. This is because Milano is a very dynamic and efficient city but, at the same time, it also reflects the Italian lifestyle which many countries of the world are envious of.

Strong synergies between universities and the industry give international students the opportunity to kick their work experience,  taking advantages of the fiscal benefits for young workers and start-uppers.