Milano offers the most internationalized university system in Italy. You can find study courses divided into Bachelor degrees, Masters degrees, Post-Laurea courses and PhDs taught entirely in English and covering any of the various disciplines. Milano’s university system has strong connections with the world of business.
Below is a list of study opportunities and grants especially for foreign students wanting to study in Milano.

Economics, Finance, Management & Social-Sciences

  • Milano is the economic and financial capital of Italy. The city has a dense and varied array of businesses and is Italy’s main hub for multinational corporations. Milano hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italian stock exchange) and is a global financial hub home to both established institutions and innovative fintech start-ups.
  • Studying Economics, Finance & Management in Milano is a great foundation for your future career, with the globally recognized quality of Milano’s education in these fields offering a launching pad for opportunities in the local and international job market. All the Big Four consulting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KMPG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers) have branches in Milano and some of them have heavily invested in space and hiring expansion in the city in the last few years.
  • Bocconi University is ranked the 8th best University in the world for Business & Management studies,1st in Continental Europe for Economics & econometrics, and 2nd in Continental Europe for Accounting & Finance (QS World Universities Ranking by Subject, 2019).


See yourself at: Politecnico di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Fashion, Design & Architecture

  • Every year, millions of people come to Milano to experience the city’s energy during Design week and Fashion Weeks. In Milano, students benefit from top-quality education and from a stimulating local environment. Milano has nurtured world-renowned designers and architects, and companies that got their start in Milano are now global household names: Prada, Moschino, Versace and more
  • In Milano, designers can draw inspiration from the thriving local creative ecosystem, which is also widened by the arts & culture, media, and the publishing and advertising industries
  • The Politecnico di Milano is ranked the 6th best university in the world for Art & Design and 3rd in Continental Europe for Architecture (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)


See yourself at: Domus Academy, IED European Institute of Design, Istituto Marangoni, Politecnico di Milano, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Life sciences, Medicine, Biotech, & Pharma

  • Health, Food & Innovation. If you want to study in one of the healthiest countries in the world, supported by one of the best healthcare systems in the world, surrounded by some of the best and most productive researchers in the world, Milano is your next study destination. The city is home to research hospitals, biomedical firms, research centres, and the Pharmaceutical cluster is one of the largest and most innovative in the world.
  • Milano is heavily investing in the future of this sector with 3 new major centres. MIND, the Milan Innovation District is one of them: at MIND, the University of Milano is creating its new facilities, surrounded by biotech firms, research hospitals and the Human Technopole, an international hub which will house 7 research centres and 1,500 employees.
  • The University of Milano “La Statale” ranks 7th in Continental Europe for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).


See yourself at: Humanitas University, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Engineering, Technology & IT

  • Where Designers finish their duties, Engineers start. Milano has been a powerhouse for design, architecture, technology and several other industries also thanks to the pool of highly skilled engineers graduated from the local universities. In Milano’s universities, prospective engineers are surrounded by opportunities to engage with top-level researchers and to apply those lessons through hands-on internship opportunities with local firms.
  • The technology industry in Milano is also booming, and to keep pace with the new opportunities and challenges of our high-speed global economy, Milan’s universities offer a number of courses were born in Tech & IT studies, from Big Data & Machine Learning to Software Engineering & Cybersecurity.
  • In Continental Europe, the Politecnico di Milano ranks 1st for Civil & Structural Engineering, 2nd for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, 4th for Computer Science & Information Systems, 5th for Electrical & Electronic Enegineering and 7th for Chemical Engineering (QS World Universities Ranking, 2019).


See yourself at: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”

Natural Sciences

  • From Materials and Environmental Sciences to Physics and Mathematics, Milano offers a wide range of course in the Natural Sciences.
  • The greater Milano region is home to many research centres, both public and private, offering many opportunities for physics and chemistry graduates to further their research and careers. Milano is home to a branch of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, which coordinates and finances sub-nuclear and nuclear research, as well as astroparticle physics and neutrino physics. Milano is only an hour away from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, one of the leading research campuses in Europe. Researchers at the JRC study topics including Space, Growth & Innovation, Health and Consumer Protection, Security, Nuclear Safeguards, and more.


See yourself at: Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Arts, Humanities & Communications

  • Milano is the crossroads of Italian heritage and contemporary culture. From the most important Opera house in the world, Teatro La Scala, to renowned and dynamic museums including the MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) and Fondazione Prada, Milano is home to cultural institutions that can appeal to any taste and interest. In 2017, Milano was nominated UNESCO Creative City for Literature, recognizing the historical importance of its publishing industry and its modern role as a hub for the media and advertising industries.
  • Students in Milano are immersed in a lively and stimulating environment inside and outside of the Universities and Academies. The Performing Arts scene is abuzz with thousands of theatrical shows, concerts, and live performances each year, which keep the city lively 24/7. Milano hosts MiArt, one of the top global contemporary and modern art fairs, and several international galleries have their offices here in Milano.


See yourself at: Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi, Fondazione Milano – Scuole Civiche, IED European Institute of Design, IULM Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Politecnico di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Law, International Affairs and Political Sciences

  • Milano’s stature as an international and globally competitive city, which has only grown in recent years, has strengthened local demand for highly prepared legal professionals and lawyers to guide firms in the decision-making process for the legal, political, diplomatic and economic contemporary European and International framework, as well as in growing fields related to Internet Technology, Privacy, Intellectual Property.
  • Milano is home to some of the most important Italian and International law firms, and a number of NGOs have their base in the city. Moreover, as the entire region of Lombardy is a global leader for export, Milano offers many opportunities for careers in the international trade field


See yourself at: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

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