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What is it

If you wish to attend the Politecnico di Milano for an exchange period or a double degree programme, you need to apply through our online services by accessing Incoming Exchange Students: ONLINE APPLICATION.

When to apply

For Autumn arrivals: from 1st to 30th April
For Spring arrivals: from 1st to 31st October

How to apply

  1. Contact your home institution's international office, verify if they have an agreement with us and if you are eligible to apply.
  2. Register in our online services and obtain your Polimi person code. Note: it is mandatory to upload a valid identity document (ID card or passport, a driving licence is not accepted) and to indicate your home address.
  3. Fill in the application form and ensure all five parts are completed: your data, emergency and university contacts, study at host institution, study at Polimi (you need to choose a specific study programme).
  4. Follow the instructions to upload the required documents.

Please note: you can check online the status of your application at any time during each steps of the process.

While choosing the study programme at Polimi, please remember:

  • The Italian educational system consists of 3 years for a BSc degree + 2 years for a MSc degree.
  • If you are enrolled in your 4th year at your home institution, you should apply for a MSc study programme at Polimi.
  • Laurea is equivalent to a BSc degree and Laurea Magistrale is equivalent to a MSc degree.
  • Before applying you should check the Polimi educational offer (Laurea or Laurea Magistrale) and the course selection rules of the study programme you are interested in.


Required documents

For exchange programmes

  • Transcript of records of previous studies. 
  • Portfolio (for Architecture and Design students only).

For Double Degree programmes

1st PDF file

  • Portfolio (for Architecture and Design students only)

2nd PDF file

  • Transcript of records of previous studies. Note for students enrolling in Architecture programmes only: provide brief but detailed descriptions of the contents of each course taken, including the number of hours. These descriptions must be printed from the university website or signed by the head of the department of the study programme. Transcript of records and detailed descriptions of courses taken can be accepted in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
  • Statement of purpose must be written in English or Italian.
  • Curriculum vitae must be written in English or Italian.
  • Valid language certification: if your Double Degree is at BSc level (Laurea), please check the linguistic requirements here. If your Double Degree is at MSc level (Laurea Magistrale), these are the accepted documents (minimum score required):
  • TOEFL: CBT -210 / IBT – 78 / PBT- 547/TOEFL ITP® Plus only for China - 543 (Our TOEFL code is 9795). We have also decided to exceptionally accept the new TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition English certificate. Please check on the TOEFL website to know it is offered in your country/current location and to find detailed information about it.
  • TOEIC (only listening and reading) - 720
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6. 
  • CAMBRIDGE: Proficiency – Pass at grade C / Advanced – Pass at grade C / First – Pass at grade B
  • ENGLISH AS BACHELOR MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: students who can prove that English was the medium of instruction of their Bachelor Degree (at least for 3 years) are exempted from providing any English language certification. In this last case, students are required to upload a document certified by the university attesting that their programme was entirely taught in English.