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Exchange programmes

Before arrival  

Provisional Learning Agreement  

If you are an Erasmus student, you should complete the Learning Agreement, the document which outlines the courses you will take at Polimi and will be validated by your home institution.

A provisional Learning Agreement (LA) or Online Learning Agreement (OLA), according to the rules of your home university, can be signed after your acceptance at Polimi. However, the final Learning Agreement will be confirmed by Polimi only after the approval of your Polimi study plan.


  • Check with the international office of your home institution which form you have to fill in (LA or OLA).
  • Review the courses offered at Polimi: watch this tutorial on how to search for courses.
  • Complete your LA or OLA with the courses you plan to take at Polimi and those that will be recognized by your home institution upon completion of your mobility.

IMPORTANT: The Learning Agreement and the Polimi study plan must align: only after the approval of your Polimi study plan your final Learning Agreement (LA or OLA) will be signed. For more information about the Polimi study plan, check the section below.


  • Erasmus code: I MILANO02
  • Contact person: Rossella Magni, Head of International Mobility Unit
  • Email and address: check your designeted contact point at this page


  • LA: send it by email according to your designeted contact point (check our Contacts).
  • OLA: fill it in through the Erasmus+ Dashboard and collect the signature of your home university. The designated contact person at Polimi will receive your OLA and will sign it digitally.


Polimi study plan  

The study plan is the list of courses that you will attend at Polimi. It is mandatorty and must be submitted online. It's important to ensure that it corresponds to your Learning Agreement.

IMPORTANT: the Polimi study plan must be submitted for each semester during the specified periods below. If you are a full-year student, you must submit your Polimi study plan twice: once at the beginning of the first semester and again at the beginning of the second semester.


  1. Consult the Polimi educational offer and search for the study programme and track you have been accepted to.
  2. Watch the tutorial on how to search for courses.
  3. Carefully review the course selection rules of your study programme (see below).


For the Autum semester a.y. 2024/2025

  • Architecture study programmes: from 18th to 29th July
  • Design study programmes: from 29th August to 5th September 
  • Engineering study programmes: from 5th to 26th September

Please note: after the study plan submission deadline, no changes are possible.


  1. Watch the video “How to submit your study plan”.
  2. Login in the online services with your Polimi person code and password.
  3. Click on “Change current ID” and choose your exchange matriculation number (when available) to switch to your student profile: please follow these instructions.
  4. Click on Career > Incoming student study plan.
  5. Fill in your Polimi study plan according to the course selection rules of your study programme 


Check the course selection rules of your study programme:




Other important info

The Buddy Program matches exchange students with current students at Polimi who will assist you before your arrival and throughout the three months afterward. By filling out a brief registration form, you will be connected with your Buddy, who will provide you with useful information to organize your stay in Italy and support you in understanding the life of a student at Politecnico and in the city of Milan. 

For more info visit the Buddy Program webpage.


Every semester Politecnico di Milano offers Italian language courses for exchange and double degree students.

  • Online classes
  • Levels: beginner (A1), elementary (A2), intermediate (B1, B1+)
  • Assessment test: a placement test is designed to set up homogeneous classes
  • Tuition fee: €100 
  • Classes: twice a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 6.15 to 8.15 p.m. or on Saturdays from 9.30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Duration: 40 hours

The application form, the guidelines on how to carry out the online assessment test as well as the instructions for the payment are available on the Polimi online services > Mobility > Language Courses Catalogue.

Furthermore, Polimi offers a free online course Benvenuti in Italia! Italian as a second language with E-LOCAL. The course is divided into two parts, featuring Anna and Alex, two Erasmus students who arrive in Bologna. They are welcomed by Lorenzo and Lucia, their local hosts, and assisted in their learning process by Elena and Giovanni. To find out more on the course and how to access, please visit Benvenuti in Italia!