The University values the uniqueness of each and every individual and promotes initiatives and actions to support multicultural integration.

Events and initiatives

  • Welcome Week: a week to welcome international freshers and talk to them about the Politecnico and the Italian university system
  • Progetto Buddy: a project that pairs an Italian/international student with a new international student to accompany and help them during their first months at the Politecnico
  • Campus Tour: guided by student volunteers, you can tour the buildings and spaces where student life unfolds, learn about the history of the university and hear first-hand experiences from one of our students
  • Scholarships for refugee students under the University Corridors for Refugees Project (UNICORE) promoted by UNHCR

Events and initiatives archive

  • The World at Polimi: the university funds meetings, exhibitions, performances and other initiatives proposed and organised by international students to illustrate and share the culture of their country of origin


  • Inclusive Knowledge: Teaching and Technical and Administrative staff receive annual special training on diversity and inclusion, also with reference to issues of multiculturalism
  • Cultural shock: an interactive module to promote the integration of international students through knowledge of Italian culture, identifying and deconstructing the most common stereotypes. Participants also have available a personalised counselling service
  • Language courses: as part of the extra-curricular training on offer, the university organises proficiency courses for students in a variety of languages

Student associations


Useful documents

  • Welcome Service: practical information and useful guides to prepare you for your stay in Italy and at the Politecnico di Milano