Changing degree programme to laurea study programmes in Design

The information available in this page refers to the 2023/2024 a.y.
The admission modalities for the 2024/2025 a.y. will be published in a few months.

The Design School of the Politecnico di Milano has approved to limit the number of admissions for transfers and changes.

The quota of places for each Laurea Study Programme:

Laurea programmeLocationTotal admissionsLimited admissions merit ranking list
PRODUCT DESIGNMilano Bovisa30030
INTERIOR DESIGNMilano Bovisa30030
FASHION DESIGNMilano Bovisa15015

If you are a student already enrolled at the Politecnico di Milano and you wish to change:

  • from a Design School study programme to a new Design School study programme
  • from a programme of the Auic-Arch School or the Engineering School to a Design School study programme

you must ask for the change through the Online Services between 15 May and 20 July 2023.

You may change programme:

Notes for all students

The changes of study programme can be requested only before the beginning of the academic year, according to specific procedures.

Even if the study plan (submitted after the conclusion of the transfer procedure) is complete with all the ECTS required for graduation, admission to the final exam is not allowed until the English OFA has been completed. 


You can apply for an evaluation of your previous career between 15 May and 20 July 2023 via our Online Services clicking on "single cycle Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science): course transfers after previous career".

All career evaluations submitted by 20 July 2023 will be automatically used to define the merit ranking list.

If you have not submitted an evaluation request by 20 July 2023, it will not be possible to use your application to define the merit ranking list.

After 20 July 2023, or if you do not enter the ranking, you must sign up for the placement test of the standard session by by 21 August 2023 and your transfer will be accepted only if you pass the Design test and are included in the ranking lists according to the various registration periods. Any previous career can only be assessed by submitting an application to the School.

The ranking list will be published on the School of Design website on 27 July 2023.



With your personal code and password you can access the Online Services and select "single cycle Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science): course transfers after previous career".
You can specify up to 3 study programmes for which to apply for an evaluation of your previous career. For each evaluation request you will be asked to pay € 60.00. The fee is non-refundable.

Follow the screens and carefully read the instructions shown on each page. The application will ask you to declare if you want your previous career to be evaluated.

If you declare that "you want the evaluation"

This means that your previous academic career will be evaluated and the result may imply that certain courses can be recognised. As a student enrolled at the Politecnico, you will see your entire previous career displayed on the screen. Please remember to state, among the exams you have yet to pass, which ones you are going to take after the submission date of the application for your career evaluation (to do this, use the '+' button next to the course). In case of non-selection, you cannot take any exam of the study programme of origin in exam dates after the submission date of application. 

If you have undeclared careers at other Universities and you wish to apply for exams taken in that educational career to be validated, you can apply for this during the evaluation request procedure by clicking on "edit/add titles" and providing the University and the Laurea study programme data, by manually adding the data related to the passed exams mentioned above. Click on the "confirm" button to complete the career evaluation application and proceed with the payment. 

This process must be completed for each programme for which you are requesting admission. To request evaluation for three different programmes, you must complete the procedure three times, by selecting ‘New request’ each time. 

You will be required to pay €60.00 for each programme for which you request evaluation. This fee is non-refundable. Once Politecnico di Milano has received the payment, the evaluation request will be sent to the board and can no longer be changed. 

The time required to process each evaluation may vary. If you have requested multiple evaluations, the acceptance of one evaluation will automatically invalidate any others. We recommend that you wait for the results of all evaluations before accepting any of them.

Log back in to the application to check the status and outcome of your evaluation request. Having viewed the outcome, you must accept or reject it.

Once you have accepted the outcome of your academic record evaluation, the examinations from your original programme that have obtained OPTIONAL APPROVAL (see ‘YES’ beside the relevant approved examination in the ‘optional approval’ column) pmay be taken on the exam dates scheduled in the 2022/2023 academic calendar, even if they are after the date on which your request for an academic record evaluation was accepted: if passed, they will be approved; if not passed, they will become New Attendances on your new degree programme..

If you are placed on the ranking, you may proceed with the change and pay the first enrolment fee by 13 september 2023, by downloading the IUV payment slip from Online Services > Tuition fess > last unpaid request, which counts as enrolment for the Academic Year 2023/2024.

If you are not placed on the ranking or you did not request to switch programmes by 20 July 2023, it is only possible to switch by passing the Design admission test and being placed on a ranking according to the various enrolment periods.

You can enrol for the standard session admission test by 21 August 2023.

If you took the Design admission test and were placed on the early-phase or standard-phase ranking, you may proceed to change programme according to the deadlines of the enrolment periods of each ranking.

You can pay the first instalment for the Academic Year 2023/2024 by 13 September 2023, as arranged for those enrolled in their second year onwards,by downloading the IUV payment slip from Online Services > Tuition fees > Last unpaid request, which counts as enrolment for the Academic Year 2023/2024.

If you declare that "you don't want the evaluation"

You are declaring that you do not want examinations from your previous academic career to be recognised. This cannot be changed later. In this case, the only way to change programme is by passing the Design test and being placed in the rankings, depending on the various enrolment periods. Registration for the standard session Design test will close on 21 August 2023.

If you are placed in the early- or standard-phase rankings, proceed to the change of programmes according to the enrolment period deadlines of each ranking; you may pay the first enrolment fee by 13 September 2023, by downloading the IUV payment slip from Online Services > Tuition fees > Last unpaid request, which counts as enrolment for the Academic Year 2023/2024.