Diritto allo Studio Universitario (DSU)

In June, every year sees the call to assign benefits for the right to study ("diritto allo studio DSU"). Below there are some general indications regarding the contents of the call.

ATTENTION: the information in this section, in any case, does not replace the contents of the calls and the current law in force.

What are the DSU benefits?


This sum of money is issued in two instalments. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the economic conditions and on the social conditions onsite, commuting and offsite students. For example, during academic year 2018/2019 student scholarships ranged from a minimum of 1,901.00€, for “onsite” students coming from the highest income band, to a maximum of 5,195.00€ for "away from home" students from the lowest income bracket.

International mobility integration

This grant can be applied for by students who fulfil the requirements for scholarships travelling abroad within International Mobility Programmes and internships. The grant is issued in a single instalment for a single exchange relating to the study course followed. The integration is approximately 550.00€ per month (deducted from the sum of any other contributions received by the student in relation to the same exchange) and covers the period of stay abroad for a minimum of two months up to a maximum of ten months.

Degree Awards

The Degree Award is a contribution of 1,000.00€ reserved for any students winning scholarships who graduate in a Master of Science Programme within the terms indicated by the Call.


Students eligible for scholarship can benefit from catering service all year, except the month of August. Students can use catering service using Ateneo + card in bars, supermarkets, restaurants, canteens, etc. affiliated with Politecnico.

The list of the affiliated restaurants is available on the APP Bluticketcard.

Discounteed accommodation

The Politecnico gives offsite students the chance to request, as well as the scholarship, accommodation in one of the campuses in Milan or in the other sites of the University.

More information: DSU housing

The application

Who can apply and how?

Applications can be made by all students enrolled in a Laurea, in a Laurea Magistrale, in a single-cycle Study Programme and in a Doctoral Programme for Research and Specializing Course.

ATTENTION: students may apply even before registration or enrollment; however, the application presented will only be valid upon registration or enrollment within the terms set by the academic calendar.

Students must complete the form that can be downloaded from the Online Services at "Subsidies and Agreements > Financial aid benefits application submission" within the deadline set by the call.
To complete the application, students must click the link "Close the application and print receipt".

Once closed, the application can no longer be modified. At the end of the procedure, a summary sheet will be sent to the student’s university email address or to the address given by the student when registering.

Income requirements

Italian Students

Economic requirements are identified on the basis of the Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE) used for university financial aid and on the basis of the Equivalent Asset Situation Indicator (ISPE).

Students with income and property declared and/or owned abroad or abroad and in italy

Students with income and assets (movable and immovable) declared and/or owned abroad or in Italy and abroad by them and/or by their family, must request a substitutive indicator of the ISEE and ISPE value for university financial aid called "ISEEU parificato". This indicator can be issued only by CAF affiliated to Politecnico di Milano.

ATTENTION: in the academic year 2018/2019, the ISEE limit (ISEEU), within which participation in the call can be made, is 23,000.00€ and the ISPE limit (ISPEU) is 50,000.00€.

For further information, please read Article 3 of the Call and check the ISEE page.

Merit requirements

Students enrolled in the FIRST YEAR of Laurea, in single cycle Laurea Magistrale and in Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes

  • Students enrolled in the first year of Laurea and in single cycle Laurea Magistrale Study Programme must have obtained their High School Diploma upon application
  • Students enrolling in the first year of Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes must have their Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) qualification

ATTENTION: students enrolling in Laurea or in single cycle Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes must first pass the admission test without Additional Educational Obligations (OFA).

For students enrolled in the first year who apply for the DSU benefits, the classification will be elaborated considering the student’s economic conditions. Nonetheless, CONFIRMATION of the benefit assigned (based on the economic conditions) will depend on a given number of credits to be reached by 10th August of the following year after enrollment/registration.

Students registered in YEARS OTHER THAN FIRST one of Laurea, of single cycle Laurea Magistrale and of Laurea Magistrale Study Programmes

In order to apply, students registered in subsequent years must have obtained a certain number of credits by 10th August, notwithstanding all economic requirements. For further information on merit requirements and, in particular, on educational credits required, please see article 4 of the Call.

Application Deadline

For A.Y. 2019/2020, the online application form must be submitted within midday of:

  • July, 15th 2019, for students enrolling for years subsequent to the first for all programmes, including students enrolling for years subsequent to the first of PhD and specializing programmese;
  • August, 9th 2019, for students enrolling in the first years of all programmes, including students enrolling in the first year of Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes as from the second semester and including students enrolling for the first year of PhD and specializing programmes.


The ranking results are available through the Online Services.

Announcement and relevant documentation

Who to contact

Financial Aid Unit - Servizio Diritto allo Studio
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32 – Building 3 – 20133 Milano

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30-12.30 only for those students who have booked an appointment through the Online Services or Polimi App.

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