Double degrees

Change, growth, flexibility, job opportunities. If you want to live a 360° experience, you can come to Politecnico di Milano for a double degree program. We have in force 117 Double Degree agreements with prestigious universities worldwide and during the last 30 years have welcomed and double-graduated more than 2500 students from partner institutions all over the world.

With the double degree program you start your studies at your home institution  and then you come at Politecnico di Milano for a certain period of time to attend courses and activities that will be recognised at your home institution once back. A specific scheme is foreseen in each agreement. During the mobility period you will also develop a thesis work that will led you to get two diplomas, one from your home institution and the other one from Polimi. With an extra work from 6 months to one year, you will get 2 diplomas. 

If you want to participate ask home institution International Office you are studiyng at, if they have a double degree agreement with POLIMI.


Some of the Double degree agreements are conceived within the frame of T.I.M.E. Programme. The Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E.) programme was started in 1988 by some of the most important European Schools of Engineering and it became an Association in 1997. Politecnico di Milano is a founding member of the T.I.M.E. Association, which nowadays counts 57 members among the leading European Technical Institutions. Politecnico di Milano was the President of the Association from 2000 to 2005 and from 2013 to 2015.

The purpose of T.I.M.E. is to train future managers by offering them a scientific, technical and cultural experience of high level in two European countries and the opportunity to live a first-hand company experience in a country other than the country of origin.

Within the T.I.M.E. Programme, Engineering students are usually allowed to substitute one year at their home institution with two years at Politecnico di Milano. All incoming students, who will come within the frame of the T.I.M.E. programme, will be enrolled in Engineering study courses at the level of "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) at Politecnico di Milano. tudents are usually required to spend two years at Politecnico di Milano and to face a workload of 120 ECTS.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for an exchange period at Politecnico di Milano you have to contact the international office of your home institution first and ask them for information, since each partner university has its own pre-selection process with specific pre-requisites and timing.

If you have been selected by your home institution you are invited to register online in order to get person code and password needed to get access to the Application Form.

You may apply from 1st April to 15th May for Autumn arrivals and from 1st October to 15th November for Spring arrivals.

You have to complete the application form by uploading:

1st PDF file:

  • a transcript of records of previous studies (*)
  • statement of purpose (to be written in English or Italian)
  • curriculum vitae (to be written in English or Italian)
  • any foreign language certificate (not compulsory)

(*) for students enrolling in Architecture programmes only: brief but detailed descriptions of the contents of each course taken, including the number of hours, printed out from the university website or signed by the head of department of the study programme.

Transcript of records and detailed descriptions of courses taken can be accepted in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

2nd PDF file:

  • portfolio (only for Architecture and Design students)

A confirmation message will be sent to all accepted double degree students.

An acceptance letter will be sent to accepted double degree students applying for Visa.

You may log-in even after the deadline (using your person code and password) in order to check how your application proceeds.

Once arrived at POLIMI you will prepare your definitive Study Plan/Learning agreement together with your referent professor.

PLEASE NOTE: once you have applied your home university has to confirm your selection by officially nominating you through our Nomination Tool in the Online Services. Only applications from students who have been officially nominated by their home university will be considered.


Once you will be accepted by the referent professor of the study course you chose at Politecnico di Milano you will receive a confirmation message. The same message will be sent to the contact person that you indicated in the application. 

A formal acceptance letter for students applying for visa can be downloaded by authorized staff (nominators) at your home university.

After your acceptance you will be officially enrolled at Politecnico di Milano.