Upon arrival

WELCOME WEEK

At the beginning of each academic year Polimi organizes a Welcome Week for incoming exchange, Double Degree. During the event students take part in orientation activities that combine seminars, workshops and leisure moments. At the end of the event students will have fulfilled their administrative duties, learned something about Politecnico di Milano and the City of Milano, and have met a lot of new friends and classmates.

The Welcome Week for the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year will take place from the 6th to the 10th of September 2021 at Milano Leonardo and Bovisa Candiani Campuses.

In order to participate you have to register here. For more info visit the dedicated webpage.

IDENTIFICATION

The identification is a mandatory procedure consisting of checking students ID cards or passports. It allows exams validation at the end of the mobility. You will receive instructions by email on how to book an appointment for the identification in late August.

POLICARD

The Policard is a student card that will give you access to on-campus facilities and can be activated as prepaid credit card at the bank “Banca Popolare di Sondrio” too.

You don’t have to request it: once the Policard is issued you will receive an email with the instructions on where and when to collect it.

Provisional learning agreement (only for Erasmus+ students)

The LA is the document that defines the courses that you will attend at Polimi and that will be recognized at your home institution. It is a document specific for the Erasmus+ students: check with your home institution if you require one and consult this section for the instructions on how to fill it out

Study plan

A Study Plan is the list of subjects/courses that you will attend during your stay at PoliMi: you need to submit it by entering it in a dedicated section in our Online Services.

In order to choose the courses, you have to consult the section Educational Offer dedicated to the School of the study course you are enrolled in.

1. GET IN CONTACT WITH YOUR POLIMI REFERENT PROFESSOR

Even if you prepared a preliminary study plan before arrival, remember that you are required to arrange your study plan directly with your departmental coordinator once in Milan.

PLEASE: contact him/her as soon as possible (look the section search for professors on the PoliMi webpage) in order to get to know your path at PoliMi.

2. DISCUSS YOUR STUDY PLAN

Once enrolled, you must finally prepare and fill in the official PoliMi study plan on the online services following the rules of the study course you choose to be enrolled at and according to the suggestion of the departmental coordinator at PoliMi (referent professor).

3. VALIDATE CREDITS FROM YOUR PREVIOUS CAREER

The complete Msc course at PoliMi foresees 120 ECTS credits and in order to get your diploma here all the credits must appear in your study plan at the end of your study period before graduation.

THAT’S WHY: If the DD agreement between your home institution and PoliMi foresees that you acquire less than 120 credits (i.e. 60 or 90), you need to validate the lacking number of credits. The referent professor at PoliMi will define which credits will be transferred from your previous career to PoliMi study plan.

You'll be asked to enter the courses to be validated directly in your study plan.
Remember that you need to provide your most recent Transcript of Records

4. ENTER YOUR STUDY PLAN IN THE ONLINE SERVICES

Enter online services > “Study plan for incoming students” > select the track you prefer, a specific curriculum within the degree programme. For the tutorial on how to submit your study plan click here.

PLEASE NOTE: the study plan submission is compulsory every semester and every academic year (see also 2nd YEAR ENROLMENT section at this page).

WHEN

AUTUMN ARRIVALS:

  • ARCHITECTURE from 23/08/2021 to 03/09/2021
  • DESIGN from 23/08/2021 to 03/09/2021
  • ENGINEERING: from 06/09/2021 to 24/09/2021

SPRING ARRIVALS: end of February/beginning of March