Students with a University qualification obtained outside Italy

Applicants to Master of Science programmes are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level programme must contain subjects closely related to the MSc programme you are applying to. Check here the requirements of each programme.

Before starting the application, please verify that your GPA fulfils the minimum GPA requirements (only valid for some Countries listed below) and that your university qualification is eligible to apply for our Master of Science programmes.

Please note that Politecnico di Milano does not acceptdegrees obtained on the basis of franchising agreements.

A student who is not able to provide, for the enrolment, a valid Diploma Supplement (for the countries where it is foreseen) or a declaration of value of the diploma or CIMEA certifications, will not be allowed to become a PoliMi student even if the evaluation of his/her application was initially positive.

Please note that the Politecnico di Milano, at any stage of the evaluation of your dossier, may ask you to provide the declaration of value of your Diploma Degree or the CIMEA Statement of Comparability of the same. For more information on CIMEA documents, please check this website.

An English or Italian language proficiency certificate

Check the details and deadlines

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

Country-specific requirements related to your degree

If you studied in one of the following countries please read carefully the information below and the details about the documents to be provided available here. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed below then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered. 

COUNTRIES OFFERING AN APPLIED SCIENCE (FACHHOCHSCHULE) BACHELOR DEGREE: AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GERMANY, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, THE NETHERLANDS and others

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • Students holding degrees issued by Institutions of Applied Sciences (or corresponding denomination in other languages) cannot be admitted directly to a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano.
  • Please note that if you are interested in any of our Master of Science courses, your application will be evaluated for the admission to a period of curricular integrations aimed at fulfilling academic requirements necessary to apply. This means you will be asked to pass specific exams, by acquiring the related number of credits. The “extra study” may last one or two semesters. The decision on the number of “extra credits” assigned will be made directly by the Committee of Professors
  • Only the 1st application choice will be considered for the evaluation
  • For any further question or doubt, please contact our International Admissions Office (once you have applied, even before paying the application fee, you can reach the office directly from your PoliMi online profile)
  • Please note that most of the courses assigned as curricular integrations will probably be in Italian language as the greater part of our undergraduate courses is taught in Italian

Australia

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • You must have graduated from a recognized Higher Education Institution; no franchising degrees are being accepted
  • Your documents (your diploma degree or an attendance certificate in case you have not graduated yet) must clearly state that you have obtained/will obtain an Honours degree. If this is not stated on your Degree, an official letter from your university indicating that it’s an Honours Degree needs to be uploaded with your diploma.

Bangladesh

Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.3 out of 4

Canada

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • You must have graduated from a recognized Higher Education Institution; no franchising degrees are being accepted
  • Your documents (your diploma degree or an attendance certificate in case you have not graduated yet) must clearly state that you have obtained/will obtain an Honours degree. If this is not stated on your Degree, an official letter from your university indicating that it’s an Honours Degree needs to be uploaded with your diploma.

China

  • A bachelor’s degree (学士学位证书 xueshi xuewei zhengshu), whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying 
  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 70 out of 100
  • If your transcript does not state your GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE, it is highly recommended you obtain a document issued and stamped by your university showing your GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE. The document will expedite the assessment of the application. Check the samples.
    If the document is not provided, the International Admissions Office will calculate the GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE on the basis of your transcript, and the Politecnico di Milano reserves the right to uphold any decision made based on our own assessment.

Colombia

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.5 out of 5
  • A Título de Licenciatura, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

Egypt

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 65 out of 100. 
  • If you graduated in an Egyptian University, please provide a letter issued by your university stating your weighted average score in addition to your academic transcripts. If you have not graduated yet and do not have your final transcripts, please ask to your university to issue a certified document stating your Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • If your Bachelor Degree (at least for 3 years) was taught in English, you are not required to provide an English language certificate. In this case, please send a document certified by your university attesting your programme medium of instruction.

However, please note that the Italian Diplomatic Representatives in Egypt might request you to provide an English proficiency certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL in order to manage your pre-enrollment and visa application. Therefore, we strongly advise you to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representatives in your country to check the documents required as to avoid any delay with the Embassy and pre-enrolment procedures.

Ethiopia

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 4.

France

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • Applicants who have/are about to have a Grade de Licence from a recognised institution in France will be evaluated directly for our MSc studies.
  • Applicants who are attending a Grandes Écoles programme will first be pre-evaluated in order to be granted an equivalence of their educational background with one of our undergraduate programs. It may happen that the equivalence is not given because the programme attended by the student has too many differences if compared to the Polimi’s undergraduate programme. Only in case the equivalence is granted, the candidate can proceed with the evaluation process for the Master of Science program chosen.

    Please be informed that this procedure usually takes longer than a standard evaluation.

Ghana

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 65 out of 100.

India

  • Minimum GPA (percentage or weighed score) required for the application is 70 out of 100.
  • We accept at least a 4-year bachelor degree (e.g. B.Tech., B.Eng., B.Des., B.Arch., etc.). A 3-year B.Sc. may be considered only if it is an Honours programme.
  • If you graduated in an Indian university, please upload scanned copies of your original academic transcript or consolidated grade sheet directly issued and certified by your institution. No screenshot will be accepted.
  • Transcript must contain your Grade Point Average (percentage or weighed score) and the grading system applied. If this information are not stated on your transcript, please ask your university or college to provide you with a certified document stating them.

Indonesia

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 2.8 out of 4
  • Sarjana I degree (Sarjana Stratum satu, S I), whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

Iran

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 14.5 out of 20. The office will consider only the GPA related to your bachelor degree and will not make any average with other degree such as Associate degree or Master degree
  • A Lisans or Karshenasi or Karshenasi-napayvasteh, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying. NOTE: for holders of Karshenasi-napayvasteh we will take into consideration only the GPA earned on the Karshenasi and we will not consider the Kardani GPA. No exception will be made regarding the minimum GPA
  • Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    Example 1
    Example 2
    POLIMI DOES NOT ACCEPT PHOTOCOPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS
  • Due to some special requirements for pre-enrolment procedure and Visa application, students applying to the first semester must obtain their university qualification by May/June. For more information, please visit the Italian Embassy website.

New Zealand

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • You must have graduated from a recognized Higher Education Institution; no franchising degrees are being accepted
  • Your documents (your diploma degree or an attendance certificate in case you have not graduated yet) must clearly state that you have obtained/will obtain an Honours degree. If this is not stated on your Degree, an official letter from your university indicating that it’s an Honours Degree needs to be uploaded with your diploma

Nigeria

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 5

Pakistan

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.3 out of 4
  • If you graduated in a Pakistani University, please provide a letter issued by your university stating your weighted average score in addition to your academic transcripts. If you have not graduated yet and do not have your final transcripts, please ask to your university to issue a certified document stating your current Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • We accept transcripts (original with stamp and signature, NOT PHOTOCOPIED) certified by your university Registrar’s Office, or by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    - Example 1
    - Example 2
  • We do not accept 2+2 year bachelor degrees. We accept only 4-year continuous bachelor programmes (in line with HEC new bachelor’s degree policy)

Russia

  • No minimum GPA is required
  • A Bachelor degree (бакалавр - Bakalavr) whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme students are applying to
  • Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    Example 1
    Example 2

Serbia

Minimum GPA required for the application is 7.5 out of 10

South Africa

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • According to the South African educational system, only candidates with a Level 8 final qualification (Honours Degrees), will be taken into consideration for the evaluation. Candidates who hold a Level 7 qualification will not be evaluated.

Sri lanka

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • You must have graduated from a recognized Higher Education Institution; no franchising degrees are being accepted
  • Your documents (your diploma degree or an attendance certificate in case you have not graduated yet) must clearly state that you have obtained/will obtain an Honours degree (Level 6 final qualification SLQF). If this is not stated on your Degree, an official letter from your university indicating that it’s an Honours Degree needs to be uploaded with your diploma. Candidates who hold a Level 5 qualification SLQF will not be evaluated

Sudan

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • The uploaded transcript must be original (photocopies are not valid) or a copy attested by the Registrar’s Office and must contain an original stamp of the University, the signature of an officer in charge and a recent date.

Turkey

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 4
  • A Lisans Diplomasi, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

United Kingdom

  • Minimum GPA is not required
  • You must have graduated from a recognized Higher Education Institution; no franchising degrees are being accepted
  • Your documents (your diploma degree or an attendance certificate in case you have not graduated yet) must clearly state that you have obtained/will obtain an Honours degree. If this is not stated on your Degree, an official letter from your university indicating that it’s an Honours Degree needs to be uploaded with your diploma.

Vietnam

Minimum GPA required for the application is 7 out of 10