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Costs and scholarships


Laurea (Bachelor degree)

Students admitted to a Laurea (Bachelor Degree) programme can apply for Diritto allo Studio (DSU) Scholarships: financial and merit-based scholarships assigned after a Call for Grant (also known as “Bando”) issued yearly.

Complete information can be found here:

DSU Scholarships

Laurea Magistrale (Master degree)

Students enrolled in a Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) programme have several scholarships opportunities.

University Financial Aid - Diritto allo Studio Universitario (DSU)

See the relevant page:

DSU Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships

Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme to the 1st or 2nd semester. Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only a non-refundable administrative fee of about €170. All scholarships include a full tuition-fee waiver, some of them will provide also an additional gross allowance up to 10,000€/year

For the academic year 2024-25 the scholarship candidates will have to fill out an additional application form (no fee required).

Detailed information and deadlines are available in the document below.

Scholarships assignment criteria

The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the requirements for our Laurea Magistrale programmes, on the documents provided upon application and on the scholarship application form. Obviously GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance. 

Other scholarships

  • The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation allocates every year a number of scholarships for international students. Every year the application usually opens in May and closes in June. Please visit this page for further information.
  • Additional scholarships are offered under the Invest your Talent in Italy programme to applicants to the 1st semester (September intake) coming from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
  • A Fulbright Award for a Laurea Magistrale at PoliMi is available for US prospective students for the 1st semester of the academic year 2024.
    US students applying to a Politecnico di Milano Laurea Magistrale programme starting in September of the mentioned academic year may apply to the award.