Polytechnic University of Milan

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one the most outstanding technical universities in Europe and the largest Italian university in Engineering, Architecture and Design, with more than 47,500 students.

Scientific research plays a central role in the university mission thanks to strong links to corporate research, the availability of considerable European funds and several well-equipped laboratories, which also ensures advanced and high-quality teaching.

Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all academic levels in Architecture, Design and Engineering. More than 40 Master of Science programmes and 20 PhD programmes are taught in English.

The university has two main campuses located in Milan and other seats in nearby towns. Milan is the heart of the Italian economy and finance; it is the city of innovation, design, fashion and scientific and technological research, with a vibrant and international cultural life.

The Career Service offers our students many opportunities to meet the job market. The university's reputation among employers is excellent and the employability of graduates is very high.

Educational offer: Architecture, Design, Engineering

At the undergraduate level, most programmes are taught in Italian. At present, they have two Bachelor programmes that are available also in English:

  • Achitectural Design
  • Civil Engineering

At the postgraduate level, they have 42 programmes taught in English.

At PhD level, they have 20 programmes in English.

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Prospective students can book online meetings with current students to clear their doubts about study programmes and life as a student in Italy. They just need to book their meeting with students of the programmes they are interested in on the website pages for international prospects.

Based on the QS World University Rankings of 2024, Polytechnic University of Milan is positioned as the #123 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Italy. The university's global rank is improved by 16 points from last year.

University Profile

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2024 Ranking #1
University Name Polytechnic University of Milan
Name in Local Language Politecnico di Milano
Acronym POLIMI
Year Established 1863


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Address Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Website Polytechnic University of Milan Website
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Programs and Courses

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Admission Info


To study at the Bachelor level, you need to take an entry test (or provide alternative tests). Please select the study area of interest first, because procedures are different according to the kind of programme.

At the undergraduate level tuition fees vary according to the family income and can be from a minimum of about 900 Euros up to a maximum of about 3,900 Euros a year, for three years. For more information, students interested in Bachelor programmes should contact their International Students Office.


To study at the MSc level, you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Some programmes or countries have particular eligibility criteria, please check the requirements. Here you may find the application procedures.

  • The application is entirely online and the evaluation is based on the application documents.
  • The academic year starts in September, and the second semester starts in February. To start studies in September 2024, students must apply early:
    • First call: open from 12th September till 9th November 2023
    • Second call: open from 9th January till 29th February 2024
    • Students of the European Economic Area will be able to apply also in a third call. To know more, students interested in a postgraduate programme should write to postgrad@polimi.it
  • Tuition fees: For students of the European Economic Area, fees vary according to the family income, from a minimum of 900 up to a maximum of about 3,900 Euros a year, for two years. For non-EU students, tuition fees amount to 3,900 Euros a year, for two years.
  • Paid collaborations: students who successfully pass exams can apply to work for the university for up to 200 hours a year, which is compatible with lessons.


The general call to apply to PhD programmes is once a year in April, but during the year there are various calls for positions regarding specific research projects. At the PhD level there are no tuition fees and most positions are covered by a PhD scholarship. Please visit the PhD website to learn more about application deadlines and procedures. For further enquiries, PhD candidates can write to internationalphd@polimi.it.

International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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Scholarship and Financial Aids

several merit-based scholarships are offered to talented international applicants. In addition to the university’s scholarships, there are also other scholarships such as the Fulbright Award for U.S. citizens or the Invest your talent in Italy scholarship for students coming from a number of countries. Learn more about scholarships on their website.

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