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Bocconi University

Bocconi University

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Established in 1902, Bocconi University is one of Europe’s top-ranked economics and business universities. Unique among Italian schools for its international outlook, Bocconi is widely recognized as one of the leading European institutions of higher learning and research in the fields of management, economics, and law. Bocconi’s Bachelor’s programs combine a strong theoretical background with real-world applications. A private university with 14,400 students (7,900 undergraduates), Bocconi attracts top students who want to develop the global business and cross-cultural skills necessary to become successful future business leaders. Bocconi’s campus is in downtown Milan -- Italy’s bustling commercial, financial, and cultural hub as well as a European hot spot for design, fashion, and media. From Milan, you can easily travel to the Mediterranean coast or the Alps in a couple of hours, in addition to exploring the wonders of Italy’s unrivaled cultural heritage.


Bocconi offers a wide range of fully-accredited, three-year Bachelor programs taught entirely in English:

- Bachelor of International Economics and Management

- Bachelor of International Economics and Finance

- Bachelor of Economics and Management for Arts, Culture, and Communication

- Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences

- Bachelor of Economics, Management, and Computer Science

- Bachelor of Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence

- Bachelor of International Politics and Government

- Bachelor in Global Law

- World Bachelor in Business (in collaboration with University of Southern California and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
*Four-year program with rotation through all three universities

These undergraduate programs offer a truly multicultural environment. Nearly half of students in the Bachelor’s programs taught in English are international, with over 100 nationalities represented.


International Opportunities

Bocconi offers its students a wide array of international opportunities. The Exchange Program network includes more than 286 prestigious schools and institutions in 54 different countries, including the United States (Yale, Harvard, USC, Georgetown, NYU, Northwestern, etc). Click here for more info. 

In addition, students also have the possibility of completing an internship in Italy or abroad. Career Services offer excellent support to students throughout their studies, organizing Bocconi & Job events in Shanghai, Mumbai, London, Paris, and Milan, with approximately 500 employers participating. Investment Banks Weekends and Company presentations on campus are examples of some of the hundreds of employer events throughout the year.


Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year are set at 13,130 Euro ($14,325 based on July 14, 2022 exchange rate). Accommodation is an additional fee.

International and Merit Awards: When evaluating students for admission, top candidates may be assigned a Merit or International Award covering 100% or 50% of yearly tuition and fees respectively. There is no need to apply for these merit scholarships as the Scholarship Committee assigns them independently and they can be renewed year after year. 

Need-based financial aid: Students having a foreign residency, who are correctly enrolled, can apply for fees relief. Once enrolled, Bachelor of Science and Law Programs can, through the specific online application, request to be assigned to one of the three fees relief targets, consisting of a reduction of the ordinary tuition. The tuition relief is adjusted to the economic and asset situation of the household, based on evidence submitted. 

ISU Bocconi Scholarship: Enrolled students may also apply for an ISU Bocconi Scholarship for contributions for participation in international exchange and internship programs.

US citizens can apply for a federal loan, as Bocconi is a FAFSA-approved institution.


How to Apply
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are open.

  • Early session: The first round is dedicated to students willing to apply in advance.
  • Winter session: The second round is open to seniors and to students already graduated or coming from other universities. The majority of places available will be assigned by the end of this round.
  • Spring session: The third and last round assigns remaining places (approximately the 10-15% of total places available). It is open to seniors and to students already graduated or coming from other universities.
  • The Bocconi test is now offered throughout each admissions cycle (July 20, 2022 – late March 2023). For additional details click here.

It is recommended that candidates apply as soon as possible in order to be most competitive. Earlier session applications can have a greater chance of being successful, of receiving financial aid/scholarship opportunities, and of meeting all of the student visa deadlines (set for NON-EU applicants). Within each application period (i.e., November - January), there is no advantage to applying early in the application period vs. towards the deadline.


The Selection Process

Admission is based on the student's complete profile, including high school transcripts, aptitude test scores (SAT, ACT, or the Bocconi test), three AP courses by July, the student’s resume, and a motivational letter. 

An overview of the selection process can be found here.

Full details on AP requirements and IB can be found here.


Bocconi Summer School for High School Students

If you are interested in spending a part of your summer in Italy and want to learn more about the university, consider Bocconi’s Summer School. Students can choose between different courses -- 2021 options included Luxury & Fashion, EU Sustainable Globalization, International Politics, and more -- all of which are taught entirely in English. The program, which runs for two weeks in early July includes interactive lessons by Bocconi professors in state-of-the-art facilities, with free time to explore cultural and social activities in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe.


For more info:

Click here to contact the Bocconi University team.