Luigi Bocconi University

Milan, Italy

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Program Overview

About Luigi Bocconi University

"Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant who intended to commemorate his son lost in battle overseas. Bocconi thus became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors." - Luigi Bocconi University

Term Dates

  • Fall Semester: mid-September to late December (Special exam sessions organized in December for exchange students)
  • Spring Semester: mid-February to late May (Exam session in June)
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: approximately €500-900 per month
  • Food: approximately 4€ for a complete meal at the university restaurant
  • Books and Necessary Class Materials: €50-100 per course
  • Local Transportation: around €22 per month for the bus pass
  • Health Insurance:  approximately 49€ for 6 months coverage, 98€ for 12 months coverage (obligatory for non-EU citizens)
  • Permit of Stay: approximately 120€/semester
Note: €= EURO

Language of Instruction

English and Italian


Exchange students can request accommodation in Bocconi’s dorms through the ISD Housing Office when completing the online application for the exchange program. Rooms range from approximately 500-900€/month.

Student Services

  • Italian Language Crash Course at the beginning of the semester
  • Welcome activities including city tours & welcome cocktail
  • Active international students group that hosts weekly social activities