• Private university focused on economics, finance, law, management, political science, public administration and computer science
  • Top ranked globally in its fields
  • Founded 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond
  • 15,000+ students (8,000 undergrads)
  • Very international outlook and student body – ¼ faculty is non Italian and 23% international students
  • Has a strong focus on innovation and rigour in education and research AND relevance to the business world


  • Spacious and modern urban campus located near the city centre
  • Milan is Italy’s financial, commercial and industrial centre with an international population
  • The world’s capital of design and fashion brands and hosts many annual events which leads to many exciting internship opportunities
  • Milan is a central transport hub with 3 airports, high speed train links and is a 2 hour drive from both the Alps and the Ligurian coast
  • There are 200,000+ students in Milan


  • Teaching and faculty meetings are held in English – all programmes are offered in English and a few are also offered in Italian
  • Choice of eight undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees + Bachelor of Global Law
  • Most undergraduate degrees are 3 years – except the law degree is 5 years and the World Bachelor of Business degree is 4 years.
  • Around 150 students per class / Global Law around 45-50 students
  • Very interdisciplinary approach
  • Everyone is exposed to each of the areas – gaining a foundation in the social sciences
  • World Bachelor of Business Degree – 4 years. Students spend 1 year each at Bocconi, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Southern California. They can then choose where to spend their final year.
  • Teaching emphasises lots of interaction between students and faculty – many group projects, case studies and stimulation exercises
  • Students are required to take two foreign languages – in 1st and 2nd years
  • 250+ international partner schools – every year 4,000+ students travel around the global for internships and exchanges
  • Employment rate – 96.9% one year after graduation (2021) – 33.8% international placement.
  • 130,000+ alumni / 74 alumni chapters
  • B4i Bocconi for Innovation: 93 startups in pre-acceleration programme / 37 startups in acceleration programme (2023)


  • Competition for places is intense – early application is advised, especially if financial aid or scholarships are required
  • Acceptance rate is currently 1 in 6 (2023)
  • Use Bocconi’s Online Admission Portal
  • Can list up to 4 undergraduate programmes in order of preference
  • International students can have 50-55% of the places available for courses in English
  • Selection is based on: 55% Selection test score (Bocconi test/ACT/SAT) + 45% third-last and second-last GPA + possible consideration of CV and motivation letter (5%)
  • 1457+ average SAT of admitted students (2022)
  • ACT average 32 – very few do ACT
  • Figures 35-40 on test starts to be competitive
  • IB / A level Maths is strongly recommended
  • Most competitive = International Economics and Management / International Economics and Finance
  • Admitted students get an unconditional offer
  • Predicted grades and reference letters are not considered
  • 3 selection sessions each year: Early session, Winter Session and Spring Session (only 5-10% of places usually remain for this round)
  • The World bachelor of Business has its own specific application and admission process
  • Application fee = 100 Euro


  • Tuition = 14,743 Euro (2023/24)
  • 1 in 4 students receive financial support
  • Plentiful merit scholarships of full or half tuition waiver
  • No additional application – based on academic standing and ranking
  • Assigned scholarship at the time of the offer – unconditional
  • Merit scholarships are only for international students
  • After admission you can apply for a need-based award. This is a longer process and you need to submit financial documents. Answer arrives over the summer after all 3 rounds are finished


  • 8 university residence halls – around 2,000 students
  • All single rooms, some in shared apartments
  • 3 halls are on campus, but all are within walking distance
  • Aim to have international undergrad guaranteed housing – not quite there yet
  • 30% international freshmen get a place

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