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Study in Milan

All the information you need about studying in Milan as an international student.

Why study in Milan?

Milan is one of Italy’s most prominent and exciting student cities, home to thousands of students. Famous as the fashion capital of the world, Milan is also one of Italy’s centers of classical music, and its financial and economic center.

Major international companies like RAI, Sky, Yahoo! And Google have chosen to base their Italian operations in Milan. The city is also an important manufacturing center for the automotive industry, which means there’s a wealth of opportunity for students who stay in Milan after graduation.

Universities in Milan

As one of Italy’s most prominent student cities, Milan has some of the country’s most respected universities. There are several universities in Milan, including some of the oldest institutions in Italy, which have been welcoming students for more than 150 years.

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How to study in Milan

To study at a university in Milan, you’ll first need to submit a pre-application request to the Italian embassy in the country you live in. You’ll need to provide several documents including an application form, your secondary education certificates and passport photos of yourself.

Once you’ve provided these documents the embassy will submit the application to the university of your choice for you. If your application is accepted, you’ll then need to secure your Italian student visa before you can start at a university in Milan.

What to study in Milan

You can study programs at every academic level in Milan, including at bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD. Large public universities in Milan offer a wide range of programs in all major subjects, so you should have no problem finding an option that works for you. Milan is a particularly popular destination for those wanting to study fashion, art and business.

As with most of Europe, a bachelor’s degree will take three years, master’s takes two years and a doctorate degree can take up to five years in Milan, depending on the subject.

Cost to study in Milan

Universities in Milan set their own fees, so the cost of tuition will vary depending on the institution and your chosen program of study. Public universities are cheaper, and can cost around $2,000 per year, where as private universities can cost up to $20,000.

Living costs in Milan are relatively high, comparable with other large European cities.

Key facts of Milan

  • 72/34°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.4 million Population
  • 14 Universities
  • Italy Country