We know that money is important, so we’ve provided you with several currently available funding options, depending on the programme you wish to apply for.

We have a lot of options for International Junior Specialising Masters applicants. Just take a look in the tabs below to find a list of the currently available opportunities.
For any further information please write to us at infomasters@gsom.polimi.it

Specialising Masters
If you’re applying for the 2022 International Junior Specialising Masters intake, you can apply for the fee reductions shown below.

These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered.

Please note that fee reductions aren’t cumulative (except for the Early Bird option), and that you can apply for as many contributions as you like, but we can only grant you one of them. Please note also that we don’t offer full scholarships. The DSU and other scholarships offered by  Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes.

Please note that the financial aid listed below does not apply to the following programmes:

  • International Master in Luxury Management
  • Master in International Business and Digital Transformation

 

Contributions

High achievers are eligible to apply for the following contributions:

  • €2,500 if you have a GMAT Score between 590 and 650 (or the GRE equivalent).
  • €4,000 for a GMAT Score above 650 (or the GRE equivalent).

You can apply for tuition fee waivers of up to €3,000 if you come from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania, Africa, Northern America, Central America, South America, Gulf Countries, The Caribbean or Far East Asia.

You will need to submit an essay explaining how your unique international profile will add to class diversity.

If you come from Georgia, you can apply for a 50% tuition fee reduction for these Master programmes:

  • International Masters in Big Data
  • iMCyM – International Master in Cybersecurity Management
  • iMSCPM – International Master in Digital Supply Chain – Operations, Procurement and Logistics
  • IMDT – International Master in Digital Transformation
  • iMIFRIM – International Master in Financial Risk Management
  • FINTECH – International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation
  • IMIE – International Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • IMLVC – International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence
  • IM4 – International Master in Marketing Management – Omnichannel and Consumer Analytics
  • IMMCM – International Master in Media & Communication Management
  • International Masters in Sustainability Management
  • International Master in E-Commerce and Sales Management
  • International Master in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0
  • MPAM – Master in Performing Arts Management

Alumni from other Politecnico di Milano departments can apply for a merit-based tuition fee contribution of up to €3,000.

You are eligible for a €1,000 contribution if your immediate family members have graduated from one of our International Specialising Master Degrees.

If you are an international candidate already living in Italy, you can apply for tuition fee waivers of up to €3,000. To apply, just submit an essay explaining how your international profile and experience would add value to the class.

Outstanding achievers with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths can go into the running for three partial tuition fee reductions:

1st place: €3,000
2nd place: €2,000
3rd place: €1,000

If you want to participate, just write to infomasters@gsom.polimi.it and send us a short statement with your application, outlining why you should be considered. Remember to attach any documents that might support your candidacy (like extracurricular activities, awards, club memberships, etc.).

We strongly encourage you to get your application in early, because we award these fee reductions to deserving candidates on a first-come, first-served basis.

The POLIMI GSoM STEM contribution can be used only for the following masters:

  • IMIE – International Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IMDT – International Master in Digital Transformation
  • IM4 – International Master in Marketing Management, Omnichannel and Consumer Analytics
  • IMPM – International Master in Project Management
  • IMMCM – International Master in Media and Communication Management
  • IMESM – International Master in E-Commerce and Sales Management
  • IMLVC – International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence
  • International Masters in Sustainability Management
  • FINTECH – International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation

International diversity is strongly promoted here at POLIMI GSoM, so we’re offering fee reductions of €12,000 to help talented people from underrepresented countries. These discounts can be used for the following International Masters:

  • International Masters in Big Data
  • International Master in Cybersecurity Management (iMCyM)
  • International Master in Digital Supply Chain – Operations, Procurement and Logistics (iMSCPM)
  • International Master in Digital Innovation and New Business Design (IMDT)
  • International Master in Financial Risk Management (iMIFRIM)
  • International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation (FINTECH)
  • International Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IMIE)
  • International Master in Luxury Value Chain (iMLVC)
  • International Master in Marketing Management – Omnichannel and Consumer Analytics (IM4)
  • International Master in Media & Communication Management (iMMCM)
  • International Masters in Sustainability Management
  • International Masters in E-Commerce and Sales Management (iMESM)
  • International Masters in Smart Operations and Industry 4.0

If you have a GPA of 4/4 when you apply, you can run for our merit-based contribution, worth up to €3,000. If you have an Italian degree, you need a score of at least 100/110 or a GPA of 27/30.

Are you willing to act as a Class Representative or Tutor? If so, you could receive a contribution of up to €3,000. In this role, you’ll need to:

  • act as a link between the class and POLIMI GSoM staff
  • collect documents or information using online surveys (when the staff tells you)
  • deal with any technical issues that might come up in lessons (face-to-face and online) and contact the ICT office if needed.
Programme-specific Contributions

Candidates for the International Master in Luxury Value Chain – Italian Excellence can apply for tuition fee reductions covering up to 35%. Candidates need to submit an essay of 1-2 pages explaining why they are  deserving of this financial aid opportunity.

Tuition fee reductions are given out on a rolling basis and early applications are highly encouraged.

For exceptional applicants to the International Master in Project Management, POLIMI GSoM and Strathclyde offer partial, merit-based tuition fee contributions. The contributions will given out on a rolling basis.
Candidates can apply for merit-based tuition fee reductions covering up to €4,000 by submitting an essay. The essay will be evaluated by the programme’s Directors. The essay must be submitted along with the other documents before the admission to the programme.

In the current digital era, looking at the evolution of communication systems of the last years, the traditional tools and techniques for project communication inside and outside the company need to be continuously updated or sometimes even completely redesigned. Nowadays, for example, most of the communication among the project teams takes place via WhatsApp messages or SMS (with a low level of traceability or validity from the contractual point of view); to schedule a meeting, someone intervenes directly via your personal agenda through Outlook or something similar; the traditional approach that sometimes manages to block the communication among some stakeholders is anachronistic due to the difficulty of controlling this type of situation.
In the short term, this will also affect the overall project organisation. In your opinion, which are the possible scenarios for the future of project communication architecture and systems? Which are the related consequences in term of project roles and responsibility distribution?

Present as many examples as possible to explain your point of view in an essay of no more than 3 pages.

A company sponsorship worth up to €4,000 is available to all iMIFRIM candidates, funded by the programme’s partner companies of the candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (of up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

In addition to an evolution of the approach with which financial risk is treated in companies, in recent years there has also been an increasingly large and complex expansion in the various types of risk to which the company is exposed. This development also concerned the skills and professionalism needed to fulfil the role of risk manager. In your opinion, what skills and competencies are needed to address this evolution?

The essay should be uploaded to our platform www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

A company sponsorship worth up to €3,500 is available to all iMCyM candidates, funded by the partner companies of the programme. Candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

Why cybersecurity is so important to businesses?

Write an essay explaining why cybersecurity has lately become a major topic in firms and what your expectations are in terms of a career after the Master?

The essay should be attached on our platform www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

A company sponsorship worth up to €3,500 is available to all iMDT candidates, funded by the programme’s partner companies.

Candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (of up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

Digital transformation as an opportunity for even the smallest. Describe in this short essay how digital transformation may lead to new business opportunities for new players on the market.

The essay should be attached on our platform www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

A company sponsorship worth up to €4,000 is available to all iMESM candidates, funded by the programme’s partner companies.

Candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (of up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

The future of E-Commerce: the pandemic has led to an increase in e-commerce activities all over the globe and this trend is here to stay. Which future opportunities and developments do you see for the e-commerce sector?

The essay should be uploaded to our platform www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

A company sponsorship worth up to €4,000 is available to all iMI4.0 candidates, funded by the programme’s partner companies.

Candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (of up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

Implementing and Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector: what are the opportunities and challenges?

The essay should be uploaded to our platfom www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

A company sponsorship worth up to €8,500 is available to all iMLVC candidates, funded by the programme’s partner companies.

Candidates interested in applying for the sponsorship are required to write an original essay (of up to 500 words in length) on the following topic:

Luxury Management: in your opinion, which are the current opportunities and challenges?

The essay should be uploaded to our platform www.applyformasters.net by no later than the end of the selection process.

Loans

If you need a loan but can’t access many of the usual sources, then Prodigy Finance might be what you’re looking for. They have been providing loans to top international graduate students since 2007. You don’t need a co-signer or collateral, and Prodigy Finance will also help you by calculating your future earning potential to check if you can afford it.

For more details and how to apply for a loan, take a look at Prodigy Finance’s website.

The alternative to a student loan
Access a completely flexible loan with Deutsche Bildung, which finances almost all programmes and subjects in Germany and abroad. They’ve been providing monthly as well as single and returning payments to motivated students since 2007. The repayments are income-linked, meaning that you pay back a fixed percentage over a certain time once you have started your first job.
You can find more information at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

Un Nuevo Futuro En Educación

Are you a Honduran student looking to study abroad? HonduFuturo offers a Scholarship-Loan programme that might be able to help you out. They give eligible students up to US$ 25,000 per year for a maximum of two years. You can also get a scholarship for 40% of the loan if you achieve these three conditions:

  • be awarded your postgraduate degree
  • go back to Honduras
  • stay in the country for three to five years.

You could also get an additional 20% discount if you work as a university professor for a year after you move back to Honduras.

If you’ve already received the HonduFuturo loan-scholarship and would like to contunue with one of POLIMI GSoM’s Master courses, we offer a 10% discount on tuition fees.

You can find up-to-date information and details on the official HonduFuturo website. For any extra information, please contact HonduFuturo and they’ll be happy to help you.

International Funding

Here at POLIMI GSoM, we want to help you find the funding option that’s right for you. If you are an international applicant, you should also check out the options available in your country of origin.

In the tabs below we’ve given you some information about international scholarships and loans, but please keep in mind that we don’t have a partnership with these institutions, so you should carefully assess all of their conditions.

Denmark

  • SU-Statens Uddannelsesstøtte
    Some State Educational Grants and Loan Schemes may be available from SU institutions.
    Find out more

Germany

  • Education Fund Bildungsfonds
    This is a financing programme for German students who apply for an MBA and a Master (also abroad).
    Find out more
  • Studien Kredit
    Find out more

Greece

  • Onassis Foundation
    If you are a Greek candidate wanting to pursue postgraduate studies abroad, check out the Scholarship Program for Hellenes.
    Find out more

Iceland

  • Icelandic Student Loan Fund
    Icelandic citizens who wish to pursue their university studies in Iceland or abroad can apply for the government-funded Icelandic Student Loan Fund.
    Find out more

Norway

  • Statens Lånekassen
    The State Educational Loan Fund is provided for Norwegian students.
    Find out more

Portugal

  • Fundación ”La Caixa”
    If you are Spanish or Portuguese, you can apply to the La Caixa Foundation, which grants fellowships for postgraduate studies at universities in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
    Find out more

Russia

  • Global Education Program
    GEP is a Russian government funding programme for full-time post-graduate studies.
    Find out more
  • AVESA
    This is an educational loans programme for education in Russia and abroad, launched in 2011 together with the AHML (Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending).
    Find out more

Spain

  • Fundación Barrié
    The Barrié Foundation promotes the Graduate Scholarship Programme Abroad, because they know that training is important for the development of individuals and communities.
    Find out more 
  • Banco Unicaja
    Unicaja Banco helps you pay for your university tuition fees.
    Find out more
  • Banco Sabadell
    Banco Sabadell also offer loan options to finance your studies.
    Find out more

Sweden

  • IVA Ingenjörs Vetenskaps Akademien
    The Hans Werthén Foundation awards scholarships for international MBA studies.
    Find out more

Turkey

  • Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme
    This EU-funded programme aims at increasing EU expertise and supporting Turkey’s administrative capacity building efforts. Scholarships are given exclusively for academic studies linked to Turkey’s EU harmonisation process and the EU acquis.
    You’ll need to do your graduate-level academic studies in an EU member country for up to 12 months. 
    Find out more 

Ukraine

  • Worldwide Studies
    If you’re a young Ukrainian, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s WorldWideStudies programme gives you support to get your international Master Degree.
    Find out more

United Kingdom

  • NATWEST
    If you are attending an accredited MBA programme, you could apply here for potential loans.
    Find out more

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

  • Canadian Government
    Plan your education with Canadian student loans, grants, scholarships and other aid.
    Find out more
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education
    The CBIE manages scholarships on behalf of Canadian government departments.
    Find out more
  • Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard
    If you have Canadian citizenship and are enrolling in a Master Programme, this funding might be for you.
    Find out more

Mexico

  • Funed
    Mexican students with an acceptance letter to high-ranking global universities and top programmes can find support with Funed.
    Find out more
  • Fiderh
    You can get affordable study loans here if you are a Mexican student. This federal trust is managed by the Central Bank of Mexico and part of CONACYT.
    Find out more
  • CONACYT – Consejo Nacional de Ciencia Y Tecnologia
    CONACYT provides loans to Mexican students studying abroad.
    Find out more

USA

  • Fulbright
    If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to pursue your studies in Italy, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission have grants that might work for you. Check out their webpage for further info or contact them at info@fulbright.it.
    Find out more
  • Key Bank
    Here you can find loan programmes to help you finance your education.
    Find out more
  • NSHMBA
    The National Society of Hispanic MBAs Scholarship programme provides funding to assist Hispanics pursuing Master Degrees in management or business.
    Find out more
  • Lendkey
    This is a federal, state and university funded financial aid option.
    Find out more
  • Bank of America
    Find out more

SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil

  • FUNDAÇÃO ESTUDAR
    Fundacao Estudar offers scholarships for the most promising Brazilian candidates.
    Find out more

Chile

  • AGCI Chile
    The Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Chile para el Desarrollo (AGCID) manages the International Development Cooperation scholarships.
    Find out more
  • CONICYT – ANID
    CONICYT Ministerio de educación – Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo offer scholarships for postgraduate studies in Chile and abroad.
    Find out more

Colombia

  • Colfuturo
    If you are Colombian with an excellent academic record and you want to do a master or doctoral programme in the world’s leading universities, Colfuturo might be for you. They contribute to national development goals and through their Loan Scholarship Programme, you can get a two-year loan of up to USD $50,000 to finance your studies. Up to 80% of this can be forgiven and converted into a scholarship, depending on the study area and programme.
    Find out more
  • ICETEX is the part of the Colombian Government in charge of international cooperation scholarships offered by Governments and International Organisations.
    Find out more

Peru

  • Banco de credito Peru
    BCP finances full-time studies abroad.
    Find out more
  • Concurso Beca Generacion del Bicentenario – Gobierno del Peru
    If you are Peruvian and already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you have the chance to win a scholarship from the government of Peru to do an international master.
    Find out more

Venezuela

  • Educredito
    This helps you pursue higher postgraduate studies worldwide.
    Find out more

Other Funding

  • Fundacion “LA CAIXA”
    If you are Spanish or Portuguese, you can apply to the La Caixa Foundation, which grants fellowships for postgraduate studies at universities in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
    Find out more
  • Becas del gobierno de Italia – AMEXCID
    This site is full of information so that you can find the scholarship you need to keep studying.
    Find out more

Hong Kong

  • WFSFAA
    Outstanding students who want to do their postgraduate study overseas can find financial assistance with the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies. This is given through the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.
    Find out more

India

  • Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation
    This Scholarship Programme helps exceptional students who would like to do their postgraduate studies at top-level institutions in India or abroad.
    Find out more
  • R D Sethna
    If you are an Indian citizen, you can apply for these loan scholarships to undertake scientific, technical, industrial or commercial studies in India and abroad.
    Find out more
  • K.C Mahindra Education Trust
    Deserving Indian students get the chance to win interest-free loan scholarships from the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust. This can go towards your international postgraduate studies in different fields.
    Find out more

  • Bank of Baroda
    This is an education loan scheme for international study.
    Find out more
  • State Bank of India
    You can get educational loans to study abroad from the State Bank of India.
    Find out more

  • University Grants Commission
    This portal helps students looking for Education Loans.
    Find out more

Indonesia

  • Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan
    All Indonesian citizens get the chance to win the LPDP Scholarship and pay for their Master studies both in Indonesia and abroad. This programme is funded by the Indonesian government.
    Find out more

Singapore

  • Public Service Commission
    If you want to develop your potential as a leader in your field, the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship can help you go on with postgraduate studies overseas. They don’t have any restrictions on the course of study.
    Find out more

Taiwan

  • Bank of Taiwan
    The Bank of Taiwan offers educational loans for studying abroad.
    Find out more

Middle East

  • Queen Rania Foundation
    Are you an outstanding achiever in your field? Every year the foundation offers a variety of scholarship programmes for Jordanian students and professionals.
    Find out more

Oceania

  • John Monash Foundation
    If you are an outstanding Australian graduate, you can win one of these yearly scholarships to help further your postgrad study at the world’s top universities.
    Find out more

Worldwide

  • Go Global MBA Scholarship
    All international students starting an MBA degree abroad can apply for the Go Global MBA Scholarship, worth $7,000. At educations.com, they believe that studying abroad shapes the next generation of globally minded business leaders.
    Find out more
  • Ford Foundation
    The Ford Foundation’s pioneering, decade-long International Fellowships Program (IFP) supports advanced studies for social change leaders from the world’s most vulnerable populations. Applicants need to be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country or territory.
    Find out more
  • Finduddannelse.dk
    If you want to study a master’s programme that will help make the world more sustainable, you can apply at Finduddannelse.dk, a Danish platform for lifelong learning. They offer a scholarship to people from anywhere in the world to help cover their tuition fees for the 2022 intake  (the application deadline is 22 September 2022 ).
    Find out more

  • Islamic Development Bank
    The IsDB Scholarship Programme assists IsDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in the development of their human capital.
    Find out more

Portals & databases

  • https://www.iefa.org/
  • https://www.internationalscholarships.com/
  • https://www.scholars4dev.com/
  • https://www.wemakescholars.com/
Contact

For any further information, please write to us at infomasters@gsom.polimi.it

 

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