Are you one of our future Exchange Students? If you decide to do an exchange with us at POLIMI GSoM, you’ll get an invaluable and rewarding experience, both for short and long exchanges.
Delve deep into our vibrant culture and international environment in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. You’re incredibly valued here, because you contribute to the diversity of our classes, bringing valuable insights into your culture and helping to expand the personal and professional network that our students build during their experience at POLIMI GSoM.
Come onboard and take part in our Exchange Programs: we can’t wait to welcome you to Milan!
Our Program Office
Together with your home Institution, The Program Office is your main point of contact as an Exchange Student. Please have a chat with them for your calendar and academic details.
The International Student Office
The ISO is here to help you with tons of non-academic matters related to your stay. We can give you a hand with:
Exams in Italy are graded using a scale of 30, where 18 is the minimum passing grade, and 30 cum laude is the highest you can get.
The Italian Grading System
Our Credit System
Both Italian and European universities use the European Credit Transfer System to evaluate the workload, teaching hours, and higher education outcome of every single course. Credits also measure the workload required to pass examinations, which includes your class attendance, group work, laboratory work and individual study.
One credit ends up being a workload of about 25 hours, and the yearly workload for an average study course is about 60 credits.
Go and talk with your home Institution to learn how many credits you’ll get for your exchange with us, and you can also find out about any other dispensation you might get.
All information you need about Visa
All information you need about Permit of Stay
Important documents you’ll need to take with you
If you don’t have health insurance, don’t worry! Just ask us about buying Welcome Association Italy insurance (€71 for six months, €120 for one year).
You should be aware that this type of insurance will only cover you for emergencies involving hospitalisation. It does however meet the requirements for your residence permit application, which is relevant if you are staying more than 90 days in Italy (so if you have a type D study visa).
If you’re a short-term student, you have the option of booking accommodation through one of our agreed accommodation providers. Just chat to the ISO for the list of available accommodation options.
Milan is more expensive than smaller cities in Italy or Europe but it’s still less expensive than most big European cities.Our current students have budgeted around €1,000 per month to stay in Milan.
You should be aware that you can’t make cash payments of more than €2,000. But don’t worry! You can get by with cards or bank transfers. Please take note that foreign cheques are really hard to change, and travellers’ cheques are hardly accepted anywhere.
Credit cards are widely accepted at tons of businesses and shops, except for government buildings and very small retailers, which usually only accept cash.
Feel free to dress in smart casual for your daily classes, but take it up a notch and wear formal attire for business seminars and meetings with companies.
International Students Office