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Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano


Since 1863, the largest Italian scientific-technological university, between scientific rigour and creativity.

Politecnico di Milano is a public scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and a productive world using experimental research and technological transfer.

Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high-quality results at an international level and to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.

Knowing the world in which you are going to work is a vital requirement for training students. By referring back to the needs of the industrial world and public administration, research is facilitated in following new paths and dealing with the need for constant and rapid innovation. The alliance with the industrial world, in many cases favoured by Fondazione Politecnico and by consortiums to which Politecnico belong, allows the university to follow the vocation of the territories in which it operates and to be a stimulus for its development.

The challenge which is being met today projects this tradition which is strongly rooted in the territory beyond the borders of the country, in a relationship which is developing first of all at the European level to contribute to the creation of a single professional training market. Politecnico takes part in several research, sites and training projects collaborating with the most qualified European universities. Politecnico's contribution is increasingly being extended to other countries: from North America to Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Today the drive to internationalization sees Politecnico Milano taking part in the European and world network of leading technical universities and it offers several exchange and double degree opportunities and a wide range of degree programmes entirely taught in English.

Our Values

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Fairness
  • Trust
  • Transparency

Our Vision

Technology for Humanity

Our research is committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. It is inspired by a vision grounded on a strong commitment to scientific excellence strengthened by values of integrity, inclusion, and sustainability.

Our 12 Departments cover a broad spectrum of transformative research across the fields of Engineering, Architecture, and Design, positioning us at the forefront of scientific exploration and innovation.


1st in Italy

QS Rankings (2024)

123rd in the World

QS Rankings (2024)


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Politecnico di Milano is one of the top universities in Milan, Italy, it is ranked #111 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

Campus Features

The University promotes and facilitates the personal and intellectual growth of students by offering numerous opportunities and services that enrich the university experience: many destinations to study abroad, moments of professional orientation, student associations, international competitions, sports initiatives, dating you personal support and much more.


  • Student accommodation
  • Canteens and cafes
  • Libraries, archives and exhibition spaces
  • Classrooms and study areas
  • Stores and press centers
  • ICT services


  • International mobility
  • Equal opportunities and inclusion
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Sport and leisure
  • Conventions
  • Work and collaboration


  • Booking of lockers
  • Lost and found
  • Insurance policies
  • Health service
  • Recycling and waste management
  • DHL packstation

    Scholarships and Funding

    Laurea (Bachelor's degree)

    Students admitted to a Laurea (Bachelor Degree) programme can apply for Diritto allo Studio (DSU) Scholarships: financial and merit-based scholarships assigned after a Call for Grant (also known as “Bando”) issued yearly.

    Laurea Magistrale (Master degree)

    Students enrolled in a Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) programme have several scholarship opportunities.

    Merit-based scholarships

    Thanks to the cooperation with public and private partners, every year Politecnico di Milano offers several merit-based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme in the 1st or 2nd semester. Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only a non-refundable administrative fee of about €170. All scholarships include a full tuition-fee waiver, some of them will provide also an additional gross allowance of up to 10,000€/year.

    Scholarships assignment criteria

    The selection criteria are based on the evaluation of your previous education and its match with the requirements for our Laurea Magistrale programmes, on the documents provided upon application and on the scholarship application form. GPA (grade point average) and academic achievements (including the portfolio when requested) are of utmost importance.

    Student Testimonials

    Why study at Politecnico di Milano

    International students at the Politecnico di Milano, who are studying in English, have shared their opinions on the main reasons for choosing this university. Discover their insights below:

    • International community
    • Quality of education
    • High reputation among universities and employers
    • Strong ties with industries and job opportunities
    • Passionate professors and quality of research
    • Extracurricular and cultural activities
    • Great location

    Politecnico di Milano is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge


    • Milan

      Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 , 20133, Milan

    • Como

      Polo Territoriale di Como Via Natta 12/14 , 22100, Como

      • Lecco

        Polo Territoriale di Lecco Via Gaetano Previati, 1/c , 23900, Lecco

        • Cremona

          Polo Territoriale di Cremona Via Sesto 39/41 , 26100 , Cremona

          • Piacenza

            Polo Territoriale di Piacenza Via Scalabrini 76 , 29121, Piacenza

            • Mantua

              Polo Territoriale di Mantova Piazza d'Arco 3 , 46100, Mantua

              • Milan

                Milano Bovisa Campus, , Milan