Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano

The University, fonded in 1863, has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.

Top reasons to study here

  • Politecnico Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.
  • The University has always focused on the quality and innovation.
  • Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)



In 1987 the territorial diffusion process of the University began, the Politecnico Network, which led to the opening of the regional campuses of Como (1987) and Lecco (1989) and of the regional facilities in Cremona (1991), in Mantova (1994) and in Piacenza (1997), with the aim of establishing a more direct relationship with the students and interacting with the community's local businesses.


Increasingly more global and competitive, the labour market is undergoing a moment of far-reaching transformation that urges us onto an accurate reflection around our educational offer in the fields of architecture, design and engineering. It is an assessment that personally involves the teaching staff, suggests new laurea programmes, lends value to the teacher-student interaction, and places new approaches and educational models under the magnifying glass.


In order to identify the competences inside the Departments, Politecnico di Milano uses the European Research Council (ERC)’s panels and their related keywords, that are worldwide recognized. The European Research Council supports frontier research, cross disciplinary proposals and pioneering ideas in new and emerging fields which introduce unconventional and innovative approaches. For the planning and operation of the evaluation of ERC grant proposals by panels, the following panel structure applies. 


Every year Politecnico di Milano offers a wide pool of talents ready to enter the job market. Thanks to our Career Service, Italian and international companies can come on campus to meet and recruit students or graduates and to introduce themselves as best employers.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

International students at Politecnico di Milano may contact the International Student Office throughout their stay for matters concering enrolment, accommodation, stay permit, health insurance and anything concerning life in Italy. Students can get in touch with the International Students Office by email, chat, or by appointment.

Other services for international students include:

  • Welcome and Orientation Activities at the beginning of each semester
  • Buddy programme
  • Italian and foreign language courses
  • Career Counselling services (on-campus Job Fairs, assessment centers and career advice) through the University’s Career Service

Housing services

Students residences are located near all our campuses, in Milan and in the other cities (Lecco, Cremona, Mantova, Piacenza). Each residence hall is chosen with care, seeking comfortable and safe housing solutions. Furthermore, thanks to agreements signed by Politecnico di Milano, students may also find accommodation in private residences and colleges at special conditions.

Library services

Libraries are open everyday, in some campuses even on the weekend and in the evening. Students can access library facilities and services with their university card (Policard).

Available services include:

  • Rooms for study and research groups
  • Personalised library advisory service
  • Access to electronic resources
  • Borrowing, interlibrary loans, document delivery 

ICT services

All Politecnico di Milano campuses have WI-FI access.

Medical services

The First Aiders are duly trained employees of Politecnico, capable of handling medical emergencies, evaluating the severity of such incidents and giving first aid.

Student Life

Campus life

Politecnico di Milano is made up of seven campuses distributed in the cities of Milano (Leonardo and Bovisa campuses), Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza.

Sports facilities

Polimi Sport is an association responsible in organizing sports activities and events for students, teachers and administrative staff with very affordable rates and conditions. 

Students who wish to play, train and compete inside the Politecnico are required to get the Politecnico diMilano Sport Card, an annual membership card that includes insurance, access to the running tracks and to the sport facilities in all of Politecnico di Milano Campuses.

Student clubs

Politecnico di Milano supports the cultural, social, sporting and recreational activities promoted by the students of the University. Some of the student associations present on campus are:

  • E.S.N - Erasmus Students Network
  • Biomedical Engineering Association
  • B.E.S.T. – Board of European Students of Technology
and many others.

Student Reviews

Polimi as a service
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is my first semester studying in the university. However due to the pandemic I’m currently studying from home. The content and theory are informative and the professors are helpful. They try to make things as convenient as possible.

Don't try, do it :D
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Have no complaints, program is interesting

Starting a master (in the middle of a pandemic)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

For the short time I have been studying my master, I have really appreciated the preparation and resources provided by each of the professors even though the pandemic has come to change everything. Lectures have the opportunity and are easy to follow either by online mode or in-presence. The measures taken by the Politecnico have allowed the continuation of our studies....

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