Welcome Desk

Students who decide to study in Italy often find themselves thrown into a system and a culture which are very different from those of their own and they must also deal with unfamiliar and, at times, complex bureaucratic procedures.

At our University students can now count on the Welcome Desk, a service designed for students, doctoral students and interns who come to Milan for the first time, but also for those who already live in the city and need to verify the validity of academic qualifications obtained abroad in order to enrol on one of our courses.

The Welcome Desk aims to be the international students’ point of reference for all the initial necessities of their new adventure in Milan and at the University.

Go to Welcome Desk.

Other links to the Student Services:

Fees and Financial support

According to the chosen course of study and in proportion to income, university enrolment fees vary from a minimum of 156 € to a maximum of about 4,000 € to be paid in two instalments:

  • the first, of 156€, is the same for all students and must be paid by when enrolling;
  • the second, which varies according to the student’s economic situation, must be paid by the 31st of January.

In order to obtain a tax reduction on the basis of their income, students must apply for the ISEEU certification.

Students must obtain their certifications by November, so that the CAF/CAAF can send it to the Student Office, that will use it to calculate the exact amount of the second instalment payments.

Students who don’t provide the ISEEU certification will be charged the maximum amount of the second instalment.

Go to Fees and Exemptions.

Italian language courses

In order to allow the international students of the University of Milan to improve their Italian language knowledge, the University offers basic and advanced level Italian language courses for Erasmus+ and international students enrolled in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Go to Italian language courses.
Contact the language center: italian.courses@unimi.it

Moreover, the Municipality also organizes language courses at all levels.
For information please go to Italianostranieri.

Living in Milan

Link to StudyInMilan website.

It is easy to travel around Milan using the public transport system. All the information you need can be found on the website of the city’s transport company, ATM – Milanese Transport Company.

ATM also offers BikeMI, a real public bicycle transport system to be used for short trips supplemented by ATM traditional transport vehicles.
Other bike-sharing systems:

Those who can’t live without a car should take a look at Car Sharing websites, because hiring a car, even for just a few hours, is not as expensive as you may think.
A non-complete list of car sharing options:

For excursions outside the city, it is convenient to travel by train with both the Ferrovie dello Stato – which provides rail links all over the country – and with the Trenord, Lombardy’s railway transport company. From the Ferrovie Nord Railway Station – in Piazza Cadorna in the centre of Milan – you can quickly reach the lakes and Malpensa international airport.

If you choose to travel by air, the city has three airports: Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio, which are easy to reach by urban and suburban public transport, while the bus network operated by Autostradale provides daily links to the most important tourist destinations in Italy and the rest of Europe.


For bureaucratic questions concerning residence permits it can be useful to consult the website of the Public Security System (Polizia di Stato).
It is helpful to remember that the Italian health service is public and free, especially in the case of emergencies.

If you find yourself in danger, you need an ambulance or have urgent need of protection you can request help by calling 112, the European Emergency Number, valid in all European countries. You will be helped and directed to the proper service.