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2014-2015 A.Y.
Bachelor Programs


Internationalization at Università Bocconi has been a strategic priority pursued since 1974, the year in which the first international agreements were put into place. Over the years these programs have developed an extensive network of relations and exchanges with prestigious academic and cultural institutions all over the world, which means there is constant collaboration with the foreign universities (international business schools and Departments of Economics) on research and joint teaching projects, thus providing Bocconi students and teaching staff with invaluable international experience. Thanks to its network of international relations, Università Bocconi is able to offer its students several opportunities to acquire the kind of business training which is necessary for dealing with global economic developments.

Study programs abroad:

  • Long programs (Exchange Programs and Free-Mover Semester Programs);
  • Short programs (Campus Abroad and Free-Mover Summer Programs).

MSc students can also take part in programs that are organized with international universities and business schools which lead to double degrees (Italian and foreign) or diplomas issued by members of the international network (Master CEMS-MIM).

All the international programs will be presented in detail during the International Week.

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Long programs


Exchange Program

The Università Bocconi "Exchange Program" (including the LLP/Erasmus Program) deals with student exchanges under bilateral agreements with 220 universities in 50 countries spreading across 5 continents, giving students the opportunity to attend courses for which they can receive credit as part of their Bocconi degrees. The international universities included in the program are some of the most renowned institutions in the world in the fields of management, economics and social sciences with an emphasis on economics and law. In fact, Università Bocconi belongs to 2 of the most prestigious international networks: CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

The agreements are based on reciprocal arrangements that allow students from both institutions involved to complete a period of study abroad without paying extra university fees and tuition to the partner institution. Students are, however, responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses.

Eligibility and requirements
Students can take the semester abroad during their third year. Therefore students regularly enrolled in their second year can apply. Students are allowed to enrol in a semester abroad at one of the partner universities only if they pass the selection which is based on merit and language skills.

Application and deadlines
Students are advised to check the application procedures and deadlines released in successive Markets and External Affair Division-Study Abroad publications and on the website

Exam recognition
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.

The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".

For Exchange Program details, for updated information on eligible students, admissions procedures, deadlines and available destinations check the website

In the same area you can also check comments by students who have been aborad in the previous years together with detailed information on partner universities.

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Free-Mover Semester

Students interested in attending a semester abroad outside the Exchange Program can enrol at a number of universities abroad where they can study only during the third year of their Bachelor Program as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program (fee-paying Visiting Students or Independent Students). The Free-mover semester abroad is therefore incompatible with the participation in the Exchange Programs.

Students are responsible for the payment of fees and tuition for both Bocconi and the institution abroad and for travel, board and lodging expenses for the period abroad.
Students are obliged to take out health insurance for the entire period of study abroad.

Università Bocconi has identified a number of schools from among those of its international network, that accepted such students in the previous years. The list of universities abroad will be published on the webpage at This is the only list considered valid for the recognition of exams taken in schools abroad as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program. Any other applications for alternatives must be examined individually beforehand by the Markets and External Affairs Division-Study Abroad. The application, accompanied by a motivational letter and information about the chosen university, must be given to the Markets and External Affairs Division-Study Abroad before enrolling at the foreign university for a Free-Mover Semester Program.

Exam recognition
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.

The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".

We suggest you to check the detailed information and requirements on the website In the website restricted area you can also check comments by students who have been aborad in the past as part of the Exchange program.

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Short programs

The short programs offered by Università Bocconi give students the opportunity to spend a brief period of time abroad, combining educational activities with the exploration of different cultural, social and economic environments.

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Campus Abroad

Campus Abroad Programs - generally held during the period in which lessons are suspended - are organized by Università Bocconi in collaboration with foreign partner schools and last about three weeks. The program includes a summer session and a winter one.

The programs aim to expose students to an international context by combining a Bocconi course with a series of "country specific" activities (seminars and visits to local companies and institutions).

For detailed information on students who can be eligible to apply to the two editions see

Students are admitted to the program after a selection based on merit requirements and language skills.

Exam recognition
The exam is fully a Bocconi exam, follows all the univerisity rules and regualtion relating to the program structure and no "recognition procedure" is required. To have exams and program credit points registered in the academic career, students must pass the final exam and participate in both lessons and related activities.
Students are reminded that their participation in all activities and presence for the entire period of the program is compulsory.

Detailed information on the Campus Abroad Program, any updated information on eligible students, requirements, selection procedures and deadlines is published on the website

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Free-Mover Summer

Università Bocconi has selected a number of partner schools from its international network which offer interesting and educationally valid Summer Programs.

They last between 3 and 5 weeks during the summer months and allow students to take curricular courses in various areas for which they can receive credit. The list of universities abroad is published on the website and this is the only list considered valid for the recognition of courses offered in the Summer Program through institutions abroad. Students can submit applications for other alternatives that must be examined individually in advance by the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad, before applying to the Free Mover Summer.

The Free Mover Summer is offered to students from all Bachelor Programs, who fulfil the requirements, in the summer of their second year (N.B. participation in a summer program in the summer of their first year or before cannot be recognized).

Students are responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses during their experience abroad as well as the fees and tuition of the partner university.

Students are also forced to ensure that they have health insurance coverage for the period abroad.

Exam recognition
The Free-Mover Summer Program allows students to receive credit for a maximum of one exam corresponding to a Bocconi course. The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".

We suggest you to check requirements and application procedure on the website at

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Scholarships for international programs

Students taking part in international programs can apply for scholarships from ISU Bocconi - Student Assistance and Financial Aid(for information about scholarships and application forms make reference to the ISU section > Download Area.
Eligible students chosen for the Exchange Program for one semester of study at a European institution which has signed a bilateral Erasmus agreement will receive an Erasmus scholarship from the European Union. For details check

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Certifications and documents

To request certifications specifying the admission and/or participation in a program of international mobility the cert@B procedure available on the yoU@B Diary must be requested  (see chapter 11  cap. 11 Certifications, self-declarations and Diploma Supplement), except for the documents described in the following paragraphs.
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Documents for the participation in the exchange program

The Study Abroad Office (Exchange program) must be contacted via email by the selected student if, as part of the application procedure or the participation, the par ten foreign university requests a document for the admission in the program and/or information relating to the enrolment at Bocconi along with the student's academic career. The same procedure is applicable in case the document of admission to the program is required to obtain the visa. Any procedure changes will be communicated to the interested students.
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Documents for the participation in the Campus Abroad Program

For any document of admission requested by the foreign Consulate for the purpose of obtaining the visa, contact the Study Abroad Office via email.
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