Founded in 1902, Università Bocconi is Italy's most respected economics and business university. Bocconi is a private university committed to playing a strong academic and cultural role in a fully international context within the fields of economics, management, statistics and law.
Bocconi's modern, urban campus lies in the heart of Italy's bustling business and finance world, and the course offerings provide a quality response to a wide range of educational needs. It offers a broad range of programs taught in Italian and in English by distinguished Italian and international Faculty. Lessons with highly qualified faculty and distinguished visiting professors are enriched with seminars and workshops involving members of the Italian and international business community, who inject a strong dose of practical economic reality into the course curriculum.
Bocconi is located in the northern Italian city of Milan, a metropolitan area of 3 million people. Milan is Italy's hub to Europe, the financial capital of the country, and according to the experts, the "Fashion Capital of the World." Milan also boasts artistic and cultural masterpieces renowned all over the world, such as Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Last Supper. Because of Milan's unique location, you are within a few hours of the Mediterranean, the Alps, and Italy's lake district, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda.
Bocconi offers undergraduate coursework in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and social and political sciences.
Review available coursework taught in both English and Italian on the Educational Offer page of Bocconi's website. To see specific courses, choose the appropriate term, then click the course title to access course descriptions and syllabi.
- Fall: Late August - Late December
- Spring Semester: January - Late July
- Review specific dates on the Academic Calendar page of Bocconi's website.
Exchange students at Bocconi can find full details for student housing on Bocconi's Housing website, including a list of the different university residences. Rooms for incoming exchange students are single, with bathroom to be shared with another student of the same gender.
While housing is not guaranteed and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, students are strongly encouraged to live in Bocconi's dorms. You can apply for housing at Bocconi in your exchange application after your UVA nomination.
UVA Student Experience
"I never expected that a worldwide pandemic would begin during my semester abroad in Milan, sending me home three months earlier than planned. However, I still made the most of my five weeks abroad attending Bocconi University and traveling throughout Europe. Bocconi University was filled with students from all over the world which allowed me to immerse myself in so many different cultures and languages. I was only able to physically go to class for 3 weeks, but in that short time period I saw so many differences in the European university environment compared to what I had experienced at UVA. The coolest part about studying abroad for me was being able to soak in the Italian culture. I find that when you are on a short trip, it can be hard to experience the destination’s true culture, but since I lived there (even for a short time), I was able to absorb so much. All of my roommates were European, and they also taught me a lot about European traditions. In those five weeks, I experienced a lot of personal growth. I met many new people from all over the world, and I really pushed myself outside of my comfort zone to try and get the full study abroad experience."
-Grace Clarke, Economics major, exchange student spring 2020
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UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for housing. See the “Accommodation” section above for more information about housing.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
Tuition and Fees:
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals:
Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents:
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found at educationabroad.virginia.edu/insurance
Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult the Italian Embassy’s website for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.