For Your Arrival
Your First Steps
Permit of Stay (non-EU students)
Within 8 working days of their arrival in Italy, all NON-EU citizens who hold a valid student visa for Italy must apply for a permit of stay for study purposes. Information on the process are available here. In your yoU@B students will also find a tutorial in the upcoming weeks they can use to fill out the permit of stay kit on their own.
If, on the contrary, students wish to receive one-to-one assistance with their Permit of Stay, they can access a fee-based dedicated one-to-one service provided by the external agency "Italy4You". More information on the agency, the services provided and the prices, are available here.
Administrative Updates and arrival in Italy
As the administrative procedures to access and stay in Italy change due to Covid-19 impact, you can find at this page on the YESMilano website useful information and insights about travel documents, quarantine, residence permits, national health system subscriptions.
If you are currently undergoing quarantine, you can take advantage of the support activities organized by the YESMilano team.
If you have been assigned a room in one of the Bocconi residence halls for ay 2020-21, please verify all the information for your arrival at the residence on this page of our website.
Student ID Card
Your Student ID Card is an essential tool to identify yourself in the University, access the One-stop service center, sit exams and use IT rooms, the cafeteria, Library and printing services. It can also be activated for banking operations.
In order to book an appointment to get your ID card enter in your Agenda and click on the widget YOUR STUDENT ID CARD. The service is available starting from 20th August.
Please be aware that your student ID card is also a refillable debit card created through a collaboration between Banca Popolare di Sondrio and Bocconi University and it allows users to make payments or withdrawals in Italy and abroad, as well as place payments for purchases on the internet. Though not connected to a checking account, the card has an IBAN codewhich allows wire transfers to be completed and received.
Surf your yoU@B Student Diary
The yoU@B student Diary is a reserved area online available to all Bocconi students. Through yoU@B, students can receive information from the University, use online services dedicated to teaching, administer some activities in their academic careers, check dates, times and rooms for both exams and graduation sessions, check class timetables and so on.
The yoU@B student Diary can be accessed from this page https://youatb.unibocconi.it : you must log in and enter your student ID number as the username and your password.
Guide to the University
Read the Student's handbook to gather all the background information on the univeristy processes, opportunities and practicalities to start your experience. Click on Guide to the University and select your specific program.
Italian Tax Code
Italian Tax Code - Codice Fiscale (service for regular students)
The Italian tax code ("codice fiscale") is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters issued for free by the Revenue Agency to identify Italian citizens and foreign citizens.
The Revenue Agency is a non-economic public body that is mainly responsible for collecting tax revenues, providing services and assistance to taxpayers.
You need to have your own "codice fiscale" to:
- open a bank account
- register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN) - apply for the healthcard
- sign a rental contract
- sign other type of contracts ( phone line etc)
We inform you that non-resident
individuals who need to obtain the tax identification number can apply
for it to the Italian consular authorities in the Country of residence.
In addition to this procedure and thanks to an agreement between the Agency and Bocconi if you are an international BSc or MSc student and you do not have an Italian tax code, you can request a “Codice Fiscale” online. Instructions on how to request you fiscal code will be emailed to all reguarly enrolled BSc and MSc students shortly.
all students who will not be 18 years old in September will have to proceed to request an Italian tax code (codice fiscale) independently via the Italian embassy or consulate in their country or via the Agenzia delle entrate website.
Before leaving for Milan, check with your home bank if they have a branch in Italy or any special agreements with an Italian bank.
If you would like to open a bank account in Italy, you will need to submit the following documents at the bank of your choice:
- Codice Fiscale, Italian Tax Code
- Valid form of identification (official ID / passport);
- Certificate of enrollment at the University (can be printed at a Punto Blu kiosk on campus);
- Non-EU Students are also required to show their permesso di soggiorno, permit of stay OR receipt.
All international students are required to have appropriate insurance. In Italy, the National Health Care System is provided by a public health care service (SSN). To know more, read here.
If you want to know more about the city of Milan, you can browse the Yesmilano website
Bocconi offers first year student the possiblity to attend prep courses in order to revise useful topics and notions:
If you don't know where the classroom you are looking for is located, browse our directory
Introductory Italian Language Courses
Curricular Preparatory courses
The Italian preparatory courses are offered to non-native Italian speakers students (Bachelors and MSc programs).
Information on the programs and how to sing up are available at the dedicated page.
Italian Survival Course
Among the supplementary activities, the Language Center offers a short intensive Italian language course in distance addressed to 1st year foreign students (BSc and MSc) and incoming Double Degree students to help them interact during their first weeks in Italy and facilitate their integration at Bocconi. More information here
One-Stop Service Center
The One-stop service center is a welcome point where you can receive information, resolve doubts and complete administrative paperwork.
The One Stop Service Center reopens 24 August at 2pm. Starting from 25 August, opening hours will be from 8am to 5pm.
We urge you to consult the One-Stop Service Center page regularly, as access procedures for the offices could change.
Wi-fi coverage is available throughout the entire Bocconi campus. Students can access the "bocconi-studenti" network using their ID number and password. Please note that you must approve terms and conditions of use of the service in your yoU@B Student Diary.
If you need assistance with your connection, you can refer to the Wi-fi Help Desk. Support for student devices at the Help Desk office, via Gobbi 5, 4th floor, room 409.
Monday to Thursday: 9:30am-12pm / 2-4:30pm
For problems, suggestions or clarifications, please send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Know more on the library facility avaialbe for students.