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Services for Students with Disabilities


Bocconi University is committed and will be increasingly so in the future, to pursuing its main research and training objectives in an environment (physical and intellectual) in which everyone receives and offers others equal opportunities, dignity and treatment. That is why it is investing increasing resources so that all talented and deserving students can enroll in and attend its programs.
Over the years a detailed system of funding opportunities, financial aid and services has been developed for every kind of student.

In pursuance of inclusion, personalized support and services are available to people with temporary or permanent disabilities, to ensure their participation in academic activities and full integration into university life. These include guidance and recruitment activities, the admissions test, enrollment, classes, study plans and exams, up to entry into the world of work.

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Financial aid and on-campus housing

Bocconi University provides a 100% tuition and fees waiver for students with disabilities recognized in accordance with Italian Law no. 104/1992 or with a disability equal to or greater than 66%. It is available to students enrolled in the first year or in a year after the first with a certificate of disability or certificate of civil disability, issued by an Italian Medical Committee.
Complete information and specifics are published online on the pages dedicated to funding.

52 rooms in Bocconi Residence Halls are designed to accommodate students with disabilities. In addition, students with disabilities equal to or greater than 66% are given priority over other students for housing assignments.

Teaching and exams

Customized solutions to ensure access to educational activities and other services offered to the student population are available to students with physical disabilities (motor, visual or hearing impairments).

For support with lessons and exams, students with disabilities can contact Academic Services. Requests are evaluated and adequate compensatory/exemption measures are assigned on the basis of specific needs.
These may include the opportunity to use extra time, the option of completing exams only in oral or written form or the chance to use a computer, etc.
Contacts: B in Touch, EXAMS, Disability & Special needs

Sensus Access

Sensus Access is a tool that can automatically convert documents and web pages into a range of alternative and accessible formats.

Accessibility and campus life

Accessibility on campus
An ongoing commitment to the progressive elimination of architectural barriers makes it possible for everyone to access the buildings and move around the campus area.
Classrooms on campus are equipped with special desks and badges can be provided for the use of restricted lifts. Upon request, a healthcare professional can be made available. Any difficulties encountered in finding suitable solutions to individual situations should be reported.
Contacts: B in Touch, EXAMS, Disability & Special needs

Accompanying service on campus for people with disabilities

An accompanying service on campus for people with disabilities is active from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and working on reservation (made at least 1 hour in advance from Monday to Friday and 4 hours for the weekend). It is also possible to schedule the accompaniments on a weekly basis.

At the time of reservation, it is necessary to provide:

  • Full name
  • Cellphone number
  • Special needs for assistance
  • Meeting place and destination, indicating in detail name of the building, floor and, possibly, room number
  • Meeting time
  • If necessary, the same abovementioned information for the return journey

The service is activated by sending an e-mail to the following address: controlroom@unibocconi.it.
In the event of motor or sensory difficulties, it is always guaranteed the possibility of requesting immediate intervention by calling the dedicated number 02-5836.2121.

Technological equipment/assistive technology
According to individual needs, students with sensory or motor impairments can request appropriate equipment, as well as hardware and software solutions, for attending lessons, studying and taking exams.
Contacts: B in Touch, EXAMS, Disability & Special needs

In the Library, students with disabilities can request assistance when using the various services (electronic resources loan, interlibrary loan) and for access to reading rooms (1 workstation reserved for users with motor impairments and 5 seats for individual study). Students with visual impairments can request a digital copy of books they are interested in as part of an Electronic Document Delivery service. They can also make use of a workstation equipped with a video magnifier and voice synthesis software.
For more information and contacts: https://lib.unibocconi.it/screens/ServicesfordisableUsers.html

Career guidance

Students with disabilities also have access to dedicated support for entering the world of work. DAL - Disabilities and Work organizes customized guidance meetings, monitors the progress of applications until actual placement in a company and is a point of reference for employers. It is also part of C.A.L.D. (Lombardy Universities Coordination for Disabilities), a large network that offers wide a range of internship and placement opportunities and provides constant updates on events in this area.
For information: Alessia Ventura, email DAL@unibocconi.it, tel. +39 02 5836.2498.

Last modified 12/09/2023 - 17:22:18