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.
In order for the admissions test to be conducted so that it meets the needs of students with disabilities, support measures may be provided. For example: adaption of the work station during the online test, additional time and other aids.
Complete information is available online on the pages dedicated to the Bocconi admissions test
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).
Students with disabilities may request support with lessons and exams. 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.
Accessibility and campus life
An ongoing commitment to the progressive elimination of architectural barriers makes it possible for everyone to access 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.
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.
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
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.
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.