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Student Visa and permit of stay

Enrollment AY 2021/22

To finalize your enrollment at Bocconi, if you have a non-EU citizenship, you are required to:

  • apply for and obtain a Student Visa (Type D), before coming to Italy; 
  • apply for and obtain a Permit of Stay for study purposes, once in Italy.


How to apply for a student visa

Please be aware that you must be compliant with all immigration rules and regulations in order to enroll at Bocconi and come to Italy. Please visit http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en where a guided procedure will help you decide if you need to apply for a visa and where - based on your nationality, country of residence, reasons for your visit and length of stay.


Regardless of your date of arrival in Milan, you MUST submit your application on the Universitaly Portal by and no later than 30 November 2021. However, we recommend that you apply as soon as you have all the documents required in the procedures.

In order to apply for your visa, you need to register on the Universitaly portal at https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/


From the home page select “International students” and “Pre-enroll now”.


You will be asked to fill out a 3-step form:

STEP A: complete the form with your personal data. They must be entered exactly as shown on your passport (with all your names and surnames).

STEP B:

  • Fill out the form with your passport number and expiration date, then upload a copy of your passport (first 2 pages).
    Please add your “Istitution Account” which is your MyApplication username.

  • Select the country and the Italian Authority (Embassy or Consulate) where you will be requesting your visa, then indicate why you are requesting a visa (enrollment in a University degree program).

  • Select the University (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi), the type of degree program (Bachelor of Science/Laurea or Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale), the degree program of admission and the language in which the program is taught.

STEP C: provide information on your educational qualifications and upload them to the system. Please note that in this section you have to upload the documents you already submitted on the Bocconi Admissions Portal (see below). We highly recommend to start your application on Universitaly only when you already have all the documents required in the procedure.

For students admitted to a Bachelor of Science program, these may include:

  1. Bocconi selection result (Admission result) that you can print out from the Bocconi Admission Portal;
  2. Last three years of secondary school transcripts;
  3. Final secondary school diploma;
  4. English language requirement (please upload the same document you used/are going to use for Bocconi enrollment on the Bocconi Admission Portal);
  5. If requested, national exam for university admission (e.g. Gaokao, Matura, ENEM/Vestibular, YKS, ICFES, ect.:.);

For students admitted to a Master of Science program, these may include:
  1. Bocconi selection result (Admission result) that you can print out from the Bocconi Admissions Portal;
  2. Most updated University transcripts;
  3. Bachelor diploma;
  4. Diploma supplement (if available);
  5. English language requirement (please upload the same document you used/are going to use for Bocconi enrollment on the Bocconi Admissions Portal).

All documents are required both in their original language and in English or Italian. If the documents are not issued from the school in English, they should be legally translated into English or Italian.

Once you have submitted the application through the Universitaly Portal, the Admissions Office will verify the information you entered and, if the documents uploaded are correct, it will “validate” your application. Once the application has been validated, it will be sent to the Italian Authority in charge of your student visa procedure. Thus, you will receive a confirmation from the system and you will need to get in contact with the competent Italian Authority for further information on how to proceed.

We strongly recommend you to get in contact as soon as possible with the competent Italian Authority in your country, to verify if you are applying at the correct Embassy/Consulate and also to complete the pre-enrollment procedure. As a matter of fact, the student visa procedure does not consist only in the application on Universitaly, but it includes further steps to be completed at your Embassy/Consulate.


As soon as you receive your student visa, please upload a copy in the dedicated section in your enrollment application. The upload is compulsory to finalize your enrollment.


IMPORTANT: for technical assistance when completing the forms, please contact the Help Desk at https://www.universitaly.it/support_jira.php


How to apply for a permit of stay

Within 8 working days from your arrival in Italy holding a valid student visa, you must apply for a permit of stay for study purposes ("Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio").

The application for the permit of stay must be submitted at a competent Post Office. After the application you will receive 1 or 2 payment receipts and a sheet with the date of your appointment at the local Police Department “Questura - Ufficio Stranieri” where you will pick up your Permit of stay card. Please find a useful guide about how to fill the Permit of stay application kit in the Focus On area a the bottom of this page.

Please note that, after the application at the Post Office, you are required to upload the receipts and the sheet with the appointment date at “Questura” in the dedicated section in your enrollment application. These documents are compulsory to finalize your enrollment.




















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