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Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Awards

A.Y. 2023-24

Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Award — Key informations
Tuition and fees100% waiver

Bocconi University is committed to making our superior level of higher education available to outstanding students. For the provision of these Awards, Bocconi University commits its own resources and generous donations from private donors, Alumni, individuals and foundations. Awards provide recipients with valuable financial support, ensuring students can enjoy the benefits of a top-quality academic experience regardless of their financial situation. Merit Awards will be made available to first-year undergraduate applicants for the a.y. 2023-2024 based on their academic standing.

International students applying for admission during the Early, Winter or Spring Sessions will be taken into consideration for merit-based financial aid.

The Merit Award includes a full tuition and fees waiver, worth up to approximately € 13,000 per year.

The provisions below constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2023-2024 of the “Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Award” benefit for students enrolled in the first year of a BSc programme in the a.y. 2023-2024.

1. Eligible students
Academic profiles considered to be amongst the top applicants will be considered for merit-based financial aid based on the admissions application submitted to Bocconi University. A separate application is not required. The evaluation will primarily be based on the candidate’s academic achievement. In addition to academic achievement, the complete dossier provided to the Admissions Office will be evaluated. The selection of awardees will be carried out by a Committee, nominated by the Rector, including the Dean of the Undergraduate School and the Dean for International Affairs, whose decisions about numbers, amounts and recipients are final and cannot be appealed.

2. Awarding
The assignment of an award will be communicated to awarded students together with admission results.

Please note that the assignment of the Merit Award is tied to the program of admission with which it was communicated. For this reason, there is NO guarantee that Merit Award holders who wish to request to change their program of admission will be allowed to transfer their benefit towards the new program.

3. Acceptance
Awarded students will need to follow the procedure indicated in the admission results and therefore complete the online scholarship acceptance procedure within the enrollment deadline.

As previously mentioned, the Bocconi Merit Award is also supported by donor companies, Alumni, individuals and foundations who sometimes wish to identify a single deserving student and convert (generally by the end of September 2023) the Bocconi Merit Award in a named scholarship. In order to facilitate possible contacts with the donors, awarded students will be required to upload their curriculum vitae, that might be shared with the Fundraising Office, in the dedicated upload space of the application.

The benefit for a.y. 2023-2024 will be included in the student's financial situation, which can be viewed at the Punto Blu (> administrative area> Fees, Funding and Housing) ONLY upon verification by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office of the regular enrollment for a.y. 2023-2024. For this reason, students who in the a.y. 2023-2024 will be "registered with reserve" (or have enrollment subject to reserve) will not be able to view in the system the benefit assigned for a.y. 2023-2024 and will not be able to receive a refund of the first installment paid (advance payment) for 2023-2024 until the reserve is lifted.

4. Renewal

The Merit Award will be automatically renewed for the entire legal duration of the regular course of study if the following requirements are met: 

— enrollment requirements: completion of the enrollment in each academic year within the deadlines foreseen by Academic Services;

— merit requirements:

• the second year (AY 2024-2025) provided the awardee earns at least 49 credits as of 10 August 2024;

• the third year (AY 2025-2026) provided the awardee earns at least 95 credits as of 10 August 2025.

Any changes in the number of credits, which may derive from exceptional measures, will be communicated through the publication on the website.

Please note that the Merit Award can be renewed for the entire legal duration of the regular course of study. The Merit Award cannot be renewed for fuori corso year/s.

The renewal of the award is also subject to the payment of tuition and fees at Bocconi. For this reason, students enrolled in a Double/Joint Degree that, based on agreements between participating universities, offers a full tuition waiver at Bocconi and/or scholarships that cover tuition and fees to be paid to the partnered university will not be allowed to renew the award for the academic year in which they are exempted from the payment of tuition and fees at Bocconi University.

Please note that bonus credits ARE NOT applicable to the Merit Award.

If the merit requirements are not met, the Merit Award will be revoked. Once the Award is revoked, it cannot be restored. The provisions above constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2023-2024 concerning the renewal of the “Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Award” benefit for assignees in the a.y. 2023-2024.

5. Revocation and forfeiture

The award will be revoked in the following situations:

acceptance and/or award of an equal or larger benefit in Bocconi for the same academic year; it is specified in this regard that in case the student should subsequently lose the larger benefit, the Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Award can never be reinstated;

• verifications carried out by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office revealing false declarations made by the student for the assignment of the award: the revocation shall take effect starting from the moment in which the illicit behavior took place and shall entail the full payment of due tuition and fees starting from the academic year in which the student benefited from the waiver following false declarations (articles 71 and 75 of Italian D.P.R. 445/2000);

• disciplinary sanctions imposed by Bocconi University: in this case, the revocation of the benefit will start from the day the disciplinary sanction is imposed. Students whose award is revoked will be required to pay any outstanding tuition and fees installments that may still be due according to the fees target at the date of the revocation, based on the official payment deadlines defined by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.

Moreover, students who withdraw from studies or transfer to another university during the course of the academic year will forfeit their Merit Award benefit and will not be entitled to the refund of the first installment advance paid.

The provisions above constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2023-2024 concerning the revocation of the “Bocconi Undergraduate Merit Award” benefit for assignees in the a.y. 2023-2024.

Last modified 30/05/2023 - 17:13:38