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Bocconi Graduate Merit Awards

A.Y. 2021-2022

Bocconi Graduate Merit Award - Key Information
Tuition and fees
100% 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. Merit Awards will be made available for first year Graduate applicants for the 2021-2022 academic year based on their academic standing.

The Merit Award includes a full tuition and fees waiver, worth approximately €14,000 per year. 

The provisions below constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2021-2022 of the “Bocconi Graduate Merit Award” benefit for students enrolled in the first year of a MSc programme in the a.y. 2021-2022.

1. Eligible students
Academic profiles considered to be amongst the top applicants (International, Italian and Bocconi) will be considered for a Merit Award based on the admission's application submitted to Bocconi University. A separate application will not be required. The Bocconi Merit Award 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 Graduate School and the Dean for International Affairs, whose decisions about numbers, amounts and recipients is final and unquestionable. The number of awards to applicants will not be equally divided amongst the different rounds. The majority of awards will be allocated - for each category of students (International, Italian, and Bocconi candidates) - in the first relevant rounds: the final percentage of awarding for each round is at the discretion of the Committee.

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

Students admitted to the MSc in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance, Joint Degree with Politecnico di Milano, may be awarded the Cyber Partnership Scholarship, which is equal to a Bocconi Graduate Merit Award.

3. Acceptance
Soon after the publication of admission results, awarded students will receive a separate and more detailed email by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office. In order to accept the scholarship, they will need to follow the instructions indicated in the email and complete the online scholarship acceptance procedure by the enrollment deadline. The scholarship acceptance procedure can be accessed only after completing the enrollment procedure.

Students will have to upload a copy of their updated CV that might be shared with the Fundraising Office, in order to facilitate possible contacts with the donors. During the academic year, the Merit Award, indeed, might be converted (by the end of September 2021) in a named scholarship. Bocconi Merit Awardees might be contacted by donors of this project and/or staff members from the University Fundraising Office for all the information relating to the named scholarship, its possible advantages and for the participation in academic and extra-academic activities. 

The benefit for the academic year 2021-2022 will be included in the student's financial situation, which can be viewed at the Punto Blu (> administrative area> Fees, Funding and Housing) ONLY after verification by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office of the regular enrollment for the academic year 2021-2022. For this reason, students who in the academic year 2021-2022 will be "registered with reserve" (or have enrollment subject to reserve) will not be able to view in the system the benefit assigned for the academic year 2021-2022 and will not be able to receive a refund of the first installment paid (advance payment) for 2021-2022 until the reserve is lifted.

4. Renewal

A renewal application is not required. The Merit Award will be automatically renewed for the second year (AY 2022-2023) provided the awardee earns at least 50 credits as of 10 August 2022. 
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.

In this regard, it is specified that students enrolled in the LSE — Bocconi Double Degree program (PPA), Sciences Po — Bocconi Double Degree program (PPA) and Yale-Bocconi Double Degree program, awardees during their first year a.y. 2021-2022, will not renew the Merit Award for their second year (a.y. 2022-2023).

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

If the merit requirements are not met, the Merit Award will not be renewed. Once the Award is not renewed, it cannot be restored.

Students whose award is not renewed must settle all tuition and fees payments with the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.

The provisions above constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2021-2022 concerning the renewal of the “Bocconi Graduate Merit Award” benefit for assignees in the a.y. 2021-2022.

5. Revocation

Students will automatically lose the award if:

  • verifications carried out by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office reveal 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 - and housing fees, if the merit award included free accommodation - 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);
  • they receive disciplinary sanctions imposed by Bocconi University: disciplinary sanctions imposed by Bocconi University will result in a revocation of the benefit starting from the day the disciplinary sanction is imposed. Students whose award is revoked will be required to pay any tuition and fees installments that may still be due at the date of the revocation, according to the official deadlines defined by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.

The provisions above constitute official publication of the regulations a.y. 2021-2022 concerning the revocation of the “Bocconi Graduate Merit Award” benefit for assignees in the a.y. 2021-2022.


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