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Free Mover Summer Undergraduate

Latest update - April 11, 2023

Students can attend online, blended or in-person Summer Programs in Summer 2023.

Nevertheless, considering the general uncertainty and fluidity of the global situation, whether the overall conditions would not safeguard the wellbeing and security of students, Bocconi University does not guarantee that students will be able to attend Summer Programs blended/in person.

Before applying, you are required to read carefully the Bocconi Students TRAVEL RISK POLICY, available on yoU@B – International SOS and the Travel Risk Policy Exceptions for A.Y. 2023/24: in-person Summer Programs 2023 will not be authorized in the countries where the student Exchange is suspended.


The Free Mover Summer is open to Bocconi students from all Bachelor of Science Programs who meet the requirements, in the summer of their second year. Participation in a program in the summer of the first year or before will not be recognized, as well as the participation in a program in the summer of the third year.

The application to the Free Mover Summer will be on-hold and the recognition platform will not be available until the Bocconi requirements are met. If an applicant does not meet the requirements before the beginning of the Summer Program, the application to the Free Mover Summer will be declined.

Academic Requirements

Enrolment year: students regularly enrolled in the 2nd year of a BSc program

Credits: at least 60% of 1st year credits must be registered. The calculation includes all the exams officially registered in the academic career by February 4, 2023 (end of the ordinary session). If the applicant have changed the BSc program, exams which are not part of the 1st year of the NEW BSc study plan are not included in the calculation of the credits.

In addition, applicants must meet the academic requirements of the partner school (if any).

Language Requirements

Level B2 or higher for English, proved by one of the options listed below:

  • Secondary school diploma awarded in English;
  • English-speaking country citizenship;
  • English International language certificates of Level B2 or higher*;
  • Bocconi English exam of level B2;
  • Enrolment in a BSc program taught in English.

*the certification must be among the ones recognized by the Bocconi Language Center (see: International
recognized certifications table). IELTS INDICATOR and TOEFL ESSENTIALS are NOT recognized.

To check the certificate validity, please take into consideration the following:

  • the language certification must have been awarded no more than 3 years prior to the beginning of the Summer Program (2 years for the TOEFL and IELTS test). For the minimum scores accepted, please refer to the tables below.
  • in addition, applicants must meet the language requirements of the partner school (if any).

English Language Certification

Minimum Score accepted

CPE (Certificate Proficiency English)

C1 Pass

CAE (Certificate Advanced English)

B2 Pass (160)

FIRST (Certificate First English)

B2 gen – C (160)

PET (Preliminary English Test)

B1 gen - A (160)

BEC VANTAGE (Business English Certificate Vantage)

B2 bus – C (160)

BEC HIGHER (Business English Certificate Higher)

B2 bus Pass (160)

BEC PRELIMINARY (Business English Certificate Preliminary)

B1 bus - A (160)


overall ≥ 5.0

no part lower than 5.0

TOEFL IBT / Home Edition


Please refer to the CONVERSION TABLES for Students enrolled in BSc Progams taught in Italian


Università Bocconi has selected a number of Partner schools from its international network which offer interesting and educationally valid Summer Programs. The following is the only list considered valid for the recognition of courses offered in the Summer Program through institutions abroad. Student can attend online, blended or in-person Summer Programs in Summer 2023.

Students can submit applications for other alternatives that must be examined individually in advance by the Study Abroad office, before applying to the Free Mover Summer The request, accompanied by a letter of motivation and information material on the University/Program, has to be submitted through B in Touch, available on the yoU@B Diary to the Study Abroad Office.

— Copenhagen Business School (International Summer University Programme)
— ESADE (ESADE Summer School)
— HEC Paris (HEC Paris Summer School)
— King's College London (Summer Programmes)
— University of Leeds (Leeds International Summer School)
— London School of Economics (LSE Summer School)
— Maastricht University (Summer School)
— SciencesPo (SciencesPo Summer School)
— University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley Summer Sessions)
— University College London (UCL Summer School)
— The University of Warwick (Warwick Summer School)

Last modified 05/12/2023 - 15:01:38