All students, except those coming from EU countries, are required to apply for a Student Visa.
To know more about deadlines and requirements, we suggest that students check http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en. A guided procedure will help students find out whether they need to apply for a visa in their home country OR in their country of residence (eg. Chinese students studying abroad might need to apply in the country where they are studying).
VISA requirements vary for every country and Institution. The official Admission Letter, issued by Università Bocconi, is required. Remember that in order to obtain a student Visa you must show up at the Italian Consulate/Embassy.
Once in Italy, all Non-EU citizens will have to obtain a "Permesso di Soggiorno" (Permit of Stay) in order to reside in Italy for study purposes for a period longer than 3 months.