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Single Courses for Visiting Students

AY 2023-24

FALL SEMESTER 202324 (September 2023 January 2024)

Bocconi University gives international students the opportunity to take courses at Bocconi on fee-paying basis.

Only students who are currently enrolled or already graduated in a University abroad can apply to the Visiting students/Free-movers program.

Each semester up to 120 incoming visiting students got accepted for this program.
Should the number of application exceeded this limit, applicants will be evaluated based on their overall profile (GPA, cv, etc.).

Students who are admitted to the program are required to take at least 2 courses per semester.

When to apply

Fall semester 2023-24
15 24 May 2023
(h.15:00 Italian time)
Admission communication from Admissions Office
(notified on MyApplication)
by 9 June 2023
Couse selection
(re-entering your online application on MyApplication)
6 12 July 2023
Beginning of the semester

6 September 2023
First week of lectures
During the first week of the semester, students can try and attend the courses they have selected
6   12 September 2023
(courses add/drop/change, enrollment form submission and fees payment)
12 14 September 2023


How to apply


  1. Register on "MyApplication" portal

  2. Fill in all the data sections and click on "submit data"
    You will be required to enter your personal data, contacts and information on your academic curriculum

  3. Download, fill in, and sign all the documents available in the "Print Area"

  4. Pay the €200.00 registration fee on the Bocconi store

  5. Scan and upload all the documents, then click on "submit application"

List of documents you need to apply:

For the application you need to have the following documents:

  • Your ID or passport (for non-EU citizens)
  • Your transcript of records: an official document issued by your home University attesting exams passed/failed, including credits and grades.
  • A passport-size picture
  • Your CV

Bocconi Store (e-Commerce)

In order to pay the registration fee, you have to use the online Bocconi Store

  • Access the Bocconi Store with the same username and password used for MyApplication;
  • Select the payment for the registration fee (€ 200.00) and upload the receipt in the dedicated section on MyApplication;

Visiting students attending both semesters will have to pay the registration fee and submit the online application twice. 

The registration fee will not be refunded, even if the applicant will withdraw from the program.

Choosing and confirming your courses

Incoming visiting students are required to inform Bocconi about their course choice in two steps:

1.COURSE SELECTION6-12 July 2023

After being admitted to the program, students can have a look at the list of courses open to incoming visiting students for the upcoming semester. 

Visiting students can have access to any of the courses available on that list, regarless their background.

In order to select their courses, students have to:

  1. Log in to MyApplication
  2. Go to the section "course choice"
  3. Select from a drop down menu as many courses as they would like to try (up to 8).
  4. Save the section (no need to re-submit your application form)

When in doubt, we suggest that students select all the courses they would like to try. Later on, they will be able to drop any course they are not willing to attend.

Once the course selection is completed, the course selection won't be editable until the enrollment phase.

PLEASE NOTE: students are required to take at least 2 courses per semester, otherwise their admission will be cancelled.

2. COURSE CONFIRMATION (12 14 September 2023)

During the first week of the semester (6 12 September) students will attend all the courses indicated in their online application, in order to make sure that their study plan suits their interest and that both the content and the schedule of each course fit their expectations. 
After that, they are required to take their final decision on their study plan for the semester, before enrolling.

During the enrollment (12 14 September) students will need to confirm their course choice, based on the first week they've spent at Bocconi.
They can add/drop/change their courses, but in the end they will need to confirm at least 2 courses for their semester.

After the enrollment period, no further changes will be allowed.

For this reason, it is mandatory to double-check the class timetable and exam schedule of the courses selected before confirming your choice, in order to avoid possible overlaps.

Exam dates can't be changed or postponed, so your decision has to take this into consideration


In order to complete their enrollment, applicants need to log in to MyApplication portal from 12 to 14 September in order to:

  • Confirm their course choice
    After attending their courses in the first week of the semester, students should take their final decision.
    It's their opportunity to add/drop/change courses in their study plan.
    After the deadline, students won't have the chance to change their study plan anymore.

  • Pay the course fees through the Bocconi Store: according to the amount of credits for the courses selected
    • Select "single courses" and add the number of credits according to the courses you have chosen (€ 170.00 for each credit).
    • Save and print the receipts of payment.
    • Upload the receipt of payment on MyApplication

  • Download, sign and upload the enrollment form

Enrollment applications will be reviewed in the following days.

Students will receive a feedback from the Admissions Office on MyApplication regarding the completion of their enrollment process by the end of September.

PLEASE NOTE: students who will not have confirmed at least 2 courses for their semester will have their enrollment cancelled.

Other information

If you need a document from Bocconi University attesting that you have applied for/are enrolled in this program, please contact single.courses@unibocconi.it.

Please note that Bocconi University will not sign any Learning agreement, as there is no partnership/ bilateral agreement with other University or institutions for this program.

To get a insight of our campus before your arrival, you can watch this video: Explore the Bocconi campus with a student ambassador


Get your Visa and Permit of stay

All non-EU visiting students are required to apply for a Student Visa before coming to Italy.

Please note that you must apply through Universitaly before booking an appointment to your local Consulate/Embassy to get your visa (more info on the link below).

To learn more about visa application deadlines and requirements and how to obtain a  check http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

Also, once in Italy, all Non-EU students will have to obtain a "Permesso di Soggiorno" (Permit of Stay). 

Check the information for student visa and permit of stay application before starting your semester at Bocconi!

Get your tax code

The Tax Code / Fiscal code / Codice Fiscale is a code made of letters and numbers that  provides a means of identification of foreign citizens in their relations with public authorities and other administrations. It is required for private contracts, money tranfers, etc.

For individuals, it is calculated on the basis of personal data (name, surname, date of birth, sex, and is made up of an expression of 16 alphanumeric characters. It looks like this: MLNYSE17A41F205U

It is free to obtain and it is valid for a lifetime. 

If you are in your home country and need to obtain the tax identification number, you can apply for it to the Italian consular authorities in your Country of residence.

If you are alredy in Italy, the Tax Code / Codice Fiscale can be requested to the nearest Revenue Agency / Agenzia delle entrate office.The request can be done by email by attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the tax code number will be returned the same way (via email)

You can find useful information on this YesMilano webpage or on the Italian Revenue Agency website.

When in Milan

Here are the activities organized for incoming visiting students for Fall 2023.

  • 28 August 11:30am 12:30am
    YesMilano workshop on Italian tax code

  • 30 August 1pm — 3pm
    YesMilano workshop on Italian health system and Milan's public transportation

  • 1 September 12:00am — 3pm
    YesMilano workshop on Italian tax code, health system and Milan's public transportation

  • 4 September 11:00am — 12:00am
    Campus tour

  • 5 September 11:00am — 12:30am
    Welcome session
    Bocconi staff will give you sime insights on life at Bocconi (student associations, extra-curricular activities, events, etc.) and useful information on how to register attendance in class, sign up for exams, use your e-learning tools, etc. 

  • 7 September 6:00pm — 7:00pm
    Campus tour

To get an insider look at the Bocconi campus, you can also sign up for one of the campus tours with our student ambassadors, that will take place at the beginning of the semester.

Also, in September, our student associations usually organize a number of events and activities to welcome students on campus. It's your opportunity to get to know more the Bocconi campus and Milan and become part of our community!



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