Master of Science Programs 2020/21 AY

Selection process

International Applicants


For the 2020/21 AY five selection rounds are available for International candidates. The slots for the most sought after programs and the majority of scholarships are likely to be allocated in the early rounds.
If you are not admitted during the first selection round you will be able to review your application with Bocconi Admissions Office and the re-apply.

Exchange students: in addition, International applicants who also completed an Exchange program at Bocconi have two dedicated selection rounds. Check the dedicated webpage for detailed information on the specific selection criteria.


In the 5 selection rounds, International candidates are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on 3 compulsory elements of evaluation (applications will not be evaluated if any of the 3 following elements is missing)

  1. Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test *

    The aptitude test scores provide a fair and objective way to compare applications.
    Bocconi requires only the total score (verbal and quantitative sections) of the GMAT or GRE *(online version accepted)
    No particular scores are required to participate to the selections.

  2. Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program

    The undergraduate GPA and transcripts are an indication of the applicant's previous academic performance. No particular scores are required to participate to the selections.

  3. Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement

    The Director of the Master of Science program will evaluate the various documents and information included in the dossier and verify the applicant's overall profile, experience and knowledge.

Additional elements of evaluation

You can also upload a personal "INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES VIDEO PRESENTATION" on the Kira Talent Platform.

CEMS MIM, CHINA MIM, ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degrees

Further elements of evaluation are required (a personal statement and a COMPULSORY video presentation) for applicants to the CEMS MIM and/or CHINA MIM and/or ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degree international programs, which strongly weighs qualitative/motivational aspects. Check the link at the bottom of this page for detailed information.

English language requirements

For selection purposes, English certifications are not required, BUT, in case of admission, a valid English language requirement MUST be provided by the enrollment deadline and in any case by the end of June 2020.
We invite candidates to check here the English language requirements needed in case of admission.


In order to participate in the selection it is necessary to submit an online application through the My Application portal (further information in the link area).
For every submitted application an application fee of €100 is compulsory.


All applicants may select up to 5 programs in the Bocconi application. More information on Programs choice

Bocconi and Sciences Po
Bocconi double degree and POLIMIBocconi Cyber Risk and Strategy and Governance Joint Degree

Applicants interested in applying for these programs will need to submit the relevant specific programs’ online application. See the Focus on Area.

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