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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Katelyn Brown-Gomez Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.2 Eligibility: 2nd semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English, Italian
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Università Bocconi

Bocconi Università was the first university in Italy to grant a degree in Economics. It is considered one of Europe's leading educational instutitions in Economics, Management, Finance and Law. Many U.S. universities have Bocconi graduates on their faculty.  The University receives around 1200 international students every year from all over the world and send over 3000 of its own students to study abroad. There are over 100 courses taught in English each semester. The campus is located in the southwest part of Milan, a residential area with many student amenities. There are plans to build a brand new campus very nearby. The International Student Desk is committed to helping incoming exchange students make the most of their stay on campus. Their team will help students acclimate to the University and support them throughout their stay in Milan.


Milan is a large city but it is easy to get around thanks to the excellent public transportation. The city is divided into "corsos", or neighborhoods, and there are many interesting sites to see (the Duomo and the Opera are just two). The area around the university has stores and restaurants. The train station is centrally located and will allow students to easily travel all over Italy.

Courses & Credits

This program is limited to Economics majors and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics or Entrepreneurship minors.

Many courses at Bocconi Università are taught in English so there is no language requirement for this program, but some Italian language study is strongly recommended and available once you arrive. Students majoring in Economics and/or minoring in Entrepreneurship and PPE may take all their courses in English. Students should expect to take most of their courses in economics while in Milan.

Course selection is carried out by students online. Exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses offered in English (around 150) each semester. Undergraduate students can select courses at the undergraduate level only (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx). 

English course listings (click the course titles for basic descriptions)
Italian language courses
Academic calendar 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Students have a variety of housing options while in Milan; there are student residences as well as the possibility of getting an apartment. The International Student Desk will advise students on the various choices and give assistance upon request. It is best to get in touch with them as quickly as possible once accepted into the program as some residence rooms closer to the campus are quickly reserved. Still, Milan has an excellent pubic transportation system and many students travel by tram or metro to come to the University.

More information on housing
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

Watch Bocconi's YouTube video on Exchange Student Voices and learn more about the exchange program!

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1