Founded in 1902, Università Bocconi is unquestionably Italy's most respected economics and business university. Bocconi is a private university committed to playing a strong academic and cultural role in a fully international context within the fields of economics, management, statistics and law. Ever since its foundation Bocconi has continuously provided an excellent academic background while laying stress on cultural awareness and an international perspective, as well as providing the tools necessary to succeed in the ever-changing business world.
The modern urban campus lies in the heart of the country's bustling business and finance world, and the course offerings -running from undergraduate to PhD - provides a quality response to a wide range of educational needs.
The University has approximately 14,000 students, a permanent faculty of 1,300 members and approximately 550 administrative staff. Bocconi offers a broad range of programs taught in Italian and in English by distinguished Italian and international Faculty. Classes at Bocconi offer up-to-date, quality content and interactive methods supported by excellent IT and library facilities. Lessons with highly qualified faculty and distinguished visiting professors are enriched with seminars and workshops involving members of the Italian and international business community, who inject a strong dose of practical economic reality into the course curriculum. In pursuing its ends, Bocconi has always actively upheld the ideas and principles of its founding statute: the spirit of innovation, practical interaction with the real world, intellectual freedom and rigorous national and international research.
Bocconi is located in the northern city of Milan, a metropolitan area of 3 million people. Milan is a city that brings to mind images of Fashion, Finance, Industry, Culture, Glamour, Higher Education, Internationalism and Nightlife. Milan is Italy's hub to Europe, the financial capital of the country and according to the experts the "Fashion Capital of the World". Besides all this, Milan also boasts some artistic masterpieces renowned all over the world, such as: "Duomo", world's fourth-largest church; "Cenacolo Vinciniano", Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Last Supper; "Teatro alla Scala", Milan's famous and fabulous opera house and "Castello Sforzesco", which houses a collection of modern museums that are well stocked with impressive antiquities.
Milan is a lively and cosmopolitan city in continuous evolution, with a wide choice of entertainment being available. Because of its unique location you can also reach in just a few hours the Mediterranean, the Alps and Italy's nicest lakes (Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore and Lago di Garda).
Courses in English
2017-2018 Academic Calendar
Fall: Late August- Late December
Spring Semester: January- Late July
Exchange students at Bocconi can find full details for student housing here. Arcobaleno Residence is an example of the several housing options. Arcobaleno Residence is located approximately 15-20 minutes from Bocconi campus, and a direct tram connects the two locations. Students stay in single rooms in double-occupancy apartments. All rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk and a wardrobe and have a refrigerator, air conditioning and internet access. Blankets, sheets and towels are also provided. The kitchen is a common shared space on 1st floor. There is also a laundry area in the building. A brief description of other residence halls is a located here.
The housing application will be made available to students upon nomination for the exchange.
Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult the Italian Embassy’s website for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.