University of Milan


The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which – with 9 faculties, 69 departments and a teaching staff of 2,500 professors – is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields. It is one of the top universities in Italy.

The University of Milan was founded in 1924, uniting two institutions that boasted a great tradition of medical, scientific and humanistic studies: the Accademia Scientifico-Letteraria (Scientific-Literary Academy), active since 1861, and the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (Clinical Specialisation Institutes), established in 1906. The University has grown to become a leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific research, with approximately 65,000 enrolled students.

The University of Milan is characterised by the marked multidisciplinary nature of its teaching and research programmes, which have developed in three major areas: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Medicine and Healthcare; Science. The University of Milan was one of the institutions that helped to found LERU, the League of European Research Universities, and is the only Italian University to be a member of the organisation

The University has 9 faculties, which offer a total of 137 bachelor (3 years) and master (2 years) programmes, and 69 departments.

Degree Courses Available Through English


Overview of the Town or City

Milan is unabashedly urban. Its urban population is approaching 4.5m, making it the largest city in Italy and the fifth largest in the EU. The city is one of Europe’s main transportation and industrial hubs, and Milan one of EUs the most influential centres for business and science.

The city is renowned for its fashion houses and shops and has a rich cultural and architectural heritage. Of course, Milan has a vibrant nightlife. Its early evening “Happy Hour”  fills hotels, restaurants and clubs are filled with people taking an aperitivo, usually a light snack and a drink, after which, the traditional Italian “passeggiata” is held, which is a social event in which some people promenade the streets, chatting with friends or window shopping. From there the nights stretch into the small hours with a bewildering range of dance and music.

Milan is not far from Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, the Alps, the Ligurian Sea (90 minutes away) and Venice (a 2 ½ hour train journey).

From  €685 – €3800 pa [ linked to family income]

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