Bocconi University


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Università Bocconi is considered one of Europe’s leading educational institutions in Economics, Management, Finance and Law. Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. The University is ranked 27th in the world for business and economics.

For many generations, Milan has been the birthplace of vibrant new ideas about fashion, art, industry and finance. Italy's financial capital is a blend of history and modernity, towering structures and picturesque parks, exclusive performances and free concerts and events. Students love taking advantage of the Milanese custom of aperitivo.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester August–December

View the Bocconi academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Bocconi has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • B Commerce/Business Management
    Semester 2, 2018
    My semester abroad in Milan has been the most memorable part of my studies so far!
  • B Advanced Finance & Economics
    Semester 2, 2018
    Exchange opened my eyes to what's out there. We live on a. beautiful planet, and there is a lot out there to explore, so go and do it!
  • Bachelor of Business Management/Information Technology
    Semester 1, 2018
    Enjoy an authentic Italian experience in a city full of character. Just do it.

Full-time study load

5 courses per semester at Bocconi is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Bocconi.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Bocconi course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Human resources
Business administration
Human resources

Course restrictions

Undergraduate students can only take undergraduate courses (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx).

Postgraduate students can choose from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses (20xxx and 50xxx).

Additional academic information

Bocconi has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Exchange students can apply for accommodation in Bocconi dorms through the ISD Housing Office when completing the online application for the exchange program.

Cost of living

In order to get an idea of the financial effort required to live in Milan for exchange students, Bocconi has compiled a list of the average costs of general items and expenses for students.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

 In order to get a Permit of Stay, you will be asked to prove that you are covered by adequate health insurance for the cost of medical cares for the entire duration of your stay in Italy.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Bocconi provide some visa and immigration advice for exchange students.

Contact the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.