Bocconi University


Language of instruction


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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • B Business Management/Int. Hotel and Tourism Management
    Semester 2, 2019
    The most exciting and rewarding adventure to date!
  • B Business Management/Arts
    Semester 2, 2019
    The most eye-opening, fun, life changing and difficult experience of your life that you won't regret anything in the end.
  • B Business Management/Commerce
    Semester 1, 2019

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

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. 

Study areas taught in English

Human resources
Business administration
Human resources

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October 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 the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Bocconi provide some visa and immigration advice for exchange students. Including information about the "permit to stay" issued by the local police department. 

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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.