Politecnico di Milano

Program Details

Program Location Milan, Italy
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20204
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/12/24 to 07/27/24
Past Dates
2022-23 Academic Year 09/01/22 to 07/31/23
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Enjoy the world-class art and architecture of this storied city while earning credits toward your Purdue degree!

The Politecnica di Milano program offers students the opportunity to:     

  • Take Engineering courses in English while learning Italian language
  • Live alongside locals and form lifelong relationships
  • Explore all Milan has to offer including world renowned art, architecture, and historical sites including The Gothic Duomo di Milano and many of da Vinci’s most popular works.   

As the second largest city in Italy, Milan is a great place to live and learn. Located in northern Italy, Milan  serves as the capital of the Lombardy region and is home to more than 1.2 million residents.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Students participating in this program take graduate-level courses.  It is suitable for Purdue Engineering majors who have completed at least 5 semesters of university study at the start of the program.  Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: SLC (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English & Italian

Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS

Click here to find a list of possible courses offered in English.

Students should expect to enroll in most, if not all, courses within the same academic area and are encouraged to enroll in an Italian language course.


Politecnica di Milano offers numerous residence halls with a variety of amenities. Click here to learn more about the residence halls. 

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $3,500.00
Local Transportation $100.00
Visa $150.00
Books and Supplies $400.00
Meals $3,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.