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Bocconi University Exchange

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Program sponsor: Northwestern

Piazza duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

In this exchange program, students enroll directly at Bocconi University and take classes with local or international students. Bocconi is the premier institution of business and economics in Italy. Founded in 1902 Bocconi, financially and politically independent, has played an important role in the social and economic modernization of Italy.

Students take classes in international economics, management, and finance. Northwestern students can take courses in either English or Italian, depending on their language fluency.

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Courses

Students at Bocconi University may take classes in international economics, management, and finance. Northwestern students can take courses in either English or Italian, depending on their language fluency. Find course options in Bocconi's Exchange Student Catalog.

Program Requirements

Eligibility

Open to NU students of all majors.

Language

No language requirement is needed.

Application

  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Interview for your program                                                                                                                                   All interviews must take place before the application deadline for that term.                              For the interview, please be prepared to:
    • Discuss your specific motivations for study abroad and reasons for selecting this program
    • Explain how the program and coursework aligns with your personal, academic, and/or professional interests, and
    • Ask informed follow-up questions about program details that you have reviewed on the program website
  3. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. This application will not be accessible until you are nominated by Northwestern to participate in the exchange. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

4 to 6 Northwestern units.

Housing

Students live in university residence halls in various locations in Milan. Meals are not included, so students have the option of cooking or eating at local restaurants and cafés

Host Institution

Bocconi University is the premier institution of business and economics in Italy. Founded in 1902, Bocconi is financially and politically independent. It has played an important role in the social and economic modernization of Italy. Several faculty members in Northwestern’s Economics department received their degrees from Bocconi. Bocconi is located in the beautiful city of Milan, which is known as the leading main engine of Italy's economy and home to the country's stock exchange. Bocconi has an International Student Desk to help students prepare for their time in Italy.

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $29,394

Review estimated costs for other terms on the program budget sheet.

Billed by Northwestern
  • Program fee: $18,744

Students attending exchange programs will be charged a program fee equivalent to Northwestern tuition, which covers academic fees, program administration, orientation, and GeoBlue health insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Room & board: $8,000
  • Airfare: $1,500
  • Visa fees: $150
  • Books & supplies: $200
  • Local transportation: $200
  • Personal expenses: $600

Total: $10,650

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for Northwestern exchange programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.

Program Confirmation

Once you are approved to attend an exchange program, you will need to complete a Program Confirmation form to confirm your participation. You are not required to pay a confirmation deposit, but will be charged a cancellation fee for withdrawing from the program after confirming.

Program Fee

Students participating in exchange programs will be charged a program fee equivalent to the NU tuition rate for:

  • 1 quarter for fall quarter or spring quarter exchange programs
  • 1.5 quarters for fall-winter or winter-spring exchange programs
  • 3 quarters for full-year exchange programs

The program fee includes tuition and GeoBlue health insurance. It does not include additional program-related costs, such as housing, meals, or airfare. Refer to your estimated budget sheet above for the full estimated breakdown of your expenses abroad.

Student Visa Financial Certification

If you are required to obtain a student visa, you may need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation, and contact GLO for assistance.

If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your program fee. You will not be billed for on-campus student fees, and exchange programs are exempt from the study abroad administrative fee.

It is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, including your housing. Review estimated costs on your budget sheet, linked above.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your Northwestern account.

If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.

Withdrawal & Refund Policies

If you withdraw or are dismissed from an exchange program abroad after submitting your program confirmation form, you are subject to the withdrawal & refund policies for Northwestern programs.

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