Italy – Politecnico di Milano Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 
Undergraduate

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
17 weeks / term

Locations

Locations: 

OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
English
Italian
*Foreign Language Skills are not Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Program Dates: 
Academic Year:  late September – late June
Spring semester:  early March – late June

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines: 
AC Year-February 15
Spring-October 1

Location Information

LOCATION

This university is located in Milán, Italy. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

HOST INSTITUTION

The Politecnico di Milano was established in 1863 by a group of scholars and entrepreneurs belonging to prominent Milanese families. Its most eminent professors over the years have included the mathematician Francesco Brioschi (its first Director), Luigi Cremona, and Giulio Natta (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963). The Politecnico di Milano is now ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design, and in many disciplines is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide

In Italy the term "Politecnico" means a state university consisting only of study programmes in Engineering and Architecture. The Politecnico di Milano is nowadays organized in 16 departments and a network of 9 Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design spread over 7 campuses over the Lombardy region with a central administration and management. The 9 schools are devoted to education whereas the 16 departments are devoted to research.

The educational policy of the Politecnico di Milano consists in offering different curricula tailored to the needs of its territory, which is considered one of most developed industrial areas in Europe.

The number of students enrolled in all campuses is approximately 40,000, which makes the Politecnico di Milano the largest institution in Italy for Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design.

HOUSING

  • residence halls
  • private accommodation (rooms/flats)

MEALS

  • no meal plan
  • on campus restaurants/canteens are available

For more information, click here and here.

Eligibility

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

The subjects listed above have undergraduate courses taught in English. If you speak fluent Italian, you are welcome to take classes in the other undergraduate subject areas offered by the Politecnico.

Note that the CompE courses are taught at the Como campus while the ME courses are taught in Milano.  To see the general course catalog, click here

Free Italian language courses are offered to interested students: click here.

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

 

 

 

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM

1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM

Politecnico di Milano Grade = US Grade
28-30 = A
24-27 = B
21-23 = C
18-20 = D
<18 = F

 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
$4,501
Out-of-state Tuition: 
$4,751

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
$1,196
Books and Supplies: 
$250

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 
$750

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
$1,500
Room and Board: 
$6,000

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 
$165

In-state Total

In-state Total: 
$14,362

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
$14,612
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.

DON"T FORGET TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Additional Financial Information

The currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR). Exchange rates fluctuate, so check the newspaper or click here for the most current rates.

 

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    Please consult the web site of the Italian Embassy for more information on obtaining a visa: click here.

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.