Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

City: Milan
Language of instruction: English, Italian
  • Located in Milan, Italy's vibrant financial capital, known for its rich fashion, history, art and food cultures
  • 14 500 students
  • Bike-sharing stands on campus, many pedestrian zones in the city
  • Car-sharing and excellent transport system allow easy travel around Milan, to hiking and skiing destinations, and other cities
  • Several Master programs offered at Bocconi ranked among the top 10 of their kind in Europe and the world
  • First Italian higher-education institution to grant degrees in economics
  • Private institution, founded in 1902, that promotes equality of opportunity by subsidizing education for disadvantaged studens

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Management (UBCO)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Wide range of courses offered in English and Italian
  • Students with at least a B2 level may take Italian-taught courses (To determine your level, self-assess using this European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
  • 2 Bachelor programs are taught entirely in English: International Economics and Management; International Economics and Finance
  • 8 Master programs are taught entirely in English: Science Management; International Management; Marketing Management; Accounting, Financial Management and Control; Finance; Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment; Economic and Social Sciences; Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Open to COMM (UBCV), MGMT (UBCO) and ECON students

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September to end of December
  • Semester 2: Mid February to Early June


  • Arrangements can be made for students wishing to attend Term 1 only and return to UBC in time for January term
  • Housing and course selection in higher demand and more limited in Term 1 - Students are encouraged to consider applying for Term 2 exchange
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

18, pass

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Incoming exchange students have option to choose courses from every degree course, department and year
  • Undergraduate students only permitted to select courses at undergraduate level (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx)
  • Graduate students may select courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels (courses 20xxx and 50xxx)

Full course load information

  • Exchange students may take 2-5 courses per term
  • Usual workload per semester is 4 courses

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: COMM 3rd
Partner course code: 30380
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-27
UBC course: COMM 464
Partner course code: 30498
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-10

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Introduction to the Legal System - Mod 1
Partner course code: 30047
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-30
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Partner course code: 30444
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-26
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Strongly recommended that students complete the application as soon as they receive Pin and Password from host institution
  • Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO