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General Details

Bocconi Summer School offers a three-week study program open to motivated students enrolled or recently graduated from a Master program, as well as to student enrolled or recently graduated from a one-cycle program (second part of the program).

The program is dedicated to students from Italian and non-Italian Universities (it is not open to Bocconi students). Admission will be decided on the basis of both academic achievement and suitability for the program.

In order to apply, candidates must fill out the online application through the My Application portal. Applicants are asked to select their desired course and one alternative, allowing the Summer School Team to better allocate the available places and in case the preferred course does not reach the minimum number of requests to be activated. 
Applications must include the following elements:

  • Student records including exams passed and marks obtained during the graduate program (in Italy or abroad);
  • CV/resume and motivation (up to 500 words).

During the application, candidates will be required to declare an English language proficiency equal to or greater than the B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language). This is the minimum level required to successfully participate in coursework. Applicants are not required to upload any certificate.

Timeline First Round Second Round
Application period
30 January — 12 March
(6pm Italian time)
13 March — 23 April
(6pm Italian time)
Selection results
27 March 6 May
Enrollment and payment deadline
10 April (6pm Italian time) 15 May (6pm Italian time)


Format-Specific Details

Each course consists of 48 hours. The sessions include: 

  • teaching activities running from Monday to Friday, usually between 9:30am and 12:30pm   
  • site visits 

In addition to the above activities, students will be required to complete individual/class assignments and will have the possibility to take part in extracurricular activities, which will take place outside of the time reserved for the academic activities.

Students earn 6 credit points* upon completing the course and passing the exam (held on the last day).

*in accordance with the ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - on average 1 credit point corresponds to 25 hours of work for student; about 8 hours (but no more than 10) are spent in the classroom.

Sample schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm Lecture Lecture Lecture Company visit Lecture
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break 
2:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture     Company visit  

The Summer School participation fee includes the following: 

  • academic program (including guest speakers testimonies) and access to materials (for the duration of the program)
  • fields activities
  • extracurricular activities 
  • official certificate (electronic format)
Fee structure  
Regular fee
Bocconi Partner University reduced fee
Students enrolled in a Master program at Bocconi partner universities/schools (see list here)
Bocconi Community reduced fee
-Son/daughter of a Bocconi alumnus/a
-Son/daughter of a Bocconi staff or faculty member (non-teaching staff with permanent contracts, tenured faculty members, faculty members with tenure track, lecturers)
-Brother/sister of a current Bocconi student
-Brother/sister of another student participating in the same Summer School
Early Bird reduced fee
First round applicants
Partner/Community + Early Bird cumulative reduced fee 

For Summer School applicants whose parent has applied to SDA Bocconi Global Leaders Program a 50% reduction is available.

Refund policy 
First round enrolled students who withdraw by 3 May 2024 are eligible for a participation fee refund (with the exclusion of a €350 administrative fee, which is kept by Bocconi). A refund for second round enrolled students is not provided.

Summer School participants will have the possibility to be accommodated at Aparto Residence Giovenale, in front of the campus (limited availability). 

Room  Housing application by April 10 Housing application by May 15
Single room, with private bathroom €1,517 €1,764
Twin room, with shared bathroom (fully booked) €958 €1082