Bocconi University

The GO LSE exchange with Bocconi University is offered as part of the CIVICA Engage Track.


Università Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law, with a student body numbering at around 13,500.

Milan is one of Italy's most vibrant and exciting cities. The streets of the city blend the old - the relics of the former Roman empire - with the new - towering skyscrapers in the city's business district. Traditionally known for its high fashion and art scene, the city has also become one of Europe's most important financial hubs.

You can read more about Milan on the Bocconi website.

Academic Information

Bocconi offers courses across eight departments: AccountingEconomicsFinanceManagement and TechnologyMarketingDecision SciencesLegal StudiesDepartment of Social and Political Sciences.

Course are available in English and Italian. Visit Bocconi's educational offer webpage to browse available courses.

As GO LSE students at Bocconi will be part of the CIVICA Engage track, they will be expected to take an Engage course as part of their programme.

The Bocconi exchange is additional to the requirements of your LSE degree. Having completed the year at Bocconi, you will then return to LSE to study the final year of your programme. Your year overseas will not count towards your final degree classification at LSE, but you will be issued with a separate Bocconi transcript providing details of your results.

For more information, visit Bocconi's academic calendar.


Students are eligible to apply for central university housing at Bocconi. Previously, exchange students were only permitted to apply for a single room (bathroom shared with another student of the same gender) in the Arcobaleno Residence Hall.

Further information can be found on Bocconi's housing webpage.


The scheme is open to all second year LSE undergraduate students (or third year BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics students) who have been accepted onto the CIVICA Engage Track. Generally we require applicants to have passed all of their first year exams (without resits) and to have achieved a 2:1 average across their courses.

Fees, Living Costs and Financial Support

Tuition fees

GO LSE students are not required to pay any tuition fees to Bocconi to participate in the exchange. Instead, you will continue to pay tuition fees directly to LSE. Your tuition fee while studying abroad is significantly reduced as compared to when you are on campus. For further information, please visit our fees and funding webpage

Living costs

The estimated cost of living in Milan ranges from between €900 and €1,200 (or between £750 and £1,000) per month. This will cover your housing, meals, books, and personal costs, but flights and adminstrative costs are not accounted for.

Visit Bocconi's estimated costs webpage for more information.

Financial support

Please visit our fees and funding webpage for further information.

Travel, Health Insurance and Visas


GO LSE exchange students are expected to make their own travel arrangements. If you are eligible for Student Finance, you may be able to recoup part of the cost of up to three return journeys between your home and your host institution.

GO LSE exchange students will be covered under LSE's Travel Insurance policy, following completion of the necessary risk assessment document.

Health Insurance

Though LSE Travel Insurance will cover emergency treatment, it won’t cover regular services. For this you will need a Tessera Sanitaria (Health Insurance Card). The expected annual cost for students is €149.77.

Further information can be found here.


Non-EU students (including British citizens) will need to apply for a long-stay student visa to study in Italy. Citizens of European Union countries do not need a visa to study in Italy.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this opportunity, you must have been accepted onto the CIVICA Engage Track. You can apply to the CIVICA Engage Track here. The deadline for applications was 28th October 2022.

For more information, please contact Global Opportuniies LSE

For up-to-date information, please check this page regularly.