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Università Bocconi

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano, Via Sarfatti 25, 20136 Milano, Italy
3.95 / 5 based on 600 reviews.
Description:
The Luigi Bocconi University, is a private university located in central Milan, Italy. It was established in 1902 as the first school in Italy to grant a university degree in economics.
Bocconi grants Bachelor, Master of Science, MBA and Ph.D. degrees. It also offers executive education and customized Masters, conducting them both in English and Italian, in addition to a range of full double degrees with international institutions at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Read more


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88% of students recommend
600 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
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4.6/5
5 stars (204)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (246)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (120)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (30)
Overall
4.4/5
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EXPENSES    
by Anna, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, Master
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Housing is just more expensive, while in Oslo you can find an apartment for 400euros and a bit pluss, I feel luckey to find a central appartment for 500euros here... Telephone was more expensive because I use a refill card here while back home I have a contract, but still the prices on calls are higher..
Food: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Travel, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Use www.secondamano.it and www.ebay.it for what it is worth!! Do you need anything from AC, matress, sofa to clothes they have it! If you need to go to IKEA, you can rent a van there, cost you about 30euros and you can use it for 2hours. Want to rent car cheap to give for short trips, www.sixti.it, 10euros per day (max100km) in a Fiat Punto!!
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by Todd, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
I was traveling much more and going out much more in Milan than in LA, so my expenses went up a bit more. But the life of an international student found many situations of frugality in travel and nightlife.
Nightlife, Travel, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Bancomat saves the day in so many places - you have no problems getting money. Setting up a bank account - that is not fun and a bit difficult. The bureaucracy in Italy can be a bit debilitating at times, but that is the way it goes. With the other parts of the lifestyle, it balances out.
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by Nyasha, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Banking, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Bank
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Euro is weaker than pound, Italy is poorer than the UK and price levels reflect that.
Telephone, Housing, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Bank loan hiccups from Bocconi scheme. If you have friends with cars, buy food from out of town hypermarkets. Also, accomodation is really expensive if you're easily lured by the convenience of Bocconi housing ads - finding housing in secondamano will be cheaper, although it may feel more isolated.
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by Olivia, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
The prices of international (non-Italian) food are higher here. Housing is much much more expensive here, and I live with my parents at home anyway.
Overall, Food, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Travel: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Open a bank account and transfer the money you think you'll need at the beginning. This will save you the costs of taking money out at the atm, which only lets you take out 250euro per atm machine per day.
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by Christoph, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, CEMS
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
nightlife and housing is definitely much more expensive in milan (rents are most expensive in all of europe) - travelled a lot, so spent more on that (train tickets are cheaper than in austria!)
Overall, Food, Travel, Nightlife, Housing, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
life in milan is expensive! buy at supermarkets outside the centre, things are considerably cheaper there
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by crisnly, Connecticut College, New London, CT, United States
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Milan was very expensive and I did not have a job while I was there.
Nightlife, Travel, Food, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
It is important to budget and keep track on how you are spending your money.It is best to shop for groceries at the Market than at grocery shops, also there is the possibility you can attain baby-sitting or dog/cat-sitting jobs.
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by Gareth, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work in Italy
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Accommodation obviously is the big expense. Nightlife can be as cheap as you want it to be - parties in houses save a lot of money! Although I don't travel much while at home, the general costs of travelling over there are cheaper.
Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Overall, Food: was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Just be prepared to deal with the bureaucracy of the Italian system!
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by laura, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Because Italy, and generally speaking Europe it's a lot more expensive than Colombia, my native country
Nightlife, Travel, Food, Overall, Housing, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Not really, Milan it's a very expensive city. The most expensive in Italy and even mor expensive than a lot more cities in Europe according to the other europeans that were on exchange with me.
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by katab, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Milan is notorious for shopping (clothes and shoes shoes shoes). There are so many things to do, places to see and people to meet that money flies. Besides, I have a very cheap flat back at home.
Housing, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Travel using the monthly card. Walk past shoe stores with your eyes closed.
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EXPENSES    
by Miia, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Everything in Milna is very expensive, and when you are on exchange you tend to do more activities than when at home, so you will end up spending quite a bit of money. Also on top of the above mentioned expensies, Milan is amazing for shopping...
Telephone, Housing, Overall, Food, Travel, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by alandoran, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
I live with my parents at home so everything is paid by them.But in general Milan was considerably more expensive.
Nightlife, Food, Overall, Housing, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Travel: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Going out is expensive.Try to save by organising parties in a friends house beforehand.Books are expensive try to photocopy them.
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EXPENSES    
by Michael Alexander, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, United States
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Naturally, I went out, and perhaps a bit more than at home. Plus, drinks typically cost at least 7 Euros so it adds up.
Housing, Overall, Nightlife, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Be weary of your institution's international currency withdrawl fees and exchange rates, and withdrawl accordingly.
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by Lena, NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Went out more, travelled more and was on exchange so had planned to spend more
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Aperitivo is a great chance to save money on ffo if you are going out at night anyway - buy a drink and eat from the buffet as much as you want.
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EXPENSES    
by Torsten, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany
Business Studies, CEMS
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
When you are on exchange, you do not only study but you also enjoy your life and that´s often a bit expensive.
Overall, Nightlife, Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Travelling by train is quite cheap in Italy. If you buy the "carta verde" you can even save 20 per cent each time.
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by eelvebo, NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, CEMS
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Overall I spent more because it was a unique opportunity to travel around Italy and experience the italian culture.
Telephone, Housing, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Nothing special, except that opening up a bank account in Italy takes a lot of time! Avoid it if possible.
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by f, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Italy is a very cheap country, especially in comparison to the UK!!!
Housing: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Food, Overall: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
I would recommend saving before going to Italy. There are so many things to do and see that it would be a shame to miss out due to financial problems.
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by Constanza, UNIVERSIDAD ARGENTINA DE LA EMPRESA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Management Science, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
In argentina the coin is four time cheaper than the euro. Besides Milan is very expensive.
Housing, Telephone, Travel, Nightlife, Food, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Financial surprises:4 months in advance rent. Cost-saving tips: go to the "mercatos". Cheap food, fruit, cleaning devices.
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by Wei, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Urban and Regional Planning, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The trains are relatively cheaper than in Holland or Germany, but the nightlife is extremely expensive...fortunately the SEN always organises free admission to cool night spots in Milano
Telephone, Housing, Overall, Food, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Travel: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Take your credit card :)
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by Mattia, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Economics, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because it was Italy, It was like an obligation to travel and visit all that beautiful places it has. And about the night life, Milan is a bit more expensive than Buenos Aires.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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EXPENSES    
by Kwei-Min, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Milan is an expensive city compared to the rest of Italy and certainly the Netherlands. My rent was double of what it is at home and supermarkets were very expensive.
Telephone, Housing, Food, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Travel: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
None
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