Tuition Fees

The MPA has a mandatory attendance policy for the entire Program and it is impossible to engage in professional activities during the 12 month Program.

Admission Procedure Fee: € 100 fee

Tuition Fee for the MPA 2016-2017 program

The total fee is € 28,000* to be paid in four instalments:
First Installment € 7,000 upon acceptance of admission to the Program
Second Installment € 7,000 by 21st October 2016
Third Installment € 7,000 by 27th January 2017
Fourth Installment € 7,000 by 28th April 2017


Early Bird Fee of € 25,000*:
*An “early bird fee” of € 25,000 will be granted to candidates who have been admitted and have paid the deposit fee before the 1st March 2016.
First Installment € 7,000 Non-refundable deposit payment due on registration
Second Installment € 7,000 by 21st October 2016
Third Installment € 7,000 by 27th January 2017
Fourth Installment € 4,000 by 28th April 2017 (for “early birds”)

Fees include:

  • Most teaching materials
  • Access to the School's database and facilities.

Participants must provide their own laptop.

Online Pre-Courses

Online Pre-courses are not mandatory but recommended for students who do not have a business background.

ISPSS/STATA and Quantitative Methods: Euro 1,000.

Personal Expenses

Personal expenses will vary significantly depending on each individual’s lifestyle. In general, the cost of living in Milano is comparable to that of other major European cities. We provide you with a forecast of monthly expenses as experienced by MPA students in recent years:

Housing     € 600 - 900
Meals     € 450
Transport     € 100
Misc. Expenses     € 350

€ 1,500-1,800

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

Scholarship Program “Bolashak” - 2016

Bolashak (meaning Future in Kazakh language) scholarships were initiated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to support the most talented Kazakhs in pursuing higher education at leading universities around the world. Every year the Kazakh Government selects between 1000 and 1500 Bolashak scholarship recipients for postgraduate programs (MSc, MA and PhD) on a competitive basis.

Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management are among top 200 institutions eligible to receive Bolashak scholars from Kazakhstan to study MPA program starting from 2016. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and upon enrollment to the MPA program. Bolashak scholarship covers tuition fees, book allowances, and living, travel and visa expenses and provides a monthly allowance of USD 2,000 per student.

Please refer to the new list of the eligible international universities approved by the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan, recommended for higher education, language courses provided for the winners of the scholarship and awarding of the international Bolashak scholarship for 2016; preferred specialization areas to obtain higher education under the international Bolashak scholarship scheme in 2016 are listed here.

Documents submission period to Bolashak CIP in 2016 is as below:
    •    From 11 April to 13 May 2016;
    •    From 13 June to 29 July 2016;
    •    From 15 August to 30 September 2016.
The scholarship awarding period is from 10 May 2016 to 10 January 2017.

Please note that all interested candidates will be required to submit the application for the MPA Program by the indicated deadline as well as apply to the Bolashak Program. 
For the Bolashak Scholarship Program selection criteria, timeline and more information, please refer to the Bolashak Program official website


Fulbright Award for MPA 2017-2018 Candidates

The Fulbright Program in Italy, jointly sponsored by the U.S. and Italian governments, offers grants for U.S. and Italian citizens to study abroad and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of Italy. 

The U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission and SDA Bocconi School of Management signed an agreement to establish the Fulbright Award for the 2nd edition of  the Master of Public Administration (MPA 2017-2018), starting in October 2017.

The Fulbright Award covers full tuition fee of the MPA program (€ 28,000) and living expenses including travel (€ 13,800). The deadline to apply for the Fulbright Award for MPA 2017-2018 is 11 October 2016.

Please note that all interested candidates must apply to the Fulbright Program and that only shortlisted finalists will be required to submit the application for the MPA program. Application information for the MPA 2017-2018 will be available soon.

For the Fulbright Award selection criteria, timeline and more information on the program please refer to the Fulbright Program official website.

Inps Scholarships for Italian Civil Servants - 2016

MPA has been accredited  by INPS "Gestione dipendenti pubblici" and 10 scholarships will be made available to eligible candidates. Are you an eligible candidate? Yes, if you meet all the requirements, successfully pass the MPA admissions process, and your parents are/were civil servants in the Italian Public Administration.

If this opportunity applies to you, do get in touch with us.
For further details (information is availbale only in Italian), click here.


Loans and Funding

For candidates

The School assists candidates with their search for funding by supplying the necessary documentation and encouraging them to explore all scholarship and loan possibilities. SDA Bocconi provides opportunities for low-interest loans to admitted students, thanks to agreements with partner banks.
Furthermore, the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries.


For companies and institutions

Companies and Institutions can fund training programs for their employees using Joint Inter-Professional Funds. These programs, which can be arranged by a single company or a group of companies, can be targeted at individuals or organizations, and can be specific to an industry sector or a geographical region. For further information go to the Inter-Professional Funds page.