Application process

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a I level Master program, following Bocconi University's application procedure. The MPA program application is open to:

  • Graduates in any discipline with three-year or higher degree received from an Italian or foreign University
  • With an International profile and at least two years professional experience
  • With Fluency in the English language


Application Round Online Application
Results due by
Enrollment starting from
End of Enrollment Period
I ROUND 30 November 2016 –
22 February 2017
14 March 2017 31 March 2017
II ROUND 23 February – 15 May 2017 19 May 2017 31 May 2017
III ROUND 16 May – 21 June 2017 27 June 2017 11 July 2017
IV ROUND 22 June – 31 August 2017 19 September 2017 29 September 2017
V ROUND 1 September - 14 September 2017 19 September 2017 29 September 2017

The admission process

As places fill up gradually we recommend students to submit their application as early as possible. We also recommend students in need of a visa for study purposes to apply within the first or second round of selection, considering that obtaining a visa for Italy is normally a time consuming process and visas are normally released by the competent Italian Authority during the summer.
Admission to the program depends on a rigorous selection process based on the following factors:

Online Application: apply through My Application Admissions Portal

Degree diploma and transcripts, showing type of degree, enrollment and graduation date, list of exams taken and grade point average in original language plus official translation in Italian or English together with the grading scale, indicating the minimum passing grade and maximum achievable

Two letters of reference. Reference letters must be from people who know you well, and can comment knowledgeably about your professional and/or academic background and provide a detailed evaluation of your qualifications.

Proficiency in English. All applicants must be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Candidates are required to submit an English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, CPE)

Curriculum Vitae

GRE or GMAT official test score, if available

Online Video Interview (strongly recommended, not compulsory)

Interview. After an initial review of your application, a selected number of candidates will be invited for an admissions interview. This will allow you to show that you possess the essential skills, talents and motivations that are essential to getting the most out of the MPA program. The interview will take place remotely (via webcam)

Application fee Euro 100 to be made by credit card through the PAYTOOL system.

For further clarification, please contact the Bocconi Admissions Office: