All the requirements to join MAMA

To ensure the highest quality of learning, we require that both you and the other participants have a strong educational background and a certain level of professional experience. Therefore, the participation requirements and selection criteria for MAMA are rigorous and demanding.


You must meet the following criteria:

  • A university degree in any discipline - with preference for candidates with a background in the Humanities or any Social Sciences
  • Two years professional experience with an international profile
  • Fluency in English. If English is not your mother tongue, you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CAE result



Tuition Waiver Application Deadlines
Round 1: 29 February 2024
Round 2: 15 April 2024
Round 3: 30 May 2024

Application Deadline
30 May 2024

We invite you to apply on time



What we need from you

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 120 admissions fee (payment to be processed through the online application)

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents online. 

The application deadline is 30 May 2024


Kindly notice the application portal is an independent system, therefore your SDA Bocconi website ( credentials are not to be used. Please proceed with a new registration.


Only submitted applications will be considered for the selection process. Applicants may verify the status of their application and documentation on the application platform. Documents can be uploaded after submitting your application.

Official/original or certified degree certificate/transcript should be uploaded through MyApplication portal and then provided to the Admissions office.Original documents can also be sent directly by the candidate’s University to

If you have not received any information 4 weeks after sending your application, you should contact the MAMA Admissions Service. 


For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service.

+39 02 5836 3228/3215

Admission Process

The selection process begins in November 2023. The application is available exclusively online.

You may verify the arrival of your application and confirm that all the documentation has been received through our application website.
Applications are examined on a rolling basis. Those received well in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible. When we receive your application, we carry out a pre-selection based on the documents sent.

The Admissions Committee lets you know if you are considered suitable to proceed with the selection process.

If so, you will be required to have an interview, which may be held at SDA Bocconi in Milano or may take place remotely (via videocall). Candidates are carefully selected on the basis of an extensive review of their skills. Individual characteristics and personal interests are fundamental to give us an idea of who you are as a person.

The final result will be communicated once the application is complete, which means all documents must have been received and tests completed.

Tuition Fees

The total fee is € 28,000 to be paid in four installments

First Installment

€ 7,000
upon acceptance of your admissions to the Master Program

Second Installment

€ 7,000
by November 30, 2024

Third Installment

€ 7,000
by January 31, 2025

Fourth Installment

€ 7,000
by April 30, 2025



The fees include:
  • Teaching material
  • Courses in Italian language, with the possibility of attaining the CILS qualification of Italian language proficiency
  • MAMA Grand Tour in Italy

Participants must provide their own laptop. 


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 the MAMA students in recent years:

    - Housing: € 800 - 1500
    - Meals: € 450
    - Transports: € 100
    - Misc. Expenses: € 350

    Total: € 1,700-2,400

The Program may involve company presentations and visits to Italian cultural institutions. Those extracurricular activities (held in the period October- May) will be day trips from Milan: transportation costs are to be covered by students.

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

SDA Bocconi is making available 2 partial merit-based tuition waivers to MAMA candidates with an outstanding profile.

Scholarships/Tuition waivers are awarded by rounds on merit basis. Please apply to the scholarship/tuition waivers through your online application even though your selection process is still in progress. If you meet more than one requirement, you can apply to multiple ones.

Admission to the program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.





Jean Monnet Scholarship Program

MAMA is one of SDA Bocconi’s Master programs listed as eligible by the Jean Monnet EU scholarship scheme (JM). The JM scholarship is awarded to Turkish citizens willing to join EU universities (1-year full-time Master programs taught in English). Find more details on the JM website, where all scholarship criteria and application instructions are provided.

Loans and Funding

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:

  • Prodigy Finance  for international students and Italian students (Italian students are only eligible if they meet certain conditions: please refer to the eligibility criteria).
  • Italian Banks for residents of Italy. Loan applications to Italian Banks must be submitted by the end of month that follows your Master starting date.

Bocconi offers Support Programs for student-athletes involved in competitive sports who participate in competitions at  regional, national and international level. Find out more here

Furthermore, the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries. 
For further information, please visit the Università Bocconi website.


Funding for International Students

Recruiting & Admissions Service

A whole team of experts is here to assist you during your decision process: our recruiting people will be meeting you during our events in Italy and abroad; a team of professionals will then assess and select your profile and also guide you throughout your admissions process.

Rossana Camera

Head of Recruiting & Admissions Service

Giorgia Bava

Recruiting Coordinator

Fabrice Charlot
Priscilla Gatto
Tyler Henderson
Valentina Mardegan
Tommaso Panzavolta
Marta Tettamanti
Summer Wu
Mario Adamo
Tamara Kolundzija
Gaia Laudicina Rossi
Giusy Marchesano
Viviana Puricelli
Elena Ruffinazzi
Lorenzo Starita
International Student Care
Francesca Roveda

If you want to learn more about our International Student Care service, click here.