All the Requirements to Join the MCF

The MCF admission process is rigorous and designed not only to determine whether you are qualified for the MCF program, but also whether the program will meet your expectations and career goals. The selection process is based on an overall analysis of various factors including skills, talents, and formal pre-requisites.


You are required to have:

  • A university degree in any discipline
  • Fluency in English
  • GMAT/GRE or SDA test
  • An interview with the program director
  • Around 2 years’ working experience

What We Need from You

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 120 admissions fee (using the special form within the application form)

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents to the “Documents” section of your online application.

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.

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


SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MCF

Tel +39 02 5836 3115

Admission Process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English. The selection process begins on 16th October 2023.

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 you 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 Milan or remotely (by phone or Microsoft Teams). This will allow you to show that you have the essential skills, talents, and motivations that are essential to getting the most out of our MCF program.

The final result will be communicated once the application is complete, which means all documents must have been received and tests completed. You will receive a formal letter from Admissions Service (results are never communicated via telephone). The selection process will yield one of the following results:

  • Admission: If you are accepted, alongside the official admission notice you will receive a participation contract.
    If all available places are occupied, the school may decide to put you on a waiting list or offer you admission for the following year.
    Admission to the program is valid for the year the application is submitted. However, you can request deferment to the following year, but approval of deferment is on a case-by-case decision by the Admissions Committee.


  • Non-Admission: Admission to the program is highly selective. The selection process assesses the profile of the individual candidate while taking into account the composition of the MCF class, which must be consistent with the quality and diversity the School requires. While we are aware of the deep commitment all candidates must make to go through the selection process, the school does not provide further clarifications to non-admitted candidates.

Tuition Fees

The total fee for the MCF 2024-2025 program is € 36,000 to be paid in four installments

First Installment

€ 9,000
on acceptance of admission offer

Second Installment

€ 9,000
by 02 January 2025

Third Installment

€ 9,000
by 28 February 2025

Fourth Installment

€ 9,000
by 30 April 2025


The total fee for the MCF - Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) 2024-2025 program at Fordham New York University is € 50,480* to be paid in five installments.

First Installment

€ 9,000
on acceptance of admission offer

Second Installment

€ 9,000
by 02 january 2025

Third Installment

€ 9,000
by 28 February 2025

Fourth Installment

€ 9,000
by 30 April 2025

Fifth Installment

€ 14,480*
upon receipt of the invoice

*Price subject to change according to Fordham University (tbc)


The fees include:

  • Most teaching material (although some texts must be purchased separately)
  • Access to SDA Bocconi’s facilities and database

Personal expenses will vary significantly depending on each individual's lifestyle. In general, the cost of living in Milan is comparable to that of other major European cities. We aim to provide you with an accurate expectation of monthly expenses based on information provided by MCF students in recent years:

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

    Total: € 1,700 - 2,400

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Each year, SDA Bocconi School of Management offers multiple scholarships and tuition waivers. These are awarded on the basis of merit to candidates with an outstanding profile.

SDA Bocconi School of Management makes available 10 partial merit-based tuition waivers to 2024-2025 candidates with an outstanding profile.

Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Analysis of the requirements indicated in the specific notice of competition
  • Analysis of academic and professional records
  • Results of the MCF selection process

To be eligible for a tuition waiver, applicants must:

  • Have sent the application to the MCF 2024-2025
  • Look at the pre-requisites for the tuition waiver
  • Flag the tuition waiver option through MyApplication by the deadline indicated

The tuition waivers will be awarded during the selection process and no later than the starting date of the MCF 2024-2025 Program.

You can apply to the scholarship/ tuition waivers even though your selection process is still in progress.

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

If you meet more than one requirement, you can apply to multiple scholarhsips/ tuition waivers.


Tuition Waivers MCF 2024-2025 Edition


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.

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