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.

Tuition Fee for the MPA 2018-2019 program

The total fee is € 28,000 to be paid in four instalments:
First Installment € 7,000 upon acceptance of admission to the Program (non-refundable)
Second Installment € 7,000 by 22nd October 2018
Third Installment € 7,000 by 28th January 2019
Fourth Installment € 7,000 by 26th April 2019

Fees include:

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

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 MPA students in recent years:

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

€ 1,500-1,800

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

Tuition Waivers for the 2018-2019 MPA edition

SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available four partialmerit-based tuition waivers up to € 10,000 to 2017-2018 MPA 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 record;
  • Results of the MPA selection process.

Admission to the MPA Program is independent of the award of any scholarship or tuition waiver.
To be eligible for a tuition waiver, applicants must:

  • Have sent the application to the 2018-2019 MPA Program
  • Look at the pre-requisites for the tuition waiver
  • Send the Tuition waiver Application Form by the indicated deadline  (even though their selection process is still in progress)


  Outstanding Profiles

> 1 Partial Tuition Waiver
> Tuition Waiver Application Form

  Chinese Candidates

> 1 Partial Tuition Waiver
> Tuition Waiver Application Form

  Women Candidates

> 1 Partial Tuition Waiver
> Tuition Waiver Application Form

MPA Scholarship Fund - Fund-Raising Initiative

The MPA Scholarship Fund is an initiative that seizes the opportunity to create a long-lasting impact through the empowerment of women from the Global South involved in policymaking.

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Inps Scholarships for Italian Civil Servants

In 2017-2018, MPA has been accredited by INPS "Gestione dipendenti pubblici".
For further details (information is availbale only in Italian), click here.

Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme

MPA is one of the SDA Bocconi Master's programs listed among the eligible programs of 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). Once the candidate is admitted to MPA, they may apply to JM scholarship directly within the deadline indicated in the JM website, where all scholarship criteria and application instructions are also provided.
More information is also available in the JM's Hosting Institution Catalogue.

 4 Inps Scholarships - 2017
MPA  has been accredited  by INPS "Gestione dipendenti pubblici" and 4 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.

Scholarship Program “Bolashak” - 2018

Documents submission period to Bolashak CIP in 2018 will be available later in 2018. For more information please refer to the Bolashak Program official website.

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. 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 2017; preferred specialization areas to obtain higher education under the international Bolashak scholarship scheme in 2017 are listed here.

Documents submission period to Bolashak CIP in 2018 will be available later in 2018. For more information and for 2018 application dates to the Bolashak international scholarship, please refer to the Bolashak Program official website

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 2018-2019 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. 

In 2015 the U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission and SDA Bocconi School of Management signed an agreement to establish the Fulbright Award for the MPA program, Master of Public Administration (Editions 2016, 2017 and 2018), starting in October each year.

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 2018-2019 expired. The new deadline for MPA 2019-2020 will be available later in 2018.

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.

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


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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.