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
I ROUND by 31 January 2018 7 February 2018
II ROUND 1 February – 4 April 2018 11 April 2018
III ROUND 5 April – 14 June 2018 21 June 2018
IV ROUND 15 June – 4 September 2018 7 September 2018

The admissions 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:

Download the Guidelines for the Online Application >