language English
type Full-time
intake September 2019
length 12 months
location Milan
tuition fee € 34,000
university requirements 3 years Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS)

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MIP Financial Aid Program

MIP’s International Full-Time MBA is made more accessible to deserving candidates through our Financial Aid Program

Every year, MIP and its collaborators award financial assistance to International Full-Time MBA candidates, ranging from merit-based tuition fee contributions to company scholarships.

The tuition fee for the 2019 intake is € 34,000

Company Sponsorships of € 5,000 are available to all candidates, funded by MBA Partner Companies

Candidates should indicate in the application form if they would like to apply for financial aid at the time of application. Later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

How does the Financial Aid Program work?

To be considered for any financial aid, please first submit your application online and tick the option that you are interested in MIP financial aid. You will then be provided with the Financial Aid Request Form, to be completed and included in the online application. Financial Assistance and Tuition Fee Contributions are mostly merit-based and priority is given to early applications.

Below, you will find the current financial aid opportunities available. More tuition fee contributions may be added in the upcoming weeks.

If you are sponsored by your company, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it for further details.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more!  

N.B. The criteria for provision of tuition fee contributions may change from year to year and are at the school’s discretion. In order to apply for these, students must fill in all of the application form, including the financial aid section.

Awarded by MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, this scholarship worth EUR 13.500 (gross) is offered to one outstanding 2018/19 MBA candidate.

The scholarship is named after Gianluca Spina, who was the Dean of MIP Graduate School of Business and Full Professor in Business Management and Supply Chain Management at the Department of Management Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Candidates are chosen by a University-wide selection Committee.

1. Beneficiaries and Requirements
In order to apply for this scholarship, candidates with an outstanding personal, academic and professional background are asked to present the following documentation:
• Application Form
• GMAT with a minimum score of 600 (or GRE equivalent)
• TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE certificates
• Relevant letters of reference
• Admission to the 2018/19 MBA Programme and payment of corresponding admission fees
• A 2000 word essay on the innovative potential of digital technologies in the field of smart manufacturing and supply chains, focusing on the impact that these technologies have on production and supply chain processes, as well as on work content and work organisation.

2. Incompatibility and Loss of Scholarship
This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships, awards and/or financial support for specialisation courses offered by public or private bodies and/or companies, as long as the total amount does not exceed the total amount of the tuition fees.
The beneficiary must self-certify that this total sum is not exceeded.
The beneficiary must comply with this condition for the whole duration of the MBA programme.
In order to retain their rights to the scholarship, beneficiaries of a financial grant awarded on the basis of merit will be expected to maintain good academic performance throughout the MBA programme, according to minimum standards set by the School. The right to the scholarship is subject to the participant duly completing their 2018/19 MBA programme.

3. Submitting the Application and Outcome
Participants must send their application by e-mail to infomasters@mip.polimi.it, with MBA SCHOLARSHIP SPINA 2018/19 written in the subject line, no later than April 30th 2018
Only completed applications delivered within the due date will be submitted to the Committee.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• academic and professional record,
• results of the MBA selection process,
• assessment of their written essay
The successful candidate will be notified formally by the Committee by letter no later than May 30th 2018.
The scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Committee, whose decision is final and cannot be appealed against.
Several unsuccessful applicants may be placed on a waiting list and be reconsidered, at the discretion of the Committee, if the candidate who was awarded the scholarship withdraws his or her application.

4. Project Activities
The recipient of the scholarship is expected to carry out a project assigned by the Director of the MBA Programme, in agreement with the MBA Faculty.

5. Acceptance of the conditions
By applying to this scholarship and accepting the ensuing award, candidates fully agree to the conditions contained herein.
Under penalty of the immediate withdrawal of their scholarship, the successful candidate must confirm that they are enrolled on the MBA programme for 2018/19, as well as formally accepting all scholarship conditions by informing the Admissions Office within the deadline indicated in the letter confirming that he/she has been awarded the scholarship.

General Country-based aid

MIP offers contributions of up to 50% of the tuition fee in order to promote international diversity within the class and to provide assistance to talented individuals from underrepresented countries.

There are also other country-based possibilities of financial support from outside MIP as below:

Deutsche Bildung.
The alternative to a student loan.

As a social business, Deutsche Bildung supports German students since 2007. Monthly as well as single and returning payments guarantee a completely flexible financing of almost all programs and subjects in Germany and abroad. Additionally, the extra-curricular-program WissenPlus focuses on the improvement of important social and professional competencies. The repayment is income-linked: students pay back a fixed percentage of their future income over a certain period of time once they have entered their first job successfully. The online-application is possible throughout the whole year at www.deutsche-bildung.de.

Talentia Fellowship

MIP Politecnico di Milano has recently entered in the TALENTIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM with its International MBA program. Through this cooperation with Agencia Andalusa del Conocimiento, MIP guarantees a discount of 30% of the tuition fee to the recipient, while the TALENTIA fellowship program will make a further financial contribution at their discretion. 

In addition to MIP's admissions criteria, eligible candidates must have:

  • Citizenship from a European Union member State
  • A connection with Andalusia by birth, residence, work, university or blood
  • An EU undergraduate degree
  • Graduated within 10 years before the application
  • Receipt of proof of application/admission to a university of international prestige

Expat Tuition Fee Contribution

MIP is offering up to 2 MIP contributions to international candidates already living, working or studying in Italy.

The contribution starts at 20% of the tuition fee and each candidate will have the possibility to increase this discount depending on the quality of their application, previous work experience and GMAT score. 

The selection criteria for the MBA is relevant to applicants of this contribution.

Global Leadership Contribution

Candidates holding international work experience and working outside their home country at the time of application can apply for tuition fee waivers up to 25% of the MBA tuition fee. 

Sponsorships from Italian Regions and Provinces to Italian Citizens

Thanks to MIP's MBA programme being recognized as a University Master Degree, our Italian students have access to sponsorships made available by Italian Regions and Provinces. Sponsorships are merit-based and need-based. Please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it for more information on sponsorships for Italian citizens. 

MIP Regional Tuition Fee Contribution 

Tuition fee contributions are available for meritorious candidates from the following regions:

  • Northern Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Scandinavia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Central Asia
  • South-East Asia (except India and China)
  • Central America

The tuition fee contribution is needs-based and can cover up to 50% of the tuition fee. The number of scholarships is limited and the contribution will be given out on a rolling basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it for more information. 

MIP offers a tuition fee waiver of up to 50% to MBA candidates on a merit- or needs-basis. The receiver of the waiver will support MIP offices (e.g. the Career Development Office, the International Students Office or the school blog #growingleader) in their activities. The student will receive weekly tasks for a period of 3 to 8 months and will be expected to dedicate up to 4 hours per week to the assistantship.

The waiver will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis to suitable candidates.

For further information on how to apply to this waiver, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it

Applicants to the program also have the opportunity to participate in competitions and the winners are awarded contributions towards the program tuition fee.


After last year's success of the MIP4Women competition, we are proud to announce the relaunch of this initiative for the 2018 intake. Our goal is to continue to encourage female participation in our International MBA and to foster a culture of women in management.

Partake in the MIP FOR WOMEN competition and you could be awarded:

  • A first place grant of €8,000 (1 waiver available)
  • A second place grant of €6,500 (2 waivers available)
  • A third place grant €5,000 (3 waivers available)

To be eligible for this competition, you must meet the admissions requirements and write a small passage (no more than 500 words) on the following topic:

Women have always had to fight twice. 
They have always had to carry two burdens, the private and the social. 
Women are the spine of society.

Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize

Describe the biggest challenge you have experienced in your professional or private life as a woman (max 500 words).

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their application and profile (motivational interview, work experience, financial needs, education history) as well as the essay submitted.

The MIP4women scholarships are awarded to meritorious candidates on a first-come first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.



A 5,000€ tuition fee contribution is granted to two International Full Time MBA students who will become the assistants to an IBM tutor and provide support on an assigned project on BIG DATA. Furthermore, these students will carry out their 3-month full time Project Work at IBM Italy.

To run for this scholarship, applicants need to write a short essay (1-2 pages) on the topic "Why has Big Data become so crucial in the last few years?".

Deadline: May 31st, 2018; granted to suitable candidates on a first-come first-served basis; upon availability



A 25% tuition fee contribution is granted to one International Full Time MBA student who will become the Team Coordinator of the Italian Chapter of the CleanTech Challenge.

Candidates wishing to apply for this opportunity are asked to write a short essay (between 500 and 700 words) on the following topic:

"Discuss the relevance of sustainability and renewable energies in today's world"

Deadline: March 31st, 2018; granted to suitable candidates on a first-come first-served basis; upon availability



Share your ideas for a Sustainable Innovation Project and you may be awarded a tuition fee contribution of up to 25%

The best proposal in each category will be awarded with a 25% tuition fee contribution to the International Full-time MBA Program. In your Business Plan you should outline how the idea could be implemented in such a context. 

About the Business Plan:

The competition is aimed at supporting students with interesting business ideas to achieve an MBA diploma through the offer of a contribution.

Students interested should deliver an essay of few pages (3-5) presenting:

  • a description of the Business Idea;
  • a short analysis of the Business Area aimed at individuating possible opportunities and threats;
  • a short presentation of the competitive advantage that could characterize the company;
  • a rough analysis of the expected results (sales, earnings, costs, debts, etc.).

The idea will be evaluated taking into account several parameters including: innovativeness, feasibility, possible results, would-be entrepreneur competences.


The essay should be no longer than 1,000 words with an abstract of 250 to 300 words. 

Register your interest by sending a brief description or title of your proposal plus application (if you have not already done so). 

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their application and profile (motivational interview, work experience, financial needs, education history) as well as the project submitted.

Deadline: May 31st, 2018; granted to suitable candidates on a first-come first-served basis; upon availability


QS-MIP Scholarships

If you have passed MIP’s admissions criteria and attended the QS World MBA Tour, QS World Executive MBA Tour or QS TopMBA Connect fair in the last 12 months, then you will be eligible to apply for the scholarship once you have completed the survey and written the essay requested. Click here to view more details.

  • Top Performers: Candidates from any country holding a GMAT score of 650 and above (or GRE equivalent) are eligible to run for tuition fee waivers covering up to 30% of the MBA tuition fee

  • High Performers: Candidates from any country holding a GMAT score of 600 and above (or GRE equivalent) are eligible to run for tuition fee waivers covering up to20% of the MBA tuition fee

  • Exceptional Merit: Applicants coming from emerging countries and holding a GMAT score of 650 and above (or GRE equivalent) can also apply for tuition fee waivers covering up to70% of the MBA tuition fee. In addition to filling out the Financial Aid Request Form (provided upon request) candidates will be asked to write a short essay (no more than 500 words) discussing their suitability and highlighting their achievements.


MIP Politecnico di Milano, in agreement with UniCredit S.p.A., gives international MBA students the possibility to apply for the "Unicredit ad Honorem" loan.

- Being an official participant of the MBA program and being properly enrolled at Politecnico di Milano
- Be a resident of Italy (non-EU students can elect residency in Italy after obtaining their residence permit)

For more information please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it.



Merit-based scholarships are available for alumni from various master programs of MIP and other departments of Politecnico di Milano. For information on how to apply for the alumni scholarships, please write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it