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POLI.design: how to apply

POLI.design organizes training programs for young graduates and professionals, as well as training for companies with a specific focus on innovation. With an international perspective, POLI.design establishes partnerships with universities, schools, institutions, and companies. Here’s how to apply

For Italian students: how to apply to POLI.design

What is the difference between Specializing Masters and Executive Courses

The first and second level Specializing Masters are activated by the Politecnico di Milano also in collaboration with other universities, schools and institutions.

The teaching is entrusted to lecturers of the Politecnico di Milano and other universities as well as professionals.

Educational activities and internships too are carried out in collaboration with companies, organizations, associations and public and private institutions of the highest importance. Those who have completed the planned Master’s course and passed the final exam will be awarded a University Master’s degree by the Politecnico di Milano according to Italian ministerial decree 509/99 and obtain 60 CFU (University Training Credits), equivalent to 60 ECT.

Executive Courses are activated by POLI.design also in collaboration with other universities, schools and institutions.

The teaching is entrusted to lecturers of the Politecnico di Milano and other universities as well as professionals.

The educational activities too are carried out in collaboration with companies, organizations, associations and public and private institutions of the highest importance.

Those who have completed the expected advanced training course will receive a certificate of participation issued by POLI.design. Executive Courses can provide professional credits for Architects and Engineers.

Admission requirements for Specializing Masters and Courses

The 1st level Specializing Masters can be accessed by candidates with a Bachelor’s, Specialist / Master’s Degree, University Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree (Old System of Studies) or equivalent qualifications obtained abroad.

The second-level Masters can be accessed by candidates with a Specialized / Master’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree (Old System of Studies) or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.

The Executive Courses can be accessed by candidates with a Bachelor’s, Specialist / Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree (Old Education System) or equivalent qualifications obtained abroad, students, graduates, professionals, workers and unemployed.

We want to remind that simultaneous enrollment in different universities or different educational institutions and in different degree courses of the same school is prohibited, both in Italy and abroad.
In order to access our training courses, it is necessary to submit an application for admission.

How to submit the application for the admission to participate in a Specializing Master

If you are a candidate with a qualification obtained in Italy, to apply for admission to a Specializing Master you will be required to provide our offices with the following documents:

  • admission request;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • scan of the qualification;
  • copy of the identity document;
  • any other document that may be required by the specific Master (i.e.: portfolio, certificates of knowledge of the language, etc.).

If you are a candidate with a qualification obtained abroad, you will be required to provide our offices with the following documents:

  • application for admission;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • scan of the degree diploma obtained;
  • translation of the Degree Diploma into Italian, English, French or Spanish;
  • scan of the certificate with the exams taken;
  • translation of the certificate with the exams taken in Italian, English, French or Spanish;
  • copy of passport or copy of identity document;
  • any other document that may be required by the specific Master (i.e.: portfolio, certificates of knowledge of the language, etc.).

Only after notification of admissibility can the student start the visa application procedure and any documentation required for enrollment at the Politecnico di Milano.

How matriculation takes place

All students admitted to a Specializing Master are required to register their data on the online services page of the Politecnico di Milano and complete the enrollment at the same time as the start of the teaching activities.

How to submit the application for the admission to participate in Executive Courses

To apply for admission to a Executive Course, the following documents shall be sent:

  • admission request;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • copy of the identity document;
  • copy of the tax code;
  • any other document that may be required by the single Course (i.e.: portfolio, certificates of knowledge of the language, etc.);
  • copy of the entry visa and residence permit (non-EU students only), if required.

How the admission test for a Master takes place

Admission to the Specializing Master consists of a verification of:
1. FORMAL ACCESS REQUIREMENTS;
2. ATTITUDINAL REQUIREMENTS.

1. FORMAL ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
The main formal entry requirement is the previous qualification. Below is a summary of the admission titles for each course:

  • The first level Specializing Master is awarded at the end of courses that can be accessed with a three-year degree, a Specialist / Master’s degree, a university diploma, a degree diploma (Italian old system) or a qualification obtained abroad considered equivalent in the respective academic system.
  • The second level Specializing Master is issued at the end of courses that can be accessed with a Specialized / Master’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree (Italian old system) or a qualification obtained abroad considered equivalent in the respective academic system.

2. ATTITUDINAL REQUIREMENTS
The Commission of the Master Course establishes the requirements and procedures for the aptitude selection. Such requirements are added to the summary of the documentation required during the admission phase and provided for by the Rector’s Decree.
The aptitude selection can consist of:

  • Evaluation of training and / or professional credentials;
  • Portfolio assessment (if applicable);
  • Admission interview (if required);
  • Test (if required).

How does take place the admission test for Executive Courses

Admission to Executive Courses is substantiated by a verification of the ATTITUDINAL REQUIREMENTS.

The Commission of the Course establishes the requirements and procedures for the aptitude selection. The aptitude selection can consist of:

  • Evaluation of training and / or professional credentials;
  • Portfolio assessment (if applicable);
  • Admission interview (if required);
  • Test (if required).

Result of the request

Once the admission test for both Masters and Executive Courses has been passed, POLI.design will notify you of the outcome of the assessment.
You will then be able to access your personal area, where you will find the admission confirmation together with the instructions to follow to confirm your registration.
POLI.design will verify the uploaded registration documents and the relative payment receipt.
Always within your personal area, you will be notified on the progress of your request.

For students abroad

We are here to help you

If you need more detailed information on your country, you can contact our local agents, who are always available to help you and provide you with directions to complete your admission application.

How to obtain a visa application

After you will have completed your enrolment in a Specializing Master, if you are a non- UE citizen you should apply for a long-term study visa.
For the application, you will have to register on the Universitaly website and then Politecnico di Milano will confirm your registration in the system and all the required data so that you may complete your application.
Please get in touch with POLI.design Education Office in order to have some tips that may be useful in the application.

Residence permit for EU students

If you are a citizen of Europe or of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, it is not necessary to apply for a residence permit. However, to reside in Italy for a period exceeding three months, it is necessary to register with the registry office of the municipality of residence, choosing one of the following methods:

A. Students who do not intend to move their residence to Italy:
To obtain a temporary residence in Italy, you must go directly to the registry office of your choice by presenting the following documents:

  • copy and original of the valid passport / identity card;
  • copy and original of the tax code;
  • copy of the certificate of enrollment in the course of study, in Italian;
  • copy and original European health card (EHIC) of the current state of belonging;
  • proof of sufficient economic resources (minimum € 5,825) provided through the Euro1 form (fill in point “” B “” only if there are dependent family members). On the form, in the part dedicated to personal data, indicate the place of residence (referring to your country of residence) and the domicile address in Milan.
    Registration in the temporary registry is valid for one year from the day of issue.

Central registry office: Municipio 1 – Citizen Services Area – Foreigners Office or Counter (take ticket “C”), via Larga 12, 20122 Milan – Opening hours: continued from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 15:30
Decentralized registry offices available at the link: https://www.comune.milano.it/servizi/sedi-anagrafiche

B. Students who intend to transfer their residence to Italy:
Please first check if there are any implications of moving your residence permanently. To proceed, you must register with the Registry office by sending an email to ServiziAlCittadino (at) postacert.comune.milano.it (e-mail Subject: APR, Name and Surname), attaching the following documents:

  • copy of an identity document;
  • copy of the tax code;
  • university enrollment certificate;
  • health insurance (European health card / module S1 / private health insurance with 1-year validity of registration / voluntary registration with the national health service);
  • proof of sufficient financial resources (minimum € 5825), provided through the Euro1 form;
  • declaration of residence provided through the self-certification of the Declaration of Residence.

Residence permit for non-EU students

If you are a non-EU citizen within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy you will have to start the procedure for issuing the residence permit. This procedure requires the compilation of a kit that you can find yourself at the post offices at the “Sportello Amico”.

The Kit must be completed and accompanied by copies of the following documents:

  • Copy of the visa and passport page with personal data;
  • copy of the health insurance payment slip; in the case of insurance purchased abroad, this must be validated by the Italian embassy of your country and translated into Italian (if it was not issued in English);
  • copy of the certification certifying the course of study to be followed, endorsed by the Italian Diplomatic / Consular Representation upon issuing the entry visa.

The updated list of required documents is available on the Immigration Portal.

At the post office you will be given a receipt certifying your application for a residence permit. You can check the status of your request on the Police website or on the immigration portal. You will also be notified via SMS about the day, time and place of the withdrawal of your residence permit. International students with a regular residence permit are authorized to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week and 1,040 hours per year.

How to obtain the tax code

How to get health insurance

All students have the right to use the Italian National Health Service (SSN), but it is still possible to choose between different private health insurance options.
In case you are in an emergency situation, you can call the free number 112 to request an ambulance or go directly to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Registration with the SSN is recommended because it gives the right to the same treatment as Italian citizens.
This includes: choosing a general practitioner, who will visit you for free and refer you to specialist doctors (dentists, orthopedists, etc.) if needed; acceptance at public or private hospitals for free or with payment of tickets at a reduced rate; free assistance from the emergency medical service, a doctor available 24 hours a day; examinations and analyzes at discounted rates (blood tests, radiological tests, etc.).

Italian courses

If you want to learn the Italian language, you can refer to the site https://milano.italianostranieri.org/#search_row_target managed by the Municipality of Milan and discover all the Italian courses organized in Milan.

Always at hand

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POLI.design offers a series of sales to promote access to its educational paths. Below, you can find all the information on active promos. Further information can be found on the Masters or Executive Courses webpages.

EARLY BIRD

The promotion for those who have clear ideas, know which educational path can enrich their future, and can’t wait to get back to the classroom.

VALUE OF THE DISCOUNT
10% discount on the participation fee for Masters and Courses to which the initiative applies.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
The promotion applies to anyone who wishes to enroll in a Master or Executive Course at POLI.design.
PROCEDURE
To take advantage of the promotion, visit the page of the educational product you want to enroll in, check that the Early Bird discount is applicable, and enroll in the Master/Course.
ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
The promotion applies to all Executive Courses and the following Masters: Brand Communication, Design for Architecture, Design for Fashion Retail, Design for Food, Design for Kids and Toys, Design the Digital Strategy, Designing for Transition, Digital Product Design, Exhibition Design, Fashion Accessories & Jewellery, Fashion Tech, Furniture Design, Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation, Premium Design Management, Sensorial Surface Design, Service Design, Strategic Design, Strategic Design for Innovation and Transformation, Transportation & Automobile Design.
DEADLINE
For information on the deadline, visit the educational path page under the ‘Admission’ tab.
CUMULABILITY
The promotion can be combined only with the “Back to School” discount and only for Master enrollment (in case of Course enrollment, the Early Bird promotion cannot be combined with the “Back to School” discount).

FAMILY SUPPORT

A chance to gift your siblings the encouragement they need to invest in their future.

VALUE OF THE DISCOUNT
50% discount on the participation fee for any Master or Executive Course.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
The discount applies to siblings of students who are currently enrolled, about to start, or have completed a POLI.design educational program within the current year.
PROCEDURE
To take advantage of the discount, include the family status certificate or a related self-certification (issued pursuant to D.P.R. no. 445 of 28.12.2000 and its subsequent amendments) with your enrollment documents.
ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
The promotion applies to all Masters and Executive Courses.
DEADLINE
To benefit from the discount, submit your application before the deadline specified on the educational product page.
CUMULABILITY
The “Family Support” discount cannot be combined with other discounts or partial exemptions.

FRIEND TO FRIEND

An opportunity to gift to a friend to make education the foundation of their growth.

VALUE OF THE DISCOUNT
A 20% reduction on the participation fee for enrolling in selected Masters and all Executive Courses.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
You can take advantage of the discount if you are friends with students enrolled in a Master/Course and intend to attend a Master/Course starting within the current or next academic year.
“Enrolled students” refers to those with an active enrollment in a Master/Course that started in the current year.
PROCEDURE

  • Enrolled students can gift the promotion to a friend by sharing the code they received from POLI.design.
  • Friends of students must provide the code at the time of enrollment in the Master/Course. It is important to verify that the chosen Master is among those eligible for the discount.

ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
The promotion applies to all Executive Courses and the following Masters: Brand Communication, Design for Architecture, Design for Fashion Retail, Design for Food, Design for Kids and Toys, Design the Digital Strategy, Designing for Transition, Exhibition Design, Fashion Accessories & Jewellery, Fashion Tech, Furniture Design, Industrial Design Engineering and Innovation, Premium Design Management, Sensorial Surface Design, Service Design, Strategic Design, Strategic Design for Innovation and Transformation, Transportation & Automobile Design.
DEADLINE
The promotional code expires when registrations for educational products of the following academic year close.
CUMULABILITY
The “Friend to Friend” discount cannot be combined with other discounts or partial exemptions.

POLI.NETWORK

A promotion designed to strengthen the bond and identity among members of the Politecnico di Milano community.

VALUE OF THE DISCOUNT
50% discount on the participation fee for any Master or Executive Course.
ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
The discount applies to: structured staff of POLI.design and members of their family unit; structured staff, research fellows, and doctoral students of Politecnico di Milano, as well as to members of their family unit.
PROCEDURE
To take advantage of the discount, include the family status certificate or a related self-certification (issued pursuant to D.P.R. no. 445 of 28.12.2000 and its subsequent amendments) with your enrollment documents.
ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
The promotion applies to all Masters and Executive Courses.
DEADLINE
To benefit from the discount, submit your application before the deadline specified on the educational product page.
CUMULABILITY
The “POLI.network” discount cannot be combined with other discounts or partial exemptions.

BACK TO SCHOOL

The discount for those who have already trusted POLI.design and Polimi, and wish to return to study and build their future.

VALUE OF THE DISCOUNT
The “Back to School” discount allows you to access a discount equal to:

  • 1,000 euros on the participation fee for any Master
  • 30% on the participation fee for any Course

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

  • The discount on Masters applies to: former POLI.design students who have completed the educational path (it is essential to be undergraduates or have at least a Bachelor’s degree); graduates from Politecnico di Milano; Bachelor’s degree candidates from Politecnico di Milano who are only missing their thesis and will complete their studies before the start date of the Master.
  • The discount on Courses applies to: former POLI.design students who have completed their educational path; students and graduates from Politecnico di Milano.

PROCEDURE
Submit the following documents during the application phase.

  • Graduates from Politecnico di Milano: a copy of the degree certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree candidates from Politecnico di Milano: a copy of the self-certification stating that they are candidates only missing their thesis; a copy of the transcript
  • Former POLI.design students: a copy of the self-certification stating the name of the educational program and the year it was attended

ELIGIBLE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS
The promotion applies to all Masters and Executive Courses.
DEADLINE
To benefit from the discount, submit your application before the deadline specified on the educational product page.
CUMULABILITY

  • The 1,000 euro discount on the Master participation fee can only be combined with the Early Bird promotion.
  • The 50% discount on the Course participation fee cannot be combined with other discounts or partial exemptions.

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