University of Milan


University of Milano-Bicocca is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Geosciences in Milano, Italy.


Student experiences

General information

General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar


The first semester starts on the 1st October - ends in January

The second semester starts on the 1st March - ends in June

The beginning and end of courses can slightly vary according to Department


You can take your exams in three different sessions:

Winter session: January-February

Spring session: June-July

Autumn session: September


Level B1 (see CEFR) of Italian when taking courses in Italian. Level B2 (see CEFR) of English when taking courses in English. 

Areas of study open to exchange students

Geography, Earth Sciences.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

See here for master courses taught in Englisg at the department of Environmental Sciences and Technologies.

See the website of the department Environmental Sciences and Technologies for all the courses and select a study programme.

Housing assistance

Yes, please contact

Estimated living costs per month

Housing (per month)

Single room in dorm: appr. 600 - 800€
Private single room: appr. 600 - 800€
Private double room: appr. 500 - 600€
Flat: appr. 800 - 1200€


Monthly pass for students under 26: 22€
Monthly pass for students over 26: 35€
Single ride ticket: 1,50€
Daily ticket: 4,50€


Italian breakfast: 2 - 3€ (espresso, coffee or cappuccino + croissant)
Lunch at cafes: 10€
Dinner at restaurant: 30 - 50€
Dinner at pizzeria: 15 - 30€


Aperitivo/Happy hour: 5 - 11€
Cinema: 7 - 13€
Pub: 4 - 8€
Disco: 10 - 30€
Concerts: 15 - 100€


The credit system makes it easier to transfer from one degree programme to another in the same or another University, and also facilitates students’ mobility at the international level. The Italian CFU system is compatible with the European ECTS system:

60 credits correspond to the work that a student perfoms in one academic year (around 1500 hours). 

Number of places available

4 places of ten months.