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Universita Degli Studi Di Milano-Bicocca – Italy

Do you want to enjoy city life style in Northern Italy and, receive education abroad from the second highest ranked Italian University? Apply for a semester abroad in the Lombard region!

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Information about the university

Bicocca is a young university that will connect you with students from all over the world. It is a district of Milan, rich for its culture and architecture.  Bicocca combines scientific rigour and a capacity to evolve, always taking on new challenges and reaching for higher goals.  
The university is the third largest university in Milan and has 32000 students, of which over 2200 are international. A unique university campus in Italy with its 28 buildings spread all over Milan, Monza and the Maldives. It comprises 14 departments spread over 7 faculties.

University of Stavanger has an Erasmus agreement with University of Milano-Bicocca within the field of Earth Sciences / Geology. Information about the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT) can be found here.

Language of instruction
English and Italian

Language requirements
English proficiency recommended at B2 level (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from "vgs" for Norwegian students) and/or minimum B1 level for Italian (read intermediate = 3 in Italian form "vgs")

For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please click here
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

Each semester the University of Milano-Bicocca organizes Italian language courses for exchange students with the aim of improving their communication skills and knowledge of the Italian culture. The following courses will be offered to exchange students: Beginner, Pre-Elementary, and Elementary.
Students need to be placed in their appropriate course level by a compulsory an online placement test, which will be delivered after their arrival in Italy.

The Italian Course is compulsory, too. Students can choose to either include it in their study plans – as a 3 ECTS course (course code ITAERA01) or attend it as an extra-curricular course. In that case, it will not be included in students’ official transcripts. Only students attending at least 75% of classes will be allowed to register for the final exam. Credits or a Certificate of attendance will be issued for students who seat and pass the final exam.

English native speaker students or foreign students with a B2 certification of English or a B1 level certification of Italian will be exempted from the Italian course.
In that case, Students should provide the necessary documentation. For further information, please refer to: formazione.linguistica@unimib.it

GPA requirements (Karakterkrav)
No GPA requirement

Total number of study places
2 per semester Master in Geology

Tuition fee (Skolepenger)
Student doing exchange within Erasmus + are exempted from tuition fees

Erasmus + in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

Academic calender
Autumn semester: End of September – End of January
Spring semester: March 1st – End of June

How to find subjects
Check the university webpage here for courses at DISAT.
To view single courses taught in English, please click here

ECTS credits abroad
1 ECTS credit = 1 Norwegian Study point (Studiepoeng)

Sodexo manages the University accommodation service.
Please take contact at this address: booking.bicocca.fms.it@sodexo.com
For more information, see the University´s webpage here

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at:  

Students reports from exchange studies here