Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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1 Fulbright/Master in Public Administration at SDA BOCCONI Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
13 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

One award is available for a Master of Public Administration at SDA School of Management. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from Italy and around the world. The MPA helps international students develop specialized knowledge and personal qualities for professional work in the public and associated institutions both locally and globally. The MPA is a unique experience for every student and it helps participants develop the practical skills that are needed on the job. Students and faculty from all over the world as well as strong connections with Italian and international institutions make the MPA program a particularly rewarding experience.  

Grant Period

13 Months

The Master of Public Administration will begin at the end of September/early October 2019 and will end in December 2020.  This period includes a mandatory internship program to be conducted in Italy. SDA Bcconi will support students in securing an internship in Italy that provides some level of reimbursement. As most internships are not remunerated, grantees must be prepared to cover any additional cost related to the internship period. The exact starting date of the Master's program will be confirmed in Summer/early Autumn 2018.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in public management studies and seeking future professional leadership responsibilities in the international public sector. Specifically, the MPA is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Novice

Italian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process, but is strongly recommended. While the program is delivered through English, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications, and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, since language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


The grantee will be enrolled in the SDA Bocconi School of Management to attend the Master of Public Administration. Applicants are not required to apply to the SDA Bocconi School of Management or include a letter of affiliation with their application. Once an applicant is awarded a grant, he/she will be requested to complete an application to the University.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Tuition fees will be covered as part of the award.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select SDA Bocconi Masters from the drop down menu.


Dependent support is not available

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 



U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.