1 Fulbright Award for a Laurea Magistrale at the Politecnico di Milano
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length20 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
One award is available for a Laurea Magistrale in Architecture at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering, or a Laurea Magistrale in Design at the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano.
Depending on the previous academic degree, the candidate can enroll in any of the Laurea Magistrale in Architecture at the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering listed at http://www.auic.polimi.it/en/, or any of the Laurea Magistrale in Design at the School of Design listed at http://www.design.polimi.it/en/.
Both programs are two-year full-time programs taught in English to students from Italy and around the world. The programs provide students with advanced training in the fields of Architectural Design or Design, developing theoretical, humanistic, artistic, and design competencies based on the Italian tradition. Students will explore different housing cultures, new forms and spaces of contemporary cities, the development of new urban settlements in developing countries, innovation in building techniques, and environmental sustainability. The educational path adequately prepares students for the increasing need to face the complexity of problems, and the new professional responsibility of architects both in Europe and worldwide.
Both Laurea Magistrale in Architecture and in Design will begin in September 2024 and end in July 2026.
The exact start and end dates of both programs will be confirmed in late Spring 2024.
Fulbright grantees will be required to participate in a one-to-two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-October.
An online pre-departure orientation will be offered approximately two months before departure.
U.S. citizens or nationals with an academic degree in Architecture or Design.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible. Residency in host country not permitted in the year prior to grant.
According to Italian laws and policies, dual nationals are eligible to apply. However, candidates with significant experience in Italy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates who are in Italy with a study or work visa during the 12 months prior to the competition deadline, who reside in Italy at the time of the deadline, or who will travel to Italy with a study or work visa during the selection process and the awarding phase are not eligible to participate in the program, with the following exceptions: those who are in Italy on a tourist visa and those who are on a study visa for a summer or one-semester U.S. university study abroad program are eligible to apply.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Information is available at http://www.polinternational.polimi.it/how-to-apply
While the application deadline for the Fulbright award is in October 2023, the application for the Politecnico of Milano should be started as early as the beginning of September 2023.
Applicants are required to submit the standard Fulbright application and are not requested to present a letter of affiliation with the Politecnico di Milano.
Foreign Language Proficiency
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
Letter should not be sought
Tuition fees will be covered for two academic years of 9 months each. Should final graduation be delayed beyond July 2026, the grantee will be responsible for covering the cost of the additional stay.
The award provides a maintenance allowance of Euro 12.700 for 9 months as well as an international travel allowance of Euro 1.100 to cover the costs of a round-trip ticket.
The grantee will be responsible for covering the administrative fees mandated by Region Lombardia (regional tax, stamp tax, insurance) for both academic years.
The grantee is required to arrange their own housing, but the Politecnico can provide information and assistance to find on-campus or off-campus housing.
Grantees must enter Italy on a study visa covering the authorized length of the grant.
Basic information about visas and their application process is available at http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
The possibility to stay for longer periods and/or be accompanied by dependents is subject to the provisions and restrictions of Italian Law.