EIT Digital Master Programmes

The EIT Digital Master School offers MSc double-degree programmes in Computer Science and Information Technology, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, to equip students with cutting-edge technical knowledge and business skills. We aim at educating students to become digital transformers and innovators for European economic growth and improved quality of life.

A key feature of this two-year Master Programme is geographical mobility. As an EIT Digital student, you will study at two prestigious universities in different European countries and, upon study completion, you will get a double degree: one MSc degree from each university you have been studying during the two years. You will also receive the EIT label certificate issued by the EIT Digital, that mentions your specific learning outcomes in the areas of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

EIT Digital and Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a partner of EIT Digital and participates as “entry” year university for two Master degree programmes:

· Data Science (DSC)
· Human-Computer Interaction & Design (HCID)

Both educational programmes combine majors in technical fields with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: not only will you acquire fundamental knowledge and skills relating to technical subjects, you also learn how to bring your innovative ideas onto the market.

You can choose the programme that best suits your career aspirations and intellectual interests. Each one is designed to address the most innovative and industry-relevant fields, from information and communication technology to advanced interactive technologies and applications.

Rules and regulations

For any information about EIT Digital, please refer to the Master School Office website.
Students participating in the EIT Digital Master School programmes are registered and enrolled for the academic year under the terms and conditions of the Entry University and Exit University, respectively. As for Politecnico di Milano, please refer to our educational rules for Computer Science and Engineering MSc.

About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is the leading European organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation and is part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The goal of EIT is to accelerate innovation in Europe and to drive sustainable growth and competitiveness. Since 2010 EIT has consistently delivered breakthrough digital products and services and mobilised talents, ideas and technologies across Europe and beyond, with the mission to stimulate disruptive digital innovation.



How to apply for admission

The Call for Application 2019/20 is now closed. The portal will open again in Fall 2019 for admission to academic year 2020/21.

Notes about admission at POLIMI level:

Both Data Science and Human-Computer Interaction & Design are specific study tracks within the POLIMI’s degree programme in Computer Science and Engineering (M.Sc.). Therefore, this entry university is best suited for applicants with a bachelor in Computer Engineering (or equivalent programmes). This means a strong base of ICT, computer science, programming and engineering courses in your transcript of records, including math courses at academic level (e.g. calculus, discrete or stats) and physics.

1) First step: application on EIT Digital Master School portal (deadline: 15 April 2019)

The admission process is handled centrally by the EIT Digital Master School Office in collaboration with the Programme Committees in their role as academic selection teams. There are several rounds of application throughout the year. For more information about specific requirements, key dates and deadlines, please check the dedicated page for application and admission on the EIT Digital Master School website.

When you apply for admission on the EIT Digital platform, you must specify preference of choice of Entry and Exit Universities (the study trajectory). You can select Politecnico di Milano as your preferred Entry University, where to spend your first year of studies.

2) Second step: application and enrolment at Politecnico di Milano

Candidates with an non-Italian degree: specific instructions and anticipated local deadlines (*)

Candidates with an Italian degree: if you are accepted in the programme, you’ll receive the letter with the study offer. You’ll then be asked to register on our Online Services (Polimi portal), to apply for the MSc in ‘Computer Science and Engineering‘, and to enrol, using the regular call for admission to Laurea Magistrale. 

You will also be invited to the yearly Kick-Off event of the EIT Digital Master School, at the beginning of the first year. All newly enrolled students, from all the partner Universities, will meet up for this inspiring three-day event, where they’ll be tasked to think out and pitch innovative solutions in a realistic business competition.

Get ready to start in September!

(*) Specific instructions ONLY for international candidates graduated/graduating outside Italy (separate call for application on Polimi Online Services – International Admissions – and specific deadlines to meet).

Tuition fees and Scholarship are handled centrally by the EIT Digital Master School Office. Standard tuition fees for 2019/20 are set at 1,500EUR per year for EU students, and 12,000EUR per year for non-EU students. In order to attract outstanding talent, financial support is offered, including a wide range of merit-based scholarships as well as tuition fee reductions and waivers. Further information and updates on the Master School website at this link.

Programme Overview

*** [INVITATION] Tuesday 12th March 2019, h. 17: Presentation of the EIT Digital Master School at POLIMI ***


The EIT Digital Master of Science is a two-year programme where students are asked to attend courses at two top universities, in two different countries, belonging to the EIT network of university partners. The programme leads to a double degree (a Master of Science from each of the two universities attended) and an EIT label certificate, that summarises the specific characteristics of this advanced level education.

First year

The first year attended at the Entry University consists of a set of core courses, which provide an introduction to the field and cover the main topics of the major, constituting a common technical base competence. There are also some elective courses which may be taken as preparation for the second year specialisation, or to broaden the entrepreneurial learning or to foster the academic education.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer School

In between the first and second year, students attend a 2-week Summer School, which is organised by different action lines of EIT Digital, with a strong participation from the side of the industry. Summer Schools take place at different locations throughout Europe, supporting a multidisciplinary and international dimension, with a clear EIT Digital flavour to education. Each thematic Summer Programme is supposed to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindset and to provide an application context for business development activities. This gamut of experiences and the exposure to cultural and linguistic differences will also help students succeed in becoming leaders in global markets.

Second year

For the second year, students select a specialisation to study at the Exit University and a thesis project. It may be carried out at one of the partner industries and related to an internship in a company outside the university. The minimum length of the internship should be three months and will typically be integrated with the thesis work during the 2nd semester.

Master’s Thesis project

The Master’s thesis shall be performed according to the rules and regulations of the Exit University, but it has to fulfill the rules of Politecnico di Milano as well. After completion at the Exit University, students have to sit their Final Examination (Master’s thesis defence) at Polimi, to be eligible for the degree from our side.

Integrated I&E Education

All technical majors are integrated with the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Minor for entrepreneurial education. I&E Education has a significant position within the EIT Digital Master School, following the philosophy of EIT to effectuate students towards transferring their knowledge and ideas into new feasible businesses. Entrepreneurial skills are considered a core competency of top talent in any organisation. Best-in-class engineers and researchers combine excellence in science and technology with outstanding entrepreneurial behaviour. Therefore, four course modules of Innovation and Entrepreneurship are offered at all universities within the two years. For the first study year, the basic course builds fundamental knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship matters. Business Development Lab course and thematic Summer Schools provide hands-on experience of innovation and new business development. The I&E course modules will be increasingly offered in a blended format, with online modules and innovative teaching methods (blended I&E Education).

Unique features of the EIT Digital Programme

  • Strong integration of technical education in the ICT field in Europe’s premier technical university with a “business” oriented strand.
  • A strong network through EIT Digital business partners to help students accelerate their ICT Innovation development.
  • Flexible combination of organizational and geographical mobility.
  • Team-building for all students in the form of “School and Camp” at European level (i.e. Kick Off event, I&E Summer Schools, Graduation Day)

Who we are

EIT Digital Master School at Politecnico di Milano

Paolo Cremonesi (EIT Digital Programme Coordinator at Polimi)
Federico Schiepatti (EIT Digital Programme Manager at Polimi)

Local Programme Coordinators

Paolo Cremonesi (Data Science)
Franca Garzotto (Human-Computer Interaction & Design)
Nicoletta Di Blas (I&E Education)

Studesk and Administrative Offices

For any information about the EIT Digital Master Programmes at Politecnico di Milano, you are welcome to send your questions to our dedicated Studesk. We will try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

Rossella Magni, Claudia Suardi (Mobility & International Student Office)
E-mail: eitdigital@polimi.it

EIT Digital Polimi Community

Our Facebook Group brings together current, future and past students from Polimi, plus staff and friends. We’ll be on hand to answer any question about univeristy life at Polimi and the EIT Digital programmes. Follow us to keep up to date with our latest news and events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mastereit.polimi/

Alumni Community

The EIT Digital Alumni Foundation creates a vibrant, active and successful alumni network for EIT Digital. Would you like to stay connected with your fellow alumni and EIT Digital? Are you motivated by sharing your knowledge and experiences and want to give back to the Community with your time and resources? Get in touch with the Alumni Board: https://alumni.eitdigital.eu/