Local Recruitment as EIT Digital “Parallel Entry Student” at POLIMI for 2020/21 September intake

If you missed the main round of applications for 2020/21, here is the last chance for you to get admitted to EIT Digital Master School: we open a local recruitment batch in September 2020, reserved to newly enrolled students at Politecnico di Milano admitted to the first year of Computer Science and Engineering.

At the beginning of every new academic year, we locally recruit for our EIT Digital programmes a small number of Parallel Entry Students (PES) to be moved to the specific EIT Digital study plans (Data Science, Fintech, Human-Computer Interaction & Design).

They are called “parallel” because they attend the same first-year classes and educational activities together with the other EIT Digital entry students at Polimi, but they will officially join EIT Digital for their second year of study, which will be spent at one of our partner universities (exit university). Therefore, PES will earn the official full status of “EIT Digital student” in the second year, including local tuition fee exemptions and possible merit-based scholarships offered by EIT Digital.

Our selected PES will be also invited to the general EIT Digital Kick-Off event, where they will have the opportunity to engage in the business challenge with all the EIT Digital students from all the other entry universities. Moreover, during the three days of the Kick-Off, they may reach out to representatives from all the exit universities and gather information about the technical specialisations they offer in the second year.

Consider joining the EIT Digital Master School though our local recruitment!

Requirements for applying as Parallel Entry Students (PES)

  • Being successfully admitted to Politecnico di Milano in the master’s degree course in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Being able to enrol at Politecnico di Milano for the first-semester intake (a.y. 2020/21)

How to apply as a PES at Polimi?

In September, students enrolling at Polimi may express their interest in being considered as PES for one of the EIT Digital Master School programmes writing an email to Federico Schiepatti:

If needed, an individual online interview may be organised as part of the selection process.

Accepted PES will be selected at a local level by the EIT Digital education committee at Polimi. By the end of September (at the latest) they will receive our confirmation to start the programme on their chosen EIT Digital programme and the Student Office will change their study plan accordingly.

During the fall semester, our PES will be invited to apply online through the EIT Digital portal for an exit university where to move for the second year of studies, after the first year at Polimi.

We are looking for PES especially for the following EIT Digital programmes:

We may also consider a few more candidates for Data Science, if strongly motivated and with competitive academic records.

All the EIT Digital programmes are specific study tracks within the MSc in Computer Science and Engineering.

Requirements for Admission to POLIMI

Data Science, Fintech and Human-Computer Interaction & Design are specific EIT Digital tracks within the POLIMI Master’s Degree Course in Computer Science and Engineering. 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), mechanics and physics.

Specific English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL IBT – minimum overall score of 78
  • IELTS Academic – minimum overall grade of 6
  • Cambridge English: FCE (First) – minimum grade B
  • Cambridge English: CAE (Advanced) – minimum grade C
  • TOEIC (Listening & Reading) – minimum score 720
  • Trinity College – a least ISE II

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, instead of the language certificate you have to upload a document by your university stating the official teaching language (eg. the degree certificate or its supplement, or the transcript of records).