International Applications

Specific instructions for international candidates

The following instructions apply only to EIT Digital candidates graduated or graduating OUTSIDE ITALY (non-Italian Bachelor)

First Application Call – Period 1

If you choose POLIMI among your preferences as entry university, you also need to submit a separate application through the POLIMI Online Services, which will be subject to the final results of the EIT Digital selection process. This step is compulsory for international candidates in order to be evaluated for admission at POLIMI level, even if you don’t know the outcome of the EIT Digital selection. This will allow Polimi to carry your admission on, in case you are finally selected, according to our regulation for international admissions and meeting our internal deadlines.

In Period 1, you will be submitting two applications at different levels:

  • Main application on the EIT Digital Master School portal: from 15 November 2019 to 3 February 2020
  • Parallel local application on POLIMI Online Services: from 10 January 2020 to 3 February 2020

It’s highly recommended that you first submit your main EIT Digital application through the EIT Digital portal and then proceed with your local POLIMI application in this order, by the end of the application period (February, 3rd).

Specific remark for non-European candidates: we highly recommend that you apply in Period 1 submitting both applications on EIT Digital platform and on POLIMI side by February 3rd. If you are a non-EU candidate planning to apply using Period 2 (17 February –  17 April), consider the fact that POLIMI requires to collect your local application on POLIMI Online Services from 17 February to early-March (anticipated local deadline), for being in time to handle VISA matters with the Italian Diplomatic Representatives. We cannot receive new applications after the beginnings of March.

Instructions for applying at POLIMI level

Your local application through POLIMI Online Services requires only a few steps and it’s done entirely online.

You can provide the same application documents used for your EIT Digital application on the Master School portal (Bachelor documents, English certificate, Letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae). In addition, POLIMI requires also a letter of reference written by one of your professors or employer (you can upload it by yourself during the application procedure).

Please, follow the instructions at this link.

First of all, you need to register for POLIMI Online Services:

  • Fill out the application form on the Online Services, labelled: “Apply to a Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) programme (only for international and Italian candidates graduated abroad): Submit online application form, results release and enrolment”
  • Select Laurea Magistrale (MSc) in “Computer Science and Engineering”.
  • Upload all the required documents
  • Send via email your POLIMI ID number (Person Code) to

Note: at this stage of the process, EIT Digital candidates are NOT asked to send original documents by post to our University, nor the application receipt. You’ll be asked to hand-in the documents later, only if you are finally accepted in the Programme, when you come on campus in September at the beginning of the first semester.

Both majors “Data Science” and “Human-Computer Interaction & Design” are implemented at POLIMI within the local MSc in “Computer Science and Engineering”: you must choose ONLY this Master of Science as for your local application for EIT Digital at POLIMI. When submitting your local application, you won’t be able to select your specific EIT Digital study track. If accepted,  our student office will reach you out with our local letter of acceptance and they will move you to the correct study track according to your EIT Digital application.

Please, keep in mind that the admission to POLIMI is subject to the admission to the EIT Digital Master School. Only if your application is accepted by both the Universities in your study trajectory (entry/exit) and fulfil EIT Digital requirements, you’ll then be asked to finalise your admission process and to enrol at POLIMI level.

For any doubt, check out the Frequently Asked Questions here. Do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information. Just send an email to:

Best wishes!