Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

International Politics and Government, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Bachelor of Science in International Politics and Government at Universit Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is the first undergraduate program offered by Bocconi in the field of political science, with a small class composed of international, highly motivated students, and a dedicated faculty coming from abroad.


Due to its flexibility, students spend one semester studying abroad at a partner university and have the option of doing an internship.

You will learn how to interpret the evolution of social, economic and political systems in an international perspective, to understand the mechanisms of decision-making within national and international institutions, and develop skills needed for implementing and evaluating policies.

You will also acquire a toolbox of soft and hard skills through active learning from a wide array of subjects: politics, economics, management, law, history and quantitative methods. Large emphasis is placed on three moments of policy-making: designing public policies which are both economically efficient and politically sustainable; implementing public policies with an effective approach; and evaluating public policies using modern quantitative and qualitative techniques.

The International Politics and Government programme at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is hence important for the development of abilities for future national and international policy-makers, active players in international organizations and regulatory authorities, and managers in international private firms dealing with an increasingly relevant non-market environment.

Career Opportunities

The majority of graduates in International Politics and Government are likely to go on to graduate studies. Nevertheless, they can access the labor market directly, typically playing junior roles in the analysis, evaluation and implementation of public policy; for instance:

  • junior consultant, junior researcher and junior policy professional in the analysis and evaluation of public policy
  • junior staff member in the management team of local, national, international and supranational institutions (e.g. municipalities, ministries, the European Commission, the United Nations)
  • junior project manager in the field of international cooperation and NGOs, or for companies operating in strongly regulated sectors (e.g. energy, environment, mass media).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Application sessions
    • Winter session:October 10, 2017 - January 18, 2018
    • Spring session:February 22, 2018 - March 27, 2018
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Political Philosophy
  • Economics (micro and macro)
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Methods
  • First foreign language
  • Computer science
  • Year 2

  • International Relations
  • Political Economics
  • Global History
  • Management of Government Organizations
  • Second foreign language
  • Soft skills seminar

Year 3

  • Public Economics
  • Sociology
  • Mediaand Political Communication
  • 4 electives
  • Exchange program(compulsory)
  • Internship
  • Final report
  • For more information, please check the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

International applicants profiles are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • performance in theselection test;
  • third to last and second to last yearGPAand secondary school curriculum;
  • language certificates(not compulsory for the participation to the selection process);
  • CV/Resume and personal statement of motivation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12186 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12186 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.

To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend Bocconi before enrollment,the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.