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Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) accommodation

An important centre for fashion, design, finance, and technology, Milan is also a great student destination.

Booking student accommodation near Politecnico di Milano with Student.com will make living in this revered city a lot easier. Our student accommodation near Politecnico di Milano (or Polimi) will help you to make yourself at home in the fashion capital of Italy.

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Where is Polimi located?

Two of Polytechnic University of Milan’s seven locations are based in the city of Milan, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.

The Leonardo and Bovisa campuses are the university’s two main locations and they are accompanied by satellite campuses in the nearby cities of Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza across the region, as well as in Emilia-Romagna.

The campuses are located in the heart of Milan, where the majority of the research and teaching activities are based. Recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals, Milan is home to some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious international fashion events and fairs including Milan Fashion Week, and the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile).

Milan is more than just a global capital of fashion and design though. This northern Italian city is also a financial hub that is home to the national stock exchange and it’s also renowned for its high-end restaurants and shops.

Compared to the Italian capital Rome, which offers a very rich historical heritage, Milan, the second-largest city in Italy, acts as an innovative Italian cultural trendsetter. Milan offers a very lively and engaging cultural environment and has a bright future.

Despite its over 2,000 years of history, Milan is still evolving as a city. More and more new, modern structures are replacing the old. The city is hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics and a part of its big investments are on infrastructure and services in order to aid its general push to become more of a global city.

However, despite progressive developments, the city has kept its natural beauty and remains true to its roots, striking a wonderful equilibrium between the evolving modern era and its rich historical heritage.

Studying at the Polytechnic University of Milan

The Polytechnic University of Milan or Politecnico di Milano is one the most renowned technical universities in Europe.

With more than 40,000 students, Polimi is the largest technical university in Italy, and is a proud member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance among five leading European universities of technology.

It is ranked inside the top 150 (142nd) universities in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Polimi provides high quality education at undergraduate, graduate and higher education levels organised in 4 schools across 12 departments. The university is particularly strong in the subjects of engineering, architecture and design.

Almost its entire postgraduate academic offering is taught in English, which is helping to attract an ever-increasing number of international students (over 7,000 in total) from more than 100 countries to the university.

A strong focus on science, technology, and innovation has been at the centre of the university’s core values for over a century.

A focus on research

Research also plays a central role in Politecnico di Milano’s mission. Fuelled by its strong links to corporate research, considerable European funds, and a set of well-equipped laboratories, the institution has become a valuable resource to the city of Milan and the whole of Italy.

Through some of its research projects, Polimi has positioned itself as a key contributor in the design of medical equipment, data analysis and the production of disinfectant used by local health and civil agencies during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Cutting edge technologies and state of the art facilities are one of the driving forces behind the university’s research and overall academic success.

Notable alumni

In its long history the Polytechnic University of Milan has had several notable alumni. The list includes 1963 Nobel prize winner for chemistry Giulio Natta, 1998 Pritzker Prize winner and world-famous architect Renzo Piano, and Aldo Rossi, who was internationally renowned for his prowess in the areas of architectural theory, drawing and design, and product design.

Polimi student life

With premium fashion, exciting nightlife, plenty of leisure and cultural activities, and lovely parks to relax, Milan has all the makings for a great student life.

The fashion city offers students an international, modern, lively, and dynamic Italian metropolis with plenty to do and explore outside of the classroom.

An international city, Milan welcomes thousands of foreigners every year and is busier than the average Italian city. It’s full of entertainment, museums, art exhibitions, and gastronomy from all over the world.

Student neighbourhoods

Find exciting nightlife options in popular districts such as Navigli and Porta Genova, which host many bars and discos that liven up Milanese nights.

Porta Romana, a safe and mostly residential area close to the city centre, has some nice clubs and restaurants.

Città Studi and Lambrate are student favourites that are located close to universities and offer affordable dining, nightlife and shopping.

Public transport

With a good public transport network of buses, trains, and trams, Milan is a very convenient city to travel around. Milan’s tram network is one of the biggest in Europe.

The public transportation network is excellent also in Italy as a whole, allowing easy access to the most popular tourist destinations and most beautiful cities in Italy.

You can reach the famous Lake Como and several cities with magnificent churches and cathedrals, such as Pavia, and Vigevano in less than an hour by train. Another hour on the train will take you to the mountains in the Orobic Alps or on the beach in Liguria. Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples can all be reached conveniently by high-speed trains.

With three airports, travelling further afield is also within easy reach from Milan. An important international hub, Milan has a strategic position in Italy and Europe allowing for easy travel around the continent on a limited budget.

History of the Politecnico di Milano

Founded in 1863, the Polytechnic University of Milan is the oldest university in Milan.

In 1927, the university moved to Piazza Leonardo da Vinci in the Città Studi (City of Studies) district, where the university's main campus is still located today. Fifteen years later the university finally got its first official logo when it adopted a detail of the preparatory sketch of Raphael's School of Athens.

Gino Cassinis and Ercole Bottani opened the first European centre of electronic computation at the university in 1954.

In 1963 alumni Giulio Natta received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on crystalline polymers.

The satellite Sirio, which was partially developed by the university, was launched in 1977.

In the year 2000, the university's faculty of design was created with new courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs of graphic & visual, fashion and interior design.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Politecnico di Milano

How can I book private student accommodation near Politecnico di Milano on Student.com?

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After finding a student property you like and want to live in, click ‘View Rooms’ to go to the property page. On the property page you’ll need to choose your dates and room type. After making your choice, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then contact you, answer any questions you may still have and walk you through the next steps of the booking process.

Why should I book private accommodation instead of university dorms?

Booking private accommodation instead of university dorms will allow you more freedom of choice. You can choose to save up by sharing a room with flatmates, or have more privacy by booking a studio apartment just for yourself.

You can also choose to live in any area of Milan you like, whether it be right next to your campus, right in the heart of the city centre or for example the fashionable Navigli district.

What are the different room types you offer near the Polytechnic University of Milan?

We offer three types of rooms near the Polytechnic University of Milan:

In Shared Rooms you will share a bedroom with a roommate. Bathrooms and kitchens are also shared.

In Private Rooms you’ll get a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be either private or shared. Other facilities like the kitchen are shared with others.

In an Entire Place you’ll get a fully self-contained studio property just for yourself. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, so won’t have to share anything with anyone. The perfect choice if you love your privacy!

Are bills included in the rent?

Bills are included in the rent in most properties. Different landlords have different policies though, so make sure you check on the property page which bills are included in the accommodation you’re interested in.

H3:Are the apartments fully furnished?

Most of the properties we currently list in Milan are rented unfurnished. If you want to rent an apartment furnished, you can use the filters on the top of this page to only show apartments that come fully furnished.