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During your stay, you are going to have three different kinds of costs: Arrival costs (transports from airport to Milan, transports in Milan, temporary accommodation); Fees and administrative costs (university fees, costs for residence permit and health insurance, costs for books and other tools); Daily life (permanent accommodation, meals, bills, leisure activities, etc.)
ARRIVAL COSTS - HOW TO REACH MILAN If you land at Malpensa Airport In 30 minutes you can get to Milan by taking the Malpensa Express. Book your ticket here: http://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/index.phphttp://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/index.php. Cost of the ticket: 12€. An alternative is the Malpensa Shuttle, http://www.malpensashuttle.it/e-index2.phphttp://www.malpensashuttle.it/e-index2.php, 10€ for a one way trip to Central Station If you land at Linate Airport take the Bus No 73 from Linate Airport to Milan Piazza S. Babila (a single fare ticket is 1,5€). Tickets are available at bars, newspaper kiosks, and other authorised sales points Further details here: http://www.milanolinate- airport.com/en/directions-and- parking/by-bus http://www.milanolinate- airport.com/en/directions-and- parking/by-bus
ARRIVAL COSTS - ONCE IN MILAN Tickets for public transports can be bought at bars and newspaper kiosks, but also at ATM points (ATM is the Milan public transports company). A two days ticket costs 8,25€, is valid for 48 hours after stamping and gives you unrestricted travels for all the Milan Municipality area. The ticket is valid even on the rail network, including the urban rail lines of Trenord and the 'Passante Ferroviario' (Urban Railway Network). http://www.atm- mi.it/en/ViaggiaConNoi/TurismoMilano/Pages/Biglietti.aspxhttp://www.atm- mi.it/en/ViaggiaConNoi/TurismoMilano/Pages/Biglietti.aspx Annual Travel Card (Milan Municipality area only) 330€. For students aged up to 26 with a specific income, the price can be reduced (200€). The electronic card itself has a cost of 10€ and has a 4 years validity.
ARRIVAL COSTS - SUM UP You will probably need at least 500€ to reach Milan, purchase an annual transports card and provide for your meals for the very first days. Of course, much will depend on the accommodation you are going to have (if it’s going to be temporary, if you are going to live directly in one of Polimi residences, if you are going to share an apartment with one or more friends), so add the possible costs for the accommodation to those for transports and meals.
FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS - UNIVERSITY LIFE AND NOT ONLY First installment 805,58€, to be paid upon enrollment. The amount is the same for all the students. The Administrative Fee must be paid in order to complete the payment, and will be deducted from the second installment; Second installment around 2500€ (maximum contribution for a standard study plan). For students with a non-EU nationality and with a residence permit for study purposes, tuition fees are fixed on the maximum contribution range (contribution level: 10). The ISEEU declaration attesting a lower income level will not be considered. Students holding a Polimi scholarship must pay the Administrative Fee only. Students with a DSU scholarship must pay both the first and the second installments. In case they meet the requirements for the renewal, they will be reimbursed. Students with an EU nationality or non-EU students regularly residing in Italy with a residence permit for work, family or refugee purposes will pay the second installment on the basis of their ISEEU declaration.
FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS - UNIVERSITY LIFE AND NOT ONLY Stay permit 153,50€, for the first one as well as for each renewal Health Insurance unless you have your own one bought abroad, you can spend from 50€ to 150€ (the last one has a one year validity). Materials and books Architecture/Design courses about 1000/2000€ for two years, plus 100/200€ for the books (for each year) Engineering 150/200€ per year Depending on the course you’re enrolled in, you may find yourself in need of buying specific tools or other technical materials in order to participate at workshops and so on.. University Sport Center (C.U.S) and Politecnico Sport Committee Enrollment 15 € (Insurance for all activities as well as medical check-up for non-competitive performance included) With an additional amount of 10 €, students can freely run for one year on the tracks of Centro Sportivo Giuriati, Inside Campus Leonardo.
FEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS - SUM UP Non-EU students residing abroad (and not holding a scholarship) are going to spend around 3300€ every year. The amount may slightly change according to the number of credits in the study plan. All students (Architecture/Design) add something like 1200€ per year, for tools and books All students (Engineering) add something like 200€ per year, for books All students consider other 300€ for both residence permit (non-EU students) and health insurance Overall, an international student without a scholarship is going to spend approximately between 3800€ and 4800€ per year
ExtrasCost Bread3-4€/kg Butter8€/kg Sugar1,69€/kg Milk1,50€/l Potato0,50€/kg Coffee7€/kg Tea3€/kg Fruit (Apples, Oranges)2€/kg Pasta1,20€/kg DAILY LIFE - MEALS AND MARKETS At your arrival, you’ll probably stay in a hostel/hotel for a short period, so in most cases you’ll have the breakfast included in the room price. For other meals such as lunch and dinner, the cost will obviously change according to the place you choose. McDonald’s standard menu 5.50/6€ Pizza/beer up to 15€ Meal, inexpensive restaurant avg. 20€ Meal, mid-range restaurant, three course avg. 30€ As soon as you’ll move to your apartment you’ll be able to provide by yourself for your meals. Look at the table below for the price of common goods that you may buy:
DAILY LIFE - MEALS AND MARKETS At your arrival, you’ll probably stay in a hostel/hotel for a short period, so in most cases you’ll have the breakfast included in the room price. For other meals such as lunch and dinner, the cost will obviously change according to the place you choose. McDonald’s standard menu 5.50/6€ Pizza/beer up to 15€ Meal, inexpensive restaurant avg. 20€ Meal, mid-range restaurant, three course avg. 30€ As soon as you’ll move to your apartment you’ll be able to provide by yourself for your meals. Look at the table below for the price of common goods that you may buy: ExtrasCost Bread3-4€/kg Butter8€/kg Sugar1,69€/kg Milk1,50€/l Potato0,50€/kg Coffee7€/kg Tea3€/kg Fruit (Apples, Oranges)2€/kg Pasta1,20€/kg TIP: To buy at street markets instead of supermarkets, not only is an advantage in terms of pricing, but is also a guarantee for good quality and genuine products. Milan is also full of “All you can eat” restaurants, which are a good compromise between price and quantity of food. Finally, check couponing websites such as www.groupon.it, www.groupalia.it, www.prezzofelice.it, for offers about food, travels, fitness centers and so on!www.groupon.it www.groupalia.itwww.prezzofelice.it
DAILY LIFE - UTILITIES, SPORT AND LEISURE Mobile phone sim card you can choose between a prepaid and a billing one, with different plans according to your needs: http://www.international.tim.it/en (from 5 to 20€, with different tariff plans, considering that for local calls you can spend around 0,12€)http://www.international.tim.it/en Internet Keys have an average cost of 25/30€, but if you stay in an apartment you may decide to subscribe a contract with one of the several Companies offering packages which include telephone calls and internet (30€ to 45€ per month). Electricity, gas, water and garbage standard 85mq apartment, depending on the season and your use of household appliances, about 150€ per month. Drugs to cure minor diseases can be bought without a medical recipe and their cost ranges between 5 and 12/13€ Leisure activities Cinema 7,5€ standard ticket - 5€ on Monday or during the week according to the cinema. Exibitions, 10€ standard ticket Fitness Club, monthly fee for 1 adult, about 60€ The cost of living will vary according to your lifestyle and requirements. Keep in mind that your budget should be flexible enough to allow for unexpected costs such as emergencies and health expenses.
DAILY LIFE - TRAVELLING IN ITALY Planning a trip to some Italian wonderful city? From Milan you can easily reach, by train, all the main attractions which Italy has to offer, such as: Rome 3 hours, 100€ round trip Venice 3 hours, 50€ round trip Florence 2,5 hours, 70€ round trip 5 Terre 3,5 hours, 60€ round trip Como Lake 1 hour, 10€ round trip Price may be different according to the duration of the trip and the time of the day (tickets will be more expensive for quickest trips, and vice versa). Moreover, you can take advantage of promotions, when available. For more information http://www.trenitalia.com/; http://www.italotreno.it/EN/Pages/default.aspxhttp://www.trenitalia.com/ http://www.italotreno.it/EN/Pages/default.aspx Further destinations can be reached by airplane. Cagliari, Sardinia 1 hour, 60€ round trip (basic fare, depending on season and holidays) Palermo, Sicily less than 2 hours, 70€ round trip, basic fare, depending on season and holidays For more information http://www.easyjet.com/ithttp://www.easyjet.com/it
DAILY LIFE - SUM UP As said, much depends on the kind of accommodation a student has, and therefore on the possibility to cook for meals. A student living in his/her own apartment may spend around 50€ every week for groceries. If we add bills, the monthly cost for those living in an apartment goes up to 350€. Then we must add the costs for leisure activities, drugs or other unexpected costs (please notice we are not considering the apartment rent). We can suppose the overall monthly cost will be around 600€. This, as well as the rent, is surely going to decrease if the students decide to share their apartment. Anyway, please consider this is a very basic forecast and does not foreseen specific variables.