WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Each master's degree teaches you to do different things. Here are the main skills you will acquire with this degree.
The BLM Master will train the future managers of luxury and lifestyle.
In the master's course, you will learn to:
- Mastering the decision-making strategies and marketing processes of luxury brands.
- Fully understand all business logics and specific industry-based fundamentals: from the core processes, to buying & merchandising and the latest digital communication trends.
- Manage brand positioning and communication by expanding it towards lifestyle and innovation, creatively and consistently, to create an experience beyond the individual product.
- Insightfully know the luxury market, and how to develop strategies around the luxury client: from CRM and omnichannel, to events.
AFTER THE MASTER'S DEGREE: WORKING IN FASHION
What will you do after MFI? Discover the most common roles held by graduates of this master's program.
The professional figures trained by the Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Luxury Management will be able to plan and manage the managerial and marketing processes of companies in the fashion, luxury, lifestyle & experience sectors. In particular, these are junior profiles able to provide qualified support to marketing & digital communication, buying & merchandising, and marketing & brand management processes.
At the end of the Master's course, the profiles will then qualify as juniors such as:
- Junior Brand Manager;
- CRM Manager;
- Digital Manager;
- Marketing Manager;
- Event Manager.
Is it the right master for you? And you, are you the right candidate for it? Find out here through a sketch of the ideal candidate.
Being a highly innovative sector and based on processes of 'hybridization' between traditionally different sectors, the process of selecting Candidates will favor the presence in the classroom of profiles with different and multiple educational backgrounds, fostering the development of transversal skills typical of corporate teams operating in the fashion, luxury, experience & lifestyle sectors.
The parts of the master's program that will shape your path: are not only classroom courses, but also specialized paths, pillars, company visits, and study tours, in contact with the most important brands in the fashion system.
Each master's course lasts one year and commits you to 1200 hours.
Masters in Fashion Direction differ in terms of themes and subjects covered, but have the same basic structure, articulated as follows:
"WARM-UP AND TOOLS" COURSES, 60 HOURS
A short period of basic learning, which will provide you with all the necessary knowledge that is a prerequisite for the rest of the Masters course. We will talk about management, design, communication, sustainability; but also about tools and software that are essential for doing your job.
"FASHION PILLARS" COURSE, 140 HOURS
A complete path to an in-depth understanding of the fashion industry, in all its specialities. The fashion world has its rules, which are fundamental to know for the managers of tomorrow.
"FASHION PROCESSES" COURSE, 180 HOURS
A very in-depth learning path, specific on the key processes that will become your profession.
"FIELD PROJECTS" COURSE, 238 HOURS
Your chance to prove yourself. A practical course in which you will work with fashion and luxury brands on a real field project.
"EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT" COURSE, 32 HOURS
A module entirely focused on the world of work, to kick-start your career planning.
"CURIOSITY" MODULE, 30 HOURS
An exclusive experiential moment that will open the doors of the industry to you, between study tours and company visits, to see fashion from the specialists' side.
"CAREER WEEK" MODULE, 40 HOURS
A week focused on industry players, who are likely to become your next employers.
CURRICULAR INTERNSHIP, AT LEAST 480 HOURS
The opportunity you have been waiting for, to experience your skills within a company.
FINAL THESIS, 40 HOURS
The transition point between fashion student and Fashion Specialist.
If you are interested in details - which in MFI, as in Fashion, are important - below you will find the contents of each of the modules.
Unlock your future: open here to discover your Master Director
Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis
Honorary Professor in Design
Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis is a true Renaissance man of fashion, lifestyle and design. He is an architect, professor, and honorary professor at the Politecnico di Milano, where he has also served as Dean of the Design Faculty and Director of the Department of Industrial Design, Arts, Communication, and Fashion. But that's not all - Dell'Acqua Bellavitis has also taught at universities all around the world, from Copenhagen to Melbourne, and is a founding member of the College of Design at the Polytechnic. He even started the establishment a PhD program in Interior Design.
Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis has also been a driving force behind the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, where he was President and developed the concept of a museum that changes with the times. He has been a champion of new Italian design as well as design from around the world. Author of several books and international publications, he has worked on several projects in architecture in Italy and abroad.
In addition to all of his academic and professional achievements, Dell'Acqua Bellavitis has also been among the founders of Milano Fashion Institute, lead as President for 11 years, and currently President Emeritus, sharing his expertise with the next generation of fashion designers and managers.
What will you study? You will study theoretical and practical topics and subjects in this master's program, which will make you a fashion specialist. Some of these you will learn on the MFI campus, while others you will learn in close contact with Fashion and Luxury Brands in the heart of Milan.
Warm up: acquiring a basic vocabulary
The training unit comprises 40 hours dedicated to creating in the participants the homogeneity of knowledge necessary for the subsequent learning phases. Depending on their backgrounds, the lessons planned allow the students to fill in some basic gaps in management, economics, quantitative methods, sociology and design. Given their different backgrounds, students, in agreement with the Master's Director, may decide to attend all or part of the scheduled lectures. This training unit does not provide for final learning examinations.
Quantitative Tools & Project Tools: developing quantitative and project skills
The teaching plan consists of 20 hours: it includes the use of the Excel, Indesign and Photoshop
platforms and is aimed at creating and further developing the quantitative and project tools that are indispensable for tackling the contents of the Master's specialised courses. Lessons are divided into basic and advanced didactics in relation to the individual student's background. Exercises and written tests are scheduled for the students.
Fashion Pillars: getting to know the structure of the fashion sector and working tools
The training unit provides 140 hours dedicated to getting to know the structure of the fashion sector, the companies that characterise it, the different organisational models, business strategies and types of materials and products. It also aims to transfer techniques and operational tools for planning and organising activities and for investigating and processing qualitative and quantitative market data.
In the 140 hours planned in Fashion Pillars we will talk about:
The aim of the Project Management for Fashion course is to provide students with the basic methodologies of Activity and Process Management (Planning, Timing, Objectives, Resources, Responsibilities, Output, Cost/Benefit Ratio) applicable to the different types of projects characteristic of the Fashion sector (Brand and Product Area, Retail and Commercial Area, Research and Communication Area). The contents on methodologies and tools will be flanked by organisational contents (characteristics of the project manager, team motivation, project marketing) that allow them to be correctly contextualised in the company.
Fashion Business Models
The course aims to present an overview of the different Business Models within the Fashion and Luxury industries, from a strategic perspective on Luxury Brands, Design Brands, Industrial and Commercial Brands, to the management of positioning in the fashion industry and the different approaches to creativity management, from stylistic identity to different product strategies. The course will focus on the levers that companies can implement differently in terms of communication, image and commercial identity.
Research Methods & Trends
The course aims to offer a broad view of the different research methods and tools useful for investigating fashion markets and consumers. Metaproject research and trend research: the processes, tools and artefacts that characterise fashion design research (blue sky research, visual research, product research). Tools and phases of research: from brainstorming to collection concept. Socio-cultural and scenario research through coolhunting: the methods of socio-cultural investigation (social research, desk research, coolhunting). Tools and phases of the investigation: from brief to report. Actors in trend analysis: fashion companies, research agencies, freelancers. Qualitative and Quantitative Marketing Research: desk and field analysis (focus groups, surveys, customer insights from online communities). Difference between using primary and secondary data. Difference between exploratory and confirmatory marketing research. Then an overview and explanation of the main trends, their dissemination processes, contents and forecasts will be introduced, focusing on both fashion and non-fashion related industries.
The Italian Fashion System
course aims to provide an initial general overview of the fashion sector (fashion supply chain, key players in the fashion system, seasonal cycles) and of the model-types of behaviour of fashion companies (product, market, production, communication strategies), with particular emphasis on the relationships between creative and managerial processes. In addition, the main operating models of the sector will be examined in depth, also in relation to the different market positioning of the product: the planned model, the ready-to-wear fashion model, the continuous product model, hybrid models. Particular attention will be devoted to the acquisition of an initial vocabulary specific to the sector, characterised by its own terminologies and languages, the mastery of which is fundamental for beginning to acquire knowledge and understanding.
Fashion Marketing & Brand Management
The Fashion Marketing & Brand Management course aims to introduce students to the main marketing techniques in the fashion field and to the framing of the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring brand identity and positioning. This process identifies two different but connected areas of application: the first aims at the knowledge of the structure and guidelines from which 'brand sensitive' operational marketing processes are derived; the second aims at the direct management of brands as intangible strategic resources, which are connected to specific management processes. The course has been formulated within three different but related areas of application: brand management and design as an intangible resource; the structure and guidelines for operational processes; and the sociological perspective of the brand.
From modernism, celebrating art and fashion, to the third millennium, the course aims to provide a historical overview through the main transformations of fashion. Specifically: the "roaring twenties"; art Deco and the aesthetics of the machine; the emergence of "couturier" women: Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel; cinema and Hollywood fashion in the 1930s; 1950 and Existentialism; 1960: Optimism, 'pop' art and London street fashion; the 1970s: punk and anti-fashion on the streets of London; the 1980s and fashion pluralism; 1990s; postmodernism, and globalisation in the third millennium.
Preparing the new Professionals of Fashion to the Digital Innovation. A 360° view on how the digital evolution is impacting fashion, luxury and lifestyle companies, across the different processes: from product development & the value chain, to communication and omnichannel, up to the most evolved ways of monetization and the new frontiers of NFTs, metaverse, and digital content management.
Fashion Processes: knowing how to manage the creation and development processes of the Brand & Luxury Management sectors
The training unit provides 180 hours dedicated to the main processes of enhancing and promoting brand identity, implementing and managing the processes of design development and wellness that characterize the Italian lifestyle.
Management of Luxury
The course provides an introductory knowledge of the business models, positioning strategies, and marketing approaches that characterize the luxury industry. It covers understanding luxury as a strategy, not just a reference sector, and introduces the main product categories and the specificities of their international management and design processes. An important focus will be placed on the new frontiers of luxury and their projection in an increasingly digital context.
Brand Extensions & Merchandising
The course introduces the dynamics and business logic related to the main product categories involved in brand extensions processes for fashion and luxury brands, ranging from design to accessories, experiences, and lifestyle. The course will address the main challenges characterizing these product sectors, as well as the construction of merchandising plans for product portfolio design by companies.
Perfumes & Cosmetics Management
The course introduces the product development process within the cosmetics and fragrance sector, starting from the idea and sharing of the concept, to the realization phases and market entry, along with relevant marketing techniques. The course includes contributions from guest speakers in the industry and features case studies. It is developed in collaboration with Cosmetica Italia, Assolombarda Cosmetica, and leading cosmetic companies and brands of Made in Italy.
Jewellery & Watches Management
The course introduces into "Jewellery & Watches" sector and its main business dynamics: from understanding well-defined business models, including specialist brands and fashion brands, to the product creation and development process, as well as different positioning techniques. It covers positioning strategies and the role of country branding through real case studies in collaboration with leading brands in the industry.
Wellness & Experience Management
The course introduces into wellness sector, with a particular focus on designing wellness experiences in retail and luxury hospitality contexts. It also explores how fashion, luxury, and lifestyle companies explore the realms of experience and wellness. Subsequently, it analyzes the main international trends characterizing the industry, consumers, and new differentiation strategies, including customization and sustainable wellness, healing scents, and wellness branding.
CRM & Omnichannel Strategy
This module aims to delve into the relational dimension between the luxury client and the brand, focusing on three main dimensions: the customer-store relationship, the customer-customer journey relationship, and the customer-brand heritage relationship. Both offline and online brand stores in the fashion, luxury, and lifestyle sectors have become experiential spaces where the relational component and brand storytelling play an increasingly important role alongside tangible components. In addition, the development of CRM strategies targeting Very Important Clients (VIC) allows brands to manage the customer journey and maximize value creation through dedicated omnichannel strategies.
Communication of Luxury & Digital Branding
This module combines branding and digital communication for luxury and lifestyle. These two areas have always interacted to communicate heritage, style, brand, or unique products. The course aims to provide students with a clear perspective on the peculiarities of the sector, with a deep dive into communication and digital branding management. The course consists of two parts: the first part explores, through case studies, the reasons and effects of communication strategies used in the luxury components today. The second part explores typical visual tools and artifacts used to communicate creations and products to trade targets and buyers.
Lifestyle & Luxury Events
The course introduces the design, organization, and management of events for luxury and lifestyle brands. It focuses on the fundamental skills and methodologies employed in the development, production, and successful management of events and experiences for industries with high symbolic and experiential content. It takes a perspective that combines brand communication objectives and marketing of initiatives and products, ranging from the launch of new collections to VIC content events.
The module will be divided into a series of seminars with the aim of providing a broad view of the socio-cultural evolution of fashion, with some important interdisciplinary insights on the main Italian brands. Particular attention will also be devoted to some significant contemporary phenomena such as the spread of global trends, the hybridisation of styles, the emergence of new forms of production and sustainable consumption styles, and the success of new communication methods linked to new media.
Two projects, each lasting five weeks full-time, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, are planned. Each module consists of the preparation of a project on a real case study provided by leading companies directly involved by the faculty in the teaching experiment. Starting from the project brief provided by the company, the team will work together with the lecturers on the realisation of a proposal that provides feasible answers to the objectives defined by the company. The aim is to arrive at integrated projects that identify brand, product, retail and communication strategies with a high innovation content and adherent to the client company's reality, simulating work processes as close as possible to the reality of professional contexts. The evaluation of this phase takes place at the end of the classroom training course, through the collegial presentation of the work realised. The projects will be discussed by a committee composed of the module lecturers and evaluated in the presence of representatives of the companies involved. The companies will have an early opportunity to select potential interns from among the students for the final phase of the master's course.
Specialized seminars on the most relevant characterizing topics, lead by leading managers, designers and professionals of the industry. Hands-on in depth expertise, a dialogue with MFI Students, for encouraging the exploration of important changes, trends, and phenomena of the industry.
Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Planning
This course is aimed at introducing Students to the issues related to the process of starting a new venture, and to the understanding of the main “building blocks” that are needed in order to create a startup and a realistic business planning process: from the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities, to the analysis tools, strategy and positioning formulation, business model definition, financing definition and economic projections, up to the final “elevator’s pitch”. Overall, the course is focused on the “lean” principles, and its outcomes in terms of maximizing value creation.
Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.
Empowerment & Career Management
The module is aimed at providing the necessary skills to deal with company selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialised in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order both to understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
The module is aimed at introducing the Italian language to international students. The teaching objective is the understanding of the most common ways of interaction and communication, both in everyday life and in the professional context. The students will be divided into two parallel courses, after having taken a preliminary assessment test to identify their starting level of knowledge of the language:
Intermediate level Italian B1, designed to provide students with the necessary skills to sustain a job interview in Italian, to introduce the basic vocabulary of the fashion industry and to be able to work correctly in an Italian work environment.
At the end of the courses, students will take a final exam. After passing the exam, students will have the opportunity to obtain the internationally recognised PLIDA certificate (B1), confirming competence in Italian as a foreign language in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework.
Find out the master's calendar, with all the details you need to best organize your year of study.
Curious about you next year’s agenda? Here it is, in this infographic.
You don't just learn in the classroom: to become a Fashion Specialist you need to confront the world of work and business right away. As an MFI student you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive field projects.
There are not only classes and workshops: to become a fashion specialist you have to confront, right away, the world of work. And not only in the classroom! The Career Development track will prepare you to successfully enter a highly complex corporate environment, as those of the big Fashion & Luxury brands often are.
Throughout the year, on-campus training is complemented by on-the-job training through participation in company visits, trade fairs, and various realities related to the fashion system. This is the best way to experience companies that are diverse in terms of industry and internal organization. Participation in the traveling seminars is optional, but highly recommended.
EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT
The module is aimed at providing the skills needed to deal with corporate selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialized in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order to both understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The professionalizing Internships are an integral and exclusive part of the Master's program and offer all students a training placement at the best Fashion and Luxury brands.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
Thanks also to Camera Nazionale della Moda, founder and shareholder of MFI, we are in contact with most of the leading brands in the sector, including for internship positions: MFI students can count on many different tools to find the internship they want. Completing an internship, and being able to put into practice everything you have learned during your Master's program, is a valuable opportunity that can immediately launch your career in the Fashion and Luxury world: very often Fashion and Luxury brands use internships as a tool to find the professionals they need.
Below you will find the brands where our students have interned:
Accenture, Aeffe Group, Al Tayer Group, Alessandra Ianzito, Alexander McQueen, Alter, Alvear, APM Monaco, Aptos, Arcoretail, Armando Testa, AwLab, Bacon Clothing, Balenciaga, Ballantyne, Bally, Benetton, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Bresciani, Brioni, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry, Bvlgari, Calzedonia Group, Canali, Canclini Tessile, Chanel, Chicca Lualdi, Chitè Lingerie, Class Editori, Class Showroom, Conbipel, Coccinelle, Conceria Nuvolari, CP Company, Condé Nast, Corneliani, Cup Studio, Diadora, Diesel, Dior, Dolly Noire, Dolce & Gabbana, Dondup, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Eurojersey, Exponential District, Farfetch, Ferragamo, Figmenta Digital Communication, Franzi 1864, Fratelli Rossetti, Frau, Frette, Furla, Geox, Giorgio Armani, GMPR, Greenmedialab, Gucci, Guess, Guffanti, Hearst Magazine, Here Connecting, Hermés, Herno, Horton International, Hugo Boss, ICast, Inditex Group, Instyle Distribution, Intercos, Jakala, Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Kering, Kering Eyewear, Kontoor Brands, Lanvin, La Perla, Levi’s, Liu Jo, Loewe, Logan, L’Oreal, Lorena Antoniazzi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Lubiam, Luciano Padovan, Luxottica, LVMH, Maliparmi, Mantero, Marni, Max Mara Group, Medavita, Michael Kors, Milor, Miroglio Fashion Group, Missoni, Moleskine, Molotof, Moncler, Monnalisa, Montini, Moreschi, Moschino, Mplus Cosmetics, Neil Barrett, Neinver Italia, New Guards Group, New Media Agency, Off-White, OTB Group, OVS, Penelope, Pierre Mantoux, Pietro Brunelli, Pinko, Piquadro, Pollini, Pomellato, Ports1961, Prada, Privalia, PVH, Quid, Ralph Lauren, Ratti, Reda, Renè Caovilla, Richemont, Rinascente, Roberto Cavalli, Scalapay, Sedapta, Sense Immaterial Reality, Sergio Rossi, Shiseido, Slam, Smith Petersen, SO-LE Studio, Spinzi, Staff International, Staiy, Stefanel, Stella McCartney, Stone Island, Studio Fanfani, Swatch Group, Swide Digital, Swinger, Switch Magazine, Tally Weijl, Tiffany & Co., Tod’s Group, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Tucano Urbano, Trussardi, Twin Set, Uniqlo, Valentino, Valextra, Value Retail, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Wait! Magazine, Wemanage, WHITEshow, Wrad, X Channel, Yamamay, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zac Posen, Zerobarracento.
The job market in the Fashion and Luxury sectors is constantly evolving. The cross and hybrid training of all MFI master's degrees are highly expendable in the fashion system: here's how.
The Masters of the Milano Fashion Institute stems from a precise training need for new professional profiles capable of grasping the transformations of the fashion and lifestyle sector to trigger innovation in companies in terms of the organization of creative, managerial, commercial, and communication processes. The profiles coming out of the Master's courses are the result of an elaboration that follows years of research and training in the fashion field oriented towards different and crucial aspects: management, design, communication, lifestyle, and sustainability.
Within the training offer, there are various areas of higher education, aimed at several professional paths:
Master in Fashion Direction: they train junior managerial profiles, of a 'hybrid' nature, with multidisciplinary training, capable of proactively acting as ΄intermediaries΄ between purely creative and more strictly managerial profiles. These wide-ranging skills, which in companies are often only acquired after years of experience in different professional areas, were finalized in five strategic areas for fashion companies, especially in the current revision and reorganization phase:
Management and planning of creative processes and collection development: from the codification and understanding of brand values and stylistic codes to the ability to apply the codes within the different product categories and product lines, to collection planning through merchandising planning, supplier selection and management up to the organization and management of trade marketing and communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management).
The integrated management of the creative and managerial processes related to distribution, in the different types of business (brand designers or industrial groups integrated downstream in direct retail; retail channels in partnership between brands and independent retailers, such as franchising, shop-in-shop, corners, etc.; evolved retailers with chain development, such as department stores, fast fashion retailers, mass retailers; small independent retailers, such as single shops or small local chains) (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management).
The design and management of research, communication, and valorization strategies for companies' cultural heritages: from the qualitative and quantitative analysis of consumer worlds to the identification and interpretation of trends; from linguistic innovation in corporate and media communication to the governance of digital communication channels and formats; from the cultural valorization of visual, material and relational corporate heritages to the design and management of social responsibility programs (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management).
The management of processes characteristic of companies operating in the Design, Cosmetics & Wellness, and Events sectors: from the management of creative processes and portfolio development to the planning of brand management, and marketing management, to the project management of the design, organization, and execution of creative and creative processes related to events (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Luxury Management).
The management of the product/service system and the production process with a view to sustainability in luxury fashion companies: from reporting and the blockchain to the circular economy envisaged in management, materials, finishes, and innovative materials for a product that is not only environmentally but also socially and economically aware. Regulations, laws, and environmental impact assessment processes through to green commercial spaces and social communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Sustainability Management).
You can find more details about the typical positions our students obtain once they graduate on each master's page.
MFI is an international school. Find everything you need to know if you are coming from abroad here.
Milano Fashion Institute is committed to mentor international students, and in particular extra-E.U. citizens, in order to fully understand which is the procedure to follow for remaining in Italy and attending MFI Masters. The information provided below are alternatively for non E.U. citizens and for E.U. citizens.
Non E.U. citizens
Before the arrival in Italy
1. Student VISA
A visa is a permit issued to citizens of another country that is not part of the European Union, in order to enter the territory of the Italian Republic.
In order to attend a Milano Fashion Institute Master, perspective students that are not E.U. citizens must have the student VISA. This visa is specifically dedicated to students who will attend a course and remain in Italy for more than 90 days.
The student visa must be requested at the Italian Embassy or at the Italian Consulate in your home country of origin, or in the country in which the student permanently resides, before the departure to Italy.
To find out which are the documents required to apply for a visa and find the closest place to you to request it, you can click the following link: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
2. MFI Enrollment Certificate
During the process of requesting the visa, students are required to present their enrollment certificate to the local Italian Embassy or Consulate.
Milano Fashion Institute provide the enrollment certificate to the eligible perspective students by 5 working days.
After the arrival in Italy
3. Residence Permit (permesso di soggiorno)
The Italian law on immigration provides that extra-EU citizens, planning to stay in Italy for more than 3 months, have to apply for the residence permit within 8 days from their arrival in Italy.
Extra E.U. citizens have to submit the residence permit application at any post office where there is a Sportello Amico counter available. In order to do that students can obtain the kit directly at the post office and follow the instructions. They are requested also to present the following documents: passport, MFI enrollment certificate, photocopy of the receipt of the Health insurance, a € 16,00 duty stamp (you can buy it at the Tobacconist’s, i.e. Tabacchi shop). However, Milano Fashion Institute recommends to carefully read and comply with the instructions available in the kit.
The cost of this application that must be paid to the post office is 30,00 €. From the post office you will be given an appointment (day and time) for going to the Questura Immigration Office in order to be fingerprinted. On this appointment you will be required to bring 4 identical passport photos and the original documents, whose copies were enclosed in the application kit, including any document that could be missing in your application.
4. Tax identification code (i.e. Codice fiscale)
Once the student has arrived in Italy, it is necessary to obtain the codice fiscale, that is a unique tax identification code used in all the interactions with government agencies and public administration in Italy, as well as for other purposes (such as opening a bank account, signing a contract for renting an apartment or a room, signing a mobile phone contract, etc).
Application is easy and must be made at the local office of the Agenzie delle Entrate by showing a valid passport or stay permit.
The Agenzia delle Entrate offices available in Milan, and to which students can refer to, are at the following locations:
Via dei Missaglia, 97. Tel: 02.893075;
Via Abetone, 10. Tel: 02.540011 or 02.54100729;
Via della Moscova, 2. Tel: 02.636791;
Via Ugo Bassi, 4°. Tel: 02.697161;
Via Leonardo Bistolfi, 5. Tel: 02.210491;
Piazzale Carlo Stuparich, 2. Tel: 02.330251;
E.U. citizens, along with Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland
European Union’s citizens, along with citizens from Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland, who will remain in Italy for more than 90 months are mandatory required to register at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) of the municipality in the city of Milan.
In order to be registered to the Ufficio Anagrafe the following documents are required:
- Passport or equivalent document
- Italian Tax Identification Code (Codice fiscale)
- The apartment rent contract or a declaration from the owner of the apartment, where the student is staying, stating that the student is a guest
The registration is completed after the Polizia Municipale (Local Police) has carried out a visit to the address in order to confirm the facts.
Additional useful information
If you are a foreign student, it is possible to open a current account at any bank or post office. In order to open a current account in Italy, the following documents are required:
- Tax identification Number (Codice Fiscale)
- Valid Passport or equivalent document
- Residence Permit (this document is not needed for citizens of E.U., Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).
LIVING AND STAYING IN MILAN
Here are all the tools you need to find housing in Milan.
Like all major European capitals, finding a house in Milan can require a bit of research. Living in Milan in a comfortable environment, which allows you to easily follow your studies and at the same time explore and be inspired by the city of cool hunting, is of great importance to make your Master's experience as fruitful as possible. Therefore, please consider your accommodation here in Milan several weeks before your arrival at MFI. Non-EU students should be awared that in order to complete the application for a student visa, proof of accommodation may be required.
Prices for a private room in a shared flat range from € 400.00 to € 500.00 per month. Please note that you will probably be asked to pay a rent deposit of one to three months when you sign the contract. We therefore recommend that you always ask for a signed receipt of payment.
In order to help its students find suitable accommodation, Milano Fashion Institute collaborates with Spotahome.com, a portal for students and workers who need to find accommodation for the medium and long term: it is a very intuitive platform that allows students to find accommodation quickly, even remotely.
Spotahome was founded in 2014 with the mission of reinventing real estate.
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Booking a new home on Spotahome is 100% safe and scam-free thanks to our Fraud Protection Booking System: As an extra security step, the first payment is made through Spotahome. They will transfer this money to the landlord 48 hours after you move in.
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Provenance, experience, degrees, and age: find out the composition of this Master's program, based on previous years.
Milano Fashion Institute's Master's courses are aimed at junior profiles, both Italian and foreigners with a solid knowledge of English.
Possession of work experience within the sector is not a binding requirement, although it is subject to evaluation.
The multidisciplinary background of the students in the classroom reproduces and encourages the learning processes typical of business contexts.
*All data refer to 2023 Masters in Fashion Direction.