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Master in Lifestyle Management: Design, Wellness & Events
2nd Edition

Director: Prof. Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis

Master Tutor: Prof. Lorenzo Morganti
Next start: 18 January 2021


The Master in Lifestyle Management: Design, Wellness & Events is aimed at training those professionals who will act as a bridge between creative and managerial processes in the lifestyle and creative based industries. From being junior brand manager, to product manager, merchandising manager, or event manager, the common denominator is to understand and manage the complexity of creative design processes, as well as projects aimed at designing services, intangibles, brand identities and powerful storytelling.

Traditional companies, from fashion to design, are radically re-thinking their business models, designing new strategies for targeting new customer segments, and addressing the needs of a new, demanding, unexpected customer base. That’s why brands are moving into lifestyle, from fashion, to design, wellness, experiences and event management too.

This requires a solid knowledge of an offer system typically designed around symbols, values, intangibles, know-how, blended with craftsmanship and the art of inspiration, starting from the excellence system of the Made in Italy, evolving into Lifestyle branding and the Italian Lifestyle.

When boundaries are erased, compelling challenges come to the front row of a new meta-industry. 

Merging traditional skills, designing and marketing brand experiences, the Master in Lifestyle Management represents the link between business management and design management.

From tailoring innovative "customer-centric" strategies, to envisioning Lifestyle Startups.

The Master Course is completely in English.
During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant will be available for both Italian and foreign students.

Start of registration: 24 January 2020
End of registration: 30 November 2020
Orientation day: 15 January 2021
Lectures’ start: 18 January 2021
Duration of the Master: 1 year, 60 credits, 1200 hours
Internship: starting from September 2021

All the Milano Fashion Institute's Masters are first level University Masters, accredited by the Polytechnic of Milan, School of Design. All the Masters will release 60 university credits (CFU, i.e. "crediti formativi universitari").

The Master is carried out in collaboration with:​

   Assolombarda - Sezione Cosmetica

   Cosmetica Italia

The educational model adopted is characterized by multi-disciplinary activities conducted by teachers from three universities along with experts coming from the most important and qualified companies in the industry. 

The project draws on innovative teaching methods including the following activities: 

WARM UP • 40 hours
Educational activities aimed at providing an instrumental and basic training, through the learning of tools, techniques, methodologies and the use of specific software and applications,. These activities enable participants to fill the eventual gaps with reference to the background studies they carried out previously.

Lessons aimed at acquiring quantitative and design tools, through the use of Excel, Indesign, Photoshop, Autocad and Rinho softwares too. These instruments will be preparatory to the understanding of the processes that characterizes fashion companies as well as contents of specialized courses, according to the specific Master. Educational activities include basic lessons and advanced training in relation to the background of the student.

Didactical activities of introduction to the knowledge of the lifestyle, from its historical evolution and historical criticism, to  the predominant organizational models, from the main products’ typologies and the instruments necessary to explore and know the different sectors which compose the lifestyle sistem, and finally up to the techniques of project management: carried out through theoretical lectures, seminars and exercises.
Each module has a final assessment exam, through a written test or a presentation of a project.

Educational activities aimed to the formation of specific competences in managing key processes identified by the three functional and professional areas of the master: the management of design processes, the brand management strategies and events. They are carried out through lectures and direct testimony from professionals and each module has a final assessment exam through a written test or the presentation of a project by the students.  

Company visits, meetings with the stakeholders, seminars to provide an overview on the historical and contemporary phenomenology of Made in Italy and Lifestyle, with important insights on the main Italian brands.

Teaching activities aimed at the practical application of the skills previously learned, inside business environments and real case studies. They consist of: field project, entrepreneurship & Start Up, empowerment & career management, company visits, curricular internship.

FIELD PROJECTS • 224 hours
Educational activities aimed at field testing the competences and skills learned during the previous courses, through team-projects that involve groups of students working on real case studies agreed with companies, performed in the classroom with the supervision of teachers and tutors and companies are strongly involved in the initial brief and final evaluation.

The course aims to introduce students to the rules beyond internships in Italian companies. More specifically it aims to enhance student’s experience both in terms of orientation and first contact with the Italian labour market.
To this end, students will be supported in the analysis of their own competencies, writing CVs and motivation letters, understanding internships regulations and contracts, searching internship offers, preparing for an interview, and, finally, in choosing among different options. 

INTERNSHIP • 480 hours
Curricular activity  for the development of the skills acquired in class and for the preparation of students to their entry into the professional environment. Lasting a minimum of 3 months, it will take place in qualified partner companies.

Attendance of at least 80% of the lectures is mandatory. The teaching activity is full time, from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.15 pm.

Period: from January 2021 to December 2021
Lectures and field projects: from 18 January 2021 to 20 July 2021
Internship: from September to December 2021

Polifactory, Building B3, inside the Politecnico Campus – Bovisa. Via Candiani 72, 20158 Milan

Course description

The contents of the Master integrate different interdisciplinary themes for better understanding and managing the processes of design and wellness.
The Master consists of 720 hours of classroom lectures and a final internship of at least 480 hours.

The structure is composed of six learning blocs: warm up, quantitative & project tools, lifestyle pillars, lifestyle processes, curiosity, lifestyle practices, field projects, empowerment & internship. The objective is to accompany the student to the progressive knowledge of the industry and the key processes that characterize the professional profiles.

Lectures are organized into modules based on the presence of university teachers, professionals and manager from different areas that can transmit a complete picture of the structure and functioning mechanism of the industry. They include a part of theoretical framework and a large space devoted to exercises, with the aim of transferring methods, techniques and concrete working tools.

Educational Contents
Warm up: to acquire a basic "vocabulary"

The unit includes 40 hours dedicated to create, an homogeneity of participants’ knowledge that is necessary for the later stages of the learning process. Lessons help to students, according to their origins, to fill some basic gaps in the fields of management, economics, quantitative methods, sociology and design. Given the different background education , students can decide to attend all of part of the lessons, in agreement with the Director of the Master. This unit does not have a final exam.

Quantitative Tools & Project Tools: to acquire quantitative skills and design
The unit is divided of 20 hours. Lessons aimed at the acquisition of quantitative tools and design, through the use of the programs Excel, Indesign, Photoshop, Autocad e Rhino. These instruments will be preparatory to the understanding of the processes that characterize firms in the industry and the contents of specialized courses, according to the Master of reference. The educational activities includes basic lessons and advanced training in relation to the background of the individual student. There are exercises and tests written by students.

Lifestyle Pillars: to know the structure of lifestyle sectors: design, wellness, cosmetics and events and related work tools
The unit is composed of 140 hours dedicated to the knowledge of the structure of the sectors design, wellness & cosmetics and events, of the companies that characterize them, of the various creative, managerial and communication models.
It also aims to transfer technical and operational tools for planning and organizing activities, along with tools for investigating and processing qualitative and quantitative market data.

Courses are:
Project Management

The Project Management for Lifestyle course aims to provide students with the basic methods of management of Activities and Processes (Planning, Timing, Objectives, Resources, Responsibility, Output, Cost / Benefits ratios) applicable to different types of project in the sectors of Design, Wellness and Events (Brand and Design area, Beauty and Wellness area, Research and Communication area). Contents on the methodologies and tools will be complemented with organizational contents (i.e.: characteristics of project managers, team motivation, project marketing) that allow a proper contextualization in the company context.

Fashion & Design Business Models

The course has the aim to introduce a general picture on the different Business Models within the Design,  Fashion & Experience industries, from a strategic perspective on Luxury Brands, Designer Brands, Experience Providing brands, to the management of the positioning in the different segments of the Lifestyle and the different approaches to the management of creativity, from the stylistic identity to the different product strategies. The course will focus on the levers companies can differently implement in terms of communication, image and retail identity.

Research Methods & Trends

The course aims to provide a broad view, on one hand, of the different methods and research tools useful to investigate Italian Lifestyle consumers. Project-research and trend research will be introduced; processes, tools and artifacts that characterize the research in fashion design: blue sky research, visual research, product research. Tools and stages of the research process: from brainstorming to the concept of the collection. Socio-cultural and scenery research through the cool hunting. Tools and stages of the investigation, from the brief to the final report. Main actors of the trend analysis: fashion companies, research agencies, freelancers. Marketing Research, both qualitative and quantitative: desk analysis and field analysis. The difference between using primary and secondary data.The difference between exploratory and confirmative marketing research. Subsequently an overview and explanation on the main trends, their diffusion processes, contents and forecasting, will be introduced, focusing both on Lifestyle and not-related industries.

Italian Design, Art & Lifestyle

The main resource of the Italian territory is its vast cultural, material and immaterial heritage, whose value is not limited to the greatest number of world heritage sites of humanity, but to a vast and precious archive that still today continues to inspire companies and creatives from all over the world and with economic potential that is still largely unexpressed. The course presents some of the best-known masterpieces of Milanese art, design and architecture with an outline of Italian heritage.

Marketing Innovation  & Brand Design

The Marketing Innovation & Brand Management course aims to introduce students the main fashion marketing techniques and to the framing of the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring the brand identity and brand positioning. This process identifies two different but related application areas: the first one has as its objective the knowledge of the framework and the guidelines from which to derive operational "brand sensitive" marketing processes; the second one has as its objective the direct management of brands as intangible strategic assets, which are connected to specific management processes. The course has been framed within three different but connected areas of application: the management and design of the brand as an immaterial asset; the framework and guidelines for the operational processes; the sociological perspective of branding.

• Creativity Management

The course aims to introduce students to the main ways of managing creative processes, starting from the antecedents, up to the paths that lead to product formulation, according to the different perspectives of problem solving and experimentation, as well as the generation of ideas and the related organizational and market outcome.

Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.

Lifestyle Processes: to be able to manage the processes of creation and product development of the sectors that characterize Italian design, wellness and brand event processes.
The unit is composed of 180 hours devoted to the main processes in order to enhance and promote the identity of the brand, implementation and management of development processes of Italian design, wellness and events.

Courses are:
Brand Extension and Merchandising

The course introduces to the dynamics and productive logics related to the main commodities protagonists of brand extensions processes, starting from the design, up to the accessory and the experience design. The course will introduce you to the main challenges that characterize the respective product sectors, as well as the way in which merchandising plans are built for the design of product portfolios by companies.

Facilities for Fashion, Design & Lifestyle

Both public and private institutions have played an important role in the development of the Italian fashion and design system. Thanks to museums, studios, foundations and theaters and thanks to a great variety of temporary spaces (for fashion shows and for design exhibitions). A vast archive of solutions is now available for young creative people and professionals. The course includes the development of a set-up project together with some theoretical lessons and targeted visits for a better understanding of project issues.

Beauty Product Management

The course introduces to the process of product development within the cosmetics and perfumes sector, starting from the ideation and sharing of the concept, up to the realization phases and the introduction within the reference market, with the related marketing techniques. An important component of the course will be carried out by a guest speaker of the sector and related case histories.

Wellness Management

The course introduces you to the Wellness sector, with particular reference to both the planning of wellness experiences in retail and hospitality contexts, and to design-driven companies that design their own offer system around wellness. Subsequently, the main trends that, at an international level, characterize the sector will be analyzed.

• Food Experience Management

From the Milanese aperitif rite to the organization of an event for buyers or a post-fashion show catering, the common denominator lies in the combination of food, branding and experience management. A sector in constant evolution, thanks to hybridization processes, which requires attention to planning and the management of unexpected details in the past: through experts in the field the course will present the most interesting examples of Italian excellence in the field and how it was possible to build real and their own scalable business models around them.

• Lifestyle Communication Strategies

The module combines the themes of design and communication: these two areas have always worked together to convey a unique style, brand or product. The course aims to provide students with a clear perspective on the peculiarities of the design sector, with reference to communication management. The course consists of two parts: the first part aims to explore, together with the students and through the study of case histories, the reasons and effects of the communication strategies used in the area of design today, with particular reference to tools and strategies of trade communication. The second part aims to explore the typical visual tools and artifacts used to communicate creations and products to trade targets and buyers.

• Brand Event Design & Creative Direction

The course introduces to the planning, organization and management of complex events and, more specifically, to the basic skills and methodologies used in the development, production and management of successful events for industries with a high symbolic and experiential content, according to a perspective able to combine brand communication objectives and marketing initiatives and products.

Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.

Lifestyle practices: field testing the competences

Curiosity – Italian Fashion Cities

The main Italian cities are never just cities of art, nor are they just fashion cities or productive centers, but they are often at the same time important centers of production and promotion for fashion that host different productive districts (with different vocations) together with a significant artistic heritage, with many historical or inspirational connections to the contemporary productive world. The course includes various guided tours and in-situ lessons (in the city of Milan) and ex-cathedra lessons, also in preparation for the Field trip (Florence and Rome).

• Study Tour

Several study tours are planned in the cities of art and Italian design, in order to convey to students the experientiality connected to the phenomenology of art and design themselves.

Field Projects:
These courses are based on the creation of two projects, each lasting five full-time weeks, and it is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of teachers. Each module consists in the preparation of a project on a real case study provided by leading companies directly involved by the Faculty in the educational activity. From the project brief provided by the company, students’ teams will be set up in order to finalize a viable proposal that offers solutions to the objectives set by the company together with the teachers. The objective is to obtain projects that integrate brand strategy, product strategy, retail strategy and communication strategy, innovation and that is consistent with the reality of the company, simulating work processes as close as possible to the reality of professional contexts. The evaluation of this phase occurs at the end of the course, through the presentation of the projects. The projects will be discussed by a committee composed of professors of the module and assessed in the presence of representatives of the companies involved. Companies will have the early opportunity to select potential students for the internships that will take place in the final phase of the master.

Entrepreneurship & Start Up
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 selection processes carried out by companies both in the context of internship, and placement in the job market. During the module, the students will be supported in the analysis of competences in view of the drafting of Cv and motivational letters, in the regulatory framework of internship contracts, in the search for internship offers, in conducting interviews with companies, in choosing the internship offers.

The Empowerment & Career Management Module will be carried out through the following courses:
CAREER MANAGEMENT & ETHICS, to understand the process of placement on the one hand, and on the other the main problems related to ethical behavior within decision-making processes in business and organizational contexts.
SOFT SKILLS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, to learn about the soft skills that increasingly impact business selection processes, as well as the constituent elements of emotional intelligence, with a strong emphasis on practical behavioral simulations within company contexts.
CORPORATE CULTURE & PERFORMANCE, to learn about the exciting theme of corporate and entrepreneurial culture, starting from the context of family businesses, up to the fulfillment of performance methods and paths within these organizations.
CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT, to learn about the specificities of interaction processes in contexts characterized by different cultures that often lead to a discresity between conveyed messages and communication vehicles, at the base of the phenomena of "cultural crush".

The internship is one of the most significant experiences of the master; coordinated by the Director of the Master, consists in the trial, in a business context, of the skills learned during the courses. It is based on a training project collegially agreed by Milano Fashion Institute and by the host company.

Italian Language
The module is aimed at the introduction to the Italian language for international students. The didactical objective is the understanding of the most common ways of interaction and communication, both in everyday life and in the professional contest. The Students  will be divided into two parallel courses , after having attended a preliminary  assessment test, for evaluating the starting level of the knowledge of the language:

  • Intermediate Italian B1 level, designed to provide students with the skills needed to sustain a job interview in the Italian language and to introduce the basic vocabulary of the fashion industry for being able to work properly into an Italian job environment.
  • At the end of the courses, students will attend a  final exam.  After passing the exam, students will have the opportunity to get the internationally recognized PLIDA certificate (A2 for beginners, B1 for advanced), confirming competence in Italian as a foreign language in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework.


Career development

The master course includes a full calendar of activities, besides lectures and laboratories activities, that represent an effective tool aimed to establish links between students and the job market, promoting the employment of professional trainees by leading companies. 

Field seminars
Students can supplement in-classroom activities with a programme of field seminars, involving visits to companies and important industry trade shows. The goal is twofold: to offer the opportunity to develop their knowledge about companies with different organisation systems and that work in various product categories, as well as the understanding of the timescales, product development models and marketing methods. These activities are optional and travel expenses are paid by students themselves. 

Empowerment and career management
Empowerment activities provide support to the process of personal and professional growth of the student. In particular, the course is aimed at developing interpersonal skills, the management capabilities of group dynamics, the ability to positive comparison with the various organizational and professional contexts. The module also includes a section devoted to career management, which has the goal of helping students in the selection processes through, for example, the preparation of CV and portfolio.
In particular, the course is composed of the following modules:

a. Introduction to the internships' regulations
Module dedicated to the knowledge of the Italian Labor law on internships, the statutory requirements for both host companies and interns, and the regulatory framework for granting the curricular nature of activity .

b. Introduction to the Job Market
The module aims to increase the knowledge of the professions of the fashion system, which are the best practices and job offers from fashion companies.

c. Orientation
Module dedicated to the support of the student and the addressing to the professionalism of the job market more in line with the professional aspirations, skills and knowledge possessed by the student.

d. Self Assessment & empowerment
Module dedicated to the enhancement of the student's profile and its ways of interaction with companies, through the conduct of workshops and dedicated support for the preparation of the resume and cover letter in order to better prepare the candidature.

e. Company links
Activities aimed at ensuring the student the required visibility of their professional profile to the companies in the sector, through a direct contact between Milan Fashion Institute and the most representative actors that compose the fashion industry, in order to promote interviews with companies.

f. Internship Mentoring
Activities aimed at mentoring and supporting the student during the internship experience through the composite evaluation of this experience, and the monitoring of the internship in progress.



Internships are one of the most salient experiences offered by the master course and are supported by a network of leading firms of the sector, thanks also to a rich network of relationships established over the years by the three founding universities with the Italian and international system.

Internships last a minimum of 3 months, allowing students to apply the skills acquired during the course to real working situations, with guidance and advice provided by experts with extensive experience and a range of different professional backgrounds.

The internship module is activated by Milano Fashion Institute through a series of activities that constitute the activities of empowerment and career management: Introduction to the internships' regulations, Introduction to the Job Market, Orientation, Self Assessment & empowerment, Company links, Internship Mentoring.

Click here for details about the Module of Empowerment & Career Management.

Internships therefore represent unique placement opportunities for course students and an effective tool to help the companies involved select excellent people.
Milano Fashion Institute actively promotes the communication of internships’ offers through constant contact with the industry's leading companies. The search and finalization of internship must be carried out by the student. In order to find an internship, Milano Fashion Institute provides many opportunities and tools, through the programs of identification, reporting and collaboration with the most important companies in the sector, as well as the active signaling of students’ profiles.

The professional figures

In the tradition of Milano Fashion Institute the figures are therefore 'hybrid', multidisciplinary, able to put themselves in a proactive way as intermediaries' between purely creative profiles, the managerial profiles and, finally, communication profile. Therefore, different professional areas of interest are identified, representing the ideal connection between the creative ideation of the products and their integration in managerial processes at company level, brand and business units.

In particular, the following junior profiles are identified within the Design, Events and Beauty sectors:

  • Junior Brand Manager, for the management and planning of the characteristic brand processes of the design, wellness and lifestyle sectors.
  • Junior Marketing Manager, for the design and management of marketing processes and customer relationship management.
  • Junior Merchandiser, for the management and implementation of strategies and techniques for the construction of collections architectures, in the lifestyle, design, and wellness sectors.
  • Junior Product Manager, for the management of product development processes, from physical products to services, to experience, in line with the business development strategies.
  • Junior Licensing Manager, for the joint coordination, together with the product management team, of brand extension projects, both within licensee companies of different sectors (lifestyle, design, cosmetics), and within fashion companies that implement brand extensions strategies.
  • Art Director Assistant, for creative supervision of both experiential and product projects, starting from the definition of concepts, contents, visual and aesthetic-design aspects.
  • Trend Analyst, for the identification and understanding of contemporary, established and emerging trends, from marketing to trend forecasting as input for the definition of business development strategies.
  • Event Designer, for the creation, design and conceptual development of brand events and experiences, including retail, in the various sectors with high symbolic content and not only.
  • Event Manager, for the management of the project management processes and the coordination of the organization of events and trade shows, with responsibility for the technical, logistical, creative aspects, and related activities of brand building, marketing strategy and communication strategy.
  • Digital Content Manager, for the management and design of digital content and storytelling strategies, related to a product, an experience, a collection, or a brand, in coordination with the marketing team.

Job market

Milano Fashion Institute’s Masters stem from a clear cultural aim of training new professional profiles able to understand the changes in the fashion and lifestyle industry and to trigger innovation in the organization of creative, managerial, commercial and communication process . The profiles formed in the five Masters are the result of years of research and training in the fashion industry by the three excellent Milanese universities, each oriented to different and crucial aspects: management, design, communication, lifestyle and sustainability.

In particular, these professionals are a sort of "hybrid", with multi-disciplinary training, able to act proactively as "intermediaries" between the purely creative profiles (designers, art directors, architects, visual) and purely managerial profiles (marketing, commercial, production controller)and lastly communicative profiles (communication manager, social e new media manager, fashion editor, events manager). These wider competencies, that often in companies are acquired only after years of experience in various business areas, have been finalized in five areas considered strategic for the fashion business, especially in the current phase of revision and reorganization determined by conditions of crisis : 

_the management and planning of the creative processes and of collection development: from the coding and under standing of the values and stylistic codes of the brand, to the ability of declination of these codes within the various product categories and product lines; to the planning of collections through merchandising planning, selecting and managing suppliers, and finally the organization and management of the processes of trade marketing and communication (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management) 

_the integrated management of creative and managerial processes related to distribution, in the different business models (brand designer or industrial groups integrated downstream in the direct retail; retail channels in partnership with brands and indipendent retailer, as franchising, shop in shop, corner, etc; retail chains, asdepartment stores, fast fashion retailers, mass retailers; small independent retailers, as individual shops or small local chains (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management) 

_the management and design of research strategies, communication strategies and the enhancement of cultural company heritage: from the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the consumption to the identification and interpretation of trends; from the linguistic innovation in corporate communications and media channels to the governance of the new digital communication formats and channels; from the enhancement of the cultural, material and relational heritage, to the management and design of social responsibility programs (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management).

_ the management of the characteristic processes 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 activities, and marketing management, to the management of design projects, organization and execution of the realization and creative processes related to the events (Master in Lifestyle Management: Design, Wellness & Events).

_The management of the product / service system and the production process with a view to sustainability in luxury fashion companies: from reporting and the block chain to the circular economy envisaged in the management area, to materials, finishes and innovative materials for a careful product that is not only to the environmental aspect but also social and economic. Regulations, laws and environmental impact assessment processes up to green commercial spaces and social communication processes (Master in Product Sustainability Management).

International Students

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;
E-mail: dp.imilano.utmilano5@agenziaentrate.it
Via Abetone, 10. Tel: 02.540011 or 02.54100729;
E-mail: dp.imilano.utmilano4@agenziaentrate.it
Via della Moscova, 2. Tel: 02.636791;
E-mail: dp.imilano.utmilano1@agenziaentrate.it
Via Ugo Bassi, 4°. Tel: 02.697161;
E-mail: dp.iimilano.utmilano2@agenziaentrate.it
Via Leonardo Bistolfi, 5. Tel: 02.210491;
E-mail: dp.iimilano.utmilano3@agenziaentrate.it
Piazzale Carlo Stuparich, 2. Tel: 02.330251;
E-mail: dp.iimilano.utmilano6@agenziaentrate.it

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)


Securing accommodation is one of the most important aspects of your time in Milan.
We kindly ask you to consider your accommodation here in Milan several weeks prior to your arrival at MFI. Non-EU students should be aware that proof of accommodation may be necessary in order to complete an application for a student visa.

Prices for a private room in a shared apartment range from € 400.00 to € 500.00 per month. Please note you will also be required to pay a deposit of one to three months’ rent when you sign the contract. Always ask for a signed receipt of payment.

Milan Fashion Institute collaborates with Spotahome, for more information contact: info@milanofashioninstitute.it

Spotahome.com is an online accommodation platform for students and professionals who want to book mid to long-term accommodation.

Choose the easiest way to find an accommodation: each apartment advertised on our website is personally visited by a professional photographer who takes photos, an HD video and designs a floor plan of the property.  We offer tenants accurate property descriptions and photos, allowing them to make an informed decision before even arriving to their new home.

Spotahome means trustworthiness and security: all of our properties are personally checked by our staff, taking video tours of properties, neighborhoods, and more to find rooms, apartments and houses to rent.

Spotahome.com: the easiest way to find an accommodation!

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Class profile

The Masters of the Milano Fashion Institute are addressed to Junior profiles, both Italians and foreigners with a good knowledge of Italian language.

Work experience within the industry is not a mandatory requirement, even if it will be considered positively during the selection process.

The multidisciplinary background of the students plays and promotes the learning processes of the typical business environments.

* All the data are referred to the Master in Fashion Direction 2020

Milano Fashion Institute tel. +39.02.3031.6640 fax. +39.02.58362530 - P.Iva 06122860965 - Designed by 7276 & 4Sigma