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LUISS Business School is glad to welcome the exchange students from its partner universities!

Who can participate
Only students from LUISS Business School partner universities can participate in the programme. The incoming students are nominated by their home university coordinator, according to the home university selection regulation.
On the following page you can check if your home institution is taking part in the exchange programme.

General conditions
In order to participate to the graduate exchange programmes, you should hold a Bachelor degree and be enrolled in a graduate programme at your home institution (specialized Master degree or MBA programmes).
The incoming students may attend LUISS Business School on a no tuition fee, non-degree basis. Participating students will continue as candidates for degrees of their home Institution and will not be candidates for degrees of the LUISS Business School. Only those exchange students who will successfully complete courses at the LUISS Business School will obtain credits at the home university in accordance with the regulations of the home university.
If you are interested to take part to this programme, please refer to the international office at your home university.

Nomination procedure
All exchange students must be nominated by their home university. A home coordinator should fill out the following form

Nomination deadlines:
Fall terms 5 and 1: May 15th
Spring terms 2 and 3: November 15th
MBA Summer Term (4): March 31

Application procedures
After being nominated by the home university, exchange students will receive an email with all the necessary information and a complete course list .
Before filling up the application form, which will be sent by email, we suggest you to consult your home coordinator on a course choice, to be sure that the exams taken at LUISS BS will be recognized by your home institution upon your return. It is not required to submit a hard copy of the application form.
As soon as application forms are processed, the International secretary office will send the incoming students an acceptance letter.
Hard copies of the acceptance letters will be sent only to students that have to apply for a visa.

Application deadlines
Fall terms 5 and 1: June 15th
Spring terms 2 and 3: November 30th
MBA Summer Term (4): April 15th

Academic calendar

Program Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5
MBA end of October – mid-December January-March April-May June-July September-mid-October
Master programs end of September – mid-December January-February March

Academic year 2019-20
MBA full-time programme calendar

  • Term 1: October 14 – December 20, 2019
  • Term 2: January 8 – March 20, 2020
  • Term 3: March 23 – June 5, 2020
  • Term 4: June 8 – July 24, 2020
  • Term 5: September 7 – October 16, 2020

Language requirements
LUISS BS student exchange agreements are based on mutual trust in selecting students and their level of language proficiency certified by each home institution. Students will not be required to submit the results of an official language test for the exchange programme. However, it’s strongly recommended to have a B2 level.

Course choice
The LUISS Business School offers different specialized master programmes and two MBA programmes fully taught in English. Therefore, all nominated students will have an access to a wide range of courses taught in English. Students who have working knowledge of Italian will be able to attend Italian-taught master programmes.

Master programs taught in English :

Nominated students can consult a full course list with his/her home coordinator. Incoming students should take a minimum of 3 courses if they attend 2 consecutive terms (1 semester).

Grading system
Individual courses are graded on a scale of 18/30. Exceptional students may be awarded 30 cum laude (30 with honors).
The minimum passing grade is 18/30. Grades below 18 are considered to be failing grades and are not registered.
The following breakdown may help to illustrate the Italian grading system with reference to US system.


The following breakdown may help to illustrate the Italian grading system with reference to the UK system.


Language Courses
Exchange Students may also attend the following language courses:
• Business Italian – 20h Crash course (initial Crash class, held the first week of November)
• Business English – 20h Crash Course (initial Crash class, held the first week of November)
• Business Italian – Core Course (traditional Class, runs all weeks since the second week of November for
2.5 hours each week)
• Business English – Core Course (traditional Class, runs all weeks since the second week of November for 2.5 hours each week)

LUISS Business School Campus
LUISS Business School Campus is located close to Rome’s historic center in a marvelous villa Alberoni.