How to apply


Selection will be based on the assessment of candidate’s skills, attitudes and experiences, as well as on their overall future objectives, expectations and aims.

The selection process includes:
a) A long-distance test (candidates are not required to take the exam in Milan).
b) A first motivational interview via Skype. MSD faculty might request an additional interview with the candidates to complete the evaluation process. It may take place either in person, or by phone.

The Specializing Master is reserved to candidates with a university Diploma or a Bachelor or a Master of Science in: Engineering, Architecture, Industrial design, Economics, Social and human sciences.

Please provide us with the following required documents:

  • Application Form
  • Motivation Letter
  • Portfolio
    (not mandatory for candidates not having a background in Design or Architecture)
  • Letter of reference
  • Copy of the student’s identity document
  • Copy of the academic certificate
    plus to certificate detailing the marks obtained for each examination, or the Diploma Supplement
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae


The MSD costs Euro 12.800,00 VAT free, according to Italian law, Art. 10 Dpr 633/72. Enrolling in the Master entitles to a tax deduction tax of 19 percent, as falling under “university specialization courses”.


N.3 partial exemptions of 25% available on the tuition fee for the Master.
The initiative is valid until June 20, 2017. For more information:

We are maintaining a list of resources where you can find useful information on the subject for both Italian and international applicants. Please, contact us if you need further help concerning International Scholarships and Grants.

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