TAX CODE (MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS)
All students must have a TAX CODE, an official identification number that is used to open bank accounts, have an Italian telephone card, sign a rental contract, etc..
How to get the Tax Code:
- Before arriving in Italy and after receiving our acceptance letter - students can request the Tax Code at the consular authority in the country of residence (recommended!).
- After arriving in Italy - you can refer to YESMILANO, the official guide of the city of Milan, which organizes specific days to obtain the Tax Code.
- After arriving in Italy – lastly, you can apply for a Tax Code at an Inland Revenue (tax) office by filling out an application form accompanied by a valid identity document and visa (for students from countries outside the European Union).
The Italian Revenue Agency branches are operating in back-office and can be reached through e-mail. Many operations can be made online through simplified procedures.
Normally, the tax code can only be requested once you arrive in Italy, at the nearest Revenue Agency office. The Italian Revenue Agency / Agenzia Delle Entrate has several territorial offices / “uffici territoriali” to deal with citizens and and businesses, located in various areas of the City and its metro area.
Please note: Application for tax code at the Revenue Agency office can be done only if you are already in the city, NOT if you are still in your home country where the competent authority is the Consular office of your local Italian Embassy or consulate.
The request can be done by email by attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the tax code number will be returned the same way (via email). You need to write to one of the local offices in Milano.
Here you can find the Tax Code request form and the instructions:https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/schede/istanze/richiesta+ts_cf/modello+e+istruzioni+cf+aa4_8/aa48+inglese
Download the AA4/8 pdf application form and fill it in following these instructions. Please note that the form must be printed, filled in and signed by hand (no electronic sign).
- Tick “allocation of a tax code”.
- Fill in part B (personal data – write them exactly as they appear on the ID you provide) and part D (your current address of residence – it means where you live in your Home country).
- In part C ("Tax domicile" in Italy) you can list your Italian address that will act as a domicile for fiscal communications and receive the tax code card (or Health Insurance Card / Tessera Sanitaria if you’re entitled to it).
- Under “signatures”, please date and sign by hand with your name and surname.
- The filled-out form can now be "photographed" with a smartphone or scanned, then attached to a new e-mail. As a suggested subject: "Name, Surname - Request for a tax code and tax code card".
- Attach also a copy of your ID / Password + a scan of the VISA/entry stamp page (if applicable).
- Send the e-mail to just one of the following email addresses of the Italian Revenue Agency’s Uffici Territoriali of Milan: [email protected] (zone 2-3), [email protected] (zone 4), [email protected] (zone 5-6), [email protected] (zone 7-8), [email protected] (zone 9).
- The Revenue Agency will reply to your e-mail in 5 working days, attaching your tax code attribution certificate in pdf, endorsed by the Director of the office or a delegate. If the office does not reply, do not send the request to another office. If the processing of the request is delayed (beyond 5 days), the student may contact the OneStop Shop of YESMilano, which will make the appropriate verifications.
- For any other information or doubts, click on this link to know more about how to get the Codice Fiscale.
ENTRY VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT (ONLY FOR EXTRA-EU STUDENTS)
Students not in possession of European citizenship must apply for an entry visa for study purposes at the Italian Embassy or Consulate of their own country. It may take about a month to complete all visa applications, so we recommend that you start the procedure as soon as possible.
The Mobility Office will send a letter of invitation to all students from non-European universities.
Within 8 days from arrival in Italy, students from outside Europe must apply for a residence permit at one of the authorized post offices. This document will allow you to stay in Italy for study purposes for a period of more than 90 days.
For more information on how to request the Permit of Stay and all the procedures, click here.
Students from an EU country do not need a residence permit to stay in Italy.
As an example of global architecture, the IULM University building adds further value to the excellence of its teaching. Following the model of the American campuses, the Athenaeum is a very modern complex, technologically advanced and equipped with structures and spaces designed to give space to study, research, but also to moments of socialization.
In addition to the curricular and extra-curricular cultural activities that IULM promotes for the development of leadership skills of young people on an international scale, you can participate in all student sports initiatives, coordinated by CUS Milan (University Sports Centre). IULM recognizes the educational value of sport and its relevance in the personal and professional development of individuals.
Located in a constantly evolving area, just five minutes from the Design District and the Navigli area, the campus of IULM University has become a reference point for modernity and dynamism, as well as one of the best connected universities in the city thanks to the IULM stop of the M2 metro line.
Among the services offered on campus, you can find the bank, two book shops, the library, the IULM Store, numerous places to eat, the CUS Sport Center and the IULM Fitness Center, the IULM Radio and the CUT Theatre Center.
Studying in IULM also means living in one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in Europe.
With 39 universities scattered throughout the region, Milan has established itself as a city for students. The strong presence of international students combined with the concentration of multinational companies makes it a multicultural center of great interest. Economic and financial capital of Italy, rich in cultural centers, events and shows of international importance, it is also a strategic point from which to visit all major European and world cities.
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The Italian language course takes place before the beginning of each semester, in September and January/February. Students must take an oral interview to check their knowledge of the language and be placed in the appropriate level.
The course provides for compulsory attendance, which is an essential condition for the success of learning. At the end of the course a certificate of attendance is issued to all participants who have attended at least 75% of the lessons.
The cost of the course is € 200.
Students interested in the course must specify their willing to join it on the application form. Payment for the course must be made in accordance with the procedures that will be communicated to the candidates.
The course is also open to foreign students not enrolled at IULM University with a fee of € 250, but it is not eligible to request any Visa for Study and so any Permit of Stay.
Candidates will receive an email with the course dates. The course lasts approximately 2/3 weeks.
For further information, please write to [email protected].
Starting from A.Y. 2023-2024, due to the high number of requests and low availability of rooms, there will be no places available for ERASMUS students in the IULM “Santander” university residence.
The Study Abroad Office does not provide support for looking for accommodation on the private market. Students are invited to contact tenants directly.
Students can also click on the following link to find useful websites for accommodation in Milan: