faq

You can find here the answer to many frequently asked questions.

About the master

The Master is activated annually. The first edition of the Master was held on the academic year 2019-2020.

The 2019-2020 was the first edition of the Master Design for Development.

Previously, a post-graduate specialization course has been carried out by the DAStU (Coopera(c)tion: knowledge and skills for sustainable cities in the global South) of which the Master is an advancement, which is documented by the volume Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization. New strategies for new challenges, with a focus on the Global South, edited by A. Petrillo and P. Bellaviti, Springer, 2018 and from the works of the students of the 3 editions published in the annex to the volume (http://extras.springer.com, displayng ISBN 978-3-319-61988-0).

Admission

The Master’s admission criteria are the following:
a) Analysis of the candidate’s curriculum vitae (max 50 points: max 25 for academic qualifications and max 25 for professional expertise);
b) Motivations expressed during the admission interview (max 50 points);
c) If two or more candidates have the same score, the youngest candidate will be preferred.
Minimum passing grade for admission: 60/100.

The results of the evaluation of the applications will be announced within 20 days from the deadline for registration.

The confirmation or the renunciation must be given by the date of the expiry of the payment of the first instalment.

fees and scholarships

In the first edition there were:

  • four half-tuition scholarships (€ 4,500 each) provided by the Master’s commettee.
  • one full-scholarship (€ 9,500) provided by our partner FEEM – Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation (https://www.feem.it/en/), to one candidate selected among those who requested it during the interview. The additional criteria was:
    I) availability for internship at the FEEM headquarters in Milan on Foundation’s research projects in the developing countries on urban sustainability issues;
    II) attitude and competence towards urban studies and territorial planning.Other scholarships will be formalized at the time of their approval by the Master’s Partners.

Their attribution was based on the merit evaluations expressed in the selection phase of the candidates for the Master’s program.

In the second edition there are:

  • five half-tuition scholarships (€ 3,000 each) provided by the Master Committee

Other scholarships will be formalized at the time of their approval by the Master’s Partners.

The scholarships attribution is based on the merit evaluations expressed in the selection phase of the candidates.

For the FEEM scholarship, the additional criteria were:
I) availability for internship at the FEEM headquarters in Milan on Foundation’s research projects in the developing countries on urban sustainability issues;
II) attitude and competence towards urban studies and territorial planning.

Accommodation, materials and internship

The registration fee does not include accommodation in Milan, but information will be provided on facilities affiliated with the Politecnico di Milano. The costs of the international workshop in Mozambique are included in the fee (travel, accommodation, local transport).

Generally, the Master does not require costs for particular materials. The Politecnico di Milano has several study rooms and libraries accessible with the Politecnico card provided to each student after the enrolment.

The costs of the Maputo Workshop are included, with particular reference to the travel costs, to accommodation in facilities provided by local partners, to local transport.

The internship is guaranteed to all the students, but each student can decide where to do it. The relative travel costs are generally covered by the student. However, for some specific destinations the accommodation costs could be guaranteed by the internship host.

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