What are the program costs and payment deadlines?

SOS answers:

Master’s Program:
The total participation fee for the full Master’s Program a.y. 2023/2024 is 16.000€. Tuition Fee must be paid in its entirety according to the following instalments:
*awarded scholarships will be applied as a reduction on the total amount of the tuition cost.
• 2.000€ – Registration fee – within two weeks of receiving the acceptance offer
• 7.000€ – First installment – September 30th 2023
• 7.000€ (or final amount due if awarded scholarship) – Second installment – December 20th 2023

Standalone Courses:

Please find all single course costs on the single courses description page.

Does SOS offer scholarship to applicants?

SOS answers:

SOS does offer scholarships to Master’s Program students. The scholarships of up to 40% of the tuition fee, can vary according to our internal evaluation of every candidate profile and the timing of submission. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates based on their academic and professional merit and motivation. The exact amount will be communicated to the student along with the acceptance letter. Additionally, scholarship funding for special content-based projects might be offered by external partners.

Am I eligible to join the Master's Program even if I do not hold a degree in Design, Architecture or Engineering?

SOS answers:

The program focuses on design related disciplines and therefore welcomes applicants with an architecture, design or engineering degree. That being said, the School may consider applicants with diverse relevant backgrounds as long as the candidate can demonstrate a high level of interest and motivation.

Among the requirements for the Master’s Program there is the B2 Level English Certificate (CEFR). Do I need to have a valid English Language Certification in order to apply?

SOS answers:

The program is fully English taught and SOS requires a minimum B2.1 Level (CEFR) for participation. Applicants will not be required to submit a valid certification, a self-certification indicating a B2.1 level or above is sufficient. During the aptitude interview, the SOS Admission team will also make an evaluation of the language level.

Will the Foundation Courses be offered through distance learning or in presence?

SOS answers:

For #SOS10 a.y. 2023/2024 all Foundation Courses will be held in presence at the SOS Campus in Milan (ITALY). Most of the classes split into a lecture part, followed by a practical segment directed by the professors.

Will students receive a certificate at the end of the Master’s Program?

SOS answers:

All students will receive a certificate of attendance providing a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies carried out and completed. It should be highlighted that our curriculum reflects the practice based, research driven approach to education that is the main feature of our program, greatly benefitting from our extended network of partnerships with both academic, professional and industrial entities.

Where is SOS located?

SOS answers:

SOS is actually located in Milan along with Mario Cucinella Architects studio at our new location in Via Poma 52, Milano 20129.

What are the participation requirements for the Master’s Program?

SOS answers:

Full time attendance is compulsory for the entirety of the Master's Program. Students shall carefully comply with the course work hour requirements as indicated by the School. Absences exceeding three days must be promptly communicated to SOS School Administration and must be justified by proper certification.

With the completion of the Master’s Program, will SOS offer job/internship opportunities to participating students?

SOS answers:

Enrollment in the SOS Master’s Program does not guarantee job/internship placement for participating students. However, one of the main features of our program is a full immersive experience within our extended network of partnerships with both academic and industrial entities which can lead to professional opportunities for students.

How many students will participate in the Master’s Program?

SOS answers:

The minimum number of students for #SOS10 is 10 and the maximum number of students is 30.

What are the dates for the Foundation Courses which will be available as Single Modules?

SOS answers:

The single courses will be held according to the following calendar (class times will be made available in the coming weeks).

Foundations of Sustainability - the weeks of October 4th to November 8th

Green Building Management - the weeks of November 2nd to November 26th

Material Balance Design and Sustainable Products - the weeks of October 6th to October 26th

Digital and Parametric Design - the weeks of November 29th and December 9th

Environmental Design - the weeks of October 21st to November 18th

Design for Circular Economy - the weeks of November 3rd to December 15th

What are the application deadlines for the Single Course modules?

SOS answers:

Students will be able to enroll into any Single Module course up to two weeks before the start date of the course.

What documents are required to apply?

SOS answers:

Students interested in applying to the Master’s Program can fill out the application form. In addition to your contact information, you will be requested to send on: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae / Resume, and Design Portfolio. Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by the SOS Admissions Team.

Students interested in applying to the Single Module courses can fill out the application form the course description page of the course. In addition to your contact information, you will be requested to send on your Curriculum Vitae / Resume.