Applicants to the Bachelor's degree programme in Biological Sciences must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.
The knowledge and skills required to sit the entrance test are detailed at https://www.cisiaonline.it/en/area-tematica-tolc-biologia/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/
For academic year 2021/2022, admission to the degree programme in Biological Sciences is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. Therefore, applicants will be required to sit a TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) admission test. There are 250 places available for the first year of the programme. You may sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). Register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (www.cisiaonline.it). The test providing access to the degree programme in Biological Sciences is TOLC-B, consisting of the following sections: basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), biology (10 questions - 20 minutes), physics (10 questions - 20 minutes), chemistry (10 questions - 20 minutes). Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct. Score: +1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for a wrong answer, 0 for a no answer. The TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.
Ranking criteria for the purpose of admission to the programme will be based on the outcome of the test. Candidates who take the TOLC-B test and apply for admission to the degree programme in Biological Sciences will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score.
Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
First-year students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the basic mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA) by attending remedial activities organized by the University and passing the final test.
Students who fail the remedial test will be deemed to have met their OFA upon passing the General Mathematics and Computer Laboratory exam. However, students may sit the exam only if they have attended the OFA remedial course and taken the final test. The General Mathematics and Computer Laboratory exam is a prerequisite for all second-year exams.
For information: https://scienzebiologiche.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole
Admission of transfer or graduate students
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first.
To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.
These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.
The request for career assessment must be submitted by 10 June 2021.
The outcome will be notified via e-mail by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the admission test and register for the call.
Attendance is strongly recommended for all courses and compulsory for laboratories.
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment