The programme is open, but a B1 level in English is required for admission to the first year, and B2 for the second year.
Graduates of class L-25 (Agricultural sciences and technologies), as well as the corresponding class pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99, may access the programme if they have earned at least 30 credits in the following academic fields: BIO/01 - General botany BIO/02 - Systematic botany BIO/03 - Environmental and applied botany BIO/04 - Plant physiology BIO/05 Zoology BIO/13 Applied biology CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry CHIM/06 - Organic chemistry FIS/01 to FIS/07 MAT/01 to MAT/09 INF/01 Computer science ING-INF/05 - Data processing systems SECS-S/01 Statistics.
Graduates from classes other than class L-25, who have earned at least 60 credits in the following academic fields, may also access the programme:
AGR/01 - Economy and rural appraisal, AGR/02 - Agronomy and herbaceous crops, AGR/03 - General arboriculture, AGR/04 - Horticulture and floriculture, AGR/05 - Forest management and forestry, AGR/07 - Agricultural genetics, AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics, AGR/09 - Agricultural mechanics, AGR/10 - Rural constructions and agro-forestry territory, AGR/11 - General and applied entomology, AGR/12 - Plant pathology, AGR/13 - Agricultural chemistry, AGR/14 - Pedology, AGR/15 - Food science and technology, AGR/16 - Agricultural microbiology, BIO/07 - Ecology, BIO/18 - Genetics, BIO/19 - General microbiology, CHIM/01 - Analytical chemistry, CHIM/12 - Environmental and cultural heritage chemistry, GEO/02 - Stratigraphic and sedimentological geology, GEO/04 - Physical geography and geomorphology, GEO/06 - Mineralogy, GEO/07 - Petrology and petrography, ICAR/06 - Topography and cartography, ICAR/15 - Landscape architecture, IUS/03 - Agricultural law, IUS/14 - European Union law, SECS-P/08 - Economics and business management.
Proficiency in English at a B1 level or higher, under to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is required for admission.
The B1-level requirement will be ascertained by the University Language Centre (SLAM) upon admission as follows:
- Language certificate at or above B1, obtained no more than 3 years prior to submission. For the list of language certificates recognized by the University please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-e-corsi-di-inglese/test-di-ingresso-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded when submitting the online application;
- English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme through SLAM courses and tests. The test must have been passed within the last four years. Our offices will perform an internal check, without the applicant having to attach any statements;
- Placement test, which will be delivered by the SLAM on September 22, and November 12, 2021, only for students who have applied for admission at a later date.
All those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.
Candidates who do not sit or pass the placement test will have until December 31, 2021 to obtain and submit a recognized certificate to SLAM.
Students who do not meet the requirement by December 31 will not be admitted to the Master's degree programme and may not sit further tests.
During application assessment, an admission board will evaluate the curricular requirements of the candidates and, if necessary, may ask for further documents.
The board may also highlight any shortcomings to be filled before the admission interview that will be held on the following dates:
- September 24, 2021, 2.00 pm;
- January 12, 2022, 2.00 pm.
The interviews will take place via videoconference. Connection details will be notified to the candidates within one week of the interview date.