International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)
The international and comparative focus which characterises all of the courses taught within this programme aims to enable students to understand and interpret today's global reality, while also allowing them to grasp and critically assess its complexities.
Furthermore, this Programme aims at providing graduates with a sound knowledge of English: students will be able to constantly practice it by attending lectures, actively participating in class (e.g. thanks to exercises and/or other written/oral activities), as well as taking written and oral exams in English.
Pursuant to Article 2 of Law 264/1999, with a view to ensuring high quality education in the light of available resources, the maximum number of students who can enroll in this programme is set at 125, plus a certain number of spots that are reserved for non-EU candidates residing abroad. The admission test for EU candidates is organized in two sessions: the first session, in April 2020, is reserved to students attending their last year of secondary school; the second session, open to all candidates, will take place in September 2020.
The admission test will serve as a basis for both the selection of candidates and the assessment of their skills in the abovementioned three areas (language comprehension, general culture, and logic and mathematics). In order to be positively assessed in each subject area, candidates must correctly answer at least 50% of the questions. Those candidates who are admitted in the programme despite having correctly replied to a lower percentage of questions in the area of logic and mathematics will be assigned further training requirements (s.c. 'OFA', Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi). This means that they will have to attend courses/workshops or consult supplementary materials and pass another test within their first year in the programme. If they fail to do so, they will have to enroll in the subsequent academic year as first-year students and will not be allowed to take second- and/or third-year exams. Further information on these OFA are available online on the website, at Area Studiare, of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences. The selection procedure for non-EU candidates residing abroad will take place in April 2020, and will be open both to students in their last year of secondary school, and to those who already got their diploma.
To be able to sit for the exams included in the degree programme, students are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed in the following ways:
-language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entr…). The language certificate must be uploaded during the admission process;
-secondary school diploma with English as teaching Language. The diploma must be uploaded during the enrolment process;
-by taking the Placement Test organised by SLAM, exclusively during the first year, in the second half of October. Students who fail to reach level B2 will have to attend an English course organised by SLAM. The Placement Test is compulsory for all students who do not have a valid language certificate, or secondary school diploma with English as teaching language.
Students who do not take the Placement Test within the end of October and students who fail the SLAM end-of-course test within six attempts will have to obtain a language certificate to be able to register for and take any exam included in the degree programme.
Italian language test.
Furthermore, before graduating, students need to possess a minimal competence in the Italian language. To this end, enrolled students meet with the Programme's tutor who determines whether they need to take a placement test aimed at assessing their knowledge of Italian. Students who hold an upper secondary school diploma from an Italian (or Italian taught) course are exempted from the placement test, as are those who hold a language certificate. In case they do not already have those competences, students will be addressed to take the Italian language amongst the choice of 3-credit courses of Additional language skills.
Course attendance is highly recommended
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