Admission into the degree programme is conditional upon earning a secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent foreign diploma. Students must also have a skill set and knowledge base allowing them to successfully follow the study programme. More specifically, a basic knowledge in the area of language and communication, history and current affairs, logic and mathematics, is required. Candidates are likewise required to prove English language proficiency at a B1 level (or higher) under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In order to safeguard educational quality standards in relation to available resources, pursuant to art. 2 of Law 264/1999, enrolment in the degree programme is capped to 210 students, plus a quota of non-EU students residing abroad. Admission to the programme is subject to a mandatory online test delivered by CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium for Integrated Access Systems): TOLC-E.
The candidate's educational background will be assessed through the admission test. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores set forth in the call for applications for the three areas of the TOLC-E test.
Two admission sessions will be held - one in the Spring for 125 places, and one in the Summer for 85 places, and any remaining places from the Spring session.
The TOLC-E test procedures will be set forth in the call for applications.
Up to the 210 places available, admission is based on:
a) a selection test aimed at ascertaining basic knowledge relating to language and expression, and to logical and mathematical skills;
b) academic achievements as measured by the arithmetic average of the marks obtained in all the courses of the penultimate year of high school (in the spring selection), or by the final grade (in the summer selection).
For the purpose of the final merit ranking, the test result will weigh 75%, and school achievements will weigh 25%.
Students who fell short of the threshold set out in the call for applications for written comprehension and logical and mathematical skills will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA), by attending courses or workshops, including online, or reading supplementary study materials. The OFA shall be satisfied and assessed within Year I of the programme. For information on how to fulfil the OFA, please refer to the University portal, Study area of the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences. Students who do not fulfil these requirements within the deadline will not be able to take any exams for years following Year I.
English language proficiency is assessed through a special test, whose outcome does not count towards the admission ranking. Students with an English language proficiency lower than B1 will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).
English proficiency at B1 level is a prerequisite for the English for communication in management exam. Students who do not pass the English language OFA exam may sit for it again.
Students holding a valid English language certificate, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, may be waived from the English admission test, as well as students who graduated from a secondary school using English as the main language of instruction.
English language additional learning requirements (OFA)
In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B1 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This proficiency level may be certified as follows:
Through a language certificate, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B1 level or higher (for the list of language certificates recognised by the University, please review: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/placement-test-test-di-ingresso-e-corsi-di-inglese). The certificate must be uploaded during the enrolment procedure, or subsequently to the portal https://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue;
Through a Placement Test, which is delivered by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during year I only, from October to December. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course.
The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who do not hold a valid certification.
Those who do not sit the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the end-of-course test within six attempts, must obtain a paid certificate by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.