Preparing for admission tests

The simulation tests available online, as well as any courses and webinars organised by the Universities or by other bodies and organisations, can help prepare for degree programme admission tests.

Admission tests simulations

Some degree programmes, both with open admission and limited enrolment, use the TOLC test run by CISIA, the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems, for their admission tests.

TOLC tests vary, depending which degree programme admission is being sought for, or where the test is assessing a candidate’s basic knowledge and abilities.

TOLC - AV

Bachelor's degree programmes:

Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
Agricultural Technology for the Environment
Food science and technology
Food Service Science and Management
Improvement and Protection of Mountain Environments
Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping
Viticulture and Enology
Animal Husbandry and Welfare
Animal Production
Herbal Sciences and Technologies

TOLC - B

Bachelor's degree programmes: 

Biological science

TOLC-E

Bachelor's degree programmes 

Communication and Society
Economics and Management
Labour and Management
International Studies and European Institutions
Political Science
Public Sector and Healthcare Management
Social Science for Globalization

English TOLC E

Bachelor's degree programmes 

International Politics, Law and Economics (IPLE)

TOLC-F

Degree programmes: 

Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
Exercise and Sports Sciences

TOLC-S

Bachelor's degree programmes:

Computer Science area (Computer Science, Music Information Science, Computer Science for Digital Communication, Computer Systems and Networks Security)
Biotechnology
Medical Biotechnology 
Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Physics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
Mathematics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
Environmental Science and Policy
Chemical Safety and Environmental Toxicology
Science and Technology for Studying and Preserving Cultural Heritage and Information Storage Media (TOLC-B is also accepted)
Geological sciences (TOLC-B and TOLC-I are also accepted)
Natural sciences

TOLC - SU

Degree programmes:

Philosophy
Science of Cultural Property
Liberal Studies in Environment, Landscape and Territory
Liberal Studies in Communication
History
Law
Sciences of Legal Services

Test yourself by using the entrance examination simulations for bachelor’s and single cycle master’s degree programmes with local or MIUR test:

  • Humanities 
    To access the self-test, you must register on the PARI project website; consult the presentation in advance
    Please note that the PARI test is not the specific access test to the Bachelor, but allows a preliminary self-assessment and is an excellent preparation exercise for the admission test itself.
  • 'Foreign Languages and Literature' and 'Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication'
    Admission test example
  • Medicine and Surgery and Dental Medicine
  • Bachelor’s degree programmes in Health Professions
  • Veterinary Medicine

You can also prepare for the tests by looking at previous years’ MIUR exam papers.

Links are to the test for the 2020/21 academic year. For the sake of simplicity, the correct answer to all questions is A. You can also view previous years' tests on the MIUR's website

Courses to prepare for admission tests

The PrePost student association "Davide Bortolotto" offers free courses open to all to prepare for the following tests:

  • Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Health Professions
  • International Medical School
  • Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences

L’Associazione studentesca PrePost “Davide Bortolotto” propone corsi gratuiti e aperti a tutti per prepararsi ai test di:

  • Medicina e Chirurgia
  • Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria
  • Professioni Sanitarie
  • International Medical School
  • Scienze Motorie, Sport e Salute.

I corsi si terranno dal 27 al 31 agosto 2021. Per maggiori informazioni su questa edizione e sulle iscrizioni visitate il sito dell'associazione.

Online intensive seminaries are free and open to all. They cover the subjects of ministerial admission tests. 

Based on previous years' questions, webinars tackle the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and logic.

Webinars have been designed and developed by teachers from the University of Milan, the University of Milano-Bicocca, and the University of Brescia.