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

Test yourself by using the entrance examination simulations for bachelor’s and single cycle master’s degree programmes with limited enrolment, divided according to degree programme area:

  • Medicine and Surgery and Dental Medicine
  • Bachelor’s degree programmes in Health Professions
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Law and Sciences of Legal Services
  • Herbal Sciences and Technology
  • Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences

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.


110 minutes

Degree programmes 

Biological Sciences


90 minutes

Degree programmes 

Communication and Society
Economics and Management
Labour and Management
International Studies and European Institutions
Political Science
Social Science for Globalization.


72 minutes

Degree programmes 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology


110 minutes

Degree programmes 

Computer Science Area (Computer Science, Music Information Science, Computer Science for Digital Communication, Computer Systems and Networks Security)
Medical Biotechnology
Industrial Chemistry
Physics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
Mathematics (TOLC-I is also accepted)
Environmental Science and Policy
Chemical Safety and Toxicological Environmental Sciences
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 B is also accepted).


Degree Programmes

Foreign Languages and Literature
Science of Cultural Property
Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory
Liberal Studiesin Communication
Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication


CISIA, the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems. prepares for the University of Milan also paper copy admissione tests that differ from TOLC.

See the available syllabus.

Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Animal Husbandry and Welfare

For the Bachelor's Degree programme in Humanities, there is a mandatory, non-selective test. The PARI project platform allows students to practice for the admission test (general culture, disciplinary knowledge of Italian and history, reading comprehension and error identification tests). To access the simulation environment, users must first login following the instructions.

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

Courses to prepare admission tests
Courses run by the Students’ Association

The “Davide Bortolotto” PrePost student association runs free courses, open to everyone, to prepare for exams in:

  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Dental Medicine
  • Health Professions
  • International Medical School
  • Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences
Courses run by the Medicine and Surgery Area and by COSP

In July, the University of Milan provides a free preparatory course for candidates wishing to sit admission exams in the area of Medicine. This course is open to all students in the fifth year of secondary school.

Information on how to enrol and the starting date for the course is normally published in June.

Registration is compulsory and places are limited.

Webinars for Medicine and Surgery and Dental Medicine

The intensive online seminars aimed at preparing students in the topics that will be tested in the MIUR admission tests are free of charge and open to everyone.  

Based on the answers to questions contained in previous years’ tests, the webinars deal with fundamental concepts of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and logic.

The webinars are designed and delivered by teaching staff from the University of Milan and Milan Bicocca University and from the University of Brescia.