Viticulture and Enology
The degree programme provides interdisciplinary training in the biological and technological principles associated with grapevine cultivation and wine production. Graduates are qualified to work as technicians and professionals in the viticulture and oenology sectors and in the management of wineries.
On the strength of their competences, graduates can pursue careers in the following occupations:
- at the "vineyard" level, in the improvement of varietal selection, cultivation, grapevine conservation and harvesting techniques;
- at the "cellar" level, in connection with the technical management of the wine production chain and quality issues connected with the production of wine and other fermented drinks, liquors and distillates; at the "laboratory" level, in the ampelographic classification of grapevines, yeast selection and the chemical, physical and sensorial classification of wine products; at the "company" level, in economic management and the marketing sector.
Viticulture and Enology graduates possess the necessary competences to engage in:
- consultancy services, management and administration of wineries engaged in the production and processing of grapevines, and the refinement, conservation, bottling and commercialisation of derived products;
- varietal selection, planting and plant health considerations in vineyards;
- managerial roles in wine authorities, associations and consortia;
- the certification of microbiological, wine chemistry and sensory wine analyses;
- the design of wineries, through the selection of the technologies used in plants and facilities;
- the distribution and commercialisation of wine products, including communication, marketing and image-related processes.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
For further information on the number of places and dates of the admission test, visit the website
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on maths, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The degree programme in Viticulture and Enology provides ample student mobility opportunities, mainly through the Erasmus+ programme, which has around 30 EU member universities. The fields that can be developed at partner universities cover all the specific areas of the degree programme. Most students are inclined to follow courses that will broaden their scientific knowledge, or to carry out internships or degree theses in established laboratories. The learning agreement is defined in cooperation with the study programme's Erasmus manager, both for the choice of exams and the organization of the internship at the partner university. Before completing the learning agreement, you must obtain the formal approval of the exams to be taken at the host university by teachers holding equivalent or similar courses at the University of Milan. The conduct of an experimental activity abroad, as part of or the entire internship activity, requires a letter of consent from a teacher of the partner university and the formal approval of the objectives, the project and the internship period by a teacher of the study programme acting as supervisor.
Grades and credits awarded by partner universities are almost entirely recognized. Students thus know that Erasmus activities will be positively assessed in their curriculum.
There are other opportunities for cultural exchanges with universities that are not part of the Erasmus system but have signed agreements with our university. These belong to non-EU areas such as China, Japan and Latin America.
Recommended, not mandatory
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:
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