English entry tests

Master's degree courses, B1 or B2 level - from a.y. 2020/2021

Some Master's degree courses require a B1 or B2 level of English language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as an entry requirement. The English language proficiency requirement is set out by the degree course and indicated in your Programme Description (Manifesto degli Studi) and on the degree programme website.

The B1 or B2 English level is assessed by SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre throughout the admission procedure in the following ways:

  • language certificate earned for no more than 3 years at the time of submission, at B1 or B2 level or higher, among those accepted by the University. Language certificates must be uploaded during the admission procedure. If the language certificate is expired or not valid, candidates will be summoned for the entry test via the admission platform;
  • English level assessed by SLAM during the Bachelor’s degree course at the University of Milan. B1 and B2 English levels achieved for no more than 4 years are deemed valid. Verification is automatic, with no need to attach any certificate during the admission procedure. If the previous English level is expired or not valid, the candidate will be summoned for the entry test via the admission platform;
  • B1 or B2 entry test, run by SLAM, on the sole scheduled date indicated in the calendar below. Candidates who fail the entry test will not be admitted to the Master’s degree course. If a Master’s degree course schedules more than one date of examination, candidates will be summoned for the entry test on only one of the scheduled dates, according to their date of application (except for candidates who were absent on the first test date for serious and documented reasons).

 

 

Students with disabilities or SLDs

Students with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) must contact ufficiodisabili@unimi.it o serviziodsa@unimi.it 

 

English language entry tests run by SLAM
Cod Master' degree course Level Test Date Notes
B78
Management of human resources
B2 8 June and 8 July2021 h 10.00 a.m.  
C70
History and Criticism of Art 
B1 14 July and 7 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.-2.30 p.m.  
C72
Philosophical Sciences
B1 14 July and 7 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.-2.30 p.m.  
C79
Archaeology
B1 14 July and 7 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.-2.30 p.m.  
C81
Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity 
B1 14 July and 7 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.-2.30 p.m.  
C88
Music, Theatre and Film 
B1 14 July and 7 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m.-2.30 p.m.  
E51
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 
B2 30 June and 17 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
F1B

Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

B1 2 July and 10 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
F2B
Biogeosciences: analisys of ecosystem and science communication
B1 17 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
F7Y
Industrial Chemistry 
B1 2 July and 17 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
F95
Physics 
B1 22 September 2021 and 11 January 2022 h 9.30 a.m.  
G57
Agro-environmental Sciences 
B1 22 September and 12 November 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
G58
Agricultural Sciences
B1 22 September and 12 November 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
G59
Crops and Plant Sciences
B1 22 September and 12 November 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
G64
Biotechnology for the Bioeconomy
B2 17 May and 17 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
K03
Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes
B1 23 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
K05
Human Nutrition and Food Science 
B1 20 July and 21 September 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  
K08
Management of Health Systems and Organisations
B1 30 June and 21 September h 9.30 a.m.

 

D58 Biomedical Omics B2 21 September and 10 December 2021 h 9.30 a.m.  

B1 and B2 entry tests are computer-based and they are run on the Moodle platform via Zoom.

Candidates will be asked to:

  • own a computer and a smartphone;
  • have a functioning internet connection;
  • download the Zoom application both on your computer and smartphone;
  • own a webcam and earphones.

All registered applicants will be sent an e-mail with the ID code to enter the Zoom meeting online.

This code will have to be entered both on their computer and smartphone. Once they are in the meeting, their smartphone will have to be positioned so as the SLAM member of staff can control their test workstation via webcam.

They will use their own computer to sit the test whereas their own smartphone will be used as a control webcam exclusively.

Characteristics of the entry tests

The entry test is an adaptive computer-based test. It lasts 60 minutes and assesses the following skills:

  • Use of English
  • Listening

If the master's degree course requires a B1 English proficiency entry level and an additional B2 language assessment, students who passed the B1 entry level test can sit the Placement test, too, to try to reach the B2 level within the scheduled deadline. 

If they reach the B2 level, students will get the corresponding English assessment credits and will not have to attend any English course. If they reach the B1 level again, students will have to attend a B2 level English course in the second semester; if they reach a level below B1, students will have to attend a B2 level English course in the second semester. 

If students decide not to sit the Placement test, they will have to attend a B2 level English course in the second semester.