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Admission requirements

Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme in Political Sciences 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, as well as logic and mathematics, is required. 
Candidates are likewise required to prove English language proficiency at a B2 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 300 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. Two admission sessions will be held – one in the Spring for 175 places, and one in the Summer for 125 places, and any remaining places from the Spring session.
 
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. 
Students admitted with a lower score in one or more of these areas 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 must enrol in the following academic year as students repeating Year I, and will not be able to take any exams for years following Year I.
 
English language OFA
 
In order to take the English language exam required by the study plan, students must be proficient in English at a B2 level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). English-language proficiency may be certified as follows:
 

  • through a language certification, earned within three years prior to the date of submission, at a B2 level or higher (for the list of language certifications 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 at enrolment; 
  • through a Placement Test, administered by SLAM during Year I, from October to December. Should a student fail the test, he/she must take the course provided by SLAM. 

The Placement Test is mandatory for all students who fail to submit a valid certificate.
Those who do not take the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the final exam for the course within six attempts, must obtain an outside (paid) certification by the programme year contemplated for their exam in English.

Call and deadlines

Places available: 300 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students, 1 reserved to Marco Polo students
Session: 1
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 04-23-2020 to 06-15-2020
Enrolment period: from 06-18-2020 to 07-08-2020
Session: 2
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 07-15-2020 to 09-07-2020
Enrolment period: from 09-10-2020 to 09-16-2020

Further information

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:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

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