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: 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 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens + 1 reserved for students in the Marco Polo project

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 23/04/2020 to 15/06/2020

Application for matriculation: from 18/06/2020 to 08/07/2020

Read the Call

Attachments and documents

ranking list

Session: 2

Application for admission: from 15/07/2020 to 07/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 18/09/2020 to 09/10/2020

Read the Call

Attachments and documents

ranking list

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.

The University provides:

  • no tax area for students on track with exams and not on track with exams for one year with ISEE certification until 20.000 €.
  • Fees exemption on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements;
  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements;
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad;
Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides:

  • Part-time study 
  • Financial aid, refectory service, accommodation,
  • Awards and scholarships