politecnico di milano international students

With millions of students from across the globe, politecnico di milano is one of the best places for international students to find your place in Italy. Welcome to politecnico di milano, one of the top most prestigious institutions in Italy! We are an international institution with around 400 different nationalities. The student community is very active and vibrant. In fact, we host many events throughout the year across various fields of study… Today, we review the politecnico di milano international students and the politecnico di milano international students fees.

Did you know? More than 10% of the students who start the Erasmus Mundus master program in International Business at politecnico di Milano (Italy) are international students.

There is one of the most famous university in Italy, Universita degli Studi di Milano, also known as Politecnico di Milano. It is located in Milan, a perfect place to study as it’s both a business and cultural capital with lots of activities to do. International students from , , Africa, Asia and America are welcomed.

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APPLICATION PROCEDURES TO LAUREA PROGRAMMES

COVID19 UPDATES: Starting from September 1st, the Green Pass/Digital COVID Certificate is required to enter the university facilities. Check this page for further updates.

The “Laurea” (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme is an undergraduate degree obtained after a three-year programme of study and aims to provide a solid foundation in the core scientific subjects as well as more specialized, professional training. During the third year, the student is expected to acquire work experience by doing an internship at a company or studio. Once the student obtains the “Laurea”, he/she can either directly enter the job market or continue his/her studies by the applying to the “Laurea Magistrale” (equivalent to Master of Science) or a 1st level Specializing Master.

In order to enter the “Laurea” (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes, it is compulsory to attend and pass an entrance test. If the student passes the entrance test, he/she will have to complete the official enrolment procedures by handing in to the International Students Office a series of documents. Please find detailed information about the admission process at the following links:

WHO CAN APPLY

In order to be eligible to apply to a Laurea (equivalent to bachelor degree) programme, you must hold a secondary school qualification conferred after a minimum of 12 years of schooling (overall). Moreover, you must have achieved your qualification after at least 2 years of attendance of the same education system.

All regulations concerning the admission of students holding a foreign degree to Italian Universities are reported in detail in a document issued yearly by the Ministry of University and Research. 

If you fall in one of the categories listed below, please check the specific indications/requirements:

STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 12 YEARS OF SCHOOLING

Qualifications obtained after 11 or 10 years of global schooling do not allow access to Italian universities, unless you satisfy one of the following additional conditions:

  • you attended one (in case of 11 years) or two (in case of 10 years) years of university studies and took all the exams foreseen by the study programme;
  • you obtained a post-secondary title to compensate for any missing years of secondary education;
  • you attended a preparatory programme (foundation) at an Italian or foreign institution, to compensate the missing years of schooling and to acquire the competences and skills necessary to be accepted to the degree programme you wish to access at University.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED MULTIPLE SECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Secondary school qualifications will be considered valid if achieved after at least 2 years of attendance of the same education system. If you are in this situation, please contact the International Students Office.

EXAMPLE: An Italian Student, Maria, completed three years in an Italian Secondary School, then moved to Canada with her family. In Canada, she attended two years in a local Secondary School, achieving a Canadian High School diploma. Maria’s diploma will allow her to be admitted to a Laurea (equivalent to bachelor degree) programme (in relation to the outcome of the entrance test).

NON-EU CITIZENS EQUIVALENT TO ITALIAN AND EU CITIZENS

Applicants that fall in these categories will apply to the test as EU citizens:

  • Citizens of the following countries: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and San Marino
  • Non-EU citizens who live in Italy and have a residence permit for the following reasons: work, family reunion, political asylum, religion, long term/unlimited permit
  • Non-Eu citizens holding a long-term residence permit in another European country
  • Non-EU citizens who have obtained an Italian High School diploma (maturità)

EXAMPLE: A Turkish student is studying in a Secondary School in Turkey: the school offers the opportunity to its students to obtain either the Turkish secondary school qualification or the Italian secondary school qualification. If the student chooses to obtain the Italian high school qualification, he/she can take the test following the rules reserved to Italian and equivalent citizens.
WARNING: the decision to use one or the other diploma is binding and cannot be modified after having taken the test. 

  • Non-EU citizens holding a study permit, who are enrolled in a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme or in Sigle Courses (related to the Laurea programme of interest) at an Italian university and want transfer to Politecnico di Milano
  • Non-EU citizens holding a secondary school diploma issued by a foreign or international schools that operates in Italy or abroad, object of bilateral agreements or special legislations: the list of these institutions is report in Allegato 2. The document containing regulations on admission to the AY 2020/2021 will be available at the beginning of next year.
  • Political refugees and staff in service for foreign Diplomatic Representations and international organisms with offices in Italy (accredited by the Italian state or the Holy See) and relative family members under their care, limited to spouses and children
  • Non-EU citizens with a C1 or C2 certificate of Italian language knowledge, issued within the framework of the CLIQ (Certificazione di lingua Italiana di Qualità)

NON-EU CITIZENS

Applicants that fall in these categories will apply to the test as Non-EU citizens:

  • Non-EU citizens who do not live in Italy and have achieved a foreign qualification in a country other than Italy
  • Non-EU citizens who have studied in Italy with a study permit and have lost their students status or withdrawn from their studies: these applicants must obtain a new visa for study purposes if they wish to access University
  • Non-EU citizens with a study permit, who are attending a language course: these applicants must obtain a new visa for study purposes if they wish to access University
  • Non Eu students with a study permit, who are taking single courses in an Italian University: these applicants must obtain a new visa for study purposes if they wish to access University

MARCO POLO PROJECT FOR CHINESE STUDENTS

The Marco Polo programme is designed for Chinese students residing in their home country who wish to attend a Laurea (equivalent to a bachelor degree) programme at an Italian University. Students are required to complete an Italian language course of 10 or 11 months in Italy before entering the University of their choice. Application to the Marco Polo programme takes place between April and August, at the Italian embassy in China, where students fill out a pre-application, deciding both the University programme they wish to enroll in and the school or University where to study Italian. For detailed information about the application process and deadlines please consult the Italian Ministry of University and Research website (or directly contact the Italian embassy):
https://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/moduli/2020/Circolare_2020_2021_EN.pdf (Document reffered to AY 2020/2021)

Every year Politecnico di Milano reserves a number of places especially to Marco Polo students. The number of places reserved to Marco Polo students is published here. If the number of Marco Polo students passing the test is lower than the places available, the remaining seats will be assigned to other non-EU students. Marco Polo students can also occupy a number of places higher than the number reserved to them in case they perform better than other non-EU students at the entrance test.

Admission to Politecnico di Milano: Bachelor of Science programmes

  1. Are you a Marco Polo student who has filled out a pre-application to Politecnico di Milano?
    You have to follow the admission procedures for international non-EU students.
    Moreover you must obtain a certificate of Italian language of B1 level (minimum) in order to benefit of the places especially reserved to Marco Polo candidates. If you cannot get your certificate on time, ask the school issuing the certificate to directly contact the International Students Office. Politecnico di Milano accepts any certificate of Italian issued by the school where you are studying.
  2. You arrived in Italy as a Marco Polo student, you are currently attending a Bachelor programme in Italy but you are planning to transfer to Politecnico di Milano?
    You have to follow the admission procedures for EU students. If admitted you must ask for a transfer from your current university to Politecnico di Milano. Do not withdraw from your studies as your residence permit will lose its validity and you won’t be allowed to enroll here.
  3. Are you a Turandot programme student who is currently studying Italian and you wish to enter Politecnico di Milano?
    Given consensus of the AFAM institution you have pre-applied to, you can be admitted to Politecnico di Milano under the same conditions as non-EU students, but you won’t benefit from the places reserved to Marco Polo students.

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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Specific admission requirements are foreseen for the following Secondary School Diplomas, reported in detail in Allegato 1 and Allegato 2 attachments to the document issued by the Ministry (currently referred to the AY 2020/2021):

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Students holding an American High School Diploma must have passed at least three “Advanced Placements” (APs) with a score of 3 to 5 in order to access a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme.

An AP in Italian It will be compulsorily required to students with foreign citizenship who apply to a programme held in Italian language. The AP in Italian cannot be counted among the 3 Aps in case of students with Italian citizenship or in the case of enrollment in courses delivered entirely in English.

In the absence of the required APs, you can access a Laurea programme if:

  • You have completed two full years of college (Associate Degree) after obtaining the High School Diploma. The college of choice can be in a country other than the one of your Diploma.

If you obtained the diploma after less than two years of attendance of the American High School, please contact the International Students Office.

BRITISH QUALIFICATIONS

Students, holding a General Certificate of Education (GCE) and International Certificate of Education (IGCE), issued by certification authorities in United Kingdom, must have passed at least three A levels in order to access a Laurea (Equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme.

An A level in Italian It will be compulsorily required to students with foreign citizenship who apply to a programme held in Italian language. The A level in Italian cannot be counted among the 3 A levels in case of students with Italian citizenship or in the case of enrollment in courses delivered entirely in English.

An alternative to A levels are 3 Cambridge Pre U principal subjects; an Italian Cambridge Pre U principal subject will be compulsorily required to students with foreign citizenship who apply to a programme held in Italian language. However, it is possible to combine Pre U Principal Subjects and A levels.
The Pre U principal subjects in Italian cannot be counted among the 3 A levels in case of students with Italian citizenship or in the case of enrollment in courses delivered entirely in English.

Students holding a Scottish diploma must have passed three Advanced Highers in order to access a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programme.

In the absence of the required Advanced Highers, you can access a Laurea programme if:

  • You have completed two Advamced Highers and at least 4 Highers

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma will be accepted for enrolment (in case you pass the entrance test) without any additional documentation only if issued from one of the schools present in this list (currently referred to the AY 2020/2021). In case the diploma was issued by a school not present in the list, you will have to provide the usual set of documents required for enrolment, prepared by the Italian Embassy in Geneva.

If you hold and IB and are a Non EU citizens, you can be admitted to the test outside of the specific places reserved for non-EU candidates residing abroad, only if you have passed an Italian language course in your curriculum.

The IB diploma obtained only after 11 years of total schooling could be not accepted by university, in this case it will be necessary to catch up the missed year as reported in the section “Students with less than 12 years of schooling”.
The diplomas issued by these educational institutions are valid for enrolment in Italian universities provided that the students in possession of the diploma in question have been admitted to the International Baccalaureate course after having obtained the promotion or the eligibility for the penultimate year of the upper secondary school in accordance with the school system of origin (i.e. the 11th class or 12th class of overall schooling depending on whether, respectively, the school system of origin is organised over 12 years or 13 years of total schooling). In the event that the International Baccalaureate Diploma has been awarded after 11 years of overall schooling, higher education institutions must request a compensation for the missing year as indicated in Annex 1.

ENTRANCE TEST

In the following pages you can find information about the entrance test of Laurea (equivalent of Bachelor of Science) programmes. For the dates of the test, see the pages about the application procedures for EU citizens and equivalent and for non EU citizens residing abroad.

Test On Line (TOL)

For: Schools of Engineering; held in: Italian language

Test of Architecture

For: “Architectural Design” programme and 5-year Single Cycle Programme “Building Engineering/Architecture”

Test of Design

For: School of Design; held in Italian language

Admission interview

For: “Urban Planning: Cities, Environment & Landscape” programme; held in Italian language

APPLICATION FOR EU CITIZENS AND EQUIVALENT

For EU citizens, non EU regularly residing in Italy and Italian citizens with foreign academic qualification.

European and equivalent candidates take the test in the same way as Italian students and compete for the identical number of places.

See the following sections for information:

ARCHITECTURE

TEST OF ARCHITECTURE

The procedure and contents of the admission test for access to the Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) single-cycle courses for the specific purpose of architectural training are regulated by Ministerial Decree No. 604 of 27 May 2021 and its annexes ( only in Italian language).

The Architecture Test for the 2021/2022 academic year will take place on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

The TEST-ARCHED will be administered remotely according to the procedures detailed on the CISIA website. It consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, each of which only has one correct answer.

The time available to complete the Architecture Test is 70 minutes.

The admission test could be take in Italian or English language.

Read the instructions contained in the documents entitled “TEST@HOME room configuration, tests and network requirements” and “Technical specifications for registration and use of TEST-ARCHED by candidates”.

In order to be admitted to the courses, students require a sufficient degree of general cultural knowledge, with particular relation to the historical, social and institutional fields, together with the ability to work on written texts of various kinds (artistic, literary, historical, sociological, philosophical, etc.) and attitudes to logical-abstract reasoning, both mathematical and linguistic.

The subjects that make up the test are:

General cultural knowledge and logical reasoning

A test of the student’s ability to properly use the Italian language in different contexts and for different purposes, and to logically complete a line of reasoning in a way that is consistent with the premises, which are stated in symbolic or verbal form through multiple-choice questions formulated in different ways, including with brief propositions, discarding any conclusions that are wrong, arbitrary or less probable.

The questions concern scientific non-fiction texts or narrative texts by classical or contemporary authors, or texts about current events taken from newspapers or general or specialist publications; they also concern situations or problems, including those of an abstract nature, which require the adoption of different forms of logical reasoning to solve.

Questions relating to general cultural knowledge on topics covered during the course of studies or present in contemporary public discourse complete this area of assessment. For the historical section, the questions may concern such topics as the aspects characterising twentieth-century history and the current world (industrialisation and post-industrial society; the acquisition of fundamental rights; new subjects and movements; the welfare state and its crisis; processes of globalisation and conflicts across the world).

For the social and institutional section, in accordance with national indications and guidelines and in relation to the activities carried out for “Citizenship and Constitution”, the questions may include, for example, the Constitutional Charter, communication and the mass media, the organisation of the economy and political life; the various forms of state and government.

For candidates from non-EU countries resident abroad:

– questions relating to general cultural knowledge of a supranational nature, on topics covered during the course of studies or present in contemporary public discourse complete this area of assessment.

– For the historical section, the questions may concern such topics as the aspects characterising twentieth-century history and the current world (industrialisation and post-industrial society; the acquisition of fundamental rights; new subjects and movements; the welfare state and its crisis; processes of globalisation and conflicts across the world).

– For the social and institutional section, the questions may include, for example, communication and the mass media, the organisation of the economy and political life; the role of supranational institutions and agencies; the various forms of state and government.

History

The test aims to check consistent general criteria of chronological knowledge with regard to key figures and phenomena of historical importance (over the course of ancient history, the early and late medieval period, the modern age and the contemporary age). This general historical/chronological knowledge will also be tested by way of verifying knowledge closely linked to specific artistic and architectural events (works of architecture or artistic movements).

Drawing and representation

The test aims to check the student’s ability to analyse graphs, drawings and iconic representations or terms of correspondence with the object represented, as well as the mastery of the basic notions of representation (plans, elevations, axonometries).

Physics and mathematics

The test aims to check the student’s mastery of:

  • numerical sets and arithmetic calculation (natural, relative, rational and real numbers; ordering and comparison of numbers; order of magnitude; operations, powers, nth roots, logarithms), algebraic calculation, Euclidean geometry (polygons, circumference and area, measurements of lengths, surfaces and volumes, similarities and equivalences, geometrical places), analytical geometry (basics), probability and statistics (basics), elements of trigonometry (basics);
  • basic notions of the principles of mechanics: definition of the fundamental physical quantities (movement, velocity, acceleration, mass, momentum, force, weight, work and power); the law of inertia, Newton’s law and the principle of action and reaction), the basics of statics;
  • basic notions of the principles of thermodynamics (general concepts of temperature, heat, specific heat, expansion of bodies);
  • basic notions of electrostatics and electrodynamics: Coulomb’s law, electric field and potential, capacitors, series and parallel capacitors, direct current, electrical resistance, Ohm’s law, series and parallel resistors.

TEST OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Politecnico di Milano requires students to have a knowledge of the English language. After taking the admission test, you will need to take the English language test, known as TENG (Test of English). The TENG consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, is taken on the student’s PC, and lasts 15 minutes.

You must take the TENG English test even if you already have external certifications attesting to your knowledge of English.

The TENG English test is only suitable for certifying a student’s knowledge of English for the purposes of courses delivered in Italian and does not contribute to the calculation of the score for the purposes of rankings, but may generate an educational deficit (OFA). If you provide fewer than 24 correct answers, you will be given Additional Educational Obligations (OFA) for English.
To find out about the limitations and ways of fulfilling the OFA for English, visit the OFA page.

Candidates enrolling in English-language courses must demonstrate a knowledge of English at a higher level, exclusively by way of one of the methods indicated at www.polimi.it > English language > Laurea courses and five-year course in Architectural Engineering

WHO CAN TAKE THE ARCHITECTURE TEST

The Architecture Test can be taken by students who have already graduated(i.e. who have passed the final state examination for upper secondary education) or who are attending the last year of secondary school. Candidates with disabilities or dyslexia may, if they wish, request specific support for the test.

If you are an Italian student with a foreign qualification, you must follow the same enrolment procedure as Italian students. However, you must submit certain documents to the international students office after the enrollment procedure.

HOW TO PREPRARE FOR THE TEST OF ARCHITECTURE

To help you prepare for the architecture, see the tools at your disposal on Poliorientami website (in Italian). At the following link you can view the Architecture test in English, taken by the students to access the academic year 2016-2017.

To better understand how the ARCHED admissions test works, see the dedicated test tutorial The tutorial is available on the CISIA Consortium channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUAPXG8l3-Y.

SCORES TO PASS THE TEST

You can enrol in one of our courses only if you score above zero in the test. Candidates who have not provided any answers to any questions will not be considered in the ranking.
The maximum possible score in the architecture test is 60 points. This is calculated by attributing:

  • 1.5 points for each correct answer
  • 0 points for each answer not given
  •  – 0.4 points for each incorrect answer

The ranking is drawn up exclusively according to:

  • the scores obtained in the test
  • the preferences expressed by all participants, until all available places have been filled

In the event of a tie (equal scores), the scores obtained by the candidate in the following areas give them precedence: in order of decreasing importance, General Cultural Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, History, Drawing and Representation, Physics and Mathematics.

TEST DATES

The Architecture Test for the 2021/2022 academic year will take place on Wednesday 28 July 2021 as reported in the 27 May 2021 notice published on the MIUR website.

The test can be taken by students who have graduated.

You can register for the TEST-ARCHED from 10:00am (GMT+1) on 04 June 2021 until 2:00pm (GMT+1) on 20 July 2021.

The registration to the ARCHED test must be completed on Politecnico di Milano website, although the test itself will be delivered remotely on CISIA website. The test will allow students to enrol in the Architecture courses at Politecnico di Milano and will take place on one date only.

The day of the test you must connect to the CISIA website in order to take the test by following the instructions that will be sent to you through e-mail from CISIA within 10 days or anyway within the date of the test.

If you want, even before receiving the informative e-mail from CISIA, you can simulate and practise with the Test Arched by registering on the CISIA website and by logging to the reserved area for “practice and placement” 

For more information you can check the Call for Architecture programmes of the academic year 2021/2022: Bando Laurea Architettura 2021-2022 (English translation of official call which is only in Italian language).

HOW TO REGISTER

Access the site from your personal Online Services page on the Politecnico website.
If you do not yet have your credentials (person code and password), you must register for Online Services. Click here to find out how.

– Select Degree and single-cycle degrees: entry or catch-up tests and enrolment > Registration for tests > Architecture Test
– choose the language of the test (Italian or English)
– indicate the study courses you are interested in by expressing from one to a maximum of six (6) preferences. Preferences can be changed until 14:00 (GMT+1) on 20 July 2021.
Your course preferences will be considered binding for the first ranking list
– pay the €30.00 registration fee.

You can choose between:

  • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT by credit or prepaid card (pagoPA model 1) Attention: if you exceed the time required to complete the payment and registration process you may need to re-enter the application to complete and confirm your test registration
  • SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT via home banking or at an accredited Payment Service Providers (pagoPA model 3).
    Attention: once you have made your payment choice you must re-enter the application to complete and confirm your test registration. If you do not re-enter and complete the registration, payment alone will not allow you to take the test.

Please note that it is impossible to pay using the pagoPA payment system at Poste Italiane.

If you are a student with disability or dyslexia, you can report it during test registration. For more information see the page Assistance for students with disabilities or dyslexia.

Paying admission does not mean you are registered to take the test. At the end of the procedure you will see the screen with the time, day and exam room and can print the test registration receipt. This means you are correctly registered. When you re-enter the application you will see the “Registration receipt” link. There is no payment reimbursement, unless Politecnico di Milano could not guarantee the performance of the TOL test.

AFTER THE TEST: ENROLLMENT

On 2 August 2021, the first ranking list is published on the University website (www.polimi.it).

FIRST RANKING AND ENROLMENT

In the ranking list published on 2 August 2021, you may be:

  • ASSIGNED: if you have been assigned one of the available spaces for your first preference. You are required to enrol by 23:59 (GMT+1) on 5 August 2021 for the ASSIGNED course. Any candidates who fail to enrol by the deadline above will be considered to have forfeited their place and will lose their right to enrol.
  • RESERVED: if you have not been assigned one of the available spaces for your first preference and have instead had a place reserved for you on one of your other choices. You can enrol by 5 August 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+1) on the course for which you are RESERVED or you must express your interest in enrolling on Online Services by 12:00 (GMT +1) on 6 August 2021, and wait for the publication of the next ranking list. If you do not express interest in enrolling, you will be dropped from the university rankings you are included in and will not have the right to enrol.
  • ON STANDBY: if you have not been assigned one of the available spaces for any of your preferences. It is not possible to enrol, but if you are still interested in enrolling, you must express your interest in enrolling on Online Services by 12:00 (GMT +1) on 6 August 2021, and wait for the publication of the next ranking if places become available. If you do not express interest in enrolling, you will be dropped from the university rankings you are included in and will not have the right to enrol.
  • COURSE FULL: this means that all the spaces on the course have been assigned and that you will not be able to register for the academic year 2021/2022.

SECOND RANKING AND ENROLMENT (FINAL RANKING FOR NON-EU CANDIDATES)

In the ranking list published on 17 August 2021, you may be:

  • ASSIGNED: if you have been assigned one of the available spaces for your first preference. You are required to enrolby 23:59 (GMT+1) on 23 August 2021 for the ASSIGNED course. Any candidates who fail to enrol by the deadline above will be considered to have forfeited their place and will lose their right to enrol.
  • RESERVED: if you have not been assigned one of the available spaces for your first preference and have instead had a place reserved for you on one of your other choices. You can enrol by 23 August 2021 at 23:59 (GMT+1) on the course for which you are RESERVED or you must express your interest in enrolling on Online Services by 12:00 (GMT +1) on 24 August 2021, and wait for the publication of the next ranking list. If you do not express interest in enrolling, you will be dropped from the university rankings you are included in and will not have the right to enrol.
  • ON STANDBY: if you have not been assigned one of the available spaces for any of your preferences. It is not possible to enrol, but if you are still interested in enrolling, you must express your interest in enrolling on Online Services by 12:00 (GMT +1) on 24 August 2021, and wait until the next time the ranking list is updated, places relating to the best indicated preferences may become available. If you do not confirm, you will be dropped from the university rankings you are included in and will not have the right to enrol.
  • COURSE FULL means that all the places on the course have been allocated and you will not be able to enrol for the 2021/2022 academic year.

THIRD RANKING AND ENROLMENT (ONLY FOR EU AND EQUIVALENT STUDENTS)

In the ranking list published on 26 August 2021 you may be:

  • ASSIGNED: You are required to enrol by 23:59 (GMT+1) on 30 August 2021 on the ASSIGNED course. Any candidates who fail to enrol by the deadline above will be considered to have forfeited their place and will lose their right to enrol.
  • COURSE FULL means that all the places on the course have been allocated and you will not be able to enrol for the 2021/2022 academic year

ENGINEERING

TEST ON LINE (TOL)

More information

TEST DATES

You can take the TOL in various sessions from February to July 2021.

  • First Session: from 1st February to 20th March 2021
  • Second Session: from 22nd March to 15th May 2021
  • Third Session: from 17th May to 10th July 2021

The sessions from February to July are available to all students of the penultimate and final year of high school and to high school graduates.

The admission test will be on line. 

Dates and registration modalities to the Engineering Test from January to July session

HOW TO REGISTER TO THE TOL TEST

1. ONLINE SERVICES REGISTRATION

Before registering for the test, you must register for the online Services: go to www.polimi.it/onlineservices and click on the “New user? Register” link. Follow the instructions: it’s simple and intuitive. You should read the warnings before registering to ensure you don’t make any mistakes.

Have your details at hand
You will be asked to enter your personal data. including your tax code and a personal email address. Be careful to type the email correctly. You will receive a message at this address with a request for registration confirmation. You will need this address to recover your password. If you want, you can see a preview data entry screen.

Password and person code
You will be asked to set a password that you will use each time you access the Online Services. You can prepare it before registering: it must be a word of at least six characters, with at least two alphabetic characters. At the end of the registration your person code will be issued.

Print the receipt
If you register from a device connected to a printer, you can print the person code screen using the screen function. After a few minutes you will receive a confirmation email with the summary of the data. Click on the link in the email to complete the registration process and validate your address.
Remember your person code and password. You will need them to access the Politecnico di Milano online services such as your test registration, or submit applications and study plans, consult lecture classrooms and times, register for exams, and print certificates.

SPID CREDENTIALS

You can access the Online Services and register for the admission tests using your SPID credentials.

 SPID is the access system that allows you to use online services of the Public Administration and accredited private individuals using a unique digital identity. If you already have a level 2 SPID digital identity, you can use it to access the Politecnico online services: go to www.polimi.it/onlineservices choose “Access with SPID” and enter the credentials assigned by your manager.

More information is available on www.spid.gov.it/domande-frequenti

However, you cannot use your SPID credentials for authentication when taking the admission test.
On the test day, the classroom supervisor will provide your login credentials: Person code and password.

2. TEST REGISTRATION AND FEE PAYMENT

ATTENTION: Paying admission does not mean you are registered to take the test. At the end of the procedure you will see the screen with the time, day and exam room and can print the test registration receipt. This means you are correctly registered. When you re-enter the application you will see the “Registration receipt” link.

Follow the instructions below.With your person code and password (obtained during registration) you can access the Online Services. Click on the “Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes: entry or recovery test and registration” link and select “Engineering Test Registration”:

  • enter the details of your identity document, which must be the same document shown to the Examination Board on the day you take the test
  • enter the data related to your high school: if you cannot find the name of your school in our list, select “not found” and type the full name of the school in the correct field
  • select the daylocation and time when you want to take the TOL test: for each date you can see if there are available seats in real time
  • if you take the TOL during your penultimate year of high school the choice of the course is indicative and can be confirmed or changed when you register in the first registration time slot once you have obtained the high school diploma
  • if you take the TOL in the last year of high school or have already graduated, you can choose up to four preferences from among the Engineering study programmes; the preferences you indicate are binding for registration in the second standard time slot, based on your position in the ranking. These preferences may be changed until noon on 20 July 2020 after the publication of the remaining seats available for the first early registration time slot.
  • pay the € 30 registration fee.
    Access the Online Services and click on the “Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes link: entry or recovery test and registration” select “TOL Engineering Test Registration”.

     You can choose between:
  • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT by credit or prepaid card (PagoPA form 1).
    Attention: if you exceed the time required to complete the payment and registration process you may need to re-enter the application to complete and confirm your test registration
  • LATER PAYMENT by home banking or at accredited payment service providers (PagoPA form 3).
    Attention: once you have made your payment choice you must re-enter the application to complete and confirm your test registration. If you do not re-enter and complete the registration, payment alone will not allow you to take the test.

Please note that it is impossible to pay using the PagoPA payment system at Poste Italiane.

 If you lose your receipt, you can reprint it by accessing the Online Services and clicking on the “Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes: entry or recovery tests and registration” link and select “TOL test Registration”. This receipt contains: your identification code, the test date, time, location and the examination room. If you attempt to take your test in a room other than the one indicated on the receipt, you will not be admitted.

If you are a student with disability or dyslexia, you can report it during test registration. For more information see the page Assistance for students with disabilities or dyslexia.

Paying admission does not mean you are registered to take the test. At the end of the procedure you will see the screen with the time, day and exam room and can print the test registration receipt. This means you are correctly registered. When you re-enter the application you will see the “Registration receipt” link.
There is no payment reimbursement, unless Politecnico di Milano could not guarantee the performance of the TOL test.

AFTER THE TEST: ENROLMENT

Three distinct enrolment periods are foreseen:

  • Early session: 12 July – 15 July
  • Second standard Session:
    According to remaining available places and to the preferences expressed by the applicants, a new ranking will be published stating whether you can enroll or not in one of the courses of your choice.
    First Ranking (20 July – 22 July)                                           
    Second Ranking (27 July – 29 July)
    Third Ranking (3 August – 5 August)
  • Third standard Session: 24 August – 26 August

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAMME ASSIGNED IN THE RANKING, YOU CAN PROCEED WITH ENROLMENT FROM 10.30 A.M. OF THE FIRST DAY TO 11.59 P.M. OF THE LAST DAY.

Only one position in the ranking for the enrolment will be assigned to the candidates. If you result as assigned but do not complete the enrolment within the deadline you will considered as renouncing and you could not register in the next rankings or sessions.

If you are not eligible in any of your choices, you can participate in the next session, registering in the ranking; choose four other preferences among the available places. Otherwise, you will be considered as renouncing. 

PREPARE DOCUMENTS FOR THE ENROLMENT

Admissions to Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes starting in October are open to undergraduates who by the end of August will have a recognized final diploma of secondary studies.

Warning: In case of missing documentation, in accordance with the existing rules, Politecnico di Milano will revoke the enrolment even if the candidate has passed the admission test.

NEW: We are now accepting CIMEA (Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence) Statement of Comparability and Statement of Verification which can be obtained (upon payment) in a few weeks and completely digitally by creating a personal account on MyDiplome. For further details about this, please check CIMEA website

1 – FINAL DIPLOMA OF SECONDARY STUDIES (AT LEAST 12 YEARS)

Unless the document is not issued by the school directly in English, French or Spanish, a translation is mandatory. Politecnico di Milano accepts translations in Italian (preferably), English, French or Spanish.

2 – OPTION A) “DECLARATION OF VALUE” (DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE)

Issued by the Italian Diplomatic Representative related to the high school degree. The Declaration of Value is a document, released by the Italian competent Authority in the Country to which the educational system of your school refers, attesting the validity of your Diploma and in particular attesting you are entitled to enter University.

Students graduated in Europe can replace the Declaration of Value with a Certificate Supplement.

IN ALTERNATIVE

Option b) CIMEA STATEMENT OF COMPARABILITY ( digital version only) 

3 – CERTIFICATE PROVING THE COMPLETION OF 1 OR 2 YEARS OF ACADEMIC STUDIES OR A POST-SECONDARY TITLE IN CASE OF COUNTRIES WHERE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM LASTS ONLY 11 OR 10 YEARS

confirming the examinations passed and translated into Italian if not issued by the university directly in English, French or Spanish. Politecnico di Milano accepts translation into Italian, English, French or Spanish.

4 – CERTIFICATE ATTESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION IN THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN HAS BEEN PASSED

If required by law (e.g. Vestibular for Brazil, Selectividad for Spain, Prova de Afericao o Prova Geral de Acesso ao Ensino Superior for Portugal, etc.). It is necessary for Chinese students to take the GAO KAO examination in order to apply.

5 – A CERTIFIED ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR AN EVALUATION OF THEIR PREVIOUS UNIVERSITY CAREER

An official certificate confirming the examinations passed and translated if not issued by the university directly in English, French or Spanish. Politecnico di Milano accepts translation into Italian, English, French or Spanish. (*)

[More info about Evaluation of the previous career]

(*) All the documents in points 1, 3, 4 and 5 must be duly legalized/apostilled/verified

About this, you have more options:

a) CIMEA Statement of Verification (digital version only)

b)Apostille > Apostille authenticates the seals and signatures of officials on public documents, so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are parties of the Convention. Please click here to view the list of countries that have signed the Convention and the authority in charge of Apostille.

c)Legalization obtained by referring to the competent Italian Representative

Please note: translations obtained from translators or Tribunals in Italy will not be accepted.

Declaration of value and legalizations, when necessary, must be obtained by the competent Italian Representatives your High School system belongs to (e.g.: for a university with British educational system in Peruvian territory the authorities of reference are those of the UK).

6 – AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE TO PROVIDE WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENROLMENT, ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS:

  • students enrolled in Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes held in English; the minimum requirements for English language proficiency are as follows:
    • TOEFL CBT ≥ 170
    • TOEFL IBT ≥ 59
    • TOEFL PBT ≥ 497
    • TOEIC: 600
    • IELTS: 5
    • TRINITY COLLEGE: ISE II
    • Cambridge: FCE – C

    Note: only English mother tongue students and those who can prove that English was the medium of instruction of their secondary studies are exempted from providing an English language certification. In this last case, students are required to provide an official document, issued by the school or the government, certifying that English was their medium of instruction.
  • students enrolled in Architectural Design held in Italian, Urban Planning programme or who access thanks to the evaluation of their previous career (without taking the entrance test) can prove their English language knowledge either by: exhibiting a valid language certificate, among the ones listed at this link
    OR
    Taking part in one of the English exam sessions which will be taking place throughout the year

Attention: in order to obtain a study visa you may be asked to provide an Italian language certificate. We suggest you to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representation of your country as soon as possible for confirmation.

STUDENTS WITH A PREVIOUS UNIVERSITY CAREER

If you are already graduated and you want to take a second Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or if you have studied in a foreign University and you want a recognition of your previous exams, you can ask for an evaluation of your university career.

If you obtained a secondary school diploma after 11 or 10 years of global schooling and you attended one (in case of 11 years) or two (in case of 10 years) years of university studies you can’t apply for an evaluation of the university career for the years used in order to reach 12 years of school required for enrollment.

Please bear in mind that in order to obtain a degree at Politecnico di Milano, it is compulsory for you to achieve at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico di Milano (in addition to thesis and internship credits where foreseen).

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

If you are

  • a student from another University who wishes to transfer to one of our degree programmes
  • have already graduated or obtained a university degree diploma from Politecnico di Milano or another University, and wish to take a second degree
  • or your previous academic career has been terminated due to withdrawal or forfeiture and you want to re-enrol for a degree programme

you must follow the instructions on the following pages, depending on the degree programme:

DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN ENGINEERING

For transfers to the degree programme in Architectural Engineering, see the page on transfers to the Degree programmes in Architectural Design and Single-cycle Architectural Engineering.

Deadline for application submission for a previous career assessment: from 17 May to 19 August 2021:

  • You are a student from another University and wish to transfer to a degree programme in Engineering
  • You have already graduated or obtained a university degree from Politecnico di Milano or another University and wish to take a second degree in Engineering
  • Your previous academic career has been terminated due to withdrawal or forfeiture and you want to re-enrol in an Engineering programme  

Access Online Services and click on “Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and single-cycle programmes: course transitions and admission with previous academic career.”

You can request the assessment of your previous academic career for up to three degree programmesYou must pay €60 for each assessment request. This fee is non-refundable.

  • If at least 35 ECTS credits are validated for the programme in which you are interested, you can enrol directly from the assessment of your previous career without having to take the TOL entrance test.
  • If less than 35 ECTS credits are validated, enrolment is only possible after taking the TOL entrance test and if the result of the test or the position in the ranking will allow you to enrol in your programme of interest.
    If this is the case, you will have to follow the enrolment instructions and those below concerning the assessment of your previous academic career.

A committee will assess which of the transfer requests that meet the above criteria can be accepted, taking into account the number of students enrolled in the first year and the academic career indicators (number of ECTS credits taken, average score, TOL score). The committee will decide which ECTS credits will be recognised as valid for graduation.
If you doubt that at least 35 ECTS credits will be validated, or are concerned that even if they are, you cannot meet the number of places available, we suggest you take the TOL entrance test to take part in the enrolment process under the Call for applications.

If you attended another University, or have already graduated, and wish to graduate at Politecnico di Milano, you must obtain 60 ECTS credits of curricular examinations at our University, in addition to the final exam and the compulsory internship, if required.

Students who do not hold one of the English language certifications required by the University are automatically awarded English OFA (additional educational obligations. These OFA must be completed within the first year of enrolment at Politecnico di Milano. Otherwise, it is not possible to add new courses to the study plan, in addition to those already included at the time of enrolment. If at the time of admission, the Study Plan is submitted complete with the ECTS credits required for graduation, admission to the final examination is not permitted until the English OFA have been completed.


DEADLINES AND PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING PREVIOUS ACADEMIC CAREER ASSESSMENT

DEADLINES

  • Apply for your previous academic career assessment from 17 May to 19 August 2021.
  • Publication of previous academic career assessment: by 7 September.
  • By 13 September you can check the status and outcome of your assessment request to accept or reject it, by re-entering the application.

If you have any doubt that you will not be validated for at least 35 ECTS credits, we advise you to take the TOL entrance test to allow you to take part in the enrolment phases under the Call for applications.


OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

With your person code and password, access Online Services and select the item “Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) and single-cycle programmes: course transitions and admission with a previous academic career.” Download and read the “Previous career evaluation request guideline“.

You can indicate up to three degree programmes for which to request the assessment of your previous career. The procedure is quite intuitive and straightforward. Follow the screens and carefully read the warnings on each page. You will be asked to enter some information about your previous academic career. We advise you to prepare the following in advance:

  • name of the qualification obtained or partial qualification
  • University name
  • last academic year of enrolment
  • last year of the programme in which you were enrolled
  • last year’s enrolment status (regular repeating student, provisional repeating student, student who exceeded the legal time)
  • date of your academic career ending
  • reason for ending your academic career (withdrawal from studies, forfeited, or dismissed)

The application will ask you to declare whether you wish to have your previous academic career evaluated.

A) IF YOU DECLARE THAT YOU “WANT THE ASSESSMENT”, THIS MEANS THAT YOUR PREVIOUS ACADEMIC CAREER WILL BE ASSESSED, AND ANY TEACHING MAY BE RECOGNISED.

You must enter the programmes for which you wish to be evaluated, indicating the following for each programme

  • SSD – Scientific Disciplinary Sector (if provided by your study programme or System)
  • the number of credits should be indicated if provided by the study programme or System
  • programme name or part of the name
  • the academic year in which the exam is included in your career
  • exam status (passed, not taken, Validated/derived from previous assessment/Suitability)

You also have to upload two separate files in PDF format including the following documents:

  • Academic Transcripts: certified by the university registrar’s office, confirming courses taken, grades received and the relation of credits given to number of hours for each course. This document will be accepted in Italian, English, French or Spanish.
  • Detailed Study Programs: brief course descriptions explaining the content and the basic topics covered in each course, and the number of hours for each course/training activity in the academic curriculum that the candidate has completed. Programs should be on university letterhead and stamped by the university. Politecnico di Milano DOES NOT require a translation of the detailed study programs if written in English, French or Spanish. The diploma supplement, if adopted, can replace the transcripts.

ATTENTION It is not necessary to have all documents legalized/apostilled in order to apply for an evaluation of the previous career but you must provide them after enrolment.

This procedure must be completed for each of the programmes for which you ask an evaluation. If you ask the evaluation for three different programmes, you will have to apply for three different evaluations, by clicking each time on “New Request.”

If you have been enrolled at Politecnico (e.g. you are a forfeited student), you will see the screen with your entire previous career entered.

This data entry operation must be completed for each target programme for which you are applying for admission. If you are applying for assessment for three different programmes, you will have to follow the procedure three times, each time clicking on the “New application” button.

For each programme for which you are requesting assessment you will be required to pay € 60. This fee is non-refundable. As soon as the payment is received by Politecnico di Milano the assessment request cannot be changed, and will be sent to the committee.

B) IF YOU DECLARE THAT YOU “DO NOT WANT THE ASSESSMENT,” YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU DO NOT WANT RECOGNITION OF THE EXAMS FROM YOUR PREVIOUS ACADEMIC CAREER

This choice cannot be changed. 

In such a case, the only way to enrol in an engineering programme is linked to passing the TOL entrance test and any ranking depending on the different enrolment periods.


PUBLICATION OF ASSESSMENTS

By 7 September you can check the status and outcome of your assessment request by re-entering the application.

Once you have seen the outcome you must

  • reject the assessment result
  • accept the assessment result

If you have accepted your previous academic path’s assessment outcome, previous programme exams that obtained OPTIONAL VALIDATION (see the column Optional validation YES with the related validated exam) may be taken on the date scheduled in the academic calendar until the closing date of your previous career.

Assessments may have different processing times. If one assessment is accepted, the others will be invalidated. It is advisable to wait for the outcome of assessments before accepting.

  • If the assessment outcome recognises less than 35 ECTS credits or is rejected enrolment is only possible by passing the TOL entrance test and any ranking depending on the different enrolment periods.
  • If the assessment result recognises more than 35 ECTS credits and you accept the assessment you can enrol without taking the TOL.
  • You can proceed with the payment of the first instalment from 12 July to 7 September 2021.

Remember to pay the first instalment and enrol after you have correctly closed the enrolment on the previous programme, to avoid incurring enrolment in multiple degree programmes.

REQUIREMENTS

Admission requirements to Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) programmes:

STUDENTS WITH A UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION OBTAINED OUTSIDE ITALY

Applicants to Master of Science programmes are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level programme must contain subjects closely related to the MSc programme you are applying to. Check here the requirements of each programme.

Before starting the application, please verify that your GPA fulfils the minimum GPA requirements (only valid for some Countries listed below).

Please note that Politecnico di Milano does not accept degrees obtained on the basis of franchising agreements.

AN ENGLISH OR ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE

Check the details and deadlines

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

If you studied in one of the following countries please read carefully the information below and the details about the documents to be provided available here. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed below then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered. 

BANGLADESH

Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.3 out of 4

CHINA

  • A bachelor’s degree (学士学位证书 xueshi xuewei zhengshu), whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying 
  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 70 out of 100
  • If your transcript does not state your GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE, it is highly recommended you obtain a document issued and stamped by your university showing your GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE. The document will expedite the assessment of the application. Check the samples.
    If the document is not provided, the International Admissions Office will calculate the GPA/WEIGHTED AVERAGE SCORE on the basis of your transcript, and the Politecnico di Milano reserves the right to uphold any decision made based on our own assessment.

COLOMBIA

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.5 out of 5
  • A Título de Licenciatura, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

EGYPT

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 65 out of 100. 
  • If you graduated in an Egyptian University, please provide a letter issued by your university stating your weighted average score in addition to your academic transcripts. If you have not graduated yet and do not have your final transcripts, please ask to your university to issue a certified document stating your Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • If your Bachelor Degree (at least for 3 years) was taught in English, you are not required to provide an English language certificate. In this case, please send a document certified by your university attesting your programme medium of instruction.

However, please note that the Italian Diplomatic Representatives in Egypt might request you to provide an English proficiency certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL in order to manage your pre-enrollment and visa application. Therefore, we strongly advise you to contact the Italian Diplomatic Representatives in your country to check the documents required as to avoid any delay with the Embassy and pre-enrolment procedures.

ETHIOPIA

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 4.

GHANA

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 65 out of 100.

INDIA

  • Minimum GPA (percentage or weighed score) required for the application is 70 out of 100.
  • If you graduated in an Indian university, please upload scanned copies of your original academic transcript or consolidated grade sheet directly issued and certified by your institution. No screenshot will be accepted.
  • Transcript must contain your Grade Point Average (percentage or weighed score) and the grading system applied. If this information are not stated on your transcript, please ask your university or college to provide you with a certified document stating them.

INDONESIA

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 2.8 out of 4
  • Sarjana I degree (Sarjana Stratum satu, S I), whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

IRAN

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 14.5 out of 20. The office will consider only the GPA related to your bachelor degree and will not make any average with other degree such as Associate degree or Master degree
  • Lisans or Karshenasi or Karshenasi-napayvasteh, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying. NOTE: for holders of Karshenasi-napayvasteh we will take into consideration only the GPA earned on the Karshenasi and we will not consider the Kardani GPA. No exception will be made regarding the minimum GPA
  • Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    – Example 1
    – Example 2
    POLIMI DOES NOT ACCEPT PHOTOCOPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS
  • Due to some special requirements for pre-enrolment procedure and Visa application, students applying to the first semester must obtain their university qualification by May/June. For more information, please visit the Italian Embassy website.

NIGERIA

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 5

PAKISTAN

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3.3 out of 4
  • If you graduated in a Pakistani University, please provide a letter issued by your university stating your weighted average score in addition to your academic transcripts.  If you have not graduated yet and do not have your final transcripts, please ask to your university to issue a certified document stating your Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • We accept transcripts (original with stamp and signature, NOT PHOTOCOPIED) certified by your university Registrar’s Office, by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan or by an Italian Diplomatic Representative. Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    – Example 1
    – Example 2

RUSSIA

  • No minimum GPA is required
  • A Bachelor degree (бакалавр – Bakalavr) whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme students are applying to
  • Check out some examples of accepted certified copy of transcripts:
    – Example 1
    – Example 2

SERBIA

Minimum GPA required for the application is 7.5 out of 10

SUDAN

The uploaded transcript must be original (photocopies are not valid) or a copy attested by the Registrar’s Office and must contain an original stamp of the University, the signature of an officer in charge and a recent date.

TURKEY

  • Minimum GPA required for the application is 3 out of 4
  • Lisans Diplomasi, whose main subjects are closely related to the MSc programme to which students are applying

VIETNAM

Minimum GPA required for the application is 7 out of 10

FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH A UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION OBTAINED IN ITALY

If you have an Italian university qualification you may be admitted to graduate degree courses under the same conditions as Italian students. For more detailed information about this procedure, please visit the website http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/ or contact the Registrar’s office.

ATTENTION!

The procedures and deadlines listed in the following section are referred ONLY to the students with an ITALIAN 1st level academic degree (Bachelor of Science), who wish to apply for a Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science programme) at the Politecnico di Milano:

Foreign students with a University qualification obtained in Italy – Laurea Magistrale

FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH A UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION OBTAINED IN ITALY – LAUREA MAGISTRALE APPLICATION

a.y. 2020/2021

The simultaneous enrolment in different Universities or different Higher Institutes of Education and on different degree programmes in the same School, both in Italy and abroad, is forbidden, with exception of cases explicitly stated by international cooperation agreements. In order to access to a Master of Science programme (Laurea Magistrale) at Politecnico di Milano, students with an Italian BSc degree title (Laurea Triennale) need to submit an online admission application.

ATTENTION: the application for admission to the master’s degree must be re-submitted after the student has completed the assigned curricular integrations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHO CAN APPLY

You are entitled to submit the admission application if you have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree (“Laurea di primo livello“), a Bachelor’s degree achieved with the old education system (“Laurea del Vecchio Ordinamento”) or a university diploma; or you are currently enrolled at Politecnico di Milano or at another University and you have obtained 145 CFU.

APPLICATION

The application consists of an evaluation of the student’s previous career, carried out by an academic commission, based on: specific requirements verification (e.g. degree final mark, GPA, portfolio…), which may vary from programme to programme and are indicated in the relevant Teaching Regulations of each degree programme; possession of a valid English language certification recognized by the Politecnico di Milano, with an adequate score. The knowledge of the English language is a compulsory requirement for the access to every Master’s programme. If you fail to provide such certificate with a sufficient score and within the date indicated for registration, you will not be able to enrol.
If you are not in possession of the required English language certification or if you are waiting to obtain the result in addition to the application for admission to the MSc programs, we recommend that you submit an application to enroll in “single courses”:
https://www.polimi.it/en/international-prospective-students/phd-and-continuing-education/single-courses/

WHEN TO APPLY

At the Politecnico di Milano is possible to start the Master’s programme during both first and second semester. For further information you can refer to Deadlines section.

RESULTS OF THE ADMISSION REQUEST

The result of the evaluation may be:

  • positive, meaning that it is possible to enrol;
  • negative, meaning that it is not possible to enrol;
  • admitted to single courses in order to fulfill curricular integrations, the admission is subject to the acquisition, within the academic year, of the CFU related to the curricular integrations indicated by the commissions (therefore, the candidate must take additional exams before submitting the admission request)

For further details about the admission process to the MSc programs, please visit the web site of the Schools: https://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/useful-links-and-resources/schools/

HOW TO APPLY

If you want to apply for a Master痴 degree programme at Politecnico di Milano, you have to: 

  • log in to the Online Services
  • click on the link “Admission to the Laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application presentation, result consultation and registration”

For further details about the admission process to the MSc programs, please visit the web site of the Schools:
https://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/useful-links-and-resources/schools/

REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

You are entitled to access a Master’s programme if:

  • you have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea Triennale), a Bachelor’s degree achieved with the education system preceding the D.M. 509/99 (Laurea del Vecchio Ordinamento) or a university diploma;
  • or you are currently enrolled at Politecnico di Milano or at another University and you are going to graduate within the enrolment deadline.

The requirements needed to have your previous career evaluated are:

  • the achievement of 145 certificated CFU
  • you must graduate before the enrolment to a Master’s programme

Note: in addition to the requirements above-mentioned, every degree programme demand other specific prerequisites for the admission: refer to the “Educational Rules (Regolamento Didattico)” of the degree programme you want apply to.

In order to be admitted to a Master’s programme you need to provide a proof of English proficiency: refer to this page.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Politecnico di Milano requires a level of English proficiency as stated in the following document. Students must present the original English language certificate requested by the University. You can self-certify your knowledge of English at the level required for admission and, if required, you can upload the certificate if already in your possession. If you still do not have your certificate, you can continue inserting the request for assessment by selecting ‘Next’. Remember that the original English language certificate must reach the Registrar’s Office within the date indicated for registration. If you fail to provide the certification within the stated deadline, you will not be able to enrol even after a positive evaluation.

The deadlines may vary depending on the School which offers the programme:

  • School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering and School of Design: within the deadline to apply
  • School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering and School of Industrial and Information Engineering: within the date indicated for registration

For more information on the documents and/or additional elements for assessment, consult the Educational regulations on the web sites of the Schools.

For the School AIUC and the School of Design the self-certification alone will not be taken into consideration if the certificate has not been uploaded within the deadline for submitting the application or the original has been delivered to the registrar’s office (SEGRETERIA STUDENTI).

PLACES AVAILABLE FOR A.Y. 2019/2020

Download the places available for a.y. 2019/2020

APPLICATION

WHEN TO APPLY

It is possible to enrol to Master’s programmes during both the first and the second semester, applying during the period stated by the Student’s Office. It is possible to submit the application starting from the 10.30 of the first day of the application period.

Deadlines for the a.y. 2019/2020:

  • School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering:
    – 
    Architecture programmes (*)
    1st semester: from 8th July to 31st July 2019
    2nd semester: from 7th January al 24th January 2020
    – Engineering programmes (**)
    1st semester: from 8th July to 6th September 2019
    2nd semester: from 7th January to 17th February 2020
  • School of Design:
    1st semester
    : from 8th July to 31st July 2019
    2nd semester: from 7th January to 31st January 2020 
  • School of Industrial and Information Engineering:
    1st semester:
     from 8th July to 6th September 2019
    2nd semester: from 7th January to 17th February 2020
  • School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering: 
    1st semester: 
    from 8th July to 6th September 2019
    2nd semester: from 7th January to 17th February 2020

(*) Architecture – Built Environment – Interiors; Architecture and Urban Design; Architecture – Building Architecture; Architectural Design and History; Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design; Landscape Architecture. Land Landscape Heritage; Urban Planning and Policy Design

(**) Building and Architectural Engineering; Management of Built Environment; Building Engineering

It is possible to submit the application for more than one degree programme, but no more than three.

Note: Students who have applied for the first semester and received a positive result, but decide to postpone their attendance to the MSc programme to the second semester, must submit their admission request all over again within the published deadline.

Students currently enrolled in a MSc programme at another Italian university and wish to transfer to Politecnico di Milano, must follow the same admission procedures to enrol to the first year. The transfer is possible only during the first semester. If you want to enrol during the second semester, after following the same application guidelines, you must withdraw from your previous university and enrol again.

STUDENTS WITH A FOREIGN TITLE

Students with a foreign title (Italian students with a foreign title as well), must submit their Master’s application following a procedure different from the one for students with Italian title. For further details click here. The responsible office is the International Students Office. If you have both a foreign and an Italian title, you should decide which one you want to use for the application process and, thus, the procedure to follow.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are not a student from Politecnico di Milano, first you need to register to the Online Services: go to www.polimi.it/onlineservices and click on the link “New user? Register”. Follow the instructions you see on the screen: it is simple and intuitive. However, to be sure not to make any mistakes, read the advices below.

Be ready with your data – You will be asked to provide your personal data. In particular, prepare your tax code (“codice fiscal”) and a personal e-mail address. Be careful to insert your e-mail address correctly: the request for the registration confirmation will be sent to such address. Furthermore, you will need it to recover your password in case you forget it. If you want, you can take a look at a preview of the page to insert your personal data.

Password and personal code – After this first step, you will be asked to choose a password that you will use to access the Online Services. You can prepare it before the registration: it must be at least 6 character long, with at least two alphabetic characters. At the end of the registration you will be given your personal code.

Print the receipt – If you register from a device connected to a printer, you can print the screenshot with the personal code through the function displayed on the screen. In any case, after a few minutes you will be sent a confirmation e-mail with a summary of your data: click on the link you find in the email to validate the e-mail address you provided and complete the registration.

Memorize the personal code and the password: you will need them to access all the Politecnico Online Services, such as submit applications, present the study plan, consult the timetables, register for the exams, print certificates.

Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree from Politecnico di Milano and applied to a Master’s programme which is the continuation of the Bachelor’s programme, may receive a positive response if they abide by the requisites provided by the respective School and if they possess a proof of English proficiency conform to the Teaching Regulations of the respective degree programme.

For more information on the documents and/or additional elements for assessment, consult the Educational regulations on the web sites of the Schools.

If you did not get your Bachelor’s degree from Politecnico di Milano you will need to upload the required documents.

Note: in some cases, even students graduated at the Politecnico di Milano might need to upload some documents in order to be evaluated, depending on the provenance degree programme and on the Master’s programme they are applying to. Provide the required documents.

If you want to apply for a Master’s degree programme at Politecnico di Milano, you have to:

  • log in to the Online Services
  • click on the link “Admission to the Laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application presentation, result consultation and registration”

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

SCHOOL OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (INGCAT) AND SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

If you want to enrol in an Engineering programme offered by one of these Schools and you are not a Politecnico di Milano graduate, you must upload and supply the following documents to request admission:

  • self-certification of your Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science). If you are a graduating student, you can self-certify your presumed graduation date; 
  • self-certification of the exams taken in the previous university and the teaching programmes (courses description). For the MSc programme in Management Engineering, you can present self-certification of the transcript of records (certification of the examination passed), with the indication of the pertinent Disciplinary Scientific Sectors (SSD) instead of the programmes.

If you graduated at another University (or if you graduated at Politecnico di Milano but you did not registered in your career the English certification required during the Bachelor’s programme):

  • you can self-certify your knowledge of English at the level required for admission and, if required, you can upload the certificate if already in your possession. If you still do not have your certificate, you can continue inserting the request for assessment by selecting ‘Next’. Remember that you need to provide the Registrar’s Office (Segreteria Studenti) of the campus where the MSc programme is held with the original version of your English language certificate required, within the date indicated for registration.

For more information on the documents and/or additional elements for assessment, consult the Educational regulations on the web sites of the Schools:

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

Engineering programmes

If you want to enrol in an Engineering programme offered by this school and you are not a Politecnico di Milano graduate, you must upload and supply the following documents to request admission:

  • self-certification of your Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science). If you are a graduating student, you can self-certify your presumed graduation date
  • self-certification of the exams taken
  • other certification relative to other university qualifications: Master, Doctorate, Postgraduate programmes

If you are a Politecnico di Milano graduate, you will not need to supply any document relative to titles obtained at our University: your previous career is provided to the commissions by the Student’s office. You will need to provide instead:

  • other certification relative to other university qualifications: Master, Doctorate, Postgraduate programmes

If you graduated at another University (or if you graduated at Politecnico di Milano but you did not registered in your career the English certification required during the Bachelor’s programme):

  • You can self-certify your knowledge of English at the level required for admission and, if required, you can upload the certificate if already in your possession. If you still do not have your certificate, you can continue inserting the request for assessment by selecting ‘Next’. Remember that you need to provide the registrar’s office (Segreteria Studenti) of the campus where the MSc programmes is held with the original version of your English language certificate required, within the date indicated for registration.

Architecture programmes

If you want to enrol in an Architecture programme offered by this school and you are not a Politecnico di Milano graduate, you must upload and supply the following documents to request admission:

  • self-certification of the qualification obtained and the exams passed with at least 145 ECTS credits. If you are a graduating student, self-certification of your presumed graduation date, which must precede the estimated enrolment date
  • other certification relative to other university qualifications: Master, Doctorate, Postgraduate programmes
  • self-certification of the exams taken
  • portfolio
  • curriculum vitae

If you are a Politecnico di Milano graduate, you will not need to supply any document relative to titles obtained at our University: your previous career is provided to the commissions by the Student’s office. You will need to provide instead:

  • other certification relative to other university qualifications: Master, Doctorate, Postgraduate programmes
  • portfolio (students admitted ex-officio are exempted)
  • curriculum vitae (students admitted ex-officio are exempted)

If you graduated at another University (or if you graduated at Politecnico di Milano but you did not registered in your career the English certification required during the Bachelor’s programme):

  • you can self-certify your knowledge of English at the level required for admission and, if required, you can upload the certificate if already in your possession. If you still do not have your certificate, you can continue inserting the request for assessment by selecting ‘Next’. Remember that you need to provide the Registrar’s Office (Segreteria Studenti) of the campus where the MSc programme is held with the original version of your English language certificate required, within the date indicated for registration.

For more information on the documents and/or additional elements for assessment, consult the Educational regulations for the a.y. 2018/2019 on the website of the School.

SCHOOL OF DESIGN

If you want to enrol in a School of Design programme, you must upload and supply the following document to request admission:

  • a project Portfolio (or thesis abstract if the applicant comes from a non-Project school)
  • motivational letter (a single document indicating the reasons why the applicant wants to attend a Master of Science programme)
  • curriculum for Politecnico di Milano students
  • curriculum and self-certification of the exams taken with grades, final grade (or GPA if you are not graduated yet) for students coming from another university
  • you can self-certify your knowledge of English at the level required for admission and, if required, you can upload the certificate if already in your possession. If you still do not have your certificate, you can continue inserting the request for assessment by selecting ‘Next’. Remember that you need to provide the Registrar’s Office (Segreteria Studenti) of the campus where the MSc programme is held with the original version of your English language certificate required, within the date indicated for registration.

For more information, please visit the website of the School.

EVALUATION AND ENROLMENT

APPLICATION EVALUATION AND RESULT

The evaluation are carried out in different periods, depending on the School which offers the degree programme. For more information please visit the Deadlines section.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

AUIC-ARCH results:
1st SEMESTER: 6th September 2019
2nd SEMESTER: 7th February 2020

AUIC-ING results:
1st SEMESTER:
 12th September 2019
2nd SEMESTER: 21st February 2020

After the evaluations have been completed a ranking will be published, with the aim of defining the students admitted, in relation to the number of places available for the semester.

The green check means that your application has been evaluated successfully but the enrolment will be possible only if the enrolment function is configured as ENABLED.

Therefore, a student successfully evaluated could not be admitted due to the depletion of available places, according to the ranking published online onwww.auic.polimi.itwithin the deadline for the evaluation.

SCHOOL OF DESIGN results:
1st SEMESTER:
 6th September 2019
2nd SEMESTER: 13th February 2020

For further information, please visit: http://www.design.polimi.it/en/all-news/news-details/article/165/scadenze-presentazione-domanda-di-valutazione-corsi-di-lm-scuola-del-design-1685/

SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING:
1st SEMESTER:
 12th September 2019
2nd SEMESTER: 21st February 2020

For further information, please visit: http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it/en/students/admission-to-the-schools-b-and-ms-programmes/

SCHOOL OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING:
1st SEMESTER:
 12th September 2019
2nd SEMESTER: 21st February 2020

For further information, please visit: http://www.ingcat.polimi.it/tutte-le-news/dettaglio-della-news/article/165/criteri-di-ammissione-alla-lm-scuola-icat-dallanno-accademico-201920-1084/

CONSULTATION AND RESULTS

To consult the outcome of your career assessment, you must access the “Online Services” and select the “Admission to the Master’s Degree program for graduate students in Italy: application submission, course transfer, outcome consultation and enrollment”.
Click on the magnifying glass to know the detail of the outcome of your assessment and proceed with the eventual enrollment or enrollment in single courses in the case of attribution of curricular integrations.
If the check is green it means that your question has been evaluated positively: you have been admitted and can register.
If the check is green but next to it you will find a red barred symbol (registration function not enabled) means that your question has been positively evaluated but there are no places available on the corresponding degree course and you cannot enroll.
If the check is of other colors you CANNOT proceed with the registration.
If you have been assigned curricular additions, you can only enroll in single courses to obtain the required additions, accepting the result of the admission application for the Master’s degree.
ATTENTION: You will have to resubmit the admission application to the Master’s degree after you have completed the assigned curricular additions.

IN THE ADMISSION REQUEST OUTCOME IT MAY APPEAR

OBBLIGHI (Obligations): these are courses that must necessarily be included in the study plan and the relative credits are calculated for the purpose of obtaining the degree. You will then find them already indicated during the study plan submission procedure.
DIVIETI (Prohibitions): these are lessons that can never be included in the study plan.
CONVALIDE DI FREQUENZA (Validation of attendance): the commission has validated the attendance of one or more courses provided and to which you were previously enrolled (supernumeri of the study plan of the three-year career or Single Courses you have enrolled before enrolling in the Master’s Degree).
CONVALIDE ESAME (Exam validation): the commission has validated vote and CFU of one or more exams previously taken (“soprannumeri” of the plan of studies of the three-year career or Single Courses to which you have enrolled before enrolling in the Master’s Degree).

Notes
1) About AUIC School: a student who receives a positive evaluation will not be able to enrol in case of places depletion according to the ranking published online on www.auic.polimi.it within the deadline for the evaluations

2) Evaluations: the evaluations will not be carried out at the same time for all the students. The commissions will publish the result gradually while evaluating the applications.

3) Consultation of the results: if you want to consult the results of the evaluation of your career you have to access the Online Services and select the “Admission to the Laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application presentation, result consultation and registration”. Click on the magnifying glass to display the details about your evaluation and to proceed with the enrolment or with the registration to single courses in case of curricular integrations. The green check means that your application has been evaluated successfully: you have been admitted and you are able to enrol. The green check with a red barred symbol near (enrolment function disabled) means that you have been evaluated successfully but there are no available places for the degree programme you applied for and you are not able to enrol. If the check is not green then you can NOT proceed with the enrolment. If you have been assigned some curricular integrations, you can only enrol in single courses in order to obtain the required integrations.

AUIC-ARCH and AUIC-ING – Merit ranking

After the evaluations have been completed a ranking will be published, with the aim of defining the students admitted, in relation to the number of places available for the semester.
The green check means that your application has been evaluated successfully but the enrolment will be possible only if the enrolment function is configured as ENABLED.

Therefore, a student successfully evaluated could not be admitted due to the depletion of available places, according to the ranking published online onwww.auic.polimi.itwithin the deadline for the evaluation.

ENROLMENT

The periods to enrol for the a.y. 2019/2020 are available on the Deadlines section.

Note about AUIC Architecture: a student successfully evaluated would be able to proceed with the enrolment only if according to the ranking published online on www.auic.polimi.it within the deadline for the evaluation.

What you need to do

In order to proceed with the enrolment you need to pay the first instalment.

Access to the Online Services and click on the link “Admission to the Laurea magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science): application presentation, result consultation and registration”, click on the magnifying glass on the right of the evaluation check. Click on the “enrol” button and select the payment method:

  • IMMEDIATE PAYMENT with credit card or prepaid card (PagoPA model 1). Note: once the payment has been carried out, if the timer for the operation has already expired, you might need to re-access the application in order to complete and confirm the enrolment. Proceed until when you are able to print the enrolment confirmation
  • SUCCESSIVE PAYMENT through home banking or through the “PagoPA model 3” system. Note: after the payment has been carried out you must re-access the application to complete and confirm the enrolment. If you do not complete the registration, the only payment will not confirm your enrolment. Proceed until when you are able to print the enrolment confirmation.

Remember that the “PagoPA” system payment cannot be carried out at the Poste Italiane office.

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