Apertura ammissioni al nuovo anno accademico 2021-22

Gli aggiornamenti per l’ammissione all'anno 2021-22 sono disponibili a partire dal 12 marzo, con la pubblicazione della nuova offerta didattica.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the degree course in Biotechnology, an upper secondary school degree, or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, and an adequate basic preparation are required. Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-S, CISIA) which will result to a merit ranking. Only students placed in the merit ranking list can enrol on the Degree Course in Biotechnology.

Requirements and Skills Assessment

Access is conditional on passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test) which will result to a merit ranking. The TOLC-S is an online test provided by CISIA (, Interuniversity Integrated Systems for Access Consortium. 

Test format, topics and other useful information are available at the following link…

The TOLC-S test includes an additional section for testing the English level, whose outcome does not affect the merit ranking, and does not replace the knowledge assessment for English language required by the degree course in order to obtain the credits foreseen (see paragraph "Language test"). The English module included in TOLC-S test is to be considered as a student self-assessment..

The TOLC-S can be held at the University of Milan or at any other available location, as indicated in the calendar

Enrolment procedures and deadlines will be specified in the call for applications published on the University website at 

Only students placed in the merit ranking list can enrol on the Degree Course in Biotechnology.

Additional Learning Obligations (OFA)

Students who will obtain a score lower than 11 in the basic Mathematics module of the TOLC-S test will be assigned Additional Learning Obligations (OFA). 

These obligations must be met by attending support activities organized by the University in the period October-December, followed by a recovery test. If obligations are not fulfilled, students will not be able to take exams of the second year before passing the Mathematics exam.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of enrolment by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who fail the exam must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification by the year in which the study plan includes a language exam.


In the event of transfer from another degree course or from another University, admission to an academic year different from the first one is subject to passing selective entrance test and to the evaluation of the previous career by the Teaching Board. Moreover, admission is reserved to a limited number of students per year, according with the Study program regulation.

Call and deadlines

Places available: 250 + 8 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

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

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 27/04/2020 to 22/07/2020

Application for matriculation: from 24/07/2020 to 07/08/2020

Read the Call

Session: 2

Application for admission: from 10/08/2020 to 14/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 05/11/2020 to 07/11/2020

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