Admission and Enrolment

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Admission and enrolment

Bachelor's and single cycle degree programmes

General admission requirements
To enroll in the first year of a Bachelor's or single cycle degree programme you must hold an upper secondary school diploma (high school diploma or equivalent qualification).
If your secondary school diploma was awarded abroad, check here the procedures for the admission.
University of Milan’s Bachelor's or single cycle degree programmes are divided into 3 groups:

Open admissions programmes
To enroll in open admissions programmes you are only required to sit for a non-selective test in order to assess your basic knowledge. Sitting for the test is mandatory, but has no bearing on admission and students can enroll regardless of the test’s result. However, depending on the test’s score, students may be assigned an additional learning obligation (Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi, OFA). The entry test consists of a TOLC test.

Limited enrolment programmes at local level
The most part of Bachelor’s programmes have a limited number of places available: candidates must pass an entrance test.  On the basis of the test’s results, a ranking list is established. Only students in good position into the ranking list are eligible and are allowed to enroll into the programme.

Limited enrolment programmes at national level
For some study programmes, the number of places available is established at the national level; candidates must pass an entrance examination. These programmes are:
• Medicine and Surgery
• International Medical School
• Dental Medicine
• Veterinary Medicine
• Healthcare professions

Each year, between March and July, the University of Milan publishes calls to apply for admission to bachelor's and single cycle degree programmes. These calls for application report the procedure for enrolment (matriculation) on the first year of studies, as well as: admission requirements; dates, programmes, procedures and locations for evaluation tests and entrance examinations; number of places available for programmes with limited enrolment; instructions for candidates with disabilities or SLD; information on rankings; enrolment procedures; transfer information.
For Bachelor and Single-cycle degree courses, please check this page:

Master’s degree programmes
Prospective students holding or about to complete a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent title) programme by 31 December or by the deadline indicated in the Programme Structure for the selected Master's degree programme (which also reports the specific requirements for admission), may enroll into a Master’s degree programme.
If your degree was awarded abroad, check here the procedures for the admission.

Open admissions Master’s programmes
To enroll into an open admission master’s programme, it’s necessary to first submit an admission application, uploading all documents required in order for the candidate to prove he/she meets the requirements for the chosen degree programme. Candidates holding, or due to complete, a bachelor's degree by 31 December of the previous academic year, may also submit an admission application.
Admitted candidates will be notified by email and will be allowed to enroll by the deadlines indicated into the University website.
For further information:

Limited enrolment Master’s programmes
In order to be admitted to master’s degree programmes with limited enrolment, candidates must sit for an admission exam. The results of the exam determine candidates’ positions in the final ranking list of eligible students.

EU and non-EU citizens who have an Italian permit of stay gain access to university education under the same conditions as Italian citizens, although they may have to sit the admission test in English as well.
Non-EU citizens living abroad may gain access through a special process based, for example, on case-by-case evaluation of the candidature. In case they are requested to sit for entrance exam, a separated ranking list is created for them.
In addition, non-EU students residing abroad are required to submit a pre-enrolment application on Universitaly website.

Each year, between February and July, the University of Milan publishes calls to apply for admission to master degree programmes with limited enrollment.

For Master’s degree courses, please check this page:


TOLC test

The TOLC (CISIA OnLine Test) is a test that assesses the educational background of prospective university students.
Delivered by CISIA (Consortium of Interuniversity Integrated Access Systems), the TOLC can be taken in different venues throughout the national territory, and consists of specific tests that also the University of Milan requires for admission to most degree programmes, both with open and capped enrolment.
The call for applications of each degree programme indicates the type of TOLC test required together with the registration procedure, deadlines and any special ranking criteria.

If you sit for a TOLC for one of our limited enrolment programmes, you have to register and apply online on website too
For any information check the website.

Fees, exemptions and part- time enrolment

Tuition Fees

Academic fees are yearly divided in two installments:

• first installment is euro 156 (regional tax for the right to an education + stamp duty). It is the same amount for all students enrolled, no matter their economic situation and is due upon matriculation or enrolment renewal.  

• second installment must be paid by January and is calculated on the basis of the financial condition of the student's household, as confirmed by the ISEE University certificate, the chosen degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than one year). For first-year students second installment can vary from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of euro 3.904.
IMPORTANT: for this year there is a no tax area for students on track and off track for one year with ISEE University certificate up to  20.000

For foreign students whose household resides and produces income abroad, the second instalment is not calculated on the ISEE University value, but consists of a fixed second instalment amount  based on the student's citizenship, the fee area for the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than one year).

For further information about fees regulation for the academic year 2020/2021 please refer to the following UNIMI webpage: Tuition Fees 20-21  

UNIMI enrolled students can be exempted from payment of university fees on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements.  Exemptions can be total or partial and are granted either by request of the student or automatically, without the need for a formal request to be made.  For further information, please check the following UNIMI webpage: Fees exemptions

Part-time enrolment
Part-time enrolment allows students to extend the length of their study programme, and consequently, benefit from a reduction in the total fees.
Students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes can enroll for part-time study, but not those enrolled on postgraduate programmes (Vocational Master’s, Advanced courses, doctoral programmes and those studying at postgraduate schools).
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Scholarships and Accomodation

International Scholarships

In line with its internationalization strategies for increasing incoming mobility and attractiveness to foreign students, the University of Milan offers its international students scholarships and exemptions from tuition fees.

Excellence scholarships

The University of Milan offers its best new students "Excellence Scholarships". All students enrolled in the first year of a Master's degree programme can apply.
For academic year 2020/2021, 154 incentives are available to the best international students admitted to a Master's degree programme, of which:
- 54 scholarships worth € 6,000 each, with the right to exemption from the all-inclusive tuition fee
- 100 total exemptions from the all-inclusive tuition fee

"Excellence Scholarships" are awarded by an ad-hoc Commission among all those who applied for admission to a Master's degree programme by 30 June 2020.

UNICORE 2.0 - University Corridors for Refugees

The University of Milan is a partner to the UNHCR inclusive education programme to promote refugees' access to university education, social integration and active participation in academic life.

Under the UNICORE 2.0 - University Corridors for Refugees project, which is part of this programme, the University awards two scholarships worth € 3,000 each, accommodation and a canteen card to candidates who are refugees in Ethiopia and have been admitted to a Master's degree programme delivered in English.

The UNICORE 2.0 project is promoted by UNHCR in cooperation with Caritas Ambrosiana, the Waldensian Deaconry, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and numerous Italian universities. The University of Milan will be supported by Caritas Ambrosiana and the Waldensian Deaconry in providing the services offered.

The call for applications will be published soon

Educational corridor - Monastery of Mar Musa

In the 2019/2020 Academic Year, the University opened the first "educational corridor" through the intermediation of the Monastery of Mar Musa, in Syria. This initiative allowed two Syrian students to obtain a scholarship and accommodation which allowed them to enter Italy legally and resume interrupted studies.

For the 2020/2021 Academic Year, the University offers up to 5 scholarships worth 6,000 Euros, including accommodation in the University's halls of residence.


The University of Milan offers several opportunities for its enrolled students meeting certain merit, income and regular attendance requirements, thanks to extra funds provided by the University. The scholarships are awarded yearly, via competition, to university students meeting settled requirements, provided they are regularly enrolled in degree or postgraduate programmes.  

The main ones are:

• Regional scholarships (DSU) with possible extra-funds in case of students with disabilities and for international mobility (within the Erasmus+ programme);

• University scholarships that can be need-based or for merit.

The Call for competition with deadlines and instructions is usually published in July. The request must be submitted online. For further information, please check here:

The University offers also scholarships aimed specifically at foreign students and refugees. For more details:


The University of Milan offers to non-resident  accommodations in University residences  (equipped with IT facilities, libraries, study rooms, TV room, music room, gym, kitchenette, laundry, recreation hall) and apartments at favorable conditions.  

The Call of competition is usually published in July and takes into consideration income and merit criteria.  For further information, please check here:

Refectory services and meals

Suitable recipients of the scholarship have the right to benefit from free meal services (at midday) at the refectories and other eating places having a convention with the University

Students can access to due meals using the university badge “Carta la Statale”, that make possible to identify their due price range.

University of Milan has several refectories.  

Close to main University building ( Via Festa del Perdono, 3 - Via S. Sofia, 9/1 - · Via Conservatorio, 7)

Close to ‘Città studi’ area ( Via Valvassori Peroni, 21 - Via Celoria, 10 - Via Celoria, 16)

Others (Via Fratelli Cervi, 93, Segrate -  Via dell'Università 6, Lodi)

For further information, please check here:

Services for students with disabilities

The University provides support services to students with disabilities, to ensure their inclusion within the academic community.
Support services are granted for the entire duration of the student's academic career, including guidance, programme choice, admission tests and enrolment, up to graduation. We provide a range of customized services to be agreed upon request.

Contact us:
For information: Website

Services for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

To ensure equal rights, education, and social integration within the university community, the University of Milan provides support services to students with specific learning disabilities.
Support services are granted for the entire duration of the student's academic career, including guidance, programme choice, admission tests and enrolment, up to graduation. We provide a range of customized services to be agreed upon request.

Contact us:
For information: Website

SLAM – University of Milan Language Centre

The University of Milan Language Centre SLAM offers tests and language courses (Italian, French, English, Spanish, German.) for both Italian and foreign students.
In particular, the University of Milan Language Centre SLAM organizes Italian language courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced users, open to international students, Erasmus+ incoming students and PhD students. A1 from C1 60-hour courses are held each semester; in order to register, students must take an entry-level test, available twice a year.  
Students from International Medical School have access to 80-hour annual courses to attain A1/A2, B1 and B2 levels.

SLAM organizes Latin language courses for beginners: compulsory for Humanities students whereas elective for Science of Cultural Property and History students.

Thanks to an agreement with the University for Foreigners of Perugia, the University of Milan is an exam centre for Italian Language Certifications (CELI) from Level A1 to Level C2.
Usually every summer, the University Language Centre SLAM organises International Courses of Italian Language and Culture in the beautiful setting of Gargnano sul Garda.
You can find further info in the following webpage: Language proficiency


The University Library Service (Servizio bibliotecario d’Ateneo, SBA) comprises 17 libraries, each of them specialized in one of the areas of teaching and research at the University of Milan. They provide access to 1,700,000 printed books and 26,000 journals. In addition, the Digital Library gives access to 370,000 ebooks, 65,000 ejournals and about 200 databases.
Users can access this rich collection of books and documents through both the Catalogue and explora, a search engine that allows you to query all collections and access electronic resources.
Through the personal area of the Catalogue (My library account) and the bibliounimi app, readers can send loan requests, reserve books that are currently out on loan and request renewals.
The Library Service also gives access to rich documentary Archives pertaining to personalities and institutions from the world of academia, culture and publishing, as well as the University’s historical archive.

Besides providing equipped rooms where users can study, find journals and borrow books for their exams and research, the University libraries offer assistance and bibliographic information services. Librarians can help you find what you are looking for: you can also contact them from home through the online service “Ask a librarian”. Libraries also organize training sessions on web searching and on the use of online catalogues, databases, ebooks and ejournals in the Digital library.
For further information:

Computer skills assessment

The Teaching and Learning Innovation and Multimedia Technology Centre (CTU) manages the 3CFUInformatica service, providing students with the opportunity to take an online course and earn 3 academic credits (CFU) for basic computer skills.
Delivered on the University e-learning platform "3CFUInformatica", the course is intended for students enrolled in Bachelor's degree programmes participating in the project.
Access the platform at and log in using your University credentials. After authentication, the system will direct you to the course intended for students in your degree programme.
You can take the course on a self-learning basis with a tutor's support. The course consists of online activities (with teaching materials and self-assessment tests), video exercises and a final computer-based exam (with closed-ended questions).        
You can learn more on the University Portal or the 3CFUInformatica platform.
For further information visit the IT Certifications page


The University of Milan believes in the importance of international mobility programs that represent an extraordinary chance for students to grow and improve both their academic and personal skills in a multicultural environment. For this reason, during recent years the University has developed long-lasting partnerships with prestigious universities and institutions worldwide and coordinated initiatives in the framework of mobility programmes promoted by national and international bodies. Further information on the website:

Partnership Agreements
In the framework of the over 1300 agreements, activated in Europe and Extra-Ue countries in Asia, South America and North America, the University of Milan plans and develops every year exchange activities, summers schools and sandwich courses. Link:

Training programmes of the European Union
The Erasmus+ Program allows students, upcoming graduates and postgraduate students to complete study experiences and formational training (placement) – courses, exams, theses, research, laboratory and clinical activities – at one of 300 European partner universities, with full recognition of activities undertaken for the completion of their study programme.

Training programmes of the University of Milan


The University of Milan, a member of the Leru (League of European Research Universities) network, participates in the STREAM (STudent REseArch Mobility) project, a programme that allows undergraduates and final year students to undertake research traineeships and internships in LERU universities that subscribe to the project. Traineeships involve periods of stay abroad lasting from 1 to 6 months. Link:

Thesis abroad
The best students enrolled in Master's and single-cycle programmes at the University of Milan can do all or part of the work for their theses at academic and research institutions abroad. Students can choose any destination or institution in the world, without geographic constraint. The overseas study grants for theses are assigned by yearly selection.  Link:

CUSmi Bio

A project for the diffusion of Bioscience
CusMiBio is a project launched in April 2004 by the University of Milan in cooperation with the Lombardy Regional Education Authority for the diffusion of Bioscience.

CusMiBio acts as a liaison between schools, University scientific research, and public administrations or businesses with an interest in biotechnological innovation. It aims to attract students to scientific research by providing educational and practical solutions that fuel their interest in Bioscience.

Its activities include laboratory and teaching sessions for both science students and teachers in Lombardy's schools. For more information: website

Student life

International students at UNIMI

Being a University of Milan’s student gives you the unique opportunity to be part of our dynamic, active and funny student’s community!
We offer you the chance to train and do many kind of sports, to attend cinemas, theatres and cul-tural events for free, to getting around the beautiful city of Milan, internationally well known for fashion, food, music and night life, to play music with our Orchestra and be part of one of UNIMI student associations.

UNIMI - Inclusiva

The University of Milan has a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equal rights and opportunities for the entire academic community: students, instructors, and technical and administrative staff.

In cooperation with the Italian National Anti-Racial Discrimination Office (UNAR), the University – particularly through the Office of the Deputy Rector for Legality, Transparency, Rights and Equality (Prof. Marilisa D'Amico) – has launched a project to offer new or prospective students food for thought on the notions of equality and inclusion.

Through seminars and materials made available on the University website, the Unimi-Inclusiva project aims to raise awareness against all forms of discrimination, whether based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious beliefs or race.

The University Sports Centre – CUS

The University Sports Centre, or CUS, is an amateur sports association that has been promoting and organizing university sporting activities for over 70 years. It allows Milanese university stu-dents to play many sports at affordable rates, both in the events managed by the centre, and in affiliated sports facilities.

For further information:

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Cultural activities

The University has built a relationship network and signed agreements with cultural institutions and associations of Milan and other cities, to promote cultural exchanges between the academic and local communities. If you study or work at the University, you can get discounted tickets and season tickets, including, in some cases, for one or more friendsCinemas, theatres, music societies, cultural spaces and associations welcome you to meetings with authors, directors and actors, exhibitions, festivals, panels, workshops, etc.

For further information:

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Students Associations

The University of Milan supports cultural, social and sporting initiatives promoted and managed by its students and dedicated to its students.

In order to ensure a fair and transparent allocation of financial resources and spaces across initia-tives, the University has established a register for associations, cooperatives, groups and lists of representatives in the academic boards.

Only UNIMI students regularly enrolled in one of the pro-grammes of the University of Milan for a. y. 2019/2020 will be considered valid students associations’ members.

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Making music

The Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra of the University of Milan was created in 2000 upon the initiative of maestro Alessandro Crudele, who remains its conductor, of then rector Paolo Mantegazza, Goffredo Haus, Alfio Bosatra and a large group of musicians, mainly students and alumni. Today it is considered one of the best Italian youth orchestras, a music production centre and an excellent school, whose young talents went on to play with the likes of the Cherubini and Verdi or-chestras in Milan.

Every year, world-class conductors and soloists are invited to its free concert season.Also part of the project is the Academic Ensemble, a young amateur group of students, teachers and employees of the University, which made its debut in 2016 with a classical-symphonic reper-toire. Over time, the Ensemble has become a sort of "permanent nursery" for the Orchestra, which recruits its most talented members.

The Choir
Founded 25 years ago as part of academic cultural activities, the Choir of the University of Milan is a mixed four-voice choir, consisting mainly of students and staff.

Conducted by maestro Renzo Galimberti, the Choir has a wide repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to classical repertoire – renaissance polyphonic, baroque, nineteenth- and twentieth-century, sacred and profane music – up to gospel and musical. Each year the Choir selects its members through auditions, reserved for students and staff, according to a calendar published online or notified by e-mail.

The Choir meets each week for a 3-hour rehearsal, with further rehearsals ahead of concerts. For further information, please visit Orchestra’s website:

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