Final diploma of secondary studies (at least 12 years)
accompanied by an official translation in Italian language.
“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.
a certificate proving the completion of one or two 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.
a 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.
only for Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) courses held in English: a valid English language certificate
Students have to provide the certificate within their first year of enrolment.
The minimum requirements for English language proficiency are as follows:
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.
Evaluation of a previous university career
In order to ask for your previous career to be evaluated, you have to access your Online Services and click on "Evaluation of previous career for admission / programme change".
If you have taken the entrance test and the result or the position in the ranking entitles you to enroll, please follow both the instructions related to enrolment and what specified here below related to the assessment of the previous career.
If you transfer from another University or have a degree / diploma and you wish to obtain a degree at Politecnico di Milano, it is compulsory for you to achieve at least 60 ECTS credits at Politecnico.
All incoming students failing to provide a valid English language certification among the ones required by Politecnico di Milano will be automatically assigned an English Ofa, unless they have successfully passed the English language section of the entrance test when foreseen.
For Engineering programmes, it is possible to be admitted to years following the first one without repeating the entrance test, meeting the following requirements:
- EU students and non EU students residing in Italy must have at least 35 ECTS credits recognized from a previous university career
- Non EU students residing abroad must have at least 35 ECTS credits recognized from a previous university career and an Italian language proficiency at level C1
For Design programmes enrolment is allowed without repeating the entrance test, meeting the requirements here indicated:
- Poliorientami website (in Italian)
Deadlines and procedure for the evaluation of a previous university career
- ENGINEERING: assessment request from July 2nd to September 26th / Assessment confirmation by October 6th
- ARCHITECTURE: assessment request from July 2nd to September 5th / Assessment confirmation by September 23th
- DESIGN: assessment request from July 2nd to September 5th / Assessment confirmation by September 16th
Access the Online Services area using your person code and password and select "evaluation of previous career".
You’ll be asked to declare if you wish to have your previous career assessed and you’ll be allowed to choose one of these options:
A) "I don’t want an evaluation": you’re choosing not to have your previous career assessed.
By selecting this option, you’ll be allowed to enroll only if you successfully pass the test and the result or the position in the ranking entitles you to enroll.
B) "I want an evaluation": you’re choosing to have your previous career evaluated: as a result you may have some credits validated. You will have to complete the online evaluation request in all its parts and upload the transcripts of the classes taken at the previous university, together with the detailed description of each class (study programmes).
An academic transcript certified by the university registrar’s office and legalized by the Italian Diplomatic Representative, confirming courses taken, grades received and the relation of credits given to number of hours for each course.
Please note that this document will be accepted in Italian, English, French or Spanish. Where the actual language is different, a legalized translation into Italian must be also provided together with the original version.
Detailed study programmes
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. Programmes should be on univerisity letterhead or stamped by the university where the student has achieved the degree. Politecnico di Milano DOES NOT require the translation of detailed study programmes if written in English, French or Spanish. Alternatively, the diploma supplement can be produced, if adopted.
A board of professors will evaluate you career: by entering the Online Services you’ll be able to check the status of the evaluation process and, if complete, the final evaluation results.
Once results are released you’ll be able to:
- Reject the evaluation
- Confirm the evaluation obtained
After the evaluation, if you’ve been recognized less than 35 credits or you reject the outcome of the evaluation, please follow the indications previously reported at letter A) above.
If you’ve been recognized at least 35 credits and you hold a certificate of Italian language knowledge of at least C1 level, after you confirm the outcome of the evaluation, you’ll be allowed to enroll within the deadline stated for your study course, regardless of your test result.
If you enrolled after successfully passing the entrance test, please bear in mind that the evaluation of your previous career, including asking for it not be evaluated or rejecting / confirming the result, must in any case be completed within the set deadlines.
This process of previous career evaluation must be completed also when applying for a programme change/transfer.
WARNING: It’s not possible to ask for a programme change during the first year of enrolment.