- For Engineering, Design and Architecture study programmes, the English OFA are assigned to all students that did not pass the English language test TENG provided in the admission test.
- For Urban Planning study programmes, the English OFA are assigned automatically to all freshmen or to those students who are coming to the Politecnico di Milano from other universities, except students coming from other programmes of Politecnico di Milano that already passed the English OFA in their previous career. The Politecnico will organise an online English language test session (TENG) around October, and students will be notified via email (registration is free and students can register via the Online Services).
- For the Civil Engineering (International track) and Architectural Design (International track) degree courses, OFA additional educational obligations in English are awarded automatically. Even if passed, the English TENG section of the test is insufficient to certify the required level of knowledge. For candidates who enrol in the Civil Engineering course taught in English, the English OFA is automatically assigned.
For those enrolling with an English OFA (additional educational obligations) or entering the Politecnico for the first time, following a past career assessment an English OFA assignment, submission of the study plan is compulsory, but only courses relating to the year of admission may be included in the study plan. In particular, until the recovery of the OFA (Additional Educational Obligations), it is not allowed:
- to add extra courses
- to add courses from academic year subsequent to the one of enrollment
- to submit an independent study plan
On the other side, it is possible to insert new attendances of the courses offered in the first year and to attend again courses offered during the first year of the programme.
You can recover English OFA (Additional Educational Obligations) after enrollment for courses offered in Italian through one of the following procedures:
- RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATE - By submitting, starting from October, a certificate of knowledge of English language among those accepted by the University (see page Certificates recognized)
- EXTERNAL TESTS - By sitting specific tests at external bodies of Politecnico (these tests, available only for Politecnico students, do not provide any certificate, but allow to recover the OFA) test not valid to recover OFA ENG for the students enrolled to the Laurea programmes held in English.
To help you recovering the OFA, il Politecnico di Milano organizes English language courses and MOOCs courses for its students.
You can make up the English OFA additional educational obligations after enrolling in courses taught in English, Civil Engineering (International track) and Architectural Design (International track) by submitting one of the certifications shown in the tabale on the students’ page for the English-language Laurea Triennale (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) programmes to the Registrar’s Office.