Architecture

Entrance test

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".

Join the preparatory meeting on June 29

How to apply

Please note that each of the following steps is compulsory:

a) Register online in order to obtain the credentials (person code and password) to access Politecnico di Milano Online Services (please note: multiple registrations will cause problems, please remember your credentials and use them every time you need to access the Online services)

b) Pre-register to the test at the following link “Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) and five- year single-cycle programmes: entrance or discharge tests and enrolment” within 20th July

c) Pay for the admission test, the cost is 30 euros.

d) Starting from the current academic year, the procedure to apply for a student visa is managed through Universitaly website. Non-EU students already residing abroad, admitted to our Bachelor programs, must create their own account and submit their visa application from here: https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/registration
Politecnico di Milano will confirm your name to the Italian Diplomatic representatives through Universitaly platform only if you pass the admission test and you can complete the enrollment procedure.
Please note: the student visa must be obtained even in case classes can be attended online, as per our Ministry of University’s guidelines. Students whose visa application will be denied will not be allowed to prosecute with their studies.
As well, students failing in submitting a visa application within the given deadlines, will not be allowed to proceed with their studies at Politecnico di Milano.
Visa applications for 2021/2022 A.Y. are open yet, you have to submit your application within 30th November 2021 but we suggest to not attend the deadline in order to present your visa request.

e) After having passed the entrance test and within the deadline for the enrolment, students will have to enroll online and hand in the required documents to the International Students Office.

Dates and Registration modalities to Architecture Test(English translation of official call which is only in Italian language)

TEST OF ARCHITECTURE
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Scores, outcome of the test and rankings

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.

Architecture Test score

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.

Places available

Below are the places available in the quota reserved for candidates with a foreign high school diploma who have applied for a visa to study at the relevant Italian Diplomatic Representative.

The numbers in brackets refer to the places reserved for Chinese students enrolled in the Marco Polo programme, provided they pass the entry test.

You can check the Campus location on the map available at this link and on the Campus sites.

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering

  • Architectural Design (Milano Leonardo Campus): 55
    divided as follows:
    Italian language based programme: 5 (5 of which are reserved for Marco Polo students)
    English language based programme: 50 (0 reserved for Marco Polo students)
  • Architectural Design (Mantova Campus); 2 (2 of which are reserved for Marco Polo students)
  • Architectural Design (Piacenza Campus); 52
    divided as follows:
    Italian language based programme: 2 (2 of which are reserved for Marco Polo students)
    English language based programme: 50 (0 reserved for Marco Polo students) 
  • Urban Planning: Cities, Environment and Landscapes (Milano Leonardo Campus): 5 (2 of which are reserved for Marco Polo students)
  • Building Engineering-Architecture Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science - Lecco Campus): 2 (0 reserved for Marco Polo students)
  • Building and Construction Engineering (Milano Leonardo Campus): 5 (0 reserved for Marco Polo students)

After the test: enrolment

To know if you are eligible for registration, wait until the ranking is published. If you have obtained the minimum score required to pass the test it doesn’t mean you have an adequate ranking position, which is needed to register.

The rankings will be published on the www.polimi.it website.

FIRST RANKING

On the 2nd of August 2021, from 10.30 a.m. onwards, the ranking will be published showing the programme you can enroll in. The ranking depends on the score and the preferences expressed upon registration.

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAMME ASSIGNED IN THE RANKING, YOU CAN PROCEED FROM THE 2nd OF AUGUST AT 10.30 AM UNTIL THE 5th OF AUGUST 2021 AT 11.59 PM.

 

SECOND RANKING ( Final ranking for Non Eu candidates)

On the 17th of AUGUST 2021, from 10.30 a.m. onwards, the ranking will be published showing the programme you can enroll in. The ranking depends on the score and the preferences expressed upon registration.

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAMME ASSIGNED IN THE RANKING, YOU CAN PROCEED FROM THE 17th OF AUGUST AT 10.30 AM UNTIL THE 23th OF AUGUST 2021 AT 11.59 PM

These are the possible outcomes for candidates in the following rankings:

ASSIGNED (Enrolment possible) > Registration is possible in the first course chosen. Candidates who don’t enrol within the deadlines are regarded as renouncers and they lose their right to enrol.

RESERVED (Enrolment possible) > Registration is possible not in the first choice, but in one of the other courses indicated during the registration process. In this case you can:

  • Proceed with the enrolment at the reserved course;
    OR
  • Express an interest to be considered in the following Rankings ( On Polimi Web site )

PENDING (Enrolment NOT possible) > You are not elegible in any choices expressed during the registration procedure. If you still want to be considered in the following Rankings , you must express your interest on Polimi website.

Posting of the first merit-based ranking of names, with indication of ASSIGNED or RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionline  2 August 2021
Opportunity to enrol for candidates marked as ASSIGNED and RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionlineFrom 2 to 5 August 2021
Requirement to express confirmation of interest in enrolment for all candidates, except those already enrolled and those forfeiting their place6 August 2021
Posting of the second merit-based ranking of names, with indication of ASSIGNED or RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionline ( last for international candidates)17 August 2021
Opportunity to enrol for candidates marked as ASSIGNED and RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionlineFrom 17 to 23 August 2021