Architecture

Entrance test

The Architecture Test for the 2020/2021 academic year will take place on Wednesday 2 September 2020 as reported in the 11 March 2020 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 22 July 2020 until 2:00pm (GMT+1) on 27 August 2020.

There are two separate steps to the registration process.
You must complete both steps 1 and 2 successfully - otherwise, you will not be admitted to the test.

1. VISIT THE CISIA WEBSITE

Register on the website, log into your personal area and select:
- the TEST-ARCHED section of the site
- the Politecnico di Milano test location: the system will offer you 2 September 2020 as the only available date
- the language you would like to take the test in (Italian or English)
- if you are a student with a specific learning difficulty or disability Finally, pay the registration fee for the test (€30.00) via the MAV system or by credit card.

2. REGISTER ON POLITECNICO WEBSITE

- Navigate to “Lauree triennali e a ciclo unico: test di ingresso o di recupero ed immatricolazione > Iscrizione al test > Test di Architettura” [“Laurea and single-cycle degrees: entry or catch-up tests and enrolment > Registration for tests > Architecture Test”]
- indicate the courses of study you are interested in by expressing a minimum of one and a maximum of six preferences;
These preferences can be changed until 2:00pm (GMT+1) on 27 August 2020.
The indication of your course preferences will be binding for the purposes of producing the first ranking.

Dates and Registration modalities to Architecture Test

TEST OF ARCHITECTURE 
CONTENT DETAILS

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)

Apply for visa

NEW: Starting from next academic year, the procedure to apply for a student visa is going to be managed through Universitaly website. Non-EU students already residing abroad, must create their own account and submit their visa application from here: https://www.universitaly.it/index.php/registration

In order to enrol at Politecnico di Milano, Non-EEA citizens residing abroad need to apply for a Study visa issued by the Italian Diplomatic representatives in the country of residence.

Politecnico di Milano will confirm your name to the Italian Diplomatic representatives  through Universitaly platform only once passed the admission test.

NEED HELP?

The visa application procedure depends only on the Diplomatic representatives and Politecnico di Milano cannot interfere with the process. However, in case of urgent matters you can get in contact with the Admissions office through the online message system on your profile.

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 8th of September 2020, 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 8th OF SEPTEMBER AT 10.30 AM UNTIL THE 10th  OF SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 11.59 PM

SECOND RANKING ( Final ranking for Non Eu candidates)

On the 15th of September 2020, 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 15th OF SEPTEMBER AT 10.30 AM UNTIL THE 17th  OF SEPTEMBER 2020 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  8  September 2020
Opportunity to enrol for candidates marked as ASSIGNED and RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionlineFrom 8 to 10 September 2020
Requirement to express confirmation of interest in enrolment for all candidates, except those already enrolled and those forfeiting their place11 September 2020
Posting of the second merit-based ranking of names, with indication of ASSIGNED or RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionline ( last for international candidates)15 September 2020
Opportunity to enrol for candidates marked as ASSIGNED and RESERVED www.polimi.it/servizionlineFrom 15 to 17 September 2020