Admission requirements

Qualifications and knowledge required for admission
Graduates in Chemical Science and Technology (Class L-27, or Class 21 under Ministerial Decree 509/99) from any Italian university can access the Master's degree programme in Chemistry, provided they meet all curricular requirements.
Graduates of any other degree class from any Italian university, as well as those holding a qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable, can also access the programme, provided they meet curricular requirements. For graduates from Class L-27 Bachelor's degree programmes of the University of Milan, all credits previously earned will count towards curricular requirements.
All other students must prove that they meet Class L-27 curricular requirements. In particular, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- at least 20 CFU in maths, computer and physics disciplines;
- at least 70 CFU in core subject areas for this class: CHIM/01-06, CHIM/12, ING-IND/21-22, ING-IND/25 and BIO/10-12.
Any credits earned in other fields will be assessed by the board for admission to the degree programme.
Italian and foreign students with academic qualifications obtained in Italy must submit an online admission application within the deadline posted to the website:, where you can also find updated information on the admission process.
Upcoming graduates who intend to graduate by 31 December 2022 may also apply for admission.
Admission assessment
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must have adequate knowledge, which will be assessed by a board of at least three faculty members, to be appointed by the Academic Board for the study programme.
Applicants must satisfy both curricular and extra-curricular requirements.
More specifically, the admission assessment will include the following:
a) European Chemistry Test (EChemTest,, administered by the European Chemistry Thematic Network. The test includes multiple-choice questions in English on topics grouped into four sections: Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. In order to pass the test, candidates must give at least 20% correct answers in each of the four sections. Applicants falling slightly below the threshold (15-19%)
may be invited to an assessment interview;
b) Admission interview with the board that will focus on core subjects for the L-27 class. Candidates who fail the interview with the Admission Board may not enrol on the Master's degree programme for the current year.
The EChemTest will take place in July and September 2022. The schedule will be posted to the programme website ( The test will be delivered remotely. An ID is required to sit for the test. In the following days an interview with the Admission Board will be scheduled (possibly remotely). Failing candidates may sit for the EChemTest and interview again in December 2022. It is possible to repeat the test only once, in the subsequent session after the failed test. Candidates may also take the test and interview before graduating, without prejudice to the above-listed curricular requirements.
Graduates who passed the assessment test may enrol after 5 working days from the assessment date, within the deadline posted to the website…
For non-EU students, who may have visa and/or residence permit issues, an EChemTest will also be scheduled in May. Furthermore, it will be possible for them to schedule a remote interview on a videoconferencing platform.
Call and deadlines


Application for admission: from 15/03/2022 to 26/08/2022

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2022 to 16/01/2023

Attachments and documents

Admission notice

Please note

For open admission Master programmes, students who are admitted to a Master and who already graduated must enrol by 30 September 2022, while students earning their Bachelor's degree by 31 December 2022 who are admitted must enrol by 16 January 2023.

Further information

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

The University provides:

  • no tax area for students on track with exams and not on track with exams for one year with ISEE certification until 20.000 €.
  • Fees exemption on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements;
  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements;
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad;
Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides:

  • Part-time study 
  • Financial aid, refectory service, accommodation,
  • Awards and scholarships