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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

The level of preparation required for this program is typically that offered by secondary education courses. 

In particular, given the broad range of subjects in the program (economic, business, quantitative and legal studies), deductive reasoning skills are preferred.

To ensure an adequate level of preparation, the program requires students to take a compulsory test that, however, does not preclude the admission: if the outcome is unsatisfactory, additional educational requirements (OFA) must be fulfilled.

From the academic year 2018/19, the required test is the TOLC-E (CISIA Online Test for Economics) administered by CISIA (The University Consortium of Integrated Access Systems) that assesses the starting preparation of students.

The reasons why this program requires an entry test are as follows:

  • to allow better coordination with other Italian universities that prescribe the same entry procedure
  • to reduce the number of abandonments in the early stages of the university career
  • to allow self-assessment of the initial preparation of students.

For the English curriculum - Business and Management – students must demonstrate proficiency in English language at least to level B2.


Entry procedure

The entry procedure is quite simple, but a few fundamental steps must be followed:

  • completion of the CISIA test by registering on the website and selecting one of the test dates offered by the University of Trieste or other member universities. A participation fee of €30 is applied
    • Students interested in Italian degree programs must select the "TOLC-E" test
    • Students interested in English degree programs must select the "ENGLISH TOLC-E"
  • response to the call for applications as explained by one of the two procedures published on the University website (one in Spring, one in Summer). Application is mandatory in order to participate in the entry procedure. The test must be taken no less than 24 hours before the selection deadline, so check carefully the relevant deadline
  • after this phase, students can enroll on the chosen degree program following the guidelines described in each call for application

Prospective students should check the University website regularly for the call for application and any additional information on requirements, deadlines, entry procedures and enrolment guidelines.