Admission requirements

Access is open, but a B1 level in English is required for admission to the first year, and B2 for the second year. 

Graduates in class L-25 (Agricultural Sciences and Technologies), as well as in the corresponding class pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99, can access the programme if they have earned at least 30 credits in the following academic fields: BIO/01 - General botany BIO/02 - Systematic botany BIO/03 - Environmental and applied botany BIO/04 - Plant physiology BIO/05 Zoology BIO/13 Applied biology CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry CHIM/06 - Organic chemistry FIS/01 to FIS/07 MAT/01 to MAT/09 INF/01 Computer science ING-INF/05 - Data processing systems SECS-S/01 Statistics.

Graduates from classes other than class L-25, who have earned at least 60 credits in the following academic fields, can also access the programme:
AGR/01 - Rural economy and evaluation, AGR/02 - Agronomy and herbaceous cultivation, AGR/03 - General arboriculture and tree cultivation, AGR/04 - Horticulture and floriculture, AGR/05 - Forestry and silviculture, AGR/07 - Agricultural genetics, AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics, AGR/09 - Agricultural mechanics, AGR/10 - Rural construction and environmental land management, AGR/11 - General and applied entomology, AGR/12 - Plant pathology, AGR/13 - Agricultural chemistry, AGR/14 - Pedology, AGR/15 - Food science and technology, AGR/16 - Agricultural microbiology, BIO/07 - Ecology, BIO/18 - Genetics, BIO/19 - General microbiology, CHIM/01 - Analytical chemistry, CHIM/12 - Environmental chemistry and chemistry for cultural heritage, GEO/02 - Stratigraphic and sedimentological geology, GEO/04 - Physical geography and geomorphology, GEO/06 - Mineralogy, GEO/07 - Petrology and petrography, ICAR/06 - Topography and cartography, ICAR/15 - Landscape architecture, IUS/03 - Agricultural law, IUS/14 - European Union law, SECS-P/08 - Corporate finance. 

Foreign language

Candidates should have a knowledge of English at or above B1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). English language proficiency is assessed by the SLAM - University Language Centre during the admission procedure based on:

  •  a language certificate obtained no more than 3 years earlier, at B1 or higher level (for the list of language certifications recognized by the University, see the website: The certification must be uploaded when submitting the online application; 
  •  the English level achieved during a Bachelor's degree programme of the University of Milan through the SLAM (and/or a computer-based test). Certificates must be less than four years old, and will be checked by our offices without the candidate having to submit any attachments; 
  •  the admission test delivered by the SLAM, which will take place on 8 September 2020 at 9 am. All those who do not submit a valid certificate or do not prove to meet the required proficiency will be invited to take the test through the admission procedure.

In case of failure to pass the test, the candidate is not admitted to the Master's degree programme and cannot access further tests. 

Skills assessment

An examining commission will evaluate the curricular requirements and initial knowledge of candidates through specific interviews, which will be held on the following dates:

  • graduates: 18 September 2020 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2;
  • students graduating by 31 December 2020: 11 January 2021 at 2.30 pm, Aula Maggiore, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Via Celoria 2.

Graduates from the University of Milan in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Improvement and protection of  mountain environments, Agricultural technology for the environment, Management of Cultivated Plants and Landscaping are exempted from the admission interview.

Call and deadlines


Application for admission: from 10/03/2020 to 28/08/2020

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2020 to 15/01/2021

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.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits