A high school diploma or other recognised foreign qualification is required for access to the degree course. Logical reasoning skills, knowledge and elementary mathematics skills and the fundamentals of experimental science are required. It is also necessary to be able to communicate effectively, in written and oral form, in Italian.
These abilities will be tested by means of a non-selective Admission test, which is a valuable tool for the self-assessment of one's initial preparation. Students who either do not participate in the test or who fail it are assigned Additional Training Obligations (OFAs), which can be fulfilled within the first year of the course by passing special tests with dates distributed throughout the academic year. Alternatively, students will be required to take and pass either the Mathematical Analysis 1 or the Geometry exam before they can take any exam in the 2nd year.