Requirements and access conditions

Access to the degree course in Food Science and Technology (Class L-26) is subject to possession of an upper secondary school diploma or other equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
For the a.y. 2022/2023, admission to the degree course is subject to a local quota system for a maximum of 133 students, of which 5 places are reserved for non-EU students.
Admission will take place on the basis of an algorithm devised by the University, which combines the priority acquired on the basis of the chronological order of completion of online enrolment procedures with a merit rating based on the high school finl grade.
The programmed number is made necessary by the intense laboratory activity, which has been in place since the first year of the course and is aimed at guaranteeing access to the greatest number of students, while at the same time ensuring quality teaching, offering each student laboratory space, equipment and materials, as well as technical assistance and teaching appropriate to the objectives of the course of study.


GRADUATION IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Class L-26 - Food Science) course code 3000

Course with locally programmed access in chronological order of enrolment with merit valorisation of the final high school grade. 
Number of places: 133 of which 5 non-EU nationals including 3 Chinese Marco Polo Project.
Place reservation:
from 07/07/2022 15.00 hrs to 14/07/2022 12.00 hrs
Publication of the ranking list: 20/07/2022 at 12.00
Enrolment: from 20/07 at 3.00 p.m. to 26/07/2022 at 12.00 p.m.
First scroll: from 29/07 at 12.00 p.m. to 02/08/2022 at 2.00 p.m.
Second scroll: from 05/08 at 12.00 p.m. to 09/08/2022 at 2.00 p.m.00
Third scroll: from 12/08 at 12.00 noon to 23/08/2022 at 2.00 p.m.
Further scroll will follow on 25/08 - 29/08 with enrolments from Monday 12.00 noon to Tuesday 2.00 p.m. and from Thursday 12.00 noon to Friday 2.00 p.m.

Expression of interest: from 01/09 at 9.00 a.m. to 06/09/2022 at 2.00 p.m.
Resumption of the rankings from 12/09/2022 with two weekly rankings on Mondays and Thursdays visible on
From 01 August to 23 September 2022 a second place reservation procedure will be activated on the basis of chronological order only without merit evaluation, which can be used if there are no more useful positions to be filled from the 20/07/2022 ranking.


How to participate in the call and enrollment

For all information on how to participate in the call and enrollment, students are invited to consult the page of the University website dedicated to enrollment Enrollment | University of Parma ( and in particular the section dedicated to courses with chronological access in order of enrollment with enhancement of merit through the high school grade (Access in chronological order of enrollment with enhancement of merit through the high school grade | University of Parma (

The Manifesto of Studies 2022-2023 Manifesto of Studies 2022/2023 | University of Parma ( pag. 36.

Assessment of preparation

At the beginning of the first year, the Course Council verifies the knowledge of the enrolled students. Following this verification, any gaps in training will be identified and the resulting remedial activities will be identified through support and tutoring.
For this purpose, students have to take an assessment test at the beginning of class. The test is designed to ascertain the level of knowledge in basic science subjects such as mathematics, biology and general chemistry. Possession of such knowledge is in fact considered a minimum condition for taking the examinations.
The test will be administered online and students will have a maximum of 60 min to answer the questions. Students will have to pass a threshold level of correct answers, below which Additional Formative Obligations (OFAs) will be assigned. An OFA is considered to have been fulfilled when the student has repeated and passed the assessment test. If the OFA is not fulfilled, the student may not sit any examinations

Enrolment in subsequent years

The student is automatically enrolled in the 2022/2023 academic year of the course when he or she pays the first instalment of contributions.
Enrolments can be made from 5 sept to 16 nov 2022.
For all information see the Manifesto degi Studi


Enrolment in single course units

It is possible to enroll in single teaching courses and for a maximum number of 30 ECTS without prejudice to the possibility of increasing the aforementioned number of ECTS due to justified training needs on the part of the Degree Program Board. The deadline for the purchase of single courses is 30 September 2022 for courses delivered in the first semester and 24 February 2023 for courses delivered in the second semester. For students enrolling in courses that involve laboratory activities, it is a fundamental requirement to be in possession of the certificate relating to the completion of the Safety Course issued by the University of Parma.