Citizens of the European Community, or of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein and San Marino can apply exactly as the italian citizens. The same applies for citizens of extra-EU countries who already reside in Italy. Differently, citizens of extra-EU countries who do not reside in Italy have first to apply to the Italian Embassy or Consulate of their country. In this case it is advised to inquire as early as possible, in order to be informed about the deadlines and the required documents.
Moreover, in order to be admitted, each student must possess a bachelor degree of at least three years and have acquired:
- 19 credits in mathematics, physics or informatics and, among them, at least 8 credits in mathematics and 8 credits in physics.
- 48 credits in chemistry and, among them, at least 4 credits in analytical chemistry, 8 credits in physical chemistry, 8 credits in inorganic chemistry and 8 credits in organic chemistry. Moreover, at least 4 credits of the chemistry courses must be related to laboratory work.
Finally, students should undergo an interview to check their personal knowledge in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. Only students who have obtained a bachelor degree in Italy in the class L-27, gaining a final grade of 95 or more, are exempt from this interview.
It is important to remind that most courses are given in italian. Therefore a good knowledge of the Italian language is necessary. Students who have obtained the B.S. abroad, must undergo a compulsory test to check their actual knowledge of the Italian language. Although the knowledge of the Italian language is not mandatory, if the test is failed, students will have the opportunity to attend a course of Italian language.