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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

Stats&Maths is a degree track entirely taught in English. Please find the "Bando di ammissione" (in Italian), with detailed information on how to be selected, in the attachment box, and an abstract in English below.

What is Stats&Maths?

STATS&MATHS stands for Corso di Laurea in Statistics and Mathematics; it is an international curriculum (track) of the undergraduate degree course in Scienze Statistiche (Statistical Sciences). It is entirely taught in English and open to Italian and international applicants. It lasts three years and leads to the title of Bachelor's degree (1st-cycle degree, Laurea triennale).

How many places are available?

STATS&MATHS is a restricted-access programme and you need to be selected before enrolling. There are 30 place for EU and EU-assimilated citizens and 10 for non-EU citizens. Check what group you belong to here.

There are 4 certain intakes + 1 that will only be activated in case there are still some places available. See the  "Calendar and deadlines" for each intake in the attachment box. 

The availables places for each intake are:

> For the 1st intake: 20
> For the 2nd intake: 10
> For the 3rd intake: 5 + available places from the first and second intakes

> For the 4th intake: 5 + available places from the third intake
> For the 5th intake: eventual available places from the fourth intake

The 2nd intake (from 17/02 to 06/05/2020) is reserved to NON-European candidates resident abroad, while the other intakes are meant for European or European-assimilated candidates.  

The fifth intake (from 15/10 to 29/10/2020 at 1 pm) will only be activated in case there are still some places available. The communication about the possible activation of this final intake will be published on October 15th.

Am I eligible to apply?

Have you got a non-Italian secondary school certificate? If so, it must comply with these requirements

How does the selection work?

Logical and mathematical skills, together with English language at least at B1 level (CEFRL) are required, and will be assessed through one of the following:

Non-European candidates resident abroad

ONE of the following

European and European-assimilated candidates

ONE of the following

  • SAT - General test score
  • Dossier (= high school transcripts
    + English language certificate - at least B1*)

  • SAT - General test score
  • TOLC-E scores + English language certificate - at least B1
  • TOLC-I scores + English language certificate- at leastB1

*See below if you currently do not have an English certificate. More details about the different application methods in the "Application" section below. 

All reported scores from these different tests/admission modes will be converted and/or normalized, and finally expressed in points out of 1600. We will not consider SAT and TOLC test taken earlier that 1st February 2018.


To apply, go to register (if you are not already registered), choose "Entrance exams or requirements check" and then follow the instructions to apply for the Stas&Maths selection. You will need to select one of the application methods listed in the table above, based on your "status" (NON-European or European/European assimilated candidates). You will be asked to pay a selection fee of €20,00. Applications will be open in the periods indicated in the "Calendar and deadlines" file in the attachment box.

- SAT (for both NON-European and European/European assimilated candidates) 

SAT - standing for "Scholastic Assessment Test" - is a test in English, and is managed by CollegeBoard. For information about it, please refer to College Board website to apply and download practice material. If you decide to take part in the selection through SAT, it is essential that you comply with both of the following points:

  • When you register on, you must provide the same email address ("private email") that you used at the moment of your SAT registration on the College Board website.
  • You must ask College Board to forward your SAT scores to the University of Bologna, using code 6993, as soon as you can. We will not consider score that will arrive after the following dates: 
    > For the 1st intake: 16 april 2020 at 1 pm UTC+1
    > For the 2nd intake: 06 May 2020 at 1 pm UTC+1
    > For the 3rd intake: 11 June 2020 at 1 pm UTC+1
    > For the 4th intake: 31 August 2020 at 1 pm UTC+1
    > For the 5th intake: 29 October 2020 at 1 pm UTC+1

- TOLC-E or TOLC-I (for European/European assimilated candidates only)

TOLC-E and TOLC-I are two different tests managed by CISIA: check their website for dates, fares and application modes. Please note that TOLC tests are only available in ITALIAN only. Also the TOLC include some questions in English which, however, will NOT be considered for the purpose of language assessment.

- Dossier evaluation (for NON-European candidates only)

(Only for non-EU citizens or resident abroad) - applicants have to upload:

  • School certificate with transcripts of grades in mathematics from the last AND second-to-last year of school, for students who already graduated from high school (i.e. from G11 and G12). Students who are still completing their last year of high school must instead submit grades from their second-to-last and third-to-last year (i.e. G10 and G11). Only grades in mathematics will be taken into account. The admission board will accept only transcripts translated into English or Italian. If possible, student should provide a grading scale reporting passing and top grades in their school system (or, if passing and top grades differ according to each subject, they should provide passing and top grades for Maths).
  • Language certificate (only those listed  - see related attachment - will be accepted).

How are my language skills assessed?

The degree course requires a minimum of B1 in English (from the CEFR scale). Candidates who participate in the selection with SAT - General Test will not have to provide any language certificate. For all the other candidates (TOLC or Dossier), the language requirement is met if they upload a language certificate (one among those listed in the attachment) in their Studenti Online application. We will not consider certificates obtained earlier that 1st February 2018. Candidates participating with TOLC or Dossier without a language certificate, if selected, will be assigned a special language learning requirement that they will have to meet at a later stage in order to be able to sit exams.

Due to Covid-19 emergency, which may have made it not always possible to take the tests for the linguistic certifications listed in the call for application, the Commission, in relation to the third, the fourth and to the possible fifth selection, reserves the right to evaluate also:

• documented training activities or training courses in English;

• documented experiences in English-speaking countries;

• other certifications, provided they are level B1.

- Can I apply without an English certicate?

For those applicants that do not currently possess a valid English language certificate, there are other options:

> to have an IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate), or an USA, Canadian or Australian High School Diploma, or a British Diploma held in English;

> to be a native English speaker.

In case the candidate does not apply with the SAT - General test, and he/she doesn't have a valid English certification, then the student is attributed an initial linguistic deficiency.

The methods to overcome this linguistic deficiency will be communicated later, through an appropriate notice on the course website.

Moreover, it must be specified the B2 English level is required to enroll in the third year, so this will contribute to the eligibility requirement.


If you have placed in a good position in the final ranking related to the intake you selected, you will be able to enrol on, by selecting "Registration" and following the instructions. The enrolment must be completed in the periods indicated in the "Calendar and deadlines" file in the attachment box, including the payment of the first endowment. See the paragraph below named "Matriculation" for further information. 

Additional Learning Requirements (OFA)

Enrolment for the Stats&Maths Degree Programmes requires certain basic knowledge in Mathematics; see how this knowledge is assessed here

Need more info?

Please read carefully the information provided. If you need more support, please email


After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on Studenti online:

  1. complete the application for matriculation with the required data and attach an ID photograph in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of tuition fees.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the procedure and receive your badge

Remember that to complete matriculation

a) if you are a non-EU citizen with EU equivalent status, you need to send a copy of the valid residence permit giving you EU equivalent status to the responsible Student Administration Office;

b) if you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send to the responsible Student Administration Office a copy of your valid residence permit or, if your residence permit has not yet been issued, a copy of your study entry visa and subsequently a copy of the receipt confirming submission of your application, with which your matriculation will be accepted subject to verification;

c) if you have a degree obtained abroad, see the detailed information. You will need to send the degree documentation to the responsible Student Administration Office.

If you have a disability with an assessed level of invalidity of at least 66%, or you hold disability certification in accordance with Italian law 104/92, you can request exemption by sending the certificate proving the condition to the email address of the responsible Student Administration Office

If you want to request recognition of previous studiescheck how.