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Programme enrolment: requirements, deadlines and methods

General information on admission requirements
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Verification of requirements

In order to apply for the Second-cycle Degree Program in Veterinary Medicine, candidates must possess adequate general knowledge and logical reasoning, as well as basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics (a requirement that is met by passing the admission test), and a level B1 of English.

The single-cycle degree program in Veterinary Medicine has a restricted number of accepted students nationally and is governed by a ministerial decree.

The number of students who can enroll and the selection procedures are made public every year (generally in July) with the relative call for applications.

Access to the degree program involves passing an admission test prepared by the Ministry.

Test date

The test to access the degree course in Veterinary Medicine will be on Tuesday 1 September 2021 at Bologna Fiere, Pavilion 19, Entrance Costituzione Square. The gates will open at 9:30 am and will close strictly at 12:15 pm.


Read carefully how to access the test in compliance with the anti COVID-19 regulations and ministerial guidelines.

How to access the test

(Notice of call and procedures for accessing the admission test to single-cycle bachelor's and master's degree courses).

To access the test you must:

  • EXHIBIT COVID-19 green certification
    COVID 19 green certifications are obtained with one of the following conditions:
    a) have had the first dose of SARS CoV 2 vaccine for at least 15 days;
    b) have completed the vaccination cycle for at least 15 days;
    c) be cured of COVID19 in the previous six months, with simultaneous termination of the prescribed isolation following infection with SARS CoV 2;
    d) have tested negative for a rapid or molecular swab in the 48 hours preceding the test. The rapid or molecular test must be performed at an accredited / authorized public or private facility. They do not generate green certification and self-tests are not considered valid;
    For non-EU candidates consult the ministry website at the link.
  • SHOW health card or tax code card in order to facilitate identification procedures with an optical bar code reader;
  • EXHIBIT a valid identity document (identity card or passport or driving license) used to register on Studenti Online (if that document has been lost, it is possible to show up with another of the aforementioned documents);
  • DELIVER the ministerial self-declaration accompanied by a photocopy of an identity document to certify:
    a) the absence of symptoms attributable to COVID19;
    b) not to be subjected to quarantine measures;
    c) not to have come into close contact with COVID 19 positive people in the 14 days prior to the test.

    The self-declaration form is available in the "Calls" section at the beginning of this page and on the Universitaly website;

PLEASE NOTE: Self-declaration DOES NOT REPLACE green certification. Both must be shown.

  • EQUIP and WEAR, from the moment of access until exit, FFP2 MASKS that properly cover the airways (mouth and nose).Under no circumstances is the use of non-filtering face masks and community masks allowed.

Within the competition area:

  • IT IS FORBIDDEN to enter the competition area if suffering from one or more symptoms attributable to COVID 19 (temperature above 37.5 ° C and chills; recently occurring breathing difficulties; sudden loss of smell (anosmia) or decreased sense of smell (hyposmia), loss of taste (ageusia) or alteration of taste (dysgeusia); sore throat, cough, cold, chills, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache or, in any case, flu-like);
  • IT IS FORBIDDEN to access the competition area if subjected to the measure of quarantine or fiduciary home isolation and / or the prohibition of removal from one's home / home as a measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 contagion;

  • IT IS FORBIDDEN to introduce and consume food with the exception of a 500 ml bottle of water which candidates must have in advance;
  • The coat check service IS NOT PROVIDED, therefore it will not be possible to bring personal effects into the competition area, including mobile phones;
  • It is NOT PERMITTED for any accompanying person to enter, nor for accompanying persons to stop in front of the competition area.


How to register for the admission test

For taking the admission test at the University of Bologna, double registration is required, on Universitaly and on Studentionline, , and the payment of a contribution of 100 € for participation in the test:

  • Online registration on Universitaly will be active from June 30, 2021 and will close without fail at 15 (GMT + 2) on July 22, 2021
  • Enrollment on Studenti Online will be active from 1pm (Italian time) on July 7, 2021 and will close at 1pm (Italian time) on July 29, 2021.

When registering for the test, the candidate must:

  • provide all the required information including email address. All subsequent communications relating to the test will be sent to the e-mail address indicated at the time of registration;
  • select the location where to go for the test.
    Each candidate, regardless of the location indicated as the first assignment preference, takes the test at the University headquarters available in their province of residence / domicile or, if not available, in the province adjacent to that of residence. See Attachment n. 5 Test sites Veterinary Medicine Cdl.pdf. Candidates from EU and non-EU countries take the admission test at the location indicated as their first preference.
  • indicate, in order of preference, the University for which intend to compete.


Exam contents

The questions for admission test in the 2021/2022 academic year will be:

- 12 on general knowledge;

- 10 on logical reasoning;

- 16 on biology;

- 16 on chemistry;

- 6 on physics and mathematics.

The admission test will start at 1 pm and the time available for completion will be 100 minutes.

Places Available

With DM n.1065 of 17/08/2021, the Ministry announced that the places available for access to the Master's degree course in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna, for candidates from EU and non-EU countries resident in Italy for the AA 2021/2022, are 90.

With DM n.733 of 25/06/2021, the Ministry announced that the places available for access to the Master's degree course in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna, for candidates from non-EU countries residing abroad for the AA 2021/2022, are 10.

Additional information for students with disabilities or with DSA

If you are a student with a disability or with a DSA you can ask for an adaptation of the admission test using the form you find in the "Attachments" box on this page.

The adaptation request and the necessary specialist documentation must be uploaded to Studenti Online by 29 July 2021

See information on Ministerial decree no. 730 of 25/06/2021 and on the website of the Student Service with disabilities and with DSA.

Additional information for non-EU students residing abroad

The Veterinary Medicine Course is in Italian.

If you have a foreign qualification, check the specific requirements before proceeding.

If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad, please read the relevant additional information.

Non-EU students residing abroad must to take an Italian language test for admission to the entrance test to the study course in Veterinary Medicine.

To register for the Italian language test you will need to log in to StudentiOnline and follow all the instructions.

Consult the dedicated page for the dates of the tests.

The last useful date to take the Italian test for access to the Veterinary Medicine test is Friday 27/08/2021 at 14:30 (the deadline for registration is Wednesday 18/08/2021 at 12: 00).

Requests for exemption from this test must be uploaded to StudentiOnline by 23 August 2021.

For more information on exemptions, contact:

Tuition Fee Amounts

 Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2021 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education. First year students with an ISEE of up to €23,000 benefit from full exemption. Above this limit, tuition fees are calculated progressively.

The ISEE value must be submitted, even if you have not enrolled in the Degree Programme, by 2 November 2021, at 18:00 (or by 15 November 2021, at 18:00, paying a €100 penalty) accessing ER-GO Online Services, alternatively you will have to pay the full amount.

Read all information about tuition fees and exemptions.



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

  1. fill in the application for matriculation with the required information and attach a passport photo in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of your tuition fees;
  3. follow the instructions to complete the procedure which you will find on Studenti Online according to your profile.

List of deadlines

Online registration on Universitaly from 2021-06-30 00:00 to 2021-07-22 15:00
Online registration on StudentiOnline from 2021-07-07 13:00 to 2021-07-29 13:00
Registration completed following the payment of the contribution within 2021-07-29 13:00
Request for adaptations from 2021-07-05 00:00 to 2021-07-29 13:00
Request for exemption from Italian language knowledge test 2021-08-23 00:00
Test of knowledge of the Italian language for non-EU students residing abroad 2021-08-27 14:30
Test for admission 2021-09-01 11:30
Publication of scores 2021-09-15 11:00
Opening of registration forms at CESIA, Viale Filoppanti, 3 2021-09-17 09:00
Publication of documents, scores and registry forms 2021-09-24 16:30
Publication of the national merit ranking and start of registrations 2021-09-28 17:00
Publication of new scrolling of the ranking 2021-10-06 17:00