Two different categories between “old” and “new”, and now there are “new degrees” that have begun since 1999 and the “old degrees” that existed before 1999.

New Degrees:

  • Bachelor Level Degree, 3 years
  • Master Level Degree, from 1 year to 2
  • Doctorate Research. Duration 3-4 years

In Italy, there are schools where candidates are required to pass a Pan-Italian Exam and Schools without necessary examinations.


Exam schools are:

  •  Medicine, as well as all paramedical schools (Physiotherapy, Nursing, Speech Therapy etc.)
  •  Dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  •  Pharmaceuticals. In most cities, the University projects students with an intra-university test in 5 courses, 80 multiple choice questions, and in others they have a simple registration for a specific number of students.
  •  Architecture
  •  Pedagogy
  •  Psychology
  • In the School of Medicine, candidates are examined within 2 hours with the system of multiple questions in a series of courses (eg, Medicine: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Culture)


In these tests there is also negative score. Also, they advice those who want to study in Italy to choose a small city because usually competition is less and teachers are more lenient.


Schools without exams:

Candidates must know that they may have to take a knowledge test, but their performance in this may not affect their admission.

  •  Pharmaceuticals (currently not in the Pan-italian examination system, although most cities subject the candidate to an Interuniversity Test since 8/2012 and some other cities accept enrollments without a test and with priority order)
  •  Polytechnic (except Architecture)
  •  Law
  •  Philology
  •  Languages
  •  Fine Arts (in some cities, they take an Interuniversity Test)
  • Physics
  •  Chemistry
  •  Mathematics
  •  Biology
  •  Economics