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Admission to the bachelor's degree programmes in Engineering

Admission requirements: admission to the Bachelor’s Degree course requires a high school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad. The enrolment of students in possession of suitable qualifications from abroad is regulated by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research's ‘Regulations for Admission of Foreign Students to University Programmes‘. Regulations for students in possession of qualifications obtained abroad can be found in the International Students area of the website (link in the column on the right).

Admission test: a compulsory indicative test TOLC_I (online CISIA Test for Engineering) is required. The test is organised by the University of Brescia in cooperation with the CISIA Consortium (Inter-university Consortium for Integrated Access Systems) . The indicative test aims to assess the adequacy of the students’ preparation in core subjects and consistent with the necessary requirements for successful attendance on the course chosen. The test will be held in two stages: the early aptitude test from March to July 2018; the September aptitude test.  Student who have yet to complete their final year of high school may sit both test stages. Students in the penultimate year of high school can only sit the early TOLC from March to July 2018.

The educational pathway is organised into a 3 years programme involving 180 credits

Attendance: optional



Call for applications admission test September 2018

Call for applications  admission test 6 and 8 September 2017


How to register for the admission test TOLC-I

1. Candidates should first register on the University of Brescia student portal (for applicants unknown to the system).

2. The admission application form for the test TOLC-I must be submitted online on the CISIA Consortium website "TOLC-I (TEST ON-LINE CISIA) ". Students must register for the anticipated test TOLC-I at least 5 days before the test date. For the registration procedure and examination procedure, students must follow carefully the instructions contained in the document "Registration and running of the race". TOLC-I registration costs 30 euros payable via MAV slip or by credit card directly to CISIA at least 5 working days prior to the test.

Where and how does the TOLC-I test take place?

You can sit the TOLC-I test in all universities belonging to the CISIA. At the University of Brescia the test will be held in two stages:

  • September 2018 aptitude test (only for students in possession of a high school diploma who have not sat an early TOLC-I test or have failed the early test).

The TOLC-I test is undertaken on a personal computer via the CISIA IT platform, in computer rooms of the Engineering Teaching Department in Via Branze, 38 or 43, Brescia (the classroom will be indicated on the CISIA registration receipt). 

The TOLC-I consists of 50 multiple-choice questions (five responses of which one is correct) and the time available is 2 hours and 5 minutes. Questions are divided into the following sections: Mathematics (20 questions - allocated time 50 minutes); Logic (10 questions - allocated time 20 minutes); Science (10 questions - allocated time 20 minutes); Verbal Comprehension (10 questions - allocated time 20 minutes). 30 additional questions (allocated time 15 minutes) will assess English language proficiency. One point is awarded for each correct answer, -0.25 points for every incorrect answer, 0 points for answers left blank. For the incorrect answers in the English language proficiency section no penalty is awarded.

At the University of Brescia the points awarded for English language answers will not be considered to determine the final score and to draw up the merit ranking list.

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At the end of the test, the student is able to see immediately on the screen a summary of the test results, the score for each section and the total score expressed in absolute terms. The display of results on the screen confirms that the data and the answers given by each student have been saved successfully.  If the student achieves a score of at least 18 out of 50 (excluding English language questions), he/she can enrol, according to the instructions published in the Call for applications, on any bachelor's degree in Engineering. 

2018 EARLY APTITUDE TEST RESULTS - Applicants who fail to achieve in a TOLC-I early test a score of at least 18 out of 50 will be able to re-sit the TOLC-I (no more than once a month). 

SEPTEMBER 2018 APTITUDE TEST RESULTS  - Students who fail to achieve the minimum of 18 out of 50 (excluding English language questions) in the September TOLC-I test, and who are placed in the final 300 in the rankings will be assigned Compulsory Extra Education (OFA) to be carried out according to the methods indicated in the call for applications. All those who sit the TOLC-I aptitude test TOLC-I in September 2018, regardless of the assignment or not of Compulsory Extra Education, can enrol on any one of the bachelor's degree courses in Engineering.

2017 EARLY APTITUDE TEST RESULTS - Students in the penultimate year of high school in 2016/2017 who obtained a score of at least 15 out of 40 (excluding English language questions) in the early aptitude test (period March-July 2017) and will be awarded their high school diploma in the summer of 2018 are allowed to enrol on the academic year 2018/2019.  


The results of the TOLC-I sat in the 2018 sessions is valid at the University of Brescia for the purpose of enrolling on study programmes for the A.Y. 2018/19 (students in their fifth high school year who will be awarded their high school diploma in the summer of 2018) and 2019/20 (students in the fourth high school year who will be awarded their high school diploma in the summer of 2019). Online enrolment (with or without Compulsory Extra Education) on the University of Brescia website is available in September 2018.

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Information is available in the related page Academic offer (link in the column on the right)