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Admission to Social Sciences

The call for Social Sciences is now open!

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Deadline July 26th 2023, 12 pm

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The Call for Social Sciences includes the disciplinary areas of Economic Sciences, Political Sciences and Legal Sciences and is divided into three phases: pre-selection, two written tests and an oral exam.

Please remember that all tests, both written and oral will be held in Italian (art.5.6 of the call).


The pre-selection consists in passing the TOLC or TOLC@Casa test provided by the Cisia Consortium. For admission to the competition, candidates must prove that they have passed the TOLC or TOLC@Casa test in any of the CISIA affiliated offices, by the deadline set by the call (12 pm, July 26th 2023) with the minimum score required by the call. The TOLC can be taken at any university, even if different from the one where you want to enroll. The call requires specific TOLCs. For Social Sciences two different TOLC are indicated. It will be possible to submit one of the two tests taken, according to your choice. TOLC taken from February 2022 are accepted. The candidate will choose the result to submit. In the application it will be possible to insert, following a possible repetition of the TOLC, the highest score achieved, until the end of the call.

Once you pass the TOLC with the score indicated by the call, you must register for the competition at this link by 12pm on July 26th, 2023. The list of candidates admitted to the written tests will be published on this page by August,3rd 2023.

Attention: the last TOLC score entered in the application will be valid even if it is pejorative. The type and the minimum scores required to pass the TOLC are as follows

Social Sciences TOLC E 19/36 Candidates ranked in the first 170, following standardisation of the two test results using the Z-score method, so as to obtain a single ranking list, are eligible for the written tests
TOLC SU 34/50

Written tests

Two tests intended to assess analytical and research skills:

  1. An essay on any problem linked to modern contemporary society;
  2. A paper on a topic chosen by the candidate according to the following options: history; philosophy; mathematics test.

Oral test

A discussion on two of the subject, chosen by the candidate,areas of the second written test and an interview intended to assess a candidate’s motivation/disposition for the School’s programmes, their aptitude for their chosen subject area and for campus life.


Previous years tests and guide lines to study for the competition

Tests Social Sciences 

Syllabus to prepare to the tests