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Entering Sant'Anna, Accessing the Future. Applications for the Call for I Level Courses and II Level Courses are now open. The deadlines for submitting applications and the calendar of tests

Publication date: 30.04.2024
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A university campus, public and free of charge, where to live, study, grow and learn. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna announces the opening of registration for the call for I Level Courses and II Level  Courses: 78 places in total, divided into 60 places for students in the first year of Level I and Single-Cycle Ordinary Courses and 18 places for students in the first year of Level II Ordinary Courses, for a training experience that has few equals in Italy and Europe. Those who pass the national competition will have the opportunity to train for free at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, an institution that ranks first nationally out of 18 universities surveyed and nineteenth in the world (out of 963 universities), according to the THE - Young University Rankings 2023. The deadline to apply for the competition is 12 noon on 29 July 2024 for I Level Courses, and 12 noon on 18 June 2024 for II Level Courses.

When you can enter the School

As of this year, the possibilities for admission to Sant'Anna are broader: in the first year of the Ordinary Level I and Single-Cycle courses in the year of graduation, or in the first year of the Ordinary Level II courses at the end of a three-year degree course.

Call for I Level Courses: who can participate and the tests

A total of 60 places are available for the competition for admission to the first year of ordinary Level I or single-cycle courses, distributed as follows: 29 places for the Academic Class of Social Sciences (which includes three competition areas: Economic and Managerial Sciences, Political Sciences, Legal Sciences); 31 places for the Academic Class of Experimental and Applied Sciences (which envisages within it three competition areas: Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Industrial and Information Engineering, Medicine).
The competition takes place in three stages: the first coincides with the pre-selections, which take place via the TOLC test (with the exception of Medicine, for which it is possible to register and enter the competition directly), provided by the Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso (CISIA) also in online mode (TOLC@CASA). On the basis of the results obtained in the test, candidates will be admitted to the written tests, i.e. the second stage, scheduled to be held in Pisa on 28 and 29 August for Engineering, on 29 and 30 August for Agricultural Sciences and for Medicine, and on 2 and 3 September for Social Sciences (for the three competition areas of Social Sciences, the written and oral tests are the same).
Those who pass the written tests will be admitted to the oral tests, the third stage, scheduled to be held in Pisa in September.

Call for II Level Courses: who can participate 

For the academic year 2024-2025, the Scuola Sant'Anna has entirely revised the procedures for admission to the Ordinary Level II courses, increasing the number of places available and the range of courses on offer with 6 competition areas and as many as 25 Master's degree courses. The 18 places on offer are distributed as follows: 10 places for the Academic Class of Social Sciences (4 places for the competition areas of Economics and Management Sciences; 2 places for Data Science; 4 places for Political Science); 8 places for the Academic Class of Experimental and Applied Sciences (4 places for Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology; 4 places for Industrial and Information Engineering). Places are reserved for the Master's degree courses activated by the School in agreement with the University of Pisa (Master's Degree in Economics LM-56, in Bionic Engineering LM-21 and in Molecular Biotechnology LM-8) and the University of Trento (Master's Degree in Innovation Management LM-77).

Admission is reserved to graduates and undergraduates, i.e. those who hold a qualification giving access to Master's Degree Courses obtained at an Italian or foreign university, or who plan to obtain one by 31 December 2024 and who have completed the degree course in no more than 4 years with a weighted average in university examinations of at least 27/30 or an equivalent assessment in the case of a qualification obtained abroad. The competition consists of an assessment of qualifications and an examination involving an interview to be held in Pisa or remotely, in July.

What it means to become a student at the Scuola Sant'Anna

Students on the Ordinary Courses undertake a parallel and complementary course of study to the Degree/Master's Degree Courses of the University of Pisa and other affiliated universities such as the University of Florence and the University of Trento in one of the subject areas offered by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Economics, Law, Political Science, Engineering, Medicine, Agricultural Science and Biotechnology). At the School, students reside on the campus where they benefit from free board and lodging, attend supplementary courses, seminars and language courses, participate in research activities carried out in the laboratories while complying with strict didactic obligations, and have the opportunity to carry out study and research experiences abroad and complete their training with internships in Italian and foreign companies and public bodies.
Living at Sant'Anna also means having access to numerous leisure services. In fact, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has two gyms, a music room with musical instruments and numerous recreational rooms to offer a complete collegiate experience based on interchange and interdisciplinarity.

Statements by the Rector and the two Deans

"The admission competition for the 2024/2025 academic year comes with a totally new look," says Sabina Nuti, Rector of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. "Not only have we increased the number of places available, but we have also extended admission to Ordinary Level II courses for Italian and foreign undergraduates or graduates who want to pursue their university career in a stimulating environment where education, research, internationalisation and the 'third mission' come together to provide the skills and knowledge required by tomorrow's world of work".

"Scuola Sant'Anna is a place where one can acquire an education not only related to one's chosen degree course, but also distinctly interdisciplinary. Training of this kind is increasingly important, useful for tackling all kinds of global challenges and necessary in national and international institutional contexts" says Anna Loretoni, Dean of the Social Sciences academic class.

"Our laboratories and research centres, which are among the best in the world in various fields of applied sciences, are a natural driver of the cutting-edge teaching we offer our students" comments Christian Cipriani, Dean of the Academic Class of Experimental and Applied Sciences.

Visit the website for more information

All information on the admission competition to the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, for ordinary Level I and Single-Cycle and Level II courses, is available at the following link: