Enrolment in the Bachelor's Degree programme in Architecture
The deadlines that you find on this page have been updated according to a ministerial note prot. n. 20693 of June 18, 2019 concerning the Ministerial Decree no. 470/2019 which amends the deadlines indicated in annexes 1 and 2 to the decree of the Ministry of Education, University and Research of 28 March 2019, prot. n. 277 concerning "Modalità e contenuti delle prove di ammissione ai corsi di laurea e laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in lingua italiana ad accesso programmato a livello nazionale a.a. 2019/2020"
Academic Year 2019 - 2020
The admission test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura/Architecture is nationally based: it is valid for all Architecture degree programmes in Italy and it takes place in one single day, Thursday 5th September 2019 at 11 a.m., as illustrated in Ministerial Decree n. 277 of 28th March 2019, which defined the contents and procedures for the admission test. 
Registration for the admission test
Admissions testTime frame for online registration on UniversitalyTime frame for online registration on Apply@polito
5th September 2019
From wednesday 03th July 2019 until Thursday 25th July 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2) 
From wednesday 03th July 2019 until Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 23:59 p.m. (GMT+2) 

For the admissions test candidates have to solve 60 multiple-choice questions in 100 minutes with 5 possible answers, only one of which is correct. Candidates must identify one answer only, and discard wrong or less likely conclusions. The questions are about: general knowledge and abstract reasoning (logic); history; design and representation; mathematics and physics.
The test is organized as follows:
  • 12 general knowledge questions
  • 10 abstract reasoning (logic) questions
  • 16 history questions
  • 10 design and representation questions
  • 12 mathematics and physics questions

The admissions test evaluation (maximum 90 points) is based on the following criteria:
  • 1,5 points for each correct answer
  • A penalty of 0,4 points (-0,4) for each incorrect answer
  • 0 points for each unanswered question 
In this page you can find the registration rules for the admissions test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture - A.Y. 2019/20. Check the Call for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture A.Y. 2019/20 to learn about all the details for participation in the test and registration. Please note that the English translation of this document is provided as a support to the student community and has no legal effects. The Italian version shall constitute the sole authentic text and will be referred to for any legal matters; it is published at this page.
Please note: EU and non-EU candidates (referred to in art. 26 of Law no. 189/2002), who obtain minimum score of twenty (20) points and fall within the total programmed number of students, are eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura/Architecture. Candidates who are not eligible will not be included in the ranking list. In compliance with the EU guidelines on access of foreign students to university education and in line with the cultural foreign policy referred to in art. 46 of DPR no. 394/1999, the minimum admission threshold (score > 20 points, referred to in paragraph 3) is not applicable to non-EU candidates who reside abroad. Non-EU candidates who reside abroad are eligible for admission if they get a score greater than zero (0) in the admission test. Non-EU candidates who reside abroad will not be included in the ranking list if they do not answer any question.

The application to take the test must be done only online, by:
STEP 1. apply  for the admission test logging into the portal UNIVERSITALY portal from wednesday 03th July 2019 until Thursday 25th July 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT+2). At the end of the registration on the UNIVERSITALY website, you will be given a code.
STEP 2. Complete the registration by filling out the Apply@polito online application (TIL ARCHITECTURE section), enter the UNIVERSITALY code and pay the admission test fee of 50 EURO within Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 23:59 p.m. (GMT+2).
This fee will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. The test registration fee can be paid using various payment methods, including:
  • Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only – American Express is not accepted), generating  an immediate payment;
  • Pre-printed notice of payment, such as the MAV, generating a deferred payment;
  • “PagoPA, an electronic payment system which allows users of online banking services to choose a bank or a payment institution (defined as “Payment Service Provider” – PSP) among those recognized at national level.

Please note that if you do not follow and complete the above mentioned steps, you will not be able to take the admissions test and enrol in the Bachelor's degree programme in Architettura-Architecture. 

How to register for the testIn order to register for the test you need to fill out the Apply@polito online application and enter all the required data.In particular, we would like to inform you that you will have to select the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture from the section called “Select your course”,and you will have to specify the language of the test (Italian or English). 

Warning: Candidates who intend to enrol in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture taught in English are required to take the test in English.
After you click on "Save and submit" you will see a new section called "Test-Architecture" and then you can pay the admissions test registration fee. For more information about payment please check the following web site: http://orienta.polito.it/en/enrollment 

Entry RequirementsIn order to be admitted to the programme, students are expected to have sufficient general knowledge, with special focus on history, social sciences and institutions, together with the ability to work with different written texts (in the domains of art, literature, history, sociology philosophy, etc.), and the aptitude to abstract reasoning, both in mathematics and languages. 
The detailed programs, published on the web page http://orienta.polito.it/en/entry_requirements