Studying in Italy

University preparation courses in Italy
(TOLC Test)

Is your dream to study in Italy? Do you want to attend an excellent university in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Do you want to have a degree with which you can also work in Europe?

Your journey begins here!

…. But first you have to pass an admission test . .

The advantages of studying in Italy

Although the Italian university system is complex, the level of teaching is very high and the Italian degree can be recognized at the European level.
As you probably already know, attending university in Italy is very inexpensive: tuition fees range from about 700 to 3,500 euros per year, and scholarships are available if you have a low-to-moderate family income. Housing is also generally inexpensive compared to many countries where it is possible to attend university.
One should not overlook the possibility of living in a beautiful country, where one can enjoy time off from study in an outstanding natural and artistic environment.

Why study Italian

We know that you already speak English well and you feel that taking an entrance test in English is easier. However, you will face two main obstacles:

  • The curriculum in English is also as complex as that in Italian;
  • The number of competitors is very high because Italians are also competing.
  • When you finally graduate and want to specialize in medicine,for example, you will have to show that you have a C1 level of proficiency in Italian. Therefore, if you are not a native Italian speaker, you will not have much chance of entering graduate school.

In any case, as of 2023, the schedule for medical school entrance tests has changed: the TOLC – MED in Italian has two exam sessions in February and April. The IMAT Test is normally in October. It would then theoretically be possible to take the test in both Italian and English

The university route

For many years ILM has offered college test preparation courses, which in recent years have been held at all universities for most degree programs with limited access to the TOLC exam. Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Health Professions, Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering: if you want to major in one of these faculties, ILM will help you from the first step.

STEP 1: Thoroughly inform yourself about the Italian university system, bureaucratic aspects, and university entrance procedures;

STEP 2: Apply for a student visa for the ILM course;

STEP 3: Attend the intensive Italian language course.

STEP 4: Attend the science subject preparation course and TOLC exercises;

STEP 5: Take the exam and register for the ranking;

STEP 6: Apply for the registration visa;

STEP 7: Enroll in your chosen university and begin your studies.

Course content.

Our college admission test preparation course consists of Italian language classes and admission test preparation with classes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Logical Reasoning, Technical Drawing and Art History. The subjects depend on the Faculty desired by the students, and the examination must be taken in the proportions defined by the Ministry of University and Research
Slides prepared by our lecturers along with official admission tests from previous years are used during the lectures. The preparation course follows the guidelines of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, a program that Italian students study in high school.

Our teachers

All of our teachers have degrees in science subjects as required by the Ministry of University and Scientific Research to become teachers in Italy.

Because we

Our course prepares foreign students on the same subjects studied by Italian students, allowing them a good chance of success in taking the same exam for university entrance. It is therefore necessary for foreign students to reach a high level of Italian language proficiency, toward which ILM will expertly guide them.

Thanks to our experience and method, as well as the individual commitment of each student, 95 percent of our students successfully pass the university entrance exam.Your

Exam preparation course
TOLC 2024

Course for Faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry
(Entrance test scheduled for April 2024)

Course P/1

August 28, 2023 - April 12, 2024
  • 320 Italian lessons
    entry level required: A0**
  • Exam Topics Lectures (hours)
    260 Scientific examination topics
    20 hours of TOLC practice
    15 Private Lessons

Course P/2

November 27, 2023 - April 12, 2024
  • 80 hours Italian lessons
    entry level required: B1**
  • Lectures on the topic of the exam (hours)
    260 Scientific examination topics
    20 hours of TOLC practice
    15 Private Lessons
  • Duration in weeks: 18

Courses for Faculties of Engineering, Architecture, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Radiology, Radiotherapy and Biology

(Planned entrance test July - September 2024)

Course P/3

February 5 - July 19, 2024
  • 320 hours of italy language class
    required input level: A0
  • Lectures on the topic of the exam (hours)
    160 Scientific examination topics
    20 hours of TOLC practice
    15 Private Lessons
  • Duration in weeks: 24

Course P/4

April 1-July 19, 2024
  • 150 hours of Italian language classes
    entry level required: B1**
  • Lectures on the topic of the exam (hours)
    260 Scientific examination topics
    20 hours of TOLC practice
    15 Private Lessons
  • Duration in weeks: 16

Course for Open Access Faculty
(Test expected between July and September)

Course P/5

February 05 - July 19, 2024
  • 480 hours of Italian lessons and text analysis
    entry level required: A0**

OC Course*

  • 20 hours individual Italian lessons
    entry level required: any


Schedule: The start date may change according to the TOLC testing calendar. Testing hours will be scheduled when universities make the TOLC testing calendar public.

Participants per group/class: Minimum 5 students, maximum 15

Course materials: It is included in the course price and consists of.

  1. The slides were edited by our experienced teachers based on the TOLC test syllabus.
  2. TOLC manual with exercises
  3. Teaching materials tailored to students' needs

Registration and payment:
If a student visa is not required, a deposit of 30 percent of the course fee and 30 percent of the accommodation fee for the period booked at the time of enrollment is due.
If a student visa is required, 100% course fee and housing cost for the first 4 weeks.
Registration and conditions of participation

**Students must demonstrate their entry level by providing certification (CILS, CELI, PLIDA, CertIT) or through a Skype interview with us. Students must take an Italian language course at the same time or before the specific subject course, depending on their starting level.