The degree programme in Chemistry and Sustainable Technology is of limited admission and expect candidates to carry out a test  that, as well as ensuring the possession of an adequate initial preparation, gives access to a list of admissions: registration is conditioned by the places available.

All the specific information on methods and enrolment, selection and matriculation are in the call for application.

For NON-EU students residing outside Europe, the admission test will consist on participating in an interview with our Professors via Skype in order to verify the entry requirements and also the motivational and cultural skills acquired. 


As a consequence of the ongoing need to monitor and contain the spread of the coronavirus, this year Ca’ Foscari will be administering its TOLC-I entry test – which is offered through a testing provider called CISIA – online. You can read all about it in the section dedicated to taking the TOLC-I test.

For the Academic year 2020/21 the admissions procedure occurs as follows:

  • taking the TOLC-I exam and online pre-registration to Ca’ Foscari selection;
  • ranking in the list of admission;
  • matriculation online and payment of the first installment of university fees.

If you are a candidate with a disability or with DSA, you can make use of individualized procedures for taking the test.

All the specific information on the available assistance is in the admission announcement and on the services for disabled and DSA students webpage.

The request is present during the TOLC-I registration.

Taking the TOLC-I test

The process of taking the TOLC-I test is as follows:

  • signing up for the test on the CISIA [ITA] website;
  • payment of the university fees to the test equal to 30,00 Euros following the process indicated on the CISIA website when signing up for the TOLC-I.

Dates and locations

You can take the TOLC-I through any of the Italian universities making use of this testing platform. You can find a list of these institutions and the dates in which they are offering the test in the calendar of testing dates [ITA].

Ca' Foscari is offering the TOLC-I via the TOLC@CASA – or TOLC@HOME – service. For the third of the three testing periods, the dates are as follows:

  • August 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 31st

Before you register to take the TOLC@CASA, be sure to check that you can satisfy the technical requirements [ITA] for taking the test remotely and read the test regulations.

Apart from the technical requirements, you must also upload the following documents to your personal area on the CISIA website [ITA] by 10:00AM on the day before the date of your test (please note: if you are taking the test on a Monday, you must upload your documents by 10:00AM on the preceding Friday):

  • An official identity document (“Gestione prenotazioni” section);
  • Your photo (“Visualizza/modifica dati personali” section).

For additional information about registering to take the TOLC-I, please contact the Help Desk via telephone or email.

Please note: You do not have to take the TOLC-I through Ca’ Foscari! You can register to take the test via any of the universities offering it and your results will be used in the evaluation of your candidancy for your chosen programme(s) at Ca’ Foscari.

In order to take part in the first selection round, you need to have taken the TOLC-I any time between January 2019 and midnight on 9th September 2020.

Pre-registering to the Ca’ Foscari selection process

Pre-registering to the Ca’ Foscari selection process allows you to obtain your place achieved from taking the TOLC-I test. If you have taken the test more than once, your best result will be considered.

With your Username and Password assigned to you at the end of the registration process you must access the Personal Area following this path: Secretary to Student Services - ESSE3 > Admissions test. 

Once you have concluded the pre-registration process you will receive a confirmation email to the email address stated in the registration process.


Registration will be open from March 10th to September 10th 2020.

For more information on the obtained results for the TOLC-I visit the section dedicated to admission and enrolment: If you scored successfully you may obtain your place without additional delay.

Verification and fulfillment of OFA (Additional Learning Requirements)

To access the degree programme, a basic understanding of mathematics, abstraction, methodological accuracy and an understanding of English at level B1, at least, is required.

The TOLC-I test acts as validation for basic understanding of mathematics, abstraction, and methodological accuracy: if you obtain at least 17/41 (with 0.1 to the scientific section and excluding the English section) the educational requirements (OFA) will be considered as fulfilled.

Regarding knowledge of English language, students whom have achieved one of the certificates verified by the university are excluded from the obligation to verify their understanding of English. The list of linguistic certificates, cases of exemption for verification and the process of verification are described in the specific web page.

Unsuccessful fulfilment of OFA

Students that do not fulfil their OFA in B1 English language and mathematics logic between the exam session in September to enrolment at the following year cannot take exams until the attributed OFAs have been fulfilled.

Students that have enrolled in a subsequent year to their first, such as in cases of transfer, internal paths or matriculation with credit recognition, should have fulfilled the OFA by the time they are enrolled: they cannot take exams until they have fulfilled them.



How is the test structured?

The composition of the test and required understanding is reported on the CISIA website on the dedicated page [IT].

I’m having problems with TOLC-I enrollment: who should I contact?

Check whether your question is answered in the Frequently Asked Questions [IT] page on the CISIA website: if you need more support you can contact the Help Desk [IT].

I saw that there is also the test paper: can I take that one?

No: Only the TOLC-I online test is accepted for the Chemistry and Sustainable Technology degree programme.

I have seen that I can take the TOLC-I test more than once: how often is it possible to take this test?

The TOLC-I can only be taken once a month (solar month) irrespective of which institute you take the test in.

If I take the TOLC-I test more than once, which result will be considered?

Your best result will be considered.

I have already taken the TOLC-I test: can this be used for the Ca’ Foscari selection process?

Yes, but only if you have taken the test since January 2019

Where can I take the TOLC-I test?

You can take the TOLC-I test at one of the pertinent institutes.

Is the payment for contribution to enrolment expected?

Yes: enrolment for the test to undertake the TOLC-I requires the payment of a contribution equal to 30.00 Euros.

Ca’ Foscari selection process

Is the enrollment contribution provided?

No: enrollment for the Ca’ Foscari selection process does not provide the payment of any contribution.

Do I have to attach the fulfillment of taking the TOLC-I?

No, the data is directly acquired by Ca’ Foscari.

Obtaining your place

The candidates who will take the TOLC-I and are regularly registered in the selection procedure will be assigned available places.

The candidate’s position in the ranking list depends on their results in the TOLC-I as follows:

Score OFA Result
at least 17/41 fulfilled priority placing
less than 17/41 not fulfilled second placing

Attention! Calculating the score will be carried out weighting 0.1 point for the science section and without taking into consideration the English section.

Candidates with fulfilled OFA will receive the notification of the place within ten working days after registration to the selection procedure at Ca’ Foscari. In that case you will have to accept your place following the modalities and deadlines once you will receive the confirmation email.

Candidates with unfulfilled OFA will obtain a place only after the candidates with a fulfilled OFA have enrolled and if there are remaining places. In that case, if you want to improve your score, you can take the test again within the deadlines.

Accepting your place and matriculation

Accepting your place coincides with registration and involves two steps:

  • Completion of the enrolment application form online: with the Username and Password assigned to you when you completed the registration procedure, you must access the Personal Area of the university website and select, within the ‘Secretary’ menu, ‘Immatricolazione ai corsi ad accesso programmato’ (Enrolment onto a limited admissions programme). Once you have selected the “modifica” button, you will have to update the data on your highschool diploma (if you have applied as a graduand) and to upload the required documents.
  • Payment of the first installment of the tuition fees and university taxes: The payment must be carried out using the PagoPA system, clicking on the payment button when finishing the registration procedure. 

If you do not pay before the deadline indicated above, you will lose the right to enrol: for questions on any aspect of the process, please contact the registration office before the deadline.

The first installment of university fees will not be refunded once the registration has been paid for and completed.


Candidates with fulfilled OFA who successfully placed in the ranking list will have to complete their enrollment application and to pay the first installment of tuition fees between July 1st and September 15th 2020.

Candidates with non fulfilled OFA who successfully placed in the ranking list from September 23rd 2020 will have to complete their enrollment application and to pay the first installment of tuition fees before September 30th 2020.

If you do not pay before the deadline indicated above, you will lose the right to enrol: for questions on any aspect of the process, please contact the registration office before the deadline.

Attention! If you are interested in applying to the International College, you must pay attention to the specific deadlines indicated in the call for applications.

Processing registration form

Accepting the place and payment of the first installment does not mean that the student is automatically enrolled. Enrollment will be developed by the Matriculation Sector and communicated via email.

For students who have obtained a degree outside Italy, enrollment will be possible only after the pre-evaluation procedure. For more information please contact the Welcome Unit.

Particular Cases

Remember that it is possible to enrol in a degree programme requesting again for:

Last update: 15/09/2020