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There are degree programmes admission to which is planned at national level. Applicants to such courses are requested to sit for compulsory admission exams; the exam agenda is announced in due time yearly. Here is the list of the degree programmes concerned:
H.Ed. institutions (both universities and Afam institutions) have the faculty to autonomously plan the max. number of available places for each of their degree programmes, and to decide specific entrance requirements. Therefore, they may require compulsory exams for admission to some of their courses. For instance:
Exam dates are communicated in due time by individual institutions in the public notice (bando di concorso) to be drawn up for each of such degree programmes. Public notices are put up at the notice-boards of the relevant Faculties. Also single institution websites may be a source of useful information.
Participation in admission exams is allowed on the basis of pre-enrollment applications as well as of different modalities autonomously decided by Italian institutions.
Within 15 days from the exams, on the basis of their outcomes individual institutions have to publish two distinct grading lists: one shall list the names of all the candidates who passed the exams, the other the names of the winners of the available places within the reserved quotas.
Applicants who pass the admission exams but do not qualify for a place within the quotas reserved in the chosen degree programmes are defined "idonei" and are given a second opportunity, whenever possible.
To such an end, each Italian university has to publicize details of still available places so that all idonei may:
As concerns the applications described under letter b., candidates must address them to the Rector of the university of their second choice as well as to the Rector of the university where they passed the admission exams.