Admission and enrolment
Given the limited number of places available, all applicants meeting the requirements must take ranking examinations that will decide the ranking for admission to the Bachelor in Leisure Management. Admission to the Bachelor in Leisure Management DEASS is subject to a ranking examination conducted in the month of May. Details of the examination procedure and the time available are specified annually. The admission examination is divided into two parts: part one is written and part two consists of an aptitude test conducted in the form of an interview.

Enrolments and ranking examination for academic year 2020/2021

  • Enrolments: enrolments to the Bachelor in Leisure Management for academic year 2020-2021 are open from 18 November 2019 until 15 April 2020.

  • Ranking examination (see below for further information): the ranking examination is composed by a written test (divided into two parts) and an oral one. Both the exams will take place in May.

Admission requirements

The ranking examination is open to applicants holding one of the following qualifications:

  • leaving examination from a commercial secondary school
  • certificate from a cantonal commercial high school, or from an equivalent institute 
  • leaving examination from a vocational secondary school other than those specified above, or high school diploma, provided they have acquired at least one year of work experience congruent with the contents of the study programme.

Applicants admitted on the basis of prior learning
Applications are also accepted from those who are aged more than 25 and who lack the required qualifications, but whom the Course Directors believe possess an education and work experience that are significant and appropriate for the sector. These applicants must take a test on the fundamentals of economics and business administration. Successful completion of this test will qualify them to take the ranking examination.

Ranking examination

In order to understand the examination, applicants must possess a knowledge of Italian (minimum level B2), and intermediate-level English. After having applied, potential students will receive a link to where they can test their linguistic competences. Applicants whose linguistic competences are lower than the specified levels are not excluded in advance from taking the ranking examination.

Part One
Part one consists of two separate written tests examining:  

a.    the ability to adapt to university studies. The test consists of analysing, summarising and discussing the contents of a text on a current topic related to the area of study. This part also provides the opportunity to assess the level of proficiency in Italian for applicants whose mother tongue is not Italian.

b.    the level of English competence. The test involves written comprehension, aural comprehension and a writing task. Applicants who believe that their English level is B2 or above may be exempted from this test. For further information, go to the website of the Competence centre for languages and studies on plurilinguism:

The results achieved in Part One (paragraphs a and b) will determine which applicants are selected to proceed to the oral examination (interview). These applicants will be notified by e-mail.

Part Two
The second part of the ranking examination aims to test personal aptitude, motivation and perception of future educational and professional development activities. It is based on an individual and/or group interview, in Italian and in English.

The scores achieved in the aptitude test will determine the final ranking of applicants admitted to the Bachelor in Leisure Management.