Study at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Programme organization

Academic year

The academic year starts on 1 October and ends on 30 September.

Calendar of activities

Teaching activities are divided into two semesters.

First semester
26 September 2019 – 21 January 2020
(all students, with the exceptions outlined below)
30 September 2019 – 21 January 2020
(first-year students of Bachelor's degree programmes in Food Science and Technology and in Foodservice Science and Technology)
3 October 2019 – 21 January 2020
(first-year students of the Master's degree programme in Human Nutrition and Food Science)                                                                             
4 November 2019 – 21 January 2020
(third-year students of the Bachelor's degree programme in Viticulture and Enology)

Suspension period for exam sessions and interim assessments: 11-15 November 2019 (except third-year students of the Bachelor's degree programme in Viticulture and Enology).

Suspension period for Bachelor's degree sessions: 21 October 2019; 10 December 2019.

Second semester:
20 February 2020 – 12 June 2020 (all students)

Suspension period for exam sessions and interim assessments: 27-30 April 2020.
Please note: given the ongoing health emergency, and in order to facilitate students, exam sessions may be held outside the suspension period. Therefore, the suspension of teaching activities scheduled for 27-30 April 2020 is cancelled.

Suspension of teaching activities for Bachelor's degree sessions: 6 April 2020.

Exam sessions

Exam sessions are held at the end of the classes scheduled for each semester.

Recupero OFA di Matematica

Le matricole che al test di ingresso non raggiungono la sufficienza nei quesiti di matematica e devono colmare gli Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA) possono frequentare il Laboratorio di matematica di base che inizia in autunno.

Le attività di laboratorio permettono poi l’accesso al Test di recupero degli OFA.

I dettagli sulla struttura del Laboratorio e il calendario degli incontri saranno disponibili sui siti dei corsi di laurea.

Traineeships and internships

Students can complete traineeships or their thesis in companies, businesses or associations with which the University  has entered into agreement, at a selected association/organization/company or within the University.

Students who wish to complete their traineeship/thesis:

  • in external companies and organizations should contact the University Study and Career Guidance Service (COSP)

  • within the University may contact  their Tutor or the President of the relevant Degree Programme Coordination Committee.

For information on stages and internships

Study awards

The University of Milan offers study awards for students and graduates, using its own or external funding.

International agreements

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences promotes initiatives aimed at establishing and developing relationships with international organizations and institutions.


Information and contacts for students interested in a period of study at other European universities.

Complaints and suggestions

Student reports are considered as very important feedback with a view to continuously improving academic services: they are used as input for regular analyses transmitted to study programme boards, the Quality Assurance Board, and the General Manager.

The office which collects and handles student reports involves the competent academic office in the examination of the report. If you file a report, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with the corresponding ID number after submitting the form online, and a second message within 5 working days, specifying when the investigation will be closed and whether any further checks are required.

A dedicated reporting service is available.