Additional learning requirements (OFA)



OFA (Additional learning requirements) are assigned for the following subjects:


- Chemistry

- Physics

- Mathematics

- Knowledge of English language (B2 level)

Questions to check the candidate's knowledge of English at a B2 level which will only be given to students who do not have a B2 certification. English native speakers or students who have obtained a certification (one of those listed at by September 30th, 2020 or those that have an upper secondary school leaving qualification in English will not have to answer the questions of assessment of the English B2 level.

Students who do no reach the minimum score of 3.8 for each discipline shall be assigned additional and separate requirements for each discipline, to be met by passing a specific test for the given subject.

Passing the OFA is fundamental to be admitted to the related exams.

In the event that the OFA were not met by 30th September of the first year, the student is enrolled for the following academic year as if he/she were repeating the first year. The student can take the exams of the 2nd year, as planned in the degree programme, only once the OFA attributed have been satisfied, subjected to any and all additional requirements.

OFA tests

Each OFA test is formed by 15 multiple choice questions, with only one correct answer among those listed for each question. OFA is passed with 8 correct answers. Maximum time: 20 minutes. Tests will be held in a computer lab.

Registration lists for tests reserved to students of Animal Care are available on Moodle. Please check the proposed dates and enrol in the first turn available.

OFA dates

Students will receive email with the available dates.

Self study


Tutor support: please contact tutor junior at

There will not be any preparatory course.

Additional information

OFA and related exams