Please Note: This page is only intended for foreign students who wish to take the entry test for Original.

Otherwise, please refer to this page in Italian.

You will be able to take the test by email until October 2022. We will explain to you how, in four simple steps.

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Fill out the application form.

Once you have completed it, we will send you the test by email.

Do you have to study anything before taking the test?

No, you don’t need to study anything; the tests are designed to bring out your creativity and not to test you on your encyclopedic knowledge. It’s like what Einstein said, “never memorize anything that you can comfortably find in a book” (OK, now the teachers all turn their noses up; but this is a school unlike any other).

In short, if you’re the type that loves reading books, newspapers and comics, watching films and TV series and are generally curious about the world, then you will be absolutely fine.


Take the test.

You have seven days to finish and send back your answers, so take your time and don’t rush.

Doing well in the test is important for two reasons: most obviously, if it goes badly then you will not be admitted to the Holden. The second will explained to you at the fourth step.

During your test week, we’ll arrange also a video call so we can get to know each other better.

THIRD MOVE (unforgettable)

Think of something else and wait.

You’ll receive your results a week after you’ve submitted the test and you will find out if you have been admitted to Original.

If you haven’t, then sorry, you can always try again next year.

If you have, go celebrate and then go on to the next step.


Seven days after you get your results you’ll have to officially register for Scuola Holden.

At this juncture all you need to do is send us all of the relevant documentation and pay the deposit within the following seven days.

Speaking of money: two scholarships are reserved for foreign students. They are assigned by merit, based on the results of the admission test – for this reason, as we said, it’s important to do the best that you can.

If you want to know more about costs and scholarships, read here.

That’s all there is to it. Good luck!

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Any doubts?