Italian language for foreigners tests and courses

B1 as admission pre-requisite

Candidates holding a foreign degree must apply for admission to the Master's degree programme according to the deadlines and procedures posted to the University web portal for international students. The adequacy of the educational background of international candidates will be assessed by a special board based on their curriculum and an interview (which may also take place online for candidates residing abroad): the dates will be posted to the notices section of the degree programme website and of the SLAM - University Language Centre website. For the purposes of assessing Italian language proficiency, international students holding a certificate of B1 level or higher under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), achieved within the last 3 years, must submit it through the online admission procedure. Those who do not have one will be required to take a placement test delivered by SLAM, which will take place on the dates listed

The following students will be waived from the Italian language assessment requirement:

  • Those holding a language certificate at a B1 level or higher, as submitted during the admission procedure;
  • Those meeting B2 level requirements.
Mandatory 3 ECTS

To obtain the degree, students without an Italian degree or diploma are required to attain an Italian language proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed by the end of the degree course in the following ways:

  • by submitting the language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level B2 or higher, recognised by the University. The language certificate must be uploaded through the service InformaStudenti by choosing the category SLAM;
  • by an entry-level test, organised by SLAM, which can be taken at the beginning of every semester.

Students who fail to reach level B2 will have to attend a 60-hour Italian course organised by SLAM and to pass the final test during the I semester of the second year of study in order to earn 3 ECTS credits of Additonal Language Skills: Italian.

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