Italian language for foreigners tests and courses

In order to be admitted to attend their third year, international students without an Italian degree or diploma enrolled in the International Medical School (IMS) single-cycle master's degree course must prove their Italian language proficiency at the B2 level or higher within the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). This level must be assessed by the end of the second year in one of the following ways:

  • by submitting a language certificate achieved for 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 ‘language test’ category;
  • by an entry-level test run by SLAM at the beginning of the first semester and which can be taken only once.  Students who fail to reach level B2 will have to attend one or more than one Italian language course organised by SLAM and to pass the end-of-course test in order to be granted access to their third year.
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