Is proficiency in Italian required?

If the program you’ve been admitted to is conducted in English, there’s no need for proficiency in Italian. For programs taught in Italian, however, fluency in the language is essential (Italian proficiency minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR).

Further specific language requirements for each degree program can be found at apply.unisi.it.

Italian language courses

In general, understanding Italian can help with better integration among fellow students and in daily life. As such, the University of Siena provides free Italian language courses for its international students. Additionally, many of our programs recognize Italian language learning as part of their curriculum.

The activities aim to provide international students with the knowledge required to achieve Italian proficiency levels A1 or A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For more information visit our website.

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